I have 2 monitors but display is showing 3

  1.    06 Mar 2018 #1

    I have 2 monitors but display is showing 3

    Display settings are showing 3 monitors when I only have 2. This was not a problem till I updated my Nvidia drivers now the screen that apps open on is the one I cant see. (I had to disconnect the 2nd Monitor to get to chrome to write this and display tells me I have 2 screens but I don't)

    I now am on the one screen cos as soon as I plug the other one I can't do anything
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  2.    06 Mar 2018 #2

    Try uninstalling the driver. Then, let Windows install the default driver & see what happens.
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  3.    06 Mar 2018 #3

    Ok done that but still seeing 2 screens
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  4.    06 Mar 2018 #4

    Got 2 screens back now by clicking extend. but need to get rid of screen 1 as it doesn't exist
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  5.    08 Mar 2018 #5

    What is the PC, laptop, desktop, tablet etc? What connections are you using, HDMI, DVI, etc?
    What is listed for display 1 if you select it? Screen shot please.
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  6.    12 Mar 2018 #6

    One monitor is connected via display port the other by DVI Alienware PC (Desktop)
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  7.    13 Mar 2018 #7

    Ok, was just wondering if you had an active adapter in there some place that might be messing things up. One of your ports "thinks" a monitor is connected for some reason? Maybe go into device manager and see if you can delete or uninstall that monitor.
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  8.    13 Mar 2018 #8

    Ok uninstalled the 'Generic' one from device manager and it still sees 3
    BTW This is no longer a big problem as thing are working fine BUT it is the principal of the thing :)
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  9.    13 Mar 2018 #9

    I'm out of ideas.
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