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Windows 7: Screen Shows Double

27 Nov 2010   #1
Watkinspi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Screen Shows Double

Dell Laptop. When I turn on computer, I get double desktop on screen. Screen is almost spit into 2 desktops. 1st time it happened, it resolved itself after turning on and off several times. 2nd time, went to Dell support. they remotely"fixed" it. 3 days later, it happened again. I resorted to a Restore point and got it back to normal. any suggestions?


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27 Nov 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi Watkinspi, and welcome to sevenforums,

i don't believe i've seen anything like what you describe.

could you upload a screenshot?
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27 Nov 2010   #3
Watkinspi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Can't do it until it happens again. Basically, 2/3 of left side show my desktop. right 1/3 shows duplicate. Almost like two windows. Everything boots up fine, just shows double. And resolution reduces, so barely can read.
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27 Nov 2010   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

very strange...sorry i've got no idea.

hopefully somebody else will be along soon with a suggestion.
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27 Nov 2010   #5
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Obviously a graphics card problem, but I have never heard of this before. Could be incompatible driver update, some program you installed, or something else.

~Lordbob
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27 Nov 2010   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote:
Right click on the desktop and select properties. Go to the settings tab and see how many monitors are enabled. I'm willing to bet that you will have two stacked on top of each other. To disable the top monitor, select it in the window and uncheck the box "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor".

"You sir, are a great man. That worked like a charm. Thanks a lot."
This fellow had one on top of the other but sounded similar otherwise. He did have two monitors in properties when he should have had one.

Mike
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27 Nov 2010   #7
Watkinspi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Thanks for the idea. I checked it. only 1 monitor listed. But that could be because I restored. If it does it again, I will check that first.
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27 Nov 2010   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

great idea, hoppy.

i would never have thought of that in a million years, and i use dual monitors most days...
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27 Nov 2010   #9
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I found it with Google after about 15 minutes of searching. It was the only thing I found.
Every other article is how to make it do it on purpose!!!
Go figure!

Mike
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27 Nov 2010   #10
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Watkinspi View Post
Thanks for the idea. I checked it. only 1 monitor listed. But that could be because I restored. If it does it again, I will check that first.
Speaking for Hopalongs suggestion is also that you mentioned Dell support could remotely fix your issue. If it were a faulty GPU, there's nothing they could do remotely.
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