Windows 10: Dual Monitor not displaying

Discus and support Dual Monitor not displaying in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I hope I'm in the right area as I'm a bit frazzled right now and new to this site. Setting up a 2nd monitor on my Win10 PC - 1st Monitor is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by ShelbyMast, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Dual Monitor not displaying


    I hope I'm in the right area as I'm a bit frazzled right now and new to this site.



    Setting up a 2nd monitor on my Win10 PC - 1st Monitor is Samsung S27E310 connected to NVidia Quadro NVS 290 graphics card. 2nd is Samsung S270C230 plugged into USB via IOGEAR External VGA converter/cable. For a while, display setting showed the 2nd monitor not active. It now shows active at least - but still no display. Steps I've taken:



    uninstalled both monitor drivers and reinstalled

    restarted multiple times

    changed display settings on both monitors to be the same - now back to recommended setting.

    swapped cables between the 2 - this caused the 2nd monitor to display and the first to not display.

    swapped monitor cables on the 2nd monitor with the one it originally came with

    restarted some more

    Set 2nd monitor as main display - when I did this all open windows shifted to that monitor - to revert those settings, I logged on to this PC via TeamViewer on my laptop - had no issues seeing both displays via that method. Set 1st monitor as main display and moved windows back.

    Set display settings to "Extend" multiple times

    Changed power cable - but since I know the monitor already works, I didn't figure that would matter - it didn't.

    On screen display doesn't offer Factory Reset on the 2nd monitor but I can see that so I can't try that option, but I don't think I've ever messed with any of those settings, so should be "like-new" settings.



    Nothing has worked. I've been at this for about 6-1/2 hours - I figure there is some setting somewhere that I'm missing but for the life of me, I can't find it. I'm not to the point I want to punch the monitor, but close. This has worked before with an older monitor but been a while since I wanted or needed 2 monitors and the old one died a while back.



    Anyone have a surefire solution? Thanks in advance for any suggestions, whether they work or not.

    :)
     
    ShelbyMast, Dec 30, 2019
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    Hi Jav,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community and being a part of Windows 10.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing in accessing the display on dual monitor. Do not worry will help you with this issue.

    Do let us know the make and model of your device?

    This issue might have occurred due to display drivers. Try the below troubleshooting steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to update the display drivers and check if the issue persists.

    Steps to Update Graphics Driver.

    • Press Windows key + X key when you are at desktop.
    • Select Device Manager.
    • Expand Display Adapter.
    • Right click on the Display Adapter and click on
      Update driver software.

    Step 2: I suggest you to install all the pending updates on Windows 10.

    • Connect to the internet.
    • Press Windows key and type
      updates
      .
    • Click on Check for updates.
    • Under Windows Updates, click on
      Check for updates.
    • Try to install the updates being shown.

    Also, check if the issue persists on 100% screen resolution as well.

    Hope it helps. Get back to us with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Dec 30, 2019
    #2
  3. TomEPike Win User
    Screensaver slideshow does not display correctly whith dual monitors set to "extend desktop"

    Objective: I have dual monitors (as an extended desktop, side by side) and want it to show my own pictures as a screensaver slideshow in Windows 10.

    Problem: Only the lower half ot the picture is diplayes in the top half of monitor 1. Monitor 2 is black.

    Addtional observations:

    • In "Screen Saver Settings" the small mock-up display looks fine, however when i select "Preview" the problem with only half the picture displayed occurs also in the preview.
    • The problem does not occur with only one monitor in use
    • The problem does not occur with dual monitors set to "Duplicate these displays"

    Gratefull for all suggestions to solve the problem

    The same picture also work fine as desctop background with different pictures displayed on each monitor.
     
    TomEPike, Dec 30, 2019
    #3
  4. Dual Monitor not displaying

    Unable to access multiple tasks using drag option on dual monitors in Windows 10

    Hi Alex,

    Provide us additional information to assist you better with this issue:

    • Have you made any changes to the operating system that might have resulted in this issue?
    • What is the make and model of your computer?

    Let us try few of the troubleshooting steps below and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Uninstall and update the display driver

    Steps to uninstall the drivers for the Display Adapter.

    • Press Windows key + X key when you are at desktop.
    • Select Device Manager.
    • Expand Display Adapter.
    • Right click on the Display Adapter
      and click on Uninstall.
    • Restart the computer.
    • Do the same as above steps, right click
      on the Display Adapter and click on Update Driver Software.

    Step 2: I suggest you to install all the pending updates on your device and check if it helps.

    Steps:

    • Connect to the internet.
    • Press Windows key and type updates.
    • Click on Check for updates.
    • Under Windows Updates, click on Check for updates.
    • Try to install the updates being shown.

    If the issue still persists,

    Step 3: I suggest you to remove the external monitor, re-add and check with the status.



    Hope it helps. Get back to us with an updated status of handling the tasks on dual monitors for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Dec 30, 2019
    #4
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