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Dual Monitors problems ater updating SiSandra and GPU drivers

Question: Dual Monitors problems ater updating SiSandra and GPU drivers

I recently updated my nVidia drivers to the latest and also my SiSandra Lite software (for quick access to accurate specs of my PC). After updating SiSandra Lite, I looked at the GPU section. As usual it loaded the primary monitor first where everything was fine. I then changed to look at my secondary and my primary monitor turned off and my desktop was shifted to my second.

Now when I boot my computer, my primary comes on, but after the pre and post bios. Only when Grub comes on does something appear on my primary monitor, but it's very low resolution (compared to what it used to be). The windows 7 loading bar appears on my primary but before the logo can appear and glow, it swaps to my secondary monitor where it stays.

Windows 7 cannot detect my primary monitor trying both screen resolution detection and it's missing from the devices menu. Really confused about this whole business

I realise this may have been posted as a problem before. I did find little snippets of information about it but nothing sufficient.

Any help or redirecting to places where this problem has been solved would be much appreciated

Thanks

Ben

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Answer: Dual Monitors problems ater updating SiSandra and GPU drivers

Anyone?

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For the last few months I have been using a GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card with two monitors attached. I have nVidia drivers from 3/27/2009 (version 7.15.11.8250 according to device manager) installed. My monitors are configured (through the Windows Display Settings) such that my primary monitor (identified as "1") is to the right of my secondary monitor (identified as "2"). My second monitor also functions as a TV (with its own tuner) and when put into TV mode, it disconnects from the computer. When returning from TV mode, the monitor is again detected by Windows, and my dual monitor setup is restored.

I just downloaded and tried the latest drivers (182.50 5/7/2009) from the nVidia site. I can configure my monitors correctly, but after the second monitor returns from TV mode (which again, disconnects and then reconnects the monitor with the computer) Windows thinks monitor 2 is on the right of monitor 1. I can manually go into the Display Settings and correct this, but the issue returns as soon as my second monitor is disconnected/reconnected (for TV mode).

Nothing else has changed, except the video card drivers, and rolling back the drivers fixes the issue. While it is not necessary for me to upgrade right now, I'm sure I will inevitably need to update the graphics drivers, and would therefore like to get this problem worked out. Any ideas?

Answer:New nVidia Drivers re-arrange dual monitors

Originally Posted by RTAdams89


For the last few months I have been using a GeForce 8800 GTS graphics card with two monitors attached. I have nVidia drivers from 3/27/2009 (version 7.15.11.8250 according to device manager) installed. My monitors are configured (through the Windows Display Settings) such that my primary monitor (identified as "1") is to the right of my secondary monitor (identified as "2"). My second monitor also functions as a TV (with its own tuner) and when put into TV mode, it disconnects from the computer. When returning from TV mode, the monitor is again detected by Windows, and my dual monitor setup is restored.

I just downloaded and tried the latest drivers (182.50 5/7/2009) from the nVidia site. I can configure my monitors correctly, but after the second monitor returns from TV mode (which again, disconnects and then reconnects the monitor with the computer) Windows thinks monitor 2 is on the right of monitor 1. I can manually go into the Display Settings and correct this, but the issue returns as soon as my second monitor is disconnected/reconnected (for TV mode).

Nothing else has changed, except the video card drivers, and rolling back the drivers fixes the issue. While it is not necessary for me to upgrade right now, I'm sure I will inevitably need to update the graphics drivers, and would therefore like to get this problem worked out. Any ideas?



according to your previous drivers, you just re-i... Read more

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Having just upgraded from XP using the Nvidia dual monitor desktops for years, I was surprised to find Windows 7 has this feature in-built with the added bonus of slideshow desktop images C00L!
So beyond Win7 eye candy which is better, Does it come down to games running faster under the Nvidia dual desktops, what is the general preference here?

Answer:Is Nvidia dual monitors a poor cousin to Windows 7 dual monitors?..

afaik, there is no real performance difference, as all stuff is handled by the nvidia driver anyway.

And of course the more monitors the higher performance hit as there is more screen surface to work on (the same as increasing resolution).

Btw, the main pityfall of the multiple monitors is that the taskbar is only in the primary monitor, but there are a ton of good third party programs that can handle this, like Actual Multiple Monitors.

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Hello,     I have tried everything to try to make these two monitors color. They are both relatively new Dell monitors. Both are DVI, both are connected to the latest Lenovo bay for my T430 laptop. Both worked fine after I initially installed both video drivers (Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows 7 [64-bit]) and NVIDIA Optimus Display Driver for Windows 7 [64-bit]). Then out of nowhere one of them (Dell 1) decides it wants to be seen in black and white! I initially thought it was the monitor itself, but when swapping monitors (Dell 1, Dell 2) the other monitor  (Dell 2) went black and white when plugged into the DVI formerly used by the Dell 1 monitor. Ok, so now it must be the DVI ports on the bay station (Lenovo) right? Nope. I had a tech bring me a second, brand new bay (identical). Same issue! So this leads me to the video drivers... Does anyone have any idea. I disabled each driver and reenabled each to no avail. The drivers are the latest drivers downloaded directly from Lenovo's site. Checked the driver settings/monitor setting using both Windows 7 Professional and Nvidia to see if anything stood out. Nothing. Any help would certainly be appreciated. Thank you in advance! :~)

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I have a new laptop compaq computer with vista and I am trying to use it with a multimedia projector with powerpoint. But I am having trouble setting it up right. For some reason when I start the powerpoint show it displays on the laptop and the part that I use to set up the powerpoint shows up on the projector. This is backward to what I want. I want the presentation to show up on the projector. I have gone crazy trying to fix this. How am I suppose to set the dual monitors up on the vista so that what I want shows up on the projector?
 

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Hi guys,

First of all, I didn't really know where to put this, so my apologies if I did anything wrong.

I recently found a second monitor just lying around and decided to hook it up to my laptop. It worked fine for about a week but now, after maybe 30 minutes of use the problem occurs;

First of all, both my screens go completely black and the windows error sound plays. After a few seconds my main monitor comes on again and the seconds displays 'No Signal'.
Around 10-20 seconds later, the seconds monitor comes on again, but all the windows have been moved onto my main monitor.
I really don't know what else to say, I'm unsure what the problem is.

Anyway, thanks for any help.

-MrYodaylay

Answer:Problems With Using Dual Monitors.

Check your power settings, some laptops on battery power will disable a second monitor automatically. Also, did you try clicking type mobility center in the search programs and files, and choosing the monitor mode you want under display? You can also press the Windows Key + P to open Display Switch.

You can also check your settings against this tutorial here, and see related tutorials there as well:

Display - Change Main Display

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So I was using a single 1050p monitor without any problem but then I bought and plugged another 1440p monitor and I noticed that the mouse sometimes getting stuck so I need to ctrl alt and del to log out and in again also the mouse cursor will scroll the page down by itself also the secondary 1050p monitor will flash black for a sec why ? The 1050p monitor plugged with a dvi cable and the 1440p with a display port . I have Windows 10 sapphire r9 390 i7 6700k

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I have 1 monitor connected to my graph card and 1 in my motherboard, but the monitor connected to my motherboard does not display and my PC does not find it and i tried to detect it with Catalyst Control Center and that didn't work either.

Like maybe there is a program that lets me use on-board graphics and graphics card at the same time.

Would be awesome to get some help.

If its needed here is my PC Specs etc:
Graph Card: I got 2x XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55, Socket-1155
Power supply: Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-950C 950W PSU
PC Monitors: BenQ 24" LCD G2420HD
CPU: Intel? Core i7-2600K Processor
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
RAM: Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 16GB
CPU Cooling: Antec Kuhler H2O 920 CPU Cooler
Hard Drives: 2x Corsair SSD Force Series 3, 120GB 2.5" and 1 Seagate Barracuda? Green 2TB, 3,5"
PC Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Big Tower

Would be lovely to get some help,

Answer:Problems with Dual Monitors

When i was running dual monitors the graphics card had 2 ports. The problem with this is that you can only use either the graphics card, or the onboard graphics card. You can't use both at once. Atleast this is what I learned. There could be a way, but never found one.

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So I decided to try dual monitors, but I'm having a few problems:

1. How do I add my icons to the first monitor while still keeping them on the second? I tried copy/paste, but it doesn't support icons with the same name.

2. I downloaded Ultramon, and it let me add another taskbar, but not the start menu, the icons next to it, and the clock and the icons next to it.

3. How do I make it so games won't minimize when I use the other monitor?

Oh yea, Ultramon only has a 30 day trial period. Is there anyway to do this without it, or are there any other programs?
 

Answer:I'm having problems with dual monitors

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So I was using a single 1050p monitor without any problem but then I bought and plugged another 1440p monitor and I noticed that the mouse sometimes getting stuck so I need to ctrl alt and del to log out and in again also the mouse cursor will scroll the page down by itself also the secondary 1050p monitor will flash black for a sec why ? The 1050p monitor plugged with a dvi cable and the 1440p with a display port . I have Windows 10 sapphire r9 390 i7 6700k

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I have AIM and when I open a window or recieve an IM it shows up in my primary monitor I drag it to my secondary monitor thou but I was wonderin if there was away to recive IM;s from my second monitor.
 

Answer:Dual Monitors Problems

A window should reopen in the same spot you closed it. By default any program will open a new window (one it's never opened before) on the primary monitor (hence why it's the primary monitor). If it's not opening on the secondary monitor upon reopening (after having closed it on the secondary monitor) it's because AIM themselves have done something stupid to prevent such functionality.

If you want some help with dual display issues or an app that can help with things like this you should check out ultramon you can find it at www.realtimesoft.com. It's the best dual display app I've ever found and I use it myself all the time.
 

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I am trying to set up dual monitors on a Dell opteplex 755. and I have a multi monitor card Dell / ATI Radeon X300 128MB PCI-e Graphics Card - 102A2590401installed. When I go to "Display" "Settiings" there is no "Identify Hardware" tab. all is shows is a single monitor, with no options. Both monitors a working fine, but only in unision.
 

Answer:Dual monitors problems

You should be able to run software from Dell/ATI to set up both monitors; it should have come with your system. If not, go to www.dell.support.com and download it for your particular card. Once that is done and run, make sure and go to Display in Control Panel and ensure that they are placed the way you have them, 1 & 2 or 2 & 1.
 

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Ok, this problem is getting really annoying and I think its a problem with windows 7 itself and not my computer.

Basically I have a dual monitor setup with the left hand monitor as my secondary and right hand monitor as my primary.  Whenever I have an application with any graphics on it at all such as a progress bar on my left hand monitor moving windows around becomes laggy and juddery, yet this doesn't happen when the graphical app is on my primary monitor!

My system Specs: 
ASUS Striker Extreme MOBO
OCZ 850W gameXtreme
Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz CPU
4GB (4x1GB) OCZ DDR2 1066MHz RAM
Nvidia 8800GTX
Sound blaster x-fi Xtreme Gamer (older PCI version)
3 x 80GB HD for system drive in RAID 0
1 x 500GB and 1 x 250GB drives for storage
Monitors are 1680 x 1050 res

Windows 7 Exp Index:
CPU: 5.9
Memory: 5.9
Graphics: 6.8
Gaming Graphics: 6.8
Primary HD: 5.9


What iv tried:


Updating to latest drivers
Upgraded system memory from 2GB to 4GB
Installing 64-bit version
removing sound card and re-installing windows from scratch
upgraded my PSU


Thanks for your help!



 

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I have 1 monitor connected to my graph card and 1 in my motherboard, but the monitor connected to my motherboard does not display and my PC does not find it and i tried to detect it with Catalyst Control Center and that didn't work either.

Like maybe there is a program that lets me use on-board graphics and graphics card at the same time.

Would be awesome to get some help.

If its needed here is my PC Specs etc:
Graph Card: I got 2x XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55, Socket-1155
Power supply: Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-950C 950W PSU
PC Monitors: BenQ 24" LCD G2420HD
CPU: Intel? Core i7-2600K Processor
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
RAM: Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 16GB
CPU Cooling: Antec Kuhler H2O 920 CPU Cooler
Hard Drives: 2x Corsair SSD Force Series 3, 120GB 2.5" and 1 Seagate Barracuda? Green 2TB, 3,5"
PC Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Big Tower

Would be lovely to get some help,

Answer:Problems with Dual Monitors - Help would be awesome.

Hello Bodomi,

I have already made a reply, please do not make a second post:

Problems with Dual Monitors

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I have a dual monitor setup on my pc. Gforce4 440 128mb agp card and an ATI rage 128 pro pci. My problem is that when i am playing media ie music, video etc. i get distorted sound when i open, close, maximize, move any window on the monitor that is on the ati rage card. I remove the card and the sound distortion goes away. I have moved the monitors around, i have updated drivers for EVERYthing in this mess. I have an ECS mobo k7s5a with sis7012 integrated sound. cannot find ANY references for this type of problem. The only thing i haven't done is tried another pci card to replace the ATI. I would just like to know why there is distortion.

THanks in advance!
Rich
 

Answer:Dual Monitors and Sound Problems

Did you try a differnt PCI slot for the ATI card?
 

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I just installed Vista Business and get the same exact image on both of my monitors. How do I change it so that the displays are independent? Do I need to download the ATI drivers instead of using the ones built into Vista? Thanks in advance. So far, Vista looks pretty slick.
 

Answer:Problems with dual monitors in Vista...

I'm not on my Vista machine right now, and I can't remember the exact vernacular but it's in Display Properties. Highlight your secondary display, and then select the option to "stretch" (or something like that) the desktop onto the secondary display.
 

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Hey all!

So my PC decided to upgrade to Windows 10 while I was at work, even though I was sure I had turned it off! The only real problem with this is my desktop wallpaper! In Windows 7 I had the same image on both monitors, and the image would rotate every minute. So far, I have been unsuccessful in replicating this, and after searching through some forums and doing some googling I haven't been able to find anyone who has solved this problem! Is it not possible on Windows 10? All of the wallpaper settings are so bad, and SPAN is the only setting that looks even remotely good... And it's horrible...

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Hello,

As the title states, I'm having some issues with having all three devices connected to my video at the same time. My card has a vga, dvi, and s-video slot. I have a lcd monitor connected to the vga connector, a crt monitor connected to the dvi port through a dvi to vga adapter, and I just recently bought an s-video cord to hook up to my tv which also takes s-video.

It seems that I can't have all three connected at the same time because when I restarted so that the tv could be detected, my system kept making weird noises and displaying some message on a black screen before windows loaded, but I couldn't see what it said since the comp. restarts before I can read it. As soon as I unplugged the s-video cable the comp. started up normally. I think I read somewhere that nvidia cards can only have two displays active at once, but my main question is: Is there a way to switch between using my lcd and crt monitor and using my lcd and tv without screwing up settings?


Sorry for rambling and the long explanation, any advice or sources of advices would be much appreciated!

P.S. another side issue I had was that when I got the display working on the tv, the tv would not show the entire window, like part of it was cut off from the top, i tried messing with the resolutions but it didn't work, is there any way to make it so that a window will maximize properly on the tv.
 

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Hey all!

So my PC decided to upgrade to Windows 10 while I was at work, even though I was sure I had turned it off! The only real problem with this is my desktop wallpaper! In Windows 7 I had the same image on both monitors, and the image would rotate every minute. So far, I have been unsuccessful in replicating this, and after searching through some forums and doing some googling I haven't been able to find anyone who has solved this problem! Is it not possible on Windows 10? All of the wallpaper settings are so bad, and SPAN is the only setting that looks even remotely good... And it's horrible...

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As the topics aid above ,I have a problem with dual monitor via HDMI.

I want to connect my laptop to the second monitor via HDMI cable.

I can connect it with out any problem but the the second is display Not optimus , recommend 1600*900 60Hz

And the font in the second in second is very blur and it have some cross line on the screen (Not the monitor problem)

I tried to change the second monitor display to the recommend setting but it not working.

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As the topics aid above ,I have a problem with dual monitor via HDMI.

I want to connect my laptop to the second monitor via HDMI cable.

I can connect it with out any problem but the the second is display Not optimus , recommend 1600*900 60Hz

And the font in the second in second is very blur and it have some cross line on the screen (Not the monitor problem)

I tried to change the second monitor display to the recommend setting but it not working.

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I am having a nagging problem with getting the 2nd monitor in my dual monitor setup to start properly when doing a Windows restart (only). The appearance is blue and very faded. It looks like a CRT where the red and green guns are not working. I can faintly see the information being displayed but it's hard to view. This problem does not happen when I do a complete turnoff and boot my computer fresh as everything works perfectly.

What happens differently during a restart vs a fresh start?

I am using a GeForce2 MX/MX400 NVidia compatable video card from gainwardusa.com and am running Windows XP Pro with SP2.

I have contacted gainwardusa and have been sent several different drivers in an attempt to solve my problem but thus far, I have been unable to care for this issue.

One other point......when the pc recovers from standby or hibernation, everything comes back working properly.

Does anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors - Problems with Restart Only - Not Fresh Start

Does this problem occur if you on the pc fresh and then do the restart without starting up any apps?Does this problem occur in safe mode or low resolutions?
 

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Hi There everyone!

This is a new build. Please check the spec's for this machine.

My default OS is Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit. When I am using this OS all Is good with my monitors. My left screen is my primary screen and has the start button and all my short-cut icons on it which is the way I would like it to be in all three Os'. I can open many panes and move them back and forth to any screen I want.

When I restart the system to enter into Win Vista Home premium My Right screen is the primary screen and I cannot move any panes into the left screen and i cannot move the cursor into the left screen.

When I open the device manager in this OS there are no problems showing in either the display adapters or the monitor criteria.

I have tried correcting the problem in both the windows control panel in displays and also in the Nvidia control panel and I can't seem to solve this problem.
What do i need to do to get my left monitor to be my primary screen and to move window panes from left to right and vice versa.

Not sure but I think this is a driver issue.

Thank you for your help.
ranger72

Answer:Problems With Dual-Monitors in a Multi-Boot System

Hi ranger, welcome to VF, it is a bit of a problem, I assume you've updated your drivers from Nvidia's site? I've not come across a problem like this for a while, but it does sound like Nvidia's drivers at fault, have you tried switching the dvi ports around, might fix it, and have you also tried reverting back to WDDM drivers and see if it is Nvidia's fault? I often find also that when you try and adjust a setting on nvidia control panel, you need to set the resolution to low to get results, however that may just be me :-)

MrNeeds

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HI. I have a Samsung HD monitor and a VGA SuncMaster Samsung monitor. The HD monitor is what I use on my desktop all the time. I am wanting to have dual monitors to use on occasion and use both these at the same time with a mirror image. The graphic card ATI Radeon HD 5450 has a place for my HD and VGA slots. Win 7 recognizes both monitors, BUT my HD monitors resolution is not HD anymore but the VGA monitor is good.

How do I get the settings to be the same as it is on my HD monitor and then display the mirror image to the VGA monitor????

Thanks so much, Tammy

Answer:ATI Radeon HD 5450 Dual Monitors HDMI & VGA Resolution Problems

Are you sure what you want is to DUPLICATE the contents of both monitors (referred to as "clone mode")? You want to show the identical desktop content on both monitors identically and simultaneously?

Or do you want to EXTEND the Windows desktop to run horizontally across both monitors, so that your Windows desktop is pretty much "double wide"? This allows you to drag windows onto one or the other monitor, and open up independent program windows on either monitor to meet your needs (e.g. to look at two open program windows independently presented on each of your monitors).

If you run the dual-monitor setup in EXTEND mode (with one of the monitors called "primary" monitor for Windows and the other monitor known as the "extend/secondary" monitor) then each monitor can be configured to run at its own native/optimal resolution, independent of what the other is configured at. So if you have a CRT (typically 4:3 or so) it can run at say 1280x1024 or 1600x1200 or 1440x900 or something like that, while your flatscreen/TV (typically 16x9 or 16x10) can run at say 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 or 1680x1050 or something like that. So you'd get FULL use of both monitors at their native/optimal resolutions, and maximum width of the effective combined Windows desktop.

If instead you do really want to run the two monitors in "clone mode", then you only have a Windows desktop that is the smaller of the two monitors. And you will be running the... Read more

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Problems:

1. In connections folder, Gateway connection appeared.
2. ATI HDMI Audio not listen in add/remove software; also, no such option in Windows' Audio settings.

Also:

3. Unsmooth curson on 1280x720; 75Hz, not 60, only available. Also, my Monitor on auto-adjusting shows 1280x960 (I have 16:9).

Additional note...

Catalyst 10.7 (other installed) breaks some "SM Bus" driver of my Motherboard (GA-MA78GM-US2H).
If it's possible, help me. Thanks.
-rhino

Answer:Problems after updating drivers

Your gateway is your router...on some systems, it appears as a connection, on others it will not reflect. On this system, it shows. On one of my previous systems, it did not show.

The SM Bus driver is normally affiliated with Intel CPUs and should be included in chipset drivers.

Louis

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HiI'm trying to play a war game on my computer and it just keeps freezing. I am told I need to update all my drivers so I am in the process of doing this. The problem i'm having is when I click to download them it's a hit or a miss whether they install properly. Sometimes there isn't a "setup" file to click on and other times it simply fails to install.It looks like I should download about 9 or so separate programs on the acer site.Is there a tutorial that can help me with this?  I'm not even sure if i need to actually buy a video card or graphics card and install it on my pc. I would have thought such a thing would have come with it when I bought it. I'm operating on windows xp professional 32.the computer is acer powerboy fhthanks anyone

Answer:Problems updating drivers

Simply downloading it will not install it. Unless you're using What do you mean it "simply fails to install"? How do you know? Is it giving you an error message of some sort?What game are you referring to?Have you checked your temperatures? Freezing during gameplay can also occur from the computer getting too hot.

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I have windows 7, and an amd radeon hd 7540d. Ea keeps telling me I need to update the graphic drivers and i have followed ever step given and they are still telling me that it didnt update. I never got an error message or any sign that it didnt work, except my game that i play, lags badly.
 

Answer:Problems updating drivers

We know nothing about your computer, so do the following in it:

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.
After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
Information about your computer will appear.
Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

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Unless a computer's device isn't working properly or not working at all, there's no compelling reason to update its driver.
And if you don't know how to install a driver, or if you install the wrong driver, you can make the problem even worse.

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Ok, first post here so dont smack me down too hard if I step on a forum rule or 2. First Ill give you all the specs I can recall about my comp.

Windows XP SP2
AMD 64 3200+
Gigabyte GA-K8NF-9 nForce4 4X chipset
Palit Geforce 6200 PCI-e 256mb video card
1k pc3200 ram (dont recall manufacturer)
Creative Soundblaster
I put this computer together myself from the pieces. I installed the drivers for the geforce that came with the card on a CD. Version 61.74 if i recall correctly. I have tried to update those drivers with several diffrent driver sets since then. I downloaded the newest drivers from Nvidia, downloaded the ones from the card manufacturer site and even tried some forceware ones from 3dguru. Everytime I install them the computer will reboot as normal and when it gets to loading in windows it slows to a frame by frame show. THe monitor will click and reset and continue to do so over and over. I have tried uninstalling the old drivers first, that didnt work. Tried installing over the old drivers, tried sevreal diffrent drivers versions and all do the same thing. I flashed my bios up to latest version and updated the nforce chipset driver. I am at a total loss on how to fix this. If anyone needs any further info or has any suggestions I would be grateful.
 

Answer:Having problems updating video drivers

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I have a Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI motherboard with two NVidia 6600GT OC PCI express video cards. I wanted to update my drivers so I downloaded the new Nvidia drivers then uninstalled the old but now when I boot up my system it tries to install drivers for PCI Memory Controller and SM Bus controller but it says can't find it. Also when I go into the device manager and go down to other devices it has a question mark by Other PCI bridge device, PCI memory controller, and SM Bus controller. Can anyone please help me fix my screw up?

Lee Harrell

Answer:having problems after updating video drivers

Did you install the Pci-E or regular Pci driver?

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Hi, I have a custom built computer (GA-F2A85X-UP4 AMD A10-5800k) and had to reinstall windows. I was able to get all drivers from Gigabyte website but I still cannot use them to update USB. I get an error message stating "windows has found the files for the drivers but it cannot install..." Any suggestions?

Thanks

Answer:Problems updating drivers windows 7 64 bit

Are you sure the files you downloaded are x64 compatible?

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Hi guys,
I'm having a problem finding drivers for "other devices" they are...
Ethernet controller, Multimedia Audio Controller, PCI Simple Communications Controller and USB Controller. All the devices are listed as unknown so I can't go to the manufactors website.

Is there a program (free) that will detect these and possibly find drivers for them?

I'm using XP Home with IE 6

Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Problems updating drivers

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Never posted before, so sorry if I don't give enough info .

This all started due to DVD/RW (AOpen DUW1616/ARR) not working correctly. Have done all suggestions from tech's, which included updating DVD/RW drivers & chipset drivers (VIA KT133). Now CP is slower, & DVD/RW still not playing DVD's. Should I just do a system restore, or should I now look into all drivers for updates. My O/S is WinXP Pro. Any help is appreciated.
 

Answer:Problems updating drivers in IBM NetVista

Hi,

Is there more information that I need to post to get assistance? Please let me know.
 

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I downloaded what I think is the latest driver for my S3 ProSavage KM133 onboard graphics. I extracted the zip file and ran the setup.exe. An error message told me that no S3 adapter was detected. I then tried update driver from Control Panel, System, Device Manager, Display Adapters, S3 ProSavage KL/KM and browsed to the directory containing the *.inf file. I clicked OK and got the message, "Windows was unable to locate an updated driver for this device." Does that mean I already have the latest driver installed or am I doing something wrong? The archive extracted to the following folders:WIN98/ME\-- RAW-- Setup----Setup\Setupdir\ with many subdirectoriesThe file KPLEW9X.INF is in the RAW directory which is the one I browsed to, to locate the driver. Where do I go from here?

Answer:Problems updating graphics drivers

go to device manager and look at the graphics adaptor and see what type is shown, and also the driver version, should be able to see this by clicking on properties and the driver tab if my memory serves me correctly.

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I am trying to install updated drivers for nvidia 8800 gts, i removed old ones and when i try to install the new ones i get message that microsoft installation wizard is already running and will start new ones when current install is done, but i am not installing anything new, install wizard should not be running. Any help is much appreciated
 

Answer:problems updating video drivers

Which OS by the way?

Anything listed in Device Manager with a yellow ! mark by it if so what?


But try this and remove and mention of Nvidia setup installers http://www.majorgeeks.com/Windows_Installer_CleanUp_Utility_d4459.html if they are listed.
 

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for some troubleshooting topics ive had with games crashing, steam has referred me every time to the nvidia drtiver update page ( http://www.nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp ) however i cannot find any drivers for my 6600GT. is there any? if so any links?

Answer:updating nvidia drivers for steam problems

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_93.71.html

Graphics Driver>GeForce and TNT2>Windows XP/2000

I'm assuming you are using Win2k or WinXP.

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Hi,My setup includes dual monitors with a T61 in port replicator  and a Dell 24" monitor positioned above.  While I can achieve this setup by manually dragging the external monitor above the laptop each time I dock, I cannot get the Presentation Director to capture this position accurately.  It will capture the setup, but reverts to horizontal monitors with left/right mouse whenever the captured profile is used.   [With my old T43 in the same setup, I was able to get the monitor positions memorized correctly. ] Does anyone have a solution?  I've checked the Control Panel--> Display settings and the NVIDIA Control panel.  The control panel allows me to set up the external monitor as per above, but I haven't found any control to ensure the settings "stick".

Answer:Dual Monitors / Cannot capture vertical monitors (mouse up /down vs left /right)

Additional Note:  I've also tried creating a new profile in the Presentation Director with the selection for "External Monitor positioned above laptop", but that does not work as it will not recognize the external monitor resolution of 1900x1280, and thus will not allow me to finish the profile.

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Ok i i have a Vision Tek Xtasy 9200, and i just upgraded its drivers to the most recent Windows 2K/XP Display Driver 8.072 Cat 4.11 , so i play BF1942 and as i look at the models at a distance they look funny/screwed up. they look transparent, with dots over some of the planes and blocky blotchs on the tanks.

all i did was install the drivers and thats it. help would be very appriciated
 

Answer:Problems with BF 1942's graphics after ne driver/updating drivers

video

Maybe your download messed up or maybe it's a bad driver. You could try another driver, be it your old one, or a newer one, or a beta one, etc.
 

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First off here is my TGSSysInfo readout

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8097 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 264214 MB; F: Total - 1907725 MB, Free - 1379823 MB;
Motherboard: CLEVO CO., W150HRM
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and EnabledClick to expand...

Hi. I recently reinstalled windows on my laptop and I am having two problems.

Firstly is the graphics drivers. The laptop includes a NVIDIA GT555M graphics card and has a disk with driver software for the 280.26 drivers. I am finding it impossible to update to the 320.49 drivers. I have downloaded and run the installed from the NVIDIA website for the correct graphics card and it runs the system compatibility check fine, but after I click accept on the lisence agreement the window abruptly shuts down and the drivers are not installed.

My second problem is with the USB3 ports. I have installed the drivers both from the clevo website and from the disc provided with my system but the ports are in a state where they provide power but no data connection (My mouse will light up but not actually work as a mouse, my external hard drive/usb stick will power on but cannot be accessed etc). Reinstalling the drivers will temporarily fix the issue but t... Read more

Answer:Having problems: USB3 ports and Updating graphics drivers.

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I have a windows 7 Sony Vaio and i just updated my drivers for my Video Card after it was done Everything was huge and told me to restart after restart everything was still huge so i changed the Resolution and fixed that but my task bar is gray and i cant change it

any suggestions

also just noticed that my display is set to Generic PnP Monitor on Standard VGA Graphics Adapter

what does that mean
 

Answer:Solved: Problems After Updating My Video Card Drivers

Hello Kevier,

To properly help you we're going to need to take a step back and get some more information.

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Let's see the following.

TSG Information Utility

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe).
After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
Information about your computer will appear.
Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire text here.
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Device Manager

Press and hold the Windows button + R on your keyboard.
In the Run box type DEVMGMT.MSC and hit Enter.
Click the + next to Display Adapters so it expands, showing all installed hardware.
Take a screenshot of this window and attach the file in your next post.
Alternatively, list all hardware here along with indication of any exclamation points or question marks next to the entries.
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Lastly, what's the full make and model of the computer?
 

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My sound is no longer working on my laptop....  when i go into control panel, sound speech and audio, it claims i have no audio device.... Please help?!?!

Answer:Problems with sound on z60m laptop after updating drivers

under control panel, system, device manager, do you see any yellow exclamation mark?

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I have an ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 9600 video card. It's been working properly for quite awhile and now suddenly the cursor moves to the second monitor when I drag the cursor beyond the bottom of the first monitor.

It used to go from one monitor to the other by dragging it from left-to-right. I can't figure out what caused it to start doing this or how to go about getting it back to the way it was before. Any ideas how to change it back. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you!

.....Gord
 

Answer:Dual Monitors - cursor changes monitors vertically instead of horizontally

Display Properties - Settings - Drag the monitors to side-by-side position with the mouse, it thinks they are one obove the other.
 

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Hi! I just upgraded to Win8 this weekend and so far I really like it. I discovered something this morning that now that the weekend is over is bugging the crap out of me and I need help. I work from home and use this alot so it would be helpful.

I am trying to do a couple things I could easily do in 7,
- have Chrome open in both monitors at once with different things on them.
- currently Chrome has no minimize/maximize buttons on the upper right like it used to. Makes it very hard to multitask.

I have 2 monitors, the main is a 23" touch screen and the second is an 18" non-touch screen.

Also, is there a way to have the taskbar to appear at the bottom always like it used to?

Thanks! I really appreciate the help!

Answer:Windows 8 Dual Monitors, need help having browser open in both monitors

Answered my own question. Google Chrome was showing in App mode. When I downloaded Chrome for 8 there is an option to have it show in desktop mode and the taskbar, minimize/maximize, and multi window option came back. YAY.

Now if someone could tell me why windows 8 won't fill the screen at the resolution recommended for my 23" monitor I'd be good!

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So I just ordered an 8800gts to replace my 7800gts in Vista x64. I was wondering if keeping it and running my secondary monitor off of it would alleviate the stress aero puts on the video card when running dual monitors and gaming and increase my performance. Would I be better off keeping the 7800gts for the second monitor? Is this even possible?
 

Answer:Dual Video cards, dual monitors, and Vista game performance

It is certainly possible, you can use both cards at the same time, assuming your mob supports it.

I doubt if you'll see a huge increase in gaming performance, as aero essentially shuts itself off when needed (gaming), but it won't hurt anything either.
 

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i have 2 ati radeon hd 4850's. right now they are connected with the crossfirex bridges and i'm only using one monitor and running crossfirex. i'm thinking of getting a second monitor for better gaming/seeing more stuff in flight sim X.

what i can't find is how to use 2 monitors with 2 cards. do i remove the crossfirex bridges and connect one monitor per card, or do i keep the crossfirex bridges and connect both monitors to the first card, still running crossfirex?

thanks!

Answer:dual graphics cards, dual monitors, ati crossfireX

I would just connect the 2 monitors to the one card and then extend the desktop using either desktop properties or Catalyst control center.

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Im having a little issue with my new Vista set up. I have a radeon X1650xt card to which I have 2 CRT monitors attached.

Whenever I start up the machine the 2nd monitor is always turned off. I have to go into the CCC (Catalyst Control Center) and sort the settings.

At start up each time it automatically sticks the 2nd monitor down as an TFT monitor.

How do I sort the drivers so they dont need sorted each time I turn the machine on?

Col
 

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nalysing...
Tip 2546 : Large memory modules should be ECC/Parity.
Notice 5901 : CD 1x= 150kB/s; Exercise caution when comparing measured versus published ratings.
Notice 5902 : DVD 1x= 11.08Mbps Exercise caution when comparing measured versus published ratings.
Finished Successfully : Yes

Mainboard
Analysing...
Notice 224 : SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.


Tip 2546 : Large memory modules should be ECC/Parity.
Warning 2544 : System/Video shared memory greatly reduces performance. Use external video card.
Finished Successfully : Yes

Plug & Play
Analysing...
Finished Successfully : Yes

Mainboard Configuration
Analysing...
Notice 224 : System BIOS : SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.
Tip 212 : System BIOS : BIOS can be shadowed so check whether it is.
Warning 214 : System BIOS : BIOS is flash-able but surface-mounted. An unsuccessful flash may be fatal.
Warning 208 : System BIOS : BIOS does not support the EDD (Enhanced Disk Drive) specification. Check for an update.
Finished Successfully : Yes

Processors
Analysing...
Notice 224 : CPU 1 [Processor 0, Core 0, Thread 0] : SMBIOS/DMI information may be inaccurate.
again no idea how to handle this

Buses and Devices
Analysing...
Error : CardBus Bus 3 (1/1x BClk) : No devices found. : No devices found.
I am not sure what this means, my computer is functioning properly for a long time, wonder if this is needed

Power Management
Analysing...
Notice 224 : SMBIOS/DMI inform... Read more

Answer:My SiSandra Test Result

Parity checking provides single-bit error detection for the system memory, but does not handle multi-bit errors, and does not correct memory errors. An advanced error detection and correction protocol was therefore invented . Called ECC, which stands for error correcting circuits or error correction code, this protocol not only detects both single-bit and multi-bit errors but will correct single-bit errors.





Warning 2544 : System/Video shared memory greatly reduces performance. Use external video card.Click to expand...

You have on-board video rather than a separate card. Don't worry about it.





Tip 319 : Video Adapter : Primary Display Driver (display) : A refresh rate of at least 75Hz is recommended. Increase it if possible.
It wont allow me to change to 75hz is this a big dealClick to expand...

No not a big deal it's just that the high the refresh rate the better in general.

So basically if everything is working then there is no need to panic.
 

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As the title said. I want to upgrade to Windows 10 but my driver is still in Windows 8.1 version. Should I update the drivers first to Windows 10 version and then proceed with Windows 10 installation? Or should I just go with Windows 10 installation and updating my driver later on after finishing Windows 10 installation?
Btw, using Lenovo Y50, Windows 8.1
Thanks for help ! :)

Answer:Updating drivers first or updating to Windows 10 then drivers after that?

You update Windows first.
In most cases you won't have to update drivers at all, as Windows can usually update most of them automatically on its own.

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1.  Is this possible with built in Intel 4500 chipset. The t61's with Nvidia Chipsets did it.2.  Anyone know what settings need to be made to make it happen if it is possible? Thanks 

Answer:T500 Dual Advance Mini Dock and Dual monitors to display as single 2560X1024 display?

so you want each monitor to display at 1280 x 1024?

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I now have two monitors set up on my computer. One is using the VGA output, and the other is plugged into a DVI to VGA convertor in the DVI port. I have a Radeon 9600 Pro video card and am running Windows XP Home.

What I want is to extend my taskbar across onto the second monitor. Even better than that would be to have a second, independant taskbar which displays only programs open on the second screen. The first screen's taskbar would show programs open and displayed on the first monitor.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors, dual Taskbars?

Guess what I found?

Exactly what I was looking for

Actually, not exactly. I was hoping for a native Windows solution that doesn't require running another program to get the second taskbar.

I'll clarify my question: Is there a way to get a second taskbar on a second monitor using options or features found in Windows XP? Failing that, does anyone have any favourite programs they'd like to suggest?
 

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Can anyone please tell me how to set up another monitor to work with my laptop computer? I've made a little progress, HOWEVER...

I would then like to open my Excel Workbook that has 2 sheets. One sheet is constant data input into various columns using my laptop. In the second sheet, I have formulas which constantly updates the data within a formatted table that I would like displayed onto the external monitor.

My project is to hook the laptop monitor into an overhead flat screen tv using HDMI cable. Then, while sitting in a corner with my laptop entering data, the results would be constantly updated for the audience to see.

Thanks...

Answer:dual monitors / dual programs set up

Hello dunna, welcome to Sevenforums

With a laptop, (assuming you have an HDMI port), it shouldn't be too difficult. However, laptops are different. For example, mine, you plug in the secondary monitor, and there is a function key (Fn) that you press, and the corresponding key to change the output mode (for me, it is F1). It should let you choose how you want to display to the monitor. Test it out yourself to see, but if you can't find it, let us know. It helps if you provide the laptop type, so we can tell you the keys exactly

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I was wondering if anyone knew of a program that would allow a different screensaver for each screen. I currently use Mapped Up for all my computers (which is one of the coolest ones around), but would love to be able to use a different RSS ss or a network information ss on my second monitor to maximize the news shown.
 

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Hello everyone,
Recently, I updated my HP laptop from windows 8 to windows 8.1. I got critical message from HP Support Assistant asking to update the drivers. I went to HP website, and see all the drivers specified for my laptop. I didnt get which one I have to install. I dont want to install unnecessary things that could harm the functionality of my laptop. Anyway, I opened the device manager in my laptop and checked the update for every driver. But, this message still appears to me. Any tips that can help me? Do you know the specified drivers I have to install? Or, Do you know a specific source I can use to know the needed drivers?
Thanks

Answer:Updating from Win8 to Win 8.1. It needs updating drivers!

There's nothing "unnecessary" about the drivers, every piece of HW needs one.

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Hi again guys after an earier post about a Dell 4550 i was giving it a good spring clean and noticed when i plugged the power back to it and pressed the power button nothing happened no led ligth nothing, thinking i had distured something i reopend the case there was power to the M/B i could see a little green light on but still nothing else. I had left it for about five mins and it decided to power up and loaded as normal.Cloed the case again and shut down took out the power leed for a while,reinserted the power leed and pushed the power button and exactly the same nothing leave it a few mins or so and it powers up and loads windows normaly, normal beep at post.Any thoughts????????

Answer:PC Powers up by itself ater a few min's

Remove and refit all power leads to motherboard.remove and refit graphics card and memory modules.retry.

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Hi, I'm new here. I recently used dban to wipe my hard drive of my old computer. Its a dell, and normally after starting up there would be this dell loading screen where I could choose where to boot from but after using dban its gone. I tried to reinstall windows xp on it but after inserting the cd nothing happened. It just keeps showing me a black screen.

Someone help me here pls...

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Recently I have decided to update the USB 3.0 drivers on my MSI Z97 PC MATE motherboard as it turned out that they weren't installed, and because I bought a USB 3.0 memory stick. When I just got this motherboard I didn't install them as after doing so I got a BSOD and had to do a system restore. Now that I've seen that a newer version is available, I decided to update along side my BIOS and other drivers. The updates went find with no problems, and the USB 3.0 ports are working great.

However, every time I start up my PC there's like a 10 second delay before I can use anything connected to the USB ports, which is rather annoying as some of my programs rely on some of the USB devices to be connected at startup, so I have to configure them one by one manually after startup. What has also happened is that the desktop icon positions aren't saving, and nor is the position/size of windows.

I'm thinking that it may have also been something to do with the registry as I cleaned it with CCleaner (not a good idea, it broke my Chrome updates a while ago). Can anyone please help? I'm really out of options and this is really annoying me. So far I tried to make it so that all of the USB related services are run automatically on startup, I tried restoring the old registry... Perhaps there's a way to fix it? Any help is appreciated!

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I installed W7 64 Ultimate 2 years ago.It came with IE11.Since then
i received security updates for IE 11,never had failed update or any
other problem.
I never use IE,my browsers are portable FF,Slimjet and Chrome which
i run Sandboxied.The current updates pushed out by Microsoft (Patch Tuesday) have

broken Chrome and Slimjet when using SBIE (It may also have broken the flash plug-in

for FF).
The update in question is KB3088195, a Windows Kernel update.I uninstalled update
rebooted and all was fine again. When it showed again i hid it.
After some time popped notification for 3 new updates: Cumulative Security update
for IE 8,IE 10 and security update from May which shows as installed in history.

Now the really weird part.When i opened IE it was IE 8.
WEIRD or WTF , how that happened?

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I just installed a fresh copy of Win XP Pro on C partition.
I have a second partition that I created (D) to install my software and keep data, but when I try to install software to the second drive (D) I get the following message:

"you don't have access to write to the installation diretory win xp "

How do I fix this?
 

Answer:Can't write to second drive ater Win XP install

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..if my video card has a vga and a dvi output? how would i do that? my video card is  geforce 6800gs and i got the lil adapter plug to make the dvi a vga output.

Answer:can i run dual monitors if...

Unless the card supports dual monitors i'm afraid it's one or the other...check your vid card documentation...patio.  8-)

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Question: Dual Monitors

I Have an HP Pavillion dv9000 laptop with the xb3000 dock station. I'm running XP pro SP3 (legit but aftermarket). I plugged in my Fuji monitor (which is working). The problem is both monitors show the same thing. I want to run an expanded desktop. I tried to go through the control panel display tab but I do not have the dual monitor choices i would prefer. If it helps, on settings I only have 2 options, 800x600 and 1024x768. Do I need a special driver or update?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

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So my girl just got me a 2nd samsung 22in monitor so i got it all setup and dual monitored it then all of a sudden i was watching youtube then something poped up saying display drivers failed to respond and freaking went crazy and got the blue screen of death any idea why it happened thanks.

Answer:Help With Dual Monitors

make sure you have the most recent video drivers:
Update ATI Visiontek video card drivers

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Question: Dual Monitors...

So I just set up my dual monitor display on my new rig running Vista 32 bit, and my right, extended monitor goes out. When I turn it off and back on it starts up, stays lit for like 20 seconds then goes black again. They green light stays lit. I had a funny power cable connected to it, so I decided to swap for a known good cable. Still giving me the problem...

Im gonna swap monitors and see if it still happens...

Any ideas? Possibly bad monitor?

Answer:Dual Monitors...

Check that the monitor can handle the refresh rate.

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Question: Dual Monitors

I bought a TV to use as a second monitor but it will not detect it on my computer.  It is connected with an HDMI to the computer from the TV.  How do I fix this problem? I have Intel Graphics 4600.   

Answer:Dual Monitors

Hi, Your machine has HDMI IN port on the left              You can't use this port to connect to a TV. Option : Using USB to HDMI for TV adapter. Regards.

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Question: dual monitors

i can't get my screen savers to run on both of my monitors like the 3d ones. only one 3d screen saver will work at a time. i have a radeon 32 mb vid card and the built in i think 4 mb card ...
 

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Question: dual monitors

i have two monitors using xp i love it and it works great but i can't get my screen savers to work on both?
 

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I run 2 monitors on a QuadroFX 4600. An HP 30" is primary and a Viewsonic 21" is secondary. This has worked fine for over a year. As of today, if I set the resolution of the ViewSonic to less than 1600 x 1200, the picture on the Viewsonic is shifted extremely far to the right, leaving a large gap in the extended desktop. I reset all of the basic params of the monitors in Control Panel and Display Properties, but no fix. This was working fine just 2 days ago!
Anyone know of a fix?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Gap between dual monitors

For LCD's there should be an auto or adjust button
on the monitor.
Otherwise,check the menu on the monitor for postion controls.
 

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Question: Dual Monitors?

What I want to do, is have a single display stretched through two 1280.1024 DELL monitors, here is a diagram of my setup done roughly in paint lol
 

Answer:Dual Monitors?

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Setup: Dell Monitor as primary, Sharp 32" TV as secondary monitor.
When I move VLC over to the TV and click the maximize button, it maximizes on my dell monitor.

The only workaround I've found so far is setting VLC to minimal view, then toggling fullscreen on.

If I do a VLC playlist and it switches tracks, it toggles off fullscreen mode, so I have to get up... plus I'd rather click one button to make it work instead of doing that workaround.

A guy at work said he noticed the same thing, and has not found a better solution...

Any idea how to make this work?

I found this: Quickfix: VLC fullscreen dual monitor: wrong monitor! jb’s open source blog
But I have no “XVideo extension video output” option.

Answer:VLC w/ Dual Monitors

do you have an nvidia card?

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Question: Dual Monitors

I have a new Dell desktop Inspiron 546 and it has 2 ports for monitors... 1 VGA and 1 HDMI.
I would like to connect a second monitor. Is there a way to hook both up using the HDMI connection?
I have 2 emachines E19T6W monitors... they have both VGA and DVI connections. I have ordered a HDMI to DVI cable so I can take advantage of the hi definition resolution.
Is there a way to split the HDMI or would i have to use one monitor on VGA... or? ... gosh I sure wish I knew more what I'm trying to talk about LOL

Thanks in Advance
GoferGal
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

If you split the HDMI or any other video connection to your computer, you'll have the same thing on both monitors. Is that what you want or do you want to be able to open separate applications on each monitor?
 

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Question: Dual-monitors

Yeah I got 2 questions to ask about the dual monitors, I have it all set up but whenever I play videos on my main screen, it makes my 2nd screen play the video maximized which looks bad anyway because my main is a wide screen, 2nd is reg. I don't want it to full screen on my 2nd monitor, and also, whenever I play a full screen game, I move to the other monitor and click on something like an internet browser it minimizes my game on the main screen, how do I get it to just open it on my 2nd screen and keep my game up on the main screen?
 

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I did a search and note that this has been asked before with few replies.Come on chaps i know you are the experts.I have a pen4 with a geforce card in the agp slot and would like to fit a sec mon -dual display - would it be best to go for another geforce?The sec mon would not be used for anything that needed a fast reaction - mainly to display a flat (2d)picture or printing

Answer:Dual monitors on xp.

I think that you can get cards that can support two monitors at once (just checked the May 2003 issue of the mag). You could try Crucial click here but I haven't tried to do this, so your guess is as good as mine.

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Question: Dual Monitors

I have no idea about this sort of thig really so i need some advice. I want to get 2 monitors on my pc so i can have either work/game on one monitor and then on the other monitor i can be watching tv or you tube. You no hwt i mean so i can have 2 things at once going.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/MATROX-DUAL...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1214646074&sr=8-1

I was looking at that but dont no if thats the best thing to go for and i dont no if its overpriced. I am a student so obviously i dont have that much money haha. would that be the right thing to go for then or could you suggest something different?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

Cheap, really. The good solutions cost a great deal more. You didn't tell us about your rig... or you monitors.
 

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Question: dual monitors

XP duo core intel processor 2mg ram

I'm going to a dual monitor setup. Is there any good software which would help or enhance dual monitors?

Regards,

dogsteel
 

Answer:dual monitors

Since setting up monitors requires a video card, could you please tell us what video card you have.

There are tons of applications for dual monitors. I use Ultramon on one system and a Matrox box for a 3-monitor system.

Courtney
 

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Question: Dual monitors

hi guys i just borrowed my mates 17" wide screen monitor and set it up got everything going fine got ultrmon ect,

the problem i have is if i load itunes i have hundreds of albums and album covers, on my primary monitor it runs fine but on the new secondary monitor it is laggy as heck, why is this? should i try and find some drivers for the 17", would this help?

everything else i have tried on the monitor seems to work fine, i cant work it out because on my primary monitor everything works fine its only when i drag itunes across to the secondary when it lags, if i drag it back it is instantly fine!?

Answer:Dual monitors

What kind of graphics card are you using?

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Question: Dual Monitors

Hello
I have a Asus Laptop and also a 46" Full HD Samsung TV Monitor
I have plugged in a VGA lead only 2 Mtrs Long to watch movies etc off my PC
Switch source to PC and on TV screen the message comes up "Mode not supported"
My old laptop worked fine with movies slideshows etc
What settings do I need on my new laptop to get it to work
Cheers Marian
 

Answer:Dual Monitors

You may need to set resolution and refresh rates in
display properties in the control panel to settings
that the TV can display.
 

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Question: Dual Monitors

I got a new computer  and run two monitors from a Nvidia double port video card.  Card has worked well on a previous computer.  Newer computer has 'big time' processor speed and memory.  However I can't put up more than one page/site at a time.  With one up, any desktop icon I click to put something else up on the second screen,  just knocks the first one off.  If I minimize the first screen to the Task Bar,  and click a second site,  it just replaces it in the Task Bar.  I did not have this problem before, so I'm hoping its something I need to tweak on the new computer.  Any thoughts ?

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I would check the video settings in Control Panel...did you re-install the vid card drivers in the new machine ? ?patio.   8-)

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I am attempting to install two monitors to my existing Gateway 5026E system. I have a NVIDIA grahics card 8800 GT OC from my son's older computer. I am usure whether I should even try this since I am assuming that my existing computer may not have all it needs to accomplish this task. I have installed the card and have the installation cd in telling me "the grahics adapater installed in the system is not compatable with the current set of drivers". I also realize the I need a power supply of at least 425w. I am overstepping my knowledge here and any step by step assistance would be appreciated. Let me know what other information is needed to assist. Thanks.
 

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firstly the power supply will need to be 425 or 450w min as for the drivers the ones on the disc could be for a 32bit windows you could be running a 64bit i would right click my computer and click on properties at the bottem then click device manager in there find the card under display adaptors ( should have a yellow trangle next to it)
right click that then click on update drivers and search online (windows updates) for some new drivers also you could check the nvidia web site for new drivers 1 other thing did you uninstall the drivers for the card that you had in before?
 

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I have dual monitors installed on a computer at work. I have been trying to get the monitors to work together. The right monitor is working like a dream and the other one just sits there with no picture. The computer will find the monitor thats not working but the computer cannot identify it. All that I have been trying to do is extend the screen to both monitors for use. I have tried switching cables, switching video cards and nothing really seems to work. My next guess was to go into the registry, but figured i would see if I could get a reply faster here. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.

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Would help to know the make and model of the monitors, how they are each connected, and to what video card they are connected to.

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I recently posted laptop for wife but she ended up wanting a new tv so i got the vizio 37 in lcd but it has a few features a 42 inch vizio doesn't have

anyhow from switching to display2 display and turning the tv to the cable and hdmi off does the video card reconize that that monitor isn't being used and doesnt co mingle with the desktop on the second screen ?

or does it just do nothing because it is off inactive or hdmi port is not in use?

just wondering never used dual screens untill i though of g i could watch movies from my pc to tv with out having to burn disc anymore so pretty much i am new to this effect

so please i hope i dont sound too stupid but i just wanted to know

also is there anyway to play games and the other screen do movies or that just can't happen thanks looking forward to some replys

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The computer will still see the 2nd monitor and still "display" to it, but if you are, say watching TV, on it at the same time, it will display that instead.

~Lordbob

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i have an HP Pavilion 21 and I would like to use an HP Pavilion 27xw monitor as a dual monitor.  The monitor comes with an HDMI cable however the computer does not have an HDMI plug.  How do I accomplish using the monitor as a dual monitor? Thanks!

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i was thinking about hooking up 2 monitors to one computer so i could better use zoon text which suports dual monitors and thus puts half the screen on one and theother half on the other

what i need to knpw is do i need a specific video card to do this or is there a splitter cable to fo it? i did this with my laptop half the screen was on an ext monitor and the other half on the laptop so thats why im thinking perhaps a splitter cable may work
 

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I think it would just be easier to install a second video card.
A good guide ( even though a bit dated ) should help you out.

http://freepctech.com/pc/001/guide_dual_monitors.shtml

A splitter cable would just split one desktop (each an exact copy of the other) is this what you wanted ?

Check your video card it may have dual capability already

haveaniceday

Petaluma
 

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What is needed to run dual monitors on a dell pc with Windows2000 operating system?
 

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hi anybody running dual monitors with ati graphics cards having trouble with the display driver not responding on a regular basis
I have read elsewhere that its a common problem that hasn't been resolved as yet

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runnin dualies perfect now with my GTX260.

sorry that doesn't help your problem tho.

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Hey All,

I just got a second monitor, and I want to be able to play a game on one, and watch a movie on the other, both using full screen. They are running off the same GFX card (8800GT) - when I open the game, the movie when running in full screen pans to the side on the second monitor and black, so I see half black screen and half desktop background, but I still hear the movie playing, when the movie is running in windowed mode and I open the game, the video just turns black, but with sound.

So how can I fix this? My PC is pretty good and should run fine, I dont know whether this is a config problem or what..

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

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Bump?

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I was wondering if my Leadtek GeForce4 Ti 4600 WinFast A250 Ultra(heh, too long of a name) would support dual monitors, if I got an adaptor for the DVI out?

I doubt it would since it says nothing about dual monitors in the manual and nothing on the website. But I can always hope! If that doesn't work, does anyonw have any recommendations on a dual monitor setup?

Thanks in advance.

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Not sure on the card, but if you install a second Video card in a Win2k or XP box, you have Dual desktops right away. Only problem is that the second card has to be PCI so there is some lose there. One the Card, unless otherwise noted, you will get the same desktop twice. If you can find a reference for Dual diplays, then you should be able to have two independent screens. I didn't think that Nvidia did that, but then I have been found wrong a few times...
ATI cards have this ability in the Radeon Line of cards. The only problem I have found is when gaming, you have to reduce to one display cause it takes too much power from the GPU.
Hope this helps...

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We have a Dell Optiplex 745 and we want to set it up with dual monitors with a stretched desktop setup. The problem is that it is the compact version so it does not have any expansion slots where i could plug in a 2nd video card.
Are there any other solutions out there for this?
 

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If you don't plan on using the second monitor for
graphics intensive applications like games or video,
you could use a USB video adapter.
Something like this.......
Newegg.
 

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As I'm looking into top spec computers rigs at the mo as when I'm 18, I run into a bit of ??? from a compensation from a dogbite when I was younger and my savings that my granma has saved up for me, so about 12K in all. So I'm looking for nice PC set up, and was wondering as I'm doing a graphics and photography course and college and no matter what I go on to study at uni would probably do it for a hobby and have always wanted dual monitors as it'd make my job so much easier. What do other people use it for? It would help me out as I could look at a picture on one screen as a reference and then my own piece on a nother screen. Could anyone just shed light onto the matter in general, what people use them for, requirements and limitations?Cheers

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Well you need to make sure the graphics card can support a dual monitor hook up.They can be used for gaming, picture editing, theres just all kinds of stuff you can do with a dual monitor set up. Its almost like having to seperate computers in one.

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I know this is the right place becous it's not the graph card that's wrong it's windows 7..

I wanna go dual monitors but windows 7 wont let me!

I have the exact same setup as i had when i was using win XP and it worked then but it just won't work now with W7

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Give me a screen shot for your monitor setup.

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Alright, I'm at a complete loss right now. I'm trying to run dual monitors on my comp, but I can't get a second monitor to work. At first I thought it was the monitor itself, but that isn't the case. I switched the monitors around, and the second one worked just fine, but the first one stopped working this time.

Whichever monitor that is supposed to be the second one just has a black screen. I know it's doing SOMETHING though, because I can hear it flicker on when I plug it into my comp. It's just a black screen though. I've gone through the Windows Troubleshooter, but nothing has worked so far.

Anyone have a problem like this before?

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Are you using the software that came with your graphics card?

What are you trying to set it up with?

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I would like to add another monitor to my pc. I believe it would help with my online classes and other things. I have done my research online to figure out how to do this yet, some of these sites look outdated and overly complicated. Hopefully someone can help me with the simple purchases i need.

My specs:
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
CPU: Intel Core i7 [email protected] 2.93GHz (Linnfield 45nm Architecture?)
RAM: 8GB Eplida Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 532MHz
Motherboard: Dell Inc. 0X231R / Intel DMI Host Brigge Chipset
Graphics: Dell ST2410(Analog) on 1792MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
HD:1000gb Samsung HD103uj ATA Device

Thanks for any help guys.
Its late, Im bored, and I am tired of learning today lol.... so I think i want to know what to purchase and just go do it tonight lol.
 

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I would like to note that I only have one monitor at the moment Cant wait to buy my other one!
 

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I have a Acer, Sony and a Compaq laptop and want to be able to attach to have 2 additional monitors through VGA ports. However I need both to be recognized as seperate monitors hence a splitter wont work. If it was a desktop I could install a dual vga video card but not with the laptop. I am thinking that the only way to do this is to get a usb docking station with video however I am not sure if I would have to plug the vga for the laptop into the vga(in) on the docking station in order to use the vga on it. What can I do?
 

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