|I've got a HP something with a 8400GS Nvidia card I believe. I'm upgrading Samsung tvs and this one didn't have a vga plug on it so I am unable to hook it up the way it used to be. I used to have a vga cable going straight to the tv and then audio going to my Onkyo TX-SR605 receiver.|
The video card has vga, svideo and dvi out on the back of it. I bought one of the dvi to hdmi cables(already had a dvi to hdmi plug adapter that I found after buying the cable which works the same) so that I could run the computer by the dvi out since the svideo looked terrible the one time I tried it.
My problem now is that when I plug my hdmi cable to the back of my receiver, get the computer turned on and everything set up like I want it, it seems great until I switch from the computer input to another input on the receiver.
When I switch inputs, you can hear the computer make the sound that something has been unplugged and when you try to go back to it, the computer will never come back because either the resolution is messed up for the screen or the card is off. The only way I can get it to come back on is reset the computer by trying to get to safe mode, but instead of going to safe mode, click start with a lower resolution and load windows that way.
Is there anyway in the settings you can force the video card to default to dvi and force it stay on all of the time rather than thinking something is unplugged! It's almost like when it switches inputs on the receiver, it cuts the dvi off, but then when flipping back, the resolution is screwed up I guess and will not display or something?
I can plug a vga cord up to it and my smaller tv monitor and it works fine as long as I unplug the dvi out from the computer or the receiver. I think when I had the two connected at the sametime, I changed a setting to only show the Samsung monitor so that i why I have to unplug the dvi cable to make it show on the smaller monitor by vga!
Thanks for any help