I have the following monitors attached to my EVGA GeForce GTX 750 (2 GB):

  • Dell 2408WFP connected via DisplayPort (monitor 1)
  • Dell 2408WFP connected via HDMI (monitor 2)
  • Dell 2007FP connected via DVI-D (monitor 3)

screencap of my monitor layout

If I turn off monitor 1 using the power switch, the monitor completely disconnects from the computer; I hear the device disconnected sound and the monitors rearrange themselves, with monitor 3 becoming monitor 1. Turning off monitors 2 and 3 have no such effect - the monitors are still visible to Windows.

It's also worth noting that monitor 1 does not disconnect from the computer when Windows turns the monitors off after 20 minutes - it falls asleep like it should.

Is there any way to fix this? I would prefer an actual fix as opposed to a workaround like using Wizmo to control the monitor's power states.

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with the NVIDIA 353.06 drivers. (For what it's worth, this problem occurred with the 350.12 drivers as well.)

Your Answer

By clicking "Post Your Answer", you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy, and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.