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No longer can connect pc to TV via VGA - because of any Vista updates?

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No longer can connect pc to TV via VGA - because of any Vista updates?

petranka.badova
Hi! I used to be able to connect my laptop to my LCD Samsung TV using a VGA cable without any problems but since some time in December I have not been able to do so. Whenever I plug in the VGA cable coming from my TV to my laptop, the laptop screen goes black and the TV displays "Not a supported mode". While the cable is connected, since my laptop screen in black, I cannot change any of the settings on the laptop because I cannot see anything. When I unplug the cable and go into my video card settings (I have NVIDIA GeForce7150M/nForce 630M), and I click on the set up multiple displays option, I only see one available display - Laptop Display. I remember that when I initially set up my computer to connect to my TV when I bought it, this was different, and I had the option of dual/clone display, etc. Now there is nothing like that. This is really frustrating. Does anyone have a clue what is happening? Do you think this might be because of any updates that may have been pushed through to my computer and how should I go about fixing this? Thanks so much in advance!
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    TheChas

    I do not trust Microsoft as a source for driver updates. I have had too many problems with poor or even wrong drivers being installed.

    Go to the Nvidia website and download the correct driver for your card. Once installed, that should take care of the problem.

    Chas

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    OldER Mycroft

    Don't forget that any laptop with a bespoke graphics capability has TWO desktop settings systems. The first is for the standard laptop settings which is common to all Windows laptops. The second is the Graphics Card settings which only appears when you have a bespoke graphics system fitted.

    My laptop's standard desktop settings window only shows options for controlling a single monitor (the laptop display itself).

    My laptop's Nvidia settings window shows options for controlling the laptop display plus the 22" Hanns-G monitor that I'm typing this on at the moment.

    Right click on your desktop but select the Nvidia settings option - or select it from your Control Panel window.

    The Nvidia settings is the one that you need.

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    TheChas

    I do not trust Microsoft as a source for driver updates. I have had too many problems with poor or even wrong drivers being installed.

    Go to the Nvidia website and download the correct driver for your card. Once installed, that should take care of the problem.

    Chas

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    OldER Mycroft

    Don't forget that any laptop with a bespoke graphics capability has TWO desktop settings systems. The first is for the standard laptop settings which is common to all Windows laptops. The second is the Graphics Card settings which only appears when you have a bespoke graphics system fitted.

    My laptop's standard desktop settings window only shows options for controlling a single monitor (the laptop display itself).

    My laptop's Nvidia settings window shows options for controlling the laptop display plus the 22" Hanns-G monitor that I'm typing this on at the moment.

    Right click on your desktop but select the Nvidia settings option - or select it from your Control Panel window.

    The Nvidia settings is the one that you need.