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Windows 7: AeroPeek grayed out after graphics driver update

06 Jun 2015   #1
NoobNeeds

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 
AeroPeek grayed out after graphics driver update

Hi people,

maybe someone of you can help me out here. My problem is the latest graphics driver for my Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti. After installing it Aero Peek Effects stopped to function and is shown as a grayed out option in task properties.

I followed your tutorial here but nothing changed. My WEI score is refreshed, stopping and restarting services didn't help even if the run as supposed to and all visual effects are enabled.

Do you guys have any other ideas or solutions?


NoobNeeds


Edit:

Found some interesting things. When I quit some games I played in fullscreen Aero Peek sometimes reverts to normal, sometimes not.

Furthermore I seem to have a problem with my windows not being dockable to the left side of the screen. Moving my mouse with or without window past the left end of my screen results in both vanishing to a place no one knows about. As if the desktop/screen "thinks" it has more place it should usually have. Funny about all this is that it's only happening from top to 2/3 of the screen. On the bottom 1/3 part of the screen my mouse stops normally but windows are still not dockable.

My screen looks normal though. Docking my windows to top works and shows them how they should look.


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06 Jun 2015   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Have you searched on the new driver to see if others are having the same issue? It could be a regression in the driver. In which case I would revert to the previous driver until they fix it.
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06 Jun 2015   #3
NoobNeeds

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, I did. Other guys doesn't seem to have this issue. Typing in google "game ready" "aero peek" didn't help anything.
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06 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Do you see any phantom screens in Screen Resolution or NVidia control panel?
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06 Jun 2015   #5
NoobNeeds

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

No but thanks to you I found something of interest. Switching to Duplicate or Extend fix the issue as long as I stay in those modes. Switching back reverts the problem.

If anyone can make something out of it: I run a desktop computer with 1 TV connected through an DVI to HDMI adapter.
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07 Jun 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Alright if you wish to further investigate.

Does it detect the phantom screen if you click "detect" in Screen Resolution?
Any second monitor in Device Manager?
Try using the other DVI port, if there is one?
Did you have another monitor before?

It is possible one of the other ports on GPU think there is a display attached. And it is smaller as detected as generic(?)
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07 Jun 2015   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Roll back to the previous driver.
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07 Jun 2015   #8
NoobNeeds

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Does it detect the phantom screen if you click "detect" in Screen Resolution?
Truth! It does. Shows my graphic card in drop-down and says "Another display not detected".

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Any second monitor in Device Manager?
Only one entry: PnP. Properties shows my graphic card.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Try using the other DVI port, if there is one?
DVI-end is connected to graphic card and TV only got 3 HDMI-inputs. Tried them all. No change.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Did you have another monitor before?
Yeah, I did. Probably helps to mention that the issue persists on this 2nd monitor.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
It is possible one of the other ports on GPU think there is a display attached. And it is smaller as detected as generic(?)
Is plausible. Probably my card thinks there's a second device running.

Option in Screen Resolution for Multiple Displays is "No display detected" but I can switch to "Try to connect anyways on: VGA". Strange... because there never ever was anything connected through VGA on my graphic card or computer.

What exactly do you mean by smaller? Screen Resolution is set on 1920x1080 as grayed out option.
Smaller on top of Screen Resolution near "Detect"? Yes. Display 2 is smaller than Display 1.
The phantom screen on-desktop: Yes. As stated above.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Roll back to the previous driver.
I'll take that route as last option, thanks.
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07 Jun 2015   #9
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Another display not detected is same as what I get too, that's normal. It just shows the unplugged port.

Any chance there is a driver for the TV? Check the website of vendor. (not sure if this would help, but still..)

I meant the DVI-end, are there 2 DVI ports on the GPU? Try the other DVI port.

Do you have another monitor to plug in? From a friend or neighbor? Maybe you just need to disable that phantom one once plugged in.

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Funny about all this is that it's only happening from top to 2/3 of the screen. On the bottom 1/3 part of the screen my mouse stops normally but windows are still not dockable.
What I meant as a smaller screen, probably doesn't have a driver for it and hence has a smaller resolution.

Quote:
Option in Screen Resolution for Multiple Displays is "No display detected" but I can switch to "Try to connect anyways on: VGA". Strange... because there never ever was anything connected through VGA on my graphic card or computer.
This is normal too. Here is how mine looks like.

AeroPeek grayed out after graphics driver update-screen-resolution-window.jpg


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07 Jun 2015   #10
NoobNeeds

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Any chance there is a driver for the TV?
No, there is none.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
I meant the DVI-end, are there 2 DVI ports on the GPU? Try the other DVI port.
No, all ports my GPU got are HDMI, VGA and DVI-I.

But tell you what. I solved this damn problem!! Thanks to your guidance and googling around I found out additional graphic drivers cause the screens/adapter to misbehave. In my case this is some EZ Display driver I didn't know I had on system. Installed through some 3rd party tool I once used to stream content to TV. Send it to hell and everything works fine now.

The 2nd VGA screen from my graphic card still exists but doesn't cause weird behavior now. As you said, it's normal.

If in future anyone encounters such a problem, remember to ask them this first. Could be solved easily, really.

Well, thanks for all your support! You're a lifetime saver
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