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switch pc out of safe mode with damaged screen

safe mode; screen/monitor keyboard shortcut

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I was trying to restart my laptop in safe mode in order to run the antivirus scan on an external without re-infecting the computer. However, in basic safe mode, it seems to have disconnected my screen, which is on the HDMI port because the screen to the laptop is damaged, and only the very top quarter inch is visible. Obviously, I need to reset it to boot in safe mode WITH networking, right? However, I'm flying blind. How do I get System Configuration to open, switch to the boot screen, change the settings, and apply, without using the mouse and having only a sliver at the top of visibility? Or how do I attach the monitor to show? I need to fix this tonight, preferably (Monday, May 14th, 2018). Hope you can help!
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Hi, tanaamazonas:



When you start windows in safe mode it only runs specific drivers allowing it to check your Operating System: That's why you can’t see your screen in HDMI. 
¿Do you have a VGA Monitor? 
Let me know how it goes. 

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