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Phantom Monitor Displaying in Display settings.

Q: Phantom Monitor Displaying in Display settings.

I have an issue with a Windows 7 desktop where a phantom monitor is showing up on a particular station in display settings and there is no option to "disconnect" it. I have even tried deleting it out of device manager and it just gets rediscovered
again. How do I get rid of it?

John Woelz

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Preferred Solution: Phantom Monitor Displaying in Display settings.

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I recently broke the screen to my asus n56vz. I ended up removing the whole top panel and removing the inverter cord.

I plugged in a external monitor and it worked fine at first. When i restarted i noticed that it starting running hotter and displayed a second option on a 768p monitor. My 1080 aoc was made the main display seen though its not the first monitor its second.

I dont know whats going on. I tried to delete or disable the second monitor but i could not. What should i do?

I used to have 33c temps idle and not its 50c. It used to display only the external monitor. Now it displays 2 and the 2 is my main.

I dont have any recovery or 8.1 disks... I tried a refresh and it said "missing files" so i cant even do that...

Im frustrated that microsoft was no help.
So i am pinning my homes here that someone out there in the world can help me.

A:Asus N56vz displaying phantom monitor in display options


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I was playing an old computer game on my laptop using DosBox, the game froze, and sometimes when it freezes, it will unfreeze when I mash the keyboard.
When I mashed the keyboard, I somehow made it so that 800x600 resolution does not use the whole screen. I have tried fiddling with the display settings but I cannot seem to fix it.

thanks for any help

A:Help with monitor display settings

Reinstall your graphics card drivers.

And don't use DosBox.

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I have an E-machines computer that was taken to college and came back filled with viruses and bugs. I reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled windows 98se. Every thing seemed to work well EXCEPT for the monitor display. I can not change it from 16 color 640 X 480 to 1024 X 768. I don't have the install disc for the monitor (if that is the problem). I would appreciate any suggestions on where I went wrong.

A:Monitor Display Settings

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Help! I've tried to connect a second monitor to my laptop. While trying to work out how to connect, I clicked 'second display only' in settings. As the laptop can't detect the second display, I now can't see anything( !?!)I've tried turning laptop off in the hope it would not save and reset, but no joy - still a blank screen. Any ideas?


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A:Help! How do I undo monitor settings for second display?

Amazing!! All sorted, thanks so much!

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Is there a way to adjust the brightness of my monitor other than using the Menu/Controls that are on the monitor (using a SyncMaster 172n). I calibrate my monitor using Pantone Huey, having set the brightness / contrast both to zero, but it is still too bright.

I went through the Control Panel > Display settings but didn't see anything. Maybe it's hidden somewhere?

Thanks in advance for taking the time to help me!

A:Monitor / Display Settings (Windows XP)

Try changing the brightness with your graphics card software.

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I did have two showing even though I am only using one at the moment but for some reason only one showing now....any ideas? Thanks

A:Only one monitor showing in display settings?

What graphics card are you using? Onboard or dedicated?

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System: XP Home
SP 2 Dell Dimension 2300
80GB 256Ram
AVG Free 7.5 AVG Free Anti-Spyware 7.5
Two days ago I reformatted my computer. All went well with no problems, so it seemed. After rebooting a couple of times, I noticed that my icons on the taskbar and in the notification bar are not as they were before reformatting. They are now larger, not huge, but definitely larger and annoying to me. Yes, small icons are checked. My screen resolution before reformatting was 1024x768 True Color. It is now 800x600 and nothing I have tried, and I've tried all the suggestions in the various posts on this site, and it will not change back to my original 1024x768.

I've been at the Dell site and have the necessary drivers, which obviously are installed. My display adapter is the Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller. I only know that there is the Legacy Video Capture Devices, it's a plug and play monitor, and it's a Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver.

How do I get my resolution back to the way it was before reformatting? Webpages are not looking normal either, very large indeed, and yes I have text size set at smallest even, hoping that would help with the text but nothing is helping.

I don't think a system restore back to Friday would do much good, as right after rebooting after the final phase of reformatting, the icons and webpages were messed up. Would it be okay to attempt downloading the Dell video driver again, and if so, do I ... Read more

A:Monitor Display Settings Have Changed!

Hi grrlefx and welcome to Bleeping Computer. I would recommend you download and place the unzipped files in a folder under C:\. Next go into the Device Manager and delete your video adapter form the profile. Reboot your computer. When the Installation Wizard pops up telling you you have new hardware select to choose your hardware. When your are prompted to select an adapter click Have Disk. Steer to the folder where the drivers are downloaded. Click OK. When it finishes the boot process you should be able to change your settings.

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Yes I have seen all the other monitor posts, and searched for what I can find, but no luck in what is going on with my issue. If this has to be moved to the correct thread, I understand.

Windows 7 Home Premium - Fully updated as of today
NVIDIA GeForce 9200 - Fully updated driver to the newest one released, Aug 2011....

When I look under windows display settings or NVIDEA settings there is not an option for a second monitor any more. There used to be. Now that I got a VGA spliter, there is not. I have tried a combination of everything from direct computer to 3 different monitors, all work perfectly, but when I attached 2 monitors with the spliter, all I get is the same image on each monitor.

When I hit detect, nothing happens, both monitors are identified as #1. Have rebooted, have updated, have done just about anything I can think of.... please anyone, why would windows not show a second monitor option now??

Spliter and monitors work perfectly with the laptop and second older/slower computer. But on this better computer, faster and just should be a hell of a lot better computer, I am not getting the option for a second monitor. Please help, any ideas?

Thank you

A:2nd Monitor not an option in display settings

A splitter simply sends one signal to different monitors, but there is still just one signal.
If you want the second monitor to be recognized, then it has to have it's own signal path.
A card that has VGA, DVI and HDMI has 3 signal paths.

The system is recognizing your two monitors as one monitor, one signal.

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Recently set up sparkly new laptop V330 15iKB. Everything was fine and dandy! Display settings (which were working wonderfully for around 24 hours) below:DisplayType15.6"LCD Backlight TechnologyLED backlightResolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)WidescreenYesImage Aspect Ratio16:9Image Brightness220 cd/m≤FeaturesAnti-glare I updated Windows, then I used Lenovo bridge to update the drivers it said I needed to update and then restarted (with hindsight maybe I should have restarted after each change but I didn't) When it started up again the initial splash screen looks fine and normal - then windows kicks in and the display switched to the top left corner of the screen. After much checking I'm pretty sure the problem is because Windows thinks I have a "generic flat panel 1024 x 768" display. ***I've used hdmi to connect to a different monitor and the display is perfect and all as it should be***  I've tried - updating graphics card drivers via Intel - went into display settings but 1024 x 768 is the best resolution offered - went to device manager and tried to force it to find new hardware, it didn't  - system restore to a time before I applied the updates- reinstalled windows- restored to factory default settings- used Windows Support Assistant Nothing has helped. I've asked 3 tech heads for advice locally who have offered suggestions and one has been to have a fiddle but not found any answer.  I've been googling ma... Read more

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Two days ago, I bought a new Asus VX278H monitor. I've been trying to tweak the monitor settings and even tried out Windows Color Management settings but I don't seem to be adapting to the display. Not sure if it's psychological or not. Example, I am looking at the photos from Facebook that I had long ago and when I view them now, the photos seem very "edgy" around the person or object. Didn't seem to feel this way last time but now new monitor, yes.

I can't seem to find the ICC Profile for this monitor too.

Just wondering if anyone is able to provide suggestions or recommendations of settings? Brightness? Contrast? Saturation? RGB?

A:Not satisfy with monitor color display settings.

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So, I turned on my computer, and for some reason... everything seemed larger. Well, not larger, per-say. The Start button and time jutting off of the screen. Nothing seemed noticably 'larger', and it was all proportional to eachother (just not the screen).
Anyways, I tried fixing this through the Control Panel and manual Monitor controlls (yay spinny wheel!), but now everything seems awkwardly sqwished.
How can I set all of my Display and Monitor settings back to their Defaults? I'm sure I can figure it out better from there than here <.<
Also, any idea what my have caused my display settings to randomly change in the first place?
It's Windows 2000, by the way.

It's so amazingly hard to find answers to questions like this, I swear. For something so simple, I've spent an hour searching on assorted help/FAQ sites, posting on other sites (which are slow, to say the least >.>) before I resorted to creating an account here specifically for this question... I hate computers.

A:Setting Display/Monitor Settings To Default

Right click on your desktop, select properties, settings, then play with the slider until you get the desired aspect ratio. Try 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768.

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I'm running an ASIS G73S laptop with GEFORCE GTX440M in it. I wanted to hook it up to a nice 27" LCD Dell U2711 monitor which support 2560x1440 resolution. Unfortunately, there's no DVI or DisplayPort outputs on the laptop and the monitor doesn't report any resolutions above 1080p as available via HDMI. I added a "custom resolution" via the nvidia control panel which works ... until my computer powers off or sleeps. Once it comes back the system locks up and the screens don't come on until I unplug the external monitor. After that, plugging in the external monitor will lock up the system with blank screens.

Any idea whether I can get windows and the nvidia control panel to "forget" the custom resolution on the external monitor? Ideally without reinstalling windows?

Any help appreciated!

A:Reset display settings for a monitor that is not plugged in?

I found a way to do this, I deleted all the subkeys of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers in the registry that had DELL in them and this made windows reset everything to default next time I plugged it in. Yay!

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Hello, I recently have been trying to use triple monitors, but for some reason when I try to use the 3rd monitor I get "unable to save display settings" whenever I click apply

I have an AMD Radeon HD 7800 and am connecting using one DVI, One HDMI and one third is display port that has a dvi to vga connector connected to it, and the vga going from the connector to my monitor, the displayport is the one that won''t work.

Display Port DP Male to DVI Female Connector Adapter - Black + Golden - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

This is the specific displayport I have, could there be a problem with it specifically, or are there other things I could do to test?

A:Third Monitor unable to save display settings.

Any idea people?

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So I just bought a new monitor for my comp and when I go to the control panel display setting I only have 2 options 1024 x 768 and 800 x 600 and there is no option for 1680x 1050 which my new monitor supports. Am guessing my video chipset does not support 1680 x 1050 is that correct and should I go get a new video card. attached is my computer summary

A:New 22" monitor no 1680 x 1050 display settings

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I have a Sony VAIO VPCSB3S9E/B Windows 7 64 bit. It has a 1366 x 768 display. It also has the stamina/speed button switch which I had almost permanently on Stamina. Today, however, I switched to Speed and the resolution is odd. It's stuck at 1078x768. On the resolution screen, there are two monitors 'sharing' one screen. Check it (sorry, it's in Czech):

When I press Identify, I get the two numbers sharing the one screen with a border between the two.

I tried to alter a few settings here but to no avail - could someone throw me a bone?



A:In display settings, multiple monitors are identified in one monitor


Ok, so it seems your Laptop is detecting another display. First of all can you please verify that you do not have an additional monitor/tv connected? If not then check the display ports on the laptop (VGA, DVI, HDMI etc) for any dust of something that shouldn't be there.
If this seems all fine then select the option that currently says something like "Duplicate These Displays" and select "Show Desktop Only On 1" and see how that goes.

Post back with the information

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Ok so I was trying to help out business near where I work.

They have a a really old tower and just recently the CRT monitor they were using had a the green 'on' light on it but the screen was completely blank.

I lent them a flat screen monitor thinking maybe the monitor had, had it.

This time I got the start up stuff - american megatrends etc but when it started booting windows just before it displays the desktop it says out of range.

I managed to get into safe mode to change resolution etc but there was no option for changing refresh rate it was greyed out and set as default (didnt say what number)

What could be causing this?

So the CRT monitor wouldnt display anything at all
The flatscreen gave error message just before displaying the desktop.

Is it display settings?
Is it the graphics card?

I told them I can't fix it unless I 've got a spare graphics card to replace theirs with and their mobo doesn't have a monitor out built in.

I could easily wipe it and reinstall windows (good idea for this 6 year old computer anyway...) but I don't think this is the real problem.

I've lent them a tower in the mean time to tide them over.

Any ideas on this?


A:Monitor error message out of range - not display settings! (I think)

Possibly the graphics card or the power supply could be going south.

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Hello Everyone,

I'm new to the forum/site, and would like to pose a question. Recently I received a Samsung 943BWX 19" LCD monitor. It has 2 screen image modes (Auto and Wide). The Auto setting's display does not "fill" the screen (black borders on L & R sides). The Wide setting is like kind of "stretched" looking. My main concern is the graphics, mainly text. Lettering is not completely "black". My current display settings are 1028 x 728 @ High (24 Bit). Maybe I need some guidance in dialing in the proper display settings or would a switch from analog signal to DVI make my situation better I should mention all my machine has is the integrated video (VGA) connection. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

OS: Win XP SP2
Gateway 300SE (2002),1.2GHz, 512MB RAM
Intel 82815 Graphics Controller
Intel Celeron Processor

A:New Monitor display issues..Settings or graphics card?

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I'm trying to help a friend with some adware that I can't seem to get rid of for him. Basically, the problems are as follows:

When connected to the internet, his computer...
turns the WAVE volume to zero every couple of minutes
displays large pop-up windows for ipods and other products/services
plays 30 second music clips of some "let's go to battle" kind of music

I've tried to resolve the problem by running a whole bunch of different programs like...
AVG Anti-Virus
Spybot Search and Destroy
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

...and most of these programs found and removed both Trojans and tracking cookies (sorry, I didn't keep a list as I figured the problem would easily be fixed) but as soon as the internet is re-connected, the same problems reappear. It may be worth noting that none of these problems occur while the computer is not connected to the internet, whether booted up in "safe mode" or "regular mode".

I've followed the directions in the "First steps" thread the best I could and am posting the scan logs in the hopes that someone might be able to diagnose and remedy the problem. He does, by the way, have a legit Windows CD if any files need to be copied over and he's running Windows XP Home SP3.

Please let me know if I've left anything out and I look forward to any suggestions on how to rid the system of these problems.

Here are the scan logs..

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A:Hoping for help with pop-ups, volume settings and phantom music

Welcome to TSF :)

Please download MBRCheck.exe to your desktop.Be sure to disable your security programs.
Double-Click on the file to run it (Vista and Windows 7 users will have to confirm the UAC prompt).
A window will open on your desktop.
if an unknown bootcode is found you will have further options available to you, at this time press N the press Enter twice.
If nothing unusual is found just press Enter
A .txt file named MBRCheck_mm.dd.yy_hh.mm.ss should appear on your desktop.
In your next reply, please include the log from MBRChecker.

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Windows 7 64 turns off the monitor 1 signal after startup. At login, it powers off monitor 1 and powers on monitor 2. Windows 7 behaves as though dual display is working even though monitor 1 does not display. It's the same for single display, the monitor will not work on cable 1 except at startup.

Both 'Extend these displays' in Windows Screen Resolution and 'Extend' in the Nvidia Control Panel is selected. And changing which one is primary does not turn on monitor 1. Nor does switching the position of display 1 in either (ex. left/right/top/bottom).

GeForce 8400 GS; Dual Monitor Solution 59 pin (DMS-59) to 2 VGA adapter -tried two of these adapter cables.
Latest Driver: 306.23 - installed a clean reset install of the latest Nvidia driver released last week.
Same Resolution: 2 of the 4 monitors I have tried have the exact same 'recommended' resolution (1280X 1024), both 60Hz, and even chose 16 bit color for both instead of 32 to reduce resources.

Linux worked: Dual display worked immediately when I tried it in Ubuntu 10. So, it's not the hardware. It works in Ubuntu 12 too but not properly -it won't transfer windows across displays.
My Windows 7 64 is an upgrade from Vista 64. One person in another forum with the same problem resolved theirs by reinstalling Windows 7. But another got the same problem only after a fresh clean install of Windows 7 64 with the same GeForce 8400 GS and DMS-59 when it had previously worked in Vista. Dual Monitors - On... Read more

A:Dual display 1 not displaying except on startup; both display in Linux

are you Cloning these displays or extending, Don't Use Windows Setup use Nvidia's. It seems Nvidia like too take control. Go into there Display setup and change it there.

Good luck. I can if your happy too show you how Via Remote Assistance. Msg me for Details.

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Don't know if it was husband or child, but suddenly my desktop's start menu is squished into the left hand side of screen, and date/time are in German! I'm very green so any help is appreciated. I just want the generic desktop display with open programs on bottom of screen, etc. thanks, in advance

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The left side of my screen extends further than the monitor shows. The windows icons however line up normally. However the screen saver tends to drift into space out the left side of my monitor until eventually drifting back in. The problem began after I upgraded my computer to windows XP. I checked the settings in properties and it shows 2 monitors when I only use one monitor, one monitor,(the secondary) represents my motherboard graphic card and the other monitor, (the primary) represents my manually installed graphic card (voodoo 3, the one that I use). I dont know if this is normal or if it has anything to do with the problem. Any suggestions?

A:Phantom Monitor

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I had 3-way SLI. Removed one card to run benchmarks with 2-way SLI. I opened notepad and it appears to open on a display that is no longer there. I had three displays (each display connected to one GTX980). I now have one display connected to the fist card. I have Display Fusion installed and thought that was messing it up, uninstalled it and the same thing appears. I used DDU to remove the drivers and reinstalled 365.10.
If I go into screen resolution I see this:

A:Phantom display shows up in Windows 7

I clicked "try to connect" and then removed the display but the problem is still there.

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I am using an ASUS G75JH with an ATI HD Mobility 5870 and Win 7 64-bit. Every time I start my computer a phantom Non-Generic PnP monitor shows up and changes my resolution etc. until I am able to disable it. then I need to re organize my desktop icons because they all get moved. Having to do this every start up is not very fun and I was wondering if someone had this problem and could help me fix it.


A:Phantom Monitor On Every Startup

My guess is that some software on your computer is causing this problem
Try a clean boot and if the problem is gone follow the instructions to find out the specific cause.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

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I'm running Win7x64 on a Dell Latitute E6400. I'm hooked to a docking station with 2 monitors attached to it.
When I go to adjust screen resolution, I can see both monitors in the control panel and no more... but I can drag windows totally off screen to a 3rd 'ghost' monitor that doesn't seem to exist at all. Running PowerPoint, it gives me an option to launch my
slideshow on 'Monitor 6'. which is the ghost monitor. I'm pretty sure it's not the laptop screen (lid is closed), but can't find where this monitor is configured or how to disable it.
Other colleagues with similar setups don't have this ghost monitor.
Anybody have any ideas?

A:Phantom monitor on Windows 7

Click Start=>Devices and Printers
How many monitors are shown there? Remove or configure monitor 6? if it's there.
Try the Windows (key) + P and select duplicate or extend. (whichever fits your dual configuration)
Finally, with the notebook undocked, check the Fn + keys to enable \disable onboard and external display. Perhaps that's in a both mode, like an undocked presentation, and messing things up.

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Hello Community I have a ThinkPad Helix (1st Gen) N3Z6CGES running Windows 10. Bought it back in 2013.Long time i was very happy with the device. Smaller issues, no big deals.Among others: Some static Windows control buttons burnt into the screen. Therefore, in September 2017 I decided to give it to a certified dealer, before my ThinkPlus service runs out.They changed the screen and since the Helix has this new screen, I have the same problem as it is seen in this video:Lenovo Yoga 3 14 freaking around... [YouTube]Exept for my phantom touches only occure in the lower corners of the screen. Which doesn't make it any better, though.Rebooting gives me a break for a few minutes, but then it start again out of nowhere. Sadly, for some time, after the repair i haven't used the notebook at at all, so I didn't realize there is this problem.During this time, of course my ThinkPlus Service and the warranty for the device run out. But then again I needed my notebook very urgently, saw the problem and didn't have the opportunity to give it to repair again.I improvised and turned off the touch screen in the Device Manager. I could only use the digitizer, but at least i was able to work with the Helix. Few days ago there was a Windows update and i noticed that this update resetted my settings in the device manager. I was able to use the touch input completely problem-free again and felt happy like a little child, not knowing how much is missed this comfort!The problem w... Read more

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I was trying out this cheap game off Steam (Brothers: A tale of two sons), where in the game you control two characters (the sons) and was pressing I believe R-CTRL, Arrow Left, and possibly either ALT or the menu key can't remember. All of the sudden my screen goes black, and I'm like "Alright then".

So I try to press the keys again, nothing. Turn off the PC, turn it back on, and nothing, my keyboard / mouse don't even light up (When I press keys the back lights behind the indicators for the "SCROLL LOCK", "CAPS LOCK", "NUM LOCK" look like they're TRYING to turn on, but don't).

Try turning it off then on a few times, still nothing.

So I switch out my graphics card, boots up like normal, run a BIOS diagnosis, comes back clean so I think sweet, it's fixed. Well I try the other card (One that wasn't working) and same thing happens.

Now I'm thinking MAYBE it's a driver issue (I know, doesn't make sense considering Windows doesn't even boot up, but I'm guessing anything), so I plug in the second card again, and now it doesn't work. I try my onboard, nothing.

I've tried another monitor as well and get the same issue, and no, I can't try the cards in another system, this is my only desktop.

Any help is appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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 Im having a problem with my pc. Notting come up with my monitors when i turn on my pc. Everything turns on fans, LEDs keyboard and mouse but notting comes up on the moniters. I dont hear beeps when my pc normaly turns on.   This is the story what happen before It started doing this. I gotten new ram sticks for my pc to help it support with my games i play. I installed the ram sticks 2x4 8 gb of ram.I was trying to system restore my pc back to a earlier point because I was geting this ads virus I gotten a few days ago and everytime I did a reset it freeze for like 3 min while it get ready to reset then it come back and after i click Are you sure? it does it turn off reboot then it says notting has been change I did this again a few more times same thing notting has been changed so I stop turn off the pc and went and do something else I come back a few hour later turn it on then I get a blue screen for like 1 min and it went away and boot up everytime i start it up after it start up it worked find and i dont remember the error code the blue screen gave me. So i played some video games and i turn it off again for the night. Tomarrow morning notting came up on the screen. So I belive it my motherboard died and the pc store in town wants 120$ to just to get it tested to find out what parts it wasand it a 4 year old pc fitted with new graphic card ram and storage. Sorry if this might be confusing Didnt mean to put under hardware and upgrade&... Read more

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Below are screenshots of what's happening, Can someone tell me if this can be fixed? As far as I know how it happened is two morons tried hooking up S-Video without knowing what the hell they were doing, next thing they know, this happened.


A:Toshiba Display only displaying 5/6 of screen

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

Right click the desktop, select properties.
Click the "settings tab". What do you see?

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Replaced a Cracked LED (no not a misprint it is a LED) display on a newer Samsung laptop. the issue is that when powered on the LED does not display correctly. I have reseated and checked all the connections to no avail. I am not sure if it is a Display issue or perhaps a cable issue. Please look at the screenshots and you will see what I mean. I plugged in an external monitor and have a beautiful picture so I don't think it is the graphics proc. Image 0836 is the external and 0837 is the LED. Should I contact the seller and see about a replacement?

A:New LED Laptop Display Not displaying correctly

Could be the LED screen itself . The cable comes with the LED replacement or are using the cable from the old screen ?

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I keep getting an error popup on a new E5-574G.  The error is " display driver for Windows 8(R) stopped responding, and has sucessfully recovered".  This laptop is running 64 bit Windows 10 Home.  I found a file in the Acer Dowload site, specific to my S/N however, when extracting the file, it does not have a location where it should be copied to, then extracted.  his is the file that may be itVGAIntelVGA Driver20.19.15.4364172.4 MB2016/04/08Download,   when download and exrtract all, it puts it in my downloads file without istalling it in a program file.  As shown in the screen shot shows Sorry for the fuzziness its hard   to read the files.  But as I mentioned, it extracted the file in the dowloads folder.  I'm not even sure if this is the correct file.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  My Chat with Acer didn't solve the issue. 

A:new E5-574G keeps displaying the error "display dr...

Is your bios updated to the latest driver?BIOSAcer1. Update EC v2.71.144.6 MB2016/04/22Download

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Hello all.  Can anyone please help me?I am having display issues.  I have an HP Stream 11-d006TU, used by my wife. She was in the middle of working on a MS PowerPoint presentation, when the LCD Display went black.   When I hook external display via HDMI to our Sony Bravia TV, it works fine.  I immediately rushed to an open Computer repair shop at a nearby mall, asked a couple of repair guys but they had different opinions:First guy said it is a video card issue.  He tried turning the laptop power button off then back on (which I already did), and just flipped the laptop to check the bottom.Second guy detected that the external display is working, and advised to have the LCD replaced (which costs PhP 3,500 - PhP 4,500 or approximately US$70 - US$90).  I didn't pursue with his repair yet, as I was hesitant that he may just be trying to make a quick buck from me.Can somebody please help?   Can I still try some things before concluding that it's indeed an LCD replacement?  Thanks in advance for any help.

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I have here my cousins advent 7110 laptop, i dont have the spec yet.
he dropped it and now when he turns it on, it display what it should but its pink and all broken up.
took it apart its not the inverter cos the screen still works, so is it the lcd display?
can get a new one for £60

if i plug it into my monitor it works fine, gets to when xp it loading though and takes ages to load an my monitor goes off. what else can it be?

A:Laptop display not displaying properly

Welcome to TSG!!

If the display is "pink and all broken up", does it look like broken glass designs? It sounds like the LCD glass broke.

With the external monitor, once it boots up and the monitor goes off, can you use the Fn (function) key combination (not sure what it is for those laptops, for Dell it's <Fn><F8>) to set it back to external video mode?

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Because of some problem i  format laptop(Hp 2000 notebook, product no:C0P22PA#ACJ) and install win 7 professional 64 bit.after that i start missing output on projectori tried to many of download but not success  so please reply me the link proper suitable driver for win 7 pro 64 bit.

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I have a problem with monitor I don't know if it's from the cpu but last night i went and i mixed toothpaste with olive oil i saw the tutorial on YouTube and It was about making my processor fast so i did that and now my monitor doesn't display i checked all the wires and cables are plugged properly

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I just built a gaming pc for the first time, it booted up nicely and when I checked the BIOS I saw my CPU was running really hot so I turned it off and readjusted my CPU cooler, now it'll turn on but nothing will show up on the monitor. I would really appreciate any suggestions, thank you.

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Verify everything is properly installed and seated.

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Hey I recently ordered some new parts to build a better computer and have ran into some trouble.

The main bit of it being that my monitor isn't displaying anything when I start up the system.

Currently I have an old dell monitor plugged into the video card which is a NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT( tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4283353&sku=E145-9626 ) , using an adapter to hook up my monitor.

I would have it plugged into the mother board ( tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3573170&sku=A455-2808 ) except that my monitor plug is VGA.

Basically what I was wondering is if there is an adapter out there so that I could plug the monitor into the motherboard, or if there is some way I could get it to display through the video card without changing any software settings?

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I'm assuming that you're using a DVI to VGA adapter? That's the one that you would use if there's no VGA input for your gfx card. Don't plug your monitor into the motherboard (assuming

You aren't displaying anything? Even at the post screen? Or once you boot into windows? If it's the former, then your graphics card isn't working/connected correctly. If it's the latter then drivers are your problem.

I assume you at least get a POST? Check to make sure that your graphics card is inserted properly, that the adapters/cables are connected properly (maybe change ports if you have more than one).


Hmm, I looked at your motherboard, and it's SLI capable, meaning that there are two slots for the graphics card to go. Try moving your card over to the other PCI-E slot. Also, sometimes there's a "card" on the motherboard itself that you have to flip over or switch to enable SLI if you're going to try to do that...

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Earlier today I had a game downloading, and I left my PC running while I was gone for a couple of hours. When I got back I realized that the wifi adapter that plugs into my computer was not being read, which sometimes happnes, so I decided to restart my computer, which usually fixes it. When I went to turn my computer back on, my monitor said that their was no signal, so I tried restarting my computer multiple times, and changing the HDMI cable and still nothing. Than I took out the graphics card and put it back in, and got nothing that way. I don't really know what to do, and my computer runs windows 10 btw.

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when i switch my HP pc on,the monitor doesnt display,the screen goes blank,i have tried to new display cards but nothing seems to work,the fan inside works fine,light indicators are also on,im running windows xp service pack 3,i have tried different memories because i suspected somethin bad with them but i didnt succeed,when i eject the cd rom it is fine,

A:my pc is on but monitor not displaying

Perhaps the monitor is faulty. Have you tried another one ?

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I've recently got two monitors, but the secondary monitor doesn't show anything. On the screen resolution panel, it detects the second monitor, and when I move the mouse to the side, it acts as though there is a second screen there. However, on my video card control panel (I have an Nvidia GeForce GT 640) It only detects one screen. This might be because I am using a USB to DVI converter as the video card only has one slot.

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Why are you using a usb to dvi converter ? Doesn`t the monitor and the card both have at least a vga or dvi connection ?

You need to use 2 video cables, vga, or dvi.

Post a link to your exact card, from what I can see, that card has at least 2 if not 3 video outputs.

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So my brother's just moved and after connecting his PC back up, he can't get Windows to display on his LCD VGA monitor. The Nvidia graphics card (FX5600 I think) has a composite TV output and that's working so he can see the XP desktop on his CRT TV but that's the other side of the room so tricky for him to do much using that.

I got him to boot into Safe Mode and still it only displayed on the TV. He managed to right-click the desktop and click properties and could see two monitors, with only one enabled but he was unable to change this being in Safe Mode. After rebooting it was still only on the TV and he right-clicked on the desktop and there was an Nvidia option he selected but apparently that only gave him some options for the TV settings.

The monitor works fine as the PC displays POST and the "Windows needs to check your drives" screen OK, it's just once Windows has booted he has no picture. In Safe Mode, I got him to check Device Manager and as well as the Nvidia driver there's the LogMeIn mirror driver and a Mirage driver (I think we installed that for VNC) but they've been installed for ages and it was working fine before the move.

I installed a backup XP on there for him, so he's currently trying booting to that to see if that displays on the monitor. If not, I've told him to remove the graphics card and plug into the onboard VGA. Even if that works, it won't have all his software installed and he hasn�... Read more

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I'm new to computer tech, and just hoped that there was someone who could assist me in my dilemma,

My dell PC harddrive is working fine but all I'm getting on my monitor is a black screen with a flashing white bar in the top left corner,
Any help would be greatly appreciated


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Hi Beardedscot81, and welcome to TSG.

Make causes you to be so sure your computer's hard drive is working fine?

Am I safe to assume that your computer was working OK and now you only get the black screen with a blinking cursor (white bar)?

Does anything appear on the screen before the blinking cursor when you first turn on the computer?

What activity do you observe when you first turn on the computer? Internal self-test beeps? Keyboard LEDs blink on? Do fans start spinning?

Are you able to get into the BIOS settings on power up?

What is the full model number of your computer?

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I have a PC without AGP or PCI-E slots - only ISA (and it's a P4 - Kinda odd) it's a Gigabyte GA-8I845GB. Anyway, the monitor has stopped displaying. I swap monitors, same problem. I changed the slots, on the pc, same problem. I put the screen card in another PC, works fine. Seems to point to some sort of MB fault in my opinion, but can't narrow it down without a screen - Any idea's??

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My monitor is not coming out of sleep mode. I have hard booted and reconnected all cables. When clicking on source display comes up for 5 secs stating DVI Active

I disconnected DVI and connected VGA cable. Same happens. Says its active but displays for only 5secs or so. Keyboard inputs don't activate display

Now I have both cables connected and same thing happens stating VGA and DVI Active but display goes blank after 5secs

It's an HP widescreen monitor
What is happening?

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Hi all

I've just purchased a workstation with (among other things) the following setup...
PNY Nvidia K620 graphics (2gb)
Iiyama ProLite B2888UHSU monitor
Windows 10 Home
16gb RAM
2tb Hd
128gb SSD

I've installed / updated the driver for the graphics card to the latest version, and I'm using a displayport cable (Assuming it's 1.2, as it came with the monitor)

The issue that I'm having is I can get a maximum resolution of 'just' 2560 x 1440, when both the graphics card and the monitor are capable of 3840 x 2160

Can anyone shed any light on this for me please?


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monitor not showing anything after the first boot , but my computer runs and i can hear the windows startup sound but after restarting my computer it works fine , also sometimes my monitor shows everthing but on my desktop icons are big.

also im not sure if its the correct place to make this thread.

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The easiest way to isolate the issue would be to unplug all the cables from the back of the tower and the monitor. Then, press and hold the power button to release the residual charge from the system board. Connect all the cables as they were, reboot the system and check if there is any improvement.

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