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"Double Screen" Problem

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    "Double Screen" Problem

    Hello all,
    I purchased an HP desktop with windows 8 towards the end of 2012, and have been running into a recurring problem that has worsened recently. Originally, something would occasionally occur after my computer went to sleep. When I woke it up, there would be no desktop icons and although I could launch programs, their windows would remain in a permanent minimized state. A simple restart would fix it temporarily, but as of late a new issue has complicated things. Now, certain programs (web browsers and the occasional game) will be permanently minimized on the regular desktop screen, and will only be viewable on the 2nd screen. As you can Imagine, this makes performing tasks that require multiple programs very difficult, as there is no surefire way to switch from the regular desktop screen to the second one. I attempted to fix the issue by changing the sleep settings and performing a repair install, but both of these had no effect. I have searched around and can find nobody else with a similar problem, and would therefore like to ask for help resolving this issue. Any advice or solutions would be greatly appreciated!

    EDIT: I have now fixed the problem of program windows not showing up thanks to some help by Brink, but am still trying to find a fix for the second screen that appears sometimes after sleep. While this is not as crucial, the presence of it is a frustration and I would very much like to find out how to remove it.
    Last edited by Hal9000; 03 Jul 2013 at 13:14.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,865
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Hal, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It sounds like the windows may be offscreen instead. If so, then you might see if you may be able to use the method in the tutorial below to drag them back onscreen.

    Offscreen Window - Move Back to Desktop - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
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