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I have an emachines M5405 that I am using for entertainment mostly.
I hooked up an external monitor that I extended the desktop onto.
The main monitor has now gone kaput.
I can boot and hit the Fn key to activate the external monitor but the external monitor does not have the task bar or any other option to let me reconfigure the displays.
I have a password setup to log onto windows for my username. I am thinking that the password screen is where I am stuck at, it's on the broken monitor, yet when I just type it in nothing seems to happen.
Does anyone know of the keystrokes I need to do to fix this?
I have the original restore dvd but I cannot seem to get the computer to boot from it.
I have tried hitting F8 to boot into safe mode but that doesn't seem to work either.
if you can see the bios setting in external monitor you can change the monitor display setting from bios.
settings might look something like this: "LCD>CRT" is one setting with "CRT>LCD" being it's other option; or it might look like "CRT/LCD" or it might say something like "Init display :" followed by LCD or CRT.... be sure you set it to CRT if you have an option.
Thank you but I cannot get the bios screen (or anything) to show on the external monitor while booting.
My external monitor is a year old LCD flat screen. I may try using an old CRT. Also I may try booting from a Vista setup disk (I do not have an XP setup disk other than the restore DVD that came with the computer.