Flipped monitor display in Windows

Computer monitorThird-party software utilities (e.g. NVIDIA Settings) can flip or rotate a monitor's display 0, 90, 180, or 270 degrees for different orientations. To resolve this issue, we recommend you follow the steps below.

Shortcut key

Some computers and displays that have had their displays flipped upside down can be corrected by pressing CTRL + ALT + up arrow on the keyboard.

Able to navigate Windows

  1. If you are able, verify that the display settings for the monitor cannot be changed through a display manager or utility by looking for any icon in the Systray related to your video card. For example, NVIDIA's utility may look similar to the icon shown here (NVIDIA icon).
  2. If a utility is found in your Systray that is associated with your video card, right-click this icon and try to locate any rotation settings. In the case of the NVIDIA utility, the user should locate Rotation Settings and be able to select this option to rotate to 0 degrees.
  3. If you are unable to locate any utilities or rotation settings, open your display properties by clicking Start, Settings, Control Panel, and double clicking the display icon. Within display properties, check the settings tab for any additional settings or rotation settings that may be able to correct your issue.
  4. Finally, if you still cannot find feature to rotate the screen, we recommend deleting the Display adapter in Device Manager and reboot the computer to reinstall the video card.
  5. If this does not resolve your issue, we recommend installing the latest video drivers on your computer.

Unable to navigate Windows

  1. Boot the computer into Safe Mode. Because no third-party software utilities are loaded when the computer is booted into Safe Mode, your display should look normal.
  2. If you are familiar with what program enabled your display to be rotated attempt, to load the program through Safe Mode and correct your settings.
  3. If you are not familiar with how the screen was rotated open Device Manager, remove the Display adapter, and reboot the computer to reinstall the video card.
  4. If this does not resolve your issue, we recommend installing the latest video drivers on your computer.

Additional information

  • See our monitor definition for further information and related links on this term.