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Windows 8 - Dell N5110 - black screen

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    Windows 8 - Dell N5110 - black screen


    Hi all,
    I installed windows 8 to my machine. it has intel hd graphics. I can install it fine but once i try boot Windows 8 the screen goes black (screen is actually off). I can get it to work by plugging in a HDMI cable into thee hdmi slot and use a monitor. it works perfect like that but my laptop screen stays black. It must be the graphics driver. I tried updating the graphics driver and that didnt work. I then tried installing the driver from the dell site for Windows 7 and that didnt work.Any ideas?

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    Windows 8
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    Windows 8 CP x64


    I have Dell Inspiron N5110.
    And i've done all like this:

    1. Install Win8
    2. Go to Programms -> Enable Net framework 2.0 and 3.0
    3. Go to Updates Centre. Make 3rd option in settings (Download and make choose what to install)
    4. Dont UPDATE NVIDIA and Intel Graphics Drivers from Update Center
    5. Install this Driver
    6. Download Nvidia drivers from Dell and install
    7. Reboot the pc.
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    Lego Land
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    Win XP Custom Build


    Although I seen the driver mentioned there to fix the problem...

    The better thing to do, I think this may go for all dells, Pick up your computer, give it a little shake, feel that felife as some of your frustration releases, next open your window and

    Throw !!!!
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    Windows 7


    This solution did not work. Graphics card is Intel HD Graphics. Still no fix.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by finargot View Post
    I have Dell Inspiron N5110.
    And i've done all like this:

    1. Install Win8
    2. Go to Programms -> Enable Net framework 2.0 and 3.0
    3. Go to Updates Centre. Make 3rd option in settings (Download and make choose what to install)
    4. Dont UPDATE NVIDIA and Intel Graphics Drivers from Update Center
    5. Install this Driver
    6. Download Nvidia drivers from Dell and install
    7. Reboot the pc.
    How do you do this when the screen is black and you can't see anything?
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  7. #7


    Australia
    Posts : 13
    Windows 7 and Windows 8 CP


    How do you do this when the screen is black and you can't see anything?
    This is very easy.
    Right when your laptop is booting, spam (press repeatedly like your hand is having a seizure) the F8 button on your keyboard. You must do this very quickly. However, this has been met with little success for me, so another method is to Google search "Booting into Safe Mode with Networking on Windows 8 CP" (Google is AMAZING).
    Once you have successfully booted into Safe Mode with Networking, you will realise "OMG WINDOWS 8 LOOKS AMAZING AND CONFUSING (yes, I did go there) and you will also notice after that, "OMG MY SCREEN WORKS".

    Don't feel stupid, that's how I reacted too.

    Next, down load the drivers mentioned earlier in the forum. Now, install them. If they don't work for you, come back here and complain, and I will show you how to get your laptop into a working state that doesn't involve Safe Mode, allowing your screen to work somewhat.

    P.S I haven't tested the drivers yet, about to though, will return with results.
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    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by WestJ View Post
    How do you do this when the screen is black and you can't see anything?
    This is very easy.
    Right when your laptop is booting, spam (press repeatedly like your hand is having a seizure) the F8 button on your keyboard. You must do this very quickly. However, this has been met with little success for me, so another method is to Google search "Booting into Safe Mode with Networking on Windows 8 CP" (Google is AMAZING).
    Once you have successfully booted into Safe Mode with Networking, you will realise "OMG WINDOWS 8 LOOKS AMAZING AND CONFUSING (yes, I did go there) and you will also notice after that, "OMG MY SCREEN WORKS".

    Don't feel stupid, that's how I reacted too.

    Next, down load the drivers mentioned earlier in the forum. Now, install them. If they don't work for you, come back here and complain, and I will show you how to get your laptop into a working state that doesn't involve Safe Mode, allowing your screen to work somewhat.

    P.S I haven't tested the drivers yet, about to though, will return with results.

    The drivers didn't work for me. Here's how I got it working:

    1. Connect to a flat panel with an HDMI cable. Even though the laptop screen is shut off by Windows 8, the HDMI still works.
    2. Open device manager (on the metro screen, just start typing "device man", then click "settings" on the right, then click "device manager")
    3. Expand "Display adapters", right click "Intel HD Graphics..." and select "Disable"
    4. Reboot, unplug the HDMI, and you should be in business
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    Australia
    Posts : 13
    Windows 7 and Windows 8 CP


    The drivers didn't work for me. Here's how I got it working:

    1. Connect to a flat panel with an HDMI cable. Even though the laptop screen is shut off by Windows 8, the HDMI still works.
    2. Open device manager (on the metro screen, just start typing "device man", then click "settings" on the right, then click "device manager")
    3. Expand "Display adapters", right click "Intel HD Graphics..." and select "Disable"
    4. Reboot, unplug the HDMI, and you should be in business
    What are your resolution options?
    Last edited by WestJ; 06 Mar 2012 at 15:26. Reason: Quotes didnt work
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  10. #10


    Can anybody hlp me. i also hv d same prblm as above. Me too is using Dell Inspiron N5110 and tried to install win8-CP. but my screen goes black. what to do?????
    Above's @WestJ written to connect with a HDMI Cable but i don't hv such HDMI enabled extra monitors. Can I use VGA instead of HDMI.

    Another question is kicking on my head dat. does my Dell Inspiron supports HDD partitions more dan 2. The store 4m where I purchased my Lappi said dat It was unable to make more dan 2 HDD Partitions. Plz hlp me with my critical and confusing questions
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