No icons or software on tv from laptop

doug - Mar 15, 2012 at 03:34 PM
 allamosa - Mar 17, 2012 at 08:33 AM
i have an acer connected to the tv and it gets all of the booting up screens, then when the desktop screen comes on the laptop the icons are missing and it will not show any programs.
What do i need to do?

2 responses

xpcman Posts 19530 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,826
Mar 15, 2012 at 04:09 PM
When Windows is booting it is using a low resolution basic screen resolution and VGA driver. Once Windows has reached the point that it can use its full video driver it does so. I suspect the screen resolution and/or frequency being used for the laptop is not compatible with the TV. You might be able to change the resolution for the external display (TV). I suggest you go to "Control Panel" and look for an Intel Display icon.

Good Luck
Thanks for the information. It was right-on.