control alt f7 is not working

Yvonne
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I pressed control+alt+f1 and my screen went blank.

Now my display will not come back unless I am in safe mode.

Everywhere I check, control+alt+f7 is supposed to return my screen display to normal, but that is not working.

I have checked the device manager. Neither of my display adapters have been disabled. There are no obvious errors. I have Intel HD Graphics Family and NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, if that helps. I am using win7 professional.

Any ideas on how I can get my display back?
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Go into safe mode and go to display properties.  Is the resolution correct?  Other settings there?
YvonneInterface Engineer

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The resolution is the default setting, 1024x768, but the graphics are disabled in safe mode so none of the other settings are available.
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I did a restore and that fixed it. I was hoping to find a quick, easy fix, but the restore did the trick.

Remind me to never touch control+alt+F1 again. :-D
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The restore fixed the problem though I would be happy to find out why control+alt+F7 did not fix my display. I am all ears...

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