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Windows 7: Another boot problem

05 Sep 2010   #1
smartcard1

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 
Another boot problem

Running Windows 7 (I think it's Home Basic but I can't check right now) I tried to connect the laptop to my TV to display an English language program for foreigners. I didn't know how to do it so I experimented, and finding "projector" in the control panel I clicked "projector only" at which time the screen went blank....and has stayed blank after the "Starting Windows" icon thru repeated attempts to boot. I don't know how to get the video back onto my screen.

Assuming I can get the video back I'll still need to know how to properly connect to and adjust the TV, using a VGA connector at the laptop end and a HDMI at the TV end of the cable.

Both the computer and the TV have RCA ports and I wonder if that might be a better choice of cable for connecting the two.

Thanks much in advance.


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05 Sep 2010   #2
smartcard1

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 
Another boot problem

Hey, which one of you already fixed it LOL? After 4 days of nothing the video just popped up in a normal display. Now I only need to know how to connect to the TV to display computer programs on the TV
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05 Sep 2010   #3
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I went to The Future to fix it for you


What output connectors are on your computer ?

What input connectors are on the TV ?


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05 Sep 2010   #4
smartcard1

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 
Another boot problem

The Toshiba laptop has that blue VGA jobbie and also has RCA ports but I couldn´t tell you if they are input or output.

The TV also has two HDMI ports, one labelled DVI in and one unlabelled; It also has the following ports;

RGB IN (PC)
RS-232C IN (CONTROL)
AUDIO IN (RGB/DVI)
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05 Sep 2010   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

You probably need a converter cable then. Make sure you get the right type for each end of the cable.


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05 Sep 2010   #6
smartcard1

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Doc, I HAVE that cable. I just don't know which of the two HDMI port in the TV to plug into and what to do to configure both the computer and TV to desplay on the TV.
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05 Sep 2010   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I would try the DVI in first, then right click on Desktop for Screen resolution, & see if it will detect TV as a 2nd monitor.


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05 Sep 2010   #8
smartcard1

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

Doc, as soon as I right clicked, my laptop monitor went black and nothing is showing on the TV screen except NO SIGNAL and now I can't get the video back on my laptop.
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05 Sep 2010   #9
smartcard1

Windows 7 Home Basic
 
 

By the way, I tried both HDMI ports. There must be something to set that I don't know about
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05 Sep 2010   #10
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Does your TV remote have a Menu button to choose type of INPUT ?
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