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cant display bios through external monitor

pavilion dv8:CNF947757F
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)

i have an hp pavilion dv8 notebook and i broke the screen so i used an external monitor to solve the problem.

after i found out my notebook was capable of 64-bit i needed to get it installed as the software i wanted to use id 64-bit only, but i cant view the bios through hdmi (havent tried vga yet) but this is the biggest roadblock of all i tried some button combinations and everthing with no success

i would like to ask for help

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cant display bios through external monitor

Your computer: HP Pavilion dv8-1080ez Entertainment Notebook PC


has:  HP Pavilion dv8 Entertainment PC Maintenance and Service Guide


but this page does NOT describe the "function" settings for the F1-through-F12 keys.


Possibly, one of those keys controls the display, e.g.,

* display only onto the internal screen

* display only onto the external monitor (VGA? HDMI?)

* display on both internal and external


by repeatedly pressing 'FN' and one of those 'F-keys' to cycle through the above options.




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