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Old 09-20-2006, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default what up with friends computer

So my buddy brings me his computer becuase he is having trouble with this training thing for work loading right. So I bring it in and hook up monitor, mouse, keyboard.... and turn it on and all i get is like the top left corner of the desktop blown up to full screen with the recycle bin showing.

The recycle bin icon works, I can make a new folder on the desktop. but I can't get a start menu or ctrl alt del does not work, I have shut it off with the power button and back on still no luck any ideas whats going on?

Its a HP pavilion a347x
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:55 PM   #2
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is right-click available?

...if so, try and set up ur desktop perfrence.
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:02 PM   #3
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i can click it but it never comes up I am going to try and different monitor
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:07 PM   #4
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If that dont work, REBOOT!

and is that monitar a lcd (flat screen) or crt(big bulky thing)?

Good thing about rebooting is you'll feel like its a new computer again...the bad thing is...well, im sure u know.
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:09 PM   #5
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If that dont work, REBOOT!

and is that monitar a lcd (flat screen) or crt(big bulky thing)?

Good thing about rebooting is you'll feel like its a new computer again...the bad thing is...well, im sure u know.
You mean reformat
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:13 PM   #6
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i have 2 crt monitors, he i think has a lcd probably came with one I am thinking about going to use another friends lcd
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:13 PM   #7
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Sounds like something b0rked with Explorer.exe.
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:28 PM   #8
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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/d...cname=bph04198

i think thats me but i cant get to safe mode so i am going to a buddies who has a lcd monitor
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:38 PM   #9
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You mean reformat

I work in a computer store dangit! and i say its Reboot....plus it sounds alot cooler
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:43 PM   #10
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I work in a computer store dangit! and i say its Reboot....plus it sounds alot cooler
It doesn't matter where you work because you're entirely wrong.
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:53 PM   #11
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Couple of guesses:
1) resolution is way off.
2) Monitor is borked
3) Desktop and/or background is somehow corrupted, not from resolution though

Only #2 can be tested by using another monitor; #1 and #3 need to be tested by going into Safe Mode first. If you can't get in there, you aren't hitting F8 early enough. Even I have trouble with that once in a while and it might take me a couple of tries.

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Old 09-20-2006, 11:06 PM   #12
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Went to friends house bent down to plug it in and realised there was a 2nd video card. problem solved.
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:09 PM   #13
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