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Windows 7: Extended Desktop

06 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Extended Desktop


System Manufacturer/Model Number: HP-Pavilion/KT372AA-A2L a6518f
OS: Windows 7 Home Premuim (student upgrade from Vista Home Premuim)
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5400+, 2800 Mhz
Motherboard: Seriously, I looked for any kind of label and can't find it.
Memory: 3.00 GB Ram
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio
Monitor(s) Displays: Samsung SyncMater 920 Nx
Screen Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Hard Drives: Drive C, Local Fixed Disk 263.94 GB free of 455.43 GB total, Samsung

I have been running an extended desktop to my TV with both XP and Vista with little problem. Now that I've upgraded to Windows 7, my graphics CP cannot even detect a TV, even when I do a forced hardware detection. I'm connecting with an s-video cable.

Any suggestions?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

08 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)

There are a few threads with this issue and the common point appears to S-Video. Have a look through the other threads and try and connect via something other than S-Video.

In my set-up, I use an optical connection for sound to an external amp and DVI-HDMI direct to the TV for video.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7

Have you gone to Windows Update?

Start Control Panel Classic View, Windows Update

Click Check for updates and install all the drivers available even the optional ones.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Nov 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by I M A PC View Post
Have you gone to Windows Update?

Start Control Panel Classic View, Windows Update

Click Check for updates and install all the drivers available even the optional ones.
This is generally alright, but you really should get drivers from the manufacturer's website. Microsoft supplied video drivers tend to mess up systems rather often. Sometimes network drivers too.

Visit NVIDIA's website and install the latest driver.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium

Actually, I emailed the NVidia tech support and they told me to use a different S-Video cord. I found it, and things work now. Please close this topic.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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