High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) feature lets you connect your laptop to an HD TV. Watch streaming media, YouTube videos, Netflix movies and anything you’d like on the big screen. This article contains troubleshooting guideline to resolve HDMI output error.
Rollback Previous Display Driver
Restore the prior version of your display driver using the Driver Rollback feature. The easiest way to rollback your driver is to use the Device Manager.
1. Press Windows Key + X; select the Device Manager.
2. Expand the top node.
3. Expand Display Adapters node.
4. Click View | Show hidden devices.
5. Does your PC show an exclamation mark ahead of your Display Driver? If so, right click the buggy Display Driver, select Properties.
6. Click the Driver tab.
7. Click Rollback Driver button.
Use the Driver Verifier
This pre-installed tool from Microsoft searches for problems with kernel-mode drivers that are causing HDMI output error. It tracks and helps to diagnose faulty drivers in a step-by-step manner.
1. Type Verifier.exe in the Search Box on Taskbar.
2. Open Verifier from the Search Results.
3. Select Create custom settings (for code developers).
4. Click Next.
5. Choose the option named Select individual settings from a full list.
6. Click Next.
7. In the next page, check-up all boxes except the following:
- Force pending I/O requests
- Low resource simulation
8. Click Next.
9. Choose the option labeled Select driver names from a list.
10. Click Next.
11. In the subsequent page, check-up all Non-Microsoft drivers.
12. Click Next, and then Finish.
Configure Secondary Display Settings
Configure your NVIDIA settings correctly to address the issue of the secondary display resulting into HDMI output problem.
1. Right click your Desktop; select NVIDIA Control Panel.
2. Click Set up multiple displays.
3. Uncheck and re-check up the HDMI connected display.
4. Apply the settings.
Install Display Driver in Compatibility Mode
Your display driver may be incompatible with the version of operating system currently installed on your PC. Reinstall it in the compatibility mode, a software troubleshooting mechanism, to resolve the issue.
1. Visit the website of your Graphics Card manufacturer.
2. Go to the Drivers & Downloads section.
3. Select your operating system, version, and type (32/ 64 bit).
4. Initiate the download process.
5. After successful download, right click the downloaded EXE; select the Open containing folder.
6. Right-click the destination file, choose Properties.
7. Click the Compatibility tab.
8. Check the box named Run this program in compatibility mode for, and select an earlier Windows version.
9. Click OK