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problems with my video card

by TimGrasse / May 11, 2012 6:52 AM PDT

I am trying to set up a dual monitor with my tv I have a Y splitter cable. However i can only get one monitor to work at once.
I put everything back as it was and now when i power up i get the windows loading screen and then no signal where the log on screen should be.
does anyone know what i should do to get at least one screen working?

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The clue is the splitter cable.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 11, 2012 7:18 AM PDT

No simple cable has done well.

Let's toss that out and see what other video source we can add or use.

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possible mis communication
by TimGrasse / May 11, 2012 8:56 AM PDT

just to clarify when i plugged the original screen back in i didn't have a splitter cable on how do you reset the video card settings without logging on?

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You can't!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 11, 2012 9:32 AM PDT

Even if I boot Safe Mode, I must log on to reset the video card settings.

Maybe you forgot about Safe Mode?

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reset in safe mode
by TimGrasse / May 11, 2012 3:32 PM PDT
In reply to: You can't!

i tried booting up in safe mode and the main monitor is fine. however i can't keep it like that when i then power up in normal mode an system restore doesn't work in safe mode. how do i reset the video card settings so that they will work in normal mode?
cheers tim
PS. if i can get the 2 screens to work i know that they will have the same display (which is what i want anyway).

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safe mode works fine
by TimGrasse / May 11, 2012 3:43 PM PDT
In reply to: You can't!

Hi. When i loaded up in safe mode everything was fine and i could log on without loosing my video signal however i cant find a way to reset the video card settings from here, Am i being dim here an if so how do i reset the video card settings from safe mode as i cant use system restore.

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You could set the video card settings.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2012 2:07 AM PDT
In reply to: safe mode works fine

In your mind is there a difference from set or reset?

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