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Well, it looks like I've been a dumbass over this!
VGA to component cable.
It appears my GPU model has what I mistook as an S-VIDEO out. Apparently, it's a special 7-pin HDTV cable. I don't think one was included in the box, so I went ahead and ordered a new one.
Hopefully this solution will allow me to bypass the DVI to HDMI to HDMI/Component adapter step altogether and let me plug directly into the HD recorder.
Honestly 9 times outta 10 it is something simple and overlooked, welcome the club. Hey I build computers from scratch and the past month I have been plagued with BSOD's on my Win 7 64bit desktop. Now I took my issues to several threads/forums tried every suggestion while attempting to troubleshoot on my own, testing for everything form bad memory to corrupt files and NOTHING would work. I was finally resorted to attempting a re-install of Win7, now you have to understand, I don't DO re-installs, yeah I know some people swear by them but the thing is for me it means: 1. Re-install the OS (that is the easy part!) 2. download all the last OS service pack and all important security patches etc TO DATE. 3. Reinstall all my most needed software's from Office to various video editing tools (I am not even starting games and emulators). 4. CREATE AN IMAGE of my OS so far so if something goes wrong I can at least quickly continue form this point! 5. Now the part that actually takes the longest, all my customizations. preferences, tweaks, configurations etc. YOU SEE I AM VERY ANAL ABOUT MY DESKTOP SETUP, from security settings to specific options in my right click menu I have everything setup perfectly to my liking, so much so that I hate using any other desktop other than my own. 6. Ok now all the little plugins for Firefox as well all those little programs many people don't even realize they need or think are included standard as default in a basic Windows install, Codecs, Flash, Quicktime, PDF reader, comic reader etc, etc, etc.
All that takes up an entire day easy and then over the next several days or even weeks remembering how I set up certain tweaks and settings, noticing something else is missing because I am only now attempting to open a certain type of file etc, when I discovered Acronis Disk Image that was the day I stopped ever re-installing! I have a base image of the OS after all updates as well as a second image once everything is in place and I try to replace that image at least once a week, it takes about I THINK 10 - 15 minutes to image my entire OS off my 60 GB SSD. It has saved me numerous times after installing a bad driver or software since I can recover from the image in about 10 minutes should something go horribly wrong!
OK NOW BACK TO THE ORIGINAL STORY, so now that you know WHY I image my drive and re-installing is a last resort getting back to my original point, I could not for the life of me figure my blue screen issues and I was in the process of re-installing the OS and upon first reboot.....BAM the same BSOD so this got me worried my fairly new SSD drive had failed. I was getting ready to order a new one (I am broke and in debt but I NEED my PC) then powered off I have no idea WHY, I had the side off my tower, I reached in and pulled off USB / POWER / LED wires that connect to the motherboard and simply re-inserted them. Then I rebooted......and the OS install process wanted to continue! NO BSOD this time, instead of continuing the install (all that work I mentioned above) instead I rebooted and inserted my ACRONIS DISK IMAGE CD, selected the boot image I created just prior to deciding to re-install then after 10 minutes and a reboot.....BAM my Win7 Desktop appears full and intake just the way I like it. I did several reboots and tests and everything appears for the past couple days now (fingers crossed) A-OK! I have no idea exactly what was wrong but that simple act of removing and re-inserting those cable on my motherboard seems to of fixed it, needless to say I am very happy and grateful but it was just a fluke and I cannot say I actually fixed it.
So there you have it Matt, you certainly have no need to feel like a dumbass !
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