Split Screen


  1. Posts : 194
    Windows 10
       #1

    Split Screen


    The screen of my neighbors W10 computer split in two ( after 5 minutes) as if someone cut the page up the center and swapped right and left. I made sure SNAP was not on, I reloaded the video drivers but the problem still happened. I took her CPU to my house and when I hooked it up to my monitor the problem would not happen. I am beginning to suspect the monitor itself. Is that possible?
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  2. Posts : 19,242
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
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    lenberman said:
    The screen of my neighbors W10 computer split in two ( after 5 minutes) as if someone cut the page up the center and swapped right and left. I made sure SNAP was not on, I reloaded the video drivers but the problem still happened. I took her CPU to my house and when I hooked it up to my monitor the problem would not happen. I am beginning to suspect the monitor itself. Is that possible?
    Rare but possible, modern monitors have own decoders, processors and memory. Did you try settings in Monitor's OSD ?
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  3. Posts : 12,492
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    Agreed, try the monitor's OSD menu, should be a Reset choice on it.
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  4. Posts : 194
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Here's what happened. I ran her computer at my house and couldn't get the screen to split. Then at her house w/ her monitor it split after 5 minutes. I then plugged my monitor in and the screen was still split at her house. I took her monitor and cpu to my house where I couldn't get the screen to split with either monitor. I am perplexed.
    Len
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  5. Posts : 12,492
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    Check the outlet or surge strip she is using, it's possible to have a wrong polarity in the wiring which won't affect lighting but electronics can be picky in having everything right.
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  6. Posts : 31
    Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18362)
       #6

    Berton said:
    Check the outlet or surge strip she is using, it's possible to have a wrong polarity in the wiring which won't affect lighting but electronics can be picky in having everything right.

    I agree on that I had an issue with a TV that I kept getting a hum through the speakers using a surge protector but not when I pluged the TV directly into the outlet. Try an outlet polarity checker within her outlet and see if it is wired correctly.
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  7. Posts : 633
    Windows 10 PRO 64Bit
       #7

    The same thing just happened to me, the display is split in half with one side darker than the other and it has happened a couple of times now. A re-boot solved the problem for me. I am not sure if this problem is caused by Windows 10 Pro or by the latest optional (which probably means AMD beta testing) video driver from AMD for my video card, a Radeon 5700 XT. I suspect the video driver but every so often I extend the display to a second monitor, so it might be Windows causing this problem.

    I just looked in the AMD graphics forum and I am not the only one having this problem. Looks like I need to wait for a new AMD driver or go back to a previous driver.
    Last edited by alkaufmann; 29 Sep 2019 at 10:42. Reason: Add new information
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