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By nandugoski ยท 14 replies
Mar 17, 2004
  1. I have a Dell 2400 Dim Desktop.. For some reason I reinstalled Windows XP and it was working fine except the Monitor was setup for resolution 480 x 600 pixles, I was trying the change and Monitor resolution setup then I restarted my machine.

    now when i switch ON the machine it shows me only BIOS screen and then it goes blank. In the background mode it does everything like I turned ON the speckers I can hear the XP is getting loaded, I can hear the audio music but i can't see anything on the screen... It is just blank...

    Is there any solution to get back screen....

    Please Please help me asap... if anybody knows...

  2. FeTaLDaMagE

    FeTaLDaMagE TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Reboot in safe mode then change your resolution back to default. Get your windows updated....Think its a intel graghics card on 2400, by default it most probably a driver issue.
  3. nandugoski

    nandugoski TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried rebooting the machine with safe mode. When I do this it shows me list of all file and gets hang....

    I even tried to reinstall the Windows XP it does the same after bios setup it displays blank...
  4. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Can you test the monitor on another machine bfore you investigate further?
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +419

    How is it possible that you tried booting to safe mode if the screen goes blank after POST or as you called it "bios setup". But in any case if you can get it to safe mode or at least to where you can select to start it in safe mode, chose VGA mode instead, then reinstall your video card drivers.
  6. nandugoski

    nandugoski TS Rookie Topic Starter

    unfortunately I have only one CPU at home. but I will try to see at my firends place but that will be overweeknd ... if anybody has any clues please let me know I am badly stuck with...
  7. nandugoski

    nandugoski TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I tried on safe Mode, VGA Mode, Going to DOS Prompt etc... its getting hang..
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +419

  9. nandugoski

    nandugoski TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I reinstalled the OS and now its working ok, but the resolution is 640 by 480 pixels, I want to upgrade the display properties, I went to dell download and downloaded E773c drivers then it tells me to go Control Panel - Display - Settings - Advanced - Monitor and clink on Properties...

    but my properties is Disabled i can't click on properties
    how do I make enabled .....!!!

    My Monitor types shows me as Default Monitor....

    please let me know how do I enable the properties TAB...
  10. lowman

    lowman TS Rookie Posts: 380

    XP Home or Professional? Is the account you are looging on with the only account present on the machine?
  11. nandugoski

    nandugoski TS Rookie Topic Starter

    XP Home and is the only one account present on the machine..
  12. SublimeTechnix

    SublimeTechnix TS Rookie

    Same but fixed...

    I had the exact same problem.
    i have a dimension 2400 dell, & E773c monitor..

    i just uninstalled the driver from windows, rebooted and windows recognized the plug and play device

    after that just connect to the internet and let windows locate the right file (its a *.dll) for the monitor.

    The dell site sucks a** cause they dont even have the right recognizable driver for the 2400 series

    try it out dude

    - Watch your language on these forums
  13. tiatiatia

    tiatiatia TS Rookie


    HOW do i uninstall the driver and how do i download a thing that supports directx 9.0c
  14. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Welcome to Techspot!
    you would get a lot more help if you fill in the specs for your machine in your profile.
    Also try to be more specific and give some detail.
    What driver do you want to uninstall?
    What operating system are you using?
    What thing do you want to support with Direct X9?
  15. fishingidiot

    fishingidiot TS Rookie

    This may be it!

    This happened to me awhile ago. I accidently pressed the key combo to switch my default monitor. Does your graphics card have a S-Video slot? If so, you need to hook up something to that, switch it to AV, and switch your "regular" monitor back to the one on your desk.
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