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Computer Booting Problem (Windows)

Okay so when I turn my laptop on, it boots normally and gets to the starting windows screen. After this, the screen stays off. The laptop is not off, there are lights on but the screen is black. Something that could be affecting or causing this is that the laptop is detecting a "generic non-php monitor" along with the laptop screen. What would happen os that the imaginary monitor would connect then disconnect and the screen would go black when it would connect (very annoying). Soon after this the screen would stay black for up to 10 seconds. This also has been happening for a few days now. I don't know if this contributes to it but please help!

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No make, model, OS, age, etc.

To tell if it's a hardware or other issue I use the model's external display port, a bootable OS USB/CD/DVD and look up the Fn key that controls the on/off of internal and external displays. You should know that Fn key. Try the Fn Key controls first.

The generic message while interesting has never been the cause in my experience.

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(NT) Speca
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Specs

Windows 8.1
Intel i5 clocked at 2.3 i think
4 gb ram

Fujisto brand
Has a pen and touchscreen and turns into tablet of you turn it
Age mabye 4 years estimated

I do not have more specs because I cannot access anything

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At that old, failures are usually the end of the laptop.

Get repair estimates and compare to replacement costs. I worry that the Fujisto brand is some strange knockoff of the Fujitsu company. Usually these are never found again as time passes and the maker knocks off another brand.

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It was a typo. It is fujistu

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(NT) replace
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replace

What do you think needs to be replaced?

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It could be a banged up OS.

That's why I test boot from some live OS cd/dvd/usb. There are so many out there today that I won't list them all. In your case I don't need to do much more than boot them since it's some sort of display failure.

Here's an older post about a live OS CD and it's uses. There are thousands of web pages about this too.
http://tips.oncomputers.info/archives2004/0401/2004-Jan-11.htm

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