Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Win7 to Monitor & AV Amp>TV problem! HIDES DESKTOP?

16 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7
Win7 to Monitor & AV Amp>TV problem! HIDES DESKTOP?

I have a strange problem, I run a 9800GTX+ with a dvi to vga adapter to my monitor and a dvi to HDMI adapter to my onkyo TX-SR507 amplifier which in turn has a hdmi to my LCD TV.

I use the amp for sound from the pc down the hdmi lead.

now if my TV is not on (but the amp is) then windows decides to HIDE my desktop on my monitor with wallpaper... i mean no mouse, no taskbar, nothing... but everything is still there BEHIND wallpaper.. EG: if i press email button on keyboard when i put TV on again outlook will be sitting there on my monitor.

turning my amp off also works.

i have tried CLONING displays but still same thing??

had no problem like this on vista - and i have the newest graphics card drivers.

any ideas?????

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7

ok i just pressed windows +P whilst the desktop was hidden behind the wallpaper... and it brought it back with display settings... and amp wasnt ticked (amp was turned on but TV off).

I then ticked this again. exited and all seems to be ok.. i now have amp on and TV off and can see my desktop.. and have experimented turning both off and on.

wonder if it will still be working tomorrow after ive turned my pc off... lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7

would appear Windows wanted different settings if TV off or on...

as now if TV is off windows says "extended desktop"

but if i turn TV on.. monitor flashes black and settings change to "cloned desktop"

maybe it had settings for both on.. but when it was just going to the amp it thought it needed different settingS??? lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Win7 to Monitor & AV Amp>TV problem! HIDES DESKTOP?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Need dual monitor remote desktop to a Win7 Pro computer
I have tried Splashtop, RealVNC, LogMeIn, and GoToMyPC and none of them seem to replicate the remote desktop ability to extend the desktop to dual monitors at full resolution (many of them scraping only the laptop's low resolution). Is there any other 3rd party tool? I've spend a lot of time...
Network & Sharing
Nothing shows on monitor after start computer / 2 monitor Win7 desktop
My old Windows 7 desktop sounds normal on booting up but I can't see anything on the monitor. I may not have the monitor connected properly. A couple of years ago I bought a used corporate desktop PC with Windows 7 and used it for a while. Then I bought a new laptop and I haven't used the...
General Discussion
2nd Monitor: Can't Extend Desktop? Win7
Win 7 Pro i7 2600K Integrated Graphics Monitor 1: HP ZR24W Monitor 2: Dell U2311H Why can't I extend the desktop onto my second monitor? After Right Click on the Desktop (Control Panel/Appearance and Personalization/Display)/Screen Resolution, clicking "Detect" does not detect the...
Hardware & Devices
Win7 Desktop Problem
I am wondering how to turn this off, I really don't need this feature to be honest. it annoys me aswell. -How it is activated, whenever I move a window it starts doing that cube effect. Please, how to I turn this off?
General Discussion
Extended desktop problem, monitor won't boot!
Hello, First of all, I highly appreciate any help I can get through these forums. My problem is so stressful that anything would be good atm. Ok, so my problem: I can't get extended desktop to work since I have Windows7. It allways worked flawlessly on windowsXP pro and I used it on windows7...
Graphic Cards
win7 desktop icon problem
for some reason - only MS know - one of the desktop icons wont show the correct picture. Photoshop elements 5. it used to but not now. i can find a png pic of the icon picture. how do i get the icon pic back. maybe from that properties change icon HAS the right pic - but select it and get...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:29.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App