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Reinstalling XP on a laptop with a broken screen! Challange!

\015 Hi guys!So I have a bit of a situation that I've been trying to figure out for the last week or so, but to no avail. Hopefully, you guys can lend me a helping hand!I have a Compaq V5119US laptop with XP SP3 that I've used as a personal/school/work laptop for the past three or so years. Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of miles of happy travels and no serious problems ended about two months ago when a clumsy companion dropped it from a height of about 5 feet. The laptop actually survived the fall, not without suffering some severe physical damage that left the screen dangling on a single hinge (the screen could only remain open with support, but was otherwise perfectly functional). A few weeks ago however, the screen gave out and went blank (not black, but rather shows small lines in different colors - looks white).Clearly, I had to purchase a replacement laptop (about time!), but I also wanted to keep this one around as it was otherwise one of the most solid and reliable PC's I've had. I opted to connect it to my LCD TV at home and it worked flawlessly from the very beginning. As of late, however, I've began to notice some deterioration in the laptop's performance. Cleaning out unwanted and unused programs didn't have much of an effect, so I'm choosing to reinstall the OS fresh.This isn't the first time I've done this, so I know what to expect and am generally pretty good at troubleshooting when it comes to the whole process. However, I'm still a bit mystified as to how I'm going to reinstall the OS using an external display on a laptop... As I understand it, the driver for the VGA port has to be reinstalled as well, so technically I'd be going blind through most of the reformatting and installation! I've done the research and I haven't found a convincing solution, so I'm really hoping one of you can help me solve this riddle!Thanks and best regards,\015

Answers :

If unit works through a desktop monitor
\015\012then chances are its the ribbon cable going from the lcd to the motherboard
Try to find a pc monitor to connect untill you get it updated,.most use generic drivers. You might want to try a registry cleaner and fixer. Like http://download.cnet.com/Registry-Repair-Wizard/3000-2086_4-10371159.html
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