I'm going to try to make a medium story short
The last week or so, my laptop has been plugged into my HDMI TV. I went on a trip and when I got where I was going, I tried to turn on my laptop and after the "Starting Windows" screen, my laptop monitor goes blank (but with backlight) where the Windows login screen should be. Being that I wanted my laptop to work, I thought it may be a driver issue, so I booted in safe mode and it worked fine. I deleted the driver from safe mode, restarted and it booted normally, but the graphics were far from up to par, and windows installed a driver. When restarting, the same problem happened!
So to myself, I thought maybe the Windows drivers suck, so I went to Nvidia and downloaded the latest non-beta driver and installed. To no avail the same problem keeps happening. Now that I'm home, I have my computer plugged into my TV and it looks superb! The laptop monitor still doesn't work.
When I unplug my HDMI TV, the laptop screen blinks but then goes back to black with backlight.
I'm thinking this is probably still a driver issue, but wanted to know what others thought.
Side Fact: My subscription just ran out on Kaspersky IS2013. Virus?
I'm running an ASUS G74sx-xr1 with an Nvidia GeForce 560M with 3GB of DDR5