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    just installed my carpc, need help with big problem

    OK so last night i finally installed everything into my car and it worked AMAZING. Everything went in easy with no problems and it worked out with no kinks or hitches. well that isnt possible right? so today i go to start my car, computer looks like it is booting up right, it was in hibernate, shows the bar going through the resuming windows, and them my xenarc turns off. I can hit like delete to enter the menu before it starts and that will stay on as long as i want it to, but as soon as it goes into windows, my screen looses the signal and powers off. What can I do? is there something wrong with booting from hibernate that is causing it? I tried hitting f8 during the resuming windows section and booting normal but that didnt work either. any help is greatly appreciated. This problem just doesnt seem to make sense. also the computer is on because i can hear the music playing that was on before it turned off.

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    Without knowing lots of details, it sounds like your resolution and/or refresh rate have gotten borked somehow. It could also be your video drivers being borked, as well.
    Can you boot to safe mode with any success?
    Can you hook up a different monitor to the computer and boot to it successfully?

    Try those things as some initial troubleshooting steps.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    this seems to happen to me about every 3 months or so. i boot into safe mode and reinstall the video drivers.


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    what do you do to reinstall the video drivers. I have the xenarc touchscreen, which came with a CD but when i got to reinstall it, says are you sure you want to uninstall this or something along those lines, but it like doesnt do anything. Can I reinstall them from anything else? or do i need the cd? I just dont understand whats happening because it worked yesterday, and then like 6 hours later it didnt. frustrating, but ill get through it hopefully

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    reinstall the video drivers, not touchscreen drivers, ie the nvidia or ati drivers for the VIDEO card. should clear the problem up.


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    Video drivers are for the display adapter, not the monitor.....
    If you're using the video chipset that's on the motherboard, then the drivers will be on the CD that came with your motherboard or on the motherboards manufacturer's website. If you're using a seperate video card, then the drivers would be on the CD that came with the video card or available from the video card manufacturer's website.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
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