Is there a way to remove the 3rd screen ?


William654

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Hi

I plugged a second monitor I have with two cables DP, HDMI so it is basically one monitor but it appear in Windows as two monitors . Is there a way to remove one without unplug the extra connection from Windows or Adrenaline ?

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Hi William. The “Ghost Screen” pops up here and there.
There were two suggestions in a thread a while back but I have no idea if either worked as the first post member never returned. It wouldn’t matter that I was referring to a Lenovo, I believe.

Are you able to select the invalid monitor scroll down and click the multiple display drop down. Select "Disconnect this display" and accept the change when prompted. Then click "Remove this display" from the same drop down?

Something else to consider;

Extra monitors showing in display settings​

You may experience an issue with "phantom" or "ghost" monitors showing in the Windows Display Settings, even though these extra monitors are not connected to the computer. Follow the steps below to resolve this issue:

  1. Right-click and remove any excess generic PnP monitors from Devices and Printers in Control Panel.
  2. Right-click and uninstall any Generic PnP monitor(s) appearing in Device Manager.
  3. Install the latest video drivers (for either the onboard Intel graphics card, for the “video card“ probably best via Lenovo or the add-on NVIDIA or AMD graphics card)
  4. You may need to reboot your computer after installing the video drivers. After the driver completes the installation, only the monitors connected to the computer should be showing in the Display Settings.
 

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@antspants Thanks the first method I cant find an option to remove or disconnect. Can you post an image ?

I found now in device manager same monitor has caption (DP) and (HDMI) but disable one has no effect unless after reboot.
 

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After reboot I found disable the monitor from device manager has no effect.
 

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Out of interest, if you disconnect (cable) your second monitor do you still see the Ghost Monitor?

Most remedies I have found, lists option two (device manager) as a fix. It's hard to find any other advice.
As a suggestion, I would reinstall your video drivers and see if that sorts it out. Whilst both monitors are plugged in.
 

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    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
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At the end of the day, as much as it’s annoying not knowing why a 3rd “Ghost” display is showing, it should have zero affect on anything at all, and could very well just disappear at any moment. I have experienced it but don’t recall doing anything. I certainly don’t have a ghost now, I run 6 monitors.
Edit: Seven after tomorrow.
 

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    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
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Out of interest, if you disconnect (cable) your second monitor do you still see the Ghost Monitor?
No. Problem when I use extend mode on monitors the cursor travel to the third monitor where I dont see it.
 

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the cursor travel to the third monitor where I dont see it.
Ahh right, yes that’s a problem. Have you tried the driver suggestion?
 

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    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
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    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
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    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
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Post a screenshot of what you see if you Right Click the mouse on the Desktop then select "Display Settings"
 

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    I'm a computer enthusiast so have quite a few systems that I run. More like an advanced hobby.
Post a screenshot of what you see if you Right Click the mouse on the Desktop then select "Display Settings"
picture in first post
 

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    RX 6800 XT
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    BENQ and AOC QHD 120Hz
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What about switching up the array so the ghost is at the far right, out of the way?

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    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
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    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
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    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
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    Silverstone 1500
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    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
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    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
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    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
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    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.
You have that one monitor connected to the same computer with 2 sources simultaneously?
 

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You have that one monitor connected to the same computer with 2 sources simultaneously?
Yes and I want to disable one of them without disconnect the cable.
 

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    32 GB G.Skill
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX 6800 XT
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    BENQ and AOC QHD 120Hz
    Screen Resolution
    QHD
    Hard Drives
    2TB Intel 660p and 2TB Sabrent Rokect 4 plus nvme, 4TB HDD HGST
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    Corsair RM750
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    Bloody rage
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1) what’s the point of dual simultaneous connections?

2) will probably have to be a command to do so. Most likely with nirsoft utility or similar.
 

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Yes and I want to disable one of them without disconnect the cable.
The only way I know of is:

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but, I don't see that setting in Windows 11!!! 🤷‍♂️
And, that option is probably not present for the ghost element anyway!!! 🤷‍♂️
 

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1) what’s the point of dual simultaneous connections?
I’ve totally misread his first post. Yes, what is the point?
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
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    Sin-built
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
    Memory
    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte nVidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super OC 6GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
    Screen Resolution
    All over the place
    Hard Drives
    2 x WD something Something 8TB HDD's / 2 x WD something Something 4TB HDD's / 1 x EVO 1TB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB SSD's / 1 x EVO 250 GB SSD / 2 x QVO 1TB (External Hub) / 1 x EVO 1TB (Portable Backup Case)
    PSU
    Silverstone 1500
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 820 Full-Tower Case
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech G402 / G502 / Mx Masters / MX Air Cordless
    Internet Speed
    100/40Mbps
    Browser
    All sorts
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Premium
    Other Info
    I’m on a horse.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
    CPU
    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
    Graphics card(s)
    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
    Sound Card
    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
    Screen Resolution
    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
    Hard Drives
    M.2 512GB
    Other Info
    …still on a horse.

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Strix
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
Yes and I want to disable one of them without disconnect the cable.
I think you're outta luck, chief! Windows sees both as inputs, period!
Unless the monitor's on-board settings provides a way to disable each hub!

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  • OS
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    PC/Desktop
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    ASUS ROG Strix
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook

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