Windows 10 comes with native ability to project to another screen (wired or wireless). All you need to do is press Win+P and it will display options to manage the extended display. However, at times, you might encounter the following error message – Your PC can’t project to another screen. This prevents you from projecting your PC to the other screen. The full error message goes as:
Your PC can’t project to another screen, Try reinstalling the driver or using a different video card.
The problem could be with loosely connected hardware, the display adapter driver, or a recent Windows Update which messed up the settings.
Your PC can’t project to another screen
Try the following solutions sequentially to resolve the problem:
- Check the hardware cable connections
- Run the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter
- Update the display adapter drivers
- Reinstall Display hardware
- Replace Graphics Card.
1] Check the hardware cable connections
Before proceeding, check the hardware connection. The cables should be connected tightly and in the correct ports. Make sure no pin is missing from the ports. You might also consider changing the wires if they look damaged.
2] Run the Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter
The Hardware and Devices troubleshooter checks for changes and problems with the hardware connections and associated drivers. It corrects the issues of possible.
- Click on Start and go to Settings > Updates and Security > Troubleshoot
- Select the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter from the list and run it
- Restart the system once it is complete.
3] Update the display adapter drivers
If the problem is with the display adapter drivers, updating them could help in resolving the issue. To update the Graphics Driver:
- Open Run prompt (Win + R) and type devmgmt.msc.
- Press Enter to open the Device Manager window.
- Expand the list of Display adapters and right-click on the graphics card driver.
- Select Update driver.
Restart the system once done.
You could also consider downloading the display drivers from the manufacturer’s website and installing them. There are multiple ways to update Drivers in Windows 10.
4] Reinstall Display Hardware
Under Device Manager, you can choose to Uninstall the device completely. Once done, restart the computer. Windows will automatically detect the device, and install the driver again using Windows update.
5] Replace Graphics Card
The last resort is where nothing works, and the only way out is to change your graphics card. However, make sure to consult with an expert before going ahead.
We hope one of these fixes help you resolve the Your PC can’t project to another screen error. Let us know which one worked for you.