Windows XP Desktop Screen Split

breitling09 - Aug 26, 2008 at 08:21 AM
 geolamb - Feb 14, 2011 at 11:12 AM
After start up the desktop screen is split in half with a black space in the middle. I cannot move the mouse pointer through the black space but if I scroll to the left it connects to the otherside of the split screen . When I start the computer up in Safe mode I do not get a split screen. Any idea on the root cause of this problem and how to fix it?

4 replies

JeromeRM Posts 15 Registration date Sunday July 6, 2008 Status Member Last seen October 18, 2008 20
Aug 26, 2008 at 09:49 AM
have you checked in the properties option if its well configured on the strech option?
Opening a screen session
Seperating a screen session
Return to a screen session
Closing a screen session
Seperating a window into several parts
Splitting the terminal
Switch to the new window
Open a new terminal
Managing the different windows
Select a particular window
Resizing a window
Renaming a window
Making use of screen


Screen is a full screen window manager, which divide a terminal between several processes. Using screen you can handle a task from on a PC, by detaching the terminal to which it is bound and resume it on another terminal or PC.

Screen read all typed commands through the shell from which it was launched. In order to interact directly with its window manager, it must automatically be launched using the sequence of keys "CTRL-a" followed by a key or another key sequence.

Opening a screen session

To open a screen session from a terminal (or Xterm) type the following command:

screen -r
Seperating a screen session
To detach a screen session and return to his connection shell, simply type:

CTRL-a d
Return to a screen session
To return to a screen session, type:

screen -r

Closing a screen session

To close a screen session, simply type:

CTRL-a \

Note that :"\" (backslash) is obtained using the following combination of keys "Alt Gr +8".

Seperating a window into several parts

The separation of your terminal into two parts is done in three phases. Note that you can repeat the procedure, split screen in more than two parts.
Splitting the terminal

Switch to the new window

Open a new terminal

CTRL-a c

Managing the different windows

Select a particular window
If several active windows:

CTRL-a "

CTRL-a n

CTRL-a '
Resizing a window
To modify the size of a window, just:

To extend it:

CTRL-a :resize + n

To decrease the size:

CTRL-a :resize - n

Adjust all windows to the same size:

CTRL-a :resize =
Renaming a window
To rename a window, simply type:


Enter the new name for the window, and then validate using the Enter key.

Making use of screen

Connecting via ssh on machine B
Launch screen


Launching a command for an active task
Hold task (suspending it)

Set to background

bg% 1

Protection of the task using nohup

nohup top &

Seperating the screen

CTRL + a => d



Launching screen on the machine B from a shell
Recovering the screen


Verifying the task


Setting task as priority

fg %1
stevo8888 > don
Feb 23, 2010 at 11:30 AM
hi where do you type those commands as I have the same problem with the split screen with a black seperator dwn the middle. thanks
Hi all!!! I write here to tell you all, that I solved the 6 split screen problem and help all those have the same as I had....Well first of all let start with this. I have a Turbo X M66SRU Laptop.
Turbo X is how they call it here in Greece. It is also known as Clevo M66SRU in Other countries. To everyone bought this laptop was unlucky. Very bad factory made (Just like they did it on purpose) anyway that explains its "cheap" price according to other laptops. So lets get to the point.
A year after buying it started the 6 split problem. Also was not booting windows XP and I also getting green red vertical lines on screen. On top of that I was also getting un identifying characters and couldn't read a thing. I got crazy and my first option was to google on net to find what was going on. The results were disappointing me as were confusing me more and more. Anyway I tried all the options I had found. Format the Hard Disk. Reinstalling Windows XP...nothing, always the same thing. Suddenly after some tries on the repair console I repaired the boot sectors of the HD and after restarting the laptop the screen came back to normal. I was surprised and got happy but after a few hours and another restart it became like it was. Anyway I was trying to fix this 4 months now. I figured out that the GPU was not burned or completely damaged so what the F... was going on?
Anyway...Today I made a format on it using Windows XP SP3 version and after formatting and installing in set up fixed the problem I got happy again I installed the drivers need and thought all was ok but after rebooting again the same thing but this time I could boot in XP. So how I fixed it...Well it has to do with the temperature...after so much googling I came to the conclusion that it's the temperature. Yes! And so it was...
So what I did was to open the laptop all you need is the right screw drivers, experience with pc hardware and a lot of patience. Believe me M66SRU is not the easiest laptop to open and locate the hardware. I had to make it all parts to locate the onboard NVIDIA chipset under the metallic heat sink (Not to mention that was the worst heat sink I had ever seen).
The chipsets under the heat sink had no thermal compound but having something like a stick on them. I removed it immediately and clean the surface. I did that on NVIDIA chipset and on VIA Motherboard chipsets. Actually in areas the thermal stick was. I also cleaned and the processor. So I used the thermal compound and as I was watching all the parts of the laptop being here and there I was wondering ....was it worth? Anyway after putting all pieces back together and put the last screw on laptop was the time...So I did it. It was finally ok!
I put the drivers again everything worked perfect. After 4 months I could change the screen resolution. I said that this is a good sign that all was good now. I did a lot of restarts and nothing happened all ok! But I did something very important. I installed a program to check the CPU and GPU temperature and the temperatures in GPU are bad...87c minimum temp and 96 maximum temp just copying files on desktop. So I can imagine the temperature before I fix it. I wonder how didn't completely damaged the GPU. Anyway I will make a box and have cooler fans on it so to put the laptop on top and to be cooled by the fans from the bottom of it....haha I will figure out something...
Anyway I am happy I didn't gave 200euro and 460euro to the company I bought it
And I fixed it myself.
So I really hope I will help other people about fixing this shit cause its really all bad architecture problem and not bad use from those who bought it (Even if there are some)LOL.
If you have any questions here is my mail
1) If you don't have any experience with laptops don't try to open it. You might cause worst damage than it already has.
2) In some laptops like HP and DELL etc... it is easy to locate the GPU (Good architecture)
3) I will upload links with all the drivers need for XP so not to google and waste time
dear friend I did same thing and saved my turbox with same problem
i thank you alot !!!!
Since you don't have the problem in safe mode, I'm guessing your video driver is wonky.
Try updating it to the newest version from the site of your gfx card's manufacturer.
Check the settings on your monitor- panel keys.
Mine is LG FLATRON W1942T Q ( flat screen ) , Under the Menu section, setup: it has the option to split the screen, normal and couple more. Clicking back to the normal- seems to fix the issue I had.