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my start screen is split

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    windows 8.1

    my start screen is split


    how do I unsplit it? (windows 8.1)

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    Austin TX metro area
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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    What are your RAM, HD, graphic card, etc. specs? The regular w8forums techs will need to know.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ray,

    What do you mean that your Start screen is split?

    Please post some screenshots to help.

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    windows 8.1

    my start screen is split


    By that I mean that the start window only occupies half the screen

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    64-bit Windows 10
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    Philadelphia
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Is this a laptop, or is it displaying improperly on a monitor? We'll gladly try to help you, but you have to give us something to work with.
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    Austin TX metro area
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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    DeaconFrost, my educated guess: if laptop and if external monitor, then it's time to test different display settings on both external monitor and laptop until the best of all possible video worlds is achieved.
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    Windows 8.1


    I have actually encountered this problem before. It is a quantum mechanical problem that is the metaphysical by-product (epiphenomenon) of the spatial-temporal properties of the screen itself. The information is actually being sent to the screen properly, but the screen is performing a time-warp algorithm on the information, thus splitting the spatial characteristics and the temporal characteristics of the information, causing the split screen. But there is an easy fix, move to Arizona.
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    Philadelphia
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    DeaconFrost, my educated guess: if laptop and if external monitor, then it's time to test different display settings on both external monitor and laptop until the best of all possible video worlds is achieved.
    What I meant was, if it is a monitor, then maybe the monitor needs to be reset, or a different cable needed to be used if it was a large monitor. If it was a laptop's built-in screen, then it could be a driver issue or a hardware display issue.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
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