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#1 chindia

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 06:31 AM

Hi All

 

I have a medion laptop, running  32bit version of Windows 7 ultimate, 160GB Hard Drive & 1Meg Ram. It ran fine for about a year after upgarding from Windows Vista to the above system about a year ago.

 

All was fine until I installed some Nvidea updates whicxh kind of came as auto/recommenended updates.

 

Now when I turn the computer on it loasd ok in normal mode but I have 4 small screens running length ways, (left to right) both at log in & once I've logged on which I can just about do.

 

I have tried the following;

1. unistalling the updates

2 also did a system restore back to before I installed the updates but tha then re-installed the updates.

 

The computer work fine except for the above it will update with windows etc Nortons all no problem, but I cant see what im doing too well!

 

Also another thing that happens is that the standy is greyed out & even if I go in settings & try to change this I cant.

 

Im dont thing the system isnt loading up 4 times...& my other thought is it maybe something to do with screen settings but just a guess...?

 

I can connect a external H/D & this will work on via the USB port but also get 4 views as per above.

 

I attach the screen shot, I've been trying for a month to solve this & feel its something relatively simple if someone has the expertise!

 

Many Thanks in advance!!

 

Dave

 

 

 

 

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 08:04 AM

Where are you getting the update?  (nVidia, Microsoft, card's manufacturer)

 

What is the make and model of the monitor?



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 12:02 PM

Hi Thanks for your prompt reply. The updates came from Nvidea direct & are listed in the programme files, in control panel. This is a laptop  Below is the full spec. I also have Malware anti-bytes & Super spyware installed & update & run them everyday & do regular scans. I keep all the microsoft updates up to date. I use Firefox browser mostly. Hope this help!  Thanks Again Dave

 

MD 96691 Medion Multimedia notebook (MIM2300) - Specs

Processor

Processor family:

Intel Pentium Dual-Core

Processor:

Intel® Dual-Core T2370

Processor clock speed:

1730 MHz

Processor front side bus:

533 MHz

L2 cache:

1 MB

Disk drive

Hard disk interface:

SATA

Hard disk rotational speed:

5400 rpm

Total storage capacity:

250 GB

Display

Display:

TFT

Display diagonal:

17.1 "

Glossy display:

Contrast ratio (typical):

700 : 1

Display resolution:

1440 x 900 pixels

Display brightness:

500 cd/m²

Aspect ratio:

16:10

Memory

Internal memory:

2048 MB

Internal memory type:

DDR2 PC5300

Maximum internal memory:

4 GB

Memory clock speed:

667 MHz

Storage media

Compatible memory cards:

SD / MMC / MC / MS Pro

Card reader integrated:

Video

Graphic adapter:

NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GS

Maximum graphic adapter memory:

512 MB

Graphics adapter memory type:

GDDR2

Optical drive

Optical drive type:

DVD Super Multi DL

Audio

Built-in microphone:

Audio system:

High Definition Audio

Number of built-in speakers:

2

Built-in subwoofer:

Keyboard

Keyboard inlaid numeric keypad:

Keyboard layout:

QWERTY

Camera

Camera included:

Megapixel:

1.3 MP

Networking

Internal modem:

3G network access module:

Networking features:

Fast Ethernet LAN, Wireles LAN

Wireless technology:

802.11a/b/g/Draft-N

Bluetooth:

Wireless LAN data transfer rate (max):

300 Mbit/s

Cabling technology:

10/100Base-T(X)

Operating system/software

Bundled software:

Recovery DVD Acrobat Reader 8 Cyberlink Youcam Medion® Home Cinema Nero® Burning Rom 8 Corel Word Perfect Office X3

Operating system provided:

Windows Vista Home Premium Edition

Trial software:

Bullguard Anti Virus

Energy management

Battery technology:

lithium-ion

Battery performance:

4400 mAh

Battery life:

1.5 h

Connectivity

ExpressCard slot:

USB 2.0 ports quantity:

4

IEEE 1394/Firewire ports quantity:

0

Modem (RJ-11) ports:

0

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:

1

Speaker/ headphone/ line-out jack:

2

Microphone, line-in jack:

S/PDIF out port:

DC-in jack:

TV out port:

DVI port:

Infrared data port:

CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:

0

SmartCard slot:

PS/2 ports quantity:

0

Parallel ports quantity:

0

Serial ports quantity:

0

VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:

0

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:

TV in port:

Port replicator:

HDMI ports quantity:

1

Security

Cable lock slot:

Kensington

Weight & dimensions

Weight:

3500 g

Depth:

285 mm

Height:

33 mm

Width:

393 mm

Technical details

Pointing device:

Touchpad

Type:

PC

Colour of product:

Silver/Black

Source:

ICEcat.biz



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 12:05 PM

thinking about it I think I was advised the Nvidea drivers were out of date via windows update... & so updated them but Im 99% sure they updates came from Nvidea. Thanks Dave



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 06:22 AM

Uninstall all monitor and display adapters from Device Manager.  Reboot and let Windows reintall them.



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 01:28 PM

Hi Many thx for your reply I will see if I can do that tonight Regards Dave



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 09:32 AM

Hi I tried the above the best I could as it difficult to see but nothing changed same problem at start up & once the laptop has booted thnx Dave



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Posted 24 May 2014 - 06:26 PM

Have you tried Downloading the latest Nvidia driver from Nvidia's webpage and doing a clean install? (It removes all the Nvidia profiles)


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 05:27 AM

Hi thanks for your suggsetion I have only tried unistalling the updates as that seems to be where the problems started I think the Nvidea installed some kind of 3 D graphics software, Im not a gamer & use this laptop for work basisc stuff emails web site updateing etc & have pretty much basic software. Yesterday the laptop actually started ok & the displaywas fine. I then  proceeded to install some updates ie adobe reader, adobe flash player etc & then when I restarted the laptop it went back to the 4 small screens at log in & the display. This morning I uninstalled some software Im not using at the moment Nero 4. Things have improved abit see att pic screen shot, the icons are now all large & the definition is not so clear. I also had the following message via windows updates/probelms/message bubble. 'Solve a problem with a ACPI BIOS LINKAGE DRIVER', its says this is an old problem & can be dealt with, Im not sure about this problem!  Thanks again to all that are helping to solve this!

Dave (Screen shot attached)

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 02:53 PM

Hi Twice the laptop started ok & I was able to watch a movie online without a problem. This evening I thought I'd check to see if it was ok & settled but back to the dreaded 4 small screens. Im not wondering if the laptop is loading the system 4 times, as if I sign out using shut down it shuts down straight away, if alternatively I shut down via log off its asks for a password! odd. I may not have mentioned that the standby is also greyed out, I've tried to adjust this in settings without success. Frustrating problem!!

Thanks again for your replies Dave






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