I'm new here, and I've looked to see if anyone else has had this set of problems, no luck, so here I go:
Short version: Does anyone know how I can get an external monitor to display my laptop's screen in Safe mode?
The LCD on my 14.1" laptop screen (Sony VGN-CR590, Vista Business 32-bit). I'm not sure about the screen res., I never changed it from default settings)just got cracked (by my gigantic puppy, I won't bore anyone with the details) and so I've tried to connect the laptop to my 15" desktop monitor (old Sony PCV-RS 312V, Windows XP Home, 32-bit, res.1024 x 768 ), I've done it before and never had a problem until now. Looking at the laptop screen, I can see a bit of a BSOD. I tried to re-start the laptop in safe mode but the external monitor goes blank and says "No signal".
*Yes, I'm an idiot so the laptop is off-warranty, I contacted Sony anyway, they had no suggestions to give.
*I've tried every combination of FN+ Function keys. No luck.
*I've tried connecting the laptop to a HDTV screen, again, no luck.
*I'm panicking because I was halfway through writing a school essay on the laptop when the puppy used it as a landing pad.
Again, sorry about the extremely long post