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05-20-2013, 02:43 AM #11
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RE: Windows 8 laptop keeps blinking
Quote:What updates did you install though?
Not entirely sure, but I do remember it said something like security critical updates. I shutdown but use hibernate a lot more often

Quote:You have an installation disk? That is your repair disk then for Windows 8..
So it's the same? I'll have it burned then :)

EDIT: Fn keys work (turn off display, sleep..)
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05-20-2013, 03:22 PM #12
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RE: Windows 8 laptop keeps blinking
Since you can't see that Ctrl+Alt+Del does anything if the display is dead, then I would say that it's definitely something to do with the display in this case. So either a graphics driver or your card itself. You could try the repair options from the installation disk... I'm not so sure that it's going to fix your problem though if it's the card itself.

I'm not a hardware guy.


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05-20-2013, 04:40 PM #13
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RE: Windows 8 laptop keeps blinking
Ok thanks, I'll update you when I get the chance to do that
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06-03-2013, 03:00 AM #14
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RE: Windows 8 laptop keeps blinking
I tried reformatting instead and so far so good, my laptop's up and running

Turns out that it was the driver update which caused this, which is still weird to me though because even safe mode fails to start.

06-03-2013, 04:09 AM #15
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RE: Windows 8 laptop keeps blinking
(06-03-2013, 03:00 AM)kerplunk Wrote:  I tried reformatting instead and so far so good, my laptop's up and running

Turns out that it was the driver update which caused this, which is still weird to me though because even safe mode fails to start.

Safe mode still loads drivers, so that's not weird at all. The reason for testing safe mode or a clean boot is in an attempt to prove the possibility of it being a 3rd party stuff.


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