I have an old laptop that I'm having an issue with. It's an old Gateway running windows vista. I used it recently in my shop. It had an s video connection that I could hook up to an old Phillips CRT TV. I would stream from my TV in my living room. So, here are my problems. First, my old Gateway laptop is not working. It'll bootup, I see the windows logo like it's loading. Then I get a black screen with a cursor. That's it. Can't load in any of the safe modes. Normally I would just chunk this one and use my new laptop, but I have another issue. My new laptop has not s video ouput, just a vga. I have purchased multiple cables to try to hook up to the tv, but still can't get anything from my new laptop to the old TV in my shop. Hooked it up and did the function f4 key. windows key P. Chose all the options, duplicating screen, extended desktop....still can't get a picture on the old tv with my new lap top.
Any suggestions? Thought about Linnux on the old laptop. I don't have a system disc for it. So I can't reinstall windows.