Ati, S-video Mess up

By Frosty21 ยท 5 replies
Apr 1, 2010
  1. I pluged my pc into a generic tc and started to muck around with the settings in Ati control panel and display settings. I chose the tv as the default primary device and ever since my TFT monitor is not working anymore. I couldn't even get the tv to work and now im getting no signal from the monitor. The PC is perfectly fine, it boots then comes the windows loading screen then the monitor goes into stand by mode. So how do i get it to continue and not switch off? I'm assuming it's looking for the generic tv as i set it as the default device?
    I'm using xp, i can go into safe moe using the monitor, i can even go into VGA mode, but i can't access Ati control panel for some odd reason.

    Any help will be appreciated.
  2. Frosty21

    Frosty21 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    ok i got the problem sorted, well 1/2 sorted. I plugged my Dvi cable into the other dvi port on the GPU and it displays again.
  3. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +31

    have you tick "force TV detection" in the catalyst?
  4. Frosty21

    Frosty21 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    that's the first thing i did after i start using the other dvi port. Might have to re-use the other port to be sure it works now.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    You can also boot into Safe Mode (F-*8), which will reset the video.
  6. Frosty21

    Frosty21 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 23

    i tried that but it didn't reset anything. I even tried VGA mode but when i try to change resolution then the screen goes in to power save mode.
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