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Resolution problems when using an S Cable

I currently have my PC hooked up to my TV using an S Cable and the audio through a diffrent cable. When I used it before it seemed to come through just fine. However, for some reason now that I try to put the computer screen on my TV the resulation is all messed up. all the pictures and words are graular and messed up. how do I fix this? I have restarted both the computer and the TV twice.

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