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Accidentally disabled my internal graphics card


Nomire

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Accidentally disabled my integrated graphics card

So i was on my laptop and i was playing a game i could normally play without lag. I thought my integrated graphics card had something to do with it so i wanted to disable it so i could run the game way better with my nvidia graphics card. I went to device manager and disabled my integrated graphics card. Suddenly, i couldn't open anything anymore so i went to restart my laptop.I restarted it and as soon as it went on i see my laptop's loading screen working, but then when i have to log into my laptop i see nothing but a black screen and my cursor.
I read something on a windows 7 forum earlier about unplugging the battery for a couple of minutes and putting it back in. And so i did that but the black screen is still there.
 

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Mark Phelps

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You are likely to have one of those laptops that automatically switch from the onboard graphics to the other graphics adapter as the need arises, and in such cases, boot and start using the onboard graphics.

If you can't get into the BIOS to see if there is any way to reset the onboard graphics, you may be stuck with having to do a complete reinstall to get the display working again.
 

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Yea, most dual graphics laptops use the integrated graphics as a pipeline even when on the dedicated graphics. Try to get into safe mode with the function keys and re-enable it there. Have to be very quick with the key on UEFI BIOS but is doable.

Well, some laptops won't do it on 8 unless you enable it first.
 

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    Acer V3 771G-6443
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Nomire

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First of all thanks a bunch for the replies.
So is there any shortcut to get into safe mode on windows 8?
I heard shift + mashing F8 works. Tried it and it's still on the black screen.
 

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Not sure you're going to be able to do it. Some report success, others don't. Could try going into BIOS and switching the graphics settings from dynamic to dedicated if it has that option. Like MarkPhelps said above.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
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    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
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    90 watt brick
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F2 should work on bootup.
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
    Other Info
    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.

Nomire

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No, it only shows the bootup screen wich says "press F2 to enter setup" if the computer has been shut down in the Shift>shut down way. And i didn't do that before i had this black screen.
 

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Mark Phelps

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Hate to say this, but you're probably out of luck. As mentioned, laptops with dual graphics nearly always use the onboard video by default. If you've tried all the combination of keys and can't get a BIOS settings display, an option (if you have a video output jack like HDMI or VGA), is to connect a monitor to that jack and see if it displays anything during boot. You might also have to look into using a keyboard combination to switch the display to the jack if you don't see anything.

Without a display, there's nothing you can do to fix it. You would have to send it back to the supplier and see if they would restore it under warranty, or barring that, would restore it for a fee.
 

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#10
This might help...
[video=youtube;qEx9mq66blA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEx9mq66blA[/video]
 

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    Windows 8 (Will go to 10)
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    HP Pavillion 15-n090sa
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    AMD A8-4555M APU
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    Hewlett Packard 216B
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    8Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 @ 1366Mhz
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#11
This is the only way I think It is really possible

PC-->ViDock-->Any GPU-->Monitor then fix the problem.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 (Will go to 10)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Pavillion 15-n090sa
    CPU
    AMD A8-4555M APU
    Motherboard
    Hewlett Packard 216B
    Memory
    8Gb (2x4Gb) DDR3 @ 1366Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 7600G 768Mb @ 668Mhz
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Smart Touch Display
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    1TB 2.5" HDD
    PSU
    HP Battery..
    Case
    HP Pavilion 15, 15" Silver Shell
    Cooling
    2 Noisy Fans
    Keyboard
    GB Keyboard
    Mouse
    Dual Button Mouse
    Internet Speed
    1Mbps Down 100Kbps Up
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows FireWall

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