I have a Dell Vostro 1500 its about 2 years old. I turned it on yesterday to find the Dell startup screen or Windows loading screen doesnt show up. The screen stays black until the desktop has loaded up.
Once loaded up some of the screen is black and the rest is the desktop which is very dark, barely visable. I can turn up the brightness using the laptop hotkeys at all. Ive tried a system restore but im thinking its a hardware issue.
befor changing any hardware first try the process of elimination by going to control panel and run some of the inbuilt diagnostic programs listed under" Hardware & Sound" and "Appearance & Personalization" as some of your basic setting may have changed,if in doubt,for test purposes select "default settings"
I have XP. I have just had a look at them settings and nothing has changed. The screen is really dark with a quarter of it completey black and the screen doesnt stretch over to it, ive tried changing to resolution but again nothing changed.
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