The screen is shot on this machine --I have a USB to VGA adapter, but can't get it to activate. Because I have no screen I can't go through the typical Driver install .... is there a way to force the system to boot to the USB Display adaptor?
Welcome back to the HP Support Forums! I understand that you are looking for a way to use a display connected using a USB display adapter as your boot display. I am happy to give you a hand with this.
I do not believe that this is currently possible, for several reasons. First the system BIOS would need the ability to recognize the USB port connection as a standard video connection. You would almost certainly need to either disable or disconnect your existing built in display, and you would also need the drivers that make a USB video adapter work installed. If the BIOS does not recognize the device as a valid video device inherently you will never get a display, when you need to get into the BIOS setup.
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