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Windows update failed, can't solve problem with external monitor (Samsung RV510)


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#1 MGHall

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 01:43 PM

Hi All,

 

So I came home from work to a 'Windows Update has failed... reverting changes' screen. Left it overnight, it got stuck at 'Shutting down', so I rebooted it to find the same 'Windows Update has failed' screen.
Having googled a few solutions, it seems like there's a few ways to circumvent this problem, but they all seem to involve booting in Safe Mode. My problem is that my laptop screen is broken, so I'm forced to use an external monitor, which doesn't display any content which would allow me to boot in safe mode. I've read that Fn+F4 should be able to switch output to my external monitor (it doesn't). 

 

Here's where it gets interesting. My laptop screen was removed very crudely (read: pulled off), and so the cable which connected the GPU to the screen is still attached to its original position inside the laptop. Is this preventing me from seeing the boot menus on my external monitor?

 

If not, are there any inventive solutions for me to be able to circumvent this Windows update failure screen? I've read about unattended install discs so I might have to look into that as a last resort,

 

Thanks! :)



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