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Windows 7: Win thinks I have 2 monitors. Can't see "monitor 1"

24 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit Retail
Win thinks I have 2 monitors. Can't see "monitor 1"

I had a 2 monitor system. A few moments ago monitor 1 quit. I rebooted into safe mode and assigned monitor 2 to monitor 1. It still shows as monitor 2 so I don't get a menu bar and all right click actions are invisible as they are still going to the virtual monitor 1.

How can I tell my system there is only one monitor?

Right now, I'm in safe mode.

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24 Jul 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 bit Retail

Rebooted machine without monitor cable. Rebooted again with monitor cable. Worked.
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26 Jul 2014   #3

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there

Next time that happens just press Windows key +P - this should flip through the Monitors until you get a display on one Monitor. I've had the problem before where I've connected to HDMI cable to a laptop and selected output to the external monitor only. The following time I booted without the external monitor -- Windows started and then the laptops screen went blank. !! Windows key +P fixed it.

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 Win thinks I have 2 monitors. Can't see "monitor 1"

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