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Possible bugs in video drivers HD 630/NVIDIA 1050 with an external monitor - VS2017 window is black on the secondary monitor in Windows 10

Question: Possible bugs in video drivers HD 630/NVIDIA 1050 with an external monitor - VS2017 window is black on the secondary monitor in Windows 10

On the driver page we have this:
Intel HD Graphics 530 Driver View detailsFile Name: Intel-HD-Graphics-530-Driver_28VH9_WIN_21.20.16.4727_A03.EXE
If the GPU is HD Graphics 630. Why is the driver 530???
Also in "View details" we have:
Enhancements:- Update Intel 15.46 graphic driver branch for RedStone2 OS
Intel 15.46 supports OpenGL 4.5 and this driver doesn't: Intel-HD-Graphics-530-Driver_28VH9_WIN_21.20.16.4727_A03.EXE
Then we have the following problem when I connect and external monitor to the HDMI port:
The window of Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 when dragged and snapped to the corner of the external monitor turns black but only sometimes. This rendering problem appears to be a driver problem according to Microsoft.

This needs to be addressed by Dell/Intel or NVIDIA as there appear to be many complaints.

Edit: I forgot to mention that I am talking about Windows 10. And this is what I see:

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Hello,
Can the XPS 15 9560 with NVIDIA GTX1050 run, or be configured to run, an external g-sync monitor in G-sync mode thru the thunderbolt 3 to a Display Port connection ?
A previous question indicated that the pre-2017 XPS-15 9550 could not.  I understand currently HDMI does not support g-sync.  Also, the "Display" menu option that includes the  "Set up G-SYNC"  in the NVIDIA control panel on my XPS15 9560 is not visibly available, along with other options under that category, as is shown in the NVIDIA control panel for my desktop GTX970 unit. 

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Hi,

I just bought a docking-unit to connect my Tecra M4 to my new LCD-monitor which has a physical resolution of 1680 x 1050.
Now I found out that the graphics chipset - even with the newest drivers : 6.14.10.7141 - is not able to drive this resolution.
From theoretical point of view this should be possible, because it even supports the 1600 x 1200 which gives a higher pixelclock than the 1680 x 1050.
Does anyone have the same problem?
And a solution?
Is Toshiba working on a new driver which supports these newer resolutions?

Thanks for any help/hints

Jogi

Answer:Tecra M4 : 1680 x 1050 on external monitor possible?

Hi

Check please this topic http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=19570

Maybe it will help you. BTW: using search option you can find many discussions about similar problems.

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Hi everyone

I have an eeepc 1000he with a viewsonic 22inch screen VX2255wmb. I have been using both for a while now with the dual screen setup without any problem. Since a couple days now, my external monitor won't show the optimal resolution which is 1600*1050. In the screen resolution set up page in windows 7, it used to highlight the optimal ones that respected the aspect ratio of the screen but now it just shows all of them and when I set it up at 1600*1050, I get an error message on the external monitor saying that the configuration I chose is out of range. Now the highest resolution I can use is 1400*1050.
I dual boot with windows xp and I don't have this problem with it. I didnt use any driver for both Os, just plugged the monitor in and it worked.

Anyone has an idea?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Laptop no longer allows 1680*1050 on external monitor

According to ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

the only Windows supported and with a video driver is XP. You could try to install in compatibility mode for XP, but it probably won't work.

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Hi,

I have a Satellite Pro U200 with the 945GM Chipset (GMA950 graphics adaptor) and i cannot get full resolution on my new lovely widescreen monitor.

My friend has another laptop that uses the exact same chipset and graphics adaptor, and it works perfectly on his computer.

On his computer we had to install a driver for the monitor, but that made no difference on my pc.

I have narrowed the problem down to the graphics-driver, but I cannot update to the latest version because of Toshiba restrictions on my PC.
When I try to install the drivers on my pc, i get a message that the driver hasn't been verified for my computer and i need to contact my manufacurer.
The exact same driver installer works perfectly on the other pc, but not on my Toshiba.

Please help me, bucourse i feel i just wasted ???500 on a new monitor if i cannot use it.

Answer:Satellite Pro U200: How to set 1680 x 1050 on external monitor?

Hi

The problem is that you favorite resolution is not listed in the graphic driver.
Usually it?s not possible to choose such resolution but I have found following thread and you could try to replace some files like described here:

http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=19677

But it?s you choice and you can do it at your own risk!

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When you start a slideshow with Windows Photo Viewer, it fades the monitor to black and then starts the slideshow. The problem is that on dual monitor setups it blacks out both screens, and exhibits buggy behavior if you try to use the other one. It will allow you to see the other monitor's windows if you can manage to bring them into focus (using alt+tab for example) but if the slideshow ever gets focus again, it returns to blacking out the second monitor. Is there a way to turn off this "blacking out" behavior? This wasn't something the Photo Viewer in WinXP did - it left secondary monitors alone and just played the slideshow on it's own display.

Answer:Windows Photo Viewer slideshow turns secondary monitor black

Hi Vecctor, this behavior can be by design. If you want to switch monitor, that is using slideshow on the secondery monitor, you can hold Win key+Shift and use left or right arrow to switch.Hope this helps!Sean Zhu - MSFT

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Hi

I have a Toshiba M30 laptop running XP
The driver is a NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200.
I have just purchased a external sharp monitor.
It runs at 1680 X 1050.

I can't find a download to update the driver to this res. Plus vidio does not work on the monior HELP!!

Answer:Satellite M30: Cannot find driver to run external monitor on 1680 X 1050

Hi

You are not able to choose the 1680 x 1050 as you favorite resolution on the external display because the driver does not support this.
I?m not sure which driver could support this resolution but you will be not able to install the original nVidia drivers from the NVida page! This is clear?

Instead of the driver installation from the NVIDIA site you could test the driver from the omegadrivers.net site. Probably this is a key?

If the omega drivers don?t function, I assume you will be not able to run the 1680 x 1050 on external monitor.

> Video does not work on the monitor
You have to switch firstly to the external monitor with FN+F5 and then start the dvd player application like WinDVD

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Hallo, My Lenovo R400 (R400 7439 A85) and my Philips Monitor are not working together so well.The recommended resolution of the monitor is 1600 x 1050.If I set the notebook to this resolution I only get some shades of grey, sometimes with bright horizontal lines but no other clear shapes.With other resolutions like 1440 x 900 or lower I get a more or less brilliant view of my desktop. I tried the monitor with another notebook and it worked very well with the resolution of 1600 x 1050. In my opinion all drivers have the latest version. Is there anyone out there who can help me? greetingshelplessathome

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I cannot seem to get my 22" Acer X221w monitor to work through the w540 thunderbold port. I've tried two different mini display port to DVI-D Active dongles.  On one of the dongles, I got a video signal through however, even though the display driver was set to 1680 x 1050, the monitor said it was actually receiving 1932 x 1050 which meant that the picture was warped and cut off the left side of the screen.  The other dongle won't show anything at all. Both dongles worked with DVI monitors at the store whose native resolutions were 1920 x 1080. I could even get 1024 x 768 to display on those monitors.  Is there a different kind of dongle I need to get? I also have a w520 with a full size display port++ connector. These 1680 x 1050 monitors work just fine with a full size display port to DVI-D active dongle. However, my mini display port to DVI-D active dongles came with a mini display port to full size display port adapter too.  I can't get either of the two new dongles to work even with the full size display port... so it's got to be the dongles right?

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Hello,

I have a Satellite A200-IP8 PSAE6E, with a Mobility Radeon HD 2400 display driver (driver version 8.452). I want to connect my note book to my external monitor from Iiyama Pro Liet E 2202 WS. This only works good with a resolution of 1680 x 1050, but this option is not available in Windows Vista, nor the ATI software (Catalyst Control Center). I tried already to download older driver version, and also drivers of the monitor, but nothing seems to work. I know it is possible, because it worked some months ago.

Does anybody know what i could do? Thanks in advance,
Bert

Answer:How to get resolution 1680 x 1050 on my external monitor? - Satellite A200

it can be on your monitor..
some monitors doesn't work perfect without driver.. (such as mine) ;)
so take the cd from your monitor or download the driver from the producers page or something..
by myself it works ;) so it can be works by you to

bye

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I am a semi-professional photograher and I will need to be able to connect a high end graphical monitor (Eizo ColorEdge CG222 or CG241) to my new Thinkpad. I will have:Thinkpad T61 withIntel Core? 2 Duo processor T9300 (2.5GHz 800MHz 6MBL2)Windows Vista Business 6414.1 WXGA+nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M4 GB RAM160GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpmIntel Turbo Memory hard drive cache Intel Turbo Memory 1GB Now, will it work (I will mainly use it as a mirror of my notebookscreen but use as two different displays would be nice) at full resolution and quality? Do I need a DVI connector to maintain max quality? If yes, which docking solution is needed? Is a graphic card update necessary (in the docking station)? On the nvdia website (http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro_nvs_notebook_techspecs.html) it is stated that the graphic card only supports 1600x1200 resolution (digital) but higher in analogue. Thanks a lot!

Answer:Will 1920 × 1200 or 1680 × 1050 widescreen external monitor work well with my T61?

Or do you use VGA alone?

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so I have this hdmi cable that plugs into the DVI on my external monitor. I did get the screen to show up just on the external monitor and that's it.  Now, when I boot up my lap top I get black screen on both monitors.  Uh oh. I've unpugged the  monitor, batter, all that stuff. I think it's possible I clicked on don't display external monitor or something, but not it's not displaying anywhere. I have an idea pad of some sorts w/ windows 8.  I don't think it's 8.1 thanks-Hayes

Answer:I was trying to extent monitor, I get black screen on laptop and external monitor :/

so I got this resolved.  the guy at the computer store hit f10 and then enter.  he did this while the screen was blackshouldnt' it just detect that there's not an external monitor?  but even when there was a monitor connected, both screens were black. /thread

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Hello,
I'm pretty sure I've discovered a bug after a graphics driver update last week. I can duplicate the problem using the following scenario:
Latitude E7250 with Intel 5500 graphics, Dell simple port replicator docking station. Any monitor, plugged into DisplayPort on dock. Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Intel graphics driver 20.19.15.4377-A03 downloaded from the Dell drivers and support page (filename Video_Driver_49H49_WN32_20.19.15.4377_A03.EXE).
Laptop running in dock with lid closed, external display only. Remove laptop from Docking station, open lid, use laptop. Close lid, wait for laptop to sleep. Put laptop in dock, leave lid closed, press power button on dock to wake laptop. Monitor turns on with black screen and a mouse. The mouse appears to be able to move off the lefthand side of the screen, you can move it off a distance and it takes a little while to return to the screen when you move the mouse back to the right. ie it seems like the laptop thinks the monitor has a display arrangment with this black screen on the far right, although it's the only monitor.
At this point there are a couple of ways you can get the external display back to normal. 1) open the lid, the system returns to mirrored or extended display as expected, close the lid, re-wake laptop with the power button on the dock and it comes up on the external monitor normally. Or, 2) power off the monitor, wait a few seconds, power the monitor back on - it seems to detect displays and retu... Read more

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Hi I have lenovo ideapad y y500 with 650m sli, which originally had windows 8 but then I updated to windows 8.1 and used the fix for GPU bios provided by this forum.The issue is that both my external and laptop monitors go black when I connect external monitor to my laptop with vga cable.I have had this issue since I updated nvidia driver back in the middle of january. (befor the update it worked fine I had no issues). I only used external monitor occasionally so I decided to wait for nvidia to fix the problem (rolling back to previous nvidia driver version did not help). Well now after 3 new version the problem persists. I tried using  the hot key on my keyboard to change between 4 different monitor-laptop setups (only laptop, only monitor, resize..) and it did not help.  I tried recording my laptop screen when I pluged in the external monitor and the video is normal (it isn't black). I then opend nvidia control panel to see if it recognises external monitor and recorded the screen. My external monitor (samsung) was recognised.Click for video on youtubeIn between black flashes i pluged in/out the external monitor.Translation for "zaslon na prenosniku" : laptop's screen. So any idea how to resolve this problem ? Thanks in advance.

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Hey,

I have a Qosmio G50-10H, running windows 7 32-bit. After connecting an external monitor the internal laptop screen goes almost black. It's possible to see some elements on screen, but it's to dark grey to work on. It does not respond much to color or brightness adjustment (black to really dark grey). The main trouble is when disconnection the external monitor the internal monitor still is dark grey and still isn't responding much to adjustments. It's so dark on the brigthest adjustments that it is impossible to work on. I have downloaded latest driver for support, but still same problem.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Laptop monitor goes black after connection external vga monitor

It is somehow strange.
Can you switch between LCD and external display using FN+F5 key combination?
If you can switch to LCD only is everything OK again?

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Hi everybody, I am using an  X301 w XP SP3 (and loving it) and ran into some issue with the latest Intel/Lenovo/Graphic driver Using the 6.14.10.5220 driver from 7xd153ww all is working fine and peachy upgrading to the later 6.14.10.5248 driver from 7xd154ww I get no output onthe external Displayport connected HP ZR24W while it does get recognizedin the control panel ... just no picture and monitor goes to sleep -> "no singal" Anyone have any idea on this nehavior ? TIA Klaus 

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I've got two monitors connected to my computer. There is an application that I want to open in the secondary monitor, however if I drag it over to the desired monitor it will still open in the primary monitor on next startup unlike most other programs.

So I were wondering if I can make some changes to the shortcut to force it into the desired monitor, either by adding some fancy stuff after the target of the shortcut or by launching it with some bat file etc.

anyone know how? :P

Thanks in advance

Answer:how to Force window into secondary monitor?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by flashist


I've got two monitors connected to my computer. There is an application that I want to open in the secondary monitor, however if I drag it over to the desired monitor it will still open in the primary monitor on next startup unlike most other programs.

So I were wondering if I can make some changes to the shortcut to force it into the desired monitor, either by adding some fancy stuff after the target of the shortcut or by launching it with some bat file etc.

anyone know how? :P

Thanks in advance


- what is the app that is giving you the problem..??

PS: nice rig..!!

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hi need help with my secondary external monitor im using a samsung r440 laptop windows 7 ultimate intel i3 2.40GHz
4gb ram 32 bit ati mobility radeon HD 4500 series now i have an external monitor which used to work perfectly fine i went on a vacation for 1 week when i got back my secondary monitor is detected but the display is black when my screen on my laptop works fine when i take a screen shot it shows that my desktop is ok on the secondary screen i tried to swap monitors but the same problem happend's i updated all my drivers dont know where to go from here please help asap
 

Answer:Secondary monitor black out

connect your external monitor. click start and type display. on the search box.

from the search results click connect to an external display
you should be able to choose your external monitor.
 

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So i have a BENQ 22" monitor and i would usually use it as my secondary monitor with my 42" panasonic tv as my primary. As I record videos for youtube I connect the Tv via the HD PVR 2. (PC-HDPVR2-Tv) I was playing a game when the tv went black with a No signal . The monitor remained as my secondary monitor so I know that the pc can still detect the tv. I have reconnected switched cables and still no luck currently back to using one 22" monitor. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Greetings all, new here... Generally fend for myself when it come to these sorts of things but after hours of following threads and uninstalling/reinstalling drivers, connecting, disconnecting, I figured I'd try to get some help.

Just bought this machine, Asus K50IN laptop with an Nvidia G102M 512mb graphics card in it. I work as a DJ and VJ and this is my primary machine and means of living, it needs to be reliable in different scenarios and work its a*s off an average of 5 nights a week.

So long story short: bought machine, installed a clean version of Win 7 Ultimate and then all relevant drivers... Things worked great the first week. No issues. Then 2 nights ago I plugged into my normal rig (a toshiba projector with an extension monitor daisy chained to it at one of the clubs I work in) and everything was tinted bright pink. I messed with it for a few minutes but I was late already and there were people to entertain so I played anyway with this weird pink tint over everything.

Last night, back to work again... Came early to try and fix the bugger before I would be pressured to play. Adjusted settings in Nvidia control panel, messed with color, resolution, etc. At some point while doing this the secondary display went black and never came back on.

I have reset all settings, completely uninstalled, updated, etc etc etc... Even on my secondary monitor at home, same deal. Monitor is on and says all is fine and working properly but my desktop won't extend to the sec... Read more

Answer:Secondary VGA monitor on and recognized but black!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nzl


... bought machine, installed a clean version of Win 7 Ultimate and then all relevant drivers... Things worked great the first week. No issues. Then 2 nights ago I plugged into my normal rig (a toshiba projector with an extension monitor daisy chained to it at one of the clubs I work in) and everything was tinted bright pink.

...

At some point while doing this the secondary display went black and never came back on.

I have reset all settings, completely uninstalled, updated, etc etc etc... Even on my secondary monitor at home, same deal. Monitor is on and says all is fine and working properly but my desktop won't extend to the second monitor. It stays black. Mouse rolls over there then takes its time coming back. It's on, and the computer thinks everything is hunky dory.

I've tried about everything software wise I can think of and am starting to think the VGA out may be buggered.

Anyone???


Hi nzl! I am a new poster here as well!

I am inclined to agree that your "VGA out may be buggered". If you are plugging two separate known working "monitors" into your laptop vga port and neither is displaying anything, then it is pretty good deductive analysis that the vga port is "buggered".

The reason I agree with your final (if hesitant) analysis is that, after the initial install, you stated that everything worked fine. Then after a bit things went pink. And th... Read more

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So i have a BENQ 22" monitor and i would usually use it as my secondary monitor with my 42" panasonic tv as my primary. As I record videos for youtube I connect the Tv via the HD PVR 2. (PC-HDPVR2-Tv) I was playing a game when the tv went black with a No signal . The monitor remained as my secondary monitor so I know that the pc can still detect the tv. I have reconnected switched cables and still no luck currently back to using one 22" monitor. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I installed DisplayFusion for my dual-monitor setup, but decided to uninstall it soon after. Upon uninstalling I noticed a permanent black band/bar across the bottom of my screen. I can access (right click and get a context menu, etc.) the screen space under the band, but it completely hides anything under it including the mouse pointer.

Here is a screenshot of the area and a representation of what I see:
I'm not sure if DisplayFusion could have caused this, or if it was a coincidence.

Has anybody seen a problem like this before? Any direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Permanent black bar on bottom of secondary monitor

Welcome to Seven Forums Jorwoody. Does the black bar appear to be the height of the taskbar DisplayFusion put on the secondary monitor? If so, it seems likely that DisplayFusion is the culprit (it seems likely anyway). Do you have a System restore point from before you installed DisplayFusion? If so, I would start there.

System Restore

If not, or if that doesn't help, I would suggest you reinstall DisplayFusion, confirm the secondary monitors taskbar displays normally. I would then uninstall using the free Revo Uninstaller. See if that fixes it.

If neither help, I would run the System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Let us know how it goes. A Guy

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I recently purchased a new computer that came with Dual 256MB Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX with SLI Technology. I have two displays: a DVI connected flat panel display and an InFocus Projector connected to the DVI by a DVI-VGA converter. On my old computer, which had the GeForce 6800, I was able to view the same display on the flat panel and projector simultaneously. Now, it appears that the computer will only recognize that one display (either one -- either works on its own) is hooked up at only one time i.e. desktop, properties, display doesn't recognize the secondary monitor. The real bugger is that when I boot up the computer, both displays show the litte windows XP thingy while windows is loading. It is only after the desktop view comes up that the computer ceases to recognize the presence of the secondary monitor. Note: I DO NOT want two desktops or to stretch one desktop between two monitors. I merely want to clone my monitor onto my projector.

Any thoughts?

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Hey everybody =)

I'm running a laptop with an ATI HD 5650, and I've recently purchased an LG G245H, 24" external monitor to use with it, all has been fine but today I've noticed that a fine black line will flash on the screen, sometimes in the same place, sometimes different, and its been very, very annoying. I also noticed that if I change to "Projector only' with the Windows-P shortcut the problem disappears, and event viewer is awash with errors from every few seconds from something ATI related. The log is attached, I've tried updating drivers, and also disabling DisplayFusion, but so far to no avail. My laptop primary display is completely unaffected by this also.

Hope this can be fixed!

strika11
 

Answer:Secondary monitor, black lines flash on screen

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Hello,

Two months ago I got a secondary monitor (Samsung S24D300) for my laptop (Toshiba Satellite c55). Setup was a breeze, and I had everything up and running right away. I have had no problems until this morning, when I sat down at my computer this morning, and found the Samsung monitor was black.

The monitor itself is on and functional (the monitor's menus are navigable), set to HDMI input, and plugged in to my laptop via HDMI; laptop display settings are set to "extend display." I can still "guess" at where things are on the black screen, and click and drag to/from my laptop screen. I checked drivers for both the monitor and graphics card, and both are up to date.

Any ideas?

Thank you!

-S

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Hello,

Two months ago I got a secondary monitor (Samsung S24D300) for my laptop (Toshiba Satellite c55). Setup was a breeze, and I had everything up and running right away. I have had no problems until this morning, when I sat down at my computer this morning, and found the Samsung monitor was black.

The monitor itself is on and functional (the monitor's menus are navigable), set to HDMI input, and plugged in to my laptop via HDMI; laptop display settings are set to "extend display." I can still "guess" at where things are on the black screen, and click and drag to/from my laptop screen. I checked drivers for both the monitor and graphics card, and both are up to date.

Any ideas?

Thank you!

-S

Answer:Samsung S24D300 secondary monitor black screen

Hi...
Some Problem Solving Techniques.....
1- Make sure the power cord is connected securely and completely at the monitor and at the electrical outlet.
2- Some Samsung monitors have another power switch at the back in addition to the power button on the front. If there is a power switch at the back of your monitor, make sure it is on, and then press the front power button of the monitor.
3- Make sure that the signal cable between your monitor and computer is connected securely and completely to the back of your monitor and to your video card.

Press the Auto Adjust button on your monitor. This will adjust your monitor to the incoming signal and may give you a picture and let you reset the refresh rate and resolution in regular mode. If you do get a picture, follow the directions immediately below to change the refresh rate and resolution.

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Hi,

The main screen of my tablet PC goes black as soon as I plug-in the VGA cable to a second monitor. I guess this is the result of me selecting an incorrect display mode for the monitor. The secondary monitor (A Samsung 1920x1200) complains of the video signal mode and does not display anything other than an error window.

The dual display mode worked fine before I made that mistake. I guess the resolution used for the secondary monitor is now incorrect. I would need to reset that value with the secondary monitor disconnected. That's what I am looking for.

Now when the VGA cable is disconnected, I get back the screen. I have looked at all display controls and the 945gm controls, but I had no luck restoring the secondary monitor settings.

I have tried booting Windows7 with the secondary monitor connected. I get both the main display and the monitor working in mirror mode when in BIOS mode, but I loose both as soon as windows7 is activated.

I would need some means to have windows7 reset the whole display subsystem.

Does anyone knows how to solve this issue.

Thanks for any clue.

Richard

PC is Motion LE1700, L7400 dual processor, 1440x1050
Secondary monitor is Samsung 1920x1200

Answer:Main display goes black when I connect VGA secondary monitor

I assume from your display resolution that you have a Samsung T260 ?

You can get the correct driver for it here;
http://www.samsung.com/ca/support/de..._mdl_name=T260

Quite a few machines require that you switch them over to an external display. How this works ,varies from machine to machine.

You may also need to click on the desktop, "Screen Resolution", and choose "Extend these displays";


Regards....Mike Connor

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I am using a web-based interface to view security camera feed on the secondary screen of my dual monitor set-up. Trying to view it full screen, but when it is maximized, it gets moved to my primary screen... Not where I want it. Is this a setting in Windows? How to fix? Appreciate it!
 

Answer:Viewing video full screen on secondary monitor.

Sounds like a problem from the software you are using. Alot of third party programs are not multi-monitor aware and just maximize to the primary.
 

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I have HP Desktop Tower Pavilion with windows 10, I had two HP S2031 monitors in dual mode, worked fine. One of them died, I got a good deal on a larger HP 27er monitor.  I hooked it up, they were both working fine ... it was using a default monitor
setting ... and then yesterday the computer downloaded some updates, and in doing so, it downloaded the driver for the HP 27er and installed.  The next thing that happens is the older HP S2031 starts to go dark ... like it is going into sleep mode, and
then it is totally black.  On reboot, it starts up with both monitors working, but within seconds of reboot the HP S2031 goes black again. The HP S2031's buttons do nothing, other than the power button, which turns it off and on, but that is it.  
I have done all troubleshooting, I did not even have them set up to sleep, all settings are at NEVER.  In coming here, I have done all the fixes I can find for similar  that are posted for similar issues, the Windows Key + W... nothing. 
The create new power plan ... nothing.  the device manger>display adapters>disable then enable ... nothing.  and lastly Start>Control Panel>System>Device Manager>display adapter>driver tap>update ... still nothing.  HOW
DO I GET THE HP S2031 MONITOR TO NOT BE IN SLEEP AND HAVE BLACK SCREEN.  I can not figure this out and am not finding any fix.

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Hi all,

I have been running a dual monitor setup on a Windows 10 PC and ever since a windows update a few weeks ago I have been having the following issue..

When I boot up the PC initially I see the same display on both screens, all perfectly normal. However when I land on the PC login screen all i see is a black screen with a cursor.

Just before the PC loads up this screen, my 2nd monitor (which should display the password login screen) loses signal, so I know the PC is loading up fine, it's just not displaying on the monitor.

Strangely when I manually switch the PC off via the power button and then switch it back on again everything starts up fine, the 2nd monitor is posting/receiving a signal.

I have checked for updates on my graphics card but I have the most recent ones. The graphics card is quite old (roughly 7 year old Nvidia card.

I have looked at the display settings menu and the monitors appear to be configured correctly.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how this can be solved?

Thanks,

Chris

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Hi all,

I have been running a dual monitor setup on a Windows 10 PC and ever since a windows update a few weeks ago I have been having the following issue..

When I boot up the PC initially I see the same display on both screens, all perfectly normal. However when I land on the PC login screen all i see is a black screen with a cursor.

Just before the PC loads up this screen, my 2nd monitor (which should display the password login screen) loses signal, so I know the PC is loading up fine, it's just not displaying on the monitor.

Strangely when I manually switch the PC off via the power button and then switch it back on again everything starts up fine, the 2nd monitor is posting/receiving a signal.

I have checked for updates on my graphics card but I have the most recent ones. The graphics card is quite old (roughly 7 year old Nvidia card.

I have looked at the display settings menu and the monitors appear to be configured correctly.

Does anyone have any ideas as to how this can be solved?

Thanks,

Chris

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Hi,  I'm trying to setup dual monitor for my lenovo T61P laptop. I want to use one external monitor which is connected to my Thinkpad docking station and the laptop lcd monitor. I'm using windows vista x64. Does any one else have it setup this way? When I connect the laptop to the docking station, only the external  monitor displays data. I've tried going into desktop settings to extend my desktop but only one monitor is present. Please help. I've spent an entire two days playing with BIOS settings, searching forums....  













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Answer:T61P - dual monitor with docking station (laptop lcd monitor) and one external monitor

This started working fine when I installed the video drivers below: Display (NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M / Quadro FX 570M) driver for Windows Vista 64-bit - ThinkPadhttp://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67939  It looks like I had installed the wrong video drivers (32-bit)  previously. Now fn+F7 works fine and I am able to extend my desktop to mulple monitors (dual-monitor). 

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 W520, Windows 7 (64 bit), NVIDIA Quadro 1000M 2GB DDR3, purchased November 2011. Problems (related?):-External monitor remains unrecognized when connected to W520.-NVIDIA not recognized or working.   Maybe reason external monitor not recognized? Tried to connect this computer to an HP2511x external monitor (via VGA direct to the computer or through docking station) but the monitor is not recognized.  Last made this connection about a year ago and it worked fine at that time: plugged the VGA cable into the W520 and the external monitor connected automatically, in duplicate mode.  The HP usually is connected to another computer and works fine, and the VGA cable was tested recently and is good. Tried the options at Fn/F7 and windows key/P:  the HP monitor remains black. Studied the external monitor issue in forums and learned about the NVIDIA comments.   In follow up, I learned that the NVIDIA device is not listed in my Device Manager, under Display Adapters or elsewhere.  Right-clicking the desktop does no bring up the NVIDIA Control Panel. When I do a search for the NVIDIA Control Panel, this message appears:?NVIDIA display settings are not available.   You are not currently using a display attached to an NVIDIA  GPU.?  This appears whether VGA connected to the external monitor or not. I attempted, several times, to download the NVIDIA driver from the NVIDIA site via auto detection.&... Read more

Answer:NVIDIA and external monitor

Hi RR
1. Ensure your BIOS is set to NVIDIA Optimus for multiple monitor connectivity.
2. Download and update your Intel and NVIDIA driver from it's official website. Clicking Intel and NVIDIA will link directly to the download page for latest driver.
 
3. If the 2 above succeed, but Fn+F7 still can't display your external monitor. Try right click Desktop > NVIDIA Control Panel > Display > Set up multiple displays. (The only workable method for W520 - Windows 8.1)
 
Peter
ThinkPad W520 | ThinkCentre E73 SFF | IdeaPad K1 | IdeaPad Yoga 11s | Miix 2 10" | 3000 Y300
Give kudos to reward people for their assistance | Mark thread solved if the solution works | Please do not send me an e-mail regarding technical questions | I am not an Lenovo employee
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I have a ThinkPad T530i that sits on a Mini Dock Series 3 Docking station. That docking station has a VGA, DVI and Display Port. All 3 are used and connected to external monitors. However, I am getting a random screen flicker from the monitor connected to VGA. The screen litterally goes black, shifts whatever was on that screen to either the DVI or Display Port screen and then comes back on. I had a similar issue when I upgraded to Windows 8 on this laptop but was able to use an older NVIDIA driver to fix the issue. However, since upgrading to Windows 10, I can no longer use that driver as it is not compatible. How can I get the VGA screen to stop going black?

Answer:T530i Screen Randomly Goes Black on External Monitor with Windows 10 mini dock series 3

How do you know the driver is not compatible? Some driver's inf file needs to be edited to allow it to work with windows 10. Try reading this: http://pattispathways.com/2013/07/06/finally-a-fix-for-windows-8-opengl-error/ The principle is simple and worth a try with the Nvidia driver that did work for you.

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I friend gava me a laptop that has a broken monitor display.  The circuits went up in smoke and the screen is black.   However, it does have a rear VGA output connector so I connected it to a remote flat screen monitor and it worked just fine.   With one exception.   The display did not fit the monitor.   So, while I was fiddling around tying to adjust the display , I did something wrong    and now the monitor is working as a secondary display ( I know "STUPID"    ).  It has a nice background picture but I can not use it to work with the operating system.   (Windows XP)  Can anybody tell me how to get the monitor back to working as the primary display ? ? 

Answer:I need to get my secondary monitor back to duplicating the primary monitor.

Yes, you can get it back. Try to boot t in safe mode. It should work in sage mode. Then create a new user account. You will need this to help you get the feel of it. The new user should default to the duplication mode.Also, does your laptop have a blue F key to select external  monitor.? on mine it is the Fn+F8 ti turn on/off the external VGA.Didi you read something like this?Dual monitor setup  - MicrosoftHere is one of many You Tube videos  about dual monitors.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddrBGpRYlQ0This also can help:Code: [Select]Win+↑ Maximize the current window
Win+↓ If the current window is maximized, restore it; if the current window is restored, minimize it
Win+← Dock the current window to the left half of the screen
*If it is already docked left, it is moved to the right half of the screen
*If it is already docked right, it is restored to its original size
Win+→ Dock the current window to the right half of the screen
*If it is already docked right, it is moved to the left half of the screen
*If it is already docked left, it is restored to its original size
Win+Shift+← Move current window to the left monitor (with dual monitors)
Win+Shift+→ Move curr... Read more

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I recently purchased another monitor so I can run dual-monitors on my newly upgraded-to Windows 8 desktop. I set the monitor up last night, and I haven't had any major issues so far... One issue that I've run into, though, is the secondary monitor (regardless whether it's the monitor I owned first or the one I just bought) flashes randomly. Last night, a restart fixed the issue, so I didn't think anything of it. Today when I started it up, it was fine again for about 5-10 minutes. Then it began to flash randomly. It's not a constant steady flash, it only happens once every 3-10 minutes, but it shouldn't be happening. Does anyone else have the same problem and/or have suggestions on how to fix it?

Add'l info:

Monitors (both connected via HDMI, primary to primary gfx card, secondary to secondary gfx card)
1x Asus VW246H 24"
1x Asus VE248H 24"

Both set to 1920x1080p resolution, left as primary, right as secondary.

GFX:
2x EVGA Nvidia GTX 560 Ti's in SLI Configuration

Most recent stable Nvidia drivers are installed. I'll test the beta ones later and update this if anything changes.

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I have a dual monitor setup, where the laptop is hooked to a 2nd monitor (TV) thru an HDMI . I primarily use the 2nd monitor. Can I blank screen the 1st (laptop screen) monitor, yet continue to use the 2nd monitor with the lid open for access to the keyboard?(I noticed with changed settings in Win7 control panel, I can close the lid without cutting off [sleep, hibernate or shut-off] the computer and had to reduce the 2nd monitor display to fit the visible screen. But to use the keyboard one has to open the laptop lid, which kicks in the 1st screen)Thank you

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I have just did a clean install of Windows 7 ultimate from XP and I am unable to get my dual monitors to work like they did in XP.

I have a DVI Radeon graphics card plugged into the agp slot, and a Nvidia geforce vga adapter plugged into a pci slot of my dell optiplex 755. When I am in the screen resolution settings the second monitor cannot be detected.

In bios I have 2 options under primary video adapter and they are auto, and onboard card. When set to auto the Nvidia card gets a signal but the Radeon does not. There are no conflicts in the device manager, and all of the drivers are up to date.

When I change the bios option to onboard card the Radeon adapter gets a signal but the other monitor cannot be detected and in device manager there is a yellow exclamation mark next to Standard VGA adapter and a code 10 error that states the device could not be started.

I have powered down, and unplugged every cable, I also tried to use the integrated VGA adapter to the Intel G31/G33/Q33/Q35 Graphics Controller but the computer will not even boot. I get
"System Halted
Attention Unsupported Video Configuration Detected"

I have two monitors, both work fine as standalones but Windows will not detect either as a secondary.

Please help me someone, I am so used to having my helpdesk email open in one monitor and all of my other work in the other monitor.

Answer:Dual monitor issue, secondary monitor is undetectable

Welcome!

Try updating your card drivers. Go into Device Manager and right-click on your display adapter.

I suspect that the cards are too old, though. We will see.

~Jonathan

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Hi folks. New here.  Sorry if this has  been asked/answered, but I searched and didn't find it. My company got me this great new W500 laptop.  Came with minidock and external monitor. I have the monitor plugged into the minidock, and have it to the right of the laptop. Laptop is monitor #2, and external LCD display is #2.  works great.  UNTIL.... If I lock the console, and fold the laptop monitor closed (to have it power off - i.e. at lunch break, etc...) When I come back, the external monitor is now monitor #1 (has the windows task bar, Start menu, etc...) and it thinks the laptop monitor is monitor #2.  I can't figure out how to switch them back without rebooting.  It's very frustrating, b/c the 'sides' are swapped too.  Meaning the external LCD display which is physically to the right, is "on the left" as far as Windows is concerned, so if I drag the mouse off-screen to the right of the external display, it arrives on the left side of the laptop (which is physically to the left). Is there a simple solution to this?  I can't live with having to reboot every time I lock my monitor. I'm using Windows XP if that makes a difference.

Answer:Dual Monitor issue. Lock console & external monitor becomes monitor #1

more information... It's the 'advanced minidock' with keys. The monitor is connected via the DVI port, not the plain old VGA port.

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I have an HP laptop and I have been running it with dual monitors. I finally decided to upgrade to Windows 7 and after I installed it I noticed that the built in monitor of my laptop looked strange and when I opened the display settings to change the screen resolution and set the external monitor as a separate monitor rather than a mirror I noticed that only one monitor was detected and it was the external one (Generic non-pnp monitor on standard VGA graphics adapter) and the built in monitor does NOT show up at all.

I've tried the detection button, in hopes that the computer would read the built in monitor and I could fix the problem. This did not help. I tried unplugging/replugging the external monitor to no avail. I tried restarting without the external monitor plugged in and it STILL reads the built in monitor as if it is the external one. Is there anyway to fix this? I have not tried re-installing the OS, not yet anyways.

Any suggestions ?
 

Answer:Monitor Issues - Laptop Reading Built In Monitor as if it were my external monitor.

Only thing I can think of is to disconnnect the external monitor, uninstall any monitors listed and then reboot and hope the computer installs the correct drivers for the laptop monitor.
 

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Hi, I have been having problems with my computer since installing a new printer, since then i have uninstalled the printer with the drivers as well. I went through all drivers and updated them. Updated the Nvidia (i think thats what it is called) ever since then my monitor has been going black, even though it is on (blue light). What should I be looking for? This is very frustrating!!!! Thank you
 

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Hello,
I've got a bit of a problem. I would really want to use new nvidia drivers for my GeForce 8600m GT card (it is required by some games) but I can't. I have to use old nvidia drivers because the newer one don't fully support my card according to my laptop's customer service (even if the driver description says its for my model).
If I install any newer than 179.48 my external monitor stops working properly: there is this static line on my monitor - it is across the whole monitor horrizontaly but only about 3 inches vertically and it moves from bottom of the monitor to the top (it makes the part of the monitor a bit shaky, though rest of the screen is ok) and the whole minitor flashes black screen every 15 seconds or so (sometimes more frequently sometimes less), it's like the monitor is reseting itself or something.
Customer service told me to only download graphic drivers from their site and they stopped updating it long, long time ago. They told me not to download from nvidia.com because if it won't work properly, which it doesn't, it's my problem.
The monitor works fine with 179.48 drivers and these drivers are actually from nvidia.com. The last drivers compal updated were from 2007 or 2008 (16x.xx - I can't check the exact version because every drivers for my model dissapeared from their site). The 179.48 from nvidia.com actually works better than the ones from compal site even though there is only small difference.
Do you ... Read more

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I have a problem,this problem can't be fixed if I tried to format it with Windows 7 Professional x64 disk.It wasn't like this before..... is there a way to fix it..Please no complicated solutions i'm only 13 and my other siblings doesn't know how to fix it and now i'm using VGA.
As you can see after installing it told me to reboot,so thats when I have to restart

Answer:My monitor has a black screen if I install Nvidia 331.65

Hi there .. Welcome to Seven Forums .. What is the Model number of the Graphics card you are trying to Install ... Do you also know the Model Number of your Dell Computer ...

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I have spent hours trying to work this out to no avail. I have a T60P with a  ATI Mobility FIREGL V5250 video card External screen is Viewsonic VG2230WM What i am trying to do is make the viewsonic my MAIN screen and then the laptop screen as #2 the extended screen. I currently have it working in reverse however the options in the display settings are greyed out to enable me to make the viewsonic the main screen Any help would be much appreciated, I found quite a few posts about this but no solutions. Marc

Answer:T60P external monitor problem, setup external monitor as main and laptop screen as # 2 Vista 32bit

This isnt a complete solution but it helps... you can just drag your taskbar onto the external monitor screen. 

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Hello guys,

Can I use my geforce card for a external monitor BenQ Xl2420t?
The vga and hdmi only goes for the intel graphic card

Answer:Qosmio X70 - How to use nVidia GPU in connection with external monitor

same problem here,



'm getting a little frustrated trying to get my laptop working with my LG DLP 3D ready projector to display in 3D. The projector itself will work in 3D as long as the resolution is [email protected] and the laptop's NVidia GTX 770M should have no issues driving the projector with this resolution.

Where it seems like the problems occur is Intel HD 4600 graphics driver gets in the way every time i try to run anything 3D, the software I?m using to run any 3D type files do not recognize the projector as a 3D capable device because all the laptop is using is the Intel HD 4600 graphics.

If I could somehow turn off the Intel graphics and just force the laptop to just use the NVidia card I think all my issues will go away. I just am not having success in doing this.

I have tried to go into the NVidia control panel and under 3D settings pick the software program that runs my 3D files and tell it to use the NVidia card...but it never works.

I think everything is sent through the Intel graphics card regardless if the laptop is using the NVidia card (just guessing here)?

I also tried to simply uninstall the drivers but that did not work,
I also tried to disable the Intel graphics but it then went into some type of generic display driver mode and still would not work.

I also went into the BIOS to look for any settings that would allow me to disable the Intel graphics card ..no luck, could not find any settings for this.

Can someo... Read more

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Monitor is plugged in vga. Toshiba tv us plugged in hdmi. When I turn my computer on it thinks the tv is the vga monitor. If I unplug the tv and have just the monitor it recognises it but if I then plug in my TV. It then switches to that screen and won't return to the monitor even if I unplug my tv. It won't play sound through my tv or recognise it as one. I can't use windows and P as it does nothing. I want the monitor to be primary and tv as secondary with sound. Help me please

Answer:How do I add hdmi tv as secondary monitor and vga monitor as primary m

sweksybaby welcome to the Seven Forums.

This should be what you are looking for,

Display - Change Main Display

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My computer desk sits next to my entertainment system, and I have it connected to two monitors: the primary 22? Viewsonic LCD (DVI) and my 42? Toshiba TV (HDMI hooked in via my receiver). When I just want to browse the ?net or email, I use the primary monitor. For gaming and movies, I use the TV. For a couple of years now, I?ve had display options to always display the TV (monitor 1). If the TV was off, it would default to the Viewsonic, per the Windows feature to always default to the current monitor if only one was on. If the TV was on, it would stop feeding the Viewsonic and default to the TV, so that any games or movies would display on the TV and not cause any issues fullscreen. This way the TV being on or off determined whether the PC would feed to it or not, and I?d only turn on the power hungry TV for entertainment.

About a month ago, my monitors started behaving oddly. The PC would power up normally and load Windows to the Viewsonic, and during the load up screen the Viewsonic would power down. The only way to see the screen was to turn on the TV. This is on Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium (up to date).
Things I?ve tried:Set the Viewsonic to be the primary monitor and settings to only display on the Viewsonic. Result: If the TV is off, there?s no video to the Viewsonic. If the TV is on, it is black (as expected since I've set the monitor to receive the feed) and the feed goes to the Viewsonic.
Set the monitors to extend across both the Viewsonic and T... Read more

Answer:No feed to primary monitor when secondary monitor is off.

Was anything done to this system just before the problem started?

Have you swapped out the cables and/or tried a different connection to the monitors?

This sounds like a failure either at the video card or the viewsonic monitor electronics, so I would try swapping out the video card and monitor if possible to confirm or eliminate them as the culprit, this can include the cabling.

I had something similar happen when one of my monitors went bad.

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HI everyone,
I'm having an issue with my displaying settings and I'm hoping someone here can help me to solve this.

I recently had an older HP Pavilion Media Center m7760n Desktop PC rebuilt. The old power supply fried the motherboard so I need to get a new power supply and motherboard. Here are my current specs.

Mainboard : Asus P5QPL-VM EPU
Chipset : Intel G41
Processor : Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 @ 2133 MHz
Physical Memory : 2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
Hard Disk : WDC (1000 GB)
Hard Disk : WDC (250 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H653L ATA Device
Monitor Type : Hewlett Packard HP w22 - 22 inches
Monitor Type : Samsung SyncMaster - 15 inches
Network Card : AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCIe Ethernet Controller
Network Card : AR5006X 802.11a/b/g Wireless Network Adapter
Operating System : Windows 7 Ultimate Professional 6.01.7600
DirectX : Version 11.00
Windows Performance Index : 2.9
As you can see from above, the "video card" is actually integrated into the motherboard.

The computer works perfectly except for one major problem. I have 2 monitors, one is 22" with 1680 x 1050 resolution and the other is a 15" monitor with 1024 x 768 resolution. At the back of my computer I have a VGA port and a DVI port. The 15" is connected to the VGA port and the 22" is connected to the DVI port.

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Answer:Primary Monitor switches to secondary monitor

I am having the exact same issue. Did you ever fix this?
I just posted a similar question in this thread: http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-c...s-changing.htm

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I am using a 22" screen for my primary screen and the laptop lid open for a secondary screen. The main screens resolution is 1680x1050, I can set it to anything I want and it's always using the full screen. The laptop screen on the other hand will only use the full screen if it's at 1400x1050 resolution (max for that screen, IBM Thinkpad T43). With the large 22" screen I have no trouble reading the screen at high resolutions, the screen is huge, with the little 14" screen though I have to strain to read the screen at 1400x1050.

The problem is when I set the laptop screen to anything lower than 1400x1050, it uses less of the screen. Preferrably I want it at 1280x1024 or 1024x768 (I dont know which I want yet as I can't see the freaking screen at that resolution). At 1280x1024 for instance the useable screen is just a box in the middle, so the "1280x1024" is still barely readable for me cause it's shrunk from full screen, plus it's just annoying only using a portion of the screen.

I have played with the ATI Control Center, the Thinkpad display settings and windows display settings and just cannot get this thing to go full screen at lower resolutions when docked and using the external monitor.

Anyway to resolve this?
 

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Is there a program that allows me to send one of my windows that are open to an external monitor, and allow me to use other programs on my laptop without changing what's on the external monitor?

Answer:Sending one window to external monitor

Dualscreen from laplink click here

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Hi all,
I have this issue: I added an external monitor (Dell u2410) to my notebook, with resolution 1920x1200, but despite the graphic card (Nvidia 310m) supports this resolution yet the maximum setting displayed in my notebook video manager window only allows 1366x768. No way to change it.
Anybody can help?

Please note:
1) My System:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7980 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76308 MB, Free - 293 MB; D: Total - 208930 MB, Free - 200854 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K52Jc
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Updated and Enabled

(Integrated Garaphics card: Intel HD Graphics Core i3)

2) What I already did:
- updated Nvidia driver from asus website (download page): vga driver update V8.17.12.6643 (the latest displayed)
- tried to update Nvidia and Intel cards drivers through windows update, windows cards manager (sorry: I translate from italian!), Nvidia manager panel
- Nvidia manager panel do not displays "change resolution" option
- Dell monitor is connected by an hdmi cable
- went to computer store (no results) and contacted asus, intel, nvidia support centres last week but no answers yet
 

Answer:External monitor resolution setting (Nvidia 310m)

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Hi,

Since installing Vista 64-bit I'm having trouble with nvidia drivers for it. I have a Geforce 8800GTS 512mb PCI-E graphics card which I have used fine for the last few months.

I was using Vista 32-bit those last few months, but now I've made the switch to Vista 64-bit for the reasons that I get it free through my university and also to see if there is a performance boost.

Since using Vista 64-bit and installing the latest and older Nvidia drivers, when on my monitor's native resolution 1920x1080, it doesnt fill the whole screen, there is about an inch on everyside where the screen is just black, with the desktop sitting inside this, obviously I cannot use my monitor like this as 1920x1080 is small enough as it is, without it being reduced to a size of about a 19" screen.

I then switched to Omega drivers to see if this would fix it and it does, I could run 1920x1080 on the monitor perfectly. But when playing some games, colours would be different and anti-aliasing would be working etc. In the case of GTAIV, there weren't actually any textures at all.

Therefore I would like to use the Nvidia drivers but I can't run the resolution 1920x1080 because of my problem, and I really hate using 1680x1050 because all text is a bit blurry.

I have tried using the Nvidia Control Panel to adjust the scaling, if I apply any of the 4 scaling options, none of them make any different whatsoever, there is still an inch of nothing around the disp... Read more

Answer:Can't go to full resolution for monitor - Nvidia drivers

From Page2 here: http://support.asus.com/faq/faq.aspx?model=STRIKER II EXTREME&SLanguage=en-us





The VGA part of EPU-4/6 Engine is realized through the use of SmartDoctor utility. If your card is not supported by the SmartDoctor utility, you would see this error message. Please workaround this error message by removing the SmartDoctor utility. Please note that by removing the SmartDoctor utility, the VGA part of EPU-4/6 Engine will be disabled. But you can still enjoy the rest of EPU-4/6 Engine for saving energy. For a list of VGA cards for EPU-4/6 engine, please refer to the VGA QVL list at this link: http://event.asus.com/mb/six_engine/.Click to expand...

Not sure if that helps or not

Here's all your drivers: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=Striker II Extreme&SLanguage=en-us
 

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I am completely stumped with this one and have tried just about everything.

First of all, I'm running windows 7

My rig is using a Geforce GTX 570, which I run dual monitors out of.

My main monitor is an Acer AL2616W, and my secondary is a Westinghouse L2210NW. Both monitors are DVI. I've had this set up for 2 years with no issues.

Two nights ago I shut my computer off as normal, turn it on the next day and the Acer is not detected and has no signal. There were no updates or changes to the computer. It just, apparently, stopped working.

Neither the nvidia control panel or the windows display control panel could detect my main monitor. The monitor also disappeared from the device manager.

I tried unplugging the monitor, flipping it off and on, switching the ports, switching the cables - nothing changes the situation. So you would think it would be the monitor, however, the main monitor still works when going through the boot screens with first powering on my computer. It isn't until the windows welcome screen that it shuts off and starts working exclusively on my Westinghouse.

I think it could be a driver issue, but I'm stumped. If I disable the nvidia driver so the display works through the basic motherboard display, the Acer starts to work. Of course since it's not using the GPU drivers, the resolution is super low, and no duel monitors. But the point is, the Acer works when the nvidia drivers are disabled. I have tried updating the drivers, r... Read more

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I recently updated my drivers for my nvidia graphics card. After rebboting the machine i found that i could no longer see a display on my monitor.

Is there any way in which i could revert back to the old drivers without being able to see anything on the screen?

any information would be apreciated
 

Answer:No Monitor Display After Updating Nvidia drivers

Hey,

You should be able to boot and POST atleast, is this the case? If this is the case, go into safe mode and go to device manager using the below method - once here, search for the drivers for your card and right click, properties, uninstall (or rollback, which will change them to your last most recent drivers for your card).

Start > Run > devmgmt.msc
 

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I need to use an external monitor as my primary and I have Windows XP installed on my 3000 N100. How do I do it?Thanks in advance,Lynn 

Answer:Can I use an external monitor as my primary monitor in Windows XP

   Yes. This should be an option under the software driving your graphics adapter.   There is more than one way to access that.  Shut your laptop off, connect your external display to it, start the display & then the laptop..  The laptop may well show you a dialogue asking how you wish to use the external monitor, just follow the dialogue to use an external monitor as a primary one.  If not, open Control Panel, then open 'Display', go to the 'Settings' tab, where your choices will be displayed.   Some monitors have downloadable drivers that provide more options that your basic operating system provides.

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I have an external monitor hooked up via HDMI to my laptop. Recently it has started briefly turning black for a few seconds. The power light is still on, but there is no sound from the speakers which are connected through HDMI. Before this happens sometimes there is a pink horizontal line that appears on the screen for one second. My laptop screen does not go black, and this does not happen if the game is being run on the laptop screen whether or not the external monitor is connected.This only happens when playing a demanding game or program (such as Furmark) but not videos. I may have switched the refresh rate from 59p to 60p before those but changing it back has not fixed this problem. I have also tried updating the graphics card driver which did not work.

Any ideas?

Thanks
 

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My computer details. I am using an Insignia USB to VGA Adapter. My computer recognizes this ACER monitor, which is the external one, yet the screen on it is black.  Also, oddly enough the HP graphics settings don't show it, and will not detect it.  However, the normal display settings show it as a 2nd display, however it won't 'detect'....   When I screenshot my screen, it notices there is another display..When I paste it into paint, there is another empty screen with my desktop, just the image, no icons, nothing else.  I also have downloaded the insignia drivers from their website..  What should I do from here?...   

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Please help!

I have purchased a new graphics card, its an nvidia 8600GT (from novatech) and would like to use it on my LCD tv.
The card works perfect with my monitor but when i plug the lcd tv in, the boot screen apears, and works, until the first windows xp loading screen "should" apear, then goes black, There is still sound through the tv from the pc as the well known windows theme starts and windows should be working fine and i should see the desktop, but its still black!
The tv is a Philips 26PF4310 LCD TV and has Supported display formats :
Computer:
640 x 480 @ 60,67,72,75Hz
800 x 600 @ 56, 60,72,75Hz
1024 x 768 @ 60,70,75Hz
via a DVI-I
The tv works fine with my other older pc which has an older graphics card, so i know the tv isnt broken.
To make things weirder, the lcd tv did make it into windows desktop at first with the 8600GT until I installed the drivers, and still works when I uninstall them but not to its full potential, as I have to uninstall direct x.

Im guessing its just the settings, but i dont know what and where!
If someone can please help it would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Blueshark.
 

Answer:LCD TV/MONITOR PROBLEM nvidia 8600GT screen goes black @ desktop

Any ideas?
 

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How do I set my external monitor as the main window in Vista when plugged in mini the docking station's DVI port?My problem is that the check box 'This is my main monitor" is always disabled after extending my my desktop to monitor 4.The external monitor is loaded as screen 4. (Screen 3 is the T500 and 1 & 2 is allocated to the internal Intel screen card that is not in use)Thank you,Philip













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Answer:Cannot set external monitor as main window on T500

Vista has caused us grief on this score and we've never seen a good answer on why.The good news is the Thinkpad Presentation Director utility- just fire that up and step through the Wizard. It will let you configure your monitors however you like and save it as a profile. In most situations that configuration will hold when you redock, but worst case is you just select the profile from the PD icon in the taskbar (or set the checkbox to automatically apply it whenever the notebook is docked).I would emphasize though that we mostly DON'T have to do those latter options- the big win is the capability to set the Primary monitor which for whatever reason Microsoft has grayed out in the regular controls.Best,Kevin P.S. If you really don't want to see the four screen setup and you are not going to use Switchable graphics in the BIOS you can set Display to Discrete Graphics (only) rather than Switchable. You will still likely need PD to set the Primary/Main.P.P.S You should also be able to do this through the ATI Catalyst Control Center, though in some cases that makes you jump through more hoops than the PD Wizard.

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Before Win10 upgrade, exetnal monitor was auto detectedNow I cannot find extenral monitorWhat drivers do I need to downlaod? 













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Answer:Aspire V5 cannot find external monitor with Window...

Intel VGA drivers.

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Ok I'm using a Dell inspiron 15 series 7000 laptop w/ Win 8.1 Intel I5 and a 23" Hannspree external touch monitor. I use this system to run a single application that uses 5 open windows. I have arranged the open windows with four of them open on the external monitor and one on the laptop display. I want to "freeze" this window arrangement...ie if the system goes to sleep I want it to awaken to this arrangement not stack all the windows on the laptop monitor, also when I close the laptop, I want to keep the same four windows open on the external and not have the window #5 jump over to the external monitor, and then when I open the laptop I want it to look like it did when I closed it, not having all the open windows jump back to the laptop monitor. Can I do this?

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Hello! I'm new here ...

I have a Tecra S2 with Windows XP SP2 and graphic card NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600. Internal resolution (display of notebook) is 1024 x 768. Its work fine. But I work with an external monitor VGA with "DualView" function. It is a Samsung Syncmaster 940N.

It???s all OK (19", resolution 1280 x 1024), with my new monitor Samsng Syncmaster 203B don't work: The external monitor's native resolution is 1400x1050 but the maximal resolution available is 1280 x 1024. And so, using 1280x1024 resolution, will cause the image on the external monitor and text is not clear.

I cannot set the 1400 x 1050 resolution via Control Panel nor via NVIDIA -menu.
Graphic card drivers are updated to the last version on the Toshiba site. Graphic card NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 is supported from my monitor Syncmaster 203B.
Max. resolution for external video of NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 is higher as 1400 x 1050.
I need to use this new monitor, can you help me?
Many thanks in advance!

Answer:Tecra S2 - resolution for external monitor on NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600

Unfortunately the Tecra S2 isn't capable to display the resolution 1400x1050.
Here are the resolutions you can use.

Support Resolution/Color(CRT)
640x480 16bit/32bit colors(Depending on CRT)
800x600 16bit/32bit colors(Depending on CRT)
1024x768 16bit/32bit colors(Depending on CRT)
1280x1024 16bit/32bit colors(Depending on CRT)
1400x1050 N/A
1600x1200 16bit/32bit colors(Depending on CRT)
1920x1440 16bit/32bit colors(Depending on CRT)
2048x1536 16bit/32bit colors(Depending on CRT)

May you find an enhanced but not official driver here: http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/enhancer

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I have T410 with Nvidia NVS 3100M with driver version 189.55 connected to external Acer monitor capable of 2560x1440 linked with DisplayPort cable. But, I can't get resolution higher than 1920x1080. What do I need to do?Thanks













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Answer:Can't get 2560x1440 resolution on external monitor on T410 with Nvidia NVS 3100M

Hi Shammi321, Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are facing an issue with Display resolution on your ThinkPad T410. Please let us know how you have connected the External monitor to your system is it VGA or with Display port, because the maximum external resolution: 2560x1600 (Display-Port)@60Hz; 2048x1536 (VGA)@75Hz; [email protected] Hope this helps.
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I'm running 2 9800 gt's in Sli, and am using the out of the box 181.2 drivers. Everytime I try to update the drivers, when my computer reboots my monitor goes dark after the microsoft loading screen. I can hear the Vista start up theme, but my monitor is in standby.

I've tried using older beta drivers, and the same result. I don't have any problem running with the 181.2 drivers, but I'd like to update them for better gaming performance

specs: Vista Home Basic 32 bit, Intel Core2 Duo e8400 3.0 ghz, ASUS PN5-D motherboard, 4 gb ddr2 RAM, 2 EVGA 9800 GT's in SLI configuration.

I'd appreciate any help anyone could provide

Answer:the latest nvidia drivers make my monitor go dark

Try the latest drivers 195.00 .. and you're running Windows Vista 32BIT that is part of the problem.. Doesn't have enough address space to utilize the resources.

Vista Basic is NOT made for gaming. I'd recommend getting a 64-bit OS.

32BIT at MAX will only address 3.3GB of Memory.

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Every time i install the GPU drivers for my Zotac GTX 780, the computer starts crashing a minute or two after the boot. I can access the desktop for a short period of time before the monitor goes black and/or loses signal. Sometimes I can't access it at all.

There are no problems when not having any GPU drivers installed.

I have tried the following;
* Installing older GPU drivers (several old versions, wiped all old files both manually and by using software)
* Reinstalling the OS (changing from win8.1 to win7)
* Turned off automatic Windows Update so that they don't interfere with NVIDIA's (GPU drivers)
* Changing the cable and monitor

Feels like I've tried everything and nothing works!

Answer:Monitor losing signal after installing GPU drivers (NVIDIA)

Its possible something has happened to your card hardware wise but probably not likely. It was working fine before and you updated then started having these issues, or it's a new card and you are having the issues from the get go? the drivers you tried were these correct? NVIDIA DRIVERS GeForce Game Ready Driver WHQL

EDIT: Also for the future there is a GPU category. http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/

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I am not sure if anyone has ever experienced this phenomenon, but after I install the Nvidia Geforce video drivers for my Windows Vista x64 system, my monitor will not go into sleep mode after a proper Windows shutdown. I know this happens for sure due to the video drivers because when I use the default/standard VGA drivers provided by Vista, the monitor works as usual. I am running a tri-sli setup consisting of three 9800 gtx's and my monitor is a 28" Hanns-g HG281D. I've contacted Hanns-g/Hannspree for an answer but they could only tell me to switch my monitor's input settings to "pc." However, this particular model does not include any such setting and they finally agreed to that after I insisisted forever. Any ideas? Thanks for your input.

Answer:Nvidia Geforce drivers do not allow monitor to turn off after shutdown

What driver version are you using.

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I have this problem too now. (connecting to DELL U2715H) The weird thing is it didn't for the first six months I owned it.  And doesn't happen with built in screen. 
 
To make it even more annoying this started happening about the same day my premium support ended. 
 
I'm not impressed. 
 
UPDATE: A hard reset stops the black screen. Instead I now get this unhelpful messagebox popping up at random..
 

Answer:External Monitor Keeps Going Black (flickering on & off)

Hi there @cspr,  Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome! I read your post on the HP Support Forums and see that you are having issues with an external monitor that keeps flickering on and off. You had mentioned that you already tried to use numerous HDMI cables. Have you tried a different screen/TV?Did you receive any error messages? How long has this been happening for?Have you done a BIOS reset? Here are two document that may help.  HP Notebook PCs - Green Screen and Other Video Playback Issues (Windows 10)HP Notebook PCs - Connecting a Monitor, Projector, or TV (Windows 10, 8) If the documents do not help you resolve the issue, try restoring the BIOS and then check for windows updates.Here is a link to the HP Support Assistant if you need it. Just download and run the application and it will help with the software and drivers on your system that need updating. Did this reply resolve your issue or answer your question? If yes, then please share the good news! Let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. You can also show your appreciation by clicking the Thumbs Up. If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with the results of the troubleshooting. Thanks! 

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Whenever I run an external monitor (only) on the laptop's HDMI connector or a VGA adapter on the USB-C connector, the screen regularly goes black for a few seconds and the speaker beeps. Sometimes, not often, the resolution of the external screen will have changed when the monitor comes back from black.
I just updated the BIOS, chipset, and video drivers from the Dell download site.
The external monitor is an ASUS VW266H.

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I have the Yoga 11s which I've been using in conjunction with a Plugable UD-3900 for a few weeks now. Everything has worked very well, especially with external display, keyboard, mouse, and ethernet plugged into the hub. After upgrading to 8.1 the other day, I began getting very noticeable window and mouse lag on the external monitor. Dragging windows would jump around, aero peek renders were slow, and the 'ribbon' screen saver would pixelate and was slow to wake up. I installed the updated DisplayLink drivers, and also all the updated Lenovo drivers, but the problem remained. This morning I was trying different ideas and found something very interesting: The configuration I use when attached to the UD-3900 is to have the keyboard flipped under and the display flipped up in the "stand" so I can use it as a second monitor. Of course when you do that, the Yoga turns off the keyboard & touchpad so they don't get accidentally pressed.Just for kicks, I decided to flip the keyboard back around and try using the touchpad to move windows around on the extended monitor. Surprise: the laggy window dragging and rendering was gone. And then even more surprising, when going back to the wireless mouse while still in 'laptop' configuration, everything continued to work well -- no lag.I thought maybe it was an incompatibility with the Logitech wireless USB keyboard/mouse itself, so I disconnected it. However, I also have a bluetooth Microsoft ... Read more

Answer:Laggy window performance with external monitor and USB hub after 8.1 -- possible cause found

I don't have the same set up as you but I have noticed that when my laptop if folded all the way back or the screen is in any other orientation than standard laptop, the laptop behavior is generally laggier and my text is even blurry in these other orientations.  I think you are onto something.

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Hello everyone! I have a Lenovo H50-50 and I would like to ask you a few questions about upgrading my pc. First of all, I would like to know if I can change the RAM, from a DDR3 version to a DDR4. I think the motherboard doesn't support DDR4 ram type. Second, I read here in this forum, that someone wanted to change their GPU to a 1050ti, and i want to know if this gpu can be used in my computer. And, if it is necessary to change de PGU to make it work. 
 
I saw that de EVGA gpu is very small: https://www.pccomponentes.com/evga-geforce-gtx-1050ti-gaming-4gb-gddr5
 
But this one is the cheapest I have found: https://www.pccomponentes.com/msi-geforce-gtx-1050ti-4g-oc-4gb-gddr5
 
So i don't know which one to choose. I'm worried if I buy it, and it doesn't fit in my computer... 
 
Thank you.
 
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Answer:H50-50: upgrading graphics with Gtx 1050 Ti (video, card, Nvidia)

DDR4 memory will not work, or even fit, into DDR3 slots.  
 
Gtx 1050 Ti is known to fit and work in H50-50, providing it is short enough.  It will work with the original (factory) power supply (PSU), providing your system has the 280w power supply (and not the 180w that some lower specification system models have), and the card does not require 6-pin PCIe supplimental power.   You can look up to see which power supply is fitted for your specific model here:  Lenovo H50 - PSREF  
 
If you are worried about card length, measure how much length is available inside your case for the top (graphics) slot.   MSI is a good brand, but EVGA is better.  
 
It is recommended to update the BIOS before any major hardware or OS upgrade (and avoid BIOS support issues for newer hardware.)   Also important for security updates to the BIOS. 
 

 

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When installing software or when coming back to my pc after the monitors have turned off (not sleeping, just monitors off) the secondary monitor blinks off and on. Its not losing the video signal since the monitor light stays green, it just simply turns off and on. Ive tried switching my monitors to see if that was the problem, no go. Ive tried updating to the latest video drivers, ive tried the Riva tuner to try to force a refresh rate if thats what it was.. no love.

The monitor will blink sometimes for over an hour before it decides that its had enough and stops.

Ideas?

PC info in my sig.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Secondary monitor blinks??

Maybe I am overlooking something, but I can't find the model of your monitors.
 

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How can i set the Windows 8 Mail application to start up on my secondary screen? I've installed 'Actual Monitors' for this purpose, but because i can't find an actual path to the application 'Actual Moniters' can't handle to open the Mail app on the second monitor.
Does anyone know to get an actual path to the Windows 8 Mail application, or even better a way without a third part application to launch the mail on the secondary monitor?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows 8 Mail on secondary monitor

each monitor has a start button. you can click on the start button on the secondary screen and launch windows 8 mail there.

Or you can drag the windows 8 mail app over to the secondary screen.

Or you can click in the upper left corner of the screen on the secondary screen.

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Hello,

I'm having an issue were the bios splash screen/Windows will boot up on the secondary monitor and then will go to the main so i can login.. i find this to be annoying and not only that.. it gives me an issue where if i alt tab out of my games.. it claims i have no signal with my displayport.. my main is using display port and my secondary is HDMI.

I've already tried making the ASUS monitor the main as i always do this when i get a new main monitor and this made no difference.. i tried unplugging the HDMI and restarted my PC and it booted with my main monitor.. replugged in the HDMI and problem came right back.. not sure what to do now at this point.

My main monitor is an ASUS ROG Swift PG248Q 24" and my secondary is a BenQ XL2411Z 24"
Windows 10 Pro x64
MSI GTX 970 4gb OC
i7 4770k 3.50GHz
16gb RAM
1000w psu

Answer:Windows boots on secondary monitor

That isn't something you can change in Windows. It's a function of the video cards BIOS. I run 3 monitors and my BIOS post screen shows on the monitor labeled as my no 2 monitor by Windows. It's dependent on how many monitors you have connected and what ports they are connected to. As far as I know you can't change it via any settings. The POST screen happens before the OS is even loaded. To switch which monitor it shows on, you have to switch which port the monitor is plugged into. My video card ports are HDMI, DVI, DVI. My post screen shows on one of the DVI ports. The only way I can get it to show on the HDMI is to unplug all my DVI connected monitors. Not a solution. My main monitor is the one I have connected to HDMI. I don't want to move them as they are different sizes. My main monitor is 1080p and my other two are just 19 inch 1280 x 1024. I just live with it.

I switch to PC Screen only mode when gaming so only my 1080p screen is active, then go back to Extend when I'm done gaming. Windows log key + P.

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Alright so I recently just set up dual monitors on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 bit machine again and I'm noticing that the secondary monitor is getting all the boot information.

I have it set as the secondary monitor in Windows but the secondary monitor gets the BIOS information, and the Windows 7 boot graphic but after Windows boots it switches to the primary display.

Right now my video has two DVI inputs, one VGA and one DVI. Does VGA come first with priority? The VGA connection is my secondary, and the DVI is my primary.

Also, because it has two inputs 1 and 2, I have the VGA one plugged into 1 do you think it would help if I switched them?

Answer:Windows 7 Booting to Secondary Monitor?

Whatever the monitor you have setup in windows as primary monitor will get the boot information and get the windows desktop. Check the monitor settings in the Screen Resolutions window.

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I recently received a second monitor for the use of a secondary monitor, but it has a VGA port and no DVI port. This was an issue because my graphics card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760) does not have a VGA port.

I purchased a DVI-D to VGA adapter (turns out it was a 5-pack) and it is not detecting it.

What should I do?

Answer:Secondary Monitor not being detected in Windows 8.1

There are different types of DVI ports. DVI-D is digital only, no analog. Connecting a DVI to VGA adapter to that port will not work. It has to be a DVI-I, integrated, which has digital and analog. Video cards with two DVI ports will often have one of each. If yours has two DVI ports try moving your adapter to the other port. There is no electronics, other than some wires, in a DVI to VGA adapter. It just picks off the correct pins and feeds them to a VGA connector.

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Hey, whenever I plug either my Samsung Syncmaster P2270HD or my Samsung Syncmaster 2333sw into my laptop, both screens go black. Nothing shows on the external monitor and the laptop monitor goes black. I've tried Windows button + p, but that didn't work. I've updated my graphics drivers, but that didn't work either. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

Answer:Screen goes black when connecting to an external monitor

For my laptops/netbooks to toggle display between laptop, monitor or neither I need to press the Function and the F5 key.
The Function + F6 key turns the backlight off.

Check what the functions keys do on your laptop. Since you never mentioned the brand and model of laptop nor the version of Windows you are running, I could not be more specific.
 

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Hello,
My HP pavillion xh365 laptop has developed a problem with the screen going black. This happens after running for a few minutes to several hours. The screen goes completly black with no faint outlines showing. I have tried running the onboard diognostics, but get the same trouble. The only way to recover the screen is to reboot. I have the same problem whether the laptop is running on the built in display or is conneceted to an external display. Both screens go black at the same time. When the screen goes black, I can hear some changes in the pc. The sounds I normally hear are just the hardrive and the fans, but when the screen goes black, I hear some changes in the pitch of one of the sounds.

I have not recently made any changes to the system.

What do you suppose is causing the black screen?

Thanks to all, Jerry.
 

Answer:black screen on laptop & external monitor

Hardware could be failing; my advice is to use a program like SIW or if your BIOS supports it to check the temperature that your laptop is running at. The increase in noise could be related to the pc unable to vent properly. The excess heat would cause problems. Also, have you tried a system restore or rolling back your video driver? :major
 

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Qosmio G30 (PQG32E) running Vista Home Premium, NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 driver, 7.15.10.9813

I cannot get a picture on an external monitor (tried two different monitors). Specifically:

'Windows Mobility Center' will recognise that a monitor is connected
'NVIDIA Control Panel - Change Display Configuration' will recognise the external monitor ('Select the displays you would like to use' shows 'Laptop Display + Sony SDM-HS73', which is the plugged-in ext monitor)
but no matter what configuration I try, using Fn+F5 or Change Display Configuration, I cannot get anything but a (backlit) black screen on the external monitor.

The monitor is receiving a video signal correctly: when turned off under a laptop-only Fn+F5 setting, it shows a 'no signal' warning, but when turned on again I just get black.

I have tried changing resolution settings for the external monitor. They exactly match the monitor's native resolution. Still nothing.
Tried 'Clone' mode and 'Dual View' mode.
Tried various different orders of switching the laptop and monitor on, plugging and unplugging, etc.

Have installed latest driver from this Toshiba site (as above). Have NOT tried installing any other driver from the NVIDIA site, since it warns to use Toshiba's - but is that worth a try?

The laptop's own screen and all other aspects of video are fine.

It has worked ok in the past (I think before I did the upgrade to Vista, when it was still on XP).
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Answer:Qosmio G30 - black screen on external monitor

What port did you use?
The external monitor (analog) port or the D-video out port?

As far as I know if you have used the external monitor (analog) port then you should choose the ?Analog display? in the nVidia -> current display

Then you could use the button FN+F5 to switch between the both displays.

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Hello, I have a Thinkpad connected to an external monitor through a docking station. When I start up, I get the Windows is Starting screen on the external monitor, but then I just get a black screen with the mouse point - ie I do not get to the login window. I'm able to move the mouse around fine but I'm not able to bring the login window to the screen.This only happens when I'm connected to the external monitor. If I start up the notebook alone, I'm able to get to the login window and login OK.Any advice on how to fix this? Thank youJamsta

Answer:External monitor black with a only a mouse pointer

Hello and welcome,
 
If you'll indicate which ThinkPad (and what operating system, OS revision, etc...) we can move your post to the appropriate forum.
 
[edit] Thread moved.
 
Z.

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Hi there

I have a Toshiba P200 17.1" , LCD has gone blackish,
You can see the backlight in the background.
It will come on sometimes.

I have checked the LCD lead with a Ohm meter and it seems to be ok , not sure what the the problem is.
When I connect it to a external monitor it works ok , the backlight is coming on.

I suspect it is the LCD , but I would like to check for sure before I part with my hard earned cash .

Question , I have a spare Latitude D600 screen 14.1" , with the same Connector on the LCD ( 30pin )
Could I use that with the P200 Invertor to see if there is a signal / feed from the MoBo connector .

thank you

spike

Answer:Satellite P200 - LCD is black but external monitor is OK

Hi

You need to use the 17.1? display.
Your Latitude D600 screen is 14.1" so it will not be compatible.

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I have the new Acer Aspire laptop and a TV which I use as a monitor. They have worked together very happily some time now. But yesterday I had to do a forced shutdown when the start button would not work and the TV screen shrank in size and there were error messages. When I rebooted, the TV monitor stayed black and a computer screen came alive for about 10 seconds as it was rebooting, then went black. I disconnected the TV from the computer and started her up and the computer screen behaved itself.
Even if I set all of the display parameters to indicate only one screen (the computer screen), if the TV monitor is connected to the computer, I end up with two black screens.
I have tried many display duplicate and extension.
No new software installed.
There is one clue. I disconnect the TV monitor from the computer, boot up, choose duplicates to display. Then I connect the TV monitor to the computer. What happens, for about one second, is that both screens light up.
What is going on? Help please.

Answer:Both laptop screen and external monitor go black

If you are still getting the black screens when starting up there is a useful shortcut you can try. Press the windows key + P. This will give you some options to try different combinations of TV monitor and/or screen.

It sounds like you might need a graphics driver update or roll back to a previous one it is has recently changed.

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hi out there, just bought a IdeaPad S10-3 with Windows 7 Starter. Connected it to an external monitor/screen (IBM T750). It works! But after a reboot, the IdeaPad sees the T750, but the LCD/TFT is black. Changing the screen-resolution of the external makes the externel initialise.Changed cables (VGA to VGA, VGA to DVI). Always the same problem. Screen goes active, but keeps black.External monitor works on other NetBook.If I connect the IdeaPad to a Samsung Syncmaster 170T (VGA to VGA) in my office -> it works! But I has to work at home on the T750.I'm also using the newest grafic driver. So, anyone an idea? Solution?!? Greets from SwitzerlandTinu 

Answer:IdeaPad S10-3 - External monitor/screen keeps black

hmmmm.... found a solution:http://consumersupport.lenovo.com/au/en/driversdownloads/Drivers_Show_2521.html will keep an eye on it... you will further read of it

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Greetings, I've searched for answers to this but can't find any so far.

I have a Tecra A9.

My problem: I have an external monitor plugged in. Sometimes when I arrive at work in the morning and open the lid of my laptop the laptop monitor and external monitor are black. I can restore the laptop monitor by using the shortcut key <Ctrl><Alt><F3> but no matter what I do I can't get the external monitor to display anything till I reboot. I have tried powering it off then on, unplugging then replugging the data cable.

I leave my machine on all the time, don't switch it off over night. I have the option to shut down/hibernate/suspend on closing of lid disabled.
I have disabled all the power management for the monitor so it doesn't get switched off by windows.

I'm running Vista 32 bit Business Ultimate and have an the Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family. I have checked the Toshiba website for latest Vista Video driver and have the latest installed. In checking at the Intel website I'm informed that I have a custom configuration and am advised to go to the vendor's site for latest driver.

This problem only happens occasionally and I haven't managed to pin it down to anything yet except that it happens sometime through the night perhaps after I use Remote Desktop Connection to access the machine from remote.

I'm thinking I could have a video card hardware problem but of course I can't prove anything.

Does anyone have ideas as to how I an te... Read more

Answer:Tecra A9 - black external monitor after lid was closed

Try updating other drivers, such as the Toshiba Value Added Package.

Also update the BIOS, and try a fresh Windows installation (run recovery) if possible.

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Hello, I have a Thinkpad connected to an external monitor through a docking station. When I start up, I get the Windows is Starting screen on the external monitor, but then I just get a black screen with the mouse point - ie I do not get to the login window. I'm able to move the mouse around fine but I'm not able to bring the login window to the screen.This only happens when I'm connected to the external monitor. If I start up the notebook alone, I'm able to get to the login window and login OK.Any advice on how to fix this? Thank youJamsta

Answer:External monitor black with a only a mouse pointer

Hello and welcome,
 
If you'll indicate which ThinkPad (and what operating system, OS revision, etc...) we can move your post to the appropriate forum.
 
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I have the new Acer Aspire laptop and a TV which I use as a monitor. They have worked together very happily some time now. But yesterday I had to do a forced shutdown when the start button would not work and the TV screen shrank in size and there were error messages. When I rebooted, the TV monitor stayed black and a computer screen came alive for about 10 seconds as it was rebooting, then went black. I disconnected the TV from the computer and started her up and the computer screen behaved itself.
Even if I set all of the display parameters to indicate only one screen (the computer screen), if the TV monitor is connected to the computer, I end up with two black screens.
I have tried many display duplicate and extension.
No new software installed.
There is one clue. I disconnect the TV monitor from the computer, boot up, choose duplicates to display. Then I connect the TV monitor to the computer. What happens, for about one second, is that both screens light up.
What is going on? Help please.

Answer:Both laptop screen and external monitor go black

If you are still getting the black screens when starting up there is a useful shortcut you can try. Press the windows key + P. This will give you some options to try different combinations of TV monitor and/or screen.

It sounds like you might need a graphics driver update or roll back to a previous one it is has recently changed.

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All: I use 3dvision for video and photos.  I've tried initially to move my 3dvision compatible monitor to the displayport output on the T420s.  All of the 3dvision software loads but it does not appear that I can shift into the correct video mode.  Does anyone know if this is possible with the NVS 4200m.  The toughest aspect of this mode would be the ability to output 1920x1080x120hz. ThanksKen

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Dear folks and experts, My T410 (2522W2A) started developing a quite weird issue recently: When I connect an external monitor/beamer to my notebook and switch via Fn+F7 to presentation mode the system crashes with a bluescreen. See here:  The weird thing is that the system only crashes if I have an external device (monitor or beamer) connected to the VGA port of the thinkpad. With no device connected there is no crash! As of April 10, 2013 my system updated its graphics drivers via Lenovo System Update 5. That is when the problem started. Therefore I suspect the new driver (version 9.18.13.1100 / 1.3.18.0) to be the cause of the problem. Particularly as the bluescreen hints a connection to the file nvlddmkm.sys (a file of the Nvidia driver). A google search results into a lot of hits connecting this file to bluescreens on systems using Nvidia grafics and drivers. I have deinstalled/installed the driver delievered by Lenovo twice already with no solution. Any further hints from you guys?  (PS.: This is my sixth Thinkpad. There was a time when my T40/41/60/61 systems ran without problems for years, years and years. No bluescreens, never! Since updating to the T410 I constantly seem to fight with tech glitches... Sorry to say that at least from my point of view this is utterly annyoing!)

Answer:T410 Nvidia: Bluescreen with external beamer/monitor after driver update (nvlddmkm.sys)

Hi ipschipsHow about try installing official NVIDIA drivers to see if the same problem could be reproduced?Quadro / NVS driver link
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hello this will be my first post here so forgive me if i seem a bit lost as to what you all need to know to help me ..not that i know a whole lot to tell OK this is my problem i got a computer from some one who had gotten it from someone who was moving out of state so i have no manuals to the puter when i first got it i hooked it all up and it worked fine it has a video card that has two monitor things on it and when i first used i only had one monitor hooked up and it was running win 98 and in the ( display properties -settings - it showed two screens ) it said its an NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 video card ok so then i reformatted the computer and put win 2000 on it and went to the nvidia site downloaded the drivers and after a few trys i got two monitors working through the nividia desktop manager but ~! in the -display properties - settings window it only shows one monitor in my device manager it shows the video card is working but it only shows one monitor i have no idea if this is ok since i really do have two monitors working also i ran a program called belarc advisor which also says theres only one monitor also even though both monitors work alot of times they black out for a few seconds when i am changing the settings of the nvidia desktop or even if im just opening the desktop manager thing so if theres any other info thats needed id gladly tell you but you'll just have to tell me how to find out the info
 

Answer:dual monitor video card ( nvidia) problems

It's normal to only see one monitor in the device manager. It's also normal for both to black out if you change video settings since you are only running one video card.

I wouldn't worry too much about it.
 

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So both my monitors were working fine and fully functioned untill I updated my video card. It now only displays on one screen, but if i disconnect the working screen and restart it shows is on the other screen and vise-versa. Also when i try going into the Nvidia control panel it just doesnt respond.
 

Answer:Nvidia video card doesn't display on the second monitor

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My intel HD 630 integrated gcard can not detect 2nd monitor.
2nd monitor detected by nvidia gtx 1060 and driven by gtx 1060.
If i disable gtx 1060 on device manager, there is no way i get signal on 2nd monitor
Intel suggest it is Mobo problem, which hdmi output directly connected to nvidia gtx card. Is it true dell?
I dont want to enable my BOTH cards in order to use 2 monitor? It brings me awful battery performance.

Windows 10 is freshly installed (creators update) and drivers are up-to-date.

Answer:2nd Monitor can driven ONLY by Nvidia!!! Intel igpu Do Not detect 2nd monitor (inspiron 7577)

Ironically there are lot of users complaining here who WISH their systems allowed their NVIDIA GPU to directly control the display output when in fact the Intel GPU controls everything on their systems. The basic answer is that you bought a gaming laptop, and having the NVIDIA GPU control the display output is better for a gaming laptop because it enables features like G-Sync (only on DisplayPort), VR, and stereoscopic 3D ? none of which the Intel GPU supports, which means that systems where the Intel GPU controls the display outputs can?t use those features even if they have an NVIDIA GPU doing the rendering. So in your system?s case, Dell prioritized gaming functionality over battery life, which again seems perfectly reasonable for a gaming laptop ? especially since most times people will have an external display attached, they?ll also be plugged into AC power. In fact, why isn?t that true in your case?
But if you want a system that has the Intel GPU controlling all outputs, with the trade-offs that entails in terms of functionality, then almost every other system on the market works that way. I?m actually surprised yours is designed the way it is, but I consider that a bonus feature for a gaming system, not a design flaw.
In any case, there?s no way to ?fix? this ?problem? because this system was designed to work this way, so a motherboard replacement won?t change anything, nor will messing with drivers.
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