Problem using a projector with XP-Pro


This is my first post on this forum.
My apologies if I have selected the wrong sub-section.

Anyway, I have just re-installed XP-Pro on an old Sony laptop model VGN-S3HP.
Everything is working correctly.

I want to use it with an Acer projector, model P1206. I should mention that
before the re-install it worked fine with this projector.

But now I cannot get any image to display on the projector -- the projector scans
all its ports then always says No Signal.

I am sure the cable is OK, because when I restart the laptop with projector
connected the initial Windows opening screen is briefly correctly displayed.

I have used the control panel display panel to search for driver updates, but
after a long search it reports that installed drivers are up to date. There is a
CD with the projector, but no drivers on it.

Can anyone offer any advice? Many thanks, Ken
Yes, I have done that.
All that the website offers is a Quick Start Guide and a User Manual, both of which I have.
There are no drivers.,+xp

do any of the threads above help for this issue??

can you plug a flash drive to the ports and are they recognized??

you might run checkdisk and see if that can resolve the issue:

How to perform checkdisk

if you do not have Recovery Console installed, then run from the start menu

go to start, run, type in cmd

in cmd type in chkdsk c: /r and press enter, space between k/c and :and /

type Y for yes and press enter

type exit and press enter

restart pc, allow checkdisk to finish and run again

this is a lengthy process depending on the size of your harddrive, the percentages will fluctuate, this is normal, you can view report in the event viewer.

go to start>run> and type in eventvwr.msc, click on the applications directory, and in the right hand panel choose winlogon.
I have tried several suggestions from your links, none of which worked.
However, problem now SOLVED!
I right-click on desktop, select Nvidia Control Panel, and select the Clone option, and Apply.
Then the laptop display appears on the projector.
I've never used this method before, so have no idea why I have to do it this way now.
[ Why does it have to be so difficult? -- and I'm an engineer by profession. I guess
that's the downside of using old XP ]
Apologies for the gripe, and thanks for your help. Ken.
Well I have said Yes to all automatic updates, and it I recall that it spent quite a long time
on restart installing updates.
sometimes I have a prob with microsoft updates, but I have all the updates in my cache folder for Portable Updates and I generally run this before I go to microsoft updates, and not I am checking microsoft update center for latest xp updates that are not available at the microsoft updates website. :)