Well, yet again, I've rummaged myself into another hardware situation @_@ To sum up my situation, I'm trying to use a CRT monitor (the large older-fashioned ones) on my laptop, which now has a cracked LCD monitor (I mean literally cracked, all across the screen). Good news, the monitor works & I can now again use my laptop. Bad News? It can only operate in safe-mode. In order to run the laptop using a CRT monitor (it is a Dell brand, so there's fortunately a key combination to switch between CRT/LCD monitors) I use the FN+F8 keys to switch over. If I try to run the laptop normally, it will work just fine using the CRT monitor, as I can see the OS loading up. But here's where it gets iffy. As soon as the Os apparently loads, the CRT monitor flickers, then somehow becomes inert (black screen & yellow power light) But, whenever I run everything on safe-mode, everything works just dandy. Only now, alot of tolls/features/settings are disabled as they should if in safe-mode. My laptop only has one port for a monitor, so I know it's in the right(only) place, and I know all of my laptop drivers are up to date. I'm not exactly knowledgeable on running multiple-monitors, so all and all, that's all I can think would cause this prolem. So, is there anyone who may have a suggestion to enable me to run my laptop normally using a CRT monitor? Oh, and just for some specs for what I'm using too: -------- CRT Monitor- Spectrum 5E Laptop- Dell Ibspiron 1501
Perhaps a display driver is loading up and messing you up.
Try reinstalling the drivers for the CRT monitor (get them from the producer's website or a 3rd party website if that crt producer no longer exists).
After that, reinstall your display drivers.
In safe mode, why don't you go into your driver settings and set up the CRT monitor as the primary monitor? That might fix it.
And yeowch, cracked laptop screens suck.
...Success... ALright, got the monitor finally working now. SO thank you to everyone who contributed with their solutios here. It really helped me out.