Multi Monitor Madness Moronity
March 30, 2012 3:10 AM Subscribe
Argh - Wrong Monitor (Secondary) displayed at start-up; can't therefore access any settings! How can I reset?
posted by DrtyBlvd to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm very hopeful I am just 'having a moment' here, but fearful I am not...
Windows XP, Dual Monitor set up on AOpen system stock-NVidia MB graphics.
So I blew the dust off an old system and went to set it up again; the twin monitors both show BIOS / Splash screen / Windows booting logos, then when windows starts, one monitor shows 'no input' and goes blank.
Fiddling with settings, to try and remember how to get it to work and so on, I tried changing the 'use as main monitor' option, amongst others - and whoops, I now have two monitors one of which shows nothing, the other now showing the *secondary* monitor screen.
So, I cannot right-click for properties, as it (presumably) is appearing on the 'other' unseen, screen.
I cannot see anything other than the desktop image, and am stumped as to how to get any further.
Trying the 'other' graphics output results in nothing at all; I've tried restarting in safe mode, but then there is no option available regarding settings in the graphics options; I've checked the BIOS for anything remotely related to graphical output of any nature and there is nothing relevant.
Google just buries me under the dearth of initial difficulties, and I can't seem to make my issue specific enough to generate an answer to my problem.
Can anyone suggest a solution that doesn't involve a hammer please?