|05 Jun 2013||#1|
Connecting new monitor disables other devices/Windows functions
Hello Everyone o/ UPDATED SEE BELOW!!!
I have had a 27" ASUS monitor and 2 tv's (32" and 55") hooked up to my pc. Today I replaced the 32" tv with another 27" ASUS monitor. After the installation, there were MANY problems with my PC. Please read details below. I did not get to do much troubleshooting because I had to leave for work, I would like to get some ideas now and I will update this post after I get home tonight.
INSTALLATION: (how the monitor was installed)
-PC was left on (ooops)
-32" tv was turned off and unplugged from PC
-Monitor cables installed to PC in order: Power (wall), DVI.
-Monitor cables installed to monitor in order: Power, DVI, sound.
-Monitor cable installed to PC: Sound (used double headphone jack to share sound with other monitor ooops)
-Verified sound still worked on original monitor
-New Monitor did not work, restart>> See below for errors after restart.
-New Monitor works 4.0
I know I made some mistakes and this is not the proper way to install a monitor, I was in a hurry. I'm posting these steps to see if this could be the cause of my issues, not so you can bash me for being an idiot, so please don't, although I do deserve it.
ERRORS: What happened.
-First and most noticably, Windows was very different. It looked as if it was an old version of Windows. The normal circle start button was replaced with a grey, square button that said START. The taskbar was also grey and square, not blue as usual. Desktop background and shortcuts were all correct.
-Sound was disabled and would not activate. All sound devices were missing.
-No internet. Ethernet connection was completely missing from tray.
-Windows would not restore. When trying to to go to a restore point, Windows stated System Restore was never activated. I have used it before so it's definitely been setup. When trying to setup Windows Restore again, Windows stated it could not be activated.
-NVIDIA tray tool was missing, as well as a few other tray icons.
UPDATE: Please see the attached picture. It is the error I received when trying to activate/troubleshoot my ethernet.
Windows 7 64 bit
MOBO: ASROCK Z77
CPU: i5-3570K Ivy
GRAPHICS: GTX 680
RAM: GSkill 8GB x4
POWER SUPPLY: COOLER MASTER 850W
MONITORS: ASUS VK278Q x2
Some old piece of crap I use for misc files.
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|06 Jun 2013||#3|
I fixed the issue. I don't know how or what the hell happened. I booted from my Windows disk and was able to reconfigure to a previous Restore Point. THANK YOU MICROSOFT FOR MAKING THAT FEATURE!!!!!!!!!
Everything is great with the world and I am back in EVE partying it up.
Thanks a lot for your help SevenForums =P I couldn't have done it without you...but I did, so there's that.
-What happened did this place die or something? Last year when I came in for help I got plenty of it.
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