HTPC stops outputting HDMI on *some* boots into my Vista OS (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
January 10, 2009
Hi All,

OK not a MP problem at all and wasnt sure where best to post this, but I would love to get some advice from you fine folk on what my problem might be.

Basically *sometimes* when I boot up my PC just after I see the Vista logo and it gets into my desktop, my PC stops outputting the video signal via HDMI. So I see it in bios, during boot, and all the way to the Windows Vista Logo. Then just when it gets into the desktop = bye bye signal.

When this occurs there is nothing I can do except to reboot and maybe it happens again, maybe it doesnt.

I am not sure what the hell is going on but its annoying :mad:, but its got to be software / driver related im thinking because it only happens after Windows is loading the desktop.

Can anyone suggest something I can do or what it might be? Really appreciate any replies.


Relevant spec things below:

Windows Version: Vista 64
CPU Type: AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition 2.7GHz Socket AM2+ 2MB (2x1MB) L3 Cache
HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB Hard Drive SATAII *32MB Cache*
Memory: Crucial 4GB (2X2GB) DDR2 800MHz/PC2-6400 Ballistix
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H 780G Socket AM2+ onboard VGA 8 channel audio mATX
Video Card: onboard Radeon ATI HD 3200
Video Card Driver: Catalyst 8.12
Sound Card: onboard
Sound Card Driver: Realtek HDMI audio v6.0.1.5776
HTPC Case: Antec Fusion Remote Veris Black MATX Media Center Case
TV: Samsung 40" LE40M86BD
AMP: Yamaha RX-V1800
TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI for video and audio
Projector: Panasonic PT-AE2000
Projector - HTPC Connection: HDMI for video and audio

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