11-03-2010 09:12 AM
I use an X61 running XP SP2.
When I am at my desk, I connect the laptop to my 24" monitor via VGA cable.
Via Ctrl+F7, I can modify my display settings and receive options such as:
- Notebook only
- Same display
- Extended display
All of these work fine. However, just recently, after I disconnect (either using Ctrl+F7 or simply unplugging the VGA connector - both end up with the same result) and later try to re-connect, when I press Ctrl+F7, no menu option appears.
When I go to Control Panel | Display, I can 'see' the monitor is connected and I can 'extend' display to the desktop monitor BUT cannot set-up 'same display' from here.
The only option that works is to restart the system and then Ctrl+F7 works fine again.
I do not believe that I have made any changes to the system that would warrant this change (however, there may have been a recent automatic MS XP update that was loaded).
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to handle this? Do I need to update anything related to the system?