Im not very savy but I can follow directions. I have a HP Pavillion (2003) that had a bad video card. I cannot hook up a monitor. I want to get my personal pics, videos, and progrms out before I scrap the desktop. How do I hook up my laptop and get everything out of the desktop?
You pull the hdd out of the desktop and use a usb adapter to attach it to the laptop. For what your asking you'd have to install remote connection software on the desktop and that is next to impossible without a monitor.
Is it just a bad video card or does the system boot up but no video?
As long as it boots up, you should be able to browse to it.
If you remember the computer name, you can try getting to it (hooked up with a wired connection to a router. Start button, then type in \\computername or start a remote desktop connection in Windows.