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Windows 7: desktop opens 2 windows at once.

05 May 2013   #1
poorguy

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 
desktop opens 2 windows at once.

hey all, went from crt monitor to lcd monitor. when I double click desktop icon 2 windows open instead of 1. went back to crt monitor and don't have that problem. went to lcd monitor and problem is there. went so far as to try a different desktop with the same lcd monitor and have the same problem occur. even tried a different mouse. the lcd monitor is a Compaq wf1907. don't have this problem with my other lcd monitors. just wonder if this could be a software driver issue with this monitor. operating system is windows 7 pro 32 bit. this is not a touch screen monitor. the drivers are Compaq oem drivers from there website. poorguy


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08 May 2013   #2
poorguy

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

hey all, well seems like we are all at a loss on this problem so I just uninstalled the driver and shelved the monitor. will contact Compaq and see if they have any advice. hey we tried. closing this thread. thanks. poorguy
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08 May 2013   #3
bulletng

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I don't think a monitor has anything to do with how applications open?! Unless you're only "seeing" two applications as in it's displaying twice, but it's really only one.
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09 May 2013   #4
poorguy

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

I agree. I don't understand why this particular monitor is doing this on 2 different desktops. the desktops work fine on other monitors thats why I am thinking that it almost has to be an issue with the driver for the monitor. thanks. poorguy
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09 May 2013   #5
bulletng

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Most monitors use a preinstalled PnP driver that doesn't require a separate installation. It could be your video card driver not supporting the aspect ratio or resolution of the new monitor.
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09 May 2013   #6
poorguy

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

could very well be the video card or drivers that aren't supporting the monitor. next step now is to change the video card and see what happens. it is an older ati card. I do a lot of pc resurrection and donate them to people so I am working with older hardware sometimes. thanks for the input. poorguy
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09 May 2013   #7
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Swap out your mouse and try that monitor again?
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09 May 2013   #8
poorguy

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

that was the 1st thing that I tried was the mouse swap. I still believe it is a video card problem or video card driver issue. poorguy
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11 May 2013   #9
poorguy

windows 7 pro 32bit
 
 

hey all, solved my problem it was the video card. changed from a visiontek x1300 xge to a NVidia GeForce 8400gs and problem with monitor solved. never have ever ran into this before. as far as the 2nd desktop that I had tried opened it up and it has an ati radeon video card also uncertain as to what model it is. it looks to be an oem. any way all is good now. thanks for all the input.poorguy
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12 May 2013   #10
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

On the plus side if you want a huge performance increase over those old cards, doesn't cost much now, we are like 4 generations ahead of that 8400GS.

Might want adjust your specs, says 6600GT.

Example:

GeForce 8400 GS 512MB vs Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare

SAPPHIRE 100323-2L Radeon HD 6570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Newegg.com

Assuming you are not stuck in AGP slot HELL on that PC.
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