I don't want to do a clean install either since there are a few files on my laptop that I need. Oh yeah, when I plug my monitor into my laptop it says "no input" until it gets to a point where the monitor's screen would usually light up, then it goes into power save mode and displays "move mouse or press key on keyboard" when I press the options button on it, but doing either of those just switches it back to power save mode.
I have two peripheral problems that might have simple solutions: my sister's primary laptop gets stuck on loading screen (just Microsoft and a progress bar underneath) and my PC has a hardware failure noise when starting up (and there's no display, the two monitors I tried with work fine on this PC). Usually it means my graphics card has come loose but I've tried reinserting it twice and get the same problem. My brother attached a magnet to my PC which might have been the cause of the problems, heh.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Cheers, Kieran.