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Windows 7: Phantom display shows up in Windows 7

23 Jun 2016   #1
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Phantom display shows up in Windows 7

I had 3-way SLI. Removed one card to run benchmarks with 2-way SLI. I opened notepad and it appears to open on a display that is no longer there. I had three displays (each display connected to one GTX980). I now have one display connected to the fist card. I have Display Fusion installed and thought that was messing it up, uninstalled it and the same thing appears. I used DDU to remove the drivers and reinstalled 365.10.
If I go into screen resolution I see this:




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23 Jun 2016   #2
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I clicked "try to connect" and then removed the display but the problem is still there.


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24 Jun 2016   #3
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you also disable that display in nvidia control panel?
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24 Jun 2016   #4
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I removed one card and now I only have one GTX980. The display no longer shows up.
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24 Jun 2016   #5
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hmm, can you put it back and uncheck the display in Nvidia control panel, shutdown then pull it again? Also if stuff is opening on the phantom screen when the app is selected use win+shift+arrow left or right and you can swap it between your real screen or fake one FYI.
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24 Jun 2016   #6
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
Also if stuff is opening on the phantom screen when the app is selected use win+shift+arrow left or right and you can swap it between your real screen or fake one FYI.
I'm curious as to why the computer or program still thinks that I have more than one display? The left and right displays are off and not even connected.

I'll reconnect the 2nd card tomorrow.
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