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Windows 7: Have lost view of desktop on main monitor!!!

24 Nov 2011   #1

32 Home Premium

I just accidentally changed my settings on my grapics card so that I can no longer see my desktop on the monitor connected to my HTPC. My HTPC has a monitor attached to it and it also has an HDMI out from the graphics card going to an LED TV in another room. I accidentally switched it so that the desktop can only be seen on the other TV in the other room.

All I can see on the monitor is the blank Windows 7 logo (no desktop icons) and I cannot navigate back to my AMD control page to undo this.

I tried rebooting but this does not work.

This is an issue as I don't have a blu tooth keyboard/mouse that I can use in the other room to control the desktop.

How do I reset this>

I am using a AMD HD 6750 graphics card.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2011   #2

windows 7 64

try hitting alt f7 or alt f? not sure or remove hdmi lead and connect to another hd source in your computer room if you have one...ive had similar problem and i wish i could remember how i fixed i either system restored somehow or removed card and reinstalled it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Nov 2011   #3

32 Home Premium

So if I unplug the HDMI on the back of the HTPC I get my desktop back on the monitor connected to the HTPC. However if I plug it back in, I lose the desktop on the connected monitor and it only shows up on the second monitor connected via the HDMI.

I cannot get it to reset so that I can see my desktop on both monitors at the same time. And when I disconnect the HDMI and go to Connect to Alternative Display in the control center (to attempt to change the settings), there is not another display (i.e. no #2 display) because I have disconnected the HDMI cable.

How do I simply reset the computer so that I have the desktop on both monitors?

My System SpecsSystem Spec


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