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Similar thread in the icky ATI section and since I use an Nvidia thought this would be better suited for this forum.

I have a dual monitor setup. A 42" LCD HDTV hooked up to my computer with a DVI to HDMI hookup. My other monitor is a Viewsonic A91f+ CRT monitor and is the one that's screwed up for some reason. My HDTV is fine, it shows color, however my CRT is stuck in black and white. I've fiddled with settings in Nvidia Control Panel but my color settings are all correct, same with my windows settings. The drivers for both my graphics card and my monitor are up to date. This problem didn't start happening until just this morning. The truly odd thing is that my BIOS post screen shows on the Viewsonic in color but when windows starts the screen randomly turns black and white. It even shows my desktop in color for a split second before getting stuck that way. Any ideas?

I'm using Vista Ultimate 64. My graphics card is a BFG Geforce 260GTX Maxcore.
 

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Oh, you have a Maxcore?

That's been known to send people back to the 50's, hence the black and white.



You'd be best off in the peripherals section. Check if any pins are bent on the cable you're using. Even if there aren't, try a different cable.
 

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Hm yeah lol I heard that about those Maxcore GPUs

If your drivers are up to date, maybe try to rollback to an ealier driver

use a different set of 6 pin or 4 pin PCI cables in your power supply, see if that does anything.

I doubt its the DVI-HDMI cable since it shows color in BIOS, but maybe it is. Doesnt hurt to try another set of cables
 

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Oh, you have a Maxcore?

That's been known to send people back to the 50's, hence the black and white.



You'd be best off in the peripherals section. Check if any pins are bent on the cable you're using. Even if there aren't, try a different cable.
Envious? Lol. The card's never steered me wrong (and if the thing is the issue the BFG Lifetime warranty has got me covered). Checked the pins, nothing to report there. I'll try a rollback. There's a distinct possibility that it could be driver related since I just updated a couple days ago and this only started happening recently.

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Hm yeah lol I heard that about those Maxcore GPUs
o_O I've only heard good things and only experienced great numbers. Benchmark after benchmark this GPU has been a steady performer.

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I doubt its the DVI-HDMI cable since it shows color in BIOS, but maybe it is. Doesnt hurt to try another set of cables
The HDTV is hooked up via the dvi-hdmi cable. The CRT is hooked up via a VGA male/DVI female adapter. Going to try the monitor on a separate computer to see if its the GPU that really is the issue.
 

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Fixed it. It was a driver issue. Scraped the driver off the hard way and then reinstalled. Works fine now. Driver Sweeper from Guru 3D works and is faster than doing it by hand (selectively removing the old files and registry keys in safe mode). Dunno what the actual cause of the issue was though. Blaming it on some old driver conflicting with the new one.
 

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Fixed it. It was a driver issue. Scraped the driver off the hard way and then reinstalled. Works fine now. Driver Sweeper from Guru 3D works and is faster than doing it by hand (selectively removing the old files and registry keys in safe mode). Dunno what the actual cause of the issue was though. Blaming it on some old driver conflicting with the new one.
Apparently I haven't entirely resolved the issue. My screens (both of them) turn black and white now, then click over to color once windows gets to the desktop. The login screen is shown in black and white. ***?
 
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