Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has any good ideas for this problem I'm having at the moment.
I have an Alienware 17 R3 laptop that had its monitor basically destroyed, but should be working fine otherwise. The laptop has an HDMI port for an external monitor, which, will be the only way it will be usable past this point, the real issue is that the intel integrated graphics are run to the main (broken) monitor, and the HDMI port, is apparently only wired to the built-in Nvidia card.
Because of this, I cannot access BIOS, or really anything to get to a point to where I can install the Nvidia drivers onto a clean OS.
If I boot up the laptop into its current Windows 10 installation, it gets to the desktop for a short period, but I believe there's something wrong with the OS installation, as it freezes about 3 seconds in, and then the screen goes blank and crashes, so I'm trying to install a clean Win10 installation on another hard drive and test to see if I can have it auto-install the Nvidia drivers upon bootup by placing the intel/nvidia grapics drivers into the DriverStore folder, using the pnputil program, but it didn't seem to work.
I also tried adding the aforementioned drivers to a bootable WinPE drive with dism, but I also couldn't get it to show up on the HDMI-attached monitor.
Does anyone have any ideas that I could try? Or maybe I'm going about something the wrong way? Any help would be appreciated, thank you.