Aug 7, 2015
Hi all,

My laptop screen has been broken for quite a while (totally cracked with no screen showing) thus have been using a second monitor connected to the laptop via HDMI or vga.

However, last night my sister decided to reinstall windows 7 and restore the laptop as it was running slow. However, during this reinstall the screen connected to the laptop went off when the laptop restarted during reinstall and I cannot see the laptop screen so unsure what to click or type as the image has not returned to my external monitor.

Is there anyway I can get the screen to resume on my external monitor bearing in mind I currently cannot see anything?? I am enormously grateful for any help for me to solve this. I am unsure what stage the laptop is under during reinstall as I cannot see anything but the laptop doesn't seem like it's loading as I've left it for ages.