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How do I enable laptop screen (goes black) when I am switching to screen mirroring?

Q: How do I enable laptop screen (goes black) when I am switching to screen mirroring?

when I connect to screen mirroring device my laptop screen goes black. The screen mirroring device screen also stay black, it does show it is loading but it never mirrors laptop. Need to enable laptop screen to mirror not turn off.
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I have already tried through the User Control Panel.
Screenshot of error is here

The program causing it is needed for my DLINK wireless card. I just upgraded this machine from 512 MB of RAM to 2 GB, if that matters.

I will not install the program, as if I do, the wireless card (and internet access) ceases to function.

Please help me re-enable it!

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suggests that it's a known issue. The D-Link card probably installs its own login module which overtakes the Microsoft one (msgina.dll = Microsoft Graphical Identification and Authentication) (there was a similar case with some Intel adapters).
The post was about a month ago, so I'd check with D-Link on a regular basis to see if they've released a patch or an updated driver.

other ideas:
perhaps uninstall everything D-Link related, then reinstall, but during installation pick manual installation (if there is such a step), then install just the driver - don't install the utility.
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Thank you for your help,

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Here's a link to a blog with some suggestions for SP3 errors:
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A:Black screen when switching users

Try running System File Checker ( sfc /scannow ) it will try to replace any missing or corrupt files. Open an elevated command prompt Run as Administrator copy and paste the above in the command prompt windoe and hit enter and allow it to run.
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Thank you for your help,
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It might be the power settings in the BIOS.
Reset your BIOS to Optimal or Default settings.
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When I try, on Windows XP, to switch user (between 2 administrator accounts) going through run – close session – switch account (or something like this, my OS is not in English), I get a black screen from which I cannot exit without starting again my computer. If I close the first session before opening the second one, it’s OK. This problem came after installing SP3, but I cannot restore because the system tells me nothing has been changed.

Thank you for your help,

A:[SOLVED] Black screen when switching user


Originally Posted by fuzzystone


When I try, on Windows XP, to switch user (between 2 administrator accounts) going through run ? close session ? switch account (or something like this, my OS is not in English), I get a black screen from which I cannot exit without starting again my computer. If I close the first session before opening the second one, it?s OK. This problem came after installing SP3, but I cannot restore because the system tells me nothing has been changed.

Thank you for your help,

Hello fuzzystone, Welcome to TSF!

You can only have one Administrator Account opened at any given time with XP.
Closing off the first Administrator Account Session, and starting the second one is quite correct, otherwise the system will not function correctly.

Kind Regards,
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Hi all,

I'm new to the site. Taking a look around, it seems you guys know everything , so here goes...

Over the last few months, I've noticed that about a fourth of the time, when I or one of my family members either logs off or fast-switches users, the screen goes black, and no combination of mouse-clicking or key-pressing will bring the screen back. We just have to restart the system, and then it's fine.

Typically, this happens when more than one of us is logged on, but not always. We upgraded to SP2 a very long time ago, and this issue was *supposed* to be fixed in the service pack. However, this problem seemed to start independently of any major update.

Edit: Luckily, this has never happened when any program was running with unsaved data, so we haven't lost anything by rebooting.

Any suggestions?


A:[SOLVED] Black Screen/Freeze when switching users?

hello celloblaze,

mike here,

okay just to ask a few questions to get an idea !

what type of spyware /antivirus scanners are you useing ?

are you doing all your updates ( express/ custom )at windows updates ?

are you also updating your drivers ?

have you done a system file check ( windows installation cd required ?

also do you scan each user for spyware /viruses/ maleware ect...... ?

have you done a scandisk ?

what type of errors are you getting ?

are you shutting down all open programs befor switching ?

you see there are many factors that can contribute to one problem also if you could give more details about your computer this would help as in ( make / model / age / laptop /desktop /software a upgrade or full version, factory install or user install)

all we can do is try !!!!!!
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If I CTRL+ALT+DEL, I can get to the Task Manager. Explorer.exe does not load. I can hit "run" and manually start explorer.exe but it doesn't help. Does anyone know a workaround for this? The problem occurs only after I switch user accounts, the accounts work fine on their own if they are logged into first.

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A:Black screen after logging out/switching users and attempting to log in again.

The only "fix" that I've found for the Black Screen error is to use System Restore to go back to a time before it started.

AFAIK, it's an issue in the registry and it has something to do with security settings (most times). Beyond that, there's just too many variables to determine what the cause it.

At work, if we don't have a Restore Point to fix it - we wipe the hard drive and reinstall Windows. Customers don't want to pay us (by the hour) to spend weeks fooling around with their systems - only to find out we can't fix it.
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After switching from UEFI mode to CSM and disabling secure boot, you will not be able to boot from HDD because the installed Windows 8 requires the secure boot and UEFI mode.

Now you can boot from the disk or other bootable medium (USB flash stick) to install the Windows 7 system.

I assume you made these changes to installed Windows 7. Right?

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Slow shutdown/User log off can be a result of little ram, or frag. This was also a commom issue even with 4GB of ram prior to SP1.

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A:Disc D Corrupt and black screen on shut down or switching windowed mode

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A:Disc D Corrupt and black screen on shut down or switching windowed mode

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A:Help: Black screen on my laptop!

Don't have a reliable answer for a quick solution. A great many Toshiba laptops have been having video output failures. Best choice, I would think would be to pay a good tech the $35 (average) cost to see if there is a tech reason.
Alternate solution to to connect an external monitor to the video graphics socket on the back of that Toshiba. If that works, you have a temporary solution. Then have an experienced tech take a look.
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hi and welcome to TSG you need to use the restore or install disc to repair
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never mind i fixed doing this

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A:Laptop Screen Is Black

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mmm Have you tried booting up with the mains adapter connected and powered up?Also - what make and model is your laptop?message edited by trvlr
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A:Black Screen on HP Laptop

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Looks like this happens most when I start windows media player...

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A:Black screen on laptop

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

Try taking out the battery and replacing it, then reboot.
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A:laptop screen goes black

Have you tried updating your graphics driver yet?
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