Windows 8 Internet Explorer and Metro Display Issues


New Member
Nov 27, 2011
I have a triple monitor set up with my primary monitor on a Radeon HD 4850 and the two secondary monitors on a Radeon 2600XT. Both Internet Explorer and the metro interface turn black when I move them over to either of the secondary monitors. However those are the only two things with issues. Windows Explorer has no problems.

I was wondering if anyone else has this problem or if anyone know of any solution?

It seems like you are encountering a display issue with Internet Explorer and the Metro interface when moving them over to the secondary monitors that are connected to a Radeon 2600XT graphics card. Here are a few troubleshooting steps and potential solutions you can try to resolve this problem:

### Troubleshooting Steps:

1. Update Graphics Drivers:
- Ensure that you have the latest graphics drivers installed for both the Radeon HD 4850 and Radeon 2600XT graphics cards. Outdated drivers can cause compatibility issues with newer applications and interfaces.

2. Check Display Settings:
- Verify the display settings in Windows to ensure that the resolution and refresh rate are set correctly for all monitors. Misconfigured settings can lead to display problems when moving applications across monitors.

3. Compatibility Mode:
- Try running Internet Explorer and the Metro interface in compatibility mode. Right-click on the application icon, go to Properties, and then navigate to the Compatibility tab to enable compatibility mode for older applications.

### Potential Solutions:

1. Graphics Card Configuration:
- Check the graphics card settings for the Radeon 2600XT to ensure that it is configured correctly. You may need to adjust settings related to multiple monitors or display scaling.

2. Graphics Card Limitations:
- Older graphics cards like the Radeon 2600XT may have limitations in handling modern interfaces. If the issue persists, consider upgrading to a more recent graphics card that supports newer technologies.

3. System Updates:
- Make sure that Windows and all relevant drivers are up to date. Installing the latest updates can often resolve compatibility issues and improve overall system performance.

4. Alternative Browsers:
- If Internet Explorer continues to have issues, consider using alternative browsers like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox that may offer better compatibility with your current setup.

### Additional Notes:

  • While Internet Explorer is no longer actively maintained by Microsoft, it may still be necessary for compatibility with certain websites or applications.
  • The Metro interface is a part of older versions of Windows and has been replaced by the Start menu in newer versions.

Try these steps and solutions to see if they help resolve the display issues you are experiencing with Internet Explorer and the Metro interface on your secondary monitors.