Question Dell display moves to secondary screen during intel graphics install

Dec 9, 2020

My Dell Inspiron 5459 was giving flickering issues. I have got the display cable changed and since then facing very peculiar issue.

When the Intel Graphics 520 is enabled, the display in BIOS (Dell splash logo) remains in laptop screen, but immediately once system enters WIN 10, laptop screen blacks out but lights, fan are working. I happened to connect an HDMI cable to external monitor, only to realise the display moves to the external monitor, while the laptop screen is still blank....
Also, some other observations:

  • No option to adjust brightness slider in windows
  • No option to extend/ duplicate screen

This makes be believe it is a software issue, not hardware.

The only fix I seem to find is in 2 situations:


Ive tried updating both the drivers for Intel and AMD, resetted Windows but nothing works. Below is the system info.

Many thanks

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise
Version 10.0.19043 Build 19043
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name ANUJ
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron 5459
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU 06B2
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz, 2401 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. 1.9.0, 07-09-2020
SMBIOS Version 2.8
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BaseBoard Manufacturer Dell Inc.
BaseBoard Product
BaseBoard Version
Platform Role Mobile
Secure Boot State On
PCR7 Configuration Elevation Required to View
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale India
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.19041.1151"
Username ANUJ\DELL
Time Zone India Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.89 GB
Available Physical Memory 6.12 GB
Total Virtual Memory 9.77 GB
Available Virtual Memory 8.11 GB
Page File Space 1.88 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Kernel DMA Protection Off
Virtualisation-based security Not enabled
Device Encryption Support Elevation Required to View
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualisation Enabled in Firmware Yes
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes
Aug 27, 2021
This issues seems to be cropping up all over. I have been dealing with this for over a year now. Upgrades to Win10 cause this issue for us, and going into safemode and uninstalling the Graphics cards seems to resolve only temporarily until the driver is updated via winupdates or another OS upgrade. We have latitude 7280 and 7480 series from DELL with the Intel HD 620 card. I see this common thread all over the internet and 2 separate posts today with this same issue. If you connect another external display to the HDMI out do you get any visibility on that monitor? I usually get a black screen with a white cursor that is able to be moved on screen but no shortcuts work etc, for keys etc. All very strange. I have also been able to remote into the device using remote assist tools and the the desktop appears just fine. MS just deflects and DELL is useless.
Dec 9, 2020
When the laptop is connected to external monitor, the external monitor will not show the Dell BIOS screen, the Dell BIOS screen remains in the laptop screen. Once windows welcome screen comes, the display moves to the external monitor and the Dell screen is blank.

However, once i disable Intel graphics hd 520 from the external monitor view, and restart, both the Dell BIOS screen and the windows run normally from the Dell screen.

So it definitively looks like an issue with the Intel graphics driver.