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Windows 7: Win 7 not detecting monitor

28 May 2009   #1
DocClock

Main OS Windows XP home
 
 
Win 7 not detecting monitor

Ok, I have run out of ideas on this..My setup is win7 64, P35 chipset, 4g ddr2,Evga 8600GT dual dvi with dvi to vga converter s-video out, Q6600, 160g pata hdd and a Gateway EV700 (17").
I cannot get win7 to show the desktop, or detect the monitor....I have an LCD TV hooked to the S-video connector and that is the only way I can see the desktop.
The main monitor will show everything up to the point of showing the desktop..that is where the mon goes blank and I have to look at the TV.
Someone suggested I try XP driver for the monitor, but it will not install and just gives a dialog saying that winxp and above already has the drivers nessesary.
I have tried the win7 64 drivers from MS update, Nvidia, and EVGA (both win7 and Vista 64 drivers).
I have tried both monitor outputs. nothing.
I have a KVM which was not an issue for XP, but I am not sure about W7.
Taking out the KVM is my last resort, as I am running out of ideas.
I also tried using an old Diamond Stealth PCI card to no avail....It wouldn't even post with it.
If I had a VGA to S-video converter, I would try that, but for now, I am stuck trying to use win7 on a tv screen that is only 12".
At 1024x768 it's not much fun trying to read anything on it.

I forgot to add that the Nvidia ctrl panel does not show multi display menu


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28 May 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Have you checked the refresh rate and tried others? I dunno, first thing that comes to mind. Also, do a Windows Update if you haven't.
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28 May 2009   #3
DocClock

Main OS Windows XP home
 
 

Dunno if I can change the refresh rate on a tv..I will try it though.
Windows update didn't resolve any issues for me...yet.
Thanks,
Doc
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28 May 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hook up the monitor you are having problems with.

Then you could boot into safe mode with networking and try a windows update like that. Maybe it will do something nice.

Or maybe you could set the refresh rate then, in safe mode. Not sure how that goes, never tried to do this myself.
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28 May 2009   #5
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Tried drivers mate?

Enzo.
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28 May 2009   #6
DocClock

Main OS Windows XP home
 
 

"I have tried the win7 64 drivers from MS update, Nvidia, and EVGA (both win7 and Vista 64 drivers)."
Gonna try changing refresh rate in safe mode...and from the tv screen. will post back.
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28 May 2009   #7
DocClock

Main OS Windows XP home
 
 

I dunno what happened, but I started in safe mode, changed to 1024x768 and rebooted, and I used the TV screen to view the settings page and told it to "extend" and my main monitor lit up.
WooHoo! win7 yea baby!
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28 May 2009   #8
Avien

Windows 7 Build 7600|16384- 64bit
 
 

Did you try this?

Force DVI/HDMI resolutions and refresh rates

Sounds like you had a refresh rate problem.
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30 May 2009   #9
Snufffed

 

Windows 7 nor Vista detect my monitor correctly. I have to install the drives from the manufacture to get it 100%. It works great as generic so I have stopped reinstalling.
Generic sounds Green like.
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19 Dec 2009   #10
RICH271

WINDOWS 7
 
 

we are having a huge problem... we had vista and ran a hdmi cable from the back of our gateway pc to the lg tv all was good, we upgraded to windows 7 and the only thing that shows on the tv is a pic of the windows 7 logo... any thoughts? very frustrating....
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