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Invalid Format when laptop connected to HDMI TV

Q: Invalid Format when laptop connected to HDMI TV

I messed up display settings for when I attach a TV via HDMI to my laptop. I set the system to display only on the TV (OK, not a totally stupid idea) and then picked a resolution the TV doesn't support (that was TOTALLY stupid!) When I disconnect the TV, laptop display works as normal. As soon as I connect the TV, laptop screen blanks and TV goes to Invalid Format. I have tried to change display settings through the control panel with the TV disconnected, but as soon as I plug in the TV, it goes back to the bad resolution on the TV and no laptop display.

Is this stored in the registry somewhere? I want to reset the flag telling the system to display only on 2nd display.

Please help

A: Invalid Format when laptop connected to HDMI TV

Hi OldWraith, welcome to the Seven Forums.

This should work:Connect the TV, don't mind the Invalid Format warning
Press WIN + P to open Display Switch dialog. You don't see it as it's on the non-working TV display but trust me, it's there:
(Screenshot from our tutorial Display - Change Main Display)
Press Right Arrow > Press Enter to change from Display 2 only to Display 1 only
Now you should have the desktop on laptop's display, you can change your display settings as you wish

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Hi everyone, I'm trying to connect my Dell XPS L702X laptop to my Vizio 37-inch tv (E370VA). I have the HDMI cable going from the only HDMI port I have on my laptop to my tv and it just says Invalid Format on my TV. I have tried all 4 HDMI ports on my TV with same results. I have also tried 4 different HDMI cables with same results. I can connect this laptop to my Phillips 52 inch tv and it works perfectly. I have used the same HDMI cable on that TV with the Vizio TV but it will either say Invalid Format, No Signal and some times it will just be a black screen. I have lowered the resolution on my laptop and tv with no results. It's weird because it used to work, but my nephew one day knocked my laptop over and it bent the HDMI cable so I can't use it anymore. That's why I'm in this boat BUT, like I said, I just connected this laptop to my tv downstairs and it works. And I tried different HDMI ports on the TV just in case that port was ruined since this happened. Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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I have an Elitebook 8530p that I am trying to connect to my TV so I can view online TV on my TV screen. I can stream the online TV and watch it on the laptop ok, and I can connect the laptop to the TV with HDMI cord and I see the picture on the TV too, but as soon as I push the play button and it starts to stream the Laptop freezes. This happens on both TV's in our house with different HDMI cords which leads me to believe it is an issue with the laptop (not the TV's or cords). I have tried pushing the Fn + F4 buttons to clone it but that makes no difference. I have tried changing the display settings but I don't really know what I am doing! Another post said to choose full HDMI setting but even though the laptop has a HMDI port it didn't appear to have that setting. Is it too old?

A:Laptop freezes when connected to TV through HDMI

The problem is most likely the video card driver, so yes technically your laptop is too old, but luckily you can save that geezer! If updating the drivers doesn't work then you can try changing resolutions.

Solution found here:
a. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

b. Click System and Maintenance, click System, and then click Device Manager.
Note If Control Panel is in Classic View, double-click System, and then click Device Manager.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.

c. In Device Manager, expand Display Adapters, right-click the display devices, and then click properties and under the driver tab click on Uninstall.

d. When you are prompted to confirm that you want to remove the device, click OK.

e. Restart the computer.

After the computer restarts, the drivers will be automatically installed. Check after this procedure. Also check if you have any exclamation mark or cross marks alongside the display devices listed in device manager.
You can update the drivers using windows update. Refer to the below mentioned link and use the steps provided accordingly -

You may also check if there are any updates for the drivers at the manufacturer website. You may even install the latest drivers from the manufacturer... Read more

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Hi all,
Toshiba Satellite U400-157
Windows Vista Home Premium Intel Core(TM)Duo CPU [email protected]; RAM 4.00GB
Display Adapter: Mobile Intel(R) 4 series Express Chipset Family
Stage 1
Laptop connected to Panasonic LCD 42" with HDMI cable
Both LCD screen and laptop monitor diplay correctly
Able to change display settings and control cursor at laptop
Everything is working fine

Stage 2 two weeks later
When HDMI cable is connected, Laptop screen goes black, but the LCD screen works fine and the cursor appears on the LCD and can be controlled by the laptop

Stage 3 two (more) weeks later
When HDMI cable is connected, Laptop screen goes black, LCD screen is blank, no cursor visible
I right click laptop screen, go to Graphic Properties>Display settings and try and change the Operating Mode: from Single display to Two
Primary Device: LCD
But these choices are not available.
I go to Control Panel> Personalization> Display Settings
Drop-down menu shows
1. Generic PnPMonitor on Mobile Intel(R) 4 series Express Chipset Family
Select down arrow
2. (Default Monitor) on Mobile Intel(R) 4 series Express Chipset Family appears

Connected HDMI cable and try again
I have two Black Screens ...!
Have tried restarting comp then TV, and vice versa, before and after connecting HDMI cable, but nothing works.
(all other independent operations on the laptop and the TV work perfectly well)

Yelp, help, please ...
PS I did not post correctly, so I ... Read more

A:Black screen when laptop connected to TV via HDMI

Hello, Do you have another HDMI cable to try , if not, do you have a VGA cable to use ?

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Hi, new here. After searching for information on my problem I could not find a single thread with the same issue.
Having said that, here goes.

I just bought a new TV and attempted to connect it to my laptop via HDMI. I have used both the laptop and the cable with other TV's in the past with no problem but when I connect the two the laptop powers off as if the power has been cut. It will not boot when the two are connected and only happens when the TV is on. The laptop will boot into safe mode but it seems that HDMI out is disabled in safe mode so I cannot test it. I have checked and my graphics drivers are current. Hope someone can help! Thanks.

More Information: I have since exchanged for a different TV (Different Brand) for an unrelated issue and it doesn't work with this one either, same issue.

A:Laptop Shuts Down When HDMI Connected To Television

I found this article on the Forum not sure if it will be any help

Computer shuts down while TV is connected through HDMI

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I have connected my HP Laptop with Windows 8 to my TV through an HDMI port. I watch netflix and youtube. A couple times a day the sound will just quit working. I check the audio and it says it is still hooked up to the TV. The only way I can figure out how to get it working again is to restart the computer. This has never happened while audio was playing, just when it is not in use for a little while.

Any help would be appreciated.



A:Laptop connected to TV through HDMI Sound turns off every now and then

HP has tens of thousands of different laptops. Which exact one do you have? The full model number will be on a sticker on the bottom and will be similar to DV9240ca or DV6-2130us.

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I have a Toshiba satellite L305-S5875 I have it connected to my Vizio HDMI HDTV to watch netflix with. It has been working fine except for the past week. When I unplug the laptop to skype and then plug it back into the tv when I am done I get a, "NO RGB signal" message from the tv. I don't know why it is doing this, I have been able to use system restore to get it working again, but it is no longer working. Any ideas?

A:laptop connected to HDMI tv was working now keep getting no RGB signal

Try this:

Hold down the input button on the right side of the Tv. This is the bottom button
With the tv off, press and hold the bottom button (input)

When the TV powers up and you see the input menu, release and press the button
to change the mode to your preference.

Hope that helps.

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Recently my hard drive went out and I had it replaced with a solid state drive. The problem I'm having now is when I hook up my Samsung Smart TV through an HDMI cable (also tried a new cable with same results) I get wavy, scrolling lines on my laptop that go away when I disconnect the cable. The lines don't show up on my TV and this didn't happen before having my computer repaired.

The Staples tech wants to charge me again for diagnosing it after paying over $270 for a diagnostics and replacement of the hard drive. He said it's not possible for it to be a problem with the new hard drive so it would be another charge even though it didn't do it before having it repaired and my computer reformatted. I'm concerned I'm going to burn something out if I keep using it this way but I also don't want to pay more if it's something simple. He said it could be the motherboard or graphics card but I'm not sure whether or not to trust him. I'm a senior with little technical knowledge.

I want to use an HDMI cable so I can watch Xfinity programming that's available online only. I can live with it doing this as long as it isn't hurting my computer. Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated.

MSI Laptop - 3 years old
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Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6200 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
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A:Scrolling lines on laptop when connected to TV through HDMI

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Also, I am running Windows 8.1 with an AMD Radeon HD 7520G graphics card.

Any help is appreciated, thanks.

A:Need help with my laptop connected to my HDTV (HDMI Cable)

Not sure I can help but I have the same thing. I have a cheap TV and I think it has more to do with that. I play videos is all and not an issue there, just desktop is expanded past screen.

My TV is only 720p.

I'd love to see if someone has a fix.

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I could not find an option in the manual, but maybe you guys could.

Many thanks.

A:Need help with my laptop connected to my HDTV (HDMI Cable)

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Problem started a little over a month ago on my HP laptop running Windows 7 64bit.

When I connect the laptop to my either of my TVs through an hdmi cord everything works fine. Videos run smoothly and the audio is in sync as if there's no problem.

If I try to watch a video on just the laptop though the problems start. If I try to play anything (songs/videos) in Windows Media Player then it says "Windows media player encountered a problem while playing this file".

When I play a video on YouTube the video runs smoothly but there isn't any audio to go with it.

If I go to control panel - sound - speakers and headphone properties and try to play a test sound it says 'failed to play test tone'

Attempted to update the IDT High Definition Audio CODEC driver but windows said it was up to date. Same thing with the Intel(R) Display Audio driver.

Thanks for any help

A:hp laptop audio and video problems (unless connected through hdmi)

Are you leaving the HDMI cable connected to the PC when you try to us the PC's sound (IDT)? Generally, when an HDMI cable is plugged in and detected the sound automatically switches from the "Speakers" (the IDT) to HDMI as the default audio playback device and thus no regular PC sound.

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A:Monitor Speakers not working when connected via HDMI to laptop

make sure you have the latest drivers for the hdmi can check by going to the windows start bar and right clicking on computer and choosing manage then click device manger and open the tab were it says sound,video and game controllers if you see somthing related to hdmi and has a yellow triangle then right click on it and update software if no yellow triangle is there try it anyways if that doesn't help then post here again, hopefully someone who knows more about hdmi can help also because i never had hdmi but ive had audio problems with my speakers before and this is how ive fixed it before

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A:No signal message when laptop is connected to Hisense TV through HDMI cable!

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I have Windows Vista Home Edition, not sure of the details, but I got it just when Vista first came out.


A:Help needed: Laptop screen goes black when HDMI cable is connected

do you have your drivers set to "clone mode" in your CP? (the bit where you set up multiple displays

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A:Solved: Invalid Format

Most likely its because the TV is limited to just a few resolutions it can accept from a PC. You'll need to read the spec sheet or manual for the TV to find which resolutions should work for the connection type you are using.

Then you'll probably need to attach a computer monitor to set the resolution and refresh rate if need be, to a compatible one before hooking it back up to the TV.

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A:Invalid format when trying to run quicken?

Hiya and welcome

From the looks of it, version 2001 came with IE5 already installed. What OS are you using?

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There's an update available. These are its details:



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A:VDD Format In Registry Is Invalid

I see this is your first posting. Welcome to TSG!

I have not seen your problem before but I did a search for you and found at:

This error is caused due to an unknown problem that exists in the Registry. Clicking on Ignore is a temporary solution that should allow the Backpack software to install. The permanent solution is to fix your Registry by performing the following:

WARNING: Using the Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious, system-wide problems that may require you to reinstall Windows 2000 to correct them. Micro Solutions, Inc. and Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of the Registy Editor can be solved. Micro Solutions has tested the following procedure in-house and it has fixed the error in question. However, making changes to the Registry should be done at your own risk. Micro Solutions recommends that all Registry modifications be performed by an experienced Windows 2000 professional!

Click on Start - Run and type REGEDT32 .
Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and go to
- CurrentControlSet
- Control
- VirtualDeviceDrivers

Delete the VDD key located in the right hand pane. Then select Edit - Add Value. Type in VDD for the Value Name and select REG_MULTI_SZ for the Data Type. Click on OK. This will bring up a "Multi-String Editor" box. Leave this blank and click on OK. You can now close REGEDT32 and install the Backpack software.

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A:invalid format error

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First of all sorry if it's not that Windows related!
So the problem is that my LCD TV has a scrambled picture when my computer is turned on and connected to the TV via HDMI. I got analog signal TV connection but the picture is fine while the PC is turned off. Yeah I know I should get digi TV but till then I would like to sort this out. The TV is a Samsung 40" LCD model LE40A336. It has 2 HDMI input ports. Tryed both with same results. BTW if I remember it right, I had the PC connected via VGA last weekend and didn't have this problem. I will double check it in the morning.
Maybe I'm using wrong setting with PC... wrong Hz or sth. Anyhow maybe someone has had similar problems and solved it.
i5 2500K
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EDIT: The TV is the only monitor connected to the PC via HDMI. Sound is passing through the HDMI cable aswell.

A:TV scrambled while PC is connected via HDMI

Quote: Originally Posted by karelo

First of all sorry if it's not that Windows related!
So the problem is that my LCD TV has a scrambled picture when my computer is turned on and connected to the TV via HDMI. I got analog signal TV connection but the picture is fine while the PC is turned off. Yeah I know I should get digi TV but till then I would like to sort this out. The TV is a Samsung 40" LCD model LE40A336. It has 2 HDMI input ports. Tryed both with same results. BTW if I remember it right, I had the PC connected via VGA last weekend and didn't have this problem. I will double check it in the morning.
Maybe I'm using wrong setting with PC... wrong Hz or sth. Anyhow maybe someone has had similar problems and solved it.
i5 2500K
Windows 7 x64
EDIT: The TV is the only monitor connected to the PC via HDMI. Sound is passing through the HDMI cable aswell.

the VGA doesn't transfer data signals through digital technology, it uses analog, that's why the picture appears correct on the VGA, the HDMi though uses a technology called HDCP handshaking, the PC needs to handshake the display for it to show the images being encrypted from the desktop, if that handshake doesn't take place then the image will appear scrambled.

you can read up about HDCP here High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia but your options are just to use the VGA cable, or if it is a software fault then ... Read more

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I have a HP Pavilion dv4-1435dx laptop. TV is Dynex LCD (one of those no name brand ones ) I checked the drivers on the laptop, they all seem to be up to date. However when I go to Control panel-Sound-Manage audio devices, there is no icon with an HDMI label to select for playback device. How do I add the driver for HDMI (to select)?

I have scanned (and tried) numerous suggestions on this type of a problem on different sites on the web (including this one, under a different thread)

Any suggestions, other than try a new cable?
Thank you in advance.

A:No audio When PC connected to TV by HDMI

Welcome to SevenForums.

In Sounds / Playback make sure it is not disabled and hidden.
Rt click on the Sounds / Playback window to make sure "Show Disabled Devices" is checked.

If it is not there open Device Manager to see if is listed and there are no errors.
You can open Device Manger from Start/Search

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when i connect my TV ( samsung) with HDMI to my Sony vaio i can not play the audio on the TV( after i commute to AV- HDMI ) 
only after i reboot my laptop with the HDMI connected. 
after that i can play a movie with audio on TV. 

can u tell me why ? 
i run Win 8.1

thank you 

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Hello everyone!

First of all i would like to thank everyone for the answers and help you share and i am new to this forum. I tried to search before making this thread but i havent found any answer that could help me.

I just bought 2 LCD monitors ( Acer and Asus) they all work perfectly But i have a problem, a huge one. The Asus monitor refuses to work when the VGA (acer) is connected and vice versa.

The Asus is a 23" LCD monitor, its connected via HDMI.
The Acer is a 18,5" LCD monitor, its connected via VGA.
My laptop is an Acer 7736, 2,20 GHZ, 4 GB RAM, 1GB graphic card from ATI Radeon.
So i beg you please to help me, i have tried everything possible, been trying for the last 7 hours and i even downloaded Ultramon but it doenst work either.

I only want them to work in same time, what can i do?

Here is the link, i even tried updating the drivers on the graphic card but nothing works.
Thanks in advance!!!

A:HDMI trouble when VGA connected

A lot of laptops do not have the ability to go to more than two monitors (Edit: this is including laptop as monitor). You can probably have both work if you close your laptop lid, otherwise, only the laptop and VGA or laptop and HDMI will work. (Edit: if you close laptop lid, the two monitors VGA and HDMI will work but only with laptop monitor closed)

I think there is a piece of hardware you can purchase that can turn a USB port into and external display adapter, but I don't know if it was GFX card specific or if your card needs or supports a particular piece.

My laptop suffers from this as well. I tried it and confirmed it after seeing issue on this forum a few weeks ago.

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how do I adjust the screen logical to fit the screen physical. This is the 1st monitor I have had that did not have buttons do do this

A:VIORE HDMI WIN 7I just connected my VIORE hdmi to my new PC with Win 7 Ati Radeon gra

You need to adjust the graphics settings for the correct resolution for the TV.

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Anyways, having said that, I have an ASUS eeePC netbook here with Windows XP SP3. Every time I try to boot it, it loads windows and, right before it should be showing the logon screen, gives me the error:

lsass.exe - System Failure
the endpoint format is invalid

... in a dialog with just an "OK" button. Upon click "OK", however, I am send back to the POST screen, and it will keep doing this over and over again until I shut it off.

Safe mode, Safe Mode with only command prompt, etc. won't work either, so I can't edit the registry or uninstall anything.

So... has anyone found a solution to this issue, or is it just up to re-installing the OS?

If I do have to re-install the OS, well... here's the problem...
1. It's a netbook with no optical drive
2. It didn't come with any recovery or OS CDs - so I don't have a copy of windows to reinstall.

Thanks in advance for any assistance,
- AJ

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After many frustating attempts I finally got "INCD" installed and running. However when I drug(or is that dragged?) an MSDOS based set of files onto my newly created, formatted CD disk I get an error message that says -
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The very same program runs just fine from my C: harddrive. What pray tell is the problem??

A:Nero/invalid format problem


I assume you're going thru the wizard on how to create a Data CD, or something like that. Are you dragging the files from the righthand side of the program, to the left, as in the tree?

Also, are you just dragging using the left mouse button, and not the right?

Is that error coming up after you've fully burnt it? If so, you may have some hidden files that need to be copied.

Windows Explorer | Tools | Options. View tab.

Look for Show Hidden Files and folders. Tick that. Apply and OK.


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A:Excel file format invalid

I have found that many users can still open these files using Word and I still get this niggling little feeling that for some reason they're saved from Word because mailmerging is often involved. If you can open them using Word, click inside the table that is created, hit Table-Select table, copy, and paste back into Excel. Formatting and formulas are lost.

Sorry, no answer as to the cause--just know it happens all the time. (I think it has something to do with the permissions/releasing of the file on the server.)
Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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I have been experiencing an odd problem off and on which escapes a clear resolution. Boots fail with the message, "lsass.exe The endpoint format is invalid". The system works in safe mode but fails on a normal boot.

I'm running XP Home, 1g ram, dual 120gb RAID drives, Asus motherboard with onboard networking using Marvel Yukon 88E8053 PCI-E gigabit ethernet.

I've already done the XP repair routine (twice). Applied all updates. This doesn't seem to correct the basic issue.

My most recent fix was to allow windows to reallocate the paging file. This got me past the boot error, but brought up windows with an error declared in Device Manager relating to the network card driver. Removing the driver and allowing windows to scan for hardware fixes the networking issue.

Unfortunately, a reboot again returned to the boot error. Simply rebooting again got me past that but back to the bad driver for the nic. On the reboot after a successful fix, it seems to boot twice.. then lands on the lsass.exe error.

I've looked via Google for others having the same problem. Threre are MANY listed, but none offer up a solution that's definitive.

Anyone have suggestions?

A:lsass.exe The endpoint format is invalid

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A:HDMI connected to Monitor & the other end connted to TV

If the title of your post is accurate.....then that will never work. You have to connect the TV to the PC with an HDMI cable and then do the same thing for the monitor. You need 2 cables. No other way around it.

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Hey guys,

I'd really appreciate your expert assistance!

I've got an Origin Eon-17 SLX laptop that has recently gone out of warranty. I'm getting very frequent BSODs on start up, and it seems to happen almost every time if I have something connected to the HDMI output. It usually will BSOD, then restart fine.

I've tried a fresh install of 8.1, to no avail.

Please find the logs attached.

Many, many thank yous in advance!

A:BSOD often on start up, especially with HDMI connected

Hi mkbcnr33 & welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analysed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

**************************Thu Apr 9 03:42:31.874 2015 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Loading Dump File [C:\SysnativeBSODApps\040915-4734-01.dmp]

Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (8 procs) Free x64

Built by: 9600.17668.amd64fre.winblue_r8.150127-1500

System Uptime: 0 days 11:14:33.575

Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!KiFastFailDispatch+d0 )

BugCheck 139, {3, ffffd000248f7500, ffffd000248f7458, 0}

Arg1: 0000000000000003, A LIST_ENTRY has been corrupted (i.e. double remove).
Arg2: ffffd000248f7500, Address of the trap frame for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg3: ffffd000248f7458, Address of the exception record for the exception that caused the bugcheck
Arg4: 0000000000000000, Reserved



FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x139_3_nt!KiFastFailDispatch

CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.70GHz"

MaxSpeed: 2700

CurrentSpeed: 2694

BIOS Version 4.6.5

BIOS Release Date 02/14/2014

Manufacturer Notebook

Product Name P17SM-A

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Computer is 100 % virus free, there is COMODO IS for on-access security and I've also checked it with malwarebytes, hitman pro, emsisoft emergency kit, kaspersky tdss killer and CCE. Almost all processes are disabled.

It's interesting because there's no problems when plasma is connected via VGA.

Unfortunately there's no useful system restore points.

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Today my notebook Asus M50Vn suddenly started to behave weird. While it's connected to plasma via HDMI, everything starts to stutter a bit, which is very inconvenient in videos. It works like this: 0,5 s of fluid picture, 0,1 s of freeze, 0,5 s of fluid picture, and so on.

Situation is the same on primary (built-in) monitor and secondary (plasma), as well as on youtube, VLC, PotPlayer and MPC HC. DXVA and CUDA won't make any difference, choosing different video renders in player's settings won't do the help as well. I've already tried to install older and newer drivers (graphics is Geforce 9650m GT) but it didn't help.

Computer is 100 % virus free, there is COMODO IS for on-access security and I've also checked it with malwarebytes, hitman pro, emsisoft emergency kit, kaspersky tdss killer and CCE. Almost all processes are disabled.

It's interesting because there's no problems when plasma is connected via VGA.

Unfortunately there's no useful system restore points.

Does anybody have any idea what could be wrong? Thanks in advance.

A:Notebook Is Slow While Connected To HDMI

Well normally I'd have said it was just your laptop struggling to upscale the image due to hardware limitations. But a 9650gt should be more than capable.
What happens if you disable the laptop screen and just use the tv as a primary monitor?

Erm.. Try a different HDMI lead and lower the resolution a little. But that's clutching at straws lol

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Hi, I was wondering if someone can help me.

I updated to windows 10 some months ago and realized my beats audio panel was gone. I few day back I re installed the High Definition Audio Device drivers and beats audio seems to came back.

I recently bought a denon amplifier and noticed very low sound when I connect the notebook to the amplifier through hdmi.
Is the hdmi sending the wrong signal? are there any new drivers for hdmi controllers or realtek sound card?
My laptop is a HP envy 17 j011nr (i think so) core i5 beats audio
Thanks a lot in advance!!!

A:Low sound when connected to amplifier through hdmi

Realtek shouldn't even be involved with the HDMI sound. I suggest to update your laptop's drivers and use "Intel Display Audio" as your HDMI driver. Set the volume to max then you're good to go.

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I just did a fresh install of Win 8.1 last week and my TV which is connected via HDMI is not getting detected as a display on my PC. My monitor was detected fine.

When i right click my desktop and go to screen resolution, the TV doesnt show up there even post clicking detect. Same if i go into AMD CCC and click on detect.

However Win 8.1 can detect it. The TV is seen in device manager under digital media device and i can see the TV under Devices and Printers in Control Panel. I've tried troubleshooting it but it says everything is fine.
But I need it to come up as a display so i can use it as a primary display at times or to duplicate display.

I had no such problems with Win 7. It would detect right off the bat.

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I've installed the Omega 14.12 drivers and the Beta 15.4 drivers.
I've tried installing them in Win 7 compatibility mode too, but the installer then wouldnt give me the option to install the display driver and the HDMI audio driver.

One thing i notice is that the driver for the TV is provided by Microsoft and the date of the driver is 6/21/2006! So maybe this needs to be updated. I tried to click on update driver but it says my driver is up to date.

I also have all the latest windows updates installed.

so not sure what else to do here.

Please help.

A:Win 8.1 - TV connected via HDMI not detected as a Display

The 2006 device driver is simply the generic one which is normal, same one I get when TV is plugged in.
What HDMI port are you using? One on motherboard or one coming directly from GPU? This almost has to be a graphics driver problem.
Why would you try installing drivers in 7 compatibility mode? We are talking 8.1 here right? Have you tried drivers from manufacturers site?
A laptop or desktop? Motherboard and GPU make/model?
So, so many details you've left out.
Would help to have some system specs.

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I connected the PC to my stereo using the line out and headphones socket with 3.5mm to stereo/phono plugs and I get sound, but I would like the sound through the TV and then the TV connected to my stereo for better sound all round.

I know DVI doesn't carry sound.

I had a chat on LG support with no help

Any ideas ?

PC specs.
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
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Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8082 Mb
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A:DVI to HDMI and 3.5mm audio connected but no sound

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A:No sound when hdmi monitor connected

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A:Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format

By "load" do you mean boot or install or something else?

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ok you MCSE guys,

I loaded win98se, then partition magic then XP Pro.

I had XP running for a couple weeks, then I came in one morning, [locked room] and booted to XP I got the win XP starting with the banner, then I get a box that says;

Isass.exe-system error
The endpoint format is invalid

I tried to look it up to see if I could find anything in the KB but I'm not the best with it yet, and I know several of you guys have found things for me that I could not. So I hope you can find a link for me...

Right now I just boot into 98se and use that. But would like to fix XP or reinstall it on the other part of the partition.

As always your help is always apprieciated


A:Isass.exe error/ The endpoint format is invalid

I really can't find anything that exactly matches the error that you give, but "The Endpoint format is invalid" indicates a corrupted file of some sort. Most likely something that uses a remote procedure call.
Try using the last known good configuration for XP.

Start the computer and then press the F8 key when Windows begins to start. The Windows Advanced Options menu appears.

Use the ARROW keys to select Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked) , and then press ENTER.

If a boot menu appears, use the ARROW keys to select Microsoft Windows XP , and then press ENTER. Windows XP restores the computer to the most recent restore point.

Next thing I would try would be a repair of XP from the CD-Rom.

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A:error 13: invalid or unsupported executable format

You can try different fixes that others may suggest - but the simplest way (IMO) is to format the hard drive and install Windows fresh.

A how to here:

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A:PowerISO: File Format is Invalid or Unsupported??

Hi -

Install the game from the DVD/CD you purchased.

Regards. . .



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A:Dual monitors not working when connected to HDMI

Hello @77-77-77,I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post serial numbers and case details.If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works,this post has instructions. 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 weekend!

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A:LG TV not playing sound when connected via HDMI cable

If you highlight the LG TV you should​ be able to set it as default. If not, it sounds lik a permission issue (like non-admin account).

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A:How do I clone display on XPS L502X - connected to TV by HDMI

I certainly suggest making sure that you have the most up to date video driver.  The latest Dell drivers may be found from the following link.
You may want to creat an Optimus profile for your applications to ensure that the NVIDIA GPU is being used over the integrated Intel solution.
To create a new profile for an application:

1. Open the NVIDIA Control Panel.
2. Select Manage 3D Settings.
3. Select Program Settings tab
4. Click Add button.
5. Browse to and select the application executable that needs the new profile.
6. Or choose the preferred application from the drop menu.
7. Select the features and settings you wish to change for this application.

Don't forget the basics, try another display if possible and see if the problem continues.  Try another HDMI cable to make sure that the cable is alright. \
Please, let me know what you find out.

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Thanks for the update today Dell!
Been using my XPS 13 (9350) on 40" 4K monitor on TB15 dock and HDMI for a while at 30 Hz. Today, installed the updated video driver (2016-09-07) and got 50 Hz working with Plugable adapter! So, no need for the TB15 until it can also support 50 Hz or better
My setup:
Dell XPS 13 (9350) with latest drivers
Panasonic TX-40CX300E 40" 4K Ultra HD
= Jari =

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I've had my laptop for a while, and I've used my TV Screen as a secondary monitor a lot. A while ago my computer updated to windows 8.1 when I fell asleep on it and accidentally hit the update button when it came up (oops), making me have to use windows 8.1 now. Now I haven't had many problems with it, it works fine and dandy, but I do have a major problem when I try to use my second monitor. When I run a game or movie on it, the audio comes out from the laptop speakers, not the TV speakers. Previously, using windows 8, it would let me use both.

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Screenshot of my playback devices window:

If anyone knows how to get this to work, it'd be a big help!

A:HDMI connected second momitor not playing audio

According to your screen shot, you only have the PC audio (RealTek) and no HDMI audio. Reinstall the drivers for your video and see if that restores the HDMI audio.

No PC info posted, please fill in the "My System Specs". Helps us to try and help you.

I have both HDMI and PC audio on my Win 8.1 machines so it should work for you, if the PC is fully compatible.

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Dear Experts

I am using windows 7 64 bit on my desktop (motherboard ASUS P5E)
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Connected a 3 m HDMI cable from a converter to the Samsung TV.

I can see a picture on the TV but no sound

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AMD Catalyst
2- Follow the instructions here :
How to Set Up Audio on an ATI Radeon HD |

No audio from HDTV when playing audio / video from a computer system

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A:SAPPHIRE HD 3879 connected to TV via HDMI no sound

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Hi! I have this monitor

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I was able to go into Display settings and switch it to HDMI manually but when it swaps to my lcd monitor its nothing but black again!

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A:Playstation 3 and HDMI to DVI Cable connected to LCD Monitor

oh nvm my monitor dosent support high def outputs =\

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I know this is one that has been floating around the forums for a while but I have not been able to find anything that works in my situation. When I connect my laptop to my TV (Panasonic Viera Plasma) via an HDMI cable, I can get the video to show on the TV fine but there is no audio on the TV; it comes out of the laptop. I have tried everything I can think of including deleting the drivers then reinstalling them, updating them, rolling them back, etc., etc., etc. Here are the specs on my laptop:HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PCWindows 8.1 64-bit, 8GB RAMIntel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHzIntel(R) HD Graphics 4000Intel(R) Display Audio (with Beats Audio)IDT High Definition Audio CODEC Also, here is a snapshot of the Playback Devices:  As you can see, I have nothing which says "HDMI". I have gotten quite frustrated with not being able to get this to work. I would appreciate any help I can get. Thank you. Alex...

A:HP Envy dv7 - No Audio When Connected to TV by HDMI Cable; W...

Can someone please help...?

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Hi there;

I recently got a lenovo z710 ideapad to replace my previous laptop and serve as a substantial increase in gaming potential. I usually game with my computer connected to an lcd tv with an hdmi cord. However, with the new laptop I am having incredibly constant BSOD issues.

The BSOD has specifically occurred in Bioshock: Infinite and Deus Ex: HR (I have not yet tested any other games significantly). I am normally able to play fine for some time, however after gaming for a variable amount of time my computer blue screens after trying to load a new map or level (either by fast travelling, moving from one map to another, or just from loading a savegame).

In the case of Deus Ex, I can quickly and reliably produce the error, if I run the game and load a save, then quit to desktop and repeat, the BSOD will occur within 2-3 cycles. There was no problem when running the game while not connected to my tv, even after 10 or so cycles.

So far, I've tried the following based on what I could find on the net:
-Verified integrity of the affected games
-re-download affected games
-search error codes on Microsoft's website (no luck)
-Used the Windows ErrorChecking tool to check for hard disk errors
-Complete un-installation of NVidia drivers and safe-mode wipe using Display-Driver-Uninstaller tool

Nothing seems to have any affect. I think (hope) it's a software issue, as the computer did originally come with Windows 8, which I removed and replaced with the Windows 7 ... Read more

A:BSOD while gaming on tv connected via hdmi; nvlddmkm.sys

From the sounds of it, you have a problem with your graphics card, and because it's a laptop it sounds like an overheating issue. You have a bugcheck of 0x116 which is a video tdr error which is generally caused by a faulty graphics card. Download Speccy to monitor your temperatures. Then post a screenshot here.

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

Then can you please run a stress test with furmark by following these instructions.

Video Card - Stress Test with Furmark

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* Bugcheck Analysis *
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Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa800ec49010, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff8800637e694, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: ffffffffc000009a, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 0000000000000004, Optional internal context dependent data.

fffff880`079eca48 fffff880`044bb140 : 00000000`00000116 fffffa80`0ec49010 fffff880`0637e694 ffffffff`c000009a : nt!KeBugCheckEx
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I used to be able to connect my r11 to the TV and get sound.  For some reason, this has now stopped.  I have been through all the forums and tried various options to no avail. All help gratefully received.

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I connected the G50 to monitor and it not output any display.  VGA works fine but nothing from the hdmi.

A:G50 will not output video to hdmi connected monito...

Hi A1ci,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with system not able to connect to external monitor through HDMI on your IdeaPad G50.

Have you checked with different HDMI cable?
Are you connecting to External monitor or a Televisition?
Please check if the Graphic driver is updated? If not please download the file from the support site and install it.
Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar

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Hello, I am weighing up my options between purchasing an Ideapad 500s or a Thinkpad L460. I do a bit of video editing, and when I'm doing that kind of work I want to hook the laptop up to a 4k screen, (the extra pixels allow a much more efficient workflow). To connect to a 4k monitor at 60Hz I have read that I need a DisplayPort output (which I note that the 500s does not have), or an HDMI 2.0. I suspect that the Ideapad 500s does not have an HDMI 2.0 output, but I would be happy to be contradicted. Could someone please confirm this one way or ther other? Preferably if you could point me to some official documentation about the product which answers the question that would be great! If it does have an HDMI 2.0, I wonder if anyone has any idea how the nVidia chip would handle the 4k screen. I wouldn't be gaming or even doing and 3d modelling or rendering - just some HD video editing - so I expect it would be fine? Many thanks,Tom

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I am facing some issues, when connecting my Dell E6440 laptop to my LG 55LB650V flat screen.
I connect the laptop to the TV via HDMI-cable and I have been trying different cables. The computer has both an Intel HD Graphics 4600 and an AMD Radeon HD 8690M graphic card.
When I connect my computer to the TV the screen starts flashing black, every 5 seconds or so. Every time I open a new program the screen flashes and it is also happening sometimes when I do not use the computer.
The computer runs at 1600x900 and the TV is a full HD. I have tried to alter the resolution to both and I also tried to use a custom scaling level of 120 % (as 1920 is 120 % of 1600). I have also changed the refresh rate to 59p HZ and 60p HZ, but that made no difference. I have found out that if using the 60i HZ the screen would not flash (at least it have not yet).
So at the moment I can use the computer on the TV, but of course I would like to know why the screen is flashing when using 59p or 60p HZ and know what I can do, so I could use these refresh rates.
I hope that someone could make me wiser on this problem and maybe give me a solution. If anyone knows, I would also be happy to know what the best custom scaling level to use when using a 1600x900 laptop on a full HD TV is.
I really appreciate any help. Thank you in advance!
I have recorded two videos that shows the problem:
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A:Dell E6440 flashing when connected to TV via HDMI

Can anyone please help?

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I have a brand new MSI Media Live box. The Installation process went fine except when it came to startup after installation. I always receive a blue screen and sometime I have the "irql_not_less_or_equal" message. The system works perfectly when I startup using the VGA connector. I have verified that HDMI does work if I startup using the VGA connector and then extend the desktop.

I have downloaded and install the Windows 7 driver from Nvidia. My card is Geforce 6150. The error descriped above happened using my Philips Tv and also my computer LCD screen.

Any Ideas?

A:Blue screen if startup with HDMI connected

If I remove the HDMI cable from the computer while it is starting up and plug it in again when the login screen has appeared then this works without problems. Also works when starting up from hibernation.

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I fought this problem all day and I think I have it narrowed down. System is Lenovo Yoga 900 i7 with Windows 10 with all latest updates. Application is Citrix Receiver 4.5. When using Quickbooks with the Citrix Receiver, mouse clicks are disabled/not recognized.  All keyboard inputs still work, the mouse arrow tracks correctly, but mouse clicks seem to be ignored.  This behavior occurs when booting to dual monitor setup with HDMI adapter in the USB Type-C port; booting to single monitor (Yoga), then plugging the HDMIR adapter in the USB Type-C port.  The only resolution is to boot to single monitor (Yoga) and work in single monitor mode exclusively.  I am using the USB Type-C to HDMI adaptor purchased from Lenovo.  This occurs with the Yoga trackpad AND occurs with my USB wireless mouse. Also note with native Windows applications, the mouse works fine with both  monitors connected and active. I really bought the HDMI adaptor to use two monitor with the Citrix Receiver.  I have tried to Google this problem, but I'm unable to find a Citrix Receiver support site/forum that would be appropriate for this question. Any advice appreciated.

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I recently found out that every time i plug in a HDMI or Auxiliary cable, my computer crash. I tried changing the cable to see if that was the problem and it wasn't. I just don't know where to look to start fixing the problem. I've considered that maybe the connector is faulty, but i'm looking for option before going to that.

I use HDMI to connect my TV for movies
I use the auxiliary Cable to connect a speaker.
on different occasion.

A:Computer crashes after HDMI/Aux cable is connected

Did you try shutting the computer down, plugging in the cable then starting back up? I've crashed a computer when plugging in a USB Thumb/Flash drive, turned out it was caused by static electricity that I'd built up walking across a carpeted room, now have anti-static touch pads on my desks to touch before anything else.

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Hello, I built my new computer about a week ago and was running it off a single 19" Tevion TV while I waited for the HDMI cables to arrive so I could setup my second monitor.

They arrived yesterday and when I plugged in my 32" JVC LT-32DA30J there was overscanning and the bluriness. I fixed the overscanning in the TV's menu and now the size is correct but even at native resolution, the JVC monitor is still quite blurry and is a strain to look at and concentrate on.

Plugging the HDMI cable into my Tevion monitor made that go blurry as well so it could be the HDMI cable or the motherboard ports (when I first got the PC, the VGA port had the same problem but once updated it looked normal)

Does anyone know of a fix to this ? Or can at least suggest what part is going wrong so I can try and fix it ?

What I have tried:
Changing the resolution - all the different resolutions all show the same blurriness
Changing the refresh rate - problem persists through all refresh rates
Changing monitor settings - As above, changing these settings didn't help with anything

Any help is very appreciated , I've been trying to fix this problem for most of yesterday

A:HDMI connected monitor is blurry and seems out of focus

you dont seem to have changed the 2 most important things!!

1) update the display/gpu drivers.
2) change the hdmi cable.

if neither results in it working then report back!

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My headphone jack is busted, so I bought an HDMI to 3.5mm adapter so I could use my headphones that way. However, I can't get the laptop to send audio over HDMI because it doesn't think there's any device to receive that audio. How can I get Windows to route audio that way anyway? Everything I find is the opposite problem, where someone has a device plugged in and recognized but can't send audio to it.
OS: Windows 7
Model: Dell Inspiron 15r Special Edition
Processor: Intel Core i7-3612QM CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.10GHz
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 7730M
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Been trying to figure out a problem with HDMI audio out and "not plugged in error"

HW is a motherboard with HD3200 and ALC889A HD with latest drivers.

Using a HDMI cable i get HDMI audio out, but if i switch inputs on the receiver then back HDMI audio is "not plugged in".

changing resolution brings it back as default device.

Tested a backed up vista image with ati 9.04 and realtek hdmi 2.23 drivers and it worked fine changing inputs on the receiver.

The same drivers in win7 did not resolve the issue, so im guessing theres something in win 7 that causes this

A:win7 bug with HDMI audio connected to receiver

if you have an HDMI capable receiver I am going to assume you have at least a 5.1 setup correct? And I am also going to assume that "HW is a motherboard with HD3200" means onbaord HD3200?

If yes then I would suggest using either the coaxial output or optical S/PDIF output to the receiver as you are not reciveing 8 channel LPCM through HDMI.

As to your actual problem I am setup same as you, however I am not having that problem... is video still able to pass through to your TV even in the audio not plugged in state?

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I have an external monitor with no speakers I use as a dual display along with my laptop monitor. No sound comes out of my laptop speakers nor when I hook up external speakers to it while I have the external monitor hooked up by the HDMI cable. Is there anything I can do to get this to work?

A:HDMI monitor no speakers-no sound from anywhere when connected?

Right click on the volume control and then Properties,

When you connect the HDMI it becomes the default output device, even though it has no speakers.

You need to change this back to "Speakers" and set as default.

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I have the same issue in windows 10 home 64 bit-
HDMI monitor no speakers-no sound from anywhere when connected?

When I right click on the volume control, the options it shows are:
open volume control
playback devices
recording devices
volume control options

It does not give me a properties option.

Then I went to control panel and searched for sound. Then I saw the screen below. There was a Digital Audio as well and I clicked 'Don't use this device(disable)' on it by mistake and clicked OK.

Now, I only have Speakers option. How do I get the Digital Audio option back in here? I think that will solve my original problem.


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Hi, when I try to open my excel file, I get the error 2010 calling list.xls:: file format is not valid. Does anyone have a program they can use to try and open my file. I'm assuming it was corrupted the last time I tried to save it.

A:file format is invalid error in Excel 2010

are you getting it in all excel files? Or only the one?

You can try downloading openoffice; I've used that to fix many MS Office corrupt files in the past, particularly .ppt files.

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Hey, can anyone tell me how to fix an error i've encountered...

SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers. VDD.
Virtual Device Driver format in the registry is invalid.

I know i have to change the registry, but don't know what EXACTLY to do... I've ran regclean, but this doesnt help.


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I have a data archive DVD which was burned sometime ago but am having trouble reading files from the disc.
When I insert it into my DVD drive it runs autoplay fine and all the contents of the disc show up in explorer fine.
However, when I try to open any file I get an invalid file format error. I can copy the files across to my hard drive fine but again when trying to open the files I get the same error.
I think the disc must be corrupted in some way but does anyone know if I can do anything to allow me to open these files?

A:Can't open files from DVD - invalid file format error

As far as I'm aware theres not much hope I'm afraid. If the data was corrupt when written to DVD then theres nothing you can do. The only thing you can try is the DVD in another computer just in case your computer is playing up.

Anyone else have any ideas?

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I'm using my pc monitor, a TV in HDMI format...

And well i have all the Audio settings disabled and the AMD HDMI Output one set as Default.

I still don't have any Sound...

Does anyone know if it could be a hardware issue? Or Possibly my HDMI Cables?

It worked in the past, a few months back, but recently when i set it up again...
I don't have any sound, I even restarted... and i got no sound from the reboot?

If anyone has this problem, or something similiar to it... I'd appreciate your input.

And thanks in advance....

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I have an Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

I regularly connect it to my TV monitor via HDMI cable and fall asleep watching movies (played on VLC or Windows Media Player).

I set the computer to go to sleep after 1 hour.

Multimedia Settings are set to "Allow computer to sleep" under "When Sharing Media" in the Power Management section.

Screensaver is disabled.

I have overrided my audio driver, since powercfg command suggested it may be a conflict.

If I am playing a movie without the HDMI cable plugged in, the computer goes into sleep mode right on schedule. It is only when I have the HDMI cable plugged into my TV monitor, that it refuses to enter sleep mode.

What could be causing this problem? Makes no sense to me.

A:Computer won't go into sleep mode when HDMI cable is connected.


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I just installed a gigabyte hd4350 in my hp a1520n desktop bc it has an hdmi output. picture looks good, sound works, however when the hdmi cable is connected to the my samsung lcd tv, i get no sound through my computer speakers even when im not using the tv as a monitor or when the tv is turned off. i get sound through the tv though. when i unplug the hdmi cable from the tv, i get sound on the computer.

is there a fix for this? i have onboard sound enabled in the bios.

i have windows xp 32bit. in the sound and audio device properties, under the audio tab, default device, i see both realtek hd audio output and ati hd audio rear ouput when the hdmi cable is connected. when its not connected, just realtek hd audio is available.

i know i cannot have sound coming through the tv and computer speakers at the same time. is it possible for the sound to be switched back to the computer speakers when the tv is off WITHOUT having to unplug the hdmi cable that goes to the tv?

A:no sound through computer speakers when hdmi cable connected to tv

Weeell. Have you even tried setting the "Default audio playback device" (or whatever, in control panel->sounds->defaults tab to Realtek HD audio when the cable is plugged?

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I have a notebook..
Model : TOSHIBA Satellite L-510

and a TV
Model : SHARP LC32A37M (

I have a HDMI cable and connected them both.. There are PICTURES.. but no sounds..

Please help.. Maybe if you think I need to install something additional please give me the sites.. Thanks...

My mom has been trying to fix this since last week..

A:Notebook connected to TV with HDMI cable doesn't work. Help pls!!~?

Have you checked the default audio device settings in your sound control panel?

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Hey guys.. so I connected my other SA350 monitor from my other broken computer to my main one, and it shows a black screen. They're the same monitors, and the power to both are on. I'm on Extended, the other monitor's input is HDMI and the output port on the computer is DVI (Amazon Basics). Main monitor is VGA to VGA. What should I do? Updated system specs for your convenience.

A:Second monitor connected by HDMI to DVI shows black screen

Solved. Sorry, it seems the monitor is just Pfftt. It's dead, and it's going to the Samsung Service Center ASAP.

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I have a Latitude E6440 with an Intel HD Graphics 4600 video card and I have noticed that when the power cord is connected the monitor connected with HDMI goes black and back again randomly. This usually happens several times per minute. 
I have both tried with another HDMI cable and monitor but with the same result.
This never happens when the laptop is running on batteries.

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