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HELP!! Displays blank

  1. #1


    FT. Collins CO
    Posts : 3
    Windows 7, windows 8

    HELP!! Displays blank


    Windows 8 installed great. It had me deinstall the old Displaylink driver for my 2nd monitor. After 1st boot I downloaded the Displaylink driver for Win 8. Now both monitors are blank.

    How can I boot without loading drivers so I can deinstall Dispaylink?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Quote Originally Posted by patdailey View Post
    Windows 8 installed great. It had me deinstall the old Displaylink driver for my 2nd monitor. After 1st boot I downloaded the Displaylink driver for Win 8. Now both monitors are blank.

    How can I boot without loading drivers so I can deinstall Dispaylink?
    Hi,

    From within Windows 7, delete the driver on the Windows 8 partition or drive at \Windows\System32\drivers

    If you aren't sure which it is, you can sort them by viewing the detailed view, then adding the Date created column, then click on it. It will have a date of when you installed it. That should help you figure which it is.
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  3. #3


    FT. Collins CO
    Posts : 3
    Windows 7, windows 8


    I found out that Win 8 does not automatically set up Safe Mode. Can't go back. Did factory reset to Win 7 and clean installed win 8.

    the instructions I found online to turn on Safe Mode don't work. Will keep looking.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Quote Originally Posted by patdailey View Post
    I found out that Win 8 does not automatically set up Safe Mode. Can't go back. Did factory reset to Win 7 and clean installed win 8.

    the instructions I found online to turn on Safe Mode don't work. Will keep looking.
    I don't understand. I said to delete the driver from Windows 7 and didn't say anything about safe mode.

    Maybe you were never dual booting at all?

    Anyway:

    As for safe mode, Brink has the best guide online: Safe Mode - Start Windows 8 in

    Option #4 is the goods.
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