need to restart laptop for 2nd taskbar to appear when plugged into external

Copper Contributor

Hi, I recently got a new alienware laptop from work which im using with an external monitor plugged into it.  Weirdly, i also seem to have to restart the machine for the laptops taskbar to appear (and for that screen just to work as expected) even though i have the external screen plugged in before i turn it on.


Is there a way i could fix  this somehow possibly?


thanks for any help!


3 Replies
This is not the expected behavior.
Try run Windows Update and download and install all updates.
Try update your graphic card driver too.

@Reza_Ameri hi - will ask IT to take a look at the graphics driver thanks.  Just to add, its only on the first time of turning it on AFTER plugging in the external monitor it does this.  The mouse works on the internal screen, but i cant move anything over onto it or see a taskbar

Make sure report this issue using the Feedback Hub app too, so the Windows team get to know about this issue and be able to investigate it.