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Windows 7: Extended desktop feature wears off after shut down or standby


19 Feb 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Extended desktop feature wears off after shut down or standby

I recently started using another screen with my [old] laptop, and it works fine, but every time it shutdowns or wakes up from sleep, the option switches automatically to "Show desktop only on 1". And as much as I love to change settings 5 times a day, I would like to get rid of it.

I checked for updates for my ATI 3650 HD, led to nothing. Any ideas?

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22 Feb 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Topic still up.
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22 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

AMD Catalyst
Download the software catalyst and setup your presets.
1)TAB = Desktop Management > Creating and Arranging Desktops. (here you decide if you want to extend or mirror)
2)When that is completed press apply.
3)TAB = Presets > Add preset.

Try putting the computer to sleep does it still occur? How about after a reboot.
I gotta go now but I will be back later tonight (5 hours)
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23 Feb 2013   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I did that in the past. I actually configured the extended monitors setup through the AMD Catalyst when I bought the second screen. It is true that I didn't have the latest update for the driver, but it should have worked, right?
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24 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

Having the latest drivers can sometime fix random bugs, however my next assumption would be to check power settings and set them to max performance and possibly bios settings since they can often affect how a computer will resume.

We need to make sure we update your latest drivers for isplay Adapter and BIOS.

Please post specific details on what laptop you are using. I can help you find the appropriate drivers.
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25 Feb 2013   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Windows Windows 7 Ultimate Edition (64-bit) Service Pack 1 (Build 7601)
Internet Explorer 8.0.7601.17514
Memory (RAM) 3993 MB
CPU Info Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz
CPU Speed 2526,5 MHz
Sound Card Headphones (Conexant 20561 Smar |
SPDIF Interface (Conexant 20561 |
Speakers (Conexant 20561 SmartA |

Display Adapters Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family | Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family | ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 | ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 | RDPDD Chained DD | RDP Encoder Mirror Driver | RDP Reflector Display Driver
Monitors 2x; ThinkPad Display 1680x1050 | Generic PnP Monitor |
Screen Resolution 1680 X 1050 - 32 bit
Network Network Present
Network Adapters Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 AGN | Intel(R) 82567LF Gigabit Network Connection
CD / DVD Drives 5x (E: | F: | G: | H: | I: | ) E: | F: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7910S | G: | H: | I:
Ports COM3 LPT Port NOT Present.
Mouse 5 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks C: 49,0GB | D: 98,6GB
Hard Disks - Free C: 2,9GB | D: 7,6GB
USB Controllers 8 host controllers.
Firewire (1394) 1 host controllers.
Manufacturer * LENOVO
Product Make * 20828VG
AC Power Status OnLine
BIOS Info AT/AT COMPATIBLE | 12/13/11 | LENOVO - 3240
Time Zone W. Europe Standard Time
Battery Status No Battery
Motherboard * LENOVO 20828VG
IP Address 192.168.1.12 |
MAC Address 00-24-7E-6D-F4-A7
Host Name RADUSISOE
SM BIOS 7VET94WW (3.24 )
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25 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

I tried searching for Lenovo 20828VG, any chance you can let me know what kind of series is it? Lenovo Thinkpad, IdeaPad, or some other series.
Also can you please take a screenshot of your device manager.
Use the snooping tool : How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista (also applies to Seven)
and upload the picture using this method :
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Anyways I want you to take a picture of Device Manager. In order to get to device manager press the Windows key on your keyboard + R key. Which will bring up the run box type in devmgmt.msc this will open up device manager window. Once your here you will see something that says "Display Adapter" click on it so that it expands.

Also have you done Windows Updates, I STRONGLY encourage you do windows updates before we continue with updating your video graphics or any other updates
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26 Feb 2013   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

The laptop is a Levovo ThinkPad T500. I thought you were referring to the full specifications, not the actual model number.


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26 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

So your laptop needs specific drivers, all laptops that have 2 different gpu chipsets have different drivers than those from say NVidia or AMD. Please download your drivers for your machine. Lenovo Support - Drivers & Software (US)
Click on Notebook/Laptop > T Series > Thinkpad T 500 > 2082 > 8VG > Windows 7 64 bit

Download Software Manager for Switchable GFX
ThinkPad Switchable Graphics Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad
Restart after it's completed


Download the latest driver for your integrated GPU chipset
Intel GM45 Display Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit), Vista (32-bit) - ThinkPad

Edit for future reference, switchable graphics driver only need their main driver.

Extend your displays and then put computer to sleep/hibernate or lock to attempt to recreate scenario. Does it still happen?

If so please go to control panel, underneath the search bar for control panel there will be something that says View by: Category(by default) change it to large or small icons. See if you can find Mobility Center or Lenovo Tablet Controls or something related to tablet/mobility settings. Sometimes these settings must be saved within these options for them to be saved and used.



Also check if Windows has any updates for your hardware under Optional drivers,
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03 Mar 2013   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I have installed the latest AMD driver update, which now causes textures and writing to go wild.
I tried installing the Intel Gm45 thing and it says that my computer does not meet the minimum specifications.
I set the options from the Catalyst Center, I restarted, but the problem persists.


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