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Windows 7: Extending desktop gets a magenta monitor


07 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 
Extending desktop gets a magenta monitor

On Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family 8.15.10.2021 (HP 6730s laptop):

I tried extending the desktop to an older Compaq 5017m LCD monitor without success. The monitor by itself displays reasonably, yet when I tried extending to it the display appears to go almost all magenta. None of the available settings appeared to make any significant difference. As a standalone the monitor works just fine. Any suggestions (other than don't do it)?

Thanks.

g

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07 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Go to Intel's site, run the auto-update utility and check the newest drivers are available, then connect the monitor and dig around in Intel's config utility, the setting is somewhere there.
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07 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
...the setting is somewhere there.
Any notion of what setting I'm looking for? I've tried resolution, color depth and refresh rate.

g
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07 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Something in monitor/scaling.
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07 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Well, applying the infinite monkey theorem, I rather than mucking about in Graphics Properties or Graphics Options, I tried the context menu's Screen Resolution. This gets me into Windows 7's utility rather than Intel's. For whatever reason, the $&%*^($ thing now behaves as intended.

So thanks for getting me thinking about this again. We're on the air.

g
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07 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by geob View Post
Well, applying the infinite monkey theorem, I rather than mucking about in Graphics Properties or Graphics Options, I tried the context menu's Screen Resolution. This gets me into Windows 7's utility rather than Intel's. For whatever reason, the $&%*^($ thing now behaves as intended.

So thanks for getting me thinking about this again. We're on the air.

g
That would be the second choice, but if Intel won't do it . . .
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