Here’s what I’m trying to achieve:
- I have dual monitors with a desktop at home.
- I have a work laptop.
- I would like to have the two monitors connected to the docking station, with the docking station connected to the desktop tower (so it functions like a normal dual monitor setup).
- I’d like to then easily be able to unplug the USB from the desktop and plug it into my laptop to then have a triple monitor setup for work.
- I do NOT need to be able to use the desktop AND the laptop at the same time, I just want to easily be able to switch from home to work use by transferring the USB 3.0 from desktop to laptop.
When it’s connected to the laptop, it seems to function beautifully. The issue comes when I have the docking station connected to the desktop. When I connect a monitor to the docking station, it functions normally for a few seconds, then the screen gets jarbled and corrupted and the “Your PC ran into a problem” message comes up and the computer has to restart.
I’m curious if this is a graphics card issue, driver issue, motherboard issue, or what. It’s like my computer can’t handle the display being rerouted through the USB 3.0 rather than connected directly to the tower, and it freaks out and restarts.