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

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

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

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

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

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

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.)


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

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

A:Windows Photo Viewer slideshow turns secondary monitor black

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

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my monitor supports 3440x1440 but no matter what I do the Y730 only outputs a max of 2560x1440.  I am connecting with hdmi.   also I have updated bios and all the drivers. any ideas?

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Hi everyone

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

Anyone has an idea?

Thanks in advance!

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

According to ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

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

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

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

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

anyone know how? :P

Thanks in advance

A:how to Force window into secondary monitor?

Quote: Originally Posted by flashist

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

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

anyone know how? :P

Thanks in advance

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

PS: nice rig..!!

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

A:Secondary monitor black out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Secondary VGA monitor on and recognized but black!

Quote: Originally Posted by nzl

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Permanent black bar on bottom of secondary monitor

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

System Restore

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

If neither help, I would run the System File Checker

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Let us know how it goes. A Guy

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

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

Any ideas?

Thank you!


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Hey everybody =)

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

Hope this can be fixed!


A:Secondary monitor, black lines flash on screen

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

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

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

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

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

Does anyone knows how to solve this issue.

Thanks for any clue.


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

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

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

You can get the correct driver for it here;

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

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

Regards....Mike Connor

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

A:Viewing video full screen on secondary monitor.

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

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

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8129 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 200 Series, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 232 GB (21 GB Free); D: 931 GB (395 GB Free); E: 698 GB (152 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled (360 Security)

First post, hope I am not necro'ing anyone's thread.

The Issue: Dual monitors, secondary stays in D-VID Power Saving Mode and goes to black and flashes the standby light.

Monitor Model: LG 24'' IPS LED D2343 (CINEMA 3D)

Was working perfectly less than 24 hours ago, upon boot up this issue arose, attempted fixes to follow:

Basic Fixes Attempted:

1. Classic restart.
2. Removed screen connections, power and DVI.
3. Swapped Ports on the actual GPU between main and secondary monitors, main monitor fires up no problem.
4. Used the Monitor and cables with a different PC- The Monitor worked perfectly.
5. Reinstalled GPU Drivers.
6. Cleaned out the tower, dust etc.
7. Checked and re-checked as many settings as possible on W10, everything from Power settings to Display and Device management, this includes trying hot keys- like those used to project screens etc.
8. Checked windows Update- fully updated.
9 No dodgy software detected or any software installed lately.

Intermediate Fixes Attempted:

1. Removed and ... Read more

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

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

Any suggestions ?

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

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

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My laptop's monitor is broken, so I use an external monitor plugged in through an HDMI cord. I updated to Windows 10 and can't figure out how to toggle between display settings. I know you can do Windows + P and select expand, but seeing as I have a broken laptop monitor I can't do anything.

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

Add'l info:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Dual monitor issue, secondary monitor is undetectable


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

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


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I've got a bit of a problem. I would really want to use new nvidia drivers for my GeForce 8600m GT card (it is required by some games) but I can't. I have to use old nvidia drivers because the newer one don't fully support my card according to my laptop's customer service (even if the driver description says its for my model).
If I install any newer than 179.48 my external monitor stops working properly: there is this static line on my monitor - it is across the whole monitor horrizontaly but only about 3 inches vertically and it moves from bottom of the monitor to the top (it makes the part of the monitor a bit shaky, though rest of the screen is ok) and the whole minitor flashes black screen every 15 seconds or so (sometimes more frequently sometimes less), it's like the monitor is reseting itself or something.
Customer service told me to only download graphic drivers from their site and they stopped updating it long, long time ago. They told me not to download from nvidia.com because if it won't work properly, which it doesn't, it's my problem.
The monitor works fine with 179.48 drivers and these drivers are actually from nvidia.com. The last drivers compal updated were from 2007 or 2008 (16x.xx - I can't check the exact version because every drivers for my model dissapeared from their site). The 179.48 from nvidia.com actually works better than the ones from compal site even though there is only small difference.
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Hi, I have been having problems with my computer since installing a new printer, since then i have uninstalled the printer with the drivers as well. I went through all drivers and updated them. Updated the Nvidia (i think thats what it is called) ever since then my monitor has been going black, even though it is on (blue light). What should I be looking for? This is very frustrating!!!! Thank you

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Does T580 Laptop with Nvidia card detect an External 4k display monitor, atleast one to start, ideally 2 external displays.Is there a need for docking station to accomplish this or out of the box configuration work ?Based on my T570 experience, it could not find external display.   Thank you,  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anyway to resolve this?

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

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

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

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

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A:Primary Monitor switches to secondary monitor

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

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

About a month ago, my monitors started behaving oddly. The PC would power up normally and load Windows to the Viewsonic, and during the load up screen the Viewsonic would power down. The only way to see the screen was to turn on the TV. This is on Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium (up to date).
Things I?ve tried:Set the Viewsonic to be the primary monitor and settings to only display on the Viewsonic. Result: If the TV is off, there?s no video to the Viewsonic. If the TV is on, it is black (as expected since I've set the monitor to receive the feed) and the feed goes to the Viewsonic.
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A:No feed to primary monitor when secondary monitor is off.

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

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

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

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

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

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

sweksybaby welcome to the Seven Forums.

This should be what you are looking for,

Display - Change Main Display

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

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

any information would be apreciated

A:No Monitor Display After Updating Nvidia drivers


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

Start > Run > devmgmt.msc

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

First of all, I'm running windows 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not sure if that helps or not

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

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

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

(Integrated Garaphics card: Intel HD Graphics Core i3)

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

A:External monitor resolution setting (Nvidia 310m)

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Just fired up my new X1 Extreme and I'm having an issue getting drivers for the NVIDIA 1050.  I can only download drivers from Lenovo and not NVIDIA?  I need minimum driver 416.94 but I can only get 416.16 from lenovo.  I've tried geforce experience but it says I have the latest driver (416.16).  Anyone have away around this? Thanks!

A:ThinkPad X1 Extreme Nvidia 1050 Drivers

What a pain.  I've downloaded the driver from NVIDIA that I need and I can't install it on this machine.  I went to device managment and tried updating the driver that way and I get a message stating something about "windows says you have the best driver"...what a pain. 

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

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

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

I'd appreciate any help anyone could provide

A:the latest nvidia drivers make my monitor go dark

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feels like I've tried everything and nothing works!

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

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

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

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

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

What driver version are you using.

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

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

Any ideas?


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Please help!

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

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

Thank you.

Kind regards,


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

Any ideas?

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

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Hi, I have a new t480s with the intel uhd 620 driver, windoze 10.  Most of the time it is docked and an external monitor on displayport. Whenever the monitor powers off the windows all resize to what looks like the size of the 480 screen, so I have to rearrange everything each time.  Anyone find a fix or workaround? I saw posts from intel saying they are ignoring the issue and blaming MS on it. Thanks!

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

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

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

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

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Hello All, I am using a T460 with an external monitor.The external monitor goes black for a second and the sound also pops once while the screen goes black, then the sound continues and the screen comes back.I am using the built-in jack port to listen to audio. There is an irritating pop in the left earpiece every time the monitor goes black.The graphic card is an integrated Intel HD520.Sometimes it happens every two minutes, sometimes only once or twice a day.The more I want it to not happen, the more it does.  I am using the monitor without a dock and I tested it with the following cable variations:Built-in HDMI port --> to DVIBuilt-in HDMI port --> to HDMIBuilt-in Mini DisplayPort --> HDMI The problem persist in all scenarios.Let me know if you need any further info. Please help me, because it is slowly driving me insane.It is impossible to work like that.Help, please help.

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Hello there, In the hope, that Lenovo sees this and fixes the driver. After installing NVIDIA Optimus driver / on my W540 with Nvidia Quadro K1100M and Intel HD Graphics 4600, the external monitor can't connectIt goes out of power save when connecting, and then back into power save. (Lenovo ThinkVision 1920*1080, not that it matters) This is due to the new HD Graphics Driver enabling four "ghost" Generic Non-PnP Monitors.Since it only support two displays, the external monitor is detected but never used. This was an issue in earlier driver versions, and it has now resurfaced with the NVIDIA Optimus driver / which is bundling drivers for both the Nvidia and the HD Graphics cards. I managed to get the external monitor back to a working state by:1. In Device Manager: Remove the Intel HD Graphics 4600 card and checking the check box to remove the drivers on the system.2. Running the setup.exe of the win64_154025.4463 driver version downloaded from intels download page. This immidiately got rid of the four "ghost" Generic Non-PnP Monitors, and my external monitor works again... Running on a 2016 driver version But fortunately the Nvidia card is still running on the patched driver version. @Lenovo please fix this.

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