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Question: Dual monitor issue Lenovo x220

I recently purchased a Lenovo X220 and I am attempting to setup a dual monitor with it and a Samsung Syncmaster BX2331 monitor. When I change the setting to extended desktop on the secondary monitor the laptop monitor starts having issues. The useable space becomes bigger than the actual screen so I can scroll up and down while on the desktop. It will also scroll left and right and the desktop icons will move over onto the secondary monitor. The laptop has a resolution of 1366x768 and the monitor is 1920x1080. I am trying to explain the issue the best I can but it's a little hard to explain.

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Answer: Dual monitor issue Lenovo x220

I know what you mean, it happened in XP when you set the screen resolution larger than what the screen was capable of. What cable are you using the connection to your secondary monitor? On the secondary monitor, press the auto calibrate button, or it's equivalent, and then unplug the VGA/HDMI cable and plug it back in see if that fixes your problem. it's also worth trying going into the settings and checking the button that says "hides modes not supported by this monitor" If you don't know where that is, right click on the desktop and click "screen resolution" then click advanced and at the bottom of that pop up you should see that check box. Those are the first things to check.

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Can anyone tell me if there is something in the BIOS or graphics driver property settings for my Levovo T400 that I may need to adjust to correct an issue this laptop has with properly managing a secondary monitor in a 2 port KVM configuration? I have 2 laptops and one separate monitor.  I have an IOGEAR KVM to swap between the two with the separate monitor plugged into the KVM.  This separate monitor completes a dual display setup for each of the two laptops.  When I toggle between the two laptops, the separate monitor is correctly identified as the second monitor in each configuration. Here is my issue...when I toggle from laptop 1 (Dell XPS with Windows 7) to laptop 2 (IBM Lenovo T400 with XP Pro), laptop 1 recognizes that all of the windows on the second monitor should stay on the second monitor even though the second monitor is now being used for laptop 2.  When I toggle back from laptop 2 to laptop 1, laptop 2 no longer recognizes that the second monitor and kicks all of the second monitor windows to the display of laptop 2.  Obviously, laptop 2 believes it is a single monitor setup when the KVM is directed to laptop 1...but the curious thing is that I am using UltraMon on both systems to manage the dual display configuration and the options and settings are the same on both. To ensure its not related to what port on the KVM that the laptops are connected to I have also swapped them with the same results.  It is only the Leno... Read more

Answer:Lenovo/KVM issue with dual monitor setup

Why does this forum exist if no one replies??

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Hello, I've recently bought a Lenovo y580, and when I try to connect it to my external monitor (Samsung SyncMaster XL2370HD) through HDMI, my screen looks strange. It looks like every edge on the screen is bordered with a 1 or 2 pixel wide white border, even the black characters on each and every website. I've tried to refresh and reinstall both my Intel GPU driver and Nvidia GPU driver, bit it had no effect. I also thought about the possibility, that the intel hd 4000 can't handle the not hd laptop screen and the hd monitor, although I find it highly unlikely, so I tried to change the active GPU to the nvidia, but I couldn't find any settings for it. Is there a way to change the active GPU manually? Also my monitor couldn't be the problem, since I can use it with my desktop PC perfectly.Any help would be appreciated, thanks in forward.

Answer:Lenovo y580 dual monitor quality issue

Have you tried to change the resolution settings?





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when attempting to connect 2 external monitors to an x220 Laptop (1 via onboard VGA port, 1 via VGA port on docking station) only 1 monitor is detected by the laptop.  It seems that the onboard VGA port gets disabled when connecting a second monitor to the vga port on the docking station.  Does anyone know of a workaround for this?  Is this configuration supported?  Do I have to buy a docking station with 2 video ports?

Answer:Dual External monitor support for x220 laptop\tablet

Only one of the vga port can be used at any given time, so if you want to use the second vga out you would need a displayport to vga adapter.

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Hi, since two days the Window system SOMETIMES no long detects the wifi card but only the network card (ethernet) and bluetooth module.How can I be sure the problem is ihnerent the mini pci wlan card and not due a (win) system issue ?  For an eventual hardware replacement... Thanks.Regards, Stefano.

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Hi. When I plug an external monitor into my X220 the WIFI seems to cease. As soon as I unplug the monitor all is fine. Any ideas? Thank you.

Answer:Lenovo x220 Wifi stops with external monitor

An idiotic assumption - have you installed Intel Wireless Display sw?

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Hi folks. New here.  Sorry if this has  been asked/answered, but I searched and didn't find it. My company got me this great new W500 laptop.  Came with minidock and external monitor. I have the monitor plugged into the minidock, and have it to the right of the laptop. Laptop is monitor #2, and external LCD display is #2.  works great.  UNTIL.... If I lock the console, and fold the laptop monitor closed (to have it power off - i.e. at lunch break, etc...) When I come back, the external monitor is now monitor #1 (has the windows task bar, Start menu, etc...) and it thinks the laptop monitor is monitor #2.  I can't figure out how to switch them back without rebooting.  It's very frustrating, b/c the 'sides' are swapped too.  Meaning the external LCD display which is physically to the right, is "on the left" as far as Windows is concerned, so if I drag the mouse off-screen to the right of the external display, it arrives on the left side of the laptop (which is physically to the left). Is there a simple solution to this?  I can't live with having to reboot every time I lock my monitor. I'm using Windows XP if that makes a difference.

Answer:Dual Monitor issue. Lock console & external monitor becomes monitor #1

more information... It's the 'advanced minidock' with keys. The monitor is connected via the DVI port, not the plain old VGA port.

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Hi I have lenovo X220 tablet laptop. Recently I changed my windows to windows ten and I have lost my touch screen software. Please reply me asap how can I get it back?

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My x220 tablet is haveing issues with the graphics card shutting off. I purchased my x220t about 3 months ago and I have begun to have a reacurring problem. I will be running CAD 2011, nothing 3D, and the screen will spontanneously go black. 5 seconds later, it will restart and an issue report will pop up in the bottom right and corner of the screen. This issue is a real problem since I bought this laptop for engineering and with an i5 processor, CAD sould be running fine. I did not expect the graphics card to be a limiting factor since I am only using 2D visualls right now. I have tried to find similar if others have had a similar issue but I can not find anything. What should I do? ps, I have a screen shot of the info but I am unable to post it.

Answer:Lenovo x220 tablet graphic card issue

hey jwismer, could you uninstall the current graphic driver for you unit; let windows install its generic drivers and then test your unit with your CAD software.does the same problem occur?later, head to http://support.lenovo.com and install the latest graphic driver that is available there.





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Good morning - This is mostly directed at Lenovo Support Staff, but also to those with a X220 Tablet or similar.After hours of troubleshooting, I finally found the cause of my Windows 7 Pro Shutdown issue. The Tablet would hang at Shutdown, then BSOD.  I systematically removed drivers until I found the cause.The current installed version of the Thinkpad Tablet Button Driver, Version 1.04.0.0 as installed by System Update was the culprit.  As soon as I uninstalled that driver, no more issues. I have yet to try the driver that is available from Windows Update - if I have a similar issue, I will go ahead and update this post. Hopefully this will provide some enlightenment to those few who've had to track down a similar issue, and let's hope Lenovo will respond. *Edit*I realize this is in the wrong forum.  Can the Moderator please move it to the X-Series Tablet Forum?  Thanks













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Answer:Lenovo X220 Driver Issue - Hang at Shutdown then BSOD

Hi Nradonich,
 
I appreciate your support on the issue, but if you mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! This will help the rest of the Community with similar issues identify the verified solution and benefit from it.
 
Hope this helps!
 
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I am looking for help with my new x201 (3626 A57) with docking station.  I am running it with an external Lenovo monitor using the docking base.  I have them set up for dual mode when in the dock.  I undocked by pressing the button on the left of the dock, waited for the green light to stop flashing, and pulling the lever.  After using the laptop successfully in undocked config, I replaced the laptop on the dock.  From that point until I reboot, the the monitor did not recognize the laptop and did not display a dual mode screen.  I tried Fn + F4 for sleep mode and also unplugged the external monitor.  It would be great if this worked seamlessly in or out of the dock. Any ideas?  Am I doing something wrong in my undocking?













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Answer:X problem with re-docking in dual monitor mode with Lenovo 22" ext. Monitor

did you try pressing fn + f7 when you redock.  i think tht is the switch for the monitor.

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Hi,
Just as the title says, I'm having a slight issue with my dual monitor setup. I regularly need to keep my computer on while not using it, so I usually turn both screens off when I do so.
My problem occurs when I return and turn both monitors on. When I turn on screen 2, nothing bad happens, and there is no change in the position of the windows I had open on both screens. However, when turning on screen 1, both screens refresh, and afterwards all windows that were open on screen 1 are now in the same positions on screen 2. I have had this problem since I installed the second screen about half a year ago.
I know this is a minor issue, but the number of times I've had to rearrange the screen is annoying. Is there any solution to this? Might it be something in the Win 10 display settings? Thanks in advance!
I have Win 10 Pro (10.0.10586 Build 10586)
Screen 1: Dell U2715H (miniDisplayPort) (2560x1440)
Screen 2: Dell U2713HM (Digital) (2560x1440)
Display Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
I have the displays set as 'Extend these displays'.

Answer:Dual monitor issue - programs switch screen when monitor turned on

I'm not sure I can help, I haven't had that problem. I run 3 monitors. I assume you have gone to display properties and arranged the monitors as they are physically located and set one of them as primary display. Make sure each monitor has 'Extend Display to this monitor'. You should do the same in the Nvidia Control Panel. That's really all I had to do with mine.

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Dear all, would like to inquire if X220 will operate with two external monitor? I'm ok to close the lid of my X220.The 4337 docks support VGA and DVI, will both work together? What's working:- I have been using x220 screen with another external monitor through VGA connection.- Connecting Dell 2340L direct to VGA works with X220 screen, not with 2 external monitor. What's not working:- Recently got a Dell 2340L which contains only VGA and HDMI, which I thought HDMI would work with an adaptor (HDMI to DVI) port - no response although the Windows 7 detects external monitor display.   

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I have just did a clean install of Windows 7 ultimate from XP and I am unable to get my dual monitors to work like they did in XP.

I have a DVI Radeon graphics card plugged into the agp slot, and a Nvidia geforce vga adapter plugged into a pci slot of my dell optiplex 755. When I am in the screen resolution settings the second monitor cannot be detected.

In bios I have 2 options under primary video adapter and they are auto, and onboard card. When set to auto the Nvidia card gets a signal but the Radeon does not. There are no conflicts in the device manager, and all of the drivers are up to date.

When I change the bios option to onboard card the Radeon adapter gets a signal but the other monitor cannot be detected and in device manager there is a yellow exclamation mark next to Standard VGA adapter and a code 10 error that states the device could not be started.

I have powered down, and unplugged every cable, I also tried to use the integrated VGA adapter to the Intel G31/G33/Q33/Q35 Graphics Controller but the computer will not even boot. I get
"System Halted
Attention Unsupported Video Configuration Detected"

I have two monitors, both work fine as standalones but Windows will not detect either as a secondary.

Please help me someone, I am so used to having my helpdesk email open in one monitor and all of my other work in the other monitor.

Answer:Dual monitor issue, secondary monitor is undetectable

Welcome!

Try updating your card drivers. Go into Device Manager and right-click on your display adapter.

I suspect that the cards are too old, though. We will see.

~Jonathan

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Here is my problem. I have a primary monitor and then I run S-Video out to the TV so I can watch video clips.

With Vista, I had no trouble starting a video clip in media player on the primary screen and then dragging it over to the second monitor (TV) for actual viewing.
However, I tried to do that with Windows 7-it won't let me drag Media Player over to the second monitor. I can drag other applications to the second Window (Word, Browsers), but not any media program. Even tried another media player application.

Not sure what to do-how can I get this to work? I want to be able to watch TV/Movies on my second monitor.

Jim

Answer:Dual Monitor Issue-Can't drag MedPlay to Second Monitor

Actually update. I have a hard time dragging anything to my second display. I never had trouble dragging things to my second monitor before. When I get to the right edge of my main display, the window dragging stops..I can't get it to the second monitor. What am I doing wrong?

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I have the dual monitor thing working and everything. I have my laptop and attached it using HDMI to a HDTV. The problem is that i cant get my desktop to my laptop. The HDMI cable, when plugged into my laptop makes the TV display the desktop automatically. Because of this, when i enable the dual screen, it extends my desktop to my laptop screen, and uses my tv for the main monitor. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Answer:Dual Monitor Main Monitor Issue

There's a nice guide here

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I'm looking for a bigger monitor setup with my laptop because i don't have a desktop.The options i'm considering is one ultrawide or a dual monitor setup. Now i was thinking, if it's even possible for my laptop to support two monitors.My hardware specs are:Nvidea Geforce GTX 960M 16 GB ramintel core i7-4720HQ CPU 2.60GHz i'm fairly new with this kind of things, so don't know what would be possible.The laptop has only 1 VGA and 3 USB portsi read on other (closed) Threaths, that i would be able to use a USB 3.0 to HDMI / DVI Video Graphics Card Adapter.But would a VGA splitter work too?i got a HDMI to VGA adapter. So was thinking about using that to connect two monitors. My questions are now:Does the laptop even support a dual monitor setup?Would a VGA splitter work with only one HDMI to VGA adapter connected on the laptop?If not, would a ultrawide work?Or is there a other way to connect two monitors with only one HDMI?

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I recently bought the K430 from frys and it came with 2VGA portsThe bottom VGA port is the only one that works when i plug in my monitor. The one above it does not. Also when i click devices on my windows 8 (when put mouse on the right side of the screen) the option of a second screen does not pop up.Is my computer defective? Or is there a way to fix it

Answer:Lenovo K430 Dual Monitor possible?

hi tofujello,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Your computer is working as normal
 
The VGA Port above is the Built in  On-board Video Adapter and the one below is an expansion Video Card,
    Technically on a motherboard there is a default video Adapter(that's your onboard) sometimes low/minimal Performance / quality. People Upgrade the Video graphics by putting in a video card that has a much higher capability and that is the one below on your photo. Adding a Video Card will Automatically Disable the On-Board Graphics.
 
Your option to add another display is to use the HDMI Port (Right beside your VGA).
If your other monitor is VGA compatible the you'll need an HDMI to VGA coverter cable
 
Hope this helps,
Cheers!





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I know that the Lenovo Y50 supoorts up to two external monitors (it was in the specifications when I bought the thing). However, what I am confused about, isto how this is possible when there is only ONE HDMI output. Would it be feasible to use the HDMI out for one monitor, and USB to HDMI forthe second monitor? Are there any ramifications to performance from this? The GPU (GeForce GTX 860M) supports up to 3840x2160 over DisplayPort (however there is no DisplayPort output on the exterior of the monitor, onlyan HDMI). Would this resolution also be supported by the GPU through aUSB 3.0 to HDMI adapter (assuming the adapter also supported the specifications)?





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Answer:Dual monitor support for Lenovo Y50

If it says, up to 2 external monitors (selected models) means, you may need to choose the specific model.Also, I'm not sure but if your computer has one HDMI and one VGA port, you could use dual monitor. (Sounds like you don't have VGA)But you can use USB to HDMI anyway. I don't think there'd be a problem

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Hello everyone,We have a "Lenovo M57 6072-C1U" and would like to set up dual monitors on this machine.Which video card is best to do this?Thank you,Faraz

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Hi I have plugged in a second HDMI monitor via the HDMI in port on my Lenovo IDEACENTRE AIO 700 and all I get is the first display being mirrored. What I want is to have dual monitors so that I can open for example an excel spreadsheet on one, and windows word on the second.  I have looked at display settings and it appears that both monitors are recognised as being the same. When I bought this (otherwise wonderful) PC I was assured it would handle dual monitors. 

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Question: dual monitor issue

I am running a Lenovo X60 thinkpad with XP Pro, along with an external Viewsonic monitor connected through my docking station. I used to use the Viewsonic as the primary monitor, and the laptop monitor as secondary. Then a few weeks ago when I re-docked my computer the external monitor wouldn't come on. When I go into display properties & try to make it my primary (or my only monitor), it just comes up with a no signal message & goes black. I can activate it as my secondary monitor, but not my only or primary. Also, if my eyes are right, the resolution on the viewsonic seems worse than before.

Any ideas as to what the problem could be?

Answer:dual monitor issue

hello & welcome to TSF,

please go to your (device manager) you will then want to select the (Veiw) opion from that windows tool bar / then select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks make a note of what they are & get back to us

these marks normally mean driver issues

Mike

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Question: dual monitor issue

i have a windows 7 machine with a dual monitor setup. i have a 19 inch monitor and my tv as a secondary monitor via svideo. the problem im having is; whenever i have any windows open on my main monitor and the computer goes to sleep( after 2 hours), after i go to use the computer all my windows shifted to the tv. so i have to turn the tv on and move the windows back over. anyone else with this issue? any help would be appreciated! TY

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Question: Dual Monitor Issue

Good Morning,

I am running windows xp sp3, and am set up for dual monitors. I have one user who is having issues. The screen on her laptop is fine, but the other monitor she is using (should mirror her laptop) the background picture is all distorted and the contrast is majorly off. Other users can log on the computer and it is fine, so must be the individual users settings. However I can not find any setting differences, between users.

Would really appreciate any assistance you can provide...

Karen
(not an SA just forced to play one at work)

Answer:Dual Monitor Issue

In general, when dealing with issues that are User Account-specific, one should always consider the option of simply creating a new User Account and transfering the settings from the old one to the new one, as a most-effiecient means of fixing the problem.

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Question: Dual Monitor Issue

I am running two CRTs on a 6800. I seem to have some problems while running some games that when I move the mouse too far one direction it will force the mouse to show up on the other monitor, instead of being lock in the full screen game. This wouldn't be a problem, except for the fact that if I click while the cursor shows up on the secondary monitor, I will get taken out of the game, and back to my desktop.

I am running Ultramon, and the Nvidia software. This does not happen all the time, only sometimes when I have other apps running in the back ground (CDC from TWL for example).

Any suggestions on how to attack this problem?
 

Answer:Dual Monitor Issue

I only play a few games, but none of them clip the cursor.
 

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Question: Dual Monitor Issue

Due to a lost password I had to re-load the xp os on a Dell Computer. Now the system no longer recognizes the dual monitors it always had. There is no identy number, each acts as though it were the only display (identical screens and cursors all the time).

Answer:Dual Monitor Issue

In the Display properties, you have to allow the computer to "extend" the screen. I don't remember the exact settings, but I will try to find them for you.

Edit -- This should help.

How To Configure and Use Multiple Monitors in Windows XP

Good luck,

-Coolfreak

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I just upgraded to Windows 8 on my HP Pavillion dv6815nr. I am not having any luck connecting it to a second monitor. I followed the basic steps under "screen resolution", but my computer is not identifying the second monitor. I read that you need to go to Nvidia's control panel to connect to a second monitor, but I cannot seem to find that with the driver I currently have installed. HP's website does not have an update for the Nvidia driver for Windows 8 for my particular computer. I am using a VGA cable if that makes any difference. The computer originally had Vista and I never had any issues connecting to a second monitor. Does anyone have any useful pointers?

Thank you!

Answer:HP Dual Monitor Issue

I take it you have the Microsoft nvidia drivers installed?

These drivers are very generic....

Install the latest nvidia drivers from either nvidia or from your laptop manufacturer.

That should give you the full nvidia control panel.

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Question: Dual Monitor Issue

Hello,
I'm having an issue using two monitors on my PC.

A bit of background info:
Ive been using dual monitors for about a year by plugging one into my on-board GPU (VGA-VGA) and one into my external GPU (VGA-VGA-DVI-I using an adapter).
For reasons which I can't be bothered to explain because it's not important, my on-board GPU no longer works and I must use my two DVI-I ports on my GPU.

Now, here's the problem:
Both screens are identical, with VGA-VGA wires. I am using an official ATI VGA-DVI-I adapter that came with my GPU (NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT) to connect the one screen.
However, I purchased a cheap ?1.50 VGA-DVI-I adapter off eBay for the second screen. But my problem is that when I connect either screen with the eBay adapter, it doesn't work properly.

Here's a bit of elaboration:
I can connect EITHER screen in EITHER of my GPU ports using the official ATI adapter, and they work fine.
However, when I connect EITHER screen in EITHER of my GPU ports using the eBay-bought adapter, it either doesn't detect any screen, or it caps me at 1024x786 resolution.
When I go to change my resolution, it calls the not-working one "Generic non-pnp" where-as my working one is called Packard Bell 200Ws.

This leads me to believe that there is an issue with my eBay bought adapter, I just wanted someone to clarify that this is the issue?

I don't want to pay the prices that places like PC World charge for a good adapter, so I want to check h... Read more

Answer:Dual Monitor Issue

I'm no expert but it sounds to me like the e-bay bought adapter is missing a few wires that would be used to ID the monitor. If you download the manual for your video card from the manufacturers web site you should be able to figure out what max resolutions are supported. I think its the adapter not a screen resolution problem.

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Question: Dual Monitor Issue

I have a radeon hd 5870 dual graphics card. I have a insignia t.v. hooked up to it via hdmi cable. I have a Samsung SyncMaster BX2231 hooked up via dvi to vga adapter to vga cable. Both the t.v. and this monitor are working at all times. I added a Samsung SyncMaster BX2035 via dvi cable. The BX2035 will not detect. It turns on and searches for a signal but can't find one. If I disconnect my 2231 and turn off my computer and connect the 2035 then the 2035 works, but as soon as I plug the 2231 in the 2035 stops working.

Apparently if I disconnect the hdmi... the 2035 starts working then. I wonder if I just can't have 3 monitors for some reason.

Answer:Dual Monitor Issue

You can't have 3 digital outputs on that card at once. The HDMI and one of the DVI ports share the digital signal on the 5000 series.

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I am a computer technician for a fortune 15 company. I have a 62 inch DLP television I decided I would like to use as a monitor to view videos on, rather than streaming it through a server to my ps3 or xbox 360. I have an Nvidia Geforce 7800 GT 256mb graphics card PCI-e. I thought that my television had PC-IN ports so I could use a VGA cable and have no issues, but it turns out I only have S-Vid in so that is what I am using. I know S-vid has a MAX resolution of 480i on my TV and a max of 1024x768 on my vid card. Now, the 480i is fine on my TV, its just that I need my computer to output a higher resolution on my video card to my television, preferably 1280x1024. just so that the text is sharper on my 62 inch. I was thinking there may be a hacked driver for my card to use on guru3d but was unsuccessfull in looking. Would there be any way to get a higher resolution on my 62 inch television without having to purchase component HD cables?

- Yours truly, Tech13
 

Answer:Dual Monitor issue (S-Vid)

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I just upgraded to Windows 8 on my HP Pavillion dv6815nr. I am not having any luck connecting it to a second monitor. I followed the basic steps under "screen resolution", but my computer is not identifying the second monitor. I read that you need to go to Nvidia's control panel to connect to a second monitor, but I cannot seem to find that with the driver I currently have installed. HP's website does not have an update for the Nvidia driver for Windows 8 for my particular computer. I am using a VGA cable if that makes any difference. The computer originally had Vista and I never had any issues connecting to a second monitor. Does anyone have any useful pointers?

Thank you!

Answer:HP Dual Monitor Issue

When i installed Win8 on my Compaq Presario, Windows update offered a new Nvidia video driver to install.

Did you go into Control Panel - Display - Screen Resolution, then click on 'detect'?

Mind you, i'm using a USB adapter to connect a 2nd monitor since my video card only has the one output. Even then, when i connected via USB, Windows automatically installed the driver.

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Question: Dual Monitor Issue

So I have 2 monitors setup one on top of each other, using Nvida Control panel. I have shut off the option to let Win7 move Icons Via Themes. But for some reason I can't move Icons from the lower screen to the Upper one, except the Base Windows ones, (Trash, My Computer, Etc). Any Suggestions?
 

Answer:Dual Monitor Issue

Hi.

This is a peculiar problem, I have never heard of this before. Perhaps try un-installing the nVidia control panel, and try using the built in Windows one (right click > screen resolution)

Let me know what happens!
 

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Question: Dual monitor issue

Hi Guys,

My computer just had the most recent update and its caused me a problem with my 2nd monitor.

My main monitor is connected via HDMI and my 2nd is via DVI cable both to my graphics card. Since the update the screen still displays in its native 1920 x 1080 but the screen is blurry (not just the text). This was not an issue before the update and both monitors worked great. The 2nd Monitor is a Dell ST2220.

Things I have tried:

Reinstalling the graphics card drivers and make sure they are updated.
Tried to get driver for the monitor through Dell but according to the website Windows 10 did not require a driver for my monitor
Turned monitors on/off tried them separately etc and still seem to have the same problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Dual monitor issue

Shot in the dark but go to Settings > System > Display Then make sure the slider for change size of text... is set to 100%. As per this, https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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Question: Dual Monitor Issue

Hello,
I upgraded to windows 7 32bit today and I have a dual monitor setup. Before I had XP, and I could play video games on my main screen, and watch movies/tv and/or browse the internet on the other screen with no problems. Today when I switched to 7, I cannot play my video game (World of Warcraft) on my main screen without it freezing while having any movement with my mouse. Meaning, as soon as I move my mouse, the screen freezes and get 0 frames per second. While if i right click drag mouse, i can turn just fine. This never happened on xp. The game runs normal with only 1 screen.

ps. I run with the VisionTek Radeon 3870 Video card

Answer:Dual Monitor Issue

hello and welcome to the forums could you post more of your machines spec please and please have a read of this Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide
Video Memory Virtualization - A Brief Guide[2]=Hardware%20and%20Drivers

http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...khd3870/4.html

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I have 2 Dell monitors, my main monitor is set up in landscape mode and my secondary monitor is set up in portrait mode. After WIndows screensaver comes on (or Ultramon screensaver as I later updated) it reverts back to both screens in landscape mode and I have to redo the settings countless times in a day. Any ideas how to stop this madness? Thank in advance.
-Sam

I do not know if it's the cause or not, but the 2 monitors are not the same resolution.
 

Answer:Dual Monitor issue

Turn off screensaver. Turn on the power off screens after xx time feature.
 

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Question: Dual monitor issue

Hi Guys,

My computer just had the most recent update and its caused me a problem with my 2nd monitor.

My main monitor is connected via HDMI and my 2nd is via DVI cable both to my graphics card. Since the update the screen still displays in its native 1920 x 1080 but the screen is blurry (not just the text). This was not an issue before the update and both monitors worked great. The 2nd Monitor is a Dell ST2220.

Things I have tried:

Reinstalling the graphics card drivers and make sure they are updated.
Tried to get driver for the monitor through Dell but according to the website Windows 10 did not require a driver for my monitor
Turned monitors on/off tried them separately etc and still seem to have the same problem.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Question: Dual Monitor Issue

Hi,

I have a Lenovo Y900 desktop with dual Samsung Monitors connected via HDMI connections. I have had the PC for about 4 - 5 months and up until yesterday all worked well. I have been away on vacation for 3 weeks and when I returned I booted up the computer only to find the monitors initially started up and then went blank! When I restarted the computer through holding the power button down and restarting the monitors worked fine.

This is now happening every time I start the computer which is strange. The monitors initially start with the PC then go blank until I restart the PC. This one is baffling me and have no idea what the solution is. Anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Dual Monitor Issue

Reinstall the graphics card drivers.
 

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I have a user which uses a T60 running Windows 7 x64. She has a large monitor, which should be her primary display and also uses her laptop monitor as the secondary display. Whenever she locks her station or remove the laptop from the docking station and puts it back on it, she has to redo to reset her monitor to be the primary display. The extended desktop configuration mode still automatically kicks in, just not which screen is primary/secondary. There are no formally compatible drivers for Windows 7 from Lenovo at this time, so I'm using the Vista driver version "8.383.1.1-070621a-049739C-Lenovo". I tried to set up a profile on the Catalyst Control Center, but it still forgets the primary display. I have no idea what to do to fix this. Did Microsoft release a patch for this, or did Lenovo release a quickfix or a driver I'm not aware of?

Answer:Dual-monitor issue.

Hello,
I am unsure of a solution for this, but it may be possible to use the WinKey+P combination to quickly launch the Windows Presentation Manager to adjust the settings for multimonitor display.
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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I have a  T500.  I am running windows 7 x64bit with 8GB of memory.  Dual monitor support was running fine on it until Monday.  When I hook up to my dock the secondary monitor is all distorted.  The colors are way off.  I can see the background on screen but the colors are so off that I cant put anything on that monitor.  I disconnected my laptop and hooked up the monitor to the external vga port on the laptop and the same thing happened.  I even plugged in another monitor and it still does this.  Not sure what the issue is but it was working great before this Monday. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Dual monitor issue

are you using the ati or the intel gpu when you are doing this? what happens if you switch to safe mode?

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I am trying to do a Dual Monitor multimedia show. I have two video cards on my computer, and I am trying to hook them both to video projectors, and play a file that is 1600 pixels X 600 pixels. Basically I am strecthing the file in borderless play using BSPlayer over the two monitors. My issue is that when the window stretches across both screens, the video will only appear on the screen that has more of the window on it. If there is 3/4 of the playing window on the left monitor, I can see video there, and a black box the size and shape of the window on the right monitor. Same if reversed. The video will play on either monitor, just not both. WMP has the same issue. Does anyone know of anything that could fix this problem?
 

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I have the same problem, I think it has to do with which monitor it starts playing on, maybe something to do with the way the drivers for the video card run. Since only one monitor can be primary.

You might look into Ultramon and see if it can help you out. I need to check and see if there is a new version.
 

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I had Windows 7 with dual monitors. I never had any issue with them. I had bought a video card to make the 2nd monitor work. I recently upgraded to WIndows 10. Dual monitors still work, But if i move anything to teh second monitor, everything is much smaller. Excel sheets are small. if i am in the browser. i can not reach the minimize or close X at right corner to close it. It all all messed up and am not sure how to fix it.

Answer:Dual Monitor issue

Change the resolution on the second monitor to the smaller one. 10 probably set it to fullHD or something.

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I've just installed Vista Beta 2, and I'm having trouble with a dual monitor setup. I'm using an nVidia GeForce FX 5500 graphics card (128 MB of memory, 2 VGAs out, and one S-Video out).

My goal is to connect two monitors like this: my main VGA monitor running at a very high resolution, and a TV at a lower resolution, connected via S-Video. I've successfully gotten the desktop to span the two monitors like this, but every time I reboot, both screens show the same desktop, both at 600 x 800. I need to manually change the resolution and desktop settings each time I reboot.

Is there some way to get my dual screen settings to "stick" from session to session? Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I'm trying to setup my laptop to where I can use my 52" T.V as a 'monitor', mainly for movies. I bought a VGA to S-Video adapter. My on board graphics is the S3 UniChrome PRO IGP. I have a VGA output on my laptop. I've tried hooking it up, but I still get no video. I've tried setting the display settings, to use a separate monitor, and everytime I have tried saving/applying the settings, every time I do that, it goes back to the default setting, so I have to keep reapplying those settings. Any ideas?

Answer:Dual Monitor issue?

Are you trying to use the TV as the main monitor? If so that wont ever happen. The reason being that a Laptop wont save those settings cause it never knows when it will have to use it's LCD as the main monitor again. So by default it will always use the LCD as it main. That way if you ever forgot to turn that display back to the main, it wouldnt work. See what i am trying to say?

Now if you are jsut trying to use it as a secondary display you imght have to get some better drivers if there are any available. I know ATi and nVidia both have these setting in their control panel. I jsut dont know is UniChrome does.

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Ok. Have always run at least dual monitors on all my systems. Had no problem with the Dell Monitor(VGA) I gave my buddy for his lappie.

I have the HDMI port, and wanted to use a 19" TV to play WoW on of course...lol

Hooks up fine, have no trouble spanning the desktop etc. The problem lies in that task bar, and top of the screen are beyond view able range. Tried different modes on the TV, different screen resolutions, etc. Nothing works.

Now here's the rub. If I use the STD HDMI TV I have it works perfect. Looks like my main screen. Have it spanned of course. Moving apps is fine.

WHY would the screen on the 19" do that if everything else I throw on there is perfect?

Answer:Dual Monitor issue

DarkSentinel said:

Ok. Have always run at least dual monitors on all my systems. Had no problem with the Dell Monitor(VGA) I gave my buddy for his lappie.

I have the HDMI port, and wanted to use a 19" TV to play WoW on of course...lol

Hooks up fine, have no trouble spanning the desktop etc. The problem lies in that task bar, and top of the screen are beyond view able range. Tried different modes on the TV, different screen resolutions, etc. Nothing works.

Now here's the rub. If I use the STD HDMI TV I have it works perfect. Looks like my main screen. Have it spanned of course. Moving apps is fine.

WHY would the screen on the 19" do that if everything else I throw on there is perfect?



Over scan, can you adjust it on display or GPU driver ?

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Question: Dual Monitor issue

I am not too familiar with Windows, but have to work on a project using a Sony Vios running XP.
I need a 2nd monitor and installed an ATI Radeon 9200 PCI video card along with the factory video card.

I confirmed each card works and can drive either monitor independently. But can't get them to work at the same time.

In the "Display" control panel settings both video cards show up and two monitors are there in the screen arrangement window, but which ever monitor is plugged into the stock video port will not work and is grayed out on the arrangement window. The cursor does not go off the edge of the primary monitor either.

I click the box to enable the second monitor to extend the desktop and when I hit "apply", nothing happens.
It asks if I want to have the changes take place right away or after re-start, but neither work.
After restart or any type of setting change, the second monitor goes gray again and the box to extend the desktop is unchecked. It never seems to apply the new settings.

I tried every combination of video card, monitor, primary and secondary settings, but only the new PCI card will work when installed. Remove it and the stock card works again.

I must have the correct drivers since each card will work one at a time. Am I missing a step to adding a second video card?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Dual Monitor issue

"If your PC’s graphics capabilities are built into your computer’s motherboard, they will often be disabled when you add a graphics card. You may need to disable it via the system BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)

Does this mean I cannot use my built in video card?
 

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I am having an issue with my computer recognizing a monitor.  I have a Lenovo T400 in a docking station and it isn't even recognizing that the monitor is attached.  I just recently installed Windows Vista but it had been working perfectly on a previous version of XP.  Any ideas?

Answer:Dual Monitor Issue

If you have switchable graphics (and turned it on in bios when you installed Vista), did you check in power manager switchable graphics menu (right or left click on the larger of the two battery icons) that high performance mode is set? DVI is not supported in switchable graphics energy savings (=integrated) mode. Nor is DVI supported in bios integrated mode but you would probably already know that from XP. 





T500: Vista 32, 2.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 15.4" 1680x1050, 500GB 7200rpm, ATI Radeon HD3650 + Intel 4500MHD. T42: XP, 1.7GHz, 2GB RAM, 14.1" 1024x768, 250GB PATA, ATI Radeon 7500.

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My display list is backwards

I've tired to fix it but cant. I have the monitors plugged into the correct DVI slots on my video card.

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That number shouldn't matter as long as the one you want (left or right) is set as primary. If it is that you want 1 on the left and 2 on the right, then it is just a matter of dragging #1 to the left side of #2.

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Question: Dual Monitor Issue

Hi, I have a rather specific and yet glaring issue that's recently come up after some modification to my MacBook Pro mid-2010 running Windows 7. I run W7 on a second hard drive that I installed in order to add more storage space to the 128 GB SSD that I use for its speed.
The problem is, I use an external monitor (connected via DVI from the MiniDisplayPort) that works all of the time except when I try to use it as the only monitor. I'm able to run both at once, or just the laptop's screen, but when I close the laptop and try to use only the external monitor, the monitor claims it's not receiving a signal. The CPU fans are still running, and the keyboard lights are on, so I assume the computer is running, there's just no picture going out. Alternatively, when I used the Nvidia settings to switch the external to main monitor, the same thing happened until I unplugged it and it used the laptop screen again.

EXTRA INFO:
This issue only came up recently, after I switched from a 500GB 5400rpm extra HD to a 750GM 7200rpm HD. I tried doing a clean install on the partition that I made for W7 to fix this issue but it didn't work, and neither did a driver uninstall/reinstall.
I also believe a part of the cause may be the attempt I made to install Kubuntu, during the partitioning stage I accidentally did not make the partition for Linux large enough for Kubuntu so the install failed. The next time I turned on the computer, I was forced to run a chdisk on startup and reboot, at whi... Read more

Answer:Dual Monitor Issue

I think it might have something to do with when you shout the lid on the laptop. Once the lid is closed there is no power to that screen and subsequently no power to 2nd monitor because of the lid being closed. There might be a setting to change/play with on the laptop as to what happens when you close the lid of laptop.

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Question: Dual Monitor Issue

Hey, I recently bought a 2nd monitor for my computer. At first everything ran just fine. I restarted my computer and when it came back on, my 2nd monitor got set to my main display, and my original monitor could no longer be set to its "recommended" resolution.

After reading around the internet, I couldn't find any good answers to this problem. I decided to just let the updates go on windows (normally i just don't bother with them) and after I installed them, everything was fine. No settings were randomly changing, the original monitor was set at its recommended resolution ect.

Today I was working on my friends computer so I had mine unplugged and when I went to start mine up after replugging everything back in, the original problem started again. My new 2nd monitor was set to my main display, and my main monitor wont go past the resolution 1600x900 (recommended is 1680x1050). I tried to figure this out but at last I give up and ask for any help I can get to fix this.

Just a side note, my 2nd monitor is a smaller one and sits at 20" so thats why I prefer it to be secondary monitor. Also if I set my smaller one to main display, the bigger one (I think its 23" but its been awhile since I've bought it so I cant remember the exact size) still is messed up.

The main issue is the resolution on my primary monitor not being able to be set to the right setting to look good, right now it is all pixelated.

Answer:Dual Monitor Issue

Welcome to Seven Forums Calathra. Can we start by having you fill out your system specs?

At the top of the page, you will see UserCP (User Control Panel). Click to open your control panel. In the left side, look for, Edit System Spec. Click on Edit System Spec and fill out the information. If you don't know how to get that info, you can use the free program Speccy:

Speccy - System Information - Free Download

We are looking to see specifically, what video card you are using (if any) and how you are setting the dual monitors (through windows, nVidia control panel, Catalyst Control Panel, etc.), so we can help you with this problem. A Guy

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Hey guys,

I recently bought a new Dell IPS Monitor and I have decided to try and run a dual monitor setup with my old one. My old monitor is running at only 1280x960, my new monitor is 1920x1080. The problem is when I extend them together, my old monitor becomes the primary monitor and my new monitor has only a small area of desktop available(I.E. it has a black boxes around a small desktop). I'm guessing that it used the old monitors res for the new one which is larger but I cant seem to find a way to make my old monitor the primary one at full res no matter what I try.

Any replies would be great.

Cheers
James
 

Answer:Dual Monitor Issue

The resolution should be the largest that both monitors support. If they are using less than 1280 x 960 probably the new monitor does not support that particular resolution.
 

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At home, I run dual monitors. So when I am there, there are programs that open in the right screen. Before I left the area (and intended on bringing just one monitor) I used my setting to change the setup back to using 1 monitor.

However, while Trillian seemed to recognize this change and moved over to the left screen, Vent did not - it opens off to the right (where it can not be seen as I am now only using one monitor). So the question is, how do I get Vent to open on the single (left) screen I have now that I am away from home (and dont have access to another monitor to plug in to simply move it back).

Thanks,
 

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Hi, welcome to TSG.

Right-click on the taskbar button for Vent, click Move and use the arrow keys to bring the window into view. If Move is greyed out hit Restore first.
 

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Question: Dual Monitor Issue

I've just bought a shiny new monitor, and there seems to be a problem.

2 PC's on a desktop; both attached thru a KVM to a monitor.

I added a second monitor to ONE computer, running its cable only to its dedicated monitor, and set up the desktop in Windows Vista so that the new monitor is the 1st monitor, and the older one is the secondary.

The secondary still runs thru the KVM, allowing me to always see the main PC, are you with me so far?

Here's the problem; the second dissplay appears really dim, dark now. Even when I switch the KVM, so that the new monitor is being fed by PC 1 and the "old" monitor is being run by PC 2, the "old" monitor looks positively dim.

I could SWEAR to you that I loved this "old" monitor, and it had no problems. I'm working in a confined space, and don't want to disconnect and reconnect all the cables for the purposes for testing, so I was wondering if YOU could answer one or more of these questions:

1) Could my shiny new LCD monitor really be that much brighter than my 3 year old CRT?

-or-

2) Could the KVM be bleeding off enough signal to be making the display appear dim?

Any thoughts?

Thank you!

Answer:Dual Monitor Issue

Is your new lcd a digital... more than likely its just that much brighter than your CRT. I had somewhat similiar issue.. even now i notice that my AL1619W is alot brighter then the Dell Lcd.

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Question: Dual Monitor issue

Ok. Have always run at least dual monitors on all my systems. Had no problem with the Dell Monitor(VGA) I gave my buddy for his lappie.

I have the HDMI port, and wanted to use a 19" TV to play WoW on of course...lol

Hooks up fine, have no trouble spanning the desktop etc. The problem lies in that task bar, and top of the screen are beyond view able range. Tried different modes on the TV, different screen resolutions, etc. Nothing works.

Now here's the rub. If I use the STD HDMI TV I have it works perfect. Looks like my main screen. Have it spanned of course. Moving apps is fine.

WHY would the screen on the 19" do that if everything else I throw on there is perfect?

Answer:Dual Monitor issue

Originally Posted by DarkSentinel


Ok. Have always run at least dual monitors on all my systems. Had no problem with the Dell Monitor(VGA) I gave my buddy for his lappie.

I have the HDMI port, and wanted to use a 19" TV to play WoW on of course...lol

Hooks up fine, have no trouble spanning the desktop etc. The problem lies in that task bar, and top of the screen are beyond view able range. Tried different modes on the TV, different screen resolutions, etc. Nothing works.

Now here's the rub. If I use the STD HDMI TV I have it works perfect. Looks like my main screen. Have it spanned of course. Moving apps is fine.

WHY would the screen on the 19" do that if everything else I throw on there is perfect?



Over scan, can you adjust it on display or GPU driver ?

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I have a computer that i need to run dual monitors, on my home PC i am using 1 graphic card that has 2inputs so have not had a problem.

However with this setup the graphics card only has 1 output (DVI) so i will also need to use the on board graphics card as well. Tested on each, and they both work individually but not when both connected.

I suspect that when the graphics card is plugged in it disables the on board graphics card, so my question is, is it possible to run dual monitors using both the on board graphics card & the extra graphics card?

*Have looked in device manager, nothing is disabled.
*Plugged them in individually (Worked single display).
*Tried every option in NVIDIA control panel.

The machine is operating WindowsXP & using a Nvidia graphics card.

Thanks for your help in advance,
Frenz
 

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You have not mentioned the make and model of the PC. Do two monitors show up in the Display properties > settings tab with only one monitor connected?
 

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Ok so im pretty sure something recently changed cuz i dont remember this happening before. I have my displays set to extend desktop. And before when i closed the lid im pretty sure it turned off both displays.

Now for some reason the secondary display turns on a few seconds after the monitor has been closed... I dont want it to do that.

Whats the fix for it not to do that? and for when the lid is closed, both monitors are off ( i have it set to when I close the lid the computer stays on but the screens are suppose to turn off )

Thanks!

Answer:dual monitor issue -

ok we need more system specs IE. manufacturer and model and which version of windows 7 are you using IE. home, pro....

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Just a quick question as i am very new to amd catalyst control center but hopefully its an easy task to do and someone knows how to do it. In the In amd catalyst control center, What option do I use if i want to toggle between what i want to use either tv or monitor. Do i need to do any setup of something? Are they both listed in a certain area?
thx

Answer:dual monitor issue

Are you trying to use them together or switch between the two, such as using a laptop with an external screen/projector?

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Ok. Have always run at least dual monitors on all my systems. Had no problem with the Dell Monitor(VGA) I gave my buddy for his lappie.

I have the HDMI port, and wanted to use a 19" TV to play WoW on of course...lol

Hooks up fine, have no trouble spanning the desktop etc. The problem lies in that task bar, and top of the screen are beyond view able range. Tried different modes on the TV, different screen resolutions, etc. Nothing works.

Now here's the rub. If I use the STD HDMI TV I have it works perfect. Looks like my main screen. Have it spanned of course. Moving apps is fine.

WHY would the screen on the 19" do that if everything else I throw on there is perfect?

Answer:Dual Monitor issue

Originally Posted by DarkSentinel


Ok. Have always run at least dual monitors on all my systems. Had no problem with the Dell Monitor(VGA) I gave my buddy for his lappie.

I have the HDMI port, and wanted to use a 19" TV to play WoW on of course...lol

Hooks up fine, have no trouble spanning the desktop etc. The problem lies in that task bar, and top of the screen are beyond view able range. Tried different modes on the TV, different screen resolutions, etc. Nothing works.

Now here's the rub. If I use the STD HDMI TV I have it works perfect. Looks like my main screen. Have it spanned of course. Moving apps is fine.

WHY would the screen on the 19" do that if everything else I throw on there is perfect?



Over scan, can you adjust it on display or GPU driver ?

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I've got an issue, I'm trying to set up dual monitors at work for several desktop work stations and I'm having some resolution issues on the second monitor. It will not let me increases the resolution to the monitors native resolution when I do the screen goes black or is very unstable. The work stations are HP Compaq 6005 pro microtowers running windows 7 professional with an integrated ATI Radeon hd 4200 gpu. The first monitor is connected using the VGA port and the second is connected through the displayport to VGA adaptor, I have the latest drivers installed. Anyone have any suggestions?

Answer:Dual monitor issue

Okay, it sounds like your ATI doesn't know about the other monitor, and since that setting can be OFF though connected, there's a need to turn it ON.  I have ATI on my XP machine with two monitors and an HP 6400; my main Win7 also has two monitors, but Intel HD, and yes displayport to VGA adaptor.  For the XP, there's a tabbed dialog box for ATI;  in Win7, it might be part of Personalize Display Settings, which should reveal if Windows 'knows' you have two monitors connected.  Make sure both monitors are ON, and see.
 
Did you run Windows 7 Media Center?  That helped me.
 
Or, right-click on Win7 desktop, then you should find something worded similar to 'Graphics Options' then a flyout menu gives you 'Output to' and you select 'Extended Desktop': make sure it shows two monitors. But to get the actual settings right, instead of 'Graphics Options' you might see something like 'Graphics Properties', click that and then look for 'Multiple Displays' in the dialogue box.  Click on that, and then re-arrange Monitor 1 and 2 as you actually have them placed, plus change the resolution settings (if needed) for each monitor, including RGB etc. as desired.  Then click 'OK', and the screens refresh;  if you like the setting, 'Accept' it.  The foregoing are the menu options for Intel, but they should be similar with ATI; though perhaps you get a tabbed dialog box instead.  (ATI is wonderful, btw, but I don't have it on Win7. ... Read more

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my PC desktop is extended across two flat screen monitors (dell st2010 and dell e193fp) however my cursor cannot move between screens - the cursor remains limited to the primary monitor, the 2010

when I pull up the nvidia control panel it appears on the secondary monitor which my cursor can't access

things were fine yesterday - I could move the cursor between screens no problem - now this - strange

Word opens on the frozen secondary monitor: the insertion point winks, but I can't type anything = no mouse action or typing on secondary monitor

when i move the USB mouse from port to port the cursor jumps from primary to secondary screen but still can't move back and forth between screens

computer is a brand new dell xps studio
8G RAM
dual core

drivers updated

any advice will be greatly appreciated

Answer:Dual Monitor issue GTX 260

Have you tried moving the mouse off the side that isn't between the two monitors? It sounds like it may have somehow switched the monitor positions (right/left, left/right).

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Lenovo A57 - 9789A35 Desktop  This system has Intel G33/G31 Express Chipset Graphics adapter, we need to enable dual independent monitor support. We need to know which video card is compatible with this system. Is it possible to use another PCIe x16 Video card with the onboard Intel G33 video adapter for dual display?  Alternatively, we plan to disable the onboard display and use ATI Radeon HD 3450 video card for dual display support. Does anybody can confirm whether ATI Radeon HD 3450 will provide dual independent display (extended desktop) support? Thank you for the help.

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I recently install an Ati Radeon EAH-3450/DI/256MB graphics card from Asus into my A52 desktop and the sistem start, run, and close very very slowly.I did't try dual monitor support because am have only one  LCD      

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Hi All. I try to connect second monitor (NEC MultiSync EA232WMi) via DisplayPort to my Lenovo U310 HDMI port and it didn't work. The only I can see is a black screen on NEC and nothing more. I tried Fn+F10 to select output mode and standard Windows 7 resolution settings. Maybe I should use HDMI-DVI instead of HDMI-DisplayPort cable or need to install additional drivers? Can anybody help with it? Thanks in advance! 

Answer:Can't see dual monitor via HDMI on Lenovo U310

Solved this problem by using HDMI -> DVI cable connection.

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I was wondering if there was a way to have a dual monitor setup with the Lenovo IdeaCentre K330B. We have the Lenovo IdeaCentre K330B 7747 and this is for an office application so no gaming. The MTM is 77471CU. I cant seem to figure out what type of card is in there. Will I need to install a new graphics card? If so, what card would work? Thanks for your help.













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Answer:Lenovo IdeaCentre K330B Dual Monitor Possible?

is there ports on the back to fit another monitor?

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I was wondering if there was a way to have a dual monitor setup with the Lenovo IdeaCentre K330B. Will I need to install a new graphics card? If so, what card would work? Thanks for your help.

Answer:Lenovo IdeaCentre K330B Dual Monitor Possible?

what is your gfx card as that one comes with atleast 2 diff versionsif its the 6450 then yes you can have 2 monitors but playing games like that with a low end gfx card is going to be a push

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I have a question in regards to my dual monitor system. No one seems to be able to get the fix for this. I can tell you that it worked fine forever and then one day it just does not work properly. Using my computer with Extened Display Windows 7 works fine. Computer Goes to Sleep hit the space bar or move the mouse and it wakes up with the same view which is correct. Main Monitor on the Left and Extened Display on the Right. So No Probelm. I switch over to another computer with my IOGEAR KVM Switch which is Dual View work on another computer Dual View. No Problems. Here is where the Issue comes in. When I switch back to the other computer it comes up but the main monitor on the left is now Blank like its powered off and my desktop is now on the monitor on the right. I goto the display options under resolution and hit the detect button. It now moves my desktop from the right monitor to thte left primary monitor and all is well. So for some time this just becomes annoying that I have to do this everytime I want to switch back over. It does not do it on any other computer and I have tried everything. Remember it used to work.
Here is what I have done so far to rule out the hardware. Bios is set up correctly. Replaced Video Card. Latest Driver has been installed etc. I returned my KVM Switch 3 times to be sure it was not that and it is not. Why do I have to keep hitting the Detect button in order to get it back to where it needs to be on this one computer. Please Help. My name i... Read more

Answer:Please Help Dual Monitor Display Issue

Did you set all this up from day 1 yourself ?

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have dual monitors
right side screen is blurred / red hues
tower is a built one

win xp
system did work prior
hooked both monitors to an older tower = works fine
monitors are working fine
problem seems to be in new tower
I have got drivers missing I think
Have tried to update with no luck
Do have HJT on new tower if needed
 

Answer:dual monitor display issue

mobo is a 750a sli nforce

chip is AMD 64 bit
 

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Is there some consensus on what might make a W500 running vista and using a docking station work in combination with a dual monitor? Mine blinks for a second (the display switches on), the green light on the external monitor stays on but the display goes black. I have reinstalled the most recent drivers from the lenovo website, checked the monitor etc. but this problem keeps coming back. Sometimes it 'goes away' for a week or two .... It kind of helps seeing similar problems pop up again and again but this still makes this computer the biggest time sink ever. thxn.

Answer:W500 Dual Monitor issue

Hi nittany, Could you please describe your setup in more detail?:* Which dock are you using?* What external monitor(s) are you using?* How have you connected your dock to your extenal monitor(s)?* It sounds like your setup works sometimes but not others, is this correct? Thanks,Frank





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Didnt really know which area to post this in, so i thought this was the most suitable.

Just have a issue regarding dual monitors on a windows 7 machine. I will provide as much information as possible:

I recently purchased a cheap graphics card - nVidia Quadro FX 1500 (2 x DVI) to run a dual monitor setup. My original monitor (Acer x243hq), connected to DVI via a VGA-DVI adapter and a newly purchased Samsung BX2440 (connected direct DVI).

Individually the monitor are each capable of a 1920 x 1080 setting, but as soon i plug in both monitors, the Acer resolution blows up and i am unable to see desktop icons and task bar (when it is set to primary, maximised window will be significantly cut of when set to secondary and have a internet browser open).

When i right click and go into "screen resolution", both screens are showing 1920 x 1080, but it is clearly not the case.

Is there any solution for this? I did a search and cant find anything regarding this.
The only solution i have is that the video card is having trouble running both monitors? The specifications however suggests it is capable of this.....

Any ideas??

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Dual monitor resolution issue?!

Check the NVidia control panel for resolution settings there, set it to the native resolution for each monitor.

Also, get a straight DVI to DVI cable for your monitor, that might have something to with it.

Check your refresh rates for each monitor as well.

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Hello, Somehow i changed the dual monitor settings in my laptop to use my laptop as a second screen, due to which i am not getting any display when i switch on my laptop. Is there any way to solve this, or to revert the original settings i previous had. Help me on this !!!! RegardsMani

Answer:Dual Monitor issue on Z570

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Have you tried booting into Windows Safe mode to make the change?  Another option is to just connect a second display and make the correction.

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Hi I need assistance, I am currently running windows XP on a laptop with a second monitor, everything will connect and both monitors work transferring data between them, the issue is that space on my desk only allows the CRT to be on the left of the laptop. I can change settings and allow transfer from right to left and this works until I turn the computer off and then on again it reverts back to left to right setting. How can I get this to save in my profile permanently so I don't have to change this setting each time I turn the laptop on. note: I have tried with the Nividia settings and in the Windows settings accessed from desk top.

Thanks,

Answer:[SOLVED] Dual Monitor Issue

Try installing video drivers from manufactures web site if you haven’t already. You might want to download older drivers for your card and not the newest out there.....

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I recently bought a 24' widescreen monitor which works fine by itself via DVI at 1920x1200. However, when I attach my 20' monitor via the secondary VGA port, all video playback (VLC, Media Player, Power DVD) runs very slow or skips alot of frames (depends on the software). Oddly enough, this occurs even if the second monitor is disabled though the issue goes away if I unplug it.

I am using a X800XT PE to power the monitors and I should add that games (ie Supreme Commander) still run perfectly fine including the in-game videos.

I have updated the drivers to the latest on the ATI website but this did not fix the issue. Does anyone have any ideas?
 

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Hey all, general question about setting up dual monitors.  I bet its been asked before but my situation is a bit different because the computer is a tad old.The computer in question was just running video from the motherboard, always worked of course.  Its a workstation, so it never really needed anymore then one screen.  With the introduction of new software, the employee who uses the computer has had considerable loss of productivity because the computer couldn't handle the extra software running.  We put in another memory stick and all was well.  However, inefficiencies still ran rampant because the screen was too small for him to handle so many programs.  A solution that management agreed upon was to setup a 2nd monitor to split up his programs in a more organized fashion.I've setup dual monitors before, didn't think it was going to be a big deal.  The motherboard already had its onboard video, so I installed a Nvidia GeForce3 Ti 200 (Yes, this is a very old computer but it runs awesome).  I plugged one monitor into the motherboard and another in the newly installed video card.  Installed the drivers and updated, seemed everything was going well.  After restarting the computer, this is windows XP, I turned on both monitors and it seemed to only be working on the one plugged into the geForce card.  After some investigation there seemed to be no option in the Display Properties to have a dual monitor func... Read more

Answer:dual monitor issue - getting the 2nd to work

Quote from: Karroog on April 10, 2009, 06:38:17 AMHey all, general question about setting up dual monitors.  I bet its been asked before but my situation is a bit different because the computer is a tad old.The computer in question was just running video from the motherboard, always worked of course.  Its a workstation, so it never really needed anymore then one screen.  With the introduction of new software, the employee who uses the computer has had considerable loss of productivity because the computer couldn't handle the extra software running.  We put in another memory stick and all was well.  However, inefficiencies still ran rampant because the screen was too small for him to handle so many programs.  A solution that management agreed upon was to setup a 2nd monitor to split up his programs in a more organized fashion.I've setup dual monitors before, didn't think it was going to be a big deal.  The motherboard already had its onboard video, so I installed a Nvidia GeForce3 Ti 200 (Yes, this is a very old computer but it runs awesome).  I plugged one monitor into the motherboard and another in the newly installed video card.  Installed the drivers and updated, seemed everything was going well.  After restarting the computer, this is windows XP, I turned on both monitors and it seemed to only be working on the one plugged into the geForce card.  After some investigation there seemed to be no option in ... Read more

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I have a new HP ProDesk 400 G3 that I am trying to set up dual monitors on. I thought that it would be possible because the computer has both VGA and DisplayPort ports. The problem is that the DisplayPort connection does not seem to want to work at all. The two monitors I currently have have both VGA and DVI-D options. I am currently using this DisplayPort to DVI adapter: http://www.amazon.com/C2G-Cables-To-54321-DisplayPort/dp/B00J9CLWP2 I have tried updating the driver for the installed Intel HD Graphics 530 display adapter, and I have tried powering off the computer and powering it back on with only the DisplayPort cable plugged in. I have switched cables between the two monitors. I have a feeling it might be the adapter, but I was hoping someone here might have more insight.

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My company has users with dual monitors using the VGA port and the Display Port on the Lenovo M73 Tiny  They would like to use the 1280 x 768 screen resolution on both screens.  However even with the latest display drivers, they can only get one monitor to have that option.  The other monitor does not have that as an option.  What is shown is 1280 x 720 and the next option is 1280 x 960  There is no 1280 x 768 option.  Both monitors can have up to 1920 x 1080 however we have older people using the the lower resolution option.  I can not find a fix for this anywhere.  I've installed the (Intel Driver and Support assistant installer)  That updated the driver but did not fix the problem.  The (Windows7vista_64_152258) Display did not even install because of an error saying it is not for this operating system.   We've hash out this problem with a make-shift workstation attempting to solve this issue with no luck.  If you know of a resolution that we have not tried, we will use it on our make-shift workstation.  Thanks 

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So I have a monitor & a TV hooked up. works great. only one problem. I'm watching something (TV show) online on one screen with it in full screen mode. then as soon as I start trying to type or anything on the other screen it takes the first back to "restore down size". How can I get the 1st screen to stay on full screen while working on the other screen. Any ideas would be helpful. :confused

Thanks
KlingonDragon
 

Answer:tv/monitor (dual display issue)

Some more details will probably be helpful in getting an answer. Your OS? Your video card? What type of connections (DVI, VGA, etc.) are being used for the TV and monitor?
 

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I'm having a bit of a problem running 2 monitors. My monitors are

Acer AL2002W (20")
Dynex DX-LCD42HD-09 (42") HDTV

My video card is ATI Radeon HD 4350 512MB

Out of the PC I'm running DVI-DVI to the Acer and then I am running HDMI to the Dynex via a cat5 to HDMI extender.

My problem is I want both monitors to display the complete desktop as if each were primary display. For some reason no matter what I set the resolution to on the Dynex the taskbar and a bit of the desktop all the way around the screen is cut off. I guess you could say it's as if the first row of icons are cut off as well as the start bar.

I had this working before fine, but I just switched PC's and got this vid card 2 days ago and cannot remember what I did.
 

Answer:Solved: Dual Monitor Issue

For anyone interested a friend managed to help me get this issue straightened out. Turned out to be a overscan issue. All I had to do was adjust the overscan/underscan setting in the ATI Catalyst Control Center. Options were 15%-0%. It was set to 0 and I changed it to about 5% and all is great.
 

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So I got a new video card, GeForce 210 DDR2 512 mb PCIs 2.0, to allow my computer to have two monitors since it's easier for my designing, but now my sound doesnt' work at all. On my built in AV card my monitor plug and sound plug do not respond at all, like they're not even there. I had to plug both monitors into the same card for it to work. I took my speakers to my mom's computer and determined they still worked and tried hers, which I knew worked on mine, but they still didn't work. When I went into the sound control panel it didn't even recongnize that there was a sound device attached.

Other system specs. HP pavalion a133on with an AMD 64 athalon processor, Windows XP, use IE 8.0.6001.18702IC and Firefox 3.6.3
 

Answer:Dual monitor sound issue

Are there any sound settings in the Nvidia control panel? Are you running the latest video drivers from the Nvidia support website? Do you see any yellow exclamation marks in the Device Manager? If so, you may have what's called a IRQ (Interrupt Request) conflict
 

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Hello, I have a T500 with the ATI HD 3650 graphics.  I have two monitors: 1.  Lenovo L192 Wide (main monitor)  Plug is VGA2.  IBM L170P  Extended second monitor.  Plug is DVI I also plug my laptop into the advanced docking station and both monitor connections are plugged into the station. When my laptop boots the following happens.  it trys to display on the IBM L170P then the Lenovo L192 then they both go blank then the L192 works and then the L170P works too.  During this time all my icons move to the left side of the screen since it's trying to do something with the resolution settings. Can someone help me fix this?  I keep all my icons in certain places and have to move them around everytime I boot my laptop. Thanks -Nick

Answer:Dual Monitor issue with T500

Nick, Try this:- Go to BIOS setup when you start the computer (press F1 when the Lenovo logo comes up) - Select <Config> press enter- Select <Display> press enter- Set primary device as PCI Express- Set boot display device as either "Analog" or "DVI" - this depends on whether you also use the computer separately.  If you set it this way and you use the laptop away from your other monitors, you won't see it boot. These instructions are based on my older T60P, but should be similar (My T500 is not here with me).  I think if the BIOS is set up to match your monitors, then windows will default to that.    You didn't mention if you use Vista or XP.  I find that Vista handles monitors much better, for what it's worth. One last thought -  you might also try disabling the Thinkpad LCD altogether.  If you set BIOS to boot using the external displays, then go into Windows Device Manager and disable the LCD display, that will force windows to start up with the external monitors, and it should remember the resolution settings and not have to detect them every time. Hope this helps! Don Mannino  

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I'm not able to setup a dual monitor display with a tv

the way I have it setup:
the monitor is connected to the geforce via dvi cable
the TV=samsung is connected to the geforce via hdmi

I use the nvidia control panel, it recognizes the samsung, I enable it, hit apply, the samsung reads no signal
I take out the dvi cable, leave only the hdmi to tv connected, power comp on it boots up just fine, im able to get a display. I connect the monitor, the screen goes black on the tv, the monitor reads no signal.

I tested with two different hdmi cords both does not work. the hdmi cords I tested works on different devices (xbox,ps3)
I rolled back the device driver update for the graphic card same issue occurs, tv reads no signal with both hdmi and dvi connected

os: win- vista home premium
cpu amd athlon 64 x2 6400
mobo: Gigabyte m57sli-s4
memory : a data technology 333mhz 2gb
video: geforce gts 450 1gb driver version 8.17.12.7533
monitor: acer al2016w 20"
tv: samsung led lcd 40"
psu: 750W

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Hey everybody, i'm looking to you guys as my savior =)

I work at a construction office and we use a product called a digitizer. It's like a big wacom tablet with a mouse. It's used to make precise measurements on blueprints so we can bid different jobs with a perfect price. We just recently upgraded to a dual monitor system, the second monitor being a 32" lcd tv. The software that we have always used with our digitizer works in excel as an add-in. So now, I open up excel and my program..and i maximize it on my 'left' monitor, the tv. but now that the wacom tablet mouse uses "two" monitors, whenever I move the mouse to the right side of the tablet and click (to make a measurement) the mouse winds up being on the right monitor....and clicking clicks out of excel onto the desktop, so it doesn't accept the measurement. Does this make sense?

is there a way to maximize my excel spreadsheet across both monitors..or is this just not going to happen? And if not true, in vista, or with third party software, is there a way to make one "mouse" only work on one monitor instead of both? This way the right side of the wacom doesn't cause the mouse to travel to the second monitor?

Thanks a lot guys. It is a tough situation to explain, i'm sure it's harder to understand.

Answer:dual monitor maximize issue

Yes, but not natively - you'll probably want to look at software made specifically for dual monitors.

The one that I am using is called Realtime Soft UltraMon - one of the key features that I use extensively is UltraMon Features - Window management - notice that the context menu has an item for maximize to Desktop? It will maximize your apps to both screens.

In addition, it can add buttons to windows to allow the same, and you can select apps not to add this to, and there are *loads* of other features.

This beta version was developed for compatibility with Vista and features and bug fixes, but the investment is well worth the money.

Your graphics card driver software may have an additional component that may allow for this type of thing as well - as I do not use the nVidia multiple monitor support from their driver, I am not sure, but it is possible.

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i have my pc setup so I can see it on my monitor or tv via hdmi. When I installed the catalyst drivers, i went into control panel, display, change display settings, it only lists my tv. What do I need to do so i see both listed. It's an ATI card. The card is a Sapphire radeon hd5450.

thx
 

Answer:Solved: Dual monitor issue

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Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad T430
Docking station: Thinkpad mini dock series 3
Monitors: 2 Flat Panel Monitors 1980FP
VGA and DVI connecting

I have the same setup at home that I have at work. Just different monitors. Same docking station and transport my laptop from work to home. At work I can plug my laptop into the docking station, close the laptop and my display comes up on my monitors. At home if I close my laptop it shows nothing on either monitor. If I leave it open, it shows on the laptop screen and the monitor that is hooked up by VGA. If I go into Display and Screen Resolution, it is detecting my 3rd monitor, however no matter how many ways I try to extend it, copy it, etc the 3rd monitor still will not show up.

I want to have it like I do at work where I can close my laptop and show up on both monitors.. Please someone help me?? I've switched out the chords to each monitor to see if that helped, but still only able to connect to the VGA screen, could this indicate that it's the DVI that is the issue?

I've even tried using a docking station from work to see if my docking station was the issue and it's the same thing.

thank you in advance
 

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Hi everybody,

First off, this is my first post around here, so hello, my name's Chris, I live in Ontario and I use a computer.

Anyways, a few weeks about I spent around $2100 building a new computer, and everything has been going smoothly. One of the more expensive components of this new computer was the video card, the EVGA GeForce GTX 570. Up until today, I've had no issues with it. However, today I went out and bought a second monitor, knowing that my video card would be capable of handling it. While the dual monitor function works almost flawlessly, there seems to be some sort of boundary issue. For example, when I move my mouse from the bottom left corner of the right monitor over to the left monitor, the mouse ends up about 3 1/2" from the bottom of the left screen. Similarly, when I move the mouse from the top right of the left monitor to the right monitor, the mouse appears around 3 1/2" from the top of the right screen. When I try to reverse these scenarios (e.g move the mouse from the top left of the right monitor to the left monitor) it stops at the left side of the right monitor as though the left monitor wasn't connected.

So, hoping that you've managed to navigate through my labyrinth of 'right's and 'left's, I was wondering if any of you Windows 7 Professionals might be able to lend me a hand in perfecting my dual monitor setup.
Thanks for reading,
Chris

Answer:Dual Monitor Boundary Issue

Hi Chris - welcome to SevenForums.

First off, can we start by collecting some information about your system? Please use this tutorial and the tool therein to collect information about your hardware:

System Info - See Your System Specs

If you click on the grey link titled "My System Specs" on the bottom left-hand corner of my reply here, you will see the sort of information that is collected.

Once we have that, it will make it easier to help solve this issue.

Regards,
Golden

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Hi all,
I have a PC with an ATI Radeo HD 2400 XT video card installed. Until yesterday dual monitors were working. Now, only one monitor works. In device manager the displayed name is shown once whereas before it was shown twice. I have updated drivers and it did work again when I re-installed them until I rebooted. Then only one again.
I am running XP Pro and have no idea where to go next. I did try another card but had the same issue. All other hardware was replaced for testing purposes (cables, monitors etc).

Does anyone have any ideas?
This is the 3rd time I have seen this happen and haven't been able to fix it.

Many Thanks to all
Hoodathunkut
 

Answer:Solved: Dual monitor issue

Though, you have a video card installed, does your computer have a presentation manager application or similar application? In addition, it is not about press Fn + F5 or F7 depending on your manufacturing company, it differs to display both screens.
 

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My company has users with dual monitors using the VGA port and the Display Port on the Lenovo M73 Tiny  They would like to use the 1280 x 768 screen resolution on both screens.  However even with the latest display drivers, they can only get one monitor to have that option.  The other monitor does not have that as an option.  What is shown is 1280 x 720 and the next option is 1280 x 960  There is no 1280 x 768 option.  Both monitors can have up to 1920 x 1080 however we have older people using the the lower resolution option.  I can not find a fix for this anywhere.  I've installed the (Intel Driver and Support assistant installer)  That updated the driver but did not fix the problem.  The (Windows7vista_64_152258) Display did not even install because of an error saying it is not for this operating system.   We've hash out this problem with a make-shift workstation attempting to solve this issue with no luck.  If you know of a resolution that we have not tried, we will use it on our make-shift workstation.  Thanks 

Answer:M73 Dual Monitor on low resolution issue.

Hello. I would suggest you to run the monitors in 1080p but use the Windows built-in scaling feature. Or if you really need to use you could use software to set a custom resolution.  





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I have a PC with two monitors at work, one connected to mother board and other to graphics card. In dual monitor setup this has worked fine. Recently had to change OS from win xp to win 7. Due to network security which can't be changed, the PC locks out after a while not being used. When logging back in, one of the monitors fails to come back to life again, generally a the dell monitor.. Try turning it on/off but power light remains on. It appears totally frozen. Only way to reset is to pull power lead out of monitor, leaving for a few seconds until power light fades to off. Plug back in and it all works again fine, well until it next auto locks. Any ideas?

Answer:Dual screen monitor issue after going to win 7

Forgot to mention, this is not just happening on my desk PC, it is on several different PC in office, which are all built the same and operating on same network.

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Wasn't sure what the appropriate category was for this post. Please feel free to move it if I have entered this into the wrong category.

I have 2 laptops and one separate monitor. I have an IOGEAR KVM to swap between the two with the separate monitor plugged into the KVM. This separate monitor completes a dual display setup for each of the two laptops. When I toggle between the two laptops, the separate monitor is correctly identified as the second monitor in each configuration.

Here is my issue...when I toggle from laptop 1 (Dell XPS with Windows 7) to laptop 2 (IBM Lenovo T400 with XP Pro), laptop 1 recognizes that all of the windows on the second monitor should stay on the second monitor even though the second monitor is now being used for laptop 2. When I toggle back from laptop 2 to laptop 1, laptop 2 no longer recognizes the the second monitor and kicks all of the second monitor windows to the display of laptop 2. Obviously, laptop 2 believes it is a single monitor setup when the KVM is directed to laptop 1...but the curious thing is that I am using UltraMon on both systems to manage the dual display configuration and the options and settings are the same on both.

Why would one system decide it is suddenly a single display setup when the KVM is pointed to the other laptop, but the other one not behave that way?? Is there perhaps an XP specific or Lenovo setting I need to check somewhere??
 

Answer:Dual-monitor issue with Iogear KVM

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I currently have 2 monitors (on an Asus and the other an Acer) they are both 22in monitors and have 1920x1080 display. I have been attempting to use a dual monitor sized background image but my Acer monitor isnt displaying the image as full screen like it should. The image I am using for my background is 3840x1080 so I would think it would be full screen on both monitors. I tried manually adjust the display of the monitor vertically via the monitor's internal menu but the option to move it is not selectable and acer tech-support was unable to pin-point the problem. I have attached a picture so you can see exactly what I see. (Its the left side monitor that is the issue) (Note** The black bars that are in the picture [on the bottom on the right side and on the top on left] I dont actually see on my monitors. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Dual monitor display issue

It only took me posting this message to finally figure out what I had done. In my Nvidea control center under "Set up Multiple displays" the two screen were not aligned perfectly resulting in my mess of a desktop. Figured it would take me admitting defeat and going to posting my own thread to finally figure out what I had done myself.

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I have two LCD monitors running off a GTX 260 (with 185.85 drivers) and can successfully run them both on XP and Vista (recently installed Win7 for triple booting).

I had the same issue when I tried the Windows 7 beta although I was able to resove it with some means I cannot remember and have not been able to find.

Both monitors appear in the Windows and nVidia control panels as functioning normally but there is no signal going to the second monitor. I know the physical connection is solid as the monitor knows when it's unplugged and it works in other Windows OSes. Does anyone know what the problem might be?
 

Answer:Dual Monitor Issue on Windows 7 RC x64

Video Drivers most likely.
 

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I previously had dual monitors and one of them burned out. I am trying to replace that monitor with one we had sitting around in the office not being used. I connected it and triple checked that everything is plugged in right, but the computer is not detecting it. I have gone through all the display devices to update drivers but, again, the monitor is not being detected. I have also tried to follow the steps here but in the setting tab I dont have the drop down menu to select multiple monitors. It's as if the monitor is not plugged in to the computer at all. The monitor has power and currently displays "Dell 2: Digital Input Self Test Feature Check; Red Green Blue White"

Do I have to install monitor software or something?

Thanks for the help!

-Jeremy

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I have an HP (compacq ns6000 ) laptop. I need to have dual monitor capabiltiy. (not clone). What do I need to do or look for to get such ??? Do I need a special card ? If so,, what do I ask for. It already has a place to plug in a monitor in the back but it only clones the laptop screen. In the display settings,, there are no choices for anything.

I have only questions--- no answers .
 

Answer:Solved: dual monitor issue

UNWOUND, This should get you started, if you have questions or problems just let us know
http://www.google.com/search?q=dual...s=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
and this one since you didn't provide your operating system
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=v0S&q=dual+monitor+setup&btnG=Search
 

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I have a brand new M700 running Win 10 Pro. i am running dual monitors - a brand new Asus on the DisplayPort which is working fine. any monitor attached to the VGA woks but has faint colors. i have tried two new monitors and one old with the same results. Monitors work fine on the DP but not on the VGA. Tried new cables BIOS tweak etc. and nothing works. Lenovo Tech was out here and replaced the mother board but the problem still did not go away. 

Answer:M700 Dual Monitor Issue

This appears to be a desktop (ThinkCenter) system and not a ThinkStation.  So this is posted in the wrong forum.
 
That being said, I'd probably ask if you have any dongles/converters/interposers in between the VGA port and the display being driven off that port.  If they've swapped the motherboard on the system, then I would tend to think the issue lies somewhere after the VGA port (i.e. display, cable, or dongles).  Though it does sound like you've checked different displays and cables to attempt to rule that out.  If there's an in-line converter being used that wasn't changed out, that could be the issue.  Just a guess though.

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