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No extended desktop option in Windows 7 on HP Mini 210 with additional monitor

Q: No extended desktop option in Windows 7 on HP Mini 210 with additional monitor

I have a new HP Mini 210-2000 with Windows 7 loaded. I have a Samsung flatscreen monitor plugged in. I can duplicate the desktop on the second screen, but cannot find an option for using an extended desktop in Windows 7. Is this a limitation of the HP Mini 210, or is there some setting that I have missed?
Bruce P

A: No extended desktop option in Windows 7 on HP Mini 210 with additional monitor

Info from Microsoft on dual monitors -

Dual monitors: How to connect two monitors to one computer
Guided Help; Dual monitor setup is easy in Windows 7
Set up multiple monitors

HP Mini 210-2000 PC series - HP Mini 210-2000 PC series*-* HP Business Support Center

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A few days ago I was trying to get my tv to act as a monitor so that I could watch movies on it through my win7 PC. It kept showing up as a black screen with the cursor on it, or weird bits of my desktop, so as I was trying to get it to work I played around with my display settings and set extended display mode on.

Now, if I boot into windows regularly, it is just a black screen, and if I connect the TV and the monitor, the TV is a black screen and the monitor goes into sleep mode (no input). My display works fine in safe mode, and I have tried changing the safe mode resolution (which doesn't carry over) and using regedit to change the x/y resolution values for normal mode, but that did nothing. The most annoying thing is that if I try to boot into VGA mode my monitor also goes into sleep mode.

I have an AMD Radeon HD 5670 graphics card and would greatly appreciate any help

A:[SOLVED] Blank monitor after selecting Extended Display option

Hi, try a system restore to before the problem began.

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I have a ProDesk 400 G2 Desktop Mini with an i7-6700T which I am trying to get to work with Intel AMT. But I?m not completely sure if this works since there?s a Realtek NIC and not an Intel one.According to the manual there should be an option to configure Intel AMT in the BIOS, but it?s not there. Also there?s no ?Press <ctrl-p> to configure to enter MEBx setup? or similar after BIOS post.The BIOS shows the following information: System BIOS:          N23 Ver. 02.09 08/07/2016ME Firmware Version: I can?t seem to find information about what the hardware requirements for Intel AMT are, besides vPro. The PCU supports vPro, but I?m starting to think that the Realtek NIC isn?t compatible. Can someone please enlighten me?

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I have Acer aspire 5310 basic vista with broken screen and I can't extended to the 2 monitor because is not exist in display setting. I can boot to the CRT screen when vista is loading but after Windows can't set the logo and the screen is black.But there is no problem with safe mode I can work with vista.I try to change in advanced setting but there is only one screen. I update VGA intel 945GMdriver..but nothing change.also can't change properties Monitor in advanced setting.
can you help me?
also try with "empowering.....> epresentation ....> projection .nothing hapened

A:can't extended desktop onto this monitor

Originally Posted by vistab08

I have Acer aspire 5310 basic vista with broken screen and I can't extended to the 2 monitor because is not exist in display setting. I can boot to the CRT screen when vista is loading but after Windows can't set the logo and the screen is black.But there is no problem with safe mode I can work with vista.I try to change in advanced setting but there is only one screen. I update VGA intel 945GMdriver..but nothing change.also can't change properties Monitor in advanced setting.
can you help me?
also try with "empowering.....> epresentation ....> projection .nothing hapened

If you can boot into safe mode on the CRT screen, right click on that screen and select PERSONALIZE and then you should see two boxes to represent your screens. Click IDENTIFY monitors so you know which is which and then using the drop down box, select the correct screen and make this your MAIN Monitor


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I worked with 2 monitor displays attached to my PC extending the desktop view across both, but one of them has broke, now only using one display I have an annoying issue that my desktop workspace still appears to be extended, and as such certain pop ups from programs I use are still appearing in the extended area which I can no longer use.

The display/ screen resolution options with Win 7 seem very limited I cant work out how to get around this

A:2nd 2nd monitor broke but cant disabale extended desktop

I've just checked again running my mouse pointer around the edge of the screen it is not extended anymore (I uninstalled the broken monitor drivers and rebooted) but I still have the issue with the program option pop up menus not appearing in my screen (I have to just press the ENTER key to close the options or the program locks up). I'm feeling I may have to re install the software I guess

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I've just upgraded to W7 with few problems. However I use an extended desktop with 2 monitors (Viewsonic - digital and Dell 2001FP - analog). The Dell is the second monitor and the desktop extended on it ok with Vista. However with W7 only part of the desktop is visible, the rest is off the screen. Is this an issue with the Dell driver? Any suggestions will be appreciated.

A:Extended Desktop wth Dell 2001FP Monitor

Adjust the monitor using its own controls.

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Hi, so I'm having an issue with a monitor that I'm trying to do extended display with. I suspect the issue is with my computer because I can do dual view or duplicate display with the second monitor but not extended display though from what I've seen on youtube and forums I should be able to do it. I've updated my drivers for my graphics card but it doesn't seem to be issue. I've been doing a web crawl to see if my graphics card is compatible with an extended display setup but also no specific answers although I don't see why not. My cousin has virtually the same computer and computer specs I have and has been able to do it so I don't see why there should be an issue.

Here are the specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 8094 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, -240 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238373 MB, Free - 22785 MB; H: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 618504 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 1484
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled


A:Problems with Extended Display/Desktop Monitor

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I have a Genius GPen 4500 USB graphics tablet (using the built-in Windows 7 driver), and would like to use it on my secondary monitor (which is 4:3, unlike my primary which is 16:9)

However, windows seems to have decided that the tablet is integrated into my primary monitor (according to "Tablet PC Settings" in the control panel - it shows "Pen Input Avaliable" for the "1. BENQ E2220HD" item and "No Pen or Touch...." for the "2. SyncMaster" item)

Running "Setup" from that window does not work, as the tablet still maps to the primary screen, and can't be used to click on the second screen.

Is there any way (even a registry hack) to change which monitor is used? Or to update the range for the tablet such that it maps to the second screen.

If it helps, the setup is a classic horizontal setup (1920x1080 on the left, 1280x1024 on the right)

P.S. Sorry if this has been asked/answered before, but both googling and a search of the forum failed, but I may not have been using the correct terms)

A:USB Tablet and Extended Desktop - Swap Monitor

(I feel bad for doing this, but I would rather like an answer)
Bump, does anyone have a clue if this is possible / what I could do.
Changing the primary monitor is a possibility, but not one I would like, as I use this machine to play games, and they tend to be rather attached to the primary screen.

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First of all, I highly appreciate any help I can get through these forums. My problem is so stressful that anything would be good atm.

Ok, so my problem:

I can't get extended desktop to work since I have Windows7. It allways worked flawlessly on windowsXP pro and I used it on windows7 aswell for a little while.
But all of the sudden my second monitor won't boot from hibernation correctly anymore.
When I turn on extended desktop, my second monitor will boot and everything seems to be working perfectly, but unfortunately this only lasts for a couple of seconds before the monitor goes to black again. Windows still sees it as a working monitor and I can drag stuff on that screen.

There's a huge list what i've tried allready:
- Changing monitors and cables ( tried 3 ).
- Dual-link and single-link DVI connectors.
- Updating ATI drivers from 9.7 up till 10.9 ( current )
- Format windows 7
- Checking resolution and hertz
- Replacing the PSU ( old one died, new psu has 200Watt more and runs on 700 and should be enough )

From this point on I contacted a Club3D tech:
- Bios flash to latest version
- Motherboard chipset drivers updated
- Clear CMOS

The Club3D tech analysed the problem and thought it was a timing issue in the graphics card and told me to send it in for repairs.

The card has been tested on:

Benchmarks: 3dmark06 2560x1600, 3dmark vantage 2560x1600.
Monitors: native DVI Dual link monitor 2560x1600, Native D-sub monitor 1280x1024, Native Single link monitor 192... Read more

A:Extended desktop problem, monitor won't boot!

Wow, nice write up.

Did you try the monitor with another computer?


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I just connected a new monitor to my laptop and I have the setting for duplicate screens. Once I shut the laptop lid, my desktop icons do not want to show on the additional monitor. I have had this problem in the past but I have forgotten how to fix it. I have the computer set not to sleep because that was an issue in the past. Can someone remind me what I need to do? Thank you! Patty

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I want to use my TV as a second monitor. When I boot up, both my monitor and TV show the picture properly. However, when I get to the logon screen, the TV just stops receiving a signal. It works again if I mark the TV as an extended desktop in my display properties, but I don't want that. I can't figure out what's wrong... any ideas?

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I'm having problems with my wallpapers intended to span the length of both monitors....

My main display is on the right instead of the left and when i use a wallpaper that spans both screens it starts on the main display on the right and spans to the left screen instead of starting on the left screen and spanning to the right. Is there anyway to fix this other than moving the 2 monitors physically or changing my main display to the left monitor?

It works fine if i make the left monitor my main display but i use the right monitor as my main because it has internal speakers and if it doesn't get any signal it goes to sleep muting the sound.

A:Dual monitor extended desktop wallpaper display issue

Welcome to Seven Forums emperorjj1. I believe Display Fusion can accomplish this. A Guy

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Hi, I have an ATI card configured for 3 monitors. Each monitor is set to 1280x720 and the total desktop area (desktop is extended to all monitors) is 3840. That seems to work fine as long as none of the monitors gets disconnected. When one of the monitors
is temporarily disconnected then settings on the remaining monitors change to something rather random - not even close to what I had them configured initially. When I re-connect the previously disconnected monitor then the whole setup is still messed up. The
worst thing is that after re-booting the machine the 'messed-up' settings seem to be preserved and I need to manually re-configure each monitors. Is there a way I could save the settings and then restore them during windows 7 bootup? Any other ways of dealing
with the above? Thanks, Bogdan

A:How to save/restore multi-monitor extended desktop config?

Is there a way I could save the settings and then restore them during windows 7 bootup? Any other ways of dealing with the above?

As far as I know, the only way to save settings is to use a third-party tools.
My personal recommendation is
Actual Multiple Monitors. It is a most powerful utility among others and it works fine under Windows 7.
In Actual Multiple Monitors you are able to create several profiles and quickly select the needed one by clicking Win+P hotkey.

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Good afternoon, I have a mini desktop Pavillion 300-240 and im considering buying the Monitor portátil USB HP EliteDisplay S140u (G8R65AA) to use as a portable monitor. I have 3 questions: 1) eventhough its considered an empresarial product there isnt any problem in using it residencialy right? 2) i see the connection of the monitor is only by USB, but i have the DP port in the mini desktop free. Is there an HP cable to connect this monitor USB through the DP port without wasting any of the usb ports? 3) my preference would be for a portable monitor for the mini desktop that when disconnected worked as a tablet. Is there such a product in HPs portfolio? ThanksHugo Silva 

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I have just been given a 2nd monitor. It has only a VGA connection. My existing monitor has both VGA and DVI but the DVI port has been non functional for some time.

My graphics card is an ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series which has 2 DVI ports but no VGA.

I was using my old monitor attached VGA cable to DVI port using an adaptor (DVI M, VGA F) to attached to the graphics card which worked fine.

I have replaced this with the new monitor, which works great with that setup.

The old monitor I have set up using a DVI cable to VGA port attached using an adaptor (DVI F, VGA M) to attach to the monitor. The monitor is detected by Windows (and AMD Vision CC) but only displays No Signal. I have checked the refresh rates and screen resolution and they are fine. Drivers are up to date. There is nothing in the BIOS that should affect the display. I have had dual display with extended desktop working in the past with an LCD TV as the 2nd monitor (using HDMI). I have 2 DVI cables, the problems exists with both.

This confuses me. What is different about a VGA cable + adaptor compared to a DVI cable + adaptor setup?

To get this to work do I need to:

Tweak some setting? If so can anyone suggest what?
Buy a new VGA cable + adaptor?
Buy a VGA to DVI cable?

Many thanks in advance.

A:Extended Desktop Issues - 2nd monitor "No Signal"

I believe some adapters do not connect ALL the signals (I seem to remember seeing this somewhere), and the feedback ones are the ones missing.

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Hello,i have an issue with windows aero and extended desktop with two monitors.When i am switching back to one monitor Windows Aero is working without any issues.When i am changing my graphic settings to extend desktop with two monitors the theme will changed back.The tricky thing is, when i use "clone" to second monitor aero is working.Any ideas? I am using the following graphic adapters: Intel Q965/q963 Express Chipset Family. (both with the same driver newest version from intel)ThxMario

A:Windows 7 Aero Extended Desktop

Hi Mario,
If the graphics memory is 256MB, it is required to update to the latest driver version and then check this issue again. Please also contact the display card manufacturer for more information.

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Hi there :)

i found an empty port in my T130, next to the hdd-port, see also here -> [klick|]

Is this a working mSATA-Port for mini-SSDs like "ADATA SX300 mSATA SSD 128 GB",
so that i can use both, SSD _AND_ HDD*??


(* for Example: Boot- and Windows-Partition: SSD, Data-Partition: HDD)

A:Satellite T130-10G: additional port for mini SSD?


I?m quite sure this isn?t mSATA port and this series doesn?t support the mSATA SSD definitely.

Fact is that models belonging to the same series support different hardware specs.
For example: some models were quipped with an: miniPCI 3G module and miniPCI Bluetooth module, and some models supported only the miniPCI WiFi.

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Someone was telling me that my i7 should have come with a utility to exend the processor almost like a super processor (sort of like overclocking) but i cant seem to find any such utility from intel in my system.

Does anyone know what they might be talking about, they said it was from intel and it could improve the speed of my processor and it only comes on i7 machines.


A:extended processor option for i7

I have no idea what your friend is talking about....

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How do I enable the extended desktop in Windows 7 Professional? I have a AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series graphics card, which supports up to three monitors. I have three monitors connected, but only one is working.

A:Solved: Enabling Extended Desktop in Windows 7

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Some people want their Start Menu back. Although I love the new Start Screen and tiles, there are times when I am on the Desktop that I wish I could launch a regular Windows application. Instead of having a bunch of icons on my Desktop, a menu would be better.

I don't like installing additional software, like the Start Menu 'restorers', so I tried to figure out a way to do it without installing anything.

So, here's a way to fake the Start Menu by using the built-in Taskbar functions. It's not as pretty and complex as the Start Menu, but it's sure better than having a bunch of icons on your Desktop or spread across the Taskbar.

A:Make a Mini Start Menu With No Additional Software

If you like, here's another Start Menu toolbar option.

Start Menu Toolbar - Create on Windows 8 Taskbar

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I have a TravelMate P645 and am nearing the end of my two-year standard warranty.  I looked at extending the warranty to 3 years through the Acer Advantage program but was told that since TravelMates already come with a standard two year warranty, they do not qualify for extended warranties.  Is this true?  I think I am getting misinformation, since I was told only a week ago that I could buy an extended 1-year warranty for $69 or a 3 year accidental (from date of purchase) plus 1 year extended for $179.  My warranty ends on the 7th after which the option if it does exist is no longer available, so quick responses are appreciated!

___________________________________LeeFMODELTravelMate TMP645-MG-9419...Full HD, AMD Radeon HD8750M/2GB Graphics...i7-4500u dual core processor...256 GB SSDACCESSORIESMicrosoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000Logitech K810 Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboardful Gibson Laptop BackpackProDock II

Go to Solution.

A:No option for extended service plans on Travelmate...

Sorry you have had trouble getting correct information. Please send me a private message, so I can get someone in contact with you who can get you set up with the extended warranty you want. I will make sure we get you set up.

Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.

View solution in original post

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I have a TravelMate P645 and am nearing the end of my two-year standard warranty.  I looked at extending the warranty to 3 years through the Acer Advantage program but was told that since TravelMates already come with a standard two year warranty, they do not qualify for extended warranties.  Is this true?  I think I am getting misinformation, since I was told only a week ago that I could buy an extended 1-year warranty for $69 or a 3 year accidental (from date of purchase) plus 1 year extended for $179.  My warranty ends on the 7th after which the option if it does exist is no longer available, so quick responses are appreciated!

___________________________________LeeFMODELTravelMate TMP645-MG-9419...Full HD, AMD Radeon HD8750M/2GB Graphics...i7-4500u dual core processor...256 GB SSDACCESSORIESMicrosoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000Logitech K810 Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboardful Gibson Laptop BackpackProDock II

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Looking for the best solution to get a miracast receiver on my tv. Looking for something that natively support project my screen I windows 10 that also projects sound and allows for extended mode(as opposed to being limited to mirror). I know most are wifi only so if there are any recommendations of ones that work well that would be helpful too.
I am looking for one that uses Ethernet as I know latency is much better over hardwire connection. I will be connecting wirelessly from my devices.
I have used an older Roku in the past, which worked well with my windows phone. But I never tested it with a windows 10 pc, and I'm not sure if it supports extended mode. I would hope that this feature may have been improved upon on newer Roku models.
I believe the amazon fire may also offer miracast capabilities. Not sure if they are limited to mirroring.
Looking for a budget friendly option. I have an xbox already so I don't necessarily need something with all of the apps. If it only did miracast that would be fine.
Lastly I have apple devices in my home. Anything that supports both miracast and airplay natively would be a huge plus. From my research this seems to be impossible to find. Anything that claims to work for both environments usually requires some software download like airparrot.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks everyone.

A:Looking for good ethernet miracast reciever that works with windows 10 extended desktop

I'm confused...if you need an ethernet cable miracast adapter, doesn't that defeat the purpose? Why not just use an actual video cable? Wouldn't both devices have to be hooked up to an ethernet cable for this to work?

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hi, i have my system hooked up to my 5.1 stereo system sound system. every once in a while, my icons and applications would be send to my invisible monitor thats not hooked up ( only sound) when i change my display to extend these displays mode. It's annoying because it doesnt happen all the time, but sometimes. i can do a alt + space , then m to move the windows back but moving the icons is a little harder. how do i fix this problem , and why does it happen only sometimes? win 7 64 bit My temporarily fix is to change back show only desktop 2 only , then rearrange the icons,( hoping it stays after i reset) close and reopen all the programs etc, its so annoying. this would work, but every few weeks it would reoccur again for no particular reason. Is any permanent fix in the registry or file somewhere? thanks. wth, i made paragraph but it wont save?

A:windows extended display mode,icon missing on wrong invisible desktop

Welcome to Seven Forums icallyou604. Windows has always had issues with dual monitors and where programs open, and such. That said, if you want, download the last free version of Fences. Install it and set your icons on your primary monitor. They will stay put after that.

Download Fences 1.01 -

A Guy

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Hi - I have recently acquired a new work computer with 1 widescreen Dell monitor (Dell E228WFPc 1680 x 1050, Monitor A) and my older 4:3 monitor (E178FPc 1024 x 768, Monitor B). The graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce GT 620. I cannot get them both working at the same time on an extended display.

One is plugged into (excuse my slightly less-than-technical language here!) the 'main' monitor port and one has a VGA-DVI adapter.

When either monitor A or B is plugged into the main port without the other plugged in, they work fine.

When monitor A, the widescreen, is plugged into the main port and B is plugged in via the adapter, A works perfectly and the PC detects monitor B (if I set it to extend displays, programs open in that screen but I cannot see anything - the screen is completely black).

When B is plugged into the main port and A is on the adapter, B boots up normally until the point where I would usually see my Windows log in, when it goes black and I can only see and move the cursor.

I thought it would be a case of adjusting the screen res down so that they weren't so drastically different - in fact I'm still sure that would help but I can't get the smaller monitor B to let me do so and it doesn't seem to make a difference when widescreen monitor A is plugged into the main port with B in the other?

A:Extended display monitor problems with one widescreen and one 4:3 monitor?

That is usually normal. Try dragging a window over to the other monitor and see if it works.

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i have GeForce 8400 GS
this VGA Card have 2 output

1 Output VGA = going to my SAMSUNG LCD Screen ( Nice )
1 Output DVI ( im using DVI to VGA Adaptor like ) = Assus VH192, but isn't work. My ASUS SCreen going to YELLOW

already update driver NVIDIA to latest
but not work
anyone can help me ?

A:Dual Monitor, but Yellow Monitor in Extended Screen

have you update your ASUS monitor display driver?

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Today I plugged an hdmi to vga cable into my Win 8 sony vaio, and I plugged the other VGA side of the cable into an acee 22" monitor. I then chose from the right hand windows 8 panel to "extend to monitor", the laptop screen went black, the monitor screen remained without signal (extended screen did not show on monitor) and now the laptop screen is black.

I am now stuck and both laptop and monitor screen not working.

I tried unplugging cable, pressing fn and all the f1 to f12, shift, windows button but nothing is working.

I pressed off button then switched laptop back on and it showed the sony vaio logo on laptop then the screen went black again.

Please tell me how could I return my laptop screen to work and stop the screen extension which is not working and which I am sure is the case.

Any buttons on keyboard to click at all?

Any solution is highly appreciated.

Thank you

A:- Help - Extended monitor and laptop monitor not working

It's stuck in an extended screen it seems, boot into Safe Mode while you have all external monitors unplugged - Your Display is probably set to a resolution too high for both the external monitor and the laptop monitor, so you'll have to try "Boot to VGA mode" and I don't know where that is in the Windows 8 Boot GUI, if it is even in there at all.
Here is is- There are several ways to get to that from the Boot screen:

Advanced "Startup Settings" - Boot to in Windows 8

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Hi everyone. I'm having a problem in Windows 7 with my dual monitor setup. Being a student, my laptop comes with me during the day to classes, but when I return to my desk, I have a dual monitor setup through a docking station. I haven't had a problem getting the displays to actually output in extended desktop. Instead, I can't keep them set that way. Installing any program, opening the system task monitor, letting the computer idle into sleep, or any process that makes the screen "flash" sets the screens back to clone. It's even more annoying that for some reason, I cannot get the system to recognize the external monitor through the display settings. To get around this, I've set up schemes that I default to through the Intel Graphics card. I know it's a minor irritation, but somehow I managed to bypass that default in Vista Ultimate and can't quite figure out how to do it in 7.

I attempted to fill out my system specs in my profile as best as possible, but please let me know if any information more is needed from me. I apologize if anything is missing, this is my first post. Thanks for your help!

A:Extended Desktop Keeps Reverting Back to Cloned Desktop

have you tried re-installing the graphics drivers?

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I have just purchased a new Toshiba 32" tv to use as my monitor. It is HMDI compatible and I picked up the appropriate cable. However, my windows setup does not show an option for a 2nd monitor which I understand I need to use in order to install and use this new monitor.

Please help

A:Windows 7 not showing option for 2nd monitor

Hit WIN+P and see what happens.

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Hi, I have a really annoying problem with desktop icons.
I use 2 monitors. 1920x1200 is the main dislay and 1600x1200 is another one for extended desktop. The thing is that I don't need it all the time so I'd like to switch the extended desktop on and off when I need it. Problem is that entering the ex. desktop just somehow changes the grid (it seems that the grid becomes more compressed in vertical direction). That means that it always messes my icons up. I really don't know why do the Windows change the grid when I do not change the reolution or just anything that could possibly affect the main screen. Can I do anything about it?


//Noral desktop grid:

//Extended desktop grid:

A:Desktop icon grid changes when using extended desktop

Welcome to Seven Forums APrince. I suspect the issue is caused by the different resolutions of the 2 screens. Does the primary desktop display revert to normal when the desktop isn't extended? (I am assuming it does). I'd suggest if you want to keep the original layout while in extended mode, that you try the Free Fences, and see if it can maintain the layout while extended. Or try IconRestorer which enables you to save up to two layouts for each resolution.

A Guy

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i have acer w3 ,and it dont have remote desktop option,hellllllp pls. thanks in advance

A:windows 8 no remote desktop option,help

Welcome to the forum ric. You do not say what version of Windows 8 you are running, if it is Pro or Enterprise, you can setup remote options from the System in Control Panel.

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Hello Sir/ Madam,
I am using a new dell monitor to connect with a laptop through VGA cable, The additional screen resolution only displays with 1024 x 768. Please consult me solutions to enhance this resolution.


A:The resolution on extended monitor

VGA analog connections are very limited. There is no solution except to upgrade your video on the computer and use a DVI, hdmi digital connection.

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I was trying to switch my static wallpaper to a slideshow one, although when I tried to do it this is what happened:
I selected the folder, and chose the pictures.
I clicked save changes, then exited the Personalization window.
When I noticed my wallpaper wasn't changing, I tried right-clicking the desktop, and choosing next wallpaper.
Nothing happened, and when I went back into the Personalization window, it was like this:
You can see the Desktop Background icon in the bottom right is black, and no slideshow is selected. This icon is always black, whether I have selected a slideshow or not. It still displays the proper background, just the icon is a little buggy.

Whenever I try other slideshows, they work. I tried customizing them to my own photos, but then the Desktop Background icon just went black again.

Has anyone else ever had this problem? Do they know how to fix it? Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Desktop 'Personalize' Option is Very Buggy

Never mind, fixed it by deleting everything in my Themes folder.

For anyone wondering, do this:
Type in %appdata% and hit enter
Delete everything in there and you're done.

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Hi there, first-time poster/toshiba user here.....

So I got my click mini about 2 weeks ago......but from day one the battery doesn't seem to charge right.

The tablet battery would charge fine and would do so till a full 100%.

Then the keyboard battery would start charging and indicate that it is charging but it would only stay that way, the percentage levels for the keyboard battery would not go up.

The batteries combined would have a total percentage level of 51% and never higher. And when I unplug the charger the battery level in the tablet would start depleting. The keyboard battery would always show 0% whether plugged in or not.

I have updated to BIOS 1.6, did windows update, reinstalled to original settings and even tried out the 24hr continuous charge suggested here and also suggested by tech support but nothing has changed.

I'm kinda at a wits end with this as since I am living in Singapore I can't send it sent in to be repaired as its not under warranty here(they don't even have the hardware/software for it apparently) plus it'll cost me $150 just for them to look at it.

I was told by tech support when I first discovered the problem that BIOS 1.6 would solve the problem. But it has not.....and kinda weird too that they removed BIOS 1.6 update just a few days after releasing it.

Kinda frustrated coz I really like the laptop(perfect for on-the-go/travel).

Another thing I would like to ask is does this model have a hibernate option? I looked into the user ma... Read more

A:Satellite Click Mini L9W-B - battery problems + hibernate option

Ah ! Thanks ! So I am not crazy... I bought the Click Mini recently and checked the drivers/bios prior receiving the pc. Then I saw the 1.60 Bios and... it disappeared from Toshiba site. Still have it, though, but not sure it is recommended to try...

Regarding keyboard charge, it seems to be charged only after a full charge of tablet - but, so far, it charges correctly here. Although I did notice sometimes it says plugged/not charging - and suddenly becomes plugged/charging - don't know why.

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Hi... I'm using my note book with an external monitor and wireless keyboard/mouse which is great. Except for the fact that I'm a lefty and I have to reset my mouse every time I log on using the external monitor. (True it's not difficult to reset the mouse, but it's a pain I'd like too do without.)

Is there anyway to circumvent this situation? I'm using WindowsXP media edition with an Acer notebook. monitor and logtech keyboard and mouse.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Notebook with additional monitor?

A friend of mine bought a "leftie" mouse, have you looked around for one of those? He also has a "leftie" cheque book...

Hope this idea works?

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Can anyone out there give me a "leg up" on how to go about adding an additional LCD monitor to my system? I'm completely in the dark as to how to go about it. My display card (ATI Radeon ProXT 9800) supports an additional monitor.

Perhaps someone knows a link that I might go to that gives instructions on how to go about this.

Thank you.


A:Additional Monitor Setup Help

Bobby, the best place to get good directions is the manual that came with the card. There is probably extra setup info and instructions on the installation CD.

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Kind support, I got "dell vostro 2520, [email protected],60, + Intel graphics HD 4000 (bios video 2132.0)" , 4gb ram, Service Tag:
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. windows 7 enterprise.I updated both laptop bios and graphic diver, I red on your web support page that my configuration cpu+graphic adapt. can support and manage up to 3  monitors. Nevertheless i cannot succeed it. I attached 2 external monitors (via HDMI and VGA), to work with integrated screen. Only two of them at a time work.I kindly ask you why i cannot get it to work, and if there some way to do it.thanksValerio

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Hey people

First of all apologies if this is in the wrong section, I was a little confused to where to create a ew topic and thought this would be the best place but mods please remove if you feel necessary.

I was hoping someone could offer me a little support regarding trying to add my new tv/monitor as my secondary monitor to my pc, ideally what I want is when you add a second monitor to your laptop as an extended monitor that is what I require.

Is this possible? If so how? Would I need to purchase an additional graphioc card for my pc? Could you recommend me one? Or could I purchase something like a vga splitter which I would plug in the back of my vga slot and it would have two female vga connections?

Thank you.

A:Adding an additional monitor to my PC?

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I was helping free up some space a friends Packard Bell laptop which has a broken screen and runs and addtional monitor and was in the display section of the monitor trying to get the display to go full view on the monitor. Somehow I think I have added a number 2 display and now everything has gone blank. I cant seem to get any display up to adjust back to the original settings, can anyone help

A:additional monitor is blank

You usually can toggle the external monitor by pressing FN and F5 keys at the same time.
Fn combination keys for external monitor - FixYa

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Hi there,

I found a small 16 inch LCD tv laying around, which I want to use as an extended display.
My graphics card (GTX 285 Black Edition) as 2 DVI-I outputs, one already in use for my 24" Dell screen, so I bought a DVI to HDMI cable.
Now, my screen extends with it, but not on the way it should.
2/3 of the screen in height is displaying great, but the bottom section does not.
the left side (about 2/3 of the width of the screen) displays the right side, with a kind of green triangle over it, and the right side displays the left.
I included a picture, so you can see what I mean.

A:Extended monitor on TV gives deformed image

If you found the monitor "laying around", is it entirely possible that it had been thrown out for that exact reason?

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so i recently bought a dell monitor and i tried using a splitter cable, which worked but it was the same screen which was not the desired outcome.
so i bought [New Galaxy GeForce 8400 GS 512 MB DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 DVI/VGA Graphics Card] and installed in my pc. now both video cards work fine individually but when i try using both to extend my screen windows doesnt detect the secoundary monitor (which is conneceted to the first video card that i had)
what should i do?

A:unable to add a secondary (extended) monitor

Both monitors must be plugged into one card and the two cards need to be SLi'd or Crossfire connected with the bridge.

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I have a acer aspire 5400 with a NVIDA GT 430 1g Dedicated graphics card. I have my main monitor hooked up through DVI-I port and I want to go to my lap top to use it as a second monitor by VGA. I have gone through all the procedures, I E Windows button and chose the extended function on my main screen and all I get from the Second is a blank desk top with no cursor and without the ability to move browsers or work to the second screen. The my lap top and desk top are detecting each other, however I cant get them to identify as screen 1 and screen 2. They both want to stay screen 1.

Any suggestions

A:Extended Monitor Will Not Share Desk Top

Hi Reason, welcome to the Seven Forums.

There is no way you can use your laptop as a secondary display for your desktop simply by connecting it with VGA to your desktop. It does not work.

You can connect external display to a laptop to use multi display mode on laptop. If you want to use multiple displays on desktop, you need to use monitors or TV's equipped with VGA, DVI or HDMI. Laptop display is impossible to use as a secondary display for your desktop without some heavy tweaking.

Can I use my laptop display for my desktop?

With some restrictions, you can use laptop as a secondary display over the network. Here's how: Bits Bytes n' 42: Using the spare laptop as a secondary monitor.

Please keep in your mind this is not suitable for graphic intensive stuff:

Since the desktop is captured, streamed over the LAN and recreated at the destination end this is generally ideal for the static text windows. But it is quite acceptable for small sized videos as well.


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was successful in plugging my standalone monitor and extend it from my laptop screen. is there any way to extend the taskbar/ windows startup button to the larger standalone monitor??

i plan to use the monitor throughout the day (plugged to external mouse/keyboard) but running from my laptop (which has a smaller screen) and will sit to the side most of the day acting as a second screen when needed. thanks

A:Extended Monitor, extend taskbar??

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Hi all,

I recently purchased an ASUS laptop running Win Vista Premium. It has ATI Radeon HD3470 graphics and runs an Intel Duo P8600 processor.

I am trying to use a BENQ FP202W 20" LCD screen as a second monitor using the VGA output of the laptop. The problem is I can't get the screen to run in native resolution of 1680x1050. The option just does not appear in Vista or in the ATI Catalyst Control Centre.

I've downloaded the latest drivers for the video card and the latest version of Catalyst Control as well as the latest BENQ monitor drivers and nothing has changed.

Has anyone had this problem and is there a solution or do I just live with what I have.

Thanks in advance.

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I have acquired an HP Envy M6 laptop (AMD version with ATI graphics) and I want to do a factory reset on it so I can customize it for me. Problem is the screen is broke so I have been using it with an external monitor until I can order the replacement screen. Problem I am running into is the extended monitor will not show BIOS screens or any of the recovery screens because no signal is directed to the extended monitor until it gets into windows 8. Is there a way to make it show boot screens or any screens it cycles through prior to getting into windows?

The broke screen illuminates and occasionally shows some of the desktop at the very bottom but I cannot see anything that I need to. I would like to go ahead and reset it so when I get the new screen it will be ready to go. Thanks in advance.

A:HP Laptop--recovery through extended monitor

hello and welcome to eightfourms ,I think you answered your own question ,it dosnt show until it boots to windows ,,I don't know of any way to make it do so ,! my opinion ,the length of time it now takes to setup in8 is low,so you might be best off to just wait till you get the new screen ,good luck
having said all that I just remembered something , check this tutorial out for running system recovery
System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8

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This is a rather odd problem. I use an basic SVID wire to a three plug audio/video cable from my laptop into a 10 meter extension, then into the tv. When I click to extend my desktop, it dosn't recognize the television. If i unplug the extension cable and plug directly into the television, then I can extend my desktop and it works fine. After I have the desktop extended, I can plug back into the extension video/audio cable, and it remains extended. And still works fine. I assume I cant extend with the extension cable plugged in becuase the cable is to long for the information to pass through and return to the laptop fast enough to change the settings.
The issue is:
Sometimes when I drag something onto the television side, my desktop flips. MY laptop screen appears on the television and my television screen appears on my laptop. My mouse also flips to the other screen, but though i see it on the television, its actually on the laptop side. If i click on the laptop side I will click on things that i see on the television side. If I click on sometime on the television side, instead it clicks on something on the laptop's side. If I log out, and log back in, my screens are flipped back around, but then I have to extend my desktop again.

Toshiba Satellite A305
Intel Core 2 duo CPU T5750 @ 2.00 GHz 2.00 GHz
4.00 GB Ram
Windows Vista Home Premium x64bit

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In the eternal battle between myself and technology the computer has won another battle.
I wished to avail myself of an extended desktop using 2 monitors. As everything I touch seems to go wrong I thought I would start with an old computer running ME and a Millenium PCI card and see what would happen. This worked perfectly I added the card, installed the drivers plugged in the second monitor did the business with the display options and all was as it should be.
Then I decided to move on to the computer I really wished to use and this is where things started to go wrong.
The computer I wish to use is a socket 775 ECS 945 GCT- M V1 0i 945 GC which has Intel GMA 959 (224mb) graphics (I hope this means something as I have copied it from the computer documentation). I also bought a Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS grapics card (this has the correct fitting, PCI express, for my motherboard.
Following the same procedure as my initial attempt I arrived at the position where the Nvidia card worked perfectly but the original Intel graphics had disappeared, leaving me with a single display monitor.
I removed the Nvidia card and the Intel graphics reappeared.
How do I get to the position in which both sets of graphics are working at the same time thus allowing me to use 2 monitors?

A:Extended desktop

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hi all
im ben and i have a problem with creating a extended desktop i have a nvidia 4200ti agp 128nv i have 2 moniters and i would like to creat an extended desktop with the 2 moniters working indipendantly and i have no ides how to do it so plese help me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:extended desktop

Welcome to TSG...

Here's a tutorial from Microsoft on adding and using a second monitor, including extending your desktop

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I have a pc connected to a TV Plasma. I have extended configuration.

I would like to know is it possible to force an application to start by default on the extended desktop?

Many thanks and sorry for my english!

A:extended desktop

Please any help?

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew how to solve my little problem.

I am using Windows XP home.

I have 2 monitors, and I am using the second monitor as an extended desktop. I have added a program to my Startup menu so it loads when I boot up. I want to know how I can get this program to open on the extended desktop (2nd monitor) rather than on my actual desktop (1st montior).

Any ideas??

A:Help, extended desktop

Welcome to TSF

Just a guess cause I don't use two monitors, but if you rite click the program entry under start>all programs>startup> then coose properties, it may give you an option to run it on the extended desktop. Please post back with results

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System Manufacturer/Model Number: HP-Pavilion/KT372AA-A2L a6518f
OS: Windows 7 Home Premuim (student upgrade from Vista Home Premuim)
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5400+, 2800 Mhz
Motherboard: Seriously, I looked for any kind of label and can't find it.
Memory: 3.00 GB Ram
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
Sound Card: Realtek High Definition Audio
Monitor(s) Displays: Samsung SyncMater 920 Nx
Screen Resolution: 1280 x 1024
Hard Drives: Drive C, Local Fixed Disk 263.94 GB free of 455.43 GB total, Samsung

I have been running an extended desktop to my TV with both XP and Vista with little problem. Now that I've upgraded to Windows 7, my graphics CP cannot even detect a TV, even when I do a forced hardware detection. I'm connecting with an s-video cable.

Any suggestions?

A:Extended Desktop

There are a few threads with this issue and the common point appears to S-Video. Have a look through the other threads and try and connect via something other than S-Video.

In my set-up, I use an optical connection for sound to an external amp and DVI-HDMI direct to the TV for video.


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I am trying to connect an additonal monitor so I can extend my display. I have a old HD television I would like to use instead of buying a new monitor. Is there a way for me to use this? My computer doesn't have an HD plug on it. If I have to buy a new monitor can you give me some suggestions and start to finish instructions I will need to install/apply it.

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Hello everyone,

I have been spending most of my evening in forums looking for the answer. I am not very Computer savvy so some of posts I found that might had the solution to my problem did not make much sense to me.

Well, this is my problem:

I just purchase a HP Media Center M8530F (nvidia geforce 9400) and attached two monitors (One HP and one ViewSonic).

I set the monitors up and they are working perfectly UNTIL I reboot/restart and all the settings went down the drain. I already followed the steps of one member in here and enabled the Task Scheduler but that did not fix it for me.

Please help
Thank you very much !!!

A:Solved: Vista and Additional Monitor

Try using drivers/software from Nvidia website instead of HP's.

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Hello: I purchased a ZBook 15 G2 Mobile Workstation in February 2016 and noticed something I didn't expect with this computer.  When I play video on both screens the external screen is playing at 15fps.  I saw this with my older EliteBook but expected that it would be cured since the new one includes a video card.  I assumed that with a video card that both monitors could process video at the given frame rate. How do I make use of the video card or other setting to maximize the video playback quality (and other graphics) on the external monitor? Details: I have a ZBook 15 inch G2 Mobile Workstation with an NVIDIA Quadro K610M Graphics card, am running Windows 7, have 16 GB RAM and a 7200 RPM hard drive.  I am using a VGA (XVGA) output.  I believe there is also a thunderbolt 2 output. I am using a software called TrialDirector that utilizes Windows Media Player.  The video is playing on both screens, but the screens are set in Extended Screen mode.  The software mirrors the video onto both screens. There must be a way to set the onboard screen to run from the onboard graphics and the external to run from the card. Thanks in advance.

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This is a strange problem...

My secondary monitor automatically dims itself unless I engage it either by pulling up the context menu or clicking a window. Simply bringing my mouse into its area doesn't brighten it, and it automatically dims as soon as I finish a task on that monitor.

Say I open a text document, click save and close it, as soon as the document closes the monitor dims.

I've searched around my video card's driver and firmware and I can find nothing, but I suspect this is a feature of said card.

Any ideas?

A:Second Monitor (Extended display) Automatically Dims

Is this on your ASUS display? If so, check to see if there's a way to turn off ASCR* from the display's menu.

*ASCR (ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio) Technology automatically adjusts the luminance of the backlight for better displays according to the image contents, and improves the contrast ratio to 12000:1 – resulting in more realistic depictions of night scenes during games or movies

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I currently have a 15" PC with a 3200x1800 resolution. Using Windows 8.1. I have the scaling to highest.

My 2nd external monitor is 1920 x 1200.

I am trying to extend my desktop to the 2nd monitor but is there a way to use different scaling for both the PC and monitor?

I have unchecked "use scaling for all my displays" but no matter what, I still can't change the scaling on the external display. It uses the scaling settings of my PC (scaling set to highest because of 3200x1800 resolution) and because of that, the monitor scaling shows everything large.

Thank you.

A:How to change scaling resolution on extended monitor?

Bump. Still looking for a solution. Thanks.

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We have an Optiplex 7440 AIO that needs to be setup as a tutorial PC in a teaching space.  There are also two projectors that display the image on the wall.  Both of the 7440 video outputs consisting of one HDMI and one DP (which is converted to HDMI) are delivered down to a Crestron switcher which pushes the output to the 2 projectors via a different topology.  
The actual configuration is a little more complicated than this, but I have simplified to the above configuration in order to troubleshoot.
Now what we need is to have a clone of the main 7440 screen on one projector and the 2nd projector having an extension of the desktop so they can display extra charts/windows.  When going into Windows Display settings, all three screens are detected and are in an extended state which is all good. When attempting to modify the setup and clone the 7440 image with either screen 2 or screen 3, an error is reported "Unable to save display settings".
I have updated the video driver to (A08) and also BIOS 1.7.6, but the problem still exists.
Is it possible to have a mix of extended and cloned displays such as this on this model?
Looking forward to your reply

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A few days ago I was trying to get my tv to act as a monitor so that I could watch movies on it through my win7 PC. It kept showing up as a black screen with the cursor on it, or weird bits of my desktop, so as I was trying to get it to work I played around with my display settings and set extended display mode on.
Now, if I boot into windows regularly, it is just a black screen, and if I connect the TV and the monitor, the TV is a black screen and the monitor goes into sleep mode (no input). My display works fine in safe mode, and I have tried changing the safe mode resolution (which doesn't carry over) and using regedit to change the x/y resolution values for normal mode, but that did nothing. The most quirky thing is that if I try to boot into VGA mode my monitor also goes into sleep mode. If I use msconfig and choose to boot at base video, my safe mode resolution is appropriately 640x480, but if I try to boot normally, it is the same as if I used VGA mode (no input), I also cannot do a system restore (no save points).
I have an AMD Radeon HD 5670 graphics card and would greatly appreciate any help.

A:Black monitor after selecting Extended Display

Boot into normal mode.
Press Win+P, then press the left arrow key 2-3 times until Computer Only is selected and press Enter.

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I extend my Tecra laptop to an external monitor and has worked fine until a couple of days ago where the monitor screen has suddenly started showing a red tint on the screen whereas my laptop screen has a normal colour on it.

I have tried 2 different monitors and 2 different VGA cables so it must be a problem with the display settings or hardware in the laptop. Anyone have an idea of why this is happening?

A:Tecra notebook - Red tint on extended monitor

It is not easy to give you some concrete answer to your question. In my opinion this should be checked by Toshiba service provider.

I don't know which Tecra do you have and which video-out ports it has but if there is also HDMI port available try to test it with your TV.

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I have read this post: Generic Non-Pnp Monitor problem please help

and it seems similar to my problem but not quite the same. Before I proceed, I wanted to ask if the above solution will likely work for my problem.

I have an hp pavilion pc windows 7 with a radeon 5770, connected to two displays. I started up the computer about 4 months ago. The two displays are:

1)a pioneer vsx 1020 a/v receiver (in turn connected to my toshiba hdtv) via hdmi

2)an old (2001 or so) acer 1916 monitor

Everything was working fine for a while. I could control music selection (pandora) on the acer monitor while just having the a/v receiver on and not the hdtv, and it would be in dual display mode (both hdtv and monitor would default to 1280X1024 resolution---lowest resolution between the pair). Or I could extend displays and view hdtv in full ~1920X1000 hd resolution. When I chose extended display settings, it would recognize the acer monitor and recommend the correct resolution per this image:

Just a few days ago, I turned on the a/v receiver and the acer monitor (without turning on the hdtv) and the display was just the background and the resolution was too large on the acer monitor. I checked devices and now it shows "generic non pnp monitor". Also, in the catalyst control center settings, it shows the correct monitor (whereas windows config shows generic pnp) but it shows max reported res as 1600 X 1200 which is not ... Read more

A:generic non pnp monitor/extended display problem

I found a solution...first I reinstalled the hp monitor drivers under the hp recovery manager GUI. Then, no sound was coming, so I put default to both ATI Radeon and Realtec sound devices instead of just ATI or just Radeon which was the case when I checked. No idea what happened except maybe HP installed some updates and they wiped out the old monitor driver settings.

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Hey everyone, well I can't seem to get my second monitor to work? I think its just my DVI port on my video card, but I don't think the port is dead or anything, I think its more of just a vista problem. I have a 22'' Samsung 225BW and an Envision 17'' monitor (can't remember the product num right now), and a custom built computer using an ATI X1650.

I just reinstalled all the drivers (for my monitors and my video cards) and still no help, it seems to recognize that there is a second monitor plugged in, it just doesn't want to get enabled

A:Can't seem to get extended desktop working?

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I have a Dell Lat E5510 with Windows 7 Pro. Last week I hooked up to a Projector and used Extended Desktop to display programs I wanted the class to see. Worked great. Since then now that I am NOT connected to this projector any program that I used on the extended desktop now opens up and shoots to the right like it is going to the Extended Desktop. I can not view any of these programs as they think they are on the extended desktop. Clicking Show Desktop desktop does not work. I have the latest Video Driver for my Intel HD Graphics Card. Any Ideas?

A:Extended Desktop Issue

Could you please run a System Restore to a position BEFORE This Happened

See System Restore For More Information

Hope This Helps,

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I just purchased a brand new Sharp HD Smart TV and have been using it occasionally as an extended/dual desktop from my laptop. The only thing is that there is a very slight delay between the input from the computer and the display on the TV. I don't know if this is normal or not as the delay is only a split-second but I want to use it for gaming purposes so I want to get rid of the delay if at all possible. The spec on my computer are as follows:

Windows 8 Pro
Intel Core i7-4800MQ CPU @ 2.7GHz
GeForce GTX 780M graphics card

If anyone has any tips I would aprecciate it. Thanks

A:Slight lag on extended desktop

It turns out there is a "Game Mode" setting on the TV that eliminates the lag.

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I wish to create an extended (dual) desktop for my system. How do I go about doing so, and what are the best ways to do it? I will either be using a 19" LCD and 13" CRT or a 19" CRT and a 13" CRT. The 13" is my current monitor, and I will be getting a new one soon; the 13" will be my extended monitor. (obviously)

I'm running XP Pro. My current video card is a Radeon 7200, 64 MB DDR, VGA, s-video and composite output, composite-input, 4x AGP pro.

Can I get away with just buying a decent quality PCI video card for the extended desktop, or should I really just get a new AGP video card? The main thing I see about using my current card, is that I don't have a DVI output, and might be using a LCD as my main monitor. If I could get feedback on this for both the LCD/CRT setup and the CRT/CRT setup, that would be great.
If I can get any and all info on this, that would be great. I don't really know how I want to go about doing this, but just that I want to do it and there are some really different options for this. Thanks!

Windows XP Pro
1.4 Ghz P4
640 MB RD-Ram
ATI Radeon 7200
MSI MS-6339 (Intel 850GB chipset)

A:creating an extended desktop

Kind of hard to add another AGP card since there is only one AGP slot per motherboard so that option is out. Just get a good PCI card and it will work just fine. YOu just have to decide what you want, and find the matching connection type on the monitor you want.

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Is it possible to have a taskbar on an extended desktop? If so how do I do this?

A:Taskbar on an extended desktop

If you mean like a second monitor, I responded to a poster this way:

To get it on the second (and off the first) unlock it and drag.

To get it on both at once, you need an aftermarket program (I don't provide much help for those)

An example (which I am NOT promoting)-

Using anything not made by Mr.Gates et al is at your own risk.

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Okay I've had this problem before (with Windows 8.1) and this is generally the reason and solution (I'm using a notebook and an external display for extended desktop):

At Location 1 I have a Dell E2414H Monitor that is 1920x1080 resolution.

At Location 2 I have a 26" Samsung TV I use for a monitor.. I forget the resolution but it is not 1920 x 1080.

Neither supports the other's resolution so the first time I plug into the other display I have to go to settings and change it to a supported resolution to get it to work, however, this has always worked.

So, the Dell monitor was working just fine on Windows 10. I upgraded a week or two ago, and it worked just fine. Then I went to Location 2 and plugged my notebook into the Samsung TV. I changed the resolution and it worked. Now back at Location #1 I plug into my Dell monitor and change it to 1920 x 1080 and it does not turn on. The monitor always says "Going into Power Save Mode" as soon as I plug it in to the computer or turn it on / off..

Here is an interesting tid-bit that might help troubleshoot this: Windows 10 settings obviously sees the monitor is plugged in because instead of showing 1 screen in the setting it shows 2 screens and gives the normal "Extended Desktop", "Duplicate Displays" etc. etc. options. However, I'm also getting the message that there is no signal from the VGA cable.. I don't think the cable went bad nor the port on my computer. I mean the Dell monitor was working... Read more

A:Extended Desktop will not turn on

That is because the resolution is out of range of the other monitor.

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MSI R9 390 (latest crimson drivers), Dell U2415 (DP 1.2 enabled), Dell U2412M (DP 1.1)
Using the mini DP cable that came with the 2415. Using a standard DP cable between the two.

I choose extended desktop using the WinKey/P shortcut, but it doesn't stick. Is it the standard cable between the two monitors? The 1.2 to 1.1?
I can't seem to get anything other than a duplicated desktop, which is of no use to me. I need the extended desktop. What am I misiing?

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Hi, hope the forum can help this newcomer....
I've set up an extended desktop onto my HDTV from my laptop and all is working reasonably well (a few challenges to be overcome) but I have a question regarding functionality.
Is there any way that I can "scroll" accross so that I can view the extended desktop on my primary monitor (laptop)?
Very often the kids are actually watching the HDTV so I can't access icons etc that are on the extended desktop when I want to!! and it's driving me up the wall (yes and the kids too!!)
In case it matters I have an ATI Mobility Radeon 4500 graphics card on a Toshiba Satellite L550 laptop

A:Scrolling extended desktop

Hi budgie,
Perhaps the solution is to add the desktop toolbar to the taskbar.
Right click on the taskbar, select Toolbars, and click desktop.
All icons are now available from your taskbar.

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Hey guys.

Appreciate any help you can give.

I have my laptop hooked to a TV and can-t get the sound to work when the desktop is extended.

When it is duplicated it works perfect the sound comes out of the tv. but when extended it just ceases to work.

I verify that in control panel sounds the TV is selected for playback but still no sound. Any ideas?

thanks in advance

A:Extended Desktop without sound

Are you using a HDMI cable for this?

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This is something I am curious about. I have not been able to figure out a way to have one desktop background image on my laptop, and another on the other monitor.

I am sure this is possible, but I have not been able to figure it out.

I found a site that I thought had the answer but it required having a DVI out as well as a VGA out.

Seeing I am on a laptop, I am kind of limited. Anyone got any suggestions, maybe something blatantly obvious I missed.

Thanks ahead of time for any ideas. Maybe imposing an image over one or the other. Dunno.

A:Two different backgrounds on extended desktop?

Here's a free piece of software via tutorial that should do it for you:

Dual Monitors: Use a Different Wallpaper on Each Desktop in Windows 7, Vista or XP - How-To Geek

If you didn't want to do that, you could've make a double wide wallpaper like the dual & triple monitor ones by just pasting two different wallpapers together in the middle.

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i have a primary screen 22 inch and LCD full hd TV 42 inch.
i use extended mode and i would like to know
if there is a way to lock the mouse pointer in the primary screen
while extended mode is on.
i hate it when he suddenly disappears and i don't want to switch extended mode on and off.
is there a hotkey or a simple way/program to do this quickly?

A:Extended desktop mode

found ultramon there's an option there

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Apolgies if this is quite a simple one. I am trying to extend teh desktop t a connected monitor through a ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock. I know the screen is working but when i right click on the desktop i do not get the usualy 'output to' option. I know i can access this via the control panel and display options but i also want to choose the 2nd monitor as the primary display, usually via the 'output to' option there is an option to do this. Any ideas? Thanks

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I have set up my desktop so that I can play dvds on an attached LCD tv through a HDMI cable. All works fine if a little clunky having to chase the mouse across two screens. The only think I can't get to happen now is to play my PC games on my TV as I have no way of dragging them across from my monitor to my TV screen. Any suggestions?



A:Solved: Extended Desktop

Try running your games in window mode instead of full screen. When the game is in a window it can be dragged to the TV screen.

When you have extended desktop with two or more screens it's better to run most things in windows instead of full screen.

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I have an i5-based DG67BL intel motherboard computer that has a DVI and HDMI ports with one DVI monitor connected to the DVI port.

I added an GeFORCE 210 graphics card to it that has a VGA and a DVI ports and connected additional two monitors to it.

So far computer is working fine with three monitors configured in windows as extended desktop.

This motherboard has just one PCIeX16 slot. It has 2 PCIeX1 and a PCI slot that are vacant.

I need to connect yet another DVI monitor. I took a HDMI<->DVI cable, connected it to the onboard HDMI port. the monitor was not detected.

I tried various combinations of monitors and bios settings in vain. Under no circumstances the HDMI port drove the DVI monitor.

The cable is working fine elsewhere.

What did I do wrong ? Is there something I need to buy/replace for this to work ?

Thanks !

A:How to connect additional DVI monitor to HDMI port

you 'need' to connect a 4th monitor? I recommend getting graphics card(s) to support your endeaver, but up to you.

Why don't you get a dvi to vga or maybe its a vga to dvi cord and connect the dvi monitor to the graphics card vga port?

Does it have to go into the HDMI port? HDMI carries sound as well as the video signal, dvi only carries video, and vga carries a lesser quality video

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I've connected 1440p monitor to my laptop via HDMI -> DVI-D Dual Link cable. All I can get is 1080p resolution.
Does Dell 3537 supports outer monitor with 2560x1440 resolution?

Thanks in advance!

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I have a Dell monitor plugged in to my HP envy 13 via HDMI-DVI cable and it has always worked.  There must have been an update pushed or something but now my computer will not even detect another monitor is attached.  I've pushed F4 to extend the display and even went in to the settings/display/detect and still nothing.  Is there an issue with the video card or was something pushed that changed settings or bios in my PC?

A:Envy 13 wont recognize additional monitor

Open Device Manager and find the driver that is giving you trouble. Right click it and choose Rollback driver.This will install the previous version of the driver. Sometimes, it?s better to use the default driver in order to avoid compatibility issues. To use the default driver you?ll need to uninstall the current one you?re using and the default one will install itself. To uninstall the driver, do this:Open Device manager and find the buggy driver.Right click it and choose Uninstall.Check Delete the driver software for this device and click OK.Restart your computer.

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Hi guys

I have read quite a few forums to try and find an answer to my problem, however everything I have found and tried has not worked. Please read bellow and see of anything pops into mind to help.

I am extending my display to a Dell monitor and the screen wont fit the monitor exactly. I have tried all possible resolution options as well as going into the Advanced settings for the monitors display settings with no success (changing the monitors screen refresh rate - only the 24Hz option works). I have not tried to alter any graphic card options etc and took a screen shot of what I think the graphics card is, just in case it helps.
Another issue which I have noticed is that when moving my mouse left and right from display to display, it gets "caught" at the bottom of the screen but not at the top. I know its from the positions that are set for display 1 and 2 in the display options menu - as in the screen shot. Is there anyway to overcome this? Because when I move the screens around it still gets caught because of the different sizes of the screens.

I have attached an image with a few screen shots of all settings I have been playing with as well as a picture of the problem (Screen2).

I am using a Acer TravelMate 5740G laptop and have attached image (Screen1) showing the graphics properties.
Dell 26" monitor

Could someone please assist in getting my screen to fit the monitor exactly?

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Hello guys! This has happened to me around some months ago, when i was trying to install some games, and now, whenever i reboot my PC, the screen resolution changes.

My native monitor res is: 1680x1050.

But on Catalyst Control Center, whenever i reboot, the EDID would show that my max. res is 1600x1200, so i have to manually uncheck the "use extended display identification data or driver defaults" box and set the res to 1680 again.

Any ideas?

A:Extended Display Identification Data vs. Monitor's Native Res

Any ideas?

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Hi guys

I have read quite a few forums to try and find an answer to my problem, however everything I have found and tried has not worked. Please read bellow and see of anything pops into mind to help.

I am extending my display to a Dell monitor and the screen wont fit the monitor exactly. I have tried all possible resolution options as well as going into the Advanced settings for the monitors display settings with no success (changing the monitors screen refresh rate - only the 24Hz option works). I have not tried to alter any graphic card options etc and took a screen shot of what I think the graphics card is, just in case it helps.
Another issue which I have noticed is that when moving my mouse left and right from display to display, it gets "caught" at the bottom of the screen but not at the top. I know its from the positions that are set for display 1 and 2 in the display options menu - as in the screen shot. Is there anyway to overcome this? Because when I move the screens around it still gets caught because of the different sizes of the screens.

I have attached an image with a few screen shots of all settings I have been playing with as well as a picture of the problem (Screen2).

I am using a Acer TravelMate 5740G laptop and have attached image (Screen1) showing the graphics properties.
Dell 26" monitor

Could someone please assist in getting my screen to fit the monitor exactly?

A:Extended Display Size, Laptop to Dell Monitor

Please can someone help as I still have the problem as think it has to do with my graphics card in my laptop. As mentioned above, there arent any options/apps available with my graphics card to help the situation.

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I have a dell laptop that is connect to a samsung monitor. the dell laptop is like 14 15 inch and the samsung monitor is like 25 26 inch. I wanted to use extend display on the laptop. the laptop is set as primary and the monitor is secondary. I am able to drag stuff to the monitor however when i enlarge some boxes like IE explorer, it does not fit to the screen and is like over the edge abit. How do i make it so that it can fit to screen.

I have try figuring and adjusting the resolution but still it does not fix to the screen exactly.

Beforehand the user has a hp laptop and larger in screen like 21 22inch and connected to the samsung monitor. Someone help to adjust it to fit it to the samsung screen. so it mean the samsung monitor does not have problem. I do not know how he manage to fix it. Anyone experience this issue before?

A:dell laptop connect to monitor extended issue

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Hey guys,
Very simple question here. I wanted to set up a dual monitor thing on my Dv6-1352. I believe it has this integrated graphics chip : Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD. I wanted to use the dual monitor capabilities on it, but I was wondering if over time, extended use of the graphics card due to dual monitors would make it over heat/kill it. I don't plan on playing games, just using it cuz A) Its pretty cool B)It'd help increase efficiency in my engineering school work documents which requires I have a lot of things open at the same time.

Thanks in advance!

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In Jan. 2016 I had an HP Pavilion All-in-One 27 -n110 (Touch), Ser. #[personal information removed], and I purchased the xtended warranty in May 2016, , Order #[personal information removed]. fpr $129.99 and tax of $7.80, for a total of $$137.79. Due to problems with the touchscreen and numerous contacts with HP, they finally sent me the HP Envy All-in-One PC 27-n014, Ser. #[personal information removed].
See Case #[personal information removed].  Andy H of HP Support called me to let me know that HP was sending my the new Envy so He could close the Case #. I explained about purchasing the extended warranty, and said that he should transfer the warranty to the new desktop (Envy) and I would close the case.  He said the warranty would be transferred. I received the Envy on 6/29/16. I keep getting pop-ups advising me that my warranty period expires on 6/29/17. and I should purchase an extended warranty. I checked with online HP support today, and there has been no transfer of the warranty.  Please advise.

A:Extended warranty has not transferred to new desktop


  I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details). If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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Using Windows XP on a laptop, I right clicked on the desktop, went to graphics options, then output to... then clicked on extended desktop by mistake, now all I get is a blank screen that I can't seem to reset. I've tried all the function shortcuts but they don't seem to work. I've also tried resetting the computer but that don't work either. Is the only way of resetting this to connect the laptop to a seperate monitor or something??


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I can get all monitors working with eyefinity as a huge extended display but this is annoying for maximizing windows and videos.

Only way I seem to be able to get them all working at all is by setting to duplicate display so the same screen is on all 3. This is done using a DVI cable(with VGA adapter), a HDMI cable, and an active mini displayport to dvi adapter and cable.

When I try to separate them as an extended desktop on the screen resolution panel it actually is combining 2 of the monitors together and I am unable to make changes.

Just want a 3rd display to function like a 2nd does. Help plz!

Win 7 64bit home premium i5 processor AMD HD 6870 1gb

A:Can't Get 3 Monitors working extended desktop.

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Hi, I am having a problem with my set up and can't seem to find any information on my specific issue.

I am running Win 7, with two LCD monitors for extended desktop. This mourning, after leaving my PC on all night, I discovered blue colored horizontal lines over my web browser(Firefox and Explorer) and other applications on my second LCD display(not the first/main). But not over the background image or video.

When a video is played the lines appear over the control panel and toolbar, but not the actual movie. Used VLC player. Windows media player does not show the lines.

THe blue lines seem to only be over lighter colored areas. Mostly white or gray. In a video game like Crysis, the lines are only over clouds, but the rest of the game looks fine.

I recently downloaded and installed Display Fusion, for mutliple backgrounds and other functionality with extended desktops a few days ago. I also installed the RAGE AMD driver "fix." About a week ago.

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.40 GHz
RAM: 8.00 GB
System Type: 64-bit OS
Graphics Card Manufacturer Powered by AMD
Graphics Chipset AMD Radeon HD 6700 Series


A:Extended Desktop and Horozontal lines

Switch the monitors around. Do you get the same effect, or is it monitor specific? Try updating your Video driver

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I have finally managed to get some of my games to work on my HDTV which was one of my issues originally.

I have a ATI Radeon HD4350 PCI card which I have hooked up to my TV via the HDMI slot. I have the latest ATI Catalyst 10.3 (I think)

The problem now is that when I switch the display from my monitor to my 50 inch HDTV it works fine but if I extend the desktop to the HDTV the display is blurred on my HDTV and the picture on my monitor doesn't show in it's entirety (just the desktop background)

I have tried messing about with the resolutions and refresh rates in the ATI Catalyst but it just doesn't work.

My monitor is set to 1024x768 30hz refresh and my HDTV is set to a standard 1080 resolution as recommended in the Catalyst. I have also tried a 720 resolution but it's still blurred.

It seems as if the graphics card can't extend the desktop to a resolution that my TV recognises.

Maybe it's a issue with my TV?

Can anyone help me with the correct resolutions and refresh rates I need as the
Catalyst one's don't work.


A:Extended Desktop Blurred on HDTV

You set the HDTV at an extended 1080p resolution. Then you open CCC - Desktop & Displays - Right Click the small HDTV at the bottom - Configure - Scalling - then set the Overscan/Underscan to 0%.

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I have an older gateway laptop. I took it and plugged into a second monitor the other day and chose extended desktop - I love that feature on my other laptop!

Now it's back in it's usual place without a second monitor. In the graphics display settings it shows monitor 2 as inactive. The "extended desktop" is not checked and output to notebook is checked.

Some of my program menus are opening out to the far right, tho, as if I had the extended monitor set up. I can see it zipping off into nothing but I can't get it to relocate on my notebook monitor for anything.

Suggestions? I have rebooted, turned off and turned on, etc. No idea what to do next.

Oh, yeah, it's running windows xp pro.


A:Laptop Extended Desktop Problem

I think when you go into desktop properties then advances you need to dig into the 'video card' properties and see if there is a setting in there refering to the expanded desktop....

The model of you gateway would be helpful.

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Hi, trying to setup an extended desktop on a crt, to output my tuner card and for video editing. I'm using WinXP Pro sp2, DirectX 9.0c and a Saphire X550 PCI-E, with the pc-monitor on vga and the tv on s-vid.

The tv itself recieves a signal but the pictures distorted - theres these white choppy bands zigzagging across the whole screen. Here is a pic (taken with a camera-phone, sorry) of the extended desktop in windows...

Now the weird thing is while i get the above in windows, the tv gets a perfect signal when the pc is booting, ie the POST information shows up fine...

I'm confused why when windows kicks in i get the distortion. Tried messing around with refresh rates, different profiles, etc but no joy. I also tried the following with no success:

- tried the 5.11 catalyst drivers
- tried the 5.13 catalyst drivers
- tried the omega drivers
- tried tweaking with ati tools

Any idea's, ive spent weeks on this problem and its driving me insane. Any info/help appreciated.

A:extended desktop troubles, save me...!

Is the TV actually set for S-Video input and not composite?

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Hello everyone,

I'm using multiple displays (extended) with a laptop and a monitor.
I use the monitor above the laptop and not alongside it.
this works fine, except everytime I lock my laptop (which I do several times a day) - the screen then defaults back to the right of the laptop monitor.

I've searched the web, but found nothing about it.

thanks and regards,

A:Multiple Displays (Extended desktop)

hmmm this is new to me. have you tried programs such as Realtime Soft UltraMon to combat this issue?

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Running xp os.

I have my desktop extended and when I open an image with windows pictue and fax viewer on my main desktop all is fine I can drag it onto the extended desktop fine but if I start the slideshow it always shows on the main monitor never on the extended is a way to get it to show on the extended one?

A:Picture and fax viewer on extended desktop??

It maybe as simple as verifying the main desktop is where you have designated it for both apps. Your fax viewer maybe set by its default to start on the main. If you move your main to the extended screen see if your fax viewer starts on on the extended one. If so then it is the fax app. It may or may not be able to do what you need. Check online for any support form its manufacturer.

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G'day all
A newbie to posts but this one is giving me the pip and I've tried all the 'official' channels.

I have a Fujitsu T4220 laptop/tablet running Win XP on an Intel 965 chipset. I have an external monitor that I use when docked and ideally run it in "Extended Desktop."

This all works fine, until the computer returns from screen-saver, reboots, or I discovered this morning, I open Task Manager. Then the screens flicker (like autodetect stuff) and then reset to dual display. I can return them to Extended Desktop using a shortcut to an Intel 'mode' function, but I have to do this every time.

I have updated:-
Intel drivers (and they have checked and found no problem their end)
Spoken to Fujitsu, and they suggests Microsoft
Checked Microsoft (who don't seem to like to talk to you but push you to KB) and found a hot-fix to restore extended desktop after hot-docking etc. I downloaded, crossed my fingers and installed.

No problems but didn't solve the problem.

So now I'm stumped. The only solution I'm being offered is to take the computer back in for service, but I don't think it is a hardware fault.

To cap it all in the last 2 weeks I've got the Office 2003 opens slow if you click on files in explorer (but fine if you just open Word/Excel directly). So I feel I'm going backward.

Any ideas greatfully received.


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