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Windows 7: No video in safe mode

03 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
No video in safe mode

The screen of my HP laptop with 7 ultimate doesn't work anymore so I've been using an external monitor. I changed to the safe mode boot option in MSConfig, but now I'm not getting any video whatsoever. I checked the 7 website and it says that VGA output is supported in safe mode. Is there any way I can get my VGA out working or, if that doesn't work, change the boot options on my HD by connecting it to another computer?

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03 Jan 2011   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Welcome to SF.

I'm not sure why you are using safe mode. Why don't you boot up normally, then use FN+F4 for your external monitor?
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03 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

I was trying to diagnose a problem with my DVD drive. Since I chose safe mode in MSConfig, it only boots to safe mode and because the screen is broken and there's no VGA out I can't change it back to boot normally. Fn+f4 doesn't work either.
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