Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Dual monitor issues, screen going black on sleep and plugging in new monitor


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 Shenaniguns

Shenaniguns

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:24 PM

Posted 31 December 2017 - 12:30 PM

I have two monitors I'm trying to set up on my old PC in Windows 7. My system is running two EVGA 560ti in SLI, with a mini-HDMI to HDMI going to the newer Viewsonic, and Mini-HDMI to DVI going to the older Dell monitor. I can get them to both display, but then if I let the system sleep, the primary monitor bugs out and goes black. Sometimes I can get the screen resolution window up on the secondary monitor, and when I can, I can usually get the problem resolved by changing the primary to portrait and back again, or changing the resolution. The other way the screen goes black is if one of the monitors is unplugged from the input, and I plug it back in, it will make the other monitor go black. What the heck is going on? I've reinstalled the video drivers twice.



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 mjd420nova

mjd420nova

  • Members
  • 1,767 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:12:24 PM

Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:45 PM

The sleep/hibernate modes have some strange things happening that MS won't reveal.  Things get lost (hardware and drivers) when units are brought back out of that mode.  Too many users have problems with their units when they sleep.  I never - ever use the sleep mode to avoid those faults.



#3 mightywiz

mightywiz

  • Members
  • 754 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:12:24 PM

Posted 03 January 2018 - 10:59 AM

The sleep/hibernate modes have some strange things happening that MS won't reveal.  Things get lost (hardware and drivers) when units are brought back out of that mode.  Too many users have problems with their units when they sleep.  I never - ever use the sleep mode to avoid those faults.

same here!  being a tech for many years and having many issues with hibernate & sleep, so it's one of the first things that get turned off when working on a system.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users