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Display1_DownScalingSupported

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Display1_DownScalingSupported


    hello,

    I'm dustin and i'm new to the forums. I'm hoping you guys and help me with the this weird problem. So i have installed windows 8 RTM on my netbook. Although it's max resolution is 1020x600, editing Display1_DownScalingSupported from 0 to 1 doesn't seem to work. it would show the boot screen with that blue windows logo and the spinning thing on the bottom of it, but after that, black screen. Even though it's black, it seems that windows 8 is booted because i can press the space button and can hear windows giving me an error sound, but the display isn't working. the only way to fix this is to reinstall windows 7 then reinstall windows 8. I've tried it again and it gave me the same results. So i installed windows 7 and then 8 again without messing with the reg edit settings. Is there any way i can use the apps? That's all i need. Thank you

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  2. #2


    Posts : 165
    Windows 8


    • What happens when you press Windows-key + P ? Can you switch screen ?
    • What happens when you press Ctrl + Alt + Del ? Can you logoff and then login ?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by NiFu View Post
    • What happens when you press Windows-key + P ? Can you switch screen ?
    • What happens when you press Ctrl + Alt + Del ? Can you logoff and then login ?
    doesn't work ): the screen just stays black. the resolution fix worked when i had windows 7. windows 8 is acting up for some reason
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  4. #4


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    You know the difference when your screen is displaying black from your screen is just not working right? You can tell their is no light/brightness into the screen, that's how mine is. The screen just turns pitch black after the system boots after editing the registry. Luckily i created a restore point so now i don't need to go thru the reinstalling windows 7 then 8 again.-- So i'm open for more ideas
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  5. #5


    Posts : 165
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by valdriz View Post
    doesn't work ): the screen just stays black.
    Ctrl + Alt + Del shows nothing ? Strange ...

    You know what Windows-key + P does ? (Check it in Windows 7)
    Try: Windows-key + P, then arrow-key right and "enter".

    Or do you have a HDMI display connected and display not switched on ?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by valdriz View Post
    hello,

    I'm dustin and i'm new to the forums. I'm hoping you guys and help me with the this weird problem. So i have installed windows 8 RTM on my netbook. Although it's max resolution is 1020x600, editing Display1_DownScalingSupported from 0 to 1 doesn't seem to work. it would show the boot screen with that blue windows logo and the spinning thing on the bottom of it, but after that, black screen. Even though it's black, it seems that windows 8 is booted because i can press the space button and can hear windows giving me an error sound, but the display isn't working. the only way to fix this is to reinstall windows 7 then reinstall windows 8. I've tried it again and it gave me the same results. So i installed windows 7 and then 8 again without messing with the reg edit settings. Is there any way i can use the apps? That's all i need. Thank you
    There was no need reinstall your computer just because of this you could have done the following:

    Boot with a repair or Windows 8 disc (if you don't have any of those you can make a repair disc on another Windows 8 machine that is the same system type as yours (32 or 64 bits) by going to modern UI and typing recdisc + Enter) Than you boot your computer with that disc and go to -> Advanced -> See Advanced Repair Options -> Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options -> Startup Settings -> Restart -> Safe mode
    Than open regestry and revert the options you did before..

    P.S: May be necessary to set up your BIOS to boot from CD|DVD instead of HD.
    Last edited by ricardobohner; 26 May 2013 at 06:07.
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  7. #7


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by valdriz View Post
    -- So i'm open for more ideas
    Have you looked in Action Center for issues ?

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