Monitor broken, can't boot into Windows with external monitor

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  1. Fudge
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    I had it working for over a week, not it will no longer boot into Windows. Is there any way I can make it display from an external display before it loads Windows??
     
  2. LockeCole_101629

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    laptop?
     
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    use a tv or something
    my laptop screen broke but i plugged into a tv and it used that by default
     
  4. Fudge
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    I can get it to boot to VGA but not while im not in windows. Problem is I have no clue what is being shown on my laptop so I don't know why it isn't going to windows


     
  5. LockeCole_101629

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    either driver corrupt or defective GPU
    Press F8 while on boot, and choose safe mode
    try re-installing GPU driver (if you can boot to windows)

    try another OS like xpud (just need a flashdrive and yes it's linux)
    just trying to load another OS if it works just fine then yes probably just the driver.
     
  6. FAST6191

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    The others are heading down the right path it sounds either like dodgy hardware (before windows/drivers loads it is effectively limp home mode), dodgy drivers (get rid of them and start over- safe mode or an alternative OS) or that it is over resolution for the screen (press f8 after the BIOS screen to get the windows boot options and select VGA mode). Depending upon what you have installed you might also be able to use that (if you have something like teamviewer then that will probably still be working) however what I came here to say was most laptops will have a button combo using the Fn button and probably one of the F or number keys but it varies between laptops as to what goes to shift between monitor and external (if you have to press two buttons to get numlock then it will be something very similar).