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Multiple Screens Intermittently Undetect and Redetect

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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1

    Multiple Screens Intermittently Undetect and Redetect


    I'm running 3 external monitors on a Lenovo docked laptop. With Windows 8 it was running perfectly. Since upgrading to from Windows 8 to 8.1, at the most inopportune times, randomly and frequently throughout the work day, everyday, all the monitors will cut out, making the disconnected sound. They will briefly, maybe half a second consolidate all the open windows on the laptop with an illuminated screen, then go black and then all the monitors will turn back on, consolidating all the open windows on the one external monitor set as my default main monitor. Then I will continue working, moving all my windows back to where I want them, and it will randomly do it again, usually when I'm concentrating on something important. It's like it knows!

    The same thing has happened with an external projector, though not with all projectors.

    I have updated Windows, and all the graphics drivers. And my business partner is having the exact same problem, so it's not isolated to my computer.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Beside reducing work efficiency, it's boiling my blood and given me a strong hate for Windows 8.

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    Hi,
    I dont think i can help you but the only thing i think that will help is that you have to go to the restoring system and restore to windows 8
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Will that affect any other aspect of my computer?
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    Hi....Again lol,
    okay it will get your i mean all of your computer to the past when you had windows 8
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    I take it back, I made a mistake. It worked perfectly with Windows 7. Windows 8 caused the problem. I was hoping for Windows 8.1 to solve it, but no joy. Do downgrade to Windows 7 I would loose all my data and settings.
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    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    yes if you downgrade you will loose all, you would need to back up your data, email ;ect ect ,and reinstall all software ,
    check with lenova and see if they have an answer ,check with there support website for updates, including bios update
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Multiple Screens Intermittently Undetect and Redetect
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