This is what I got when I booted up my laptop this morning. My regular monitor was displaying everything upside down.
So because I was pretty sure I was smart enough to handle this without calling the helpdesk I pulled Firefox onto my laptop screen and started Googling. I found that you can change the display orientation using Ctrl-Alt-ArrowKey, but when I hit that it gave me an nview.dll-ish error and did not change. And then when I hit them again it did nothing.
So more Googling that seemed like it was the only option, either that or open the graphics card software and find the setting in there. I don’t know if anyone has tried to work on a screen when it’s upside down but let me tell you, it took a LOT of concentration.
I called the help desk.
So the guy remoted into my computer and was fiddling around with the nVidia settings only every time he tried to change the orientation it flickered and then went back to normal. I even caught a second or two of correct-orientation-ness a few times before it would land back on upside down. It was trying hard.
Finally he started killing things like Google Desktop and another app I didn’t recognize. And then he started killing processes in the task manager and then it worked and now all is right on my screen.
He said that something was stuck running that was preventing it from changing correctly. I asked him if the future solution would be look for things that shouldn’t be running in the task manager and killing them but he suggested I call the helpdesk back if it happens again. Apparently he was not impressed enough with my finding the Ctrl-Alt-Down Arrow solution on Google to think I could handle not breaking the machine.
Oh well! I guess now I actually have to start working!