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: display (multiple) problems.

17 May 2011   #1
KevinSmith

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Hi all,

I need some help betcha haven't heard that before lol

Ok well my nephew (4 yrs old) was banging around at my desk and when I went back to my pc, (monitor off, pc on) turned on the monitor and my background only covered 2/3 of the screen and all icons everything was not visible.

Reminded me of what I had on my tv as second monitor when I first hooked up the pc. Lots of problems getting that sorted out too. and I don't remember what I did then either lol.

Only way I could get my pc monitor back to number 1 now was by disconnecting the hdmi out to tv.
My screen is still narrow 2 black bars on either side.
changing resolution doesn't affect it.
video card is nvidia geforce 9200

Sorry this is probably stupid but until I know how to fix it, it is rocket science..

Pc monitor is listed as 2 and tv as 1


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 May 2011   #2
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The first thing I'd check are the connections. Make sure that nothing is broken either on the video card or the the monitor connections.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KevinSmith View Post
Pc monitor is listed as 2 and tv as 1
It could be as simple as adjusting your display setting in the software.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2011   #3
KevinSmith

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

alas I cannot find this simple fix if it is that..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 May 2011   #4
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2011   #5
KevinSmith

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Maybe I need to start at the beginning and that's where I need your help.
I have an acer aspire x3400 with 2 displays samsung monitor and samsung tv.
My monitor is 2nd display and my tv is first. that is not the way it was 12 hrs ago..
or it was but my computer display was normal (full screen) and I could just switch sound and nothing else.

when I try to adjust my resolution higher I get a warning and then screen shut down saying 1680X1050 recommended.
My settings don't even go that high.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2011   #6
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Try the adjustments under Multiple displays to select the primary display.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2011   #7
KevinSmith

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

yeah when I click on my monitor (#2) it's option to make primary is greyed out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 May 2011   #8
KevinSmith

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

thanks for the move to the right area. I hope I get some help here.
I have a feeling it's simple but i'm missing something....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2011   #9
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Greyed out means that one display is not being detected.
Are both displays plugged in and turned on?
The TV display should be set to the HDMI input.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 May 2011   #10
KevinSmith

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

even when the pc monitor is the only one installed it shows as #2..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 display (multiple) problems.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Display Problems: Switched from default display to non-usable.
Hello guys! I really need someones help. I my video card is nvidia geforce gt 520mx So this is what happened: Right Click on background > Screen Resolution. I accidentally switched the display that shows everything that happens in the monitor to the one that does not. Here is a picture I made...
Graphic Cards
EAH HD6870 multiple display problem
Hey. Today I bought a new GPU - ASUS EAH HD6870. Before that I had GeForce 9800. It's running fine, the only problem I have is with multiple displays. I want my primary one to be a 19-inch LCD monitor, and the other one to be my LCD tv. The problem is that it doesn't even detect my LCD TV if I put...
Graphic Cards
How to display multiple hotmail accounts?
As a family we have 4 active hotmail accounts. A while back we were able to have all four accounts displayed on the hotmail login menu. This made it easy because we didn't have to enter the account's hotmail email address. Because all four were displayed, all we had to do was click on an account,...
Browsers & Mail
multiple display problem
Dear All I got a really strange problem. I tried few days ago to connect a multimeida projector to my laptop that was wokring on Win7 but it showed the display on only the projecor and not on my laptop. All attempts to detect external monitor or projector filed. Then I boot the pc again with the...
Graphic Cards
No multiple display after installing Windows 7
Hi, I have a ACER Aspire 2920Z Laptop which has the graphics card - Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset. I recently performed fresh install of Windows 7 on this Laptop. The OS automatically downloaded and installed all the drivers. However after installation, now I am unable to connect to...
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 20:58.
Twitter Facebook