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Docked laptop Win8CP does not display to the monitor


gardavis

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I just got Win8CP installed to a VHD and rebooting did not display anything to the monitor. I opened the laptop to view the bootup on its screen and it did get to the boot menu and then booted OK to Win8.

I used the FN/F8 to select to clone to display #2 but that did not help. The monitor is still black.

Rebooting to Win7 and the monitor does display as normal (tho nothing is visible till it gets past the BIOS boot display).

This is a Dell Latitued D860.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Gary Davis
Webguild.com
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win7
#2
Most likely it's not working because Windows 8 only came with generic drivers for your laptop. You may have a better chance if you create a partition for Windows 8 rather than installing to VHD.

You could try installing the latest drivers for your Dell by right clicking on the driver and installing in compatibility mode. The link below takes you to the Dell driver download site.

Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

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