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When it's starting up and you have the press F8 (or whatever) for safe mode
option, press it and choose vga mode.
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"Colette" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> i have an hp pavilion 8756, which had ME on it. i had to
> reinstall ME after reformatting drive, then installed XP
> home upgrade on it using xp's clean install option.
> everything worked great for a while. then i went to
> windows update for the second round of installs, and it
> was going fine, then suddenly my monitor fries.
> no power, won't work on a laptop.
> went and got another monitor. it plugs in, computer
> rebooted, and i get the startup screen on the monitor,
> then after the windows xp startup screen, it goes into
> the monitor works fine on my laptop. AND i can get it to
> work when i boot the machine from the xp install disc,
> which puts it into xp setup/install repair mode.
> so it's something with xp home and this machine.
> any ideas? i don't want to re-install XP for the fourth
> thanks in advance!!!