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04-26-2012 10:11 PM
How can I use HP System Recovery to reinstall the Vista 64-bit OS using only an external monitor? Unfortunately the display on my HP Pavilion DV5-1000US is broken.
04-27-2012 12:41 AM
Test the external monitor connection on startup of the notebook. If you get video on the external display (from the BIOS) when you start it up, then it should work during a Recovery. Test it yourself by trying to access the Recovery manager. It will either work or not.
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04-27-2012 10:06 AM
Thanks for suggesting use of BIOS messages as an indicator of recovery success using an external display. Currently all my BIOS messages go to the internal display, which is broken. Therefore, I do not know what information those messages present. How can I direct the BIOS messages to the external display?
I have located the HP Recovery Disks I made when the computer was purchased. Thanks for reminding me about them.