Laptop connecting with smart tv

Every time i connect my laptop to my smart tv with my HDMI cable, my laptop screen turns black and my tv shows the pc desktop, however there is no cursor, and all my programs close. Then when i plug the cable out, my pc just keeps being black, and i have to fully restart the pc. This has been going on for a while and i cant find anyone with the same problem as me, i have tried with 3 other PCs and it worked, but i need it to work with my own.

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It may be too much for most folk.

For example, "control" of a Windows PC or rather setup of the display system is getting to be too much for a lot of folk. I read your post and no mention of you heading to the display control panels to set it up as you want. Most folk are lost there. And I can't be specific as there is no make, model, Windows version and then we have makers that change the controls.

Get your best PC buddy to set it as you like?

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Here's a picture of my older setup. Since upgraded.

That setup took many menus, clicks, drags and options to be set. And when I moved to Windows 8.1 then 10, the menus, clicks, drags and options were not the same from system to system. I worry about Windows future.

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