my old dell laptop has a broken screen so I plug it into a external monitor. But it only shows stuff at the welcome screen .i badly need to use DOS. but it will only show that on the built in screen (Broken) is there a way to somehow make the external monitor my default:emotion-60: emoticon.Lightning.title emoticon.Angry.title emoticon.Storm.title
How are you connecting the monitor? You must use either VGA or DVI-I conection. DVI-D connection is pure digital, it does not carry analog, and it sounds like your laptop is generating an analog signal until windows load (old video cards do that).