Plug in both dvi and vga cable into video card and monitor
turn on computer (boot to windows fully)
shut down computer
unplug vga cable
leave dvi alone
unplug monitor 10 sec
turn on computer
I've read several success stories with this method. The problem is that my video card, a low profile GeForce 9600 GT, only has an HDMI and a DVI port. I'd been using a DVI to VGA converter, so I technically can't follow these instructions because I can't have both VGA and DVI connected at the same time.
I'm guessing my next step is to buy a DVI to DVI/VGA splitter and continue with the procedure then? I'd hate to buy one, but if that's what it takes...
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Windows XP Pro SP3
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 1.99GHz
2.50 GB RAM
monitor: ViewSonic VX2250wm
video card: NVIDIA Galaxy GeForce 9600 GT Low Profile