Hello, first time post here, but here it goes.
In every version of EP so far (including V1.5 which I just upgraded to), I encounter the same issue: When I start EP with an external monitor connected, EP’s startup splash screen appears and everything goes well until it reaches “Initializing Graphical User Interface”. At this stage, EP always hangs with a continuous CPU-load varying around 15% 368,1MB of RAM in use, no disk activity and no network usage. All I see is the splash screen on my laptops built-in display and a white window on my external display. Here’s what I already tried:
- update all drivers
- Force EP to use the nvidia GPU (nvidia GTX 1050) instead of built in Intel GPU
- Force EP to use built-in Intel GPU
- Found in the windows logbook (eventvwr.exe) an “Application Hang” error pointing to “Engine Prime.exe”. I was not able to find the root cause.
- Tried waiting for 10 minutes, to no avail
The obvious solution is to disconnect the external display (in which case it works), but then I loose the benefit of having a large display (27" vs 15"). I was kinda hoping that this issue would have been resolved in the new 1.5 version, but apparently this was not resolved.
Or maybe this is behavior by design and EP simply does not support external displays?
Anyone else encoutnered this?
Thanks in advance for any help. It is much appreciated. (PS: I searched through the forum before posting this. I found some related topics, but never the exact same issue… Or I’m just not that good at searching a forum )