Invalid Format Connecting Computer To Tv

I wanna a try watching a movie from my computer onto the tv and i connected the rgb cable that went to my monitor to the tv and it worked but it said invalid format can someone please help me?

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Hdtv Invalid Format

I have an hdtv connected to my macbook pro that somehow got set to 50 hz instead of 60hz. How do i reset it? I'm using a kanex minidisplay port to hdmi adapter, which worked perfectly until a little while ago. I was looking at my display settings, and clicked something accidentally, and my connected hdtv went blank. I can still move my mouse onto the hdtv, but the tv itself says "invalid format. " If i turn on "mirror displays" and set the refresh rate back to 60 hz, it works, but as soon as i turn off mirror displays, it reverts to 50 hz. What can i do?

I figured it out. Click "gather windows" and then select 60 hz. Done.

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Computer Is Trying To Format The Hdd

I removed a hd (samsung sp1604n, 160gb ide) from the old computer and now trying to put it in the new one, via a raid card. The computer says it need to be formatted. Even if i attached to the on-board ide channel it is the same deal. I have lot of data in it. How would i avoid this and get the computer to read the drive?

To make it worse, i do not have a backup. Btw, raid card and bios identify the drive. It is xp having problems with this.

Posted On: 03-22-2009, 12:40 PM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

How To Format Usb Drive That Computer Does Not See?

I just bought a new hdd 2. 5 inch and a new usb case. My computer recognizes that mass storage device, but it does not see the drive. I think that it is because it has not been formatted, does anyone have any suggestions on how to format this drive that the computer does not see?

Posted On: December 3rd, 2008, 05:37 PM . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Connect Memory Card To Computer, It Asks To Format

Every time i connect my memory card to computer it asks me to format it, please help?


1. Try formatting once (as there may be some defect in your memory card)

2. If it is repeated, your memory card may be corrupt. Get the same repaired or replaced.

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Connecting Computer To Another Computer To Share Internet

How can i connect my computer to other computer to share internet? Well here is the problem, computer 1 has internet which is a wireless internet that is used by a wireless usb adapter which connects to one of my networks. But computer 2 had a virus so i restored it and now it only has "local connections" and not "wireless connections" in control panel under "network connections" and so computer 2 has no internet on it because i can't connect to anything without having "wireless connections" there. So what i was thinking is using a ethernet cable to connect computer 1 to computer 2 and they can share the internet and they both can have it. So i connected the ethernet cable to both computers and now what do i do? Under local connections on computer 2 it says "unplugged" and i'm confused! How can i make it so both computers have internet and none of them connects to a router through wires? I know there is a way, computer one has fully working internet because it has "wireless connections" in "network connections". All i have to do is plug in my adapter and then connect to my network. If it helps to know, the computers are both windows xp. Are you suppose to configure something now that the cord has them both connected to each other? How do i make it so the internet from computer 1 which is wireless internet, connect to computer 2 using a ethernet cable, make both have internet by sharing computer 1 internet! Idk if u guys get it? Like computer 1 is connected to computer 2 through a ethernet cable, i want computer 2 to have internet aswell, is there a way that the internet can be shared like that from computer 1? Please help me and with good instructions! This is my very first time doing this, and i need internet on my other computer, this is my only chance left!

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Error: Invalid Drive Designation

I've been putting together a pc and decided to do a full hard drive clean, it was some application off of "ultimate boot cd" (called wipedisk). Looking back, i don't know why i did it because it seems to have screwed up things really badly. I was having some trouble with the windows xp cd (had to reinstall due to new motherboard) and it kept defaulting to that annoying oem recovery partition (this is a hard drive from an hp pc). I just decided to wipe out the whole drive, but it seems the application i used removed the mbr and partition table as well, seemingly rendering fdisk completely useless. When is use fdisk or fdisk /mbr it tells me "invalid drive designation" and aborts, does anyone have any ideas on how to get this hd back up and running? The bios still recognizes the disk, and certain partitioning tools also see it. I just can't access the mbr any more. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted On: 08-10-2008, 05:51 PM . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Invalid Page Fault ( Windows 98 )

Earlier this week, one of my customers called me up, complaining about their modem not working properly. From what i was told, the computer was on and running when there was a blackout. They didn't think to unplug it before the power came back on, but it was plugged into a surge protector. What i'm thinking is that the modem got hit by a brownout or something of the sorts, but i'm not for certain. All i know is that it is toast and will not even detect a carrier. I reccomended replacing the modem, which was agreed on by the customer, and all was well. While i was working on the computer, i noticed i kept getting a lot of the good ol' "invalid page fault" errors. I just attributed them to the fact that the computer was running on the same windows 98 install that it had last year, so i ignored it and reccomended a total format and reinstall. The customer asked if they could get by without it, and i told them they would be able to for a while, but they would start seeing a lot more of these errors as time went on. They opted to pass on the format/reinstall, so i collected my payment and left. The following day, the customer called me up and was complaining about a lot more of these errors, and i just reminded them of what i told them the previous day. They asked if i could go ahead and do the reinstall, and i told them "yes". I got the computer from them, got it home, and backed up all of their data. I then swapped their hard drive with one of mine, just to be certain that i didn't lose anything, and i reinstalled windows 98 for them.

Posted On: November 3rd, 2005, 11:48 PM . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Invalid Boot Diskette Error

I have an old dell 4100 computer with windows xp installed. When my dad reset the power in my house yesterday, my computer brought me to the blue dell start up screen ad then to a black screen with the infamous error message: (paraphrased) "invalid boot diskette. Insert valid boot diskette in a:". I've seen several topics about this online but none of them were useful because i couldn't understand all the computer lingo. I also don't have the disk used to install windows, or any disks for the computer, for that matter. I checked bios, which recognized my hard drive (so i know it's not fried) but it still didn't work when i set it to boot from the hard drive first. Does anyone have a simple solution to this problem i can use on limited resources and knowledge of computers? I have my computer loaded with hundreds of dollars worth of music i would hate to lose, so i can't do anything that would wipe the memory (unless there's a way to back up my hard drive without buying anything or confusing me). This happened once before, but resolved itself after one night. This time the problem seems much more persistent.

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Mac Address Invalid In Both Flash And Cmos

I suppose this issue could go under motherboards. Anyways let me list what i think is wrong. My physical address (mac address) is reading 00-00-00-00-00
I get this error in the boot screen "mac address invalid in both flash and cmos, press f1 to continue"

This occurred after i updated to latest bios and cleared the cmos. My mistake was i cleared the cmos immediately after the update, where on asrock website they say do so after an inital boot up and shut down. Oh yah i have an asrock dual vista lg775 motherboard, via pt880 pro/ultra chipset. The via lan chipset is vt6103

Basically what i'm trying to do is somehow flash in the mac address, with a proper one. I'm not even sure if i can do that, i may have to rma the board. Asrock website instructed me to fill out a technical report and submit, which i've done already. However i don't like waiting and am trying to fix this bugger myself. I've downloaded the app which runs from dos off of a bootable floppy that is capable of flashing the mac address, however i don't know if it's do able cause i don't have a mac address as of this moment. Will putting in a new one even do anything now? Oh yeah my lan is still working, which is kinda weird considering other sources i've looked at suggested that the lan would not be working if this problem had occurred. Any suggestions?

Posted On: December 23rd 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Invalid Ip Address Disconnects Internet Every 5 Mins

My internet connection has been very unstable lately, and as i discovered, my "ip address type" seems to go from "assigned by dhcp" to "invalid ip address" every now and then. So instead of obtaining an ip address automatically, i manually put in a static ip, and that seemed to solve the problem for a while, but it came back. This time the thing goes from "manually configured" to "invalid ip address". And when that happens my ip address and subnet mask becomes "0. 0. 0". Hence my internet works on and off and it's really annoying.

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Description: marvell yukon 88e8040 pci-e fast ethernet controller

Physical address: 00-21-9b-e8-57-cb
Dhcp enabled: no
Ipv4 ip address: 192. 168. 0. 1
Ipv4 subnet mask: 255. 255. 255. 0
Ipv4 default gateway:
Ipv4 dns server:
Ipv4 wins server:
Netbios over tcpip enabled: yes
Link-local ipv6 address: fe80::ed1c:bf06:eb5e:fd26%11
Ipv6 default gateway:

Ipv6 dns servers: fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1, fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1, fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1

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Connecting Receiver To Computer

With no spdif on my mobo and having to buy the digital i/o module ($15) for my sb xtreme music, i was considering this would be a good time to upgrade to a cheap quad core ~$200 for an amd 2. 5 quad + mob w/ spdif (coaxial and digital). 182262

Should i just buy the $15 and wait for better deals on the quad or just pull the trigger now?

I am working with a denon avr 2805 infinity sl50 and sl20 speakers. This scares me. Old school. Replacing my swan d1080mk2 that i'll be connecting downstairs to a laptop/mp3 player.

Posted On: 04-23-2009, 03:31 PM . View Related Posts . . View 19 Replies .

None Of Devices Connecting To Computer

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Why Is Computer Not Connecting To Internet ?

Why is my computer not connecting to the internet ? I just bought a comp from a friend and wiped everything and reinstalled windows xp(so what if its primitive, the comp orig ran 97). I connected an ethernet cord from my belkin g wireless router to the new(to me) comp but it won't connect to the internet. I've set up the ip address and the dns server address manually and it got to where the connection status says connected with the speed of 400. 0 mbps but the activity says that there haven't been any packets sent or received and when i try to go to ie it says "this page cannot be displayed" and prompts to "work off-line" but i've connected my wireless router to other things, i.e. Xbox 360, laptop, and other computers and they connected just fine. What is wrong?

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Connecting 3 Monitors To One Computer

So i just bought a brand new computer, pretty high end, atleast, i paid alot lol, but at the back it has a hdmi, a vga, and a dvi inputs, i can get 2 monitors going on the vga and the hdmi, but when i try to connect the third to the dvi, it just turns one of the other 2 monitors gray. Any help?

Running nvidia geforce gt 230
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Posted On: 6 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Computer Is Slow After Connecting To Tv

My computer is slow after connecting the computer to tv. After i hooked my pc to the tv using vga cables the resolution was weird so fixed it and it loads video files and the internet slow. It was faster than this before i hooked it up. Is there a reason for this?

Answer:- it is because your tv screen is bigger than your pc screen, it also needs to provide more resolution. So the graphics card has to work harder in order to give you better quality. In this case, your graphics card is not powerful enough to produce a high quality output to your tv.consider upgrading it, if you use your normal pc screen, everything should be back to normal.

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Computer Not Connecting To The Monitor

Computer not connecting to the monitor? Did norton screw up my monitor? I got one of those messages from norton that i had to restart the computer to finish some updates. I hit okay and when the computer restarted it wouldn't show up on the screen. I know its not just the monitor because it is showing one of those "no signal" messages. The fun part came when i tried to unplug then plug the monitor back into the computer. When i tried to plug it back in the computer end fell into the computer. I opened it up, put the plug back where it was suppose to be, figured out that it fell through because the little screws came out with the monitor's plug, did a little cleaning, and put it back together. I started the computer back up, still nothing. Can't see jack on the screen other then the no signal message. Is it possible that norton did this or is something else wrong here?

Posted On: 6 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Computer Is Not Connecting To Wifi

Ok i have a desktop computer in my room with the modem in here. I have another computer in my brothers room that he uses the wifi off of its a desktop also. So the other day i find out my brother was on my computer so i set up a password on my account. He tells me today he cannot connect to the wifi because it say limited access or something but he can see that it has 5 bars of connection he just cant use it. Now that i think about it i remember my computer asking me about make files private so it must have made my internet not be useable for him what can i do to fix this problem?

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Hp Mini 110-3030nr Microsoft Word Key Invalid

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Questions About Connecting Computer Parts Together

Just received all the parts of my computer. Now, i'm trying to put it together, but the manual for the motherboard really sucks. So, my questions are:

1) for all the case cords (power, speaker, etc), does it matter if i reverse the positive and negative?

2) never had a sata hd before, so i'm connecting the sata power cable, and i don't want to shove it in to where it breaks, will it stop on its own, or will i hear a click or something once it's in place? And i'm assuming i don't need to connect both, the sata and molex power connector on the drives?

3) i bought a couple of those geforce 7950gt vid cards, as well as a couple of vga coolers. Is there an easy way to take off the factory coolers to replace them with these new ones?

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Posted On: February 26th 2006 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Connecting Computer Using Digital Output

Ok so you know how hp computers now come with this port that is called "digital output" and looks like a rca cable input/output? Well so far here is how i have my comp set up.comp (digital output) > hdtv (digital output) > stereo aux. (Rca cable input)

So now why am i not having sound if my cable tv sound comes through my stereo?

Posted On: 2 months ago . View Related Posts . . View 1 Replies .

Connecting Computer To Exterior Monitor

Connecting a computer to an exterior monitor. I'm trying to purchase a tv/monitor for my laptop. I was wondering what the name of the port or cable is that connects to your laptop and the tv. I hear people tossing around hdmi?

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Connecting Photo Frame To Computer

How come my computer is not allowing my photo frame to connect to the computer? I connect an mp3 via usb and it shows up it my windows media player but when i hook up my photo frame via usb it does nothing. Do i have to go to a different media player to download pictures on the photo frame or go to a different compute all together.

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Connecting Digital Photo Camera To Computer

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