Dual monitor disaster

NoExpert - Updated on Mar 30, 2018 at 01:59 PM
 R - Sep 26, 2017 at 09:59 PM

I had dual monitors set up but I lost a monitor. I went to fix the settings back to one monitor, but apparenty I gave the missing monitor primary status. Now I can't login at all, b/c the login isn't showing up on my remaining monitor. I can't access the Start menu or Control Panel to fix this.

Any tips on how to handle this disaster?

I've done dumber stuff, but not lately...

Thanks for any help I can get here.

21 replies

Hi, I have had a similar problem. Follow these steps and it should work:
  • Reboot PC, and presss F8 button repeatedly to enter safe mode menu
  • Choose Safe Mode with Networking Support
  • Sign in as usual to PC, as safe mode resets your default settings for display drivers
  • Right click on Computer, choose Properties and then Device Properties
  • Locate graphics card on list (will be under display adaptor)
  • Right click, and "uninstall".
  • Check to "Delete Software Also"
  • When completed, choose "Restart Later"
  • Click on the "Detect Hardware Changes" button in the Device Manager screen
  • Let the card set up again, then this time restart the pc.
  • Should be sorted - failing that the only thing to do is a roll-back.