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Turning off laptop monitor on nameless device

A few years ago the graphics card (GeForce 9800M GS) on my laptop quit working. I eventually found that I could disable the graphics card and still use the computer. Now looking at the Display ...
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How to make a laptop the primary display of another laptop

I have two laptops, one running Windows 8, and the other one running Windows Vista. The one running vista has a broken LCD, and it is impossible for me to read anything that is on its screen, but I ...
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627 views

When a window is maximized the top right and top left sides are cut off

I noticed a few weeks ago on my backup PC that if I maximize a window the caption buttons (close, minimize, maximize) and the top left side of the window seems to expand past my monitor (cutting it ...
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540 views

Acer makes monitor go to power safe mode unless in safe mode

I have an acer aspire x3200 Monitor says no input signal (go to power safe mode) I was only able to use computer in safe mode The computer was on (power safe mode) for two weeks. The monitor is ok ...
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1answer
152 views

Why does the laptop monitor show a green flash?

I've noticed that when my laptop "recovers" from a hibernate, the screen flashes light-green for a split-second before the computer starts up. What is causing the momentarily flash? Is this normal ...
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Force display driver to crash and recover on Windows Vista

Windows Vista's display driver system allows drivers to crash and recover without blue-screening. Is there any way to manually force this process? I'd like to restart my display driver without ...
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1answer
384 views

How to install an Apple monitor on a Windows Vista PC?

I have an Apple display model M7478LL/A, and a desktop computer with Windows Vista and a Geforce 7100 video card. I connected the monitor to the PC and it does not turn on. I'm left with a black ...
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838 views

Make Windows Vista on a Dell laptop think there's always an external monitor connected

Is there a way to convince Windows that there's always an external monitor connected? Background I run Windows Vista Home Premium on a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop which, in it's usual home, has a 22" ...
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How to solve my black screen at boot?

I've got a friend with a weird problem. When he starts his computer the screen is completely black until the computer is completely started. So the screen is black until it suddenly shows the Windows ...
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How to stop Vista from auto changing video resolution?

I have new Acer Aspire Revo R3600 computer with Vista pre-installed. The computer has NVidia video adapter. While connecting 17" LCD monitor (LG L1742S) via VGA cable it works fine, and I can change ...
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7answers
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Black screen after logging in to Windows Vista

I have the following: OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit (with SP2) Videocard: nVidia GeForce 8400M GS I was having some other issues with my videocard, so I went to nVidia's website and ...
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4answers
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Detect Displays on Windows?

Is there anyway to do something like Mac OS X's "Detect Displays" on Windows (Vista Business, SP2)? I have two monitors connected to two computers, one of them through a KVM-switch. When Windows is ...
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1answer
897 views

How to connect Laptop's USB to TV's RCA Inputs?

How to connect Laptop's USB to TV's RCA Inputs? can you provide what is the setting in need to change on windows
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Will external monitor work if video card for laptop is bad?

Okay, so I'm making another topic here to clarify. The video card for this Dell Inspiron 1420 Vista laptop (NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS) is fried, and lets just say it for sure doesn't work. Before anyone ...
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2answers
655 views

My monitor doesn't auto-turn off!

I have Windows Vista and I've set up my display to turn off after 1 minute of inactivity in Power Options. However, it simply doesn't. I also tried a utility called "nircmd" which has a "power ...
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1answer
54 views

Running VISTA on H/P w/ flat panel TV for monitor. Everything perfect until I downloaded a few items

The problem: I am running VISTA on my H/P pc, which is connected to a Samsung flat panel TV. Recently downloaded some VISTA updates and Adobe FLASH. Now the TV, which is my monitor, has ...
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1answer
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Fresh Vista install and the strange appearance of boxes/rectangles

I purchased a new hard-drive, and after doing a fresh install of Vista and installing all updates/latest drivers, I'm noticing that all of a sudden and shortly after being powered on, I get black ...
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Where can I find Vista/Win7 Virtual Display Drivers?

I'm looking for a virtual display driver similar to the one included in ZoneOS ZoneScreen that does not have the limitations of WDDM so that it can be used in Windows 7 of Windows Vista. All I need ...
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Graphics, nVidia and multiple monitors problem

After i had downloaded Windows 7 on to my HP Pavilion dv6000 i deleated all my files on my computer as well as the "windows old" on the Local disc C:. I then downloaded some games that worked fine ...
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How can I stop my laptop display from flickering when I connect my TV?

I have a laptop with an HDMI output port running Vista, and an HDTV with HDMI input ports. The laptop is set to extend its desktop onto a second monitor. When I connect the computer to the TV with ...
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3answers
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Blue Screen of Death (display stopped working) on Compaq Presario 6608AU laptop

I have a Compaq Presario 6608AU laptop with NVIDIA GeForce 7150 / nForce 630M and AMD Turion 64 X2 1.9 GHz processor. After what is usually 3 to 4 hours of usage, the screen sometimes goes blank - ...
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How to change resolution on Vista when it keeps booting to an unsupported resolution?

I have a Vista machine that used to be hooked up to a widescreen monitor, I moved and no longer have the monitor and planned to just hook it up to my widescreen TV's VGA input jack. I can see the ...
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4answers
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Vista logon gets stuck at the “please wait…” screen

My computer is in a coma. Whenever I turn it on, it stays stuck on the "Please Wait..." screen and does nothing else, regardless of time. I have kept it on for as long as 6 hours to no avail. I have ...
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Windows Vista Window Issue

When working on Windows Vista, there seems to be an issue when I plug my laptop into another monitor, using both monitors. The issues is after using both monitors, I unplug my laptop from the other ...
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5answers
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Vista utility to monitor wifi signal?

I'm looking for a utility that runs on Vista to monitor the different wifi access-points in the neighborhood. Inssider is nice, but it doesn't seem to show which AP I'm connected to, and neither does ...
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How can I invert all the display colors in Windows Vista?

How can I invert all the screen display colors in Windows Vista? The majority of my screen is white and I would prefer it the other way round. The closest I could get is using High Contrast ...
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2answers
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Switching between monitor profiles on Vista

Are there any alternatives to UltraMon when setting up shortcuts to different monitor profiles for easy switching (eg. work - triple monitor setup, home - laptop screen only)? The only problem with ...
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5answers
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Broken laptop screen - boot straight to external monitor in Vista

The monitor wouldn't normally be detected until after I log-in, but I can't because my main screen is broken. How can I make it go straight to the external monitor, or go straight into windows without ...
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6answers
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Can Windows Defrag while Laptop is Closed?

Can I run a Defrag and close the laptop lid? Or will my computer not defrag when it is in sleep mode? If not, can I turn of the monitor of my laptop when it's not in sleep mode, like, 0 brightness?
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9answers
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Windows (7 & Vista) laptop monitor does not come back after closing lid

I'm experiencing an issue with Windows Vista (and now Windows 7) with my laptop. When I close the laptop lid the monitor goes blank but will not come back on after I re-open the laptop. The screen ...
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2answers
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Flicking when I use iTunes on Windows Vista

I recently bought a Dell Precision with a 23" SP2309W Full HD Widescreen monitor using the default video port on the motherboard and my monitor flickers when I use iTunes to manage my music. It is ...
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466 views

How do I stop my monitor from blacking out in Vista

I've started having problems with one of my two monitors in Vista. It starts flickering and then blacks out. If I change the resolution, the monitor starts working again, and then is fine if I ...
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Single Monitor act exactly like dual monitor?

Does anyone know if there is a way to make a single monitor act like a dual monitor with 2 totally seperated areas that are detected at the window's level. Eg. 2560x1600 monitor to show up as 2 ...
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871 views

External monitor goes to sleep once vista loads?

My laptop's screen stopped working after a mishap with my dog, so I decided to turn it into a desktop computer. I recently bought an HP w2207h monitor and will mirror the monitor image from the ...
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1answer
924 views

Monitor will not sleep when/after using remote desktop

After I remote into my desktop machine the monitor will not sleep again until I use the desktop locally. This started several months ago. Hard to say what changed since I don't think I immediately ...
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10answers
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Force native resolution to Non-PnP monitor in Windows

I've got a 22-inch, 1680 x 1050 monitor. Brand X2gen, model MW22U. Connected by DVI cable to my NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT graphics card. Several days ago my monitor stopped working. It displayed ...