Windows Safe Mode
CHSAFE: Getting into Windows Safe Mode. I always forget the exact key sequence to get Windows into safe mode. I need this quite a bit when I switch monitors since Windows can lock into a higher resolution than an LCD can display (for instance right now I have a machine that is at 1280x1024 while the monitor only does 1024x768).
The screen goes blank after the startup screen which is how you can tell.
The easiest way out that I've found is to get into _Safe Mode_ and reconfigure the driver there.
To get there, press and hold the F8 key when Windows startups up. With some older computers you'll get an error if you do this during the boot up sequence so if it doesn't work try rapidly tapping.