- March 21, 2009 at 1:25 am #28624
Not sure where to put this question so I picked this one. Feel free to move it.March 21, 2009 at 1:33 am #31547
hook it back up so you can see your computer.Right click on the desktop, click on properties (xp) or personalize (vista)go to settings (xp) or display settings (vista)you may see two boxes, one should be black the other should be greyed out, click the one that is greyed out, this represents the unused port on your videocarddown below select where it says extend my desktop onto this monitor, and click applyafter a few seconds things should be back to normal (if a window asks you to save settings press yes)you should be able to switch cables and get the display on your tv, just the background thoughto make it display the whole desktop you need to switch the cables backgo back to settings if you closed itclick on the secondary monitor boxand click where it says this is my main monitorthis may be tricky as the screen will go blackyou have about 20 seconds to change the cable and press save settings (or you can press enter before changing cables)and presto, you should have fixed your problem ;DMarch 21, 2009 at 3:10 am #31548
Thanks Merlin. I'll give that a try tomorrow afternoon. Might need to ask the wifey for some help to make the connection before the change.March 21, 2009 at 3:31 am #31549
Yes, dvi and hdmi are better then vga when it comes to video qualityOFFTOPICFunny story, My brother got a ps3, its hooked up through svideo, and it displays better then the xbox 360 using componentps3 - 720pxbox360 1080pWTF??March 21, 2009 at 3:21 pm #31550
OK Merlin, I guess I should have mentioned my OS first. XP media center.March 21, 2009 at 4:48 pm #31551
Hey Merlin,March 21, 2009 at 8:58 pm #31552
ok, further in the tutorial I said that you also have to click the button that says this is my main monitorif you do this and you still dont have a startbar on your dvi cable, let me knowMarch 22, 2009 at 4:01 am #31553
Sorry Merlin,March 22, 2009 at 4:08 am #31554
are they both plugged in at the same time? or are you switching back and forth?either way, you restarted your computer yes? does your computer auto login?if your computer does not auto login, then your pc may be stuck with the login prompt on the other screenIF this is the case, then login, and go back to properties, again, and click on the origional monitor, and uncheck where it says extend my desktop onto this monitorif your computer does auto login then let me know and i will give you another idea or twoif you need to go on, please dont forget to answer my question ;DMarch 22, 2009 at 4:26 am #31555
My system does auto login.March 22, 2009 at 4:28 am #31556
ah, i like helping outso next would be turn off the extend my desktop onto this monitor option on the first one 😛March 24, 2009 at 8:31 pm #31557
Got it Merlin. In my Nvidia control panel there's an option to ” resize my desktop” Made it a bit smaller and all is good. Resolution set at 1920 x 1080. Awesome picture!
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