Display settings showing 3 monitors and I only have two

March 19, 2020 at 09:56:43
Specs: Windows 10
I need help with my monitor display. I had 3 monitors one is not working and I have 2 connected. My computer is still reading 3 monitors in my display settings. I cant adjust them back to two and itw really throwing everything off

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#1
March 19, 2020 at 16:22:18
The first step is to restart the computer, it should clear what Windows 'expects' to 'see'.
Do not shut down but use the option of "Restart" because more things are cleared on Windows 10 (the exact opposite from Windows 7) during the restart process.

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March 19, 2020 at 16:46:08
Thank you for your reply.
I should have mentioned that I have restarted and I have shut down completely and its still showing 3 monitors .

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#3
March 19, 2020 at 17:09:27
3rd cable disconnected too? (Stretching, I know, but I gotta ask)

Delete all and reinstall?

Try this?

https://www.dell.com/support/articl...

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#4
March 19, 2020 at 17:30:35
Its possible that I may have my hook up wrong. Im working from home due to the Corona virus and I have never hooked up 3 monitors before. I brought everything from my office but I could not figure out how to hook up the 3rd monitor which is why I have the two. Im curious where your going with that question can we talk about it some more?

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#5
March 19, 2020 at 20:19:57
It's difficult to help when very little info is provided. I assume you're asking about a desktop rather than a laptop? What types of monitor cables are being used - VGA, DVI, DisplayPort, or HDMI? Are all the cables connected to the graphics card? Or is one (or more) connected to the motherboard graphics port? Are any adapters being used?

Here's the different connector types: https://s14635.pcdn.co/wp-content/u...
Motherboard ports (#8, 9) vs graphics card ports (#11,12,13): https://kbimg.dell.com/library/KB/D...


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