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display problem in windows 8.1 forgot shortcut and display is now prurple and white

Q: display problem in windows 8.1 forgot shortcut and display is now prurple and white

I am new on here so not sure which forum will best help me. I used a keyboard shortcut to change the display on my sony vaio laptop. Found it on a web forum. It was used to make viewing video downloads better quality.
it was something like cntrl upper case and f12 and then you pressed the same keys to revert back to original display. I have now forgotten the combination and my display is stuck in a lower resolution and has a purple and white display on my desktop.
cntrl alt and f12 just brings ups the intel graphics box. can anyone help? I have been told I will need to do a refresh if I cant find the answer and I want to avoid this.

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A: display problem in windows 8.1 forgot shortcut and display is now prurple and white

Can change display setting using "Display" on control panel.

Go To: Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display

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Hello. This laptop is almost a year old (still under warranty). It was in HP service center and their conclusion is that everything is OK with laptop because they could not reproduce error with their HDD and their OS (that is what they actually said). Problem is with display. From time to time (not always) thin white line is shown on top of blue or gradiant blue or similar color (I'm attaching links to photos because they are too large to upload - if you look closely at photos, you will notice it on blue color): Photo 1Photo 2 Now, I picked up laptop from service last week and my warranty is valid for 2 more weeks or something like that. Any suggestions what to do? It seems that HP Service Center (MR Servis d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia, Europe) doesn't care or they are not capable to properly test laptop. I paid for laptop almost 1.000,00? and month or two after warranty goes out I will have broken laptop? Thanx in advance,Stanislav Vlasic

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hi, i was using my laptop and i went in room and my screen turned off because it idle . then i came back and pressed space bar i had a white rectangular box on right side of the screen it is from 4 to 5 cm from right corner so i rebooted the laptop the white patch was gone but the area it was on was left bright and still is i will attach photos of the problem my notebook is hp evy x360 intel i7 12gb ram full hd ips touch display 2gb nvidia (edit heres the video of it when it happend https://youtu.be/QoaBS57a_6Q )

A:HP Partial White Display Problem

Hello @AbdullahTaha3?, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I read your post about the display issue, and wanted to assist you! You can try reinstalling the Graphics Drivers.  If you are still having trouble, then you may consider contacting HP Phone Support for additional options.  Please use the following http://www.hp.com/contacthp and create a case for your issue and contact HP. If you live outside the US/Canada, please click the link below to get the contact information for your region.http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as  "Accept as Solution" , this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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It was a normal day with me playing Counter Strike Global Offensive . Suddenly my monitor went in all colors .Like alot of pixels and my game got laggy .Then when i exit the game . My GPU *video card* crushed . Now all i see in my desktop is white lines everywhere . What can i do ? I tried to clean my video card and reinstall it but nothing happens .
Also if i go to advance settings from screen resolution , i can't see the adapter name or anything from there. It's blank

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Hi i purchased a new computer and i migrated all my XP sp3 icons over to the new machine. This includes but not limited to favorites, desktop, as well as a third party email client that allows me to store favicons. In total there must be a few hundred shortcut icons.

Problem: The problem is the icons are not displaying, the only way i can get them to display is by revisiting each site and creating a new shortcut and deleting the old link and placing the new link it its place. This is happening both on desktop and in all files on the directory, no old shortcut icons are showing, they all just default to the standard ie icon.

I cant possibly do this with hundreds of icons, i would loose my mind lol.

First can you explain the issue and why this is happening, is there a difference between the two formats?

Second, is there a better and faster way to fix this without having to revisit each url and create a new shortcut. Thanks.

A:XP shortcut icons will not display in Windows 7 after migration

I'm not really sure why one would want to do this but have you tried to do this in XP mode of your Windows 7 Pro?

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Hi everyone, my PC is running Windows 8.1

But when I right-click on an item, and point to Send to, it doesnt have Desktop (Shortcut) features

I followed some instruction on the internet (shell:sendto and create Desktop (create shortcut).desklink but it's still missing (

Please help me

I've followed all the instruction and suggestion on the Internet, do every way. But now I realize that my W8.1's version is a Lite version (using WinReducer8.1). Someone who create this version had removed Windows Mail (Send To Desktop Shortcut) so every solution on the Internet is impossible to solve. Finally I have to reinstall an offcial windows and STD is back

A:Windows 8.1 doesnt display Send to Desktop as Shortcut

Hello nbhao, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below should be able to help restore Send to -> Desktop (create shortcut) for you.

Send To Context Menu - Remove or Restore Default Items - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Under win8.1 64 bits all update.

In some windows (white background) like Microsoft device manager, iTunes, Ccleaner...display is bad.
The display is better on my Satellite A200 win8pro (7 years) and my P10 win7pro (11 years)!

But, there no problem with some softwares like Firefox,Thunderbird...

I try *all* video parameters, others AMD/Intel HD graphic drivers but it change nothing !
It seems to have a problem with video drivers.

Have you informations about that ?


A:Satellite S50-B-12R - bad display quality with white windows background

Please don't understand me wrong but what do you mean with ?display is bad??

Is maybe white background not white enough?
Have you tested with when LCD is set to maximum brightness level?

At the moment I use three Toshiba machines: P500 at home, Tecra A11 in my office and NB520 if I?m travelling around. There is no difference at all so I don't understand what do you mean exactly.

My wife use non-Toshiba laptop and the situation is the same. No difference at all.

Please be nice and try to explain what do you mean exactly.

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Hi all. Irritating & timewasting beyond belief - even for Microsoft - is a hidden shortcut in either Outlook 2007, Office 2007 or perhaps in Windows 7. Centred apparently on the "T" key, a combination of keystrokes reduces the display size of text I type. At enormous waste of time, each occurrence can be remedied, via the View tab in Outlook 2007, then the "zoom" facility. But how do I a) locate the set up instructions for this shortcut, and b) alter or reload them?

I'm a reasonably sensitive typist: this glitch is wasting sooo much of my time. Am in the dire straights of using new Windows 7, with new Office 2007 apps, on a new laptop, a Dell Inspiron 1545.

Advice on shortcut set-up in Outlook 2007, and or in Windows 7 will be much appreciated. Thanks

A:Outook 2007 or Windows 7 keyboard shortcut, reducing size of display text.

Is it a laptop you are using.....if so are you sure its not the zoom function on the touch pad

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I have Dell Inspiron 5547 laptop (Touch Screen, 15 inches, 16 GB RAM and i7 4th Gen processor, Out of Warranty). Some days back, suddenly the display went dim and anything is hardly visible. After some initial investigation, the display chip (may be VGA or LED display chip) on the motherboard appears to be burnt out (may be due to voltage surge). Even the numbers printed on the chip is not readable because of which it is difficult for the local repairing shops to repair this problem.
I think Dell India Service Center doesn't deal with chip level repair and hence replacing motherboard is the only way they can fix this. This will be very costly (considering that the laptop is not under warranty so will have to pay for warranty extension, motherboard replacement and repair service) and time consuming.
Hence, to avoid all this I have come here to seek some assistance.
If there are anyone using the same laptop (Inspiron 5000 series 5547 Touch Screen Display with i7 4th Gen Processor and 16 GB RAM) then could you please take a clear picture of your laptop's motherboard or if you recognize the display chip then only that should be sufficient. In this case, I can read the chip related number from the image and try to repair it.
What are the charges for buying a warranty for the laptop, motherboard of my laptop and repairing charge? 

Request your response and help.

Rohit Kumar

A:Display Issue - Dim Display for Dell Inspiron 5000 (Model 5547) - Touch Screen Display with i7 4th Gen Processor and 16 GB RAM

You'll have to call Dell about the possibility of a warranty extension;  in the US, it's sometimes possible but will likely run over $300 -- or about what a board replacement would cost.
If you're getting video, the GPU is OK -- and it's more likely the power circuit to the backlight that's bad.  It'll likely cost as much to repair as to replace the board -- though you'll still be putting $300-400 into an out of warranty system, so replacing the system may be a better idea (if you do this, consider buying a 3-year warranty with the next system).

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Question that I could not find an answer for on Google before I buy. I currently have a Dell 6420 using Win 7 SP1 with a 1366 X 768 display that I have the text set at 125% so I can read it. What display is going to look better on an X1 Carbon if I use that setting, the 2560 x 1440 WQHD IPS LED Display or the 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS LED Display using Win 7 Pro?

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Windows 7 EnterpriseSystem does not see or react to external display when connectedNothing displays when connectedExternal display says nothing connectedTried multiple dongles - same results
Other system that include a VGA connector work just fine to same external display.

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Hello folks,

I seem to be having multiple problems all at the same time (all of which may or may not be related) but let me start from the beginning.

This all started when I tried to connect my Inspiron 1720 laptop to our television. For some reason my laptop froze, the image on both my computer and TV had white lines across it, and so I turned off my system since it was locked up.

I restarted and began having display problems - first windows were not opening in the desktop area. They would open in the system tray, but were "unreachable" by the mouse. I played with display settings and got the screen to fit...but now seem to have 2 primary problems:


Whenever I play games, view pictures, or Windows Media Player, I see strange "plaid boxes." However, the desktop is fine and everything else appears to work fine. I contacted NVIDIA and I have installed different driver versions, as well as the OEM (Dell's) driver's - all did not work - I still saw the distorted images when playing games, viewing pictures, and videos.

I have also completed System Restore's to points prior to when I was having the problem - unfortunately that did not work.

Here are screenshots of what I am seeing:





This problem may stem from the original TV incident. When I click on Displa... Read more

A:Vista Display Problem (display driver and/or multiple-monitor related)

The first set of pictures that you put up look like classics examples of bad video RAM. In a desktop PC I would tell you to swap out the video card with a differnt one to verify that is the issue since in a few cases bad drivers can cause the issue but it's highly unlikely. Professional service by a local non big box computer shop is your best bet at this point.

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I've got an hp Pavillion dv2500 with windows vista on it. The primary display is cracked and nothing can be seen on the screen. If I boot it and press fn f4 to switch to an external display, it will not switch until I reach the login screen. I changed the password to something easy for my little sisters to remember, but now I can't remember it. All the ways I've seen for resetting a vista password require you to create a bootable usb or cd and then tell BIOS to boot from the disk. I am unable to do this because I cannot see what's on the screen until I get to the login screen. If there is some way to switch to external display while in a boot menu or BIOS, then I could probably fix it, but I haven't been able to figure out any keystroke combination to do that so far. So my question is...anyone know of how to switch to an external display while the system is booting? or anyone know how to reset a password without adjusting stuff in BIOS?

A:Forgot password AND display is broken....

This idea may help
To make sure your laptop goes to the external monitor, most laptops will have a function-fx key combo to toggle through the 3 presentation video modes (laptop only, external only, laptop and external). Most laptops I have seen use a Fn-F4 or something similar. It is the key with the monitor inside of a monitor icon.

Ck your manual or get it on line if above does not work

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I recently installed Nero 10 and upon completing the installation any desktop shortcut received a white square covering up most of the Icon(I provided an attachment labeled "Desktop" depicting the problem). This problem persists with newly added shortcuts as well. The shortcuts still work like this, but it is unacceptable. I have uninstalled Nero since.
I have tried the following:
Refreshing the desktop
Deleting and creating new short cuts
Going into properties and choosing the correct icon for said shortcuts
Rebuilding the Icon Cache
So far all have failed to fix the problem and any help or ideas would be appreciated.

Thank in Advance,

A:Incorrect Shortcut Display

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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I use my computer as a sometime HTPC. I have display 1 as my monitor in the computer room and I have display 2 as my 42" LCD in the other room. I ran a 30 ft hdmi cable in there, as well as a connection to the spdif.

Now, to switch from monitor to tv I have to:

Click on the speaker icon.
Select spdif
Select 'set as default.
Right click on the desktop
Resolution (or display settings or whatever)
select display 2
click OK
Run into the next room and click OK in 15 seconds or however long it gives me.

I was wondering, outside of using Ultramon, is there any quicker way to do the above. A shortcut or the possibility of building a macro or something?



A:Display Switching Shortcut?

Soooo, I'm going to guess nobody knows any shortcuts?

Suuure would make my life easier!

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How to repair white screen? I lift my laptop by the joint of display and it goes white.

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I go this XPS13 in US and brought it here to Dubai. There was this issue ON and OFF, where the display would become 1 inch tall and screen width or three inches / 1 inch etc. Random. After pressing the power button some 15 times, switching the device on and off and on...if I am lucky the device comes up.
Is there a solution for this. I faced the issue last week; and 30 minutes ago. Now it is fine. Not sure when this will fail. I would like to know if there is a solution for this. Been two years. Issue on and off. Can older version of Windows help? I have no trust in updates from DELL. Been updating my device all the time. So is there a solution related to Windows?

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I'm looking for a quick way to turn my Windows 7 Lenovo x200s display off but keep all of the current programs running, in order to save battery power. I thought that Function F7 might do it based on the symbol on the key, but I think that might be for switching between multiple displays.

Does anyone know of a command I could run, and maybe create a shortcut with a shortcut key for, and then any key could bring the display back on?

A:Shortcut to turn laptop display off?

That's exactly what the Fn Key is for....to turn off display. You use the windows key + P to switch between and use multiple displays.

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I'm using my pc for htpc and desktop and need a simple solution to switch between the 2. I have found some that switch audio device, other that switch display, but need both. I have gotten all this to work with extended desktop and changing device in sound manager, yada, yada, but don't want my video card outputting 1080p all the time when not in use. I would like to setup up 2 shortcuts, 1 to switch to hdmi/switch audio to s/pdif/ set res. to 1080p/and click yes on the "display settings have changed" pop -up. And 1 to switch it all back for desktop use. Is this possible in command prompt or is there a better solution, and what would that look like?


A:Shortcut to switch display and audio

but don't want my video card outputting 1080p all the time when not in use

Why? That does not hurt anything.

As for you switch, sorry, but I don't know of any. There are Virtual KVM programs but most present considerable compromises.

You might check a hardware solution such as this: Amazon.com: IOGEAR 4-Port HDMI Multimedia KVM Switch with Audio, USB 2.0 Hub and HDMI KVM Cables GCS1794: Electronics

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anybody help me .. my laptop display is white

A:My laptop display is white

Hmmm...check your dispaly properties and make sure its set to dual output. that is not the exact name of the option but it should be of that nature. hope it helps.

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This is what my screen looks like - what do I do now - how do I get it repaired if they decide my warranty is out?

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hey all, i just bought a new video card, when i connect it up to the tv, the display appears but only in black and white, i connected it up to another tv, and same thing happens

what can i do?

A:black and white tv display

It might be that your video card output is NTSC and the TV is PAL or vice versa.

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A month before i purchased a laptop and now i see small white dots on my laptop screen.These are really annoying Checked them in bios Yes they are visible in bios as well . 

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Lenovo T61 LCD displays only white color with linings in it. Snapshot of problem is given as bellow:
Link to picture
Admin note; picture >100K converted to link. About posting pictures in the forum

A:Lenovo T61 LCD white display?

Hi Mehran94,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!

Did you check with external monitor, if the same issue occurs then it could be with the system board.
Is the display flickers if you try to push display front & back?
Is there any physical damage?

Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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Well I had my computer on sleep last night. The power went out.. which shouldn't be a problem, as the computer went to the regular resuming windows(vista 64) screen and everything seemed to load up correctly. However, when the desktop came up everything was black and white!

I've had the Nvidia GTX 260 216-core for a few months and it has worked pretty well, except for a few odd sounds. (clicking, buzzing)

I just updated my drivers in the last couple weeks. Tried restarting. Tried changing settings in the nvidia control panel. Nothing worked. Please help!

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My laptop has been diagnosed with a display issue.There are white patches on the display edges which are undetected in the day time and with using low brightness.And when I raised this issue up to HP ,they simply tried to get away by pushing the blame on me.This is not what we expect from a company with such a repute.Like how can one detect such problems when one purchases in the day time?And no one has the time to look for minute details during buying.And when one actually detects it,the company tries to make it look out fault.Seriously very disappointed.

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For no apparent reason a band of white that fades at the edges now appears down the centre of my display. It comes and goes when I log on/off, I'm sure the display is fine as it's brand new. I was just wondering if anyone has experienced a virus or worm that would cause this.
The display is a 19" HANNS-G using a DVI cable to connect. I'm new to this so I'm hoping I've posted OK.

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A:White Line Down Display

Hi mickbenn,

Try a new driver(s). Look for new drivers for your video card and display and try that first.
Try reseating the video card and reconnect all cables.

One word about something being new... it doesn't mean it cannot fail. In my experiences, parts fail very early - dead out of box/dead in a month - or the fail after being in service for a while. (Of course there is the occasional lightning kill ) If you can try your display on another computer, or try another display on your computer, that will help rule out parts.

I hope this helps...


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My screen is having problem.When I switch on it display's only blue, black & white colorplease guide

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I just bought this notebook, a couple of months ago, I bought it at bestbuy laredo tx. an now my display or screen has two white dots, I can belived, if i paid for something good this is not acceptable. I kept this in a special backpack. Can someone help me with this unacceptable issue. I feel very disapointed. Tnxs,

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I have a minidisplay port to hdmi cable, which I can plug directly into my computer and then into the TV. I use a Macbook Pro, and when booting on Mac OS the wire works perfectly well, however when switching over to windows 7 the image is very weird it's very grainy, with lots of red dots and lines going through the image, and the image is also always flickering. I've altered every aspect resolution, tried every possible combination of hrtz and also updated the graphics driver. Yet still no difference, can anyone possibly explain to me why this is and if theres a solution. Thanks.

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I have a new video card...and I am quite often tweaking its settings in advanced display properties...I have to right click an empty area of the desktop, then select properties, then select the settings tab, then select advanced and finally select Geforce 6800 GS...I want a shortcut to this...I know it's probably simple, but I have not found it. I do not want a program running in the taskbar for it...just a clickable shortcut.

A:Can I make a shortcut to my advanced display properties?

There should be a setting in there to "Display the Nvidia settings icon in the taskbar" I have that on my work computer and at home on my ATI card. There should be a checkbox for that somewhere in your advaced settings.

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I've encountered an issue that is new to me. I'm working on an HP pavillion dv9000 notebook with the nvidia GeForce Go 6150 with the nForce 410 chip set and the AMD Turion 64 X 2 Mobile TL - 56 processor, using Windows Vista Home Premium.

I'm also aware that HP has identified a number of defects involving Nvidia cards that are utilized on the dv9000 notebooks. This computer is well beyond that warrenty period, so that is not an option.

Earlier today, after a few days without any power source, I replaced the video cable and the notebook LCD display was flawless, for about 3 hours, after which it went to a solid white. I restarted and got the same results. Restarted with an external monitor attached and the external monitor display the desktop properly while the LCD display was once again a sold white - indicates that its just displaying the backlight. When I say solid white, I mean no latent image at all.

I tested against a second LCD panel and got the same results - solid white (just getting the backlight).

Everything seems to point to a problematic systemboard. However, my question is, has anyone ever encountered a notebook LCD panel with an intermittant failure? Where it will display properly for a while and then displays a solid white? From my experience, they either work or they don't.

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I have a 2014 era Lenovo X1 Carbon (20A7 -- not sure if it's 2nd or 3rd generation -- it's the one with the touchbar along the top of the keyboard)I get a number of bright white spots on my display. I had the screen replaced and this fixed the problem, but only temporarily. The spots came back exactly as before. Today, the IBM tech came in to fix the touchpad and I had him look at the display a second time. He removed the screen from the laptop lid to see if something was pressing against the display -- which would explain why two different displays would exhibit the same problem over time. Behind the screen is what looks to be an antenna that runs diagonally from about an inch down from upper left to the lower right corner. Sure enough, the white spots are appearing along this diagonal. When I run my finger across the antenna, I felt it was a bit lumpy in the area of the white spots with some speck of debris exactly behind where the brightest spot is. This makes me wonder if the irregularity in the antenna installation, as subtle as it is, is causing the backlight to become damaged over time.Lenovo seem inclined to just replace the display, but this doesn't seem to be the complete remedy. The mis-installation of the antenna in the backlid is the root cause of the problem

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I am having somewhat of an issue with the video options for Black & White 2....The problem is, that I would like to play the game with maximum display options, but it only restricts me to low, or on or off in the check box things... It is quite frustrating because B&W 2 looks like such a beautiful game, and as far as I know, my PC setup meets all of the requirements. Here are my specs:

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE (Microsoft Corporation)
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.5673 (English)

As you can see, my system meets all of the requirements, so I do not understand why it will not allow me to play the game at full settings. Even with the lowest possible resolution, it will not. I also updated the drivers for my video card, so I know there is nothing wrong with that... Please help a f00 out you guys!
edit: I also uninstalled and reinstalled, and downloaded the 1.1 patch, and it is still doing the same thing... It also crashed a few times.. lol

A:Black & White 2 - display settings help!

my B&W2 worked for like a week and now it flash weird color on teh screen and then freezes in like 2 min.

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At running time my system show white screen and colered spot on display.Systm does not show any thing

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I have a user who asking me to fix his home PC that is running Vista and I am not really familar with it. I am told that when one user clicks their Icon, their desktop comes up in color. But when another user clicks their Icon, the screeen turns to black and white. Had user check appearance settings and both profiles show Vista Basic. Is there a setting that would cause the user to be just black and white?


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Recently fairly often, defintely intermittent, when starting up my PC, the display fails to produce the usable XP desktop. Instead, the screen is totally white, no cursor, key press has no effect. Must reset or power off and then on again to reboot the PC. Then, XP starts correctly and a usable desktop appears.
My only fix attempt was to refresh the display driver to the latest available.
My system info appears below.

Trying to avoid reinstalling XP PRO SP3.

Thanks for any help, Dave_S


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3062 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 22612 MB; D: Total - 163050 MB, Free - 68857 MB; F: Total - 300002 MB, Free - 108913 MB; G: Total - 53866 MB, Free - 34128 MB; K: Total - 29996 MB, Free - 12290 MB; L: Total - 300002 MB, Free - 206239 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5KPL-CM
Antivirus: ESET NOD32 Antivirus 5.0, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:No Desktop -instead blank white display

It sounds like a problem with the screen, graphics or video card or motherboard if i had to guess.Reinstalling the operating system isnt going to solve the problem.If you tried to update the driver and it didnt work then you might have to have it checked out to see what the problem is.

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At running time my system show white screen and colered spot on display.Systm does not show any thing

A:Display dhow white Screen

Hello @Ashwini1, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums! The forums are a great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I read your post about the display issue, and wanted to assist you!  I understand that you are seeing a white screen, with a colored spot. Did this issue start to happen recently?  Did you install any updates before the issue started?  If you start the notebook, is the issue present while in the BIOS, or only once the Operating System starts?  In the meantime, try reviewing the following document, and let me know how it goes: HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting a Notebook LCD Panel Issue (Windows 10, 8, 7) Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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I've been using my TV as a second monitor to watch movies for about a month now with no problems. But today when I tried to watch a movie I got a black and white image from the TV. Everything is displaying correctly (with sound) but there just isn't any color coming from the TV.

I've ruled out the cables being the problem, as well as the TV, because they all work fine under different circumstances.

I've looked for a solution on the internet and now have wound up here with no success. I've tried changing the signal format from NTSC to PAL (i.e. M/NTSC --> B/PAL; though when I change the settings here, the computer changes both displays, one and two, to NTSC or PAL; meaning I can't have one as a PAL and the other as NTSC), disconnecting and reconnecting all cables, and of course re-booting.

My computer is a Dell Dimension 9100, with Microsoft Windows XP ver. 2002, SP3. The information that comes up from my ATI Catalyst Control Center says that the graphics adapter is a Radeon X600 256MB HyperMemory [DELL E173FP]/[Default TV]. Oh and the TV's a Magnavox, but like I said, the TV's working fine (cable, PS3).

I'm not sure what other information to give right now so let me know if I need to provide anything else.

Also feel free to contact me via e-mail if it suits you (<email removed>).

A:Second Display (TV) Is Showing Up In Black & White.

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My laptop screen's left edge is turning to white, before few month it was a littel but now it is spreading little by little..Model of my laptop is HP ENVY 15-j126TX. Is there any solution for that? And if i have to replace a screen can i replace display with touch facility? (sorry for the Quality of my pictures if it captured with flash can's capture the screen problem..)

A:Display Edge is turning to white

Hi there @slmg_Lahiru,  Welcome to the HP Support Community! I have a few questions for you about the white line(s) displaying on your HP ENVY 15-j126tx Notebook PC. These questions are also troubleshooting steps for you to try. Please make sure to try out the steps in the questions below. That way, if you have to re-post you have the answers to these questions also.  If you connect your Notebook to an external monitor, does the line show up on the external monitor screen?Have you tried doing updates using the HP Support Assistant? When did you do your last Windows Updates?Have you tried to Reset the BIOS?Have you tried to Test for Hardware Failures to see if it reports any display issues? Have you tried to Uninstall the Graphics Drivers? If not, here are steps for you to follow to perform the uninstall:Device ManagerClick Display Adaptors Click the + to expand that categoryRight-click on all Graphics Driver(s)Select UninstallRestart the Notebook twice. If you are still having issues and none of the suggestions above helped to get rid of the line at this point, here is another option for you to try:In the Device Manager:Click Display AdaptorsRight-click on Graphics FamilySelect Update Driver SoftwareChoose the option to Search Automatically for Updated Driver Software.The Notebook should find and automatically install the updated driver. After the installation is comp... Read more

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Win 8.1 Pro Update
Firefox 28.0
Win 8 Desktop Mode

Example attached is a screen clip from Google Map - the + and - (zoom ) not shown in the box.

User error is most likely the cause; but Personalization changes have not corrected the issue. The Win 7 box does not have this problem.

A:Screen Display Boxes Sometimes White -

That is an issue with Google Maps. I get it with my laptop that runs Xubuntu 14.04 LTS, when I view Google Maps in Chrome.

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Hi guys, this is my first post on one of these forums. I have 2 vertical white lines that go all the way down the display on the laptop. Had the laptop just over 12 months therefore is out of warranty. How can I fix this issue? Will HP be able to replace or repair this? Also is there an email address to contact HP customer support as I couldnt find one on the website. Thanks.

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Ever since I downloaded Antivirus 2009 (unfortunately) I have been having problems. After being in IE for awhile and then trying to open a program from the MS Office Shortcut Bar, I get an error message that the Office Bar has encountered a problem ... and must close. Also my computer is slow to display a file list when attempting to open a file as in Excel. Also, when I first open IE it shows page (not found); but, will open the page after closing IE and then opening it again. And, finally when I attempt to restore to an earlier date I get the message "Your computer cannot be restored to:". I tried all restore points and none work. You folks helped me in the past with similar problems especially the delay in file display. Thank you all in advance. Here is my hijackthis log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:23:22 PM, on 8/31/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\BitDefender\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2009\vsserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32... Read more

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I have seen several threads where people want to remove this feature but in my case it is actually easier to use than scrolling down through 10 to 20 pages of programs listed by letter to get to "X" for "Xcopy+" for example. Is there a way to make a desktop shortcut one-click to access the All-Apps alphabetic 'list-by-letter' menu? If I could, i would make that my default Display option when clicking All Apps in the Start Menu.

A:Desktop shortcut to display Alphabetic menu for All Apps

When you click the start button if you then press a letter then usually all the apps beginning with that letter pop up for you to select. Try it!

Just occasionally you might need to type the second letter of the app to narrow down or reveal the choices.

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Hi Team, I just bought Lenovo G580 laptop on 26 April 2013. It worked for few days well, but yesternight it suddenly trip to white screen. I made on/off several times, in/out the batteries but the white screen remains same after turn on the laptop. When i turn it on the screen goes white and it reamins constant.... Anybody have idea what problem it relates too ? What to do ? Please help guyz ?


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A:Lenovo G580 screen goes white display

hi sameerjha28,
Welcome to Lenovo Forums!
You can try doing this:
-Turn off the computer.
-Unplug AC Adapter and remove the battery.
- Hold the Power button Down for at least 10-15 seconds, Then try reconnecting the AC adapter only and leave the battery out, turn it ON and see if it will make any difference.
- If it powered on Try it with the battery and check if it would still turn on properly.
If the above steps did not work Try an external monitor and check if it works there.
I would suggest Contact Lenovo Technical Support for service if the steps above did not help.
Hope this helps,

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