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: Extended desktop problem coming out of sleep

13 Dec 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Extended desktop problem coming out of sleep

I have an Acer Aspire 5732Z as my main monitor with a Philips 19PFL3504D TV as the second monitor. My problem is when I wake the laptop from sleep the Philips says "Format Not Supported". The only way to get a display is to unplug the vga cable and replug it. Then my laptop auto arranges all desktop icons, moving any icons on the Philips to the laptop. If the Philips monitor doesn't give the "Format Not Supported" message all will be ok.
I put the laptop in sleep mode at night and shut the Philips off. This doesn't happen in Dual Display Clone, just Extended Desktop. I have auto arrange icons and align icons to grid off.
I do not want to realign my icons every morning. Any ideas about what I can do?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Dec 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Well I think it's solved. If I turn on the second monitor (Philips TV) before the laptop, I don't get the "Format Not Supported" problem and all icons remain in their original place. So I hope this can help others who may have this issue.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Extended desktop problem coming out of sleep

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Extended Desktop Keeps Reverting Back to Cloned Desktop
Hi everyone. I'm having a problem in Windows 7 with my dual monitor setup. Being a student, my laptop comes with me during the day to classes, but when I return to my desk, I have a dual monitor setup through a docking station. I haven't had a problem getting the displays to actually output in...
Hardware & Devices
Desktop icon grid changes when using extended desktop
Hi, I have a really annoying problem with desktop icons. I use 2 monitors. 1920x1200 is the main dislay and 1600x1200 is another one for extended desktop. The thing is that I don't need it all the time so I'd like to switch the extended desktop on and off when I need it. Problem is that entering...
Extended desktop problem -- i7 and Asus P8Z68-VPRO/GEN
Hello everyone, I just finished putting together my first custom-built PC, using an ASUS P8Z68-VPRO/GEN3 motherboard with a 2700K CPU. For now, I'm just relying on the built-in graphics until the Radeon 7000 series are a little more affordable. I wanted to be able to set up a dual monitor...
Graphic Cards
PC crashes when in sleep mode for extended period
Hello, I have an issue that ha happened twice where when I put my pc in sleep mode for an extended period, both time it's been overnight so ~8 hours I come back to find the pc running and at my log-on screen. When i log-in a window comes up saying the pc recovered from a blue screen crash. Can...
BSOD Help and Support
extended desktop
Hi, I have a pc connected to a TV Plasma. I have extended configuration. I would like to know is it possible to force an application to start by default on the extended desktop? Many thanks and sorry for my english!
Graphic Cards
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

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 16:56.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App