POSTonly on secondary screen

October 20, 2013 at 01:29:16
Specs: Windows 7
I have my giant TV plugged into my PC to use as a secondary monitor, in Windows, my smaller screen IS set as primary, but during boot up, the POST only shows on the TV instead of the monitor. I don't always have it on, as my wife is a TV junkie, but as it's still connected, the computer tries to use it. It sends the POST and other boot up crap to the TV, but it's on another input, I would like it to show all things on the monitor

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#1
October 20, 2013 at 03:18:05
Your monitor setup in Windows (primary/secondary) is only applied after Windows has loaded, so whatever happens before that has nothing at all to do with your Windows settings.

The problem is more likely to be caused by how you've got each one connected to your PC. Try swapping the two signal cables over at the back of your PC.


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#2
October 20, 2013 at 14:20:06
Would if I could, but the monitor is DVI, and the TV is HDMI

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#3
October 23, 2013 at 13:53:58
Aaaaaaand no other replies... Wunderbar

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#4
October 27, 2013 at 15:40:25
Site is asking me to select a best answer... I would, but as I've only received one reply, and it didn't help...

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#5
October 28, 2013 at 03:59:58
Sorry, I had not noticed your post. Your motherboard or graphics card is set up so that the HDMI is the primary output. You will need to look in your BIOS set up and see if there is an option for selecting the primary video output there, though this is more likely if the video is onboard, rather than a PCIe graphics card. Since you have not posted detailed specs, we cannot comment further or with more details. It is always best to include all hardware details in your original post so you can get the more specific answers which does actually depend on the hardware present (general questions can get only general answers).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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