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External monitor looks like the computer is in the safe mode

I have a HP dv2000 -- recently used another monitor and now the picture on my monitor looks like the computer is in the safe mode -- the laptop picture is normal

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  • plaisney Mar 12, 2009



    I checked that thru properities and it is set to max

  • plaisney Mar 12, 2009

    dos -- windows xp -- i checked the display and the resolution is set to max

  • plaisney Mar 12, 2009

    when i select identify screen 1 comes up on both screens

  • plaisney Mar 12, 2009

    I called LG (monitor) and they said it was an HP problem , maybe one of the fn keys. I would like to know how to load the monitor driver again it's a lg flatron w1952tq-tf

  • TBA420 May 11, 2010

    have you tried clicking on screen 2 and adjusting that? external monitors would be through screen 2, your laptop monitor would be screen 1.

    if there is only screen 1 state this as well.


  • TBA420 May 11, 2010

    what operating system are you using?


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Only thing i can suggest, similar to aliokas is to locate and install the display driver for your monitor. if its detecting unknown display, it will only work in 640x480 and you will have a horrid looking display.

in the advanced settings under monitor you can check what its currently using if one of the options is unknown highlight it select properties then try and do an update.

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  • TBA420 Mar 12, 2009

    i found the driver for your monitor, download it from my site...

    http://www.brokendesktop.com/index.php?a...
    or get it from where i did...
    http://www.lge.com/support/software.jsp you gotta search w1952 though, it wont accept flatron or the TQ at the end :D

    i do hope this helps...


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If XP:
Start->Control Panel->Display->Settings tab->Screen resolution->move marker to "more".

If Vista:
Start->Personalize->Display Settings->Resolution->move marker to "high".

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  • aliokas Mar 12, 2009

    Go to Hp website and download (install) video driver.

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