I have a laptop with a non-working screen,I have connected an external screen and when I first boot up it shows the xp window then straight after that the screen goes blank, I know the graphic card is ok because I have Ubuntu installed and I can get that to appear on the external monitor and I can use the laptop as normal, its just xp I need,I have gone into the bios and I can`t do anything, any suggestions please, thanks in advance.
Start the PC and press F8 repeatedly to get the Advanced Startup Menu. Choose "Enable VGA Mode". This option starts Windows in 640 x 480 mode by using the current video driver (not Vga.sys). This mode is useful if the display is configured for a setting that the monitor cannot display. In display properties you should then be able to reduce the refresh rate for the monitor or set a lower resolution.