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Windows 7: Display options problem

15 Apr 2013   #1

windows 7 32 bit
Display options problem

Hi. I have a strange problem and not sure how to fix it. I have a destop acer aspire z5761, i have it nest to my hd 42 inch tv. Until today i have been running a dual monitor with no problems. However today the display on the tv which is usually fine went blank. I was able to see my desktop background but nothing else could be dragged onto it. So i did a system restore and this is where it gets odd, my computer decided to change the main display to the tv rather than the monitor, this wouldnt normally be a problem however now when turning on my computer with the cable for the tv inserted the display only appears on the tv screen and leaves my monitor blank. However the cursor is on screen but cant be moved and no key strokes work so i am unable to do anything until i unplug the cable leading to the tv for the computer. The question is really how can i change the dual screen display options without the cable being plugged into my computer as when its inserted i am not able to move the cursor or use any short cut keys??? please help. P.s i have run system restores which have not worked, i a have tried using old drivers for the display with no luck and also unistalled and re installed all drivers. I have run in safe mode, however it doesnt recognise dual screen when in safe mode so please help. thanks

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16 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro + Windows 10


Welcome to the forums. Could you please update your specs (you can use the link in my sig). What cable type are you using for the tv ? I googled you pc it appears to be one of the all in one type pc. If it uses an nvidia card, unplug the tv, restart and then try to connect the tv again and use the multiple monitors section of the nvidia control panel. Or you could go to control panel>display>change display settings and see if it is then set up for multiple displays.


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17 Apr 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 X64 (Windows 10, 8.1, Linux Mint, Windows XP and others in VM)

You may try this and see if it is of any help. Display Switch Shortcut - Create
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