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X1 Extreme extended display with external monitor as primary causing app crash

Q: X1 Extreme extended display with external monitor as primary causing app crash

Both internal and external display running native 4k. if external display is primary, several apps crash on start up. if internal display is paimary, no issues. updated to latest Nvidia driver - did not help. Problam is consistent an unrelated to any other display setting of screen scaling setting. Any suggestings?

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Preferred Solution: X1 Extreme extended display with external monitor as primary causing app crash

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hello all,

I've set my external monitor as primary because the laptop screen is broken, via Q&A: How do I make an external monitor my laptop's primary display?.

However, when waking from Sleep the primary display is switched to the broken laptop screen instead of the external. If I hit Window+P on my external wireless keyboard, I am able to select the external monitor and then it will come on, most of the time.

Is there a way to set the external monitor as the primary after sleeping? Perhaps a third-party program or registry tweak? I've googled around and searched this forum, but have not had much luck. All drivers are up-to-date

I found this forum post which looks promising, but not sure if the solution proposed is applicable to my case.

Thank you.

Laptop: HP Pavillion G6-1d60US
Monitor: Viewsonic VX900

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Hi I'm using Window Vista Home Edition. I've been using an external CRT monitor with my laptop for several months without problems. To connect to the external monitor, all I do is tick the 'extend to this monitor' button then 'apply'. I can then move windows to the external monitor and watch movies.

However, since yesterday my laptop does not display images. I put on the external monitor and noticed that my desktop, icons, etc were all on the external monitor. Even worse I when I go to the display settings, I see that the external monitor is labelled 'default monitor'. On the Nvidia control panel it is shown as 'primary monitor' and has the number 1. When I try to set my laptop as primary on the Nvidia control panel it brings up a dialogue box to stop me from changing it.

To my surprise, I now have to tick the 'extend to this monitor' button to view images on my laptop, which is a blank desktop with blurred image and colour. Also I have to move the mouse to the left of the CRT monitor to get to my laptop screen, the complete reverse. When I click on 'identify monitors' it shows my CRT as 1 and my laptop as 2!

This is crazy! I need my laptop to remain as the default monitor, number 1, and primary. But it now seems the CRT has taken over as my main display.

When I power off, disconnect the CRT, and power on, the display returns to my laptop. But as soon as I connect the CRT to my laptop, my laptop display goes blank and the CRT takes over.

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A:Display headache! My external monitor is labelled as default, 1, and primary.

Well, i do it by first clicking extend on the lappy screen, then click, make this my primary screen. Try that out.

I also use win dows control panel instead of nvidias software.

Welcome to TF

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Has anyone had any experience of a external HDMI monitor causing a system crash?

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Hello all,

What I am exactly trying to do is this: for an outdoor football tournament, I am trying to connect 3 external displays to my laptop (2 VGA monitors and 1 HDTV with HDMI). Since I cannot see my laptop screen in the sun, I am using one VGA monitor as the primary display (since it's brighter). Then, I am extending my desktop to the other VGA monitor and the HDTV.

The one VGA monitor (4:3 ratio) will be my primary display with the control screen for the scoreboard.
The 2nd VGA monitor (4:3 ratio) will be an extended desktop for me to show the play clock.
The HDTV with HDMI connection (16:9 ratio) will be an extended desktop and have the actual scoreboard on it.

I am using a HP G60 laptop (2009 I think) with 1 VGA out and 1 HDMI out. Below are my specifications. I don't have very much money to use for this, so cheap/free alternatives would be best. Thanks for the help in advance!
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2975 Mb
Graphics Card: VNC Mirror Driver, 3 Mb (Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family)
Motherboard: Wistron, 3612
 

A:3 External Displays, 1 Primary, 2 Extended

The laptop isn't likely able to drive 3 screens, not too mention only having two outputs. Your only alternative would likely be an external video card. I've not used any, so I can't make any recommendations.
 

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When my laptop is plugged into an external monitor, the laptop screen is the "primary" display, where programs automatically open, etc. Is there a way to make the primary display not the laptop screen but the external monitor screen? Here's the catch--is there a way to do it *without looking at the primary monitor*?

I have this strange request because my laptop's screen recently died. I have connected an external monitor, and so can still use the computer--more or less. The problem is that I can't see my start menu, etc--they are all on the laptop screen, ie, the dead one.

I know, normally, how to switch the display: I would right click on the desktop and select "personalize," then "display" But when I do this, it opens the display in the primary monitor (the broken laptop monitor) and I can't see it to change the settings. It's a sad catch 22.

If anyone could help me with this is would REALLY appreciate it. Thank you.
 

A:Switch Primary Monitor from Laptop to External-Without Looking at the Primary Monitor

Hi nomonitor, and welcome to TSG

Check your user manual for the laptop to see if has has a special key or a Function key that lets you toggle between the internal display and external monitor.
 

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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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After Connecting an External Monitor to the Laptop through VGA port the monitor automatically goes into extended dispaly mode. It has to be manually set to duplicate display from Display settings. The settings only remains intact till the laptop is restarted. Once it is restarted and external display is connected the external display goes into extended desktop. Also the Display selector option which generally pops up after pressing the Fn+F4 keys does not come up. Kindly Suggest on how these issues can be resolved.

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HelloI am trying to connect my laptop to my desktop monitor screen so I can work from 2 displays, operating from my laptop. I have connected VGA cable but the extended screen is not detected when I navigate to Display (control panel) Only screen 1.I have tested the same VGA cable direct from the monitor screen to my desktop computer and it works fine. I also purchased a brand new VGA cable and tested this laptop to monitor screen and no joy. Do I need to use a DisplayPort to VGA Adapter? I have one DisplayPort 1.1a and one VGA port on laptop. The monitor screen only has power and VGA.  

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I had a waste LCD monitor (LG W43 series) and i want to connect it to my HP laptop to extend it using built in graphic card in my laptop i.e. Nvidia GT - 630m 2GB graphic card.But the problem is i cannot switch it to nvidia.Control panel always shows it with Intel HD Graphics 3000. 

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Hello all,

I recently installed an outdoor LED screen at my premises for advertising my business.

The screen is 3m x 3m in size. The manufacturers of the screen gave me software to allow me to play media on. This works perfectly fine and at the right resolution.

But, I recently tried to stream a live game on the screen. I have not been able to get the right resolution and the outdoor screen only displays a portion of what's playing on the desktop.

I will be extremely grateful for any help.
 

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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?

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/f...i0zFjEJiPbeQ0b

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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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 1.0.0.2
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

Thanks.
 

A:Problems with Extended Display/Desktop Monitor

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Hello,
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 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: http://www.greenandtheblue.com/homet...desktop_PC.png.

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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Hi everyone, Hope all is well. I'm running a T470S.  I have a primary display  (Samsung Syncmaster SA350) and my laptop screen is extended. Recently, I've been doing a lot of graphic design work and image editing.  After a bit of work and comparing my images on my mobile device, laptop monitor and LED monitor (HDMI), I realized the LED monitor is not crisp.  My images and graphics are a bit blurry, slightly pixilized (poor quality), and the color is off.  I've spent several hours playing with graphic settings and updating all of the drivers but I've had no luck getting it even close. I'm wondering if anyone can assist with either or option: 1.  Suggestions on how to fix the issue?2. Buy a new monitor if needed, are there any suggestions on a monitor that will give me crisp and realistic graphics? Thanks!

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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.

Problems:
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).

Components:
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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How do you make an external display connected to a Z61m the primary display? It defaults to thikpad's flatpanel as the primary display. Reason is I'm doing a PPT presentation with embedded video and the embedded video will only display to the flatpanel, not the projector which is where I need it to go.

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I have a Laptop and a combo with LCD Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse,
When I'm at my desk, I want to use the combo LCD Monitor as primary, and the Laptop screen as secondary display, but windows only support Laptop screen as primary, LCD as secondary.
Is there any config in Win 10 can help me do this?
Thanks!

A:config external display as primary

Main Display - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Change display settings on multiple monitors

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The laptop our family shares recently had its monitor broken. It displays half of the screen, but will not stop shaking. I have it hooked up to an external monitor, but I am unable to use it to display the laptop screen without changing the display settings via the laptop. Is there some command I can use to set the external monitor to display the laptop screen? Or do I need to replace the laptop screen?
 

A:using an external monitor as a primary monitor for a laptop

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Hello,

I'm trying to get my external monitor set as my primary from my laptop. I have gone into the 'Display' and tried different settings. I've tried the FN F4 button... a message will say "Switching to external monitor" but nothing happens.

This monitor has worked before. It is an ACER. Please Help.

* Also, in the 'Display/Settings' when I click #2 as my primary and then click 'Apply' or 'OK' it always disables the #2 monitor.

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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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Hello,

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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Wondering if anyone has come across this problem before. I have a brand-new X1 Extreme (bought in March) and a 4-year-old Dell 27" 4K monitor. In the last few days, I've had really low fps when using the monitor, while the built-in display works fine. This is all at the Windows desktop, ie not games or anything that should be super-demanding. Some more details:Laptop is running Windows 10 Pro 1903, fully updated, and there are no problems in Device ManagerThe resolution is 4K, 60Hz refresh rate, connected to a Thunderbolt port via a DisplayPort-USBC cableI had the same problem when I tried connecting with HDMI (which only gets me a nominal 30Hz refresh rate because the monitor only supports an older HDMI spec, but the actual fps I get is way less than that ? maybe 10-15fps)Switching between TBolt ports doesn't helpSwitching to a different monitor also doesn't help, suggesting the problem is with Windows and/or the laptopInterestingly, if I duplicate the display on both laptop and monitor, then the problem goes away. It comes back when I set Windows to display on only the monitor.The monitor was mostly working fine before this. I say mostly, because it's had problems for years relating to waking up from sleep; I'll often have to unplug it from the wall and plug it back in again for Windows to see it. But once it was running, it was okay. 

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I am using Dell XPS 7000 series. And it has UEFI for booting. I want to make the external monitor as my primary. May i know if there is any way to do it.
Thanks

A:Make my external monitor as primary

Hi JEEVA91,
What is the exact system model? 
Assuming you have Win 10 OS installed, kindly review these links to set the external display to primary.
Link 1 | Link 2
Hope this helps.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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hi,

I just recently bought a gaming PC for Christmas.

i Turned on the power with the screen connected through the mobo's Vga adapter but it wouldnt display anything, the monitor kept displaying No signal and turning off.

So i connected the VGA to my graphics card and it worked, but my problem is that i want to be able to connect 2 monitors and if 1 port (MY primary) doesnt work i cant do that.
Ps.

I can use my computer through the secondary Vga port, but its on my graphics card, so if this is a driver issue i should be able to fix it right?

PC Specs:
AMD Phenom II X2 545
4 GB RAM
Graphics card: Nvidia Gforce 9500 GT

Please help

Thanks

Jordan
 

A:Primary monitor wont display

open up bios when the computer starts up. there should be a setting there for onboard graphics.
 

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Dear all, I'm new to this forum and would appreciate your advice on the following. I've always had ThinkPads. I recently got a Macbook Pro 15" 2017 for work and it's super smooth in daily operation when  connected to an external 4k monitor. I'm keen to replicate the smoothness as I hate the visual lag of the cursor etc. in my older T460s when connecting it to the 4k monitor. I like the X1 Extreme because it has longer battery life than the P1. However, I'm concerned that the X1 Extreme's graphics card won't be up to the job of a smooth display on a 4k external monitor. Am I right in saying that the X1 Extreme's GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is NOT up to the job of running on a 4k external monitor smoothly in everyday operation? If yes, will it be solved by the GTX 1650 Max-Q that's in the X1 Extreme Gen 2?If I'm wrong and the graphics cards above are actually fine, please help me understand what I need to make sure I order so that the laptop runs on a 4k external monitor smoothly. I cannot stand the lag in ordinary operation.BestNamir

A:Your advice: X1 Extreme vs P1, external 4k monitor etc.

I should have added:The 4k monitor that I will be connecting my new Thinkpad to is the BenQ PD3200U.

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Hello, I'm trying to connect 2 external monitors to my Thinkpad X1 Extreme but only 1 will display at a time.  I can plug each one in individually and they work fine but once I plug 1 in via USB-C and another in via HDMI only the USB-C one will display.  **bleep** I doing something wrong? Is there a special settings I **bleep** missing somewhere?  Please advise.

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So, first of all my idea was to connect two external monitors to my brand new Lenovo X1 Extreme gen 2 notebook. I connected one monitor via HDMI port and this one is working perfectly. For the other monitor I bought USB-C to HDMI adapter (this one https://www.links.hr/content/images/thumbs/004/0043398_adapter-delock-usb-type-c-m-na-hdmi-z-alt-nac...) and I'm not getting any video signal to my second monitor. At first, I thought that maybe there is an issuse with the adapter but I tried it on my desktop PC and it's working just fine. Furthermore, I searched like 5 hours for every post on Google that includes problems with the USB-C display. The things that I already did for solving this issuse are: 1) Chagning the thunderbolt security in BIOS2) Changing Secure boot in BIOS3) Changing from Hybrid to Discrete Graphics in BIOS4) Checking Thunderbolt software for connected device (no devices connected)But none of them solved my issue. So, is there anyone who maybe know what is the problem or this is the issue with the motherboard and I have to send to maintenance servis?P.S. USB-C as input is working fine.

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I posted a thread for quite some time about our laptop having issues with its own screen. Now it's fixed, I was wondering how we could make our external monitor as primary. The screen doesn't work now but the laptop is usable.

We plugged in a VGA adapter to a monitor and it shows up. It starts on the "Welcome" screen. I would want to know how we can see from boot, the logo, "Windows is starting"(i think that was it), etc.
Thanks in advance.

A:How do I make external monitor as primary for laptop?

On some laptops, if you have an external screen plugged in, both the LCD screen and the External screen will show the POST, Starting Windows, and then the login screen. Some laptops do not, as the external could be only ran by the Operating system. I used to have an old Acer Aspire 5536 with Windows 7 Home Premium x64, and I would have an external screen plugged in for gaming. My system always booted from the primary, and never showed on the external until Windows was booted.

You can set it as your primary in Windows, but not as primary in the BIOS, unless there is a setting to change that.

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Hello my friends here at Bleeping Computer. I'm here for another question. My question.
 
Well, rather first my description of the problem. I have a Windows 7 Laptop computer which is an HP computer. I use a seperate monitor to use it though because Its easier being that I usually don't take my laptop wherever I go and I have this set to display only on Monitor two which is the seperate monitor. I have the bottom in Screen resolutions to display monitor onl display TWO so that It does not display on main laptop's display. However, when I boot my computer up it boots up on display one and only when its booted up goes to display two. I really really really need help to fix this. That do I do? Thank you very much, and God bless.

A:When using two monitors on Windows 7 with monitor 2 set as primary display My c

I do not think you can, as I have a lap top as well and I do not see anywhere in the BIOS to select display out 2 for default boot up.  

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Hi guys, I have the following problem and was wondering if anybody else in this community has the same/similar problem with his X1 Extreme: My external monitor DELL 3818dw is disconnecting and immidiatly reconecting every couple of minutes. The exact period of time differs. The monitor is directly connected by USB-C/Thunderbolt.  This is my set-up:X1 Extreme, latest bios, latest firmware, latest drivers....clean Win10 PRO installation with latest updatesDELL Display 3818dw 4K, USB-C/Thunderbolt, latest firmware     (the monitor is always feeded by the nvidia 1650)[I was able to test three other ThinkPads at the display's Thunderbolt connection (T470, T480s, x1 Carbon gen6) which all worked flawlessly] I already browsed this community and the web for several hours and none of the proposed solutions made any difference. I already tried the following:changing the X1's Thunderbolt BIOS settings to "no security" and "enable PreOS-Support"deactivated the hybrid graphic option and changed to "dedicated" (only NVIDIA 1650 working) -> also no differenceit also doesn't make any difference if the notebook monitor is activated or notall related drivers (thunderbolt, video, audio) have already been reinstalled manually by the latest versions from Lenovo Homepagedeactivation of auto-update in Lenovo Vantageuninstalled all additional software and related Drivers (Lenovo Bridge, Vantage, Inter Thunderbolt Software, Nvidia Drivers... Read more

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My laptop is a Compaq Presario F504EA. I have had an external 19" LCD Monitor running sometimes in parallel and sometimes independantly with the laptop. It has its own Power supply, and is only connected to the laptop through a VGA cable.

I was wondering if this could cause the laptop to extremely overheat. With this, the laptop would be un touchable on the bottom side due to extreme heat.

I had also recently upgraded my ram from 1 to 2GB. Would this of had an effect on the heat aswell ?

It is currently in repair due to my keyboard being intermittent along with my wireless; i believe the heat as melted joints or something on the motherboard.

Thanks
Oliver

A:External Monitor, extreme heat issue

when was the last time you spray dusted the laptop, that should help the heat issue. but adding more ram should not cause any more than normal heat, the extra monitor might cause more heat cause of the extra power going through the video card, but it should not make it untouchable.

i would try to spray dust the vents and also check to make sure all the fans are working.

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I'm debating on what type of external monitor to get for my X1E, and I'm leaning heavily towards a 34" QHD monitor, but one question I have is how well can the 1050-ti handle the monitor? Mostly productivity but some gaming,  Older games like Fallout 4, but also some newer ones like Outer Worlds.  To be honest, I'm not sure how well Outer Worlds will play on the X1E, never mind a large monitor. I'm currently running with a FHD monitor and I'm looking for something that will give me more screen real estate  

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Laptop: HP OMEN 15-ax003nMonitor: HP 22xw Monitor 21.5" DisplayConnected via HDMII'm having issues when trying to play a video in fullscreen on my secondary monitor. I'm runing dual screens with the external monitor being my Primary Monitor  So when I play a youtube video in fullscreen on the secondary I can hear audio, pause,play etc but it's just a black screen.However, if I make the laptop screen my primary display in the microsoft display settings and play a youtube video fullscreen on the secondary monitor it works.... but I can see the quality is not as clear as it should be. Is this an issue with the graphics cards? It looks like the laptop runs of the intel card and the monitior runs of the nVidia... or do the display sizes just not work together?

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Hello again computer saviours!

Wonder if you can help me with this latest pc problem. For the past couple of weeks, maybe a month, my pc's had a problem where all of a sudden in the middle of whatever you're doing (generally when you're on the internet I think??) the screen suddenly goes black or blue. Sometimes it recovers itself, sometimes it crashes and turns itself off completely. I've also noticed that sometimes it sort of 'hangs' and then comes up with a message saying something along the lines of 'Display driver not working' (I don't even know what a 'driver' is, much less a 'display driver').

I've no idea what this might be related to (as you've probably gathered I'm a complete technophobe) so I've logged it under W7 but do please let me know if it should be logged somewhere else.

Many thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Jackie

A:Display driver problem causing pc to crash?

Hi - Sorry Jackie, I had a few days off and no one picked up your topic -Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:•Flush DNS•Report IE Proxy Settings•Reset IE Proxy Settings•Report FF Proxy Settings•Reset FF Proxy Settings•List content of Hosts•List IP configuration•List last 10 Event Viewer log•List Installed Programs•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.•List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed. Please download Farbar Service Scanner and run it on the computer with the issue.•Make sure the following options are checked:Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity CenterWindows UpdateWindows Defender•Press "Scan".•It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.•Please copy and paste the log to your reply.Thank You - EDIT _Speccy posted http://speccy.piriform.com/results/xbwzperO5nWAjEfV0uO7ZWg Link to Blue Screen View results -http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic449342.html/page__view__findpost__p__2660195

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It seems my display driver (AMD (HD) Radeon 7470M and Intel (R) Graphics Family) on my HP laptop (Beats edition 3002) is causing windows explorers and other programmes (e.g. Kaspersky, MS One Drive and BBC iplayer downloads) to crash. Please could someone help me?

After my Windows 7 auto update last week, my AMD Radeon 7400M display driver (14.100.0.0) failed to work. So, I tried to upgrade the display driver. The problem started to deepen as I tried different things to rectify the problem. I ended uninstalling Flash Driver, and the problem did not go away, so I reinstalled it. To cut the long story short, I went to HP website and reinstalled the original display driver (AMD (7470 and Intel (R) Graphics Family).

I would really appreciate if someone could help me find the solution.

Thank you.

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Hello again computer saviours!

Wonder if you can help me with this latest pc problem. For the past couple of weeks, maybe a month, my pc's had a problem where all of a sudden in the middle of whatever you're doing (generally when you're on the internet I think??) the screen suddenly goes black or blue. Sometimes it recovers itself, sometimes it crashes and turns itself off completely. I've also noticed that sometimes it sort of 'hangs' and then comes up with a message saying something along the lines of 'Display driver not working' (I don't even know what a 'driver' is, much less a 'display driver').

I've no idea what this might be related to (as you've probably gathered I'm a complete technophobe) so I've logged it under W7 but do please let me know if it should be logged somewhere else.

Many thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Jackie

A:Display driver problem causing pc to crash?

Hi MsJ -I think you should be able to follow this so we can have a look at the basic errors firstPlease tell me if you do not understand anything here -Please download BlueScreenView (in zip file)Extract (right-click > Extract all) the contents of bluescreenview.zip.Double-click on the BlueScreenView.exe file, to run the program. (No installation is required.)When scanning is done (usually complete by the time the interface appears), go ...Edit > Select AllFile > Save Selected Items, and save the report to your Desktop as BSOD.txt.Close the BlueScreenView window... ... ...Open BSOD.txt using Notepad and go ... .... ..Edit > Select AllEdit > Copy, and then paste the entire contents of the text file into your next reply.Thank You -

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Whenever I connect external monitor or TV via HDMI the computer is slow/lagging (even moving windows or doing a right click is slow).I tried to isolate the problem and it seems to happen only when I use "Second screen only" or when the laptop lid is closes, if the lid is open and I use "Extend" or "Duplicate" everything's fine. Also, if I do reset while the monitor is still connected, it's working ok (but this is not a good solution for me as I want to keep the work evniornment).I tried playing with Display settings but nothing seems to help, maybe the community can please help me?

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I have a thinkpad X1 type 20MF and when I used my external monitor it's so slow that I have the feeling that my entire brain is slowed down.I'm up to date according to Lenovo Vantage. I'm using it at work. I do not play games on it. I observe the slow refresh rate problem with only the file explorer window, or firefox. I tried with both a Full HD and 4K resolution. It's the same.I'm using the dock (USB-C dock). If I connect the external display without the dock I still face the issue. EDIT: I've observed that the issue is happening only if I display on external screen only. If I duplicate the content on both screens, or if I extend the desktop to the screen 2 it's fine. I'm really considering returning it. Moderator edit: Added detail to Subject.  Vantage screenshot

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I have Usb C Hub with PD and HDMI and it seems to work fine with X1 Carbon Gen 6 and T480, but with my X1 Extreme it does not.With HDMI it does detect a second display but it doesn't really display anything. Similarly, with a 65W adapter, when connected directly to the laptop it charges, but through hub it doesn't. HELP!

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Hello, I have bought a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 to HDMI cable which i would like to connect to my X1 Extreme laptop.After i updated to the latest BIOS firmware, latest Thunderbolt firmware and Windows 10 (1809) and all other available updates, i still could not detect my LG 65C8 OLED TV which i have connected. It just does nothing when i insert the cable, not even a notification. For more information about the cable:https://shop.transmedia-germany.com/verbindungskabel-p-20013356.html Regards,Rob

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Hi, I just received my X1 Extreme Gen 2, configured with top specs.My configuration is for home-office, so the first thing I do is connect an external monitor and wireless keyboard+mouse. I also work most of the time on the large monitor, with the laptop lid closed. What I did:. Run all updates available for Windows 10 Pro and via Lenovo Vantage (so everyhting is up to date).. Connect Dell monitor via HDMI. Works perfectly when laptop lid is open.. Configured laptop so when lid is closed, it does nothing.. Lapop power management is configured for "performance". What happens:As soon as I close the laptop lid, whatever graphics I have running on the external monitor (youtube video, browsers, etc...), even the mouse movement, becomes very choppy or lagging.When I reopen the laptop lid, the issue goes away. Any idea how to solve this problem?Thanks!

A:X1 Extreme Gen2: External monitor choppy "only" when laptop lid is closed

SOLUTION: it turns out that the "external PnP monitor" driver needs to be updated separately. While laptop lid is open and external monitor is connected, go to display settings, select the external display, and find your way to update the driver. In the end, Windows will automatically find your specific monitor's driver, and replace the "generic" one. After this update, the external monitor worked perfectly with laptop lid closed. Hope it helps.

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I am experiencing blue screen crash when I plug in my WD Passport external drive. This drive has worked fine with my laptop/Windows 7 until now. I was told to attach the Minidump folder (seea attached). Also ran scan from WhoCrashed software and got the following analysis. Any help to get this problem corrected would be appreciated.

Analysis
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Crash dump directory: C:\windows\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.
On Sun 4/18/2010 12:14:20 AM your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntfs.sys
Bugcheck code: 0x50 (0xFFFFF9801AC80000, 0x0, 0xFFFFF880014663B4, 0x0)
Error: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Dump file: C:\windows\Minidump\041810-25022-01.dmp
file path: C:\windows\system32\drivers\ntfs.sys
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
description: NT File System Driver
The crash took place in a standard Microsoft module. Your system configuration may be incorrect, possibly the culprit is in another driver on your system which cannot be identified at this time.

On Wed 12/16/2009 5:21:14 AM your computer crashed
This was likely caused by the following module: ntoskrnl.exe
Bugcheck code: 0x9F (0x3, 0xFFFFFA8004664A20, 0xFFFFF800041B14D8, 0xFFFFFA8004963010)
Error: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE
Dump file: C:\windows\Minidump\121609-19968-01.dmp
file path: C:\windows\system32\ntoskrnl.exe
product: Microsoft? Windows? Operating System
company: Microsoft Corporation
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A:External Hard Drive Causing Blue Screen Crash

I wonder if AVG is causing the problems. Probably, when you plug in the drive, it triggers a scan from AVG.

Remove AVG completely using Programs and Features. Then, use the removal tool to clan out the rest.

http://download.avg.com/filedir/util...removerx64.exe

Then download and install Microsoft Security Essentials.


Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\Jonathan\Desktop\121609-19968-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

DbsSplayTreeRangeMap::Add: ignoring zero-sized range at ?fffff800`041b14c0?
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS Personal
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02c01000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02e3ee50
Debug session time: Tue Dec 15 23:29:24.487 2009 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:41:56.438
Loading Kernel Symbols
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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