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Display adapter failed, using alternate

Explanation: Some systems have the ability to support a primary and a secondary video display (the secondary typically being monochrome text). The system has detected a failure in the primary display and therefore is using the secondary one.

Diagnosis: The BIOS setting for display type may be set wrong, or there may be a failure of the video card.

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