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Quandry:Perform a Factory Restore with Broken Monitor

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Midean_ACER_5620, Nov 3, 2011.

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  1. Midean_ACER_5620

    Midean_ACER_5620 Thread Starter

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    The Problem:
    For the past 4 years I've been using an Extensa 5620 with Windows Vista. :)
    Nearly 2 years ago the display screen broke. :(
    I began using the external VGA port to replace the screen. :D
    Recently I got a virus which destryed my restore points and forced my computer to blue screen no matter how it booted. :mad:
    As a last resort, I did a factory reset using the alt+10 boot option. (n)
    I forgot that the external VGA port is not active until the computer is completely installed. :eek:
    My VGA is only active until the install screens reappear or if I boot into safe mode. :(
    If I boot into safe mode it won't let me continue until I finish the installation.:eek:

    I need to be able to continue installation from safe mode, activate my external VGA port during installation, or have a screen by screen guide that will let me install without the video active then activate my video after install is complete. :confused:
    Any other solutions would be nice as well.:cool:
     
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  3. Midean_ACER_5620

    Midean_ACER_5620 Thread Starter

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    I have a working screen, the external screen (removed from a dead desktop which the lap top repaced).
    I don't need two screens.
    I'm happy enough to work with the one and I'd rather not spend the money for a 2nd. Also the parts necessary in holing the screen to the laptop were damaged when removed.
     
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