If Dell Display Manager refuses to recognise your monitor


You may face this annoyance, Dell Display Manager does not always recognize your Dell monitor! I use this little Dell program, I really need it, and I was going mad! The problem is solved easily, though!

I realized that problems appear when you use two or more monitors and the program is confused, or when it starts too early and the system doesn’t have enough time to give it necessary information about your monitor. Whatever your particular case might be, first remove the program from the Startup folder (you can do this by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager > Startup Tab).

Then configure Windows Task Scheduler to run Dell Display Manager with a delay of a few minutes after you have logged on. This way you will give to the system more than enough time to inform Dell’s Manager about the identity of your monitor(s).

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3 Responses

  1. Sonal says:

    many thanks for the solution.

  2. Adrian says:

    I run as admin; this disables the run at startup.

  3. Hi Adrian, as is said above in the post, you should NOT have DDM to run at startup. Unfortunately DDM does not include an option to disable auto startup. Just uninstall it and install it again. Upon installation it asks if you want it to run at startup. The follow the directions as explained above in the post.