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PLEASE HELP!! video card is disable, i need to re-enable it but i cannot see!

By betaomega1990
Jul 16, 2007
  1. ok i got this game and it wouldnt work it said it couldnt load opengl subsystem. well i put couldnt load opengl subsystem into google and see if i could find a remedy. and one said to go to properties>settings>advanced>adapter and then disable it. i did then i rebooted and it was a really tiny screen and i tryed to renable it but i could find how but i looked at the adapter thing again and it was something different, but it said alot of the stuff was unavailable and i disabled that and i tryed to exit settings and i accidently rebooted the computer with like, not graphics i guess.. so now im screwed.. i tryed pressing f8 at the boot thing and enable VGA mode but it didnt work so if you can help, PLEASE do! i really need my laptop for my JC
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    If you don't have a Bios ESCD reset then a CMOS (bios) reset via whatever your manual advises is next (sometimes a key press, others a jumper or battery removal).
     
  3. betaomega1990

    betaomega1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ? :p no reset that i can find, and i took out battery at boot but no help. thanks for the try though
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    With the PC off, you take out the battery to reset the CMOS to default settings (which should undo what you did) for a few minutes. After replacing the battery, restart the PC. Is this what you did?
     
  5. betaomega1990

    betaomega1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have done that,along with trying to hook up a desktop monitor to it. pressing the fn and CRT/LCD key and with the monitor. last good settings. safe mode gets stuck at STID.sys or something of the sort. blindly useing the keyboard to try and enable it. but all to no help. my brother is a computer tech or soemthing of the sort but he wants me to let him see it. it will be tomorrow at least before i can get to him to see it. it takes 30 min to get over there and i dont even know when hes home and half the time he never answers his phone calls. so yea this is the only way that can help me without having to go way over to his house
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    I forgot that this is a laptop. I'm not that knowledgeable about laptops. However, just to clarify, the CMOS battery is not the same as the laptop rechargeable battery. You removed the CMOS battery to reset, correct?
     
  7. betaomega1990

    betaomega1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no. is the CMOS battery the battery thats internal the keeps the clock and stuff up-to-date? if so how can i take it out
     
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,979   +362

    Yes, that is the CMOS battery. Taking it out will reset the BIOS.

    The location of the CMOS battery and how to remove it will vary with different brands and models of laptops. If you state your brand and model, perhaps someone can guide you OR maybe you can find that specific information by googling.
     
  9. betaomega1990

    betaomega1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    its a dell latitude c800 model and il google it
     
  10. betaomega1990

    betaomega1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i cant find it
     
  11. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    You are WEAK in the Search grasshopper!

    Go here: http://support.dell.com/

    Enter Manuals, Select Model, Notebooks, Latitude, C800.

    Practice young Padiwan.

    :)
     
  12. betaomega1990

    betaomega1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks alot CCT i talked to a live dell chat represenative and he talked me through my problem, it seems i have to reinstall windows
     
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