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Old 06-24-2008, 05:51 PM   #1
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Today I opened my HP laptop and all of the sudden the colors were inverted. I tried the high contrast thing and it wasnt the problem.. People have said it was a virus but im not sure. Does anyone know what is wrong with my computer?

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Old 06-24-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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is it the same in safe mode

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whats safe mode
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:26 PM   #4
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safe is what you can boot into to do recovery options when the system does not boot because of a software or driver problem
it only loads the basics
to enter
tap f8 when booting and from the boot options select safe mode
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To add to Dai's post, Safe Mode allows the computer to boot up to the Windows Desktop without launching the system tray. That means you won't get your audio, graphics drivers, automatic updates, printer function to work in this mode.

Safe mode will tell you if you have virus issues, but more importantly if the display remains inverted chances are you have a display adapter driver issue and you will probably have to reinstall that driver.

Before going into safe mode go to your device manager and see if your display adapter is configured correctly. If there is a yellow exclamation mark or question mark next to it's listing, your display adapter driver is either corrupted or not installed and you are running your graphics under a Windows legacy driver (generic display driver that isn't compatible with your display).

But more than likely it's probably that driver that needs to be reinstalled.
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A Toshiba A105-S4064 came into my repair ship with a similar problem, colors on the screen were inverted. Looked ok on external monitor.

After much testing, the problem was in the LCD screen and it needs replacement. The problem was not software, motherboard, or connection cable.

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