|"Well it didn't fully boot with the resolution i had set with the previous monitor."|
Whether the computer itself boots has nothing to do with the resolution setting in Windows.
If the hard drive has a bootable partition on it - a partition an operating system was installed on - that the bios detects, that operating system will load if there's nothing wrong with it.
However, you may get no video or bad looking video in Windows if the Resolution is set wrong in Windows.
I have probably told you this before in your previous topics.....
All LCD, Plasma, and LED LCD displays have an "optimal" or "native" resolution - if you use that resolution, what's displayed on the screen looks the best it can be.
If you choose other resolutions, what's displayed on the screen WILL NOT look as good, the most noticeable thing being the Windows fonts / type WILL NOT be as clear. The cheaper your model of TV or computer monitor is, the more likely other resolutions will look a lot worse.
In some cases, if you choose the wrong resolution, the displayed video may be stretched out of proportion horizonatally or vertically, or there may be black areas where no video is displayed at the edges on both sides or on the top and bottom or both on the displayed video
If you choose a resolution the LCD, Plasma, or LED LCD display cannot display, you get no video at all in Windows.
If you don't know what the "optimal" or "native" resolution is for the Samsung TV is, tell us which specific model it is - that's usually on a label on the back of the TV, or printed on the back of the TV.
If the display is on a TV, you get no display on the TV unless the right input source has been selected on the TV, via it's remote control, or via selecting it on the TV itself.
E.g. PC, or Computer, or VGA, or DVI, or S-Video, or Composite video, or Video1, Video2, etc.
If you are using both an external computer monitor (or the computer's built in display) and an external display connected to a video adapter on a computer,
- XP enables only one display by default on a desktop computer. You must enable the external display in Display Properties - Settings in Windows, when the external display is connected to the computer properly.
There is an icon that looks like a monitor for each display there. If you hold your cursor over the icon for the external display , you see Not Active. RIGHT click k on that icon to enable the external display in Windows.
(Windows will retain the second display as long as it is still connected to the computer when Windows is loading, but it will be disabled automatically if it isn't connected then. )
When you go there the settings for the primary monitor are shown by default - when you are using both a computer monitor and an external display, that's usually the external computer monitor (or the built in display on a laptop or a netbook or an all-in-one desktop computer).
To set the resolution for the external display, you have to click on the icon for it, e.g. to set the resolution for the external display.
"Hi Tubes why would i bother with the VGA part as the resolution is lower than the port i suggested using."
Personally, I have a very hard time telling the difference between a digital display / resolution, and a VGA display / resolution. To me, it's one of those things where the actual result is not anywhere near an improvement as what it is in theory.
You often have more resolution choices to choose from for a VGA connection rather than a DVI connection.
I mentioned a DVI to VGA gender adapter, or a DVI to VGA cable, in case you might want to connect a VGA display to the DVI port - when it's a DVI port on a video card installed in a mboard slot, the DVI port always supports the DVI-I standards because it's been wired up that way on the video card - both digital and analogue video are available from the DVI port.
"The shuttle pc has a video card pci...doesn't have onboard video ;0)"
Is that the same Shuttle XPC "barebones" computer and the same "Graphics is a Radeon 9600 se 128mb" PCI-E X16 card as in this previous topic of yours ? :
You never mentioned what brand and model it is.
It probably has a "S-Video" port on it.
"S-Video port" = as in, it's not called that on a video adapter, but the port is compatible with using a legacy 4 pin S-Video cable with it for a legacy S-Video connection to a TV or VCR, or with using a legacy S-Video to RCA jack adapter for a composite video connection to the yellow RCA jack on a TV or VCR.
In either case, the video output is TV Out video that is processed through a chip on the video adapter to make it conform to relatively ancient legacy TV standards - it looks relatively crappy on the TV because of that in comparison to a VGA, DVI, or HDMI display on the TV.
If you provide the make and model of the video card, if you want to know more about those types of connections, I may be able to find a manual for you to examine that may have that info in it.
Since your video adapter has a relatively old video chipset, a problem you MAY have is you MAY NOT be able to select a resolution in Windows for the display on the TV that is the SAME as what the "native" or "optimal" resolution for the TV is supposed to be set to.
In that case,
- if you can, choose a resolution that has the same aspect ratio as the "native" or "optimal" resolution for the TV - the ratio of the width of the physical display to the height of the display, expressed in whole numbers.
E.g. 16:9, or = 1.777 (to 1) when you divide the first number in the resolution by the second number.
- Turn on Clear Type in Windows XP (or Vista or Windows 7) - makes type/fonts on LCD (and LED LCD, and Plasma) screens look clearer.