I have an old eMachine T2245 with a nVidia FX5200 card that I have had great results in watching movies on my HD TV using the nView cloned screen by running a s-VHS cable from the eMachine. Well I had a Sharp flat screen fall into my lap with HDMI and DVI inputs so I was using it as a monitor(42") while my son used the 22" I had. Maybe the sharp was too much for the card (it uses pre-PC1 slot) since it started just going out. Well I had my desktop in dual view when I couldn't get the tv back up and it had the desktop on it. the monitor is blank other than the desktop image it had. I can see the mouse pointer travel out of view but needless to say can not click or drag anything back working blind. I hope it isn't a case of my carelessness. I did try and reboot in safe mode in order to adjust display setting in nVidia back to single screen(I was proud I thought of that!) However it did not seem to be effective or didn't save settings. I want to replace the graphics card with the next step up so would it be easier to just jump ship and hope that fixes the problem. I feel like I should know why this happened, but alas, I come to you with a humble gesture asking "help".
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Edited by hamluis, 09 June 2012 - 09:33 AM.
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