I keep getting the ATI Stretched Desktop Warning dialog box. I can't find any way to eliminate this problem. Right now, it hasn't interfered with my operation, just that it pops up continuously.
ATI replied to my email to say that they couldn't respond to it. Well, thank you ATI!!!! It's an ATI warning and the graphics card in my Toshiba laptop is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600.
The O/S is Windows Vista, clean install to remove all the **** Toshiba Software. This was causing my defrag program, Diskeeper, conniptions as the Toshiba stuff kept the MFT in two fragments, one in a hidden partition. Now that it's gone, that problem's gone.
Any one got a solution to the "Stretched Desktop Warning" for a stretched desktop that doesn't even operation in Vista?
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Go into Control Panel and choose the Display option in XP or Personalization option in Vista. Find Display settings.
Then check the Extend the desktop onto this monitor box to activate the 2nd monitor.
Use the DVI port, and the VGA port on the ATI Radeon X300SE graphics card.
If you have two monitors that are LCD, and they both have a DVI connector, use a DVI to VGA adapter for the VGA port on the ATI Radeon X300SE.
[You need a Female DVI to Male VGA adapter, such as this example,
Turn both monitors on. Right-click on an empty spot on the desktop screen. Left-click on Properties, then the Settings tab. Left-click on the monitor icon with the 2 in it. Go down to ->Extend my desktop to this monitor, and left-click in the box to the left of it.
Go down to the right, and left-click on Apply. Now go over to the left, and left-click on OK.
You should now have your desktop screen on both monitors. When you open a window on your Primary monitor, (Monitor icon 1), Left-click on the frame, hold the mouse button down, and drag this screen to the Secondary monitor.
If it doesn't work this way, drag to the other side.
You can try to resize your desktop by right clicking the desktop -> personalization->desktop background. On that screen scroll to the bottom where it says :how should picture be positioned" and if it's set to "fill" move it to center and try to see if that stops the error. If not the best solution may be to contact XFX about the issue.
Have you set your system to use a second monitor? Right click the desktop and choose Properties. In the Settings tab, click the 2nd monitor and check the box that says Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor. If that fixes it, please rate me accordingly. If not, let me know and we'll try something else.
Thats because your TV output is set to display as an extension of the desktop and not as a clone of it.
This can be fixed...
Do you have installed the ATI CATALYST CONTROL CENTER? Thats ATI
utility that controls the card, it usually places a red ATI icon
besides the clock in windows. Double clicking the icon you enter the
catalyst control center, use it in advanced mode and go to the DISPLAYS MANAGER menu from the column on the left you can configure
what you want to do with your displays with numerous option that adapt
to any arrangement.
As always keep your drivers up to date... If
your card isn't a true ATI, just a radeon built by someone else, then
you might need to download the drivers from that manufacturer and use
their utility. Or maybe you can force install the original ATI drivers
for your card model.
Download the unified Radeon drivers from ATI's website... do not use Windows update. Get the Drivers Only package. for Vista 32-bit
If you can get to the desktop: Uninstall the existing display drivers by using the remove hardware utility. Whatever they are... remove them. Reboot. Windows will try to reinstall the drivers on the next boot. If it allows you cancel the installation at any time during install do it. Run the downloaded package from ATI. Reboot.
If you can't get to the desktop: Press F8 when booting and enter safe mode with networking. Download the ATI drivers from ati.com for Vista 32-bit. Uninstall the display drivers. Reboot. Should take you to the desktop on the next boot so you can run the install program.
Try right-clicking on your desktop, and going to the Properties tab. You should see two monitors in the picture, one of them will be greyed out. Click it, and click the check box that reads "Extend my desktop onto this monitor." Then set your resolution and color depth and apply the changes. You should see a picture on the monitor.
If you don't see a second monitor on the page, the drivers may need to be reinstalled.