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Thursday, 11-Apr-2013 10:43 Email | Share | Bookmark
out on nVIDIA 9600GSO 512 only gives picture in Windows 7 Safe M

I'll try to make this long story as short as I can. Basically, a year or so ago, a friend of mine in Scotland sent me some of his spare computer parts, which included a new well, almost everything except for a PC case. Among other things was an nVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO 512 video card.

I've been attempting to get the TV-out thing to work. Part of the problem, I'm afraid, is that I'm having to use a 7-pin S-Video-to-RCA adapter (that very one, to be precisely specific), since my TV only has Composite Video (Yellow/Red/White) inputs - unless I want to use RF, but I don't think anyone makes things that use RF these days.

I cannot get picture by plugging the Yellow cable into the Yellow jack (Red and Blue don't work, either) - only by plugging it into the Green jack. I CAN get picture via the 4-pin S-Video jack, but if I reboot the computer, all I get is a grayscale picture on my TV.

Additionally, Windows 7 absolutely refuses to output a picture to the TV upon booting into Windows proper. In any version of Safe Mode, I get a perfect full-color picture on my TV (via the Green jack, at least), and there was one time where I managed to somehow trick non-Safe Mode Windows into displaying a grayscale picture on my TV - but I am completely befuddled, bewildered, bamboozled, and confused: why does Windows only seem to use my TV as a monitor if I use Safe Mode?

Clearly the adapter works - elsewise I would get no picture at all - but what in Windows is preventing my video card from outputting a proper signal to the TV outside of Safe Mode? I'm completely at a loss, and have subsequently given up for the moment.

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