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Q: black and white tv display

hey all, i just bought a new video card, when i connect it up to the tv, the display appears but only in black and white, i connected it up to another tv, and same thing happens

what can i do?

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A: black and white tv display

It might be that your video card output is NTSC and the TV is PAL or vice versa.

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Well I had my computer on sleep last night. The power went out.. which shouldn't be a problem, as the computer went to the regular resuming windows(vista 64) screen and everything seemed to load up correctly. However, when the desktop came up everything was black and white!

I've had the Nvidia GTX 260 216-core for a few months and it has worked pretty well, except for a few odd sounds. (clicking, buzzing)

I just updated my drivers in the last couple weeks. Tried restarting. Tried changing settings in the nvidia control panel. Nothing worked. Please help!

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I am having somewhat of an issue with the video options for Black & White 2....The problem is, that I would like to play the game with maximum display options, but it only restricts me to low, or on or off in the check box things... It is quite frustrating because B&W 2 looks like such a beautiful game, and as far as I know, my PC setup meets all of the requirements. Here are my specs:

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 1024MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700LE (Microsoft Corporation)
Display Memory: 256.0 MB
Monitor Max Res: 1600,1200
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.5673 (English)

As you can see, my system meets all of the requirements, so I do not understand why it will not allow me to play the game at full settings. Even with the lowest possible resolution, it will not. I also updated the drivers for my video card, so I know there is nothing wrong with that... Please help a f00 out you guys!
edit: I also uninstalled and reinstalled, and downloaded the 1.1 patch, and it is still doing the same thing... It also crashed a few times.. lol

A:Black & White 2 - display settings help!

my B&W2 worked for like a week and now it flash weird color on teh screen and then freezes in like 2 min.

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I've been using my TV as a second monitor to watch movies for about a month now with no problems. But today when I tried to watch a movie I got a black and white image from the TV. Everything is displaying correctly (with sound) but there just isn't any color coming from the TV.

I've ruled out the cables being the problem, as well as the TV, because they all work fine under different circumstances.

I've looked for a solution on the internet and now have wound up here with no success. I've tried changing the signal format from NTSC to PAL (i.e. M/NTSC --> B/PAL; though when I change the settings here, the computer changes both displays, one and two, to NTSC or PAL; meaning I can't have one as a PAL and the other as NTSC), disconnecting and reconnecting all cables, and of course re-booting.

My computer is a Dell Dimension 9100, with Microsoft Windows XP ver. 2002, SP3. The information that comes up from my ATI Catalyst Control Center says that the graphics adapter is a Radeon X600 256MB HyperMemory [DELL E173FP]/[Default TV]. Oh and the TV's a Magnavox, but like I said, the TV's working fine (cable, PS3).

I'm not sure what other information to give right now so let me know if I need to provide anything else.

Also feel free to contact me via e-mail if it suits you (<email removed>).

A:Second Display (TV) Is Showing Up In Black & White.

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I have a user who asking me to fix his home PC that is running Vista and I am not really familar with it. I am told that when one user clicks their Icon, their desktop comes up in color. But when another user clicks their Icon, the screeen turns to black and white. Had user check appearance settings and both profiles show Vista Basic. Is there a setting that would cause the user to be just black and white?


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Hi, I was working away on my laptop earier and Microsoft and the screen has turned black and white.  I was typing at the time so haven't adjusted any settings.  The screen is capable of displaying colour as when I re-boot the system I get coloured photographs - but as soon as Microsoft gets started it's black and white through all the applications/files/photographs.  It is just literally out of warranty - Can anyone help please?  Thanks in advance.

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Hi there,  i was working on the computer yesterday when all of a sudden my screen turned black and white, and hasn't gone color except when it's locked. I can't find anything in the control panel to fix it, and my drivers are up to date. The one solution I saw offered for a similar issue was to put windows+ctrl+c, but that doesn't do anything for my screen. I've restarted it too, of course.  Help! I'm an interior designer and NEED color. I'm assuming the attached image is black and white? but can't really tell. 

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my computer only runs in black and white and 16 color i am not able to change screen resolution either

A:My Pc Only Runs 16 And Black And White Display Cant Change Settings For Resolution Or Color

^ [off topic] you could have given some details
abt your computer , OS and video card sothat
someone would be able to suggest a solution ...

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After installing these drivers the display on the X1 Yoga remains black and is unsuable when docked or undocked; however external monitors are functional. Any ideas on what is causing this? The OneLink+ dock is also at the latest driver/firmware. Rolling back to the previous version resolved the issue, but I continue to still have the random black,white and/or gray blocks that randomly appear within the Office Suite. I was hoping the Display Drivers would help with this. Thanks 

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On any website that I visit; all backgrounds are black and all text is white. How can I reverse this? Also, I am a stamp collector. When I visit Linns Stamp News all the web addresses are blacked out. How do I keep that from happening? While I'm at it my computer has slowed down considerably. I run Microsoft Essentials weekly, but it tells me that all is secure.
Thank you, sincerely, Kleon24

A:White to black background, white text to black

I think you can go to tools>options>colors and tick "Use windows colors".

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On a Windows 2000 desktop, all of the shortcuts (have the little arrow in their corners) have grey shortcut boxes with black arrows rather than the white box with black arrows like is normal. The icons themselves are fine, its the Shortcut part that is wrong.

At boot up the Windows logo has a lot of horizontal lines in the image; the Windows 2000 image on the side of the Start menu also has a lot of lines in it.

Spybot removed 32 items which fixed some of the issues (like the covered min/max/close buttons which we had) but not everything. Has anyone seen these issues? Any fix ideas? I'll run HiJack This next time I connect but I'd like a few more options to try before spending time on this issue...

A:W2k: Shortcuts are grey-and-black not white-and-black; Windows logos corrupted

For your shortcuts, try this:

Start>>Run. In Run type "assoc.lnk=lnkfile" (without the quotes), clikc OK

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Bit of a long story but here I go.

I have 2 Radeon 6950 with the crossfire thing set up, it's been working well for over 2 years.

Over the last few weeks I've been having issues, mostly while watching videos (usually HD and/or full screen). The video will freeze, the audio will loop, then eventually the screen goes black and I get an error message saying "Display driver has stopped working and has recovered".
Sometimes it didn't recover and I have to turn the computer off.

What's now happening is it will freeze at the windows start up. Then after resetting I will get to windows in very very low resolution and in black and white.

So I 're-seated' the cards. I couldn't notice any obvious damage to it except the fans were very dusty so I cleaned them.
Boot it up and I still get the black and white.
I checked the device manager and it said one of the cards was having problems, I uninstalled both drivers from that menu (not quite sure if I should have done this) and for whatever reason it's now working.

However it now seems one of my cards is not being recognised. Only one display adapter is shown in the device manager and AMD catalyst only recognises one card too.

What's the best course of action to determine what's wrong with what card (still not quite sure which one it is).

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K ... Read more

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I am new on here so not sure which forum will best help me. I used a keyboard shortcut to change the display on my sony vaio laptop. Found it on a web forum. It was used to make viewing video downloads better quality.
it was something like cntrl upper case and f12 and then you pressed the same keys to revert back to original display. I have now forgotten the combination and my display is stuck in a lower resolution and has a purple and white display on my desktop.
cntrl alt and f12 just brings ups the intel graphics box. can anyone help? I have been told I will need to do a refresh if I cant find the answer and I want to avoid this.

A:display problem in windows 8.1 forgot shortcut and display is now prurple and white

Can change display setting using "Display" on control panel.

Go To: Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display

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Hello. This laptop is almost a year old (still under warranty). It was in HP service center and their conclusion is that everything is OK with laptop because they could not reproduce error with their HDD and their OS (that is what they actually said). Problem is with display. From time to time (not always) thin white line is shown on top of blue or gradiant blue or similar color (I'm attaching links to photos because they are too large to upload - if you look closely at photos, you will notice it on blue color): Photo 1Photo 2 Now, I picked up laptop from service last week and my warranty is valid for 2 more weeks or something like that. Any suggestions what to do? It seems that HP Service Center (MR Servis d.o.o., Zagreb, Croatia, Europe) doesn't care or they are not capable to properly test laptop. I paid for laptop almost 1.000,00? and month or two after warranty goes out I will have broken laptop? Thanx in advance,Stanislav Vlasic

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I trying to run the old game Black&White on my Macbook in Bootcamp mode.
Running WinXP SP2. During boot-up of the game it just turns into a black screen and the white windows pointer show up.

Anybody knows about this problem? I would highly appreciate if someone could help me with this one.



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A:Half black, half white screen with picture of 3 black leaves...

Hello @rpickard, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums! The forums are a great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I came across your post about the display issue, and wanted to help!  I understand that you believe the screen may be cracked. You can try performing a Hard Reset.  However, based on the information that you provided, the screen is likely damaged.  You can try reviewing the following document to verify, and for additional options: HP Notebook PCs - Diagnosing a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) for Damage Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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I have a dell 946 all in one printer. all of a sudeen it began printing in trhis light red color and now I am unable to make it go back to printing my letters to my daughter ion black and white. What do I do to fix this?

Thank you for your help

A:black and white

Hi, well that really seems to be a printer issue, would it be stating the obvious to check the ink level and/if there is a flow from the ink cartridge(s)


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When i try to play B&W the screen tears,and the game is realy slow.Have AMD XP 1.5 Ghz,640 MB RAM,WIN 98 SE.Have latest driver for my geforce4 mx 420 card (4403).Have played this game before with VOODOO 3 an it worked ok.(although slow) I have not played the game in a while,(have not played it on new card)but now my granddaughter wants to play it again.I now know the mx 420 is not that great of a card.But can something be done to play the game?
B&W patch 1.20
geforce driver 4403
Thanks if someone can help.Bill

A:Black & White

I don't know the exact cause for the problems you are having but I encountered the same issues trying to play B/W with a PNY geforce mx440 card on my old system running w/me. I had played this game using an ATI expert pro 16mb card with no problems other than it would slow down after awhile and get very choppy. I tried the gforce card and although other games would play black and white would not. I couldn't see any improvement over the old ATI 16mb card. I then noticed that on the box the gforce card came in it stated that I needed to have at least a 250 watt power supply. My hp computer had only a 125 watt power supply so I returned the gforce card and exchanged it for a ATI radeon 7500 64mb card and all games played perfectly. You may have already done this but did you remove the voodoo drivers before installing the gforce card?

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It's on the Mac's. An option to make your screen like a negative picture, white is now black, people are ghostly. Any way to do this on the PC?

A:Black on White?

Quote: Originally Posted by 1dnastrand

It's on the Mac's. An option to make your screen like a negative picture, white is now black, people are ghostly. Any way to do this on the PC?

Not that I know of, there might be one though.

You're not going to be able to do anything like that with windows 7 starter.

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i have a 8600gts 512mb vid card and for some reason on a couple websites when i stream videos it comes in color but most it comes in black an white...movies i download play in black and white to is there something i can download to make sure i have all my drivers? i jus redid windows xp pro on this computer cause i had a virus on it so i deleted my old partition an made a new one...

A:Black and white?

forgot to add all my games i play work fine and are in color its something with streaming an movie files....

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Hi Guys!

I have kind of a huge problem, atl least in my eyes; since i cant seem to fix it.
I have a cable going between my tv and graphic card so i can watch the movies on the tv instead on my stupid 19 inch lcd computer screen.
And it has been working out great until now that is. You see all of a sudden the tv went black and white. the lcd is normal and i just cant figure out how to fix it. ive tried reinstalling the drivers, taking out the graphic card (geforce 7600) and putting it back in, ive tried a different cable and it still wont work. my friend who is a bit of a computer wizzz tried to fix it but was boggled.

So now i ask you the brain bunch out there to please help fix this problem.

A:Black and white TV

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hey guys,

i just installed Black & White on my computer, but i can't seem to stop the intro, it just keeps going. is there some sort of command i can use to get past it?

thanks a bunch,


A:Black & White Into

No - thats one of the flaws of BW1. You can't skip the tutorial or the video. It isn't that long anyway.

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hey im trying this game to see if it works, but all of a sudden when i go to install it gives me this error.

This build of cdcode is for black and white this is an invalid build of cdcode. Please fill out the Ereg config form to obtain a valid cdcode.

wtf is that and what does it mean. How can i have an invalid cdcode?

A:black and white

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3700 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 76 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8106 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 930 GB (875 GB Free);
Motherboard: Acer, Zoro_BA
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled​Hi, I'm having a problem getting my computer out of black and white color. A tag came up and asked if I would like to go to high def. and I said yes and now I don't know how to switch it back. Could you help?

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when i connect my pc to my tv using a s-video to scart converter i only get a black and whit picture on my tv,...very very annoying,...the grahics card is a g4 ,....can anyone help me as to why this is happening ,..i am at a loss,.......tried changing the av modes as well on my tv,..anyone,..someone must have the answer,.,..

A:pc to tv black n white,.???? help..

check whether your tv is NTSC compatible and make sure you have the right leads

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i've tried all the options available to me in the control panel for the display (the tv is pal and i've adjusted accordingly). still black and white. the only thing is, i'm going from s-video to composite converter. do i just need to buy a cable that has s-video sockets on both ends? my tv has both AV and S-video. but i've always used the AV before now...

A:TV-out is black and white

oh hang on, i've just noticed the s-video output on the graphics card is 7 pin. but the cable i've got has only 4 pins. will a 7 pin cable solve my problem?

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hey guys whats up,
i just wanna know if theres a way to get black and white runnin on my system. i have xp and it seems to not wanna work. doesn't say any errors or anything, it just acts like it's about to load but right before it goes into the game it stops :/ i tried backwards compatibility (spelling) but it still didn't work. help plz!!

A:black and white


Did you check you have enough RAM space ?
Try to patch your game to version 1.2 .

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Okay, so... I just hopped on the bandwagon of buying Black & White too, and took it home to my much abhored computer... and tried to run it... and it failed.

It said I needed a graphics card which had pixel shading capabilities of 1.1 or something.

Now, I'm definately not computer savvy... in fact, I shouldn't be allowed to mess around with the inner workings of a computer...

But I wanna play!

Any suggestions?

I don't know much about my computer specs, but I know my graphics card is an Intel Extreme Graphics 3D or something. It came standard with the stupid computer. By the by, my computer is an EMachines T2792 or something along those lines. Don't laugh, it was a gift. X_x;;

Can anyone help out?

A:Black & White 2

You will need a standalone graphics card to play it. You have a motherboard-integrated one, which is useless to run any game (except Minesweeper and the like maybe =P). But seriously speaking, you will need a new graphics card. I see that your PC has an AGP x4 slot. Look to get an FX5500 or an FX5200. It will be more than enough to run Black & White. Get an AGP one though and not a PCI version, since both cards are available in these versions. They shouldn't cost more than $40-$50.

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The system requirements are 64mb RAM, 16mb graphics card, and I don't understand how it could be running with a choppy frame-rate.

I'm on Windows XP with 512mb RAM, 64mb AGP GeForce4 MX440 and the lowest graphics settings on the game but it still runs like cr*p. Counter-Strike: Source gets around 30fps average, but B&W gets 7-10fps.

Is it a demanding game?

I know B&W2 is demanding, and people had problems with B&W2 deciding to boost the graphics, slowing down the framerate, without letting the user adjust for better performance, is there anything like that on B&W?

Thanks for any help

A:Black & White 1

my friends been having the same problems...and after a re install it worked fine...except all he could see off the people and creatures wer floating faces.,...i think u may have to upgrade the graphics driver...and re install the game...

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i finished the project by Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express. the project is about the truck logistics system.
NOW, i need to do the test plan. my guideline included:
State how you will do the testing (black box / white box)
how can i do the black and white box?? have other software can help me to do it ??THX~~~~~

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Guys, i have a problem with a TOSHIBA A75 S2112 laptop, motherboard ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9000 IGP, when i use te TV-OUT (S-VHS) i got only black & white images. Does anybody know how to change the COLOR SYSTEM to PAL-M, or even using NTSC-M (my TV is NTSC-M) how to get colorfull images? See ya

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5 yr old ASUS---win. Vista home Prem.--build 6002--2-53gigahertz--Intel core2 duo--- 750-15 gigabyte hard drive capacity and approx. 300gb free space. ASUS Intel socket 775 mother board V-P5G 31.

Have had problems and deleted sus programs Norton 365 ran out and tried Avast and thought i had more trouble so deleted that and tried microsoft but has no virus protection .with all this deleting , I now have a black screen on admin start. (TSG Sys
Info appears to be closed ) but start with the 2nd start icon and all OK except i only have empty icons on eg. iTunes .Any help please ?--------go easy as i`m not too good with IT .

ozziedigger Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7200 @ 2.53GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 715401 MB, Free - 311510 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., V-P5G31
Antivirus: None

A:Black and White

can you do a system restore to before you started making all the changes

Restore PC to an Earlier Date & Time

Go Start>>All Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools>>System Restore
Click in the radio button Choose a different restore point
Click Next
put a tick in Show more restore points
Pick a Date before this happened
Click Next
This should restore the PC to that time & date

you may need to use safemode to do the restore. As the PC starts keep tapping F8 - a menu will appear - choose safemode

windows vista


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Hi, I have successfully installed and used VirtualDrive 6.2 on my computer, but am having problems creating a usable image file of the game Black and White.

I think it is probably down to copy protection. Even when the image file is in the 'drive', Black and White still asks for the CD to be inserted.

Any comments?

A:Black And White

closing duplicate, view this thread

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Hi all,
I'm having a serious problem running black and white 2. Pleanty of people have been having trouble getting it to run, but I have as of yet seen anyone address a problem similar to my own. I've recently installed the new catalyst 5.9 driver for my radeon 9800 + all in wonder, and I figured that would resolve some of the graphics problems I'd been having running the game. Unfortunately, after the installation, the game's diagnostic tool reads no display memory on my pc! Then when I try to run the game, I get a fatal error that reads "cannot create 3d device" and the game shuts down. Much appreciative of any help you could offer here!

A:Black and White 2

Welcome to TSG!!

... It may have "bonded" to the old software...
You could try removing the game and reinstalling..

That is the first shot when it worked but now won't.. That, or go back to the older ATI drivers..

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My PC is used by all of the familly, all using different accounts. When I log onto my account or the admin account everything is ok. The problem arrises in all of the other accounts, they are all black and white. I have had a look to see what I can do but I can't seem to locate the problem......

A:black and white

Hi Wdfndn,

Have you performed a system restore? Seems like that's helped some people straighten out their systems.


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The minimum requirment to play the game black and white is 64mb of ram i only have 62mb is their anyway around this? Or do i have to get more ram and if so..... how do i do that? still pretty new to this kinda stuff

A:Black and White

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I bought this game some time ago and it didn't work then...... I forgot about it since nobody in the immediate surroundings could help. I tried it again just a few days ago, and the thing still doesn't work!

I install the game and everything goes fine. Until I try to run it. I get the load screen (the black screen with the white logo) and it just sits there for a minute or two: the computer is busy doing something, the CD is spinning, so I leave it alone....... But then I get this message:
Runblack has caused an error in ~DF394B.TMP
The game will be terminated.
Restart your computer if you keep having probs.

This is a very odd error no? I mean, an error in a TEMP file?
I tried all the patches (v 1.10, 1.20 and 1.30) but nothing seems to help....... And I cannot exit the setup cause I get an error in <unknown> message.......
Anyone have any idea why there's this error?

I have a P3 650MHZ running winME
Radeon 9000 pro
No special devices of any kind

A:Black & White

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My daughter changed the display setting to option 2....now the screen is blank. How can I change back?

A:Display is black...daughter cahnged display in CNTRL Panel...how do I changeit back?

Boot to safe mode and:
Change the display settings, or
System Restore.

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How to repair white screen? I lift my laptop by the joint of display and it goes white.

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I started having issues yesterday, the day after I installed teamviewer a program that is on my iPad also to remotely control the laptop. At first the screen started freezing when I was in the middle of a Java game. So I restarted the laptop only to have it freeze at the main screen (after login).

The screen would freeze the display would change to a very low resolution (I think). So I kept restarting it only to repeat. Until eventually once past the windows logo the screen would turn black and blank. Sometimes the display would turn on black and blank and other times it would do that after the logo.

A few times I managed to get it to go into safe mode and I restored to a few days ago but it made no difference, I also tried many other things like changing some settings but nothing worked.

So after like 2 or 3 hours I Rolled back and disabled "nvidia quadro nvs 135m" (since I read it might be causing the issue and I should uninstall it which I couldn't), once I disabled it I restarted the computer and made it to the main screen without issues, and I could even load my game. I enabled it again And restarted the computer only to have the same issues so I disabled it again after finally getting into safe mode.

I don't know if it works fine now, I left it on at most for 5-10 minutes without any issues and I never actually logged into the game to see if it works.

I figured out that in my display settings instead of showing my main monitor it only sho... Read more

A:Display screen black and blank- is mobile pc display the issue?

Hi ... Welcome to Seven Forums ... Does your Laptop have dual Graphics ... If that is the case go to Dell Website and Download the Driver there for your Graphics ...

I would also suggest you read the Link below ...
NVIDIA Drivers - Avoid Problems

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This happens as soon as the VGA adapter is plugged in. Unplugging it does not turn the laptop screen back on. Toggling with the function keys does nothing. Since I cannot see anything I cannot try to adjust/correct display settings (or do anything for that matter, other than turn the laptop off by holding power key down).

The second display works (tested with a different laptop).

History: The external display worked fine with this laptop. We had a power failure yesterday which turned it off. The screen toggled to the laptop successfully (or I did, with the function keys--I don't remember) and I continued working. When power returned I started running into this issue. I reinstalled the display drivers from the original manufacturer disc but the problem persists.

msi A4000, Celeron dual Core T3100, Windows 7 Ultimate x64
NVIDIA? MCP79MVL, GeForce? 8200M G, Shared
External display: Acer LCD, AL 1916C

A:Laptop black when external display plugged in, #2 display also dark.

To shut down properly hit the Winkey, then the right arrow, then Enter.

This may be as simple as capacitors overcharged. Shut down, unplug, remove battery. Hold power button down for 20 secs.
Do same for monitor.
Then try.

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I need to connect my laptop to my TV to watch films.

I purchased a 4-pin S Video cable which plugs neatly into the 4-pin sockets on both my laptop and my TV.

I have no idea what model the TV is as it is second hand (some kind of big Toshiba lump); my laptop is a Toshiba P100-160 Satellite Pro running Vista (alas). I've tried messing about with my TV settings but have no luck.

I have managed to connect and get video up on my TV - but unfortunately I can only watch in black and white.

It seems to be a fairly common problem judging from a quick search, but I haven't been able to search up a solution.

Suggestions welcome.

Thanks in advance

A:S Video black and white

You may have to change the Color Mode on your TV to Auto.

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I installed a ASUS EN6600 video card. When I connect the S-Video output to a LCD TV the image is black & white. I can't find any settings that corrects this problem. Previously I had a GeForce 4400 card and the s-video out to the TV worked great.

Using the nVidia Television Setup Wizard I have the following settings:

Display Mode: Clone (if I set the mode to Dualview the TV image shows only the Windows wallpaper - no cursor, no icons, no open windows.

Connector type: Composite

Signal Type: M/NTSC

The dealer says he will replace the card, but it's a 200 mille roundtrip and I can't help but believe it's a setting problem.

I would appreciate any help you can give me.

Configuration: Win XP Pro SP 2 on Pent 4 3.0 GHz w/ 1GB RAM

A:S-Video out is black & white

G'day Dmcclure, it is quite possible your TV settings are in error, did you try altering the NTSC to another type?
Some have an auto setting and can be set to other types including PAL etc..
Having a B&W pix can be a symptom of this kind of thing.
Cheers, qldit.

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I recently purchased Black & White 2. It says on the box "PC DVD-ROM, ONLY DVD COMPATIBLE", which was no problem for me as we have what I think is a DVD Drive (it has the logo DVD-Rom and is a separate 'CD eater' to the one below with the logo "Compact Disc" which usually is the one I use for games).

Firstly, I put the Black & White 2 CD into the Disc drive (which I usually use for games), it starts making a strange noise, as if its scratching/scanning it, the only thing i could roughly describe it as is a group of grasshoppers making that noise they make.

I then tried it in the DVD-ROM drive, it sounds alot better but theres still a subtle 'scanning' noise and nothing happens.

On both occasions, i've tried looking in 'My Computer' and cleaning the disk, but nothing prevails.

I thought it must be a problem with the disc, but I gave it to a neighbour to try and they put the disc into drives on 2 computers, one worked and the other didn't, so it cannot be the disc if it works on their computer.

I believe its something to do with the DVD-ROM drive, i've put several movies into it and nothing happens, and when i try opening a movie player it just says "Insert a DVD", which is strange as at least a month ago, movies played perfectly well in the DVD-ROM drive.

Perhaps I need to install something to get it working? It cannot be broken as I have done nothing to it and it opens and close... Read more

A:Black & White 2 DVD-ROM Issue

Sorry for the double post but I think I may have found the problem.

If you look at this screenie, the DVD ROM drive seems to be disabled, which is obviously the problem.

I tried updating the driver, allowing it to connect the the internet update thing, but it was unable to find anything on the windows update or my computer.

I also clicked 'Properties' and it says:

This device is disabled. (Code 22)

Click Enable Device to enable this device.Click to expand...

I clicked 'Enable' but it says 'Windows was unable to enable this device'.

I'd appreciate your help.


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i am using a sis6326 chipset, and when i try to use the pc2tv option, it comes up black and white on the tv, if the display is using 256 or up in color. if i change it to 16 colors, then the tv comes up in color???? any ideas

A:black and white pc2tv

very possible that there is not enough RAM on the video card ( as in the sis is a 4 or 8 megs or worse it "shares" the memory with the computer ( RAM ).
Did you checked to see if you have the lastest drivers for the sis card?

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