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booting with no screen

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by porville, Feb 10, 2005.

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  1. porville

    porville Thread Starter

    Feb 10, 2005
    I want to use my old PC to store some files like a backup it's connected in a closet to a router with 2 other PC, I've loaded Windows 98 SE on my C drive and it's booting correctly but when I'm trying to boot without a screen connected to the PC it want boot. Does Windows absolutely need a screen connected to be able to boot ? If not what can I change.

    Thank you
  2. abbyk


    Sep 14, 2003

    No - you should not need monitor connected to boot as normal.

    Are you sure its not booting ? Personally I would try a boot without monitor & after a couple of minutes (enough time for complete boot into windows) plug in monitor to check ( you are not supposed to hotswap a monitor connection, but I've never had any problems doing so)
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