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I had used my laptop and hooked it to my tv for an external monitor and it worked till it asked me to change something and i just clicked accept now all that shows up is my screen back ground and i cant find how to get it back the other way so it will work again please help

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  • davismurray May 02, 2010

    no on the tv my laptop works its just when i put it to my tv my background picture is all that shows up on the tv and before i clicked something i worked to show on my tv as i have a 47 inch lcd that is suppose to work for pc hook ups. because it works for my tower pc thank you any ideas that i could try the laptop is ten months and really dont want to do a system restore

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    peeface May 11, 2010

    on your laptop all you see is that?

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It sounds like it is extending your desktop onto the tv instead of using the tv as primary monitor. try right clicking and going to properties then the settings tab. it should show two little boxes with 1 and 2 in them. click on 2 and then down near the bottom two choices should be available to you. if it isnt checked, check the box that says Use this device as the primary monitor. see if that helps

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Hello, if you have Windows xp or above, do a System Restore and bring your system back to right before you made your mistake.

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