My Dell laptop fell off of the surface it was on, and the screen hit a piece of furniture on the way down. (thankfully the floor was carpeted) The screen is obviously shot. When I turn it on, the screen is a mess of pixels (that's the only way I can think of to describe it) aside from a small place at the top. The small, seemingly undamaged part of the screen at the top just displays a message to the effect that Windows XP can't boot up due to a hardware error and the computer must be shut down or restarted. Two questions: Assuming nothing else besides the screen was damaged, will be a broken screen cause Windows to refuse to boot? Also, if I'm able to hook up an external CRT monitor, do I have to do anything to make the laptop find the monitor? It seems that I recall something about having to use one of the F keys plus Fn for that.