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Disabled display adapter in vista, no monitor now

by XsalX / March 19, 2013 2:14 AM PDT

my toshiba screen is broken, and for some reason i disabled the Display Adapter from Device Manager

is there a dos command to turn it on or something?

i tried to do it blindly but it did not work for somereason i don't know why if someone can help me with that if there is no other solution

Clicked menu -> searched device mana -> enter -> tab-> down three times -> right once -> enter -> shift+tab -> right once -> x4 tab -> enter

is there something wrong there or another option?

thank you,
hope i posted in the correct forums

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I'd restore from my backup
by wpgwpg / March 19, 2013 2:20 AM PDT

If you don't have a backup, you just learned why you should. Have you tried booting to Safe Mode? That might work.
When you've gotten your system back like you want it, I urge you to get yourself an external hard drive and a good 3rd party backup program. You can set it up to do everything automagically at the time and frequency of your choice. 1 TB external hard drives are about $70 these days and a really good FREE backup program is the Easeus todo backup free which you can download from . That can save you a lot of time and frustration the next time something like this happens. Sooner or later it happens to all computers for one reason or another.

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The first step
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 19, 2013 2:22 AM PDT

Is to fix the display so you can see the BIOS Splash screens. Sometimes you encounter someone that won't fix the broke parts first and they get upset about this.

You should try an external display and use the function keys to see if you can get the display there before windows starts then use SAFE MODE. And let's be honest here. If the user asks how to get to safe mode, you should send them to a repair counter.

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will try
by XsalX / March 19, 2013 2:35 AM PDT
In reply to: The first step

thank you for fast reply
sadly tried function keys doesnt work until windows is up, and not anymore,
thank u will try safe mode

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You can plug in an external monitor
by wpgwpg / March 19, 2013 2:52 AM PDT
In reply to: will try

Get hold of an external monitor and plug it into the laptop. If you don't have a monitor, you could get a RGB (VGA) or HDMI and connect the laptop to a TV.

Good luck.

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