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Monitor screen and graphics card problem


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GORADIO

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My laptop's screen is broken, and shows nothing but a white screen. It's a hardware problem, I think it was dropped or something. Either way, I've plugged it into a second monitor so I can still see stuff, but the way the software for my Intel 82845G graphics chip works then I can't set it to run with the second monitor in any way other than with the graphics card's settings (Alt-F4 won't work), through the desktop context menu. Problem is, I can't *see* the context menu... If I start Windows up in safe mode it uses the basic drivers and just automatically outputs to the second monitor but I can't do half of what I need to do in safe mode. Any ideas? Or does anyone have the same chipset and could tell me what buttons to invisibly press?

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In a toshiba laptop i had i needed to change the setting in display setting in control panel to be able to use a desktop monitor. It was a setting that told the computer to use both displays but use the second display when it was plugged in.

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well that would be fine, I was imagining there would be a setting on mine but safe mode doesn't let me get to the Intel Graphics settings, and I'm blind otherwise. :tazz:

Edited by GORADIO, 14 December 2005 - 05:21 AM.

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