I am working on a laptop with a broken screen so up until now I have had to press F5 every time to enable vga mode for the external monitor to kick in.
Then I go to the display settings to knock it up from 800x600 to 1024x768 as this is how it always opens at.
Today I have managed to get the machine to boot straight to vga by adding 'basevideo' to the bootini cmd line file, this has done the job and now the machine boots straight to the external monitor.
The only thing now is that I still have the inconvenience of resetting the res which forever resorts back to 800x600 on every reboot, why does it do this and is there anyway I can make it hold the 1024x768 setting.
Any and all advice welcome.
Thanks in advance .... Tom
Toshiba Satellite running XP Home
Edited by Tommy Timebomb, 01 January 2012 - 10:17 AM.