Windows 10: Unable to remove a phantom monitor

Discus and support Unable to remove a phantom monitor in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I've added a 4th monitor to my setup. However, windows is seeing a total of 5 monitors. Not even possible , my card that can only handle 4. Of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by SjoSki, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. SjoSki Win User

    Unable to remove a phantom monitor


    I've added a 4th monitor to my setup. However, windows is seeing a total of 5 monitors. Not even possible , my card that can only handle 4.


    Of course, my problem is windows is putting items on this non-existing monitor. By playing with my display settings I was able to kick all my windows to my primary monitor. However, this problem is probably going to persist until I rid myself of this phantom monitor.


    I think I've tried every trick in the book to delete, but apparently not. I would appreciate any input. This problem is dragging my productivity to a stand still.

    :)
     
    SjoSki, Sep 23, 2019
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  2. N95:8GB Phantom Access Point

    Hi Folks

    After I upgraded my Nokia N95 8GB to the latest firmware it has inherited a new 'access point' - this is listed when I want to choose which method of connection when Im checking email but yet when I go into the settings menu to try and delete it - the phantom
    access point is not there; all the other ones are there but its missing.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might remove this phantom access point from the selection list when I attempt to connect

    Many thanks in advance
     
    abigsavage---01, Sep 23, 2019
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  3. Vesao Win User
    Remove account


    I suggest you backup your personalized files first before removing the account.
    To delete an account, follow these steps:
    1. Press WIN + X keys and click Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
    2. Type the following command and press Enter. Replace test with the name of your sister's account. Code:
      Code:
      net user test /del
     
    Vesao, Sep 23, 2019
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  4. Helmut Win User

    Unable to remove a phantom monitor

    Phantom router on network


    Phantom devices has been going on since Windows 8.1
    Don't worry about them, I get a varying selection of neighbours phones, printers, smart TVs etc. They are not connecting, as you have noted no IP address.

    "Also, any suggestions for a program that will scan the network and list all units "attached" to it?"

    My Netgear Modem/Router/WAP does just that. Just look in Advanced Tab > Administration > Attached Devices. It lists wired, wireless 2.4G and 5G Devices.
     
    Helmut, Sep 23, 2019
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