I was about to panic this morning when Windows 8 did not boot up properly. It only went to a black screen with the mouse still working. Looking online I found a couple posts that say to try to repair or re-install which I was about to do and then. Wait for it.
I turned my other monitors on. And there she was, just waiting behind monitor 2 to be clicked on. Whew!
Details of my setup:
- Laptop with 3 monitor setup (1 laptop + 2 external)
- Multi-Boot Setup
So in a rare case that you have multiple monitors connected to a laptop, where you have shut your monitors off after shutting down the laptop and have multi-boot (i.e. no operating system has loaded yet, just the nice new OS picker screen), then you may find that your laptop monitor is black.
Update: I also have had it happen when I disconnect my laptop from other monitors and then being out and about with only my laptop the screen doesn’t come up. I likely could just hard reboot, but then I would lose what I had up. I was able to get it to switch to my laptop monitor by using the monitor switch key, however, it took a while. Mine took nearly 30 seconds before the monitor switch happened.
Hope this saves you from wasting a bunch of time.
Did this help you? If so, could you help me?
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