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Single Monitor, Windows 7 Detects 2!

Q: Single Monitor, Windows 7 Detects 2!

Currently I have a single monitor connected to an ATI Radeon X850 Pro (yes, its an older desktop computer).  Whenever the computer shuts down or goes into sleep, when it starts back up it has an extended desktop.  

In other words, when I right click on the desktop and select screen resolution, it shows two monitors connected.  I only have one plugged in, and I have never plugged a second one in either.  I have to click detect, it goes to one monitor (the right one) and then OK. 

As soon as the computer goes to sleep or hibernate, whatever....the 'ghost' monitor comes back! 

Any help would be appreciated.  BTW, standard Windows 7 display driver for the graphics card.

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Preferred Solution: Single Monitor, Windows 7 Detects 2!

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.)


Hi, i just moved in to college and set up my computer, but due to limited space didn't bring my second monitor. Now my aim, and ventrilo windows are still on the other monitor but no way to get them to the current monitor for use. Any help?

A:Dual monitor to single monior, windows stuck on other monitor

Go into the properties of your graphics card and select Single Display.

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I have Windows 7 Home 64 bit installed on an ASUS G73JH With an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870. My problem... Whenever I start the monitor up, whether it be turn the laptop on, or just wake it from sleep it detects a false non-generic pnp monitor. I do not have any extra monitors, it is just my laptop. Can anyone help me find a solution to getting this fixed please?

A:ATI / Windows 7 Detects False Monitor

Bump. Any help?

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My touchpad is behaving very strangely. I can click (by pressing not tapping), double click, scroll and make 3 finger gestures alright. I can't move the pointer. I put my finger on the touchpad and drag it but the pointer doesn't move. Single/double tap also doesn't do anything. Trackpad is enabled in bios. I have updated, uninstalled, reinstalled the driver multiple times (both from Windows device manager and Lenovo website). I have restarted the laptop multiple times. I have booted up in safe mode. Nothing works. I can't get the pointer to move. This started happening after the Windows 10 Creators Update. It used to happen once every few days and a few reboots would fix it. Now, its been almost a week but the problem isn't going away. In the mouse properties, some options are greyed out (including the Touchpad) but I see no explanation why they are disabled and I can't find a way to enable them. pics I also booted up my laptop from a Ubuntu live USB and the touchpad worked perfectly so the problem is with Windows, not with the hardware.

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This is an older via chipset 1.5 Sata with a sata 3.0 WDC 1TB drive, and I have the OPT limiter jumper in place
Problems encountered installing SATA 3.0 Gb/s hard drives on SATA 1.5 Gb/s controllers

Before I put the jumper on the drive, the bios ignored the WDC sata drive. With the jumper in place, the bios detects and recognizes the drive.
In the bios setting, I turned on SATA enabled and set from raid to IDE.

But when boot Windows or Linux, the drive is not showing up in disk management or anywhere.

So how can I get the OS to see the drive?

A:Sata drive bios detects, but os not detects neither windows or linux

well it is not solved, but clonezilla nows sees the drive, and is cloning the IDE onto the SATA.
perhaps a flaky connection?

I got a 1tb SATA for an external storage drive and wanted to see if it could work on this older MB 1.5 SATA connector. See if the drive did any better than the 320 GB IDE Maxtor drive.

Drive is Cavier Green Sata WD10EADS

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I was having some problems with my dual monitor setup and while messing around with the settings I am afraid I messed it up a lot worse than my previous problems were. To keep it short, one of my monitors was not popping up (it ended up being the cable), but when I was in the settings I clicked the monitor to pick a "unknown device" as it was never detected. Now, when my computer boots up the main screen is the "unknown device" and the secondary screen is one of my two monitors. Because of this my screen only launches up as a blank gray screen. Typically one of my screens show this, while the primary one gives me the option to put in my password to login. Because this monitor which is my main monitor does not exist, I cannot get to my login screen. I know I am still on dual monitors because it will let me run the cursor off the screen as it does when I am using my monitors.

Basically, I want to boot up not on extended and only on my monitor (I tried the Win+P but it doesn't work on the gray screen). I also tried booting up in safe mode, but was unable to access it with Shift F8. If anyone has a simple solution to this before I have to do a reinstall of Windows 8, it would be greatly, greatly appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

A:How Can I Have Windows 8 Boot Up On a Single Monitor?

I ended up figuring this out somehow. I hit the windows key, and started mashing all my buttons in frustration (great technique to solving problems), and I seemed to hit some sort of zoom in feature. It zoomed in the login box on my "fake screen" enough to where it overlapped onto my other screen. This allowed me to type in the password, and allowed me to get onto the desktop on one of my monitors. From there I went into Screen Resolution in the control panel and sorted out my issue. Thanks for all who took a look, and hopefully I'll help someone else out in the future - although I feel like this won't be too common of a problem for others.

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This one has me stumped, hoping someone can lend a hand.
(The rig in question is up to date in my system specs)

I currently run a triple monitor setup, all the monitors were purchased at the same time, and are the following model:
Asus VS247H-P 23.6-Inch LED Monitor

The three monitors are all connected to: XFX DD Radeon HD 695X (Cross-fired with an identical OEM/Model/GPU) All three are connected to a single card (which was tested out of cross-fire beforehand, and each card was tested separately)
The monitors are arranged as shown below:
1-DVI ========2-Display port to DVI (active adapter)======3-DVI
With monitor one being the far left, monitor two the center display, and monitor three the far right display.

The best way to describe the issue: There seems to be a single blue pixel on display 2 that stays in the same place, but this pixel does not show up when the color displayed is solid white, solid black, or solid red.
To rule out the usual suspects:
-All cables have been checked with new replacements (on two different rigs)
-Both cards have been tested and work properly (on two different rigs)
-The cards are NOT overclocked
-The display that shows the pixel has been tested as well (the pixel does not appear on my test rig)
-Disabling eyefinity does not resolve the issue
-Removing the second card does not resolve the issue
My question: What am I seeing? A stuck pixel? Artifacting?
Could the active adapter be causing the issue?
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A:Color anomoly on single monitor of triple monitor setup.

Sounded like a stuck pixel until you mentioned it doesn't show itself in solid black. It's possible it still could be though, have you tried any of the remedies?

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i have only one monitor, and somehow it is being treat as though its the secondary monitor in a dual monitor set up.

i cannot view my start menu, or view any programs being opened, as when i try to open them, they presumeably open on the phantom primary monitor.

even when i try to open display settings, i cannot see the box.

i am able to move my mouse to the left border of the screen and move it off into oblivion, and occasionally drag random folders and short cuts over to view.

if anyone can walk me through how to fix this (im not very good with computers, beyond playing games it would be appreciated.

im on my gf's mac right now to write this post, as my pc cant do anything at the moment.


A:single monitor stuck in dual monitor setting

just wanted to add, when i go into safemode to try to change the settings from there, there is no monitor alternative to choose, and it is stuck in default. ive read here and there, that safe mode is where need to go to change this back to a single monitor, or at least choose your monitor as the primary, but i dont know if there are no options

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I'm currently using two 4:3 monitors of my PC, and I'd like to substitute them with one big wide screen monitor. The only thing I'm worry about is that I won't be able to have different "spaces" for my windows that they could expand to (so I could have, for example, my e-mail on the right part, and my browser on the left).

All I've found so far are virtual desktop software, but that's not what I need. I'm looking for something that splits the visible desktop into multiple parts.

Any ideas? I'm using Vista by the way
Appreciate your help

A:Solved: Having Dual monitor behavior in a Single monitor?

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Hi guys! I've been coming across an issue lately and wanted to get some insight as to what exactly is going on. I'm guessing it's the video card, and all my drivers for it are up to date, but I want to make sure.

The first time this happened was on 5/31/2014(see attached screenshot). It's happened a total of 4 times in the past two weeks and always at the same instance. I have a single monitor plugged into my video card(HD 6850) and also have my TV plugged in as well for when I want to watch movies and such. Typically I am running my PC in dual monitor mode(duplicate screens) even when the TV is off but when I turn to TV on these past 4 times, the screen flashes black as normal, but instead of both screens appearing again in tandem the TV is blank and my pc monitor now has a GSOD. I've attached another screenshot as well from 6/4/2014.

It does not happen every time but as I noted it's done this 4 times. As instructed I've also attached my zip file with all the info from DM Log Collector. Let me know if I'm missing anything else that you need. My pc specs are in my profile as well.

A:BSOD when switching from single monitor to dual(monitor + TV)


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i have an Acer Aspire v3-772G running Win 8.1 on it. Some months ago the screen suddenly started flashing (like when you connect a second monitor to your computer and everything goes black for a second. My problem is, that there is no such monitor
I tried to investigate the problem and found out that it detects a non-pnp-monitor in the device manager and loses it some time later. This happens completely random, sometimes every half hour, sometimes 5 times per minute.
I tried to disable the device in the device manager and even uninstall the driver, but as soon as it get "connected" again, the drivers are installed automatically and the computer starts flashing.

I also reinstalled the whole system with the Win 8.1 Function into the factory settings and reinstalled the latest drivers given on the Acer Website for my model. It didn't solve the problem. Also updating all drivers does not make a difference.

I hope you can help me, this is really annoying and destroys my work when working with sound and video capturing

A:Compter detects a non existing monitor

I also reinstalled the whole system with the Win 8.1 Function into the factory settings

That should always be the very last resort option because (1) it often does not fix anything - especially with hardware issues, (2) it puts you months, if not years behind in security updates, and (3) you don't learn anything to prevent recurrence of the problem.

Much of what you describe is actually normal behavior. It is not until way into the boot process when the boot drive is finally accessed and Windows starts to load when the drivers are finally loaded for the various hardware devices. So until the specific graphics and monitor drivers are loaded, Windows uses its own native Non PnP Monitor and graphics driver.

Computers need video during the initial stages of the boot process so at the hardware level there is set of instructions providing a basic input and output system (BIOS) to allow basic video using generic drivers all operating systems, graphics solutions and monitors can communicate with. During the boot process there is some "handshaking" going on to set up any advanced capabilities, including resolutions and digital or analog data feeds. Until the final signal and settings are established, you typically see this flashing on and off as modes are changing until the final mode is set. Again this is normal.

What is not normal is for this to be happening after the system has fully booted. So you have a problem, but it is not with Windows (so ... Read more

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I have been using a large, HD TV as a second monitor on my HP All-In-One PC for a year. A couple of days ago when I rebooted it, it no longer recognized/detected the TV/monitor. I've checked
all cables, even changed the HDMI port it was connected to but nothing changed. I tried Control Panel and  the MS Function + P and while I was able to tell it to use an expanded screen, it doesn't "see" the monitor. It also seems as though
the PC no longer "sees" the HDMI-to-USB converter because disconnecting and reconnecting it does nothing.

I've checked for updates of the graphics drivers and every other one I thought might have an affect. Nothing.

Any suggestions or advice?



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Please take into consideration that I'm translating terms from my language, so the actual Win7 options names can be different.

Post edited for recapitulation of the problem.
Sometimes my cursor goes out of view (to the right). I know that the cursor is almost invisible when it hits the right, but it's not that, it's actually going far off the screen and I have to move the mouse a lot back before seeing the cursor again.
This happens because windows detects a second nonexistent monitor.
If I go to "Screen resolution" and I click "Detect", another monitor appears on the right, near the first one; and it says: "another display not detected".
Clicking on it it says:
Screen: disponible output screen for: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series.

When I first log in, the mouse stops where it's supposed to stop. I discovered that the "bug" happens when I logoff and log in with another user. When logging off and returning to my account, if I move the mouse at the right edge, it goes off the screen, on the ghost monitor to the right.
So I have to go to screen resolution, clicking "Detect" and "OK" and then everything gets ok.

This problem is annoying because sometimes you just happen to lose your pointer.
Also, closing a fully maximized window with the "X" is annoying because the cursor goes too far and don't hit the "X" button. You have to slowly point at it, you can't do fast moves.

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A:It detects a nonexistent second monitor - the cursor goes out of view

Are you saying that Catalyst Control Center thinks you have two monitors connected but you only have one? Strange.

Incidentally, I too have a Sapphire dual-DVI HD5770 in my machine (ASUS P5Q3). But I actually DO have two monitors... both Eizo 24" LCD's running at 1920x1200 each.

Anyway, you can certainly get rid of the extended desktop, i.e. the phantom second monitor using CCC.

Right-click on desktop, select Catalyst Control Center. Then go into Desktop Management, Creating and Arranging Desktops.

If you really do see "1" and "2" then for some reason the HD5770 thinks you have two monitors connected! Very odd.

But you can certainly disable "2". Just right-click on the second monitor icon in the lower part of the display, and select "disable".

Does that help?

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Hi Guys,

First post here. I have a MSI GS70 Stealth Pro laptop. One fine day, when i plugged it into a external monitor , it did not display proper. I dont know how to put it into words, but it got confused with the number of monitors. The image below explains it much better.

Also in Device manager, it would show me two Generic PnP monitors.

Please note - this would happen even if I unplug the external monitor.

After some tinkering, I found out that installing Hyper V will cause this problem. So if i do a reset and go back to window 8, install windows 10, everything is fine. As soon as I install Hyper-v the display problem starts happening. If I installer Hyper-v it becomes Ok again.

I've had this laptop for 2 years, and this problem only suddenly appeared. I sent it for repairs, and they sent it back after a hard reset to window 8.1. I am going crazy, is this a hardware fault or a software issue? Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

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I am puzzling! I am really not a computery person - but dropped my Acer laptp on the floor, and broke the screen - so bought a dell monitor, plugged it in, and it works - but only in SAFE mode. I have tried the Fn F5 or F6 keys, and that doesnt work. When I do that it just freezes to the screensave on my laptop (a lovely picture of my cat!!) however wont let me use any keys or anything.

I dont know much about drivers or anything... I am just completely baffled, and really have no idea what to do now! When I went to windows help, it talked about setting the external monitor, but it couldnt detect a second monitor (even though I am clearly using it RIGHT now in safe mode!!)

Please can someone help me - in simple terms?



A:Broken laptop screen - only detects external monitor safe mode!?

Hi Mazz,

The 'external display' does not seem to be supporting the 'graphic drivers'. Please follow these steps:
- Boot to 'Windows' in 'Safe Mode'
- Access 'Device Manager' and expand the category 'Display Adapters' > Right click and uninstall the 'Video Drivers' > Follow through with the uninstall process > Restart the unit
- Click Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook, Ultrabook / Aspire / Aspire 5332 to 'Download and Install' the appropriate 'Display driver' for your unit
Note: Please filter search results by selecting the 'Operating System' installed in the unit. You may also want to check the system configuration in detail; it comes with an optional 'AMD' graphics adapter. Uninstall and Re-install the driver that is applicable to your system.

Hope this helps.

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I just did a lot of playing with all of my computer equipment in order to learn a bit...anyways I took my 300 gB HDD from one computer and put it on a lesser computer, on which I am going to install an evaluation version of Win2000 Server. Then I took the 40 gG HDD from the lesser computer and put in on the better computer.

Ok...now the problem...Win2000 server setup recognizes 131068 mB of hdd space on two seperate unpartitioned spaces. And I find this abnormal for 3 reasons...
first - I know windows will only recognize 137 gB of each partition, but why 131 gB.
second - usually unpartitioned space is combined into one, not 2 seperate spots
And by the way, everything worked fine before the HDD swap and everything reads fine in the BIOS.

I also tried to partition the hdd before the installation with a seagate utility that came with the hdd, but windows wouldn't recognize that properly either.

Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Setup only detects 131068mB of HDD space, but bios detects all of it.

The 'lesser' PC may not be able to handle such big HDs. Check that 48-bit support is available and activated in the BIOS. Or get a BIOS update.
Also, check the Master/Slave jumpers. And are you using 40-wire IDE cable instead of 80-wire?

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Does anyone know of a program that will allow you to have a second taskbar on a single monitor?

I know the creator of Ultramon said he is considering adding support for this in a future version of the program, but who knows when that will be. I really can't believe no one has done this yet.

Any help?

A:Second taskbar on a single monitor?

Yeah I actually just started using Nexus as of yesterday after reading one of your posts. Is there a way to show systray icons in it? Also is there a skin that would make it look like an actual taskbar (the Windows 7 one)?

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Hi Guys,

I have been facing some problem in my pc. Sometimes working on pc and suddenly my monitor goes to show no signal error but CPU works fine.

I clean RAM.just change hard disk sata cable and after that I start pc it's working but after sometimes its showing same no signal error.

And sometimes It's create boot problem too.

please help me !!!

PS: My screen saver is off.
My Configuration is :

AMD CPU fx 8350
Asus motherboard m5a97 evo r2.0
corsair ram 8gb ddr-3 1600mhz
seagate hdd 1tb sata
cooler master smps extreme 700w
zotac pci 1gbddr5 gtx 650ti
circle cabinate


A:No single on monitor but CPU working

What monitor are you using?

The issue is most likely with the video card/onboard video (whichever you're using), the cable outputting to the monitor, or the monitor.

Are you using your external video card (gtx 650ti) to output video to the monitor? Or no?

What cable runs from the computer to the monitor?

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My question after thinking a lot is very simple... Does anyone know if there exists a cable that splits in two in one of the ends, or should I say a triple cable? Is it possible if it exists to link two monitors at the same pc with one only video card? turning the pc view with two monitors.


A:Dual Monitor single cable

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Is it possible to have 2 computers (or more) having multiple display on a single monitor? (not KVM, if you know what I mean?)

A:Multiple display on a single monitor?

Most certainly not without some very special hardware. What would be the point anyway? If you split a monitor in half, the resolution would be so low that it would be unusable with modern user interfaces.

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I have recently started using multiple monitors but due to my second monitor having a VGA connection it defaults to the primary display when starting up and it shows the bios and windows log on and only once windows has started will it revert back to my DVI primary display.

My question is: Would a shutdown script in the group policy be able to set windows to use a single display only everytime the PC is shut down? This would therefore mean the bios and windows log on would only have one monitor to choose from and it would display correctly.

I am running windows 7 64 bit


A:Single Monitor shutdown script

Welcome to Seven Forums asbuild. This may be better posted in the Hardware and Devices forum. This is a discrete graphics card with a VGA and a DVI output? The VGA will be default if it is written that way in the video cards own BIOS. The boot screen is from the motherboards BIOS, and only after windows boots do the settings for primary and secondary monitors take over. Group policy will not apply until windows takes over as well. Feel free to post the question in the correct forum and see if anyone else has a different answer. A Guy

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I "moved" my question set to you from the Windows 10/ZDnet thread...
To monitor a single PC for network issues, which is better?  Glasswire or Wireshark?  Reason for asking:  I am trying to run down a couple of network/internet connectivity issues, I just recently uninstalled Glasswire and installed Wireshark; should I have them both?  Or, did I do the best thing?
Anyone & everyone is welcome to comment!

A:monitor a single PC for network issues

Both programs are different and do not serve the same purpose. GlassWire offers a user-friendly interface that allows you to see and understand what connections are established on your system, what program, service, process, etc. is sending/receiving data, how much of it, the destination, etc.http://www.thewindowsclub.com/glasswire-network-monitoring-toolWireshark is a packet monitoring program, which means that you'll monitor the packets directly. You'll gain way more information that way, but without the knowledge to interpret them, it'll be of absolutely no use to you.http://www.thewindowsclub.com/wireshark-network-analyzer-free-downloadIn your case, I suggest you to stick with GlassWire and work from there. If you cannot troubleshoot your connection issue, I would ask for assistance in the Networking section.

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I have a Dell XPS8900 with a Dell UH2414H connected to a GForce 750ti by HDMI, using a mini HDMI convertor at the graphics card end.
More often than not, when I switch on the PC, the Dell logo appears, the PC boots, then the screen goes black.
If I launch games in full screen mode, the screen goes black.
Sometimes when if I get to a login screen for Windows 10, I login, then the screen goes black.
I've updated all the drivers using Windows device manager. All the drivers that I can find via the control panel have also been updated, such as the GForce experience drivers.
The only way that seems to fix this issue, is to switch the monitor off and on again, then most of the time I can see my desktop again. This does not always work with full screen games though.

Any ideas on what to check for? I presume the cable is OK. Testing it on other devices without issue.


A:XPS 8900 with U2414H (single monitor)

Do you have any way of testing the HDMI converter?  I had a similar setup one time and the converter I was using went bad (and intermittent).   Not saying that is the problem but it is suspect.

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Is it true you can run dual video cards on a single moniter for better video preformance? Does anyone know any good articles or can give a brief run down of the process for me please?

A:Dual Video Cards single monitor

You're talking about SLI (nVIdia) or CrossFire (ATI). In truth, from what I've read, you'll be better served by putting the money that you'd spend on the two video cards into one really high-end video card. There are plenty of stories about issues getting SLI systems to perform better than a single video card.

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I have a Dell external monitor that has a nine-pin configuration to connect to a computer and I want to connect it to my laptop.  I don't know which adapter I need to do that.  Some guidance would be appreciated.

A:Single external monitor hookup to T470s

"9-pin connector"???  S-Video???  Can you include a picture?  Do you mean 15-pin VGA? 

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Hi guys,

I haven't posted in a while, but I have a problem that is really beginning to frustrate me!

I was recently running a setup with dual monitors. This allowed me to move toolbars and menus out of the way to maximise working area when 3D modelling. Unfortunately, I've had to temporarily rever back to a single monitor.

The problem is, when I load the application and open the toolbars, they open off the screen, on the missing second monitor. I'm sure there is a quick and easy way of fixing this problem, but I can't find what it is for the life of me! I'd really appreciate it if somebody could help out.

Thanks very much.

A:Change from multiple to single monitor setup

For XP.
Right click the desktop and click properties.
Click the settings tab.
Right click the monitor with 2 in it and click the attached
listing to uncheck it.
Click apply/OK.
May have to restart.
For vista.
Right click the desktop and click personalize.
Click display settings at the bottom of page.
Do the same as above.

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I have just rebuilt my PC and decided to make the jump from Windows XP to Windows 8. The jump has not been smooth, but it looks like I have ironed out my biggest problem (incorrect installation due to not creating a system partition therefore WIN8 = no DVD, no boot; rookie error).

Now I am stuck with an issue that is a real pain - windows detects my only screen as more than one. Sometimes it thinks I have two, more often it thinks I have 3 or 4. Installing the current nVidia drivers did not help.

What I have at the moment is 2 generic non-PnP monitors and 2 generic PnP monitors detected, according to device manager. nVidia control panel calls them Dell SX2210, VGA display, (i can't recall the 3rd one, I'm on my laptop now), and TV. Windows display setup calls two of the SX2210, and the other two are either generic non-PnP or PnP monitors. In nVidia control panel it looks as though I have a clone setup (2 screens enabled) with the Dell SX2210 and the VGA display. In windows display setup it looks as though I have a clone setup (2 screens enabled) with Dell SX2210 and generic monitor.

I have repeatedly unchecked the secondary monitors in both nVidia control panel and windows display setup, leaving me with what should be a single monitor arrangement and 3 disabled monitors. This works until I restart my computer, which then reverts back to what it was before. This is OK as a workaround most of the time, but sometimes when I boot up the computer it detects the wrong s... Read more

A:Single Monitor detected as Multiple Monitors

Did you disable the built in video on the mother board?

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Hello,I have a teacher that would like to show a video, and work on grades at the same time using a single monitor. I thought I could just go in, and extend the screen, and all would be good. I don't see an option for extending the screen. The machine we are using is an HP5800 desktop, running Windows 7, and I have an Nvidia 8 bit add on graphics card. I tried to plug the monitor into the add on video card, and plug the projector into the onboard video card, however that didn't work. So I took the graphics card back out, and plugged the monitor in with a splitter, and then hooked the projector up. That didn't work out either. Any suggestions to make this work would be awesome!! The machine is only a 1gb ram, and 40gb hard drive. I think we are asking it to do the impossible!!Thank you in advance.

A:Would like a single monitor, to behave like dual monitors us...

fivelitregirl Sorry, but you misunderstand how the video in your PC is designed to work. Your PC has something known as Switchable Graphics, and that requires two video chipsets.When doing routine desktop stuff, the PC uses one of the graphics chips, but when more demanding work is done, like watching videos or playing video-intensive games, the PC automatically switches over to the other video chip. So, it only uses ONE video chip at a time, and switches between them. So basically, there is no way to utilize both video chips at the same time.

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Hi, I bought a T570 in 2017 and thought it can at least support [email protected] with the thunderbolt 3 port. However, I find that it may not be true. I got a thunderbolt 3-to-display-port cabel recently and connected it to my dell p2415q 4k display through the thunderbolt 3 port on the left side of my T570. When I tried to change the resolution setting in intel graphics option, I find that it only has 30hz option for 3840x2160 resolution. NO 60hz!!! I tried to update my intel driver to the latest. NOT WORKING. 30hz is the only option. I highly doubt the T570 specificaition is wrong. It doesn't support even single [email protected] So diasspointed with this product.

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If you go to www.adobe.com and click on the button Download Adobe Reader, instead of taking you to Adobe 9 Download page, Adobe will take you to Adobe 7 download page for Windows NT!

It appears adobe is unaware yet that a new OS has been released, or it's not that dynamic as expected to detect a 6.x OS as Vista compatible

You need to manually select OS as Vista , in order to get the latest software version.

This happened to me only in adobe's site . Most of the sites with auto-OS detection detected W7 as Vista or worst, XP.

But NT??? come on!

Anyways, this happened with Build 7068.

Check it out to verify

A:Adobe detects W7 as Windows NT

tis is due to the fact that they haven't bothered to update the strings in the check routine, as it probably looks for one of like, 5 things
'windows 9x' 'xp' 'vista' '2000' or 'NT', since the only thing in the os strings from w7 that match is the NT part, well.. ^_^

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I am writing about printing on an HP 1410 All-In-One. The problem is this.
I have a Word 2003 .doc. I then insert a jpg from a file. I locate it in the document where I want it and size it accordingly. For example: let's say the picture is 2" x 3" on the printed page. The document appears correctly in the program and in print preview.
However, when the page is printed, the jpg is printed twice, one over top of the other. Note: they are not superimposed. However, there are two images (2" x 1.5") and the perspective is "squashed."
Any suggestions if this is a Word 2003 problem, an OS problem (Windows 2000 Pro), or a printer problem?
Thanks for your help.

A:Single JPG Prints Multiple Times in Size for Single

I don't really understand what you mean. Maybe you could scan the print and attach it? The quickest way to tell if it's the printer or print driver would be to print something similar from a different program.

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I put my flash drive into my pc yesterday and for some reason windows xp detected it as a dvd rom. This is the first time that this has ever happened. I am still able to open it and view the contents though. Can anyone help me?

A:Windows XP detects my flash drive as a DVD ROM

You probably using a U3 flash driver from SanDisk?

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Hi everyone,

just upgraded mobo
graphics card

will windows fail to boot if it detects so many changes?
I wouldn't of thought so boot would like confirmation!



A:Will windows 7 boot if it detects hardware changes?

It should still boot OK but, dependent on the magnitude of the HW changes, it might nag for (re)activation.

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Hi, I recently received a new XFX 780i in the mail via their RMA service. I expected when I hooked it up to have to do a System Repair. After the repair, something went wrong and the boot manager was not detected. Went to repair again and Windows 7 was missing from the list of OS's. Decided to try to salvage what was left on the remaining partitions and do a fresh install on the main one.

I go to format the drive and I received an error saying that it could not format the partition, error code 0x80070057. I received this same message when I try to install the OS.

I tried a brand new Seagate 1TB and received the same error.

I tried a IDE WD 120GB HDD thinking there may be something wrong with the SATA controllers drivers with the same result.

Do I need to use the load drivers option when I am at the partition screen of installation? I have visited the Seagate website and they say they don't have drivers because the OS and motherboard contains the necessary information.

So which drivers should I load? I tried to load the nForce drivers (I have a nvidia northbridge) and I can find the SATA controller drivers but the result is the same.

Can someone maybe shed some light on what this error is about. I have read elsewhere people have issues with this error when dealing with Windows Update, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Thanks in advance, sry bout the long post.

- CJ

A:Windows 7 detects HDD, won't format or install

Make sure you have the latest BIOS version update from Support Downloads webpage for your model computer/mobo.

Try setting your SATA controller in BIOS setup to AHCI first, then IDE if necessary.

Remove all but 2gb RAM to try install. Swap RAM, Test your RAM.

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I have a RAID 0 array consisting of 4x WD Black. Windows lists the array as an SSD in the optimize/defragmenter UI. Both 'Analyze' and 'Optimize' are greyed out and therefore I cannot defragment the array. How do I fix this?

For the record I have the latest BIOS for my motherboard (which is an Asus Rampage IV Extreme), latest Intel RST and Windows 8.1 fully updated.

A:Can't defragment drives because Windows detects HDD as SSD

I don't know how to fix it. But I would try one of the 3rd party free defraggers that support raid. At least until you can figure out why Windows sees it that way.

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after getting windows to install the mouse everything seems to work fine, the mouse has no problems. Until I turn off the computer and turn back on. I get the message the windows does detect a mouse. However if when I turn on the computer I go into the bios and then exit the bios every thing loads up fine, and the mouse works, until I turn off the computer and back on of course.
This happens with several mice which work fine on another system. It never used to do this.

A:windows detects mouse and then dosn't

does the mouse have its own software ?

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I have somewhat of a strange problem, as least for me it is. I have an internal SCSI CD-R, which Windows detects, as well as the BIOS. There's also a SCSI CD-ROM on the same chain, which is working fine.

But, as for the burner, when I try to use any kind of burning software with it (CDRWin, Easy CD, Nero, etc.), none of them are able to detect it. I've installed the latest patches for them, and stil no luck. I'm using XP Professional. Thanks.

A:Windows detects CD-R, but software doesn't.

Is your cdr supported by Xp pro? I have heard that there are a lot of compatibility issues with Xp. What is the make/model of the cdr?

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Hey folks, new to the forum looking for some help.

I have Windows 8 on my laptop, I have a monitor I hook it up to through HDMI. The problem is, whether the monitor is hooked up or not, windows thinks I have 2 laptop screens somehow. When I go to screen resolution, there are two identical screens labeled 1 and 2, both named "mobile PC display" (and a 3rd with the name of my monitor if it's connected).

So, screen 1 = imaginary laptop screen, screen 2 = real laptop screen, screen 3 = LG monitor

- If I "extend" my display through all 3 screens, it works as advertised, although of course a third of the screen is missing (screen 1), since I do not actually have 3 screens. i.e. The mouse goes off over the border and can do its thing, but I can't see it.

- If I disconnect either screen 1 or 2, my laptop screen remains black. If I "duplicate" my primary screen (the LG) onto screen 2 (real laptop screen), there's still nothing on my laptop screen. If I duplicate onto 2, and then extend to 1, it works, although screen 3 is now in the same resolution as screen 2, and no screen 1, since I have no screen 1 (same as above).

- If I disconnect 3, and extend 1 and 2, it works, again missing screen 1, but the computer doesn't know.

In no situation am I presented with the ability to duplicate 1, 2, and 3, duplicate 1 and 3, or duplicate 1 and 2. The only duplication I can do is between 2 and 3.

This has happened before with the consumer preview of Windows 8... Read more

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I have one user who cannot print to one printer. I logged in as local admin, added the printer and it still would not work. I deleted all the printers and readded them. I stopped and restarted the print spooler and made sure all of the other users could print fine. I still cannot print. The print job just hangs in the que and once in a while I will get an error. Can anybody help?


A:Cannot Print/ Single User, Single Printer

Is it a network printer or a local printer?

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Hi there,

I am having some strange issues regarding my ethernet network adapter. I run a windows 7 x64 and I am currently running a Intel (r) 82579V gigabit network adapter. The thing is, the driver was made for 82579LM and V versions. Most of the time, my computer reads the adapter as the LM version, in which the ethernet just won't work. Once in a while it gets the V version and everything is alright, but i can't live with such uncertainty. Mostly people suggest i should just buy a new motherboard (?) or a new network adapter, but i'm sure it's a software problem. Shouldn't there be other solutions? The card itself is integrated.

If you guys need anymore info, please feel free to let me know. I am really desperate to get this solved!

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows detects the wrong network card

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Hello folks from Bleeping Computer!

You know, I am constantly using my netbook for school work and other things. I often have to plug it into external monitors by HDMI output, and all worked fine until yesterday.

Now, when I go to Desktop-> Screen resolution (to choose my display), I always have an extra option even if I'm not connected to anything. It's called "VGA Display Device". If I'm right, it seems that my GPU detects my VGA driver as an external display, like a bug/glitch or something.

Here are some screenshots I took:

-My normal display setting: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/capturescreenrez.jpg/

-The VGA display setting: http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2647/capturescreenrez2o.jpg

When I select it, my screen becomes black and I have no choice but to hard-reset my laptop...

So how to solve this problem? Is there a way to remove/delete/DESTROOOOY this option?

Thank you very much guys!

BTW, sry for my bad english

Alpha8768 out.

A:Windows 7 detects VGA driver as an external display?

Please post a snapshot with Speccy -How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<-- DirectionsThis will help us check if your video / graphics card is installed and active -Thank You -

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Would anyone know why Windows would be detecting speakers under playback devices when absolutely no speakers are plugged in?

The result is I can not get sound out of any speakers I plug in, presumably because Windows is trying to use these phantom nonexistent speakers. USB headphones work fine, but USB speakers do not (Guessing because headphones show up as a different type of device ).

I've tried disconnecting everything from the system not required to boot into Windows, so the only output device is coming from my video card to a standard VGA monitor.

If it provides any additional info, I get no audio booting into a Linux Mint live OS either, but I didn't do too much troubleshooting when I was in there, more just wanted to check and see if it was exclusive to Windows.

The board is a ASRock 970 Extreme3 with RealTek audio. I've tried fully uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers and restoring BIOS defaults, neither made any difference.
This seems like the onboard audio card is completely malfunctioning but I hope there is some other explanation. Thanks.

A:Windows detects speakers that aren't plugged in?

Have they ever worked or did they just stop recently? If they just stopped recently, you might try a System Restore to a date when they were working.

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Avast reports detecting URL:Mal in c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe.  I have tried all my usual tactics to remove it, and I cannot get it to stop.  Looking for assistance.  I have attached my farbar output.

A:Avast detects URL:mal c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe

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Would appreciate any advice on this problem, it has me stumped. I have a machine that ran XP Pro 32-bit flawlessly for several years. I upgraded to Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, by wiping the system drive and doing a clean install. Setup created a system reserved partition (c: ) and the Win7 install partition (g: as the machine has several drives with multiple partitions). If I boot to the recovery environment, chkdsk sees these drive letters and does not detect any errors on them.

The machine will boot normally into Windows 7, and it does the required substitution so that the system reserved partition has no drive letter, and the Win7 install partition becomes c:. But if I run chkdsk c: from an elevated command prompt, it reports that drive c: is a raw partition (unrecognized). Yet the machine is running with c: as the Win7 install disk, and I can access it without problems. The issues that occur are as follows:

1. chkdsk c: from within Win7 reports the partition as raw, but this takes a long time and the computer becomes unresponsive while chkdsk runs, returning to normal after chkdsk reports raw status.

2. the disk management console takes a very long time to load the disk information, but does eventually report it correctly, showing c: as the Win7 install drive, as well as the system reserved partition with no drive letter. All volumes are reported as healthy.

3. if I boot to safe mode, chkdsk c: does correctly detect the Win7 install drive and reports NTFS, also no prob... Read more

A:Within Windows 7, CHKDSK detects C: drive as raw (unrecognized)

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management so we can better visualize the problem.

You say "Setup created a system reserved partition (c: )". Any idea why that happened?

I'd expect it to have no drive letter by default.

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I accidently clicked on something and now I'm getting popups and redirects. I've run Malwarebytes, Microsoft Security Essentials, JRT, etc. 
JRT detects a bad module. I don't know what this means.
Malwarebytes detects, quarantines and deletes the same PUP files everyday.
Now JRT is saying Windows Update (wuauserv) not running-Start up Type set to: Automatic (delayed start) and notice that I have to search for updates with Mlcrosoft Security Essentials. It is usually there already for me to download when I log on to my computer. I've tried a multitude of things w/ the same result. Can someone please help??

A:JRT detects bad module/Windows (wuauserv) not running

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "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. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup- and follow the prompts to install the program.
At the end, be sure a checkma... Read more

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Okay, I have a hard-drive 10 GB which I formatted with XP and made it a testing hard-drive (for beta stuff, and to play around a bit with live spyware). This was actully nice I had about 5-6 free GB to expiremnt with and do what ever I liked. Recently, when I turn on the removable rack (with the hard-drive in it) or switch it on with the key and turn on my computer, my computer detects this hard-drive as something I've never heard of before..... it states
Computer said:

Found new hardware: SDWR T R YD 5 3Click to expand...

and other times it won't detect my harddrive at all....

something similar would happen with my CD Rom Drive one time... I booted my computer it didn't display that it had detected it, so I went into setup and it said that it was somthing by the name of: CD-VW and then soem random numbers and letters so I took a can of air or actully disconnected the ide cable and "aired" it and pluged it back it and it detected it correctly.

I tried this with the hard-drive... I took a can of air and "aired" the inside of my computer and inside the removable rack and on the IDE Cables.... nothing still detected it by this weird name!!!!
HardDrive Information
Company: FUJITSU
Model: MPF3102AT
Part NO: CA05423-B321
Serial: 01280441 Date: 2000-08
Rating: 12V ...0. 40A 5V...0. 50A
Size: 10 GB

does anybody have any ideas?? this is very confusing... I tried lookin... Read more

A:Windows Plug and Pray detects: SDWR T R YD 5 3

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