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Dual monitor problems. Want same image ob both monitors!

Question: Dual monitor problems. Want same image ob both monitors!

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

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Hey all!

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

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Another question for the experienced!I'm running dual monitors XP ProHow do I span my desktop backgroud across both monitors?

Answer:Spanning 1 image across dual monitors

http://forums.macnn.com/archive/index.php/t-171236.htmlMate these might help you

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Hey

Using DVI I hooked up my computer and my monitor to my computer at the same time. The TV works fine, but now the computer won't recognize my monitor as a second display in Display Properties. Is there any way to display DVI and my regular monitor at the same time?

Answer:Using TV and LCD monitor as dual monitors??

What's the brand and model of the computer and of the video card ? Make sure you have installed the latest drivers for your card. Refer to the video card's manual (get it from the manufacturer's website).

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Hi guys ok so I have two screens set up one of them is my usual display.
A acer x223HQ PC monitor the other is a Samsung TV

There are both connected into the graphics card and not the motherboard. but yet screen two is black.

The rez for both screens are set too 1440x900 the monitor can go to 1920 but as the TV can not I lower them both to what the TV can.

The one thing that is bugging me is that the TV refresh rate is set to 75hz while the monitor is set to 60, when ever I try and lower the TV hz too 60 to match the monitor is flicks then sets itself back to 75hz. (doing this in nvidia;s control panel.

I will fill out my full specs in a few min, then i will go get my laptop to see if it is the TV that is messing with the rig

I have just noticed that the 2nd monitor has now changed from its amber light to a blue one. but is still black.

Thanks for any help!

Answer:Dual Monitors, Monitor two black

Try changing the montiors refresh rate to 75htz and see what you get.

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Windows XP, My computer was running with dual monitors and I reloaded XP. Now the monitors are operating very weirdly. Right click the screen and select Properties then Settings. When I select Identify, both monitors are identified as 1. Both 1 and 2 are shown in the window, but both identify as one.

When I open Word and do a find, the find window pops up and cannot be seen. It appears as though its on a third monitor. The main screen is on the left. The cursor will move to the right to the other screen, and will move to the left off the screen and dissapear.

I pulled the second monitor card and am back to one monitor, but my Power Desk (Explorer replacement) launches off the screen and I cannot see it at all.

Does anyone know what to do?

Answer:dual monitors, virtual third monitor, maybe

first, i'd try uninstalling all video cards and related software. pnp will prolly install after restarting. if not, reinstall the drivers. hopefully, it won't save the previous settings. you may want to try this in safe mode; some unseen drivers like to show in this mode. alsom there maybe a checkbox in device manager for show all drivers. Is this the same thing? i dunno.

didn't work? try configuring the video card software to use only one monitor. start the programs. then reconfigure for multi display.

what make and model video cards?

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Dual monitors 1st monitor flashes on and off
the 2nd monitor works fine never flashes.
I have a Dell XPS 400, Windows7, Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS
The 1st monitor is a Dell E228WFP that has a DVI-D Dual Link connector.
With a DVI-D Single Link cable into the
Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS connector DVI-I dual Link
The 2nd monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster 923NW connector VGA
With a VGA cable into the
VGA connector on the Nvidia GeForce 8400 GS
While I was searching the forum for an answer the 1st monitor flash a lot.
While i was posting this thread it didn't flash at all.
Question #2 how do I setup the monitors to display across both monitors as one display for gaming?
 

Answer:Dual monitors 1st monitor flashes

Try a different DVI cable.

You can't. Most games will default and only play on the primary monitor.
 

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Right now I am using dual monitors with help from my 9800 pro. There are some applications which always open on my primary monitor no matter how much I drag them to ther other display. Some programs seem to remember which monitor I have it on and open accordingly. Is there some way I can designate which apps to open on what monitor? Is there a program I could download to use this?
 

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Looking for the best monitors - dual monitor setup - for my computer. Minimum monitor size is 27". Using primarily for CADD. Considering using a docking station, but doesn't appear necessary as this computer has multiple display ports. For: HP ZBook 17 G2, i7-4710MQ Quad Processor with Nvidia Quadro Graphics, 32 GB RAM, 1TB HDD

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Hi.
So I have my laptop connected to a second monitor, and whenever I maximize a window on the second monitor, the outer border of it overlaps onto the laptop's screen. I can't explain a possible cause, I'm gonna include some pictures to make it easier to understand.
It's not that big of a problem, just an aesthetic thing...
As you can probably see, there is a small white border on the left edge, which is from a maximized window on the second monitor. Any ideas on how to solve it?

Thanks

Answer:Dual Monitor Overlap Issue between Monitors

Can you mouse to the white boarder and resize the window so it doesn't overlap?

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Hello,

I'm trying to help a colleague setup dual monitors on her laptop. She wants to stop using the laptop monitor and let her desktop project onto a separate monitor, and in addition have a second monitor for the next screen.

Her laptop is plugged into a docking station with several video ports. Both external monitors are plugged in.

When I go into her display settings, I find that both external monitors are detected but only one seems to be enabled for projecting onto:

I need to know how to disable her main monitor (the one on the laptop) and enable both external monitors, one for projecting her desktop onto and the other for projecting a second screen.

Here's her computer details:
 

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I don't know if I'm doing something wrong, but I have a wallpaper that is 3200x1200 resolution, and my two monitors are 1600x1200 each. The wallpaper will only mirror on both screens instead of half being on one screen and half being on the other... How can I get this to work properly?

Answer:Can't get dual monitor wallpaper to span both monitors

Nevermind - the wallpaper I downloaded was a smaller version of the one I thought I was getting, so it was actually *not* the full resolution. I got the larger one, and now its working.

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well i was having trouble with my mouse as if it was on another screen and this had happened to me once before when i reinstalled xp after my computer got messed up so i was screwing with the display dual moitor settings and me being the complete fool that i am i selected the 2 monitor and put it as my primary well now i can not go back and change it if any one of you can tell me how to change it i would be very pleased
some specs that might help are these i am on a dell xps 400 running ops xp media
 

Answer:Solved: i am having a dual monitor with out two monitors problem

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I've set up dual monitors so that all desktop icons are on Monitor 2. I like all downloads to go to the desktop, but they appear on Monitor 1.
Is there any way to cause the download icons to appear only on Monitor 2?

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I think this is the right place to ask this.

I have two monitors connected to the ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card (it has two DVI connections). With both monitors on everything works fine. Windows remembers which apps I have open on which monitor and so on.

However, sometimes I turn on only one (the primary) monitor. In this case Windows somehow still thinks that both monitors are there, so the apps which would open on the second monitor still do so, i.e. I can't see them when I start them, and the mouse goes easily beyond the active monitor.

Now, the second monitor is completely off - it has a real power switch. But it's possible that it still has some voltage through the connector so that Windows - or the graphic card - detects its presence. I have not tried to unplug it but maybe I should do that as well.

So finally my question - is it possible to make Windows aware that the second monitor is not in use and only extend the desktop when the second monitor is on and do that without restart/log off?

Thanks for any suggestion.

Answer:Dual monitors, secondary monitor on/off intermittently

If it's plugged in when you boot, Windows will assume it's in use and available...

No known Windoze workaround... connect multiple monitors, Windoze will 'think' they're all turned on and working - however you might find some third party software (like Ultramon for example) might be able to correct the problem...

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Hello,I have a teacher that would like to show a video, and work on grades at the same time using a single monitor. I thought I could just go in, and extend the screen, and all would be good. I don't see an option for extending the screen. The machine we are using is an HP5800 desktop, running Windows 7, and I have an Nvidia 8 bit add on graphics card. I tried to plug the monitor into the add on video card, and plug the projector into the onboard video card, however that didn't work. So I took the graphics card back out, and plugged the monitor in with a splitter, and then hooked the projector up. That didn't work out either. Any suggestions to make this work would be awesome!! The machine is only a 1gb ram, and 40gb hard drive. I think we are asking it to do the impossible!!Thank you in advance.

Answer:Would like a single monitor, to behave like dual monitors us...

fivelitregirl Sorry, but you misunderstand how the video in your PC is designed to work. Your PC has something known as Switchable Graphics, and that requires two video chipsets.When doing routine desktop stuff, the PC uses one of the graphics chips, but when more demanding work is done, like watching videos or playing video-intensive games, the PC automatically switches over to the other video chip. So, it only uses ONE video chip at a time, and switches between them. So basically, there is no way to utilize both video chips at the same time.

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Hi

I have a strange problem, certain programs always open on the 2nd monitor which i dont always have switched on. For example I double click the program to run and it always opens on the 2nd monitor even if I drag it to my main monitor it always defaults back to monitor 2. Also why when I run programs in full screen (games mainly) when I exit out the folders that were open are a difeerent size to what I set them at before running the game sometimes even the folder will move to the 2nd monitor upon exit. Any ideas?

Thanks

Answer:Dual Monitors: Folders Appear On Wrong Monitor

This is not an unusual problem, and seemingly random as well. Something I have done that usually works for me. Move the folder to the primary monitor, and close it there. Sometimes that is enough, but sometimes I have to do this:

Disable the 2nd monitor (set multiple displays to show desktop only on 1 in screen resolution). Now open and close the folder a few times on the primary monitor. You can then reenable the 2nd monitor, and see if the folder has "learned" the proper monitor.

Sometimes I've repeated this several times before it will stick. And on occasion, it just doesn't work. Good luck. A Guy

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Hi all

I have an older (aka ancient...8 yr old) system with a Gigabyte EP43-DS3 mobo. I have a dual monitor set up for video editing - my main is a 23" Samsung connected via DVI cable to DVI port, the second a 20" Acer connected via blue VGA Dsub cable to VGA Dsub port.

This is the same setup I have had for a number of years without any problems.

I recently upgraded my video card to a nVidia GT 740 which has 2 DVI ports, a D-sub VGA port and an HDMI port. I had been having some problems with the older card (GT 520) - driver crashes, colour shifts etc.

After installing the new card then the drivers from the CD and then updating them from the net I started having problems:

1) when booting, the splash & post etc screen comes up on my Acer (second) monitor, then when Windows has started it switches to the log in screen on my Samsung (main) monitor.
2) when I go into Windows colour management via Control Panel it identifies my second monitor as number one, when I go into nVidia control panel or Windows "change resolution" panel both read the Samsung as number one monitor

There seems to be some confusion in the system as to which is the number one monitor.

Would this be a BIOS issue? is the BIOS using the VGA connection as the main until Windows opens then uses the preferences I have set for monitor ID? Can this be rectified within the BIOS settings?

I don't have another DVI cable at the moment and don't want to spend the $$$ if I... Read more

Answer:dual monitor -OS boot split over 2 monitors

The Video card by default, considers the Right DVI port as you look at the back of the computer, to be the Main DVI port and the one to the Left to be the Secondary.
You can assign which monitor you want to be the main monitor in the nVidia Control Panel, and you can drag the icon around to move it to the position you want it to be. But if the Bios only sees your secondary monitor then switch port of the monitor.

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I have an additional monitor running off of my laptop. I have extended the desktop to the other monitor, but the start menu remains solely on my laptop lcd...so, all of the programs that are open stay on that lcd too, regardless if I move them to the 2nd monitor. Is there a way to extend my start bar too, so taht the programs running on that monitor rest in the start bar on that monitor?
 

Answer:Dual monitors, extending start bar to 2nd monitor...how?

for starters, both monitors need to be the same resolution. if you have an nvidia based vid card on the laptop, the drivers have nView which has the option for a horizontal span, which is probably what you want
 

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I just bought a Samsung 4K monitor and would like to up scale the display so I can see it. I also have an HP 1920x1200 monitor. The problem is that when I scale the dpi it affects both monitors, which is not at all satisfactory on the HP. So far the best solution I've found is to set the 4K to 2560x1440, but that seems like a waste to me. Is there anyway to set different dpi for each monitor.

Another solution I thought of was to use the HP as my primary monitor. The problem with this is that the steam games I play don't seem to allow running on monitor 2.

Thanks for any thoughts.

Answer:Scaling monitor display with dual monitors

You get use to it. Scaling the DPI can also effect some applications that use Windows DPI settings so be careful. When you push it beyond 120% some application menus will be offset. (The actual menu will remain in the same place but the area in which you click would of shifted). This will also happen in some games that use Windows DPI settings and not their own. The game itself looks fine until you attempt to use the menu system. I know of two games that are affected by Windows DPI, EVE Online and Mass Effect.

Firefox has a scale feature that you can use by pressing and holding Ctrl + MouseScroll.

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I have 2 27" Samsung Syncmaster s27b550 monitors which are connected to my Nvidia Geforce GTX650 TI via HDMI and VGA. both screens have speakers. i also have an inbuilt sound card on my Motherboard.

Sound comes out of my Graphics accelerator through the HDMI Cable to the monitor on my left and if i plug a 3.5mm stereo cable from my on board sound card to the audio in jack on my 2nd monitor i don't get anything.

what i am trying to achieve is to setup up the monitor on my left as the left channel and the monitor on my right as the right channel so it balances the sound between the two monitors. Can i blend the two sound outputs like they are 1 and use each output as a single channel.

Answer:i have a dual monitor display and want sound from both monitors

I don't think you can do what you want, with the setup you have. First, Windows only allows one "default" audio playback device and with HDMI it defaults to the HDMI audio. Thus the PC audio (speakers) do not work.

I don't know if an external device would split the HDMI audio so you could do what you want. That looks like the option if something like that is available.

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Hello: I purchased a ZBook 15 G2 Mobile Workstation in February 2016 and noticed something I didn't expect with this computer.  When I play video on both screens the external screen is playing at 15fps.  I saw this with my older EliteBook but expected that it would be cured since the new one includes a video card.  I assumed that with a video card that both monitors could process video at the given frame rate. How do I make use of the video card or other setting to maximize the video playback quality (and other graphics) on the external monitor? Details: I have a ZBook 15 inch G2 Mobile Workstation with an NVIDIA Quadro K610M Graphics card, am running Windows 7, have 16 GB RAM and a 7200 RPM hard drive.  I am using a VGA (XVGA) output.  I believe there is also a thunderbolt 2 output. I am using a software called TrialDirector that utilizes Windows Media Player.  The video is playing on both screens, but the screens are set in Extended Screen mode.  The software mirrors the video onto both screens. There must be a way to set the onboard screen to run from the onboard graphics and the external to run from the card. Thanks in advance.

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I have an e570 (Product number 20H5006UMX) and want to add 2 external screens and also use the internal one. There's no fancy 3d or gaming happening on this laptop, it's for Excel, Word, Outlook, Web etc. I did some research and heard that it's possible to do so using the Thunderbolt Dock, but the e570 does not support this dock. Is this possible using dockings like the Club 3D SenseVision USB 3.0 Dual Display Docking Station, or by using the Lenovo ThinkPad USB-C Dock (Product number 40A90090EU)?

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Is it possible to run on extended desktop two external monitors with the internal monitor off?

Answer:E530, Dual External Monitors ON, Internal Monitor OFF

Hello parag,
 
If you connect the external monitors, one to HDMI and the other to VGA then you should be able to run two external monitors.  If you go into the power settings and click "choose what to do when the lid is closed" you can make it where you can close the computer and turn off the internal monitor and the computer will continue to work.  This is one way of accomplishing this feat.  I am going to try and grab an E530 and do a couple of runs on how to get the internal monitor off without closing the ThinkPad.  I will post back after a little testing.
 
Hope this helps,
 
Alex





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I fear I won't describe my problem, but here goes:

I have two monitors, my laptop screen and a 2nd monitor. When I watch Foxtel, it displays on the external monitor, accessed via HDMI 1 port. My laptop feeds into the external monitor via the Display Port.

My problem occurs when access my laptop, and programs seem to remember where they last displayed, and try to display to a non selected display.

An example. I am watching Foxtel via HDMI on the external screen. At the same time I am using my laptop to access, say, email. I fire up Chrome and it tries to display on the external monitor that happens to be displaying Foxtel. I can ALT Tab and see that my browser is on the external monitors.

Is there a way, on my laptop, to tell it to display all output to my laptop screen?

Regards,
Doug

Answer:Dual Monitors - Win10 displays on Deselected Monitor

Press the Windows Logo key and the P key, then select PC screen only. Everything will show on the one monitor.
When you want dual display Press the Windows Logo key and the P key, then select Extend.

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When the system boots monitor 1 is displaying properly on the physical monitor 1 but when it gets to the login screen monitor 1 displays on the physical monitor 2. How do I fix this?

Answer:dual monitors - monitor1 is displaying on monitor 2 Win7Pro

Have you tried right clicking the deskopt and selecting screen resolution? You can choose which monitor displays which from there. you can also align them

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I have an e570 (Product number 20H5006UMX) and want to add 2 external screens and also use the internal one. There's no fancy 3d or gaming happening on this laptop, it's for Excel, Word, Outlook, Web etc.
 
I did some research and heard that it's possible to do so using the Thunderbolt Dock, but the e570 does not support this dock.
 
Is this possible using dockings like the Club 3D SenseVision USB 3.0 Dual Display Docking Station, or by using the Lenovo ThinkPad USB-C Dock (Product number 40A90090EU)?
 
 
Moderator comment: Subject edited for clarity. Model changed to match message body and machine type specified: 20H5.

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Interesting problem,

I have a AMD Radeon HD 6300 series adapter, running windows 7 x64. I have a dual monitor setup, the same monitor on each port an Acer S230hl. One port is an HDMI the other is a VGA. the issue i have is that when i have a worksheet open i can see the gridlines to the cells on the HDMI connected monitor, if i move the sheet over to the vga monitor the gridlines are so light i cannot make out the different cells. it looks like one clean sheet of white paper. i tried different contrast and brightness settings and no luck. anyone have some ideas, or maybe had the same problem and found a fix?

thank you.

The bear

Answer:Excel does not show gridlines on both monitors in a dual monitor setup

thebear, do you mind creating and uploading a screenshot?
Here is how-to.

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Would like to attached dual monitors to my 5570 and EXTEND.  5570 has one HDMI and one VGA.
Monitors have one VGA and one Display port.

Processor is Intel Core i7-6600U Processor Base, AMD Radeon R7 M360, 2GB Discrete Graphics
As simple as using VGA out to VGA monitor one  and HDMI > Display port converter to monitor two.
Close laptop lid?

Or even better, is there a device I can always keep both externals plugged into then when I arrive only have to plug ONE cable into the laptop?  
Thoughts? Thanks!

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My old monitor has problems turning on, I can leave it on for 30hrs before it decides to display a picture, or I can manipulate it by unplugging the DVI cable from the back, but sometimes even that takes a few tries. It's off warranty and for reference it's a Samsung SyncMaster 226BW.

So I bought a new monitor and I have it plugged in using HDMI, but a problem I get is that when both monitors are plugged in the HDMI has no display until it gets to Windows, so I cannot see the boot process of my PC, because my old monitor as explained above has problems turning on.

Was a hindrance today when I was tinkering with my SSD and had to go to BIOS, and frankly I'd like to be able to see in case anything goes wrong, like a BSOD or Windows update etc.

So how do I get my HDMI monitor to give me a picture when the other monitor is plugged in. My new monitor is another Samsung, SyncMaster SA350.

Answer:Dual Monitors, HDMI monitor doesn't display BIOS

Short of something like this,

Newegg.com - BYTECC DVI-HM DVI Male to HDMI Female Cable Adaptor

not much as that is a function of the video card and nothing to do with Windows. The only way would be to try and edit the video card's bios so that the HDMI port is made to be the primary port when powering on.

Failing that if the old monitor is that bad, why use it? If the new is the only thing connected then it should display the bios screen when booting up.

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

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

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

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

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

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I am having a rather large issue with Windows 10. For some reason when I plug in my HDMI for my 2nd monitor all of the icons and the taskbar immediately shift to that monitor. This is because I have it set as the "primary" monitor, but I want the taskbar and icons to stay where they were originally on my laptop screen even when I plug in the secondary monitor, can anyone offer any advice on how to fix this issue?

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Running Win10 AU x64 with dual monitors connected to an nVidia Quadro K2200 video card running the latest 369.09 nVidia driver. My desktop extends across the two monitors and I'm using the standard Windows 10 blank screen save after 10 minutes of inactivity. Both monitors blank ok - the problem is that when I use the mouse or keyboard to bring the monitors out of screen save, all the applications that had their windows open on the RH monitor when screen save activated have been moved to the LH (primary) monitor, and I have to shift them back to the RH monitor.

This doesn't happen every single time, but it happens about two thirds of the time. Any suggestions on what to look for or how to remedy the problem?

The LH monitor is an Eizo EV3237 connected via displayport and the RH monitor a Dell U3011 connected via DVI.

Answer:Screen save w/dual monitors: apps all move to LH monitor on resume

Nick, this has been a topic of discussion on several threads here. What seems to work for some people does not work for others. I run 3 monitors and really do not have a problem with them moving. What I do is right click the desktop and select view, then uncheck 'Align Icons to Grid'. I then arrange the icons where I want them. Then I go back and check the 'Align icons to grid'. that works well for me, but not for others. It will change like yours occasionally, but that is always when I have a program lock up or have to do a hard shutdown, which is very rare for me.

I know I have see third party software mentioned to resolve this problem. I have never used third party software for that, so can't tell you anything about them.

Here are a couple of the other threads dealing with icon alignent if you would like to try some other options.
desktop icons alignment - Windows 10 Forums

Solved Windows 10: Folder View Settings and Desktop Icon Positions Not Saving - Windows 10 Forums

Desktop icons keep rearranging - Windows 10 Forums

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Running Win10 AU x64 with dual monitors connected to an nVidia Quadro K2200 video card running the latest 369.09 nVidia driver. My desktop extends across the two monitors and I'm using the standard Windows 10 blank screen save after 10 minutes of inactivity. Both monitors blank ok - the problem is that when I use the mouse or keyboard to bring the monitors out of screen save, all the applications that had their windows open on the RH monitor when screen save activated have been moved to the LH (primary) monitor, and I have to shift them back to the RH monitor.

This doesn't happen every single time, but it happens about two thirds of the time. Any suggestions on what to look for or how to remedy the problem?

The LH monitor is an Eizo EV3237 connected via displayport and the RH monitor a Dell U3011 connected via DVI.

Answer:Screen save w/dual monitors: apps all move to LH monitor on resume

Nick, this has been a topic of discussion on several threads here. What seems to work for some people does not work for others. I run 3 monitors and really do not have a problem with them moving. What I do is right click the desktop and select view, then uncheck 'Align Icons to Grid'. I then arrange the icons where I want them. Then I go back and check the 'Align icons to grid'. that works well for me, but not for others. It will change like yours occasionally, but that is always when I have a program lock up or have to do a hard shutdown, which is very rare for me.

I know I have see third party software mentioned to resolve this problem. I have never used third party software for that, so can't tell you anything about them.

Here are a couple of the other threads dealing with icon alignent if you would like to try some other options.
desktop icons alignment - Windows 10 Forums

Solved Windows 10: Folder View Settings and Desktop Icon Positions Not Saving - Windows 10 Forums

Desktop icons keep rearranging - Windows 10 Forums

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I have a Dell laptop on a docking station running Windows 7. Everyday I place it on the docking station and use my 20 inch monitor. Is it possible to activate the dual monitor feature and use the 20 inch as the primary and use the open laptop as the secondary monitor? If so, what should my settings be?
 

Answer:How do I configure dual monitors with laptop on docking station and external monitor?

The value of 'Multiple displays' (see attachment) should be 'Extend these displays.' You may have to switch the positions of the two monitors (at the top of that window).
 

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

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Hi guys,

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

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

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

Anyway, thanks for any help.

-MrYodaylay

Answer:Problems With Using Dual Monitors.

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

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

Display - Change Main Display

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

Answer:Dual Monitors Problems

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

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

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

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

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

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

Would be awesome to get some help.

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

Would be lovely to get some help,

Answer:Problems with Dual Monitors

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:I'm having problems with dual monitors

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

Answer:Dual monitors problems

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

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

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

Would be awesome to get some help.

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

Would be lovely to get some help,

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

Hello Bodomi,

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

Problems with Dual Monitors

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

Answer:Problems with dual monitors in Vista...

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

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

THanks in advance!
Rich
 

Answer:Dual Monitors and Sound Problems

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

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

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

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

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


What iv tried:


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


Thanks for your help!



 

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I'm using windows 7 with Dual Monitors, Main Monitor(1) On the Right, Secondary(2) On the Left. The Secondary monitor is switched between HDMI, VGA (second computer), And Video Input, so it's not always used, and that's why the secondary is on the Left of the Primary monitor. Now the question. When I've got both monitors enabled, the mouse moves correctly from 1<-->2 back and forth as one would expect. but if I use a Large 2560 X 1024 background image, it appears as though the Left side of the Image is positioned on the Right Monitor & the Left Monitor gets the Right Side of the Image. How do I get the image to display correctly ? Using Windows 7 X64(AMD 64 X2 5600 & 4 Gig Memory)  with a NVidia GeForce 8600 GT Gfx Card (256 Meg)

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Hi,
I have a HP 3500 PC and have inherited a second monitor - both monitors only have VGA connections on them.
My PC has 1 VGA and 1 DVI-D onboard.
I have plugged in a DVI to VGA adapter but I get no display on the 2nd monitor, it says cable not detected.
According to a post on the HP forum the onboard DVI-D wont work with a DVI to VGA connector on the 3500.
click here I need to buy a graphics card, but don't want to fall into the same problem.
If I buy this one (cheap and cheerful I know, but its not used for any graphics intensive work) will it work with 1 monitor using the graphics card VGA and the other using the graphics card DVI with a DVI to VGA adapter (as its DVI-I)?
click here your replies.
So
Appreciate

Answer:Dual Monitor not displaying image

According to a post on the HP forum the onboard DVI-D wont work with a
DVI to VGA connector...

That's correct. DVI-D doesn't output an analogue signal so you'll never get a picture with a simple adapter.

If I buy this one (cheap and cheerful I know, but its not used for any
graphics intensive work) will it work with 1 monitor using the
graphics card VGA and the other using the graphics card DVI with a DVI
to VGA adapter (as its DVI-I)?

Yes it will. DVI-I is digital and analogue so a simple adapter will work.

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Hello,

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

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


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

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

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Hi There everyone!

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

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

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

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

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

Not sure but I think this is a driver issue.

Thank you for your help.
ranger72

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

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

MrNeeds

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

What happens differently during a restart vs a fresh start?

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

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

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

Does anyone have any ideas?
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks

Ben

Answer:Dual Monitors problems ater updating SiSandra and GPU drivers

Anyone?

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

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

Thanks so much, Tammy

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

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

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

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

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

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About 6 months ago i invested in a second video card to use with an old monitor and a new PC. After much trial and error i eventually got it all working.

A couple of days ago i re-installed windows however and therefore all my settings have been reset and am now havein problems, and if i remember rightly the same ones as before. But for the life of me i cant figure out how to solve them this time round. So any help would be appreciated.

Spec -

2x plug and play monitor (almost sure it has nothing to do with these so wont add details)

1x Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 (AGP) with fully updated drivers (from manufacturers website) (the monitor off this video card works fine)

1x ATI Radeon 7000 (PCI) fully updated drivers (without catylist command centre however due to some installation problems. I had these before when both monitors worked fine..just the drivers) - Problematic monitor

Bios - Dell Computer Corporation A12 (newly updated) (I heard somewhere that this may have an effect).

The Problem-
On my second monitor (Radeon 7000 (PCI) whenever i try to move a frame, scroll in IE etc the refresh rate is appaling. Entire lines get moved at a time.
The only time the refersh rate does not slow is when moving the mouse and scrolling through files in c drive as far as i can tell. If i switch my primary monitor to this one and stop the monitor 'extension' it still flickers. Ive checked my monitors by changing which card they use and as expected, th... Read more

Answer:Dual monitor problems- second monitor refresh times dreadful

Well, could be bad drivers... nvidia and ATI hate eachother, so I dunno why you got cards like that, could be a driver conflict from un-updated windows files, that is to say, uninstall drivers, update everything on windows, re-install newest drivers.
 

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Hi,we have multiple M93p tiny computers causing problems in dual monitor setup (VGA / Displayport->DVI). Our users (already >5)  keep telling us, they leave their workplace, return, then DVI attached monitor if off and they do not find a way to turn it on. This is true; the only workaround that has been found by our users is to bring Win7/32bit into standby mode and awaking it again.Needless to say, we turned all windows energy saving options off (computer standby/hibernate, monitor turn off). Still the problem appears.Maybe there is something wrong with DVI power/DVI signal?- Monitor independent, as far as I can see- Independent from Windows energy saving modes- BIOS updates did not help[todo]: Try Intel/(AMD?) drivers, let users test. I haven't seen exactly when the monitor turns off because it is reported by users. I had a testing machine, but was not able to reproduce. http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-M-and-Edge-Series-ThinkCentre/Dual-monitors-problem-VGA-and-Displaypor... is related. Anyone? Thx 

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Hello, I have read several different threads all over the internet regarding a resolution problem in Windows 7 that has to do with the resolution, refresh rate, etc. I have tried to force a "custom" resolution using nVidia's Control panel, but it doesn't seem to do anything to fix the issues.

I have 2x22" monitors, and while using Windows XP, there was never a problem such as this.

It seems as if the monitor that is labeled as "Monitor 2" cannot have a proper 16:9 resolution set, and it is making "Monitor 2" be blurry.

Monitor 1 is set to 1680x1050, which is correct and everything is clear as day, but the best I can do for monitor 2 is 1600x1024, and that just makes it blurry and difficult to read, which is an extremely bad strain on my eyes.

Any solution or tips that I can try would be great, I was hoping a new driver would solve my problem so I was waiting for one to come out, but since the newest one came out yesterday 11/26, and it's been over a month Windows 7 is out, I am losing hope, so now I must ask for help.

Thank you so much for any help!

Answer:Dual Monitors, Monitor 2 "Blurry" Incorrect Resolution

Hey.
1680 >>> 1600

and

1050 >>> 1024

is enough of a difference to makes things blurry? I don't think so. The difference is minute and practically indiscernable (less than 8%.)

You could try locating and installing the .inf for the 2nd monitor but 1600 might be the max resolution it can go.

You could also try making a custom res for the monitor.

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

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

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

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Hi,

I had a two monitor setup Samsung 2333SW(DVI) + Philips 19B(VGA) running without any problems. I have now replaced the old Phillips with a Samsung P2770H, connecting the P2770 to DVI and switching the 2333SW to VGA(Analogue).

Updated the drivers for both (rebooted) and when I look in Device Manager under Monitors it shows Samsung P2770 and Samsung 2333SW.

Problem is when I right click on the desktop and go to Screen Resolution it shows the two monitors as "Samsung Syncmaster" being the P2770 and "Phillips" being the S2333 and because the Phillips was a 4:3 monitor it only gives me crap resolutions for the 2333SW. (1280 and below)

My question is how do I remove the Phillips monitor from Windows 7 and have it pick up the Samsung 2333SW? I find it very odd seeign as Device manager shows the two samsung monitors and no Phillip monitor.

Much appreciate your help/advice.

Adriaan

System: Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, Asus P7P55D-E Intel P55 (Socket 1156) DDR3, Intel Core i5 650 3.2GHz, Corsair 4GB DDR3 1600MHz, MSI Nvidia GeForce 9500 1GB, Monitors: Samsung P2770H & Samsung 2333SW

Answer:Dual Monitor problems - replacing 2nd Monitor

Adriaan, welcome to the forums.

I would start with setting Device Manager to show hidden and non-present devices,

Device Manager : Hidden Devices

Then once that is done open Device Manager and under Monitors, delete any that are grayed out as well as the mis-named one (if it shows as such). Then reboot and let Windows detect and install the driver for it. that should get them detected properly.

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

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

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

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

Thanks! I really appreciate the help!

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

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

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

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

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

.....Gord
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi all, new to the forum. Running Windows 8.1, I just connected a second monitor. I can see both screens side by side and each do exactly the same thing. I tried to extend ( Windows Key + P ) but nothing happens. In fact nothing happens when you press any of the choices - second screen only, PC only etc ... When I go to screen resolution, I see that only one monitor is detected and when I try to identify and detect - again, nothing happens. What needs to happened here ? Could it be a driver issue ? Or maybe the splitter that I'm using ? I'm not so computer savvy so I am unsure what to do and all my research to try to resolve the issue thus far has not really helped. Thanks in advance !

Answer:Dual Monitor problems

You cannot do it that way. The same input split to 2 monitors will give you the same on each monitor.

You need two separate leads, one to each Monitor from two different Video Outputs from your PC/Graphics Card.

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Hi, guys.

I just got back from BestBuy with a DVI to VGA adapter so I can utilize the DVI port on my NVidia GeForce FX 5200 and have two monitors, but it hasn't been going so well so far. First, I try doing the obvious - plug in the adapter, plug in the VGA cable like I would on any other monitor, and then set up my dual monitors.

After I do this, my 1680 x 1024 LCD plugged into the VGA port displays the image just as it always has, but the other monitor is flashing "CHECK VIDEO CABLE"

After some Googling, I decide to try to shut it down, plug it all in, and then restart.

Success! Well, for about 20 seconds... I see a cloned display in the second monitor as it goes past the BIOS loading, even up to the pre - startup loading bar thingy. After that, however, it goes right back to flashing.

When I log in, I get a new hardware found balloon. I click on it, and I get "default monitor" found. I let it install the drivers, but still no paydirt: the monitor is still telling me it can't find the signal.

I know a few things for sure:

1. The DVI port is fine (I saw an image for a while didn't I?)
2. The adapter is not bad (Same as above)
3. The cable is fine (Same as above)

I'm guessing it is a problem with drivers...? Any help would be appreciated

Answer:Dual Monitor Problems...

Ok, I got the monitors acting like they should, but a new problem arises...

My second monitors colors are seriously messed up.

I will try to get some pictures, but everything seems purple tinted, as if it needs to be degaussed, which it doesn't need to be.

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I recently purchased a Nvidea geforce 6200 (manufactured by Asus) and was assured by Nvidea that it will support two monitors. I also bought two Dell 1707 FP monitors and connected one to the DVI port and one to the VGA port on the card. Things work well until I begin to use a microsoft office application and only if I am editing text; periodically while I am using the application, the monitor screen from the DVI will go black for several seconds. I can detect no pattern to this and can't get nvidea to give me any useful solution. Updated drivers aren't helping my cause and upgrading to 1.5 GB memory didn't help either. Is there a way to fix this or do I have to call it a lost cause and spring for a new card?
 

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Help! I am trying to get a Dell Inspiron 8600 to run PowerPoint in dual monitor mode. It has a NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5650 video card. I can get it set up in display properties so that I can see the extended desktop, but I want to be able to display the PowerPoint presentation on the extended monitor; it only shows up on the laptop monitor. When I got the computer to use for this purpose, they told me there might be a problem and they had to have someone go into DOS to get it to work right. Anybody got any ideas??? Thanks.
 

Answer:Dual Monitor Problems

Got it to work! It was a PowerPoint problem. Too many switches to keep track of!
 

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I was running win7 beta on this exact same computer setup back in the beta days. Everything worked perfectly then. Once I upgraded to my x64 retail win7 copy, my 2nd monitor went wonky on me. I know the monitor is not at fault, I have tested both extensively, both monitors work just fine on multiple computers for extended periods of time when running solo. However, when running dual setup on this box, my viewsonic goes all blinky on me. Its kind of hard to describe. Its not flickering per-say, its more like blinking or flashing. I can get the monitor to stop for a bit by turning it on and off again, but it eventually goes blinky again. To restate: it is not the monitor. If i unhook the other monitor and leave everything else the same, it is magically fixed. I have latest drivers for every possible piece of hardware in and out of my box that i can find. BIOS's have been flashed, etc. I have tested the video card as well, it doesn't seem to have this issues with any other setup. I am thoroughly stumped. I've even tested the RAM. Everything checks out. =P

Setup is:
ASUS P5N-T Deluxe
Core2Duo E6750
4GB RAM
EVGA Nvidia GeForce 9600GT 512MB
Samsung SyncMaster 204B Monitor (set as primary display)
ViewSonic VP2030B (set as secondary display)
running Windows 7 Pro x64

If anyone has had a similar issue and/or has a fix for this, please let me know. I have searched through these forums (and others) and have not yet found a satisfactory solution, however, I may have missed one... ... Read more

Answer:Dual Monitor Problems

Did the dual monitor set up ever work on 7 RTM (retail copy)?

How are the monitors connected? VGA, DVI, or both?

Swap the monitors connections on the card, Does the problem happen on the second monitor? Tells me if problem is hardware related.

Have you rolled back, or tried older drivers? I had an AiO HP which started flickering with the newest drivers, installed old (original) drivers and issue went away. It was NVidia graphics drivers...


Below are the drivers which fixed MY problem:
ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/softwar...-1/sp37385.exe

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I recently bought a PCI graphics card and an LCD monitor for my computer. They both work great, and I figured it would be cool to hook up my old CRT monitor as well. Combine this with a "The Matrix" screen saver, and you've got a cooler computer than anyone else on the block. Here's the setup I'm aiming at:

LCD --> Connected to --> PCI card (primary monitor, used for gaming)
CRT --> Connected to --> Motherboard graphics port (secondary monitor, for the heck of it)

I shut off my computer, attached the CRT to the Motherboard, and powered back up. When I logged in, the CRT monitor stayed black, but the power light was green, signifying that it was connected. I figured that Windows XP Pro didn't automatically extend my desktop, so I went into display properties and clicked the Settings tab... nothing. Normally, it shows two gray blocks representing the two monitors, but there was only the default Settings screen. I tried turning my computer off, plugging the LCD monitor into the motherboard port and doing it that way, but the LCD did the same thing as the CRT; had a green light, but showed a black screen. I tried plugging the CRT into the PCI slot, and it worked. I also checked the device manager, and it only showed one monitor attached, and interestingly the only thing under Display Adapters was my PCI card.

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Answer:Dual Monitor Problems

Did you disable the onboard video card in BIOS when you first installed the PCI video card?

Have you now re-enabled it?

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Hi there,

I'm having problems linking up 2 of my monitors.(Samsung SyncMaster 913n 19") I've got a Radeon9700pro graphics card with VGA and DVI outputs. The monitor on the left in the screenshot is running off the normal vga connection. The problem is the monitor on the right which just seems to display everything with a "pee" coloured yellow all over. Everything else works fine, it works as an extended desktop through all the windows settings.
I've tried swapping the monitors and plugs to make sure it wasn't an obvious hardware fault but everything seems to be ok. I've re-installed all drivers etc and made sure refresh rates and other settings are acceptable! If anyone can help, thanks


 

Answer:Dual Monitor problems

So if you put the other monitor on the DVI port, you also get the yellow coloration ? Have you tried using a single monitor on the DVI port ? If they still have that yellow problem it could be a problem with the card's DVI port.
 

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Hi everyone,

I have a toshiba laptop, i used to have it hooked up with my HDTV so i had 2 monitors counting my laptop desk, but since yesterday morning when i tried to watch a movie my HDTV has a (no signal sign) , I've tried everything to get the image back in to my tv but it is in vane,my laptops desk its working perfect,

My operating system is windows xp
My graphic card is intel(R)915GM

Can anyone please help me with this?i will appreciatte it
 

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have you tried setting the monitor for the hdTV the default monitor?
 

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Hello,
I have an Nvidia video card i think it is the 6800 but not certain. It has a DVI and VGA output. I have 1 17" monitor which is my main one. I wanted to set another one up for elsewhere. It is a 15" monitor and is LCD (like the other one, they are in fact the smae make).
However, when i plug the 15" one in, I get a picture but there is a white box with red writing moving around the screen saying "Input not supported".
I am confused as to why this is happening when the picture on the screen is there. It is not perfectly focus (although close) so I guess it is something to do with a clash of resolutions.
Is there anything I could do about his or a resolution I could set that would work with both?
Thank you,
Jonathan Aspital
 

Answer:Dual monitor problems

You need to configure (under display options on the PC) the refresh rate and resolution to match the rate the LCD has. For a 15" it will be 1024 x 768 at 60 Hz refresh in most cases.
 

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I have a problem with my dual monitor setup. Both monitors are CRT. I have a Radeon x850 XT video card. I also have an ASUS tv tuner card w/remote that i use to watch TV. I recently set up my monitors to extend my desktop(make it 2 monitors long) instead of just mirroring them. I want to watch TV or some other video on one, and play CS:S or Warcraft III on the other. I got this to work a few times, but i dont exactly know how i did it. It recently stopped working.

Everytime i maximize my game, the video/TV goes black on the other screen, but the sound keeps playing. The second i minimize, the video comes back, just like normal. I have no idea why this is doing this. It worked fine just a few days ago.

I already tried messing with the resolution/refresh rate/colors but nothing seemed to help. I even tried making my second monitor the primary. I dont know what else to try. Please help!

Answer:Dual Monitor Problems

Well I dont think they do this in dualview (span), try using clone to do this

Alot of games also pull stuff for second monitors to make them not work in the game as cheaters use to be able to use 360 degree view and stuff like that

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I just set up dual lcds on a dual dvi card (6600GT)

a few problems:

1) when I have a full screen game, I can't seem to move my mouse out of the first monitor. any way to fix this?

2) only my primary monitor seems to play some things fine. when I have video playing in the secondary monitor the CPU use goes up and it drops frames

is this a hardware or a software problem, most likely? any suggestions to fix it?
 

Answer:dual monitor problems

Most games don't support dual monitor. As for the CPU usage, It would depend on what you've got going on on the first monitor. If you're running another powerful app, that might be where your CPU usage is coming from.
 

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Hey im currently runnin windows xp pro
2gb ram
256 redaon x850xt gfx
before i had dual screen now i took that away because some i cons were dragged over to the dual screen i cant get them back cause i havent got the screen i tried uinisnatalling it it wont let me wat can i do to restore it to original state

Answer:Dual Monitor Problems

you need to go to desktop properties and under settings uncheck the "extend my windows desktop onto this monitor" for the second monitor.

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My brother has been running his computer on one monitor for a couple of days and it has been working fine but then he plugged a second monitor in and changed a couple of display settings and now when he tries to boot his computer it finishes at the windows is starting up screen and then stops sending a signal to both monitors. Please help... he needs his computer for work.
Thanks
Yogi B

Answer:Dual Monitor problems

Maybe the refresh rates are too high. Can he boot into safe mode and see everything?

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I have done a clean install of win 2000 [had 98 se] now I no longer have the right tab in the display, advanced tab, to control ;and set my 2 [lcd] monitors. The 1 -2 monitor control screen. The win 2000 book shows it should be there, just like before; NOT ! Have tried every driver available for the ati agp card. Excalibur brand [radeon 7000] Non Windows certified, Is there a file or some thing to open to get my duI al/multiple monitors to work. . Didn't find anything in the windows data base. Some-body said to try another {good brand, win certified] agp card. Have found a Windows file called "Multimon.exe" in up-date, don't know what/if I should try it?:confused:

 





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I had to reformat recently and since then i have not been able to get my secondary monitor to work in Windows XP. My Radeon driver mistakes the secondary monitor for a YPbPr device, whatever that is, and will not recognize it as a monitor. Before, all i had to do is plug it in and now nothing works, and everything i try screws it up so bad it requres a safe-mode system restore. How can I get this secondary monitor working?

Answer:Dual Monitor problems

Hum, what radeon graphics card do you have?

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HP Pav.  Celeron D, 768MB, Radeon X1300 vid. card. Antec 350W P.S.After installing the Radeon to run dual monitors everything slowed down, failed, etc. The monitors work fine. I'm using this system for audio recording only. I've reloaded everything, even windows. I've exchanged the vid.card, twice. The only Bios update available from HP deals strictly with a printer/USB issue.  When I put the system back on single monitor w/ onboad vid.card, it's O.K.  All problems get worse with running time. The more demanding the program, the worse it is.My recording program is Stenberg Cubase SX3. It asks for 512MB RAM. The Radeon has 256 built in, is it using some of my 768 as well? how much?HP tech sup. said add more mem.ATI Radeon said update Bios and chipset. (What does this mean)? :-?Thanks

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ah yet another post by me...as you can tell, i have a lot of free time on my hands...and am having fun fooling around with stuff...
so heres my problem..my mobo is a ASUS P4P800-E with 8x AGP..so i have an ATI RADEON 9600 pro 256meg card in there..works fine...the problem is that i threw in an old PCI video card hoping to use this for a dual monitor setup...and it installs it fine and everything..but the system cannot start it..in device manager it has a yello exclamation point by it under video devices..and it says that the device cannot start...also in the other section it says that it's an unknown video controller...what could be the problem??? i don't think it's drivers..because i tried two different cards...thanks a ton for the help

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Hello all,

I just bought an Nvida Quadro2 Pro dual video card off ebay to use at work to set up a dual monitor system and after installation I cannot see the 2 monitor in the display settings. I have uninstalled everything and reinstalled. Gotten new drivers from Nvidia and still cannot see both monitors. They both turn on and I see the same image on both.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.
 

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Hi there,

So the problem as stated in the title is that i can't get both monitors to work.

Specs:

Graphic Card: ATI HD 5850
MB: ASUS m4a79t deluxe
Monitor 1: lg flatron w2253TQ
Monitor 2: panasonic tx-l19x10e

Story:

So my system as been runing for 4.5 years without any major issues (Including both monitors working fine).
One day suddenly the PC didn't POST at all and i went full yolo on understanding the root of the problem (without success). I tried almost everthing during 3 days (testing each hardware piece, checking the connections, reseted the bios, etc...) and somehow when i was about to take the pc to someone with hardware pieces to test it i took a last try to turn it on and...boom the pc cameback to life!!! Don't know how i did it but i did and now the pc is working for more than 1 week without any issues.

The Problem:

Well before this problem i had dual monitor without problems, after the problem the 2nd monitor doesn't give image at all. The second monitor is connected through a Vga to Dvi adpater and i suspected that somehow the cable was the problem because the pc detects the monitor but doesnt display any image on the 2nd monitor (even if i take a PRTSCN both desktops show up in extended mode) so i got my hands on a new VGA cable and... that wasnt the issue... then i tried a hdmi-hdmi cable and nothing... i tried the monitor on a laptop borrowed to a friend and nothing... both dvi ports work fine since monitor 1 works on both slots so i... Read more

Answer:Dual monitor Problems

If the monitor didn't work on another computer, it has likely died. The TV portion of the monitor uses a different pathway to get its signal (cable => tuner => screen), so that might be why it's working. The monitor may have lost its "Monitor in" input and that's why it isn't working.

You'll know for sure when you try another monitor on it in a couple of days. Does the 2nd monitor work on any output from the video card with monitor 1 disconnected?

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Im having trouble setting up dual monitors. My computer has an Intel 82865G Graphics controller installed with it. When I add in a Nvidia graphics card, it defualts to it, and cant even find the intel card. Any suggestions?

e39m5
 

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Hello all!

I have a big problem in connection with dual monitors. The other day I found a "Samsung SyncMaster 152t" around the house. I decided to connect it to my comp next to the already used "Samsung SyncMaster 913n". I tested both alone, and both worked perfectly. Then I bought an adapter as my Video Card ( ATI Radeon HD4600) has only 1 DVI and 2 displayPort outputs. The 913n was already on the DVI so I tried to connect the 152t through its VGA cable with a VGA-DVI port and then this newly-bought DVI-dP and then joined it into the port on the Video Card. And then I was praying..... but nothing happened.

The monitors worked perfectly when connected to the original DVI port on my Video Card. However, the system can't detect it at the "Screen Resolution" menu. Both adapters are brand new so I guess it is something with the Video Card or somekind of software problems.

The comp also can't recognise the monitor connected via the adapters, but the monitor knows it is connected. When it isn't, it displays "No Signal", when I plug in the cable, its light simly starts blinking green.

My question is that is my Video Card unable to handle 2 monitors or I lack of some softwares which enable me to dual-monitor.
I really appreciate you spent your time on reading

Waiting for your advices and solutions.
Thanks,
Little Dizzy

Answer:Dual monitor problems

You have too many adapters and they are not the right ones.
You need a display port to VGA adaptor.
You can't use the ones you bought since display port to dvi is only digital, so the dvi to VGA adaptor won't work.

This one is for mini display port to VGA
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-pla-_-NA-_-NA

And this one is for display port to VGA ,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815158150

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The monitor is a Hyundai W241D, not quite three years old. I'm a student, so it gets transported between home and University regularly (three months at Uni, then a month at home, three months at home during the Summer), but, after three years and a total of eighteen journeys, the monitor has only just started displaying the problems. It's also recently that I've noticed a lot of heat coming from the monitor - much more than normal (I have a second, identical monitor which is only a year old that runs a lot cooler).

The problem: after a while (maybe half an hour, forty-five minutes), the image will start to jitter at the top of bottom of the monitor. The moment I open a window (anything will do it), the image flickers violently, often overlapping on itself and sometimes even flipping itself entirely, so the bottom of the window appears at the top of the screen, and vice versa.

Usually, the monitor is connected via DVI, but I've tried it on VGA and HDMI and the problem is the same. I've ruled out the cables and the graphics card (I've tried the cables with my second monitor over periods of hours, with no problems, and I've swapped ports on the graphics card, so that my second monitor was connected to the port the flickering monitor originally occupied. Again, no problems).

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Answer:Monitor Problems - Image flickers violently

Bump.

Are there any ideas at all out there?

Hell, I'll even settle (for the moment) for instructions on how to take the casing off the monitor so I can get in and see if it's simply a lot of dust causing it to overheat. I tried before posting the thread, but even after removing all of the screws, nothing wanted to move.
 

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im trying to run dual monitors with a geforce 3 64mb....one monitor hooks up dvi and the other 9 pin......but for some reason windows is not recognizing both monitors...and i have already installed the drivers and what not...and updated my driver for the geforce....it allows me to use either monitor one at a time...but not both at the same time...when i go to my control panel and the settings for display it will only show monitor 1 and not the second....even if both are plugged in...HELP! please...

Answer:geforce 3 dual monitor problems

crap, i had the answer as i use dual display on a nvidia card, but since i cannot post within 45 seconds of each post, i clicked back on the browser and bam, it cleared out my reply screen, so when i get enough energy to write it all out again, i will post the answer. Thank the admin and mods for that.

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Alright. I'll start off by saying that my PC is a cheap peice of junk. It has an onboard TNT2 Aladdin 32mb card and NO open AGP slot. I bought a GeForce4 MX 440 64mb PCI model yesterday and I am pleased at how it beats the crap out of my other card.

Now that I have two monitor ports in my computer the thought crossed my mind to run dual monitors. Problem is, the TNT2 is disabled. I get a message that says:

Windows cannot initialize the built-in graphics adapter. Shut down your computer, remove all graphics adapters, then restart your computer. Shut down your computer again, reinsert all graphics adapters, the restart your computer.

fun, huh? I can't see how that would really help me. Has anyone dealt with a similar problem? Is it even possible running windows 98SE?

BTW, my settings has changed to this after I installed my new card. on the back of the card there is only 1 monitor output, aswell as a s-video output.

Answer:Dual monitor possibilities and problems.

Is there an option in you BIOS as to which Display adapter to initialize first? If so, you should be able to set PCI graphics adapter to initialize first, the re-enable the onboard card in the BIOS.

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On my Windows 7 partition I am unable to use my laptop screen and my 27" LCD Samsung TV as a monitor simultaneously. This was not an issue on my XP partition. I have updated drivers on my video card to no avail. My TV is connected via a VGA cable. If this cable is connected when I turn my computer on, it will display on the monitor only (but at a much lower resolution than my XP partition allowed) and I am unable to switch back to my laptop monitor without restarting. My display settings wont even recognize that both are connected. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Dual Monitor Setup problems

737-27130: Cannot enable TV-Out in Catalyst Control Center

Also, I don't get it. I searched by your model number and found this page:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...815917&lang=en

Seems there are either two different drivers OR two versions of the notebook pc.

As for Mobile Intel 915GM/GMS and 910GML Express Chipset Family Video Driver if that's correct,

...this is for only XP. On their site, they don't list a video driver for Vista or 7. So, I dunno further from here.

This is the Vista 32 bit page...nothing there as I said. *shrugs*...
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...815917&lang=en

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I've just hooked up a second crt monitor to my ATI Radeon 9800 Pro and it works fine except for the fact the at it seems to be displaying purple more than any of the other colours. This isn't just in Windows it happens when booting up in Dos as well. Anyone know a fix.

I'll explain a bit more. When the monitors are connected to the just VGA out they both display completely correctly but when either one of them uses the DVI-VGA adaptor on the DVI Output Connection that game with the ATI card they display in this werid kinda of purple colour that takes over the white in the display.

I have noticed in the diagram that the DVI-VGA out might only be made for anagloue flat panel monitors but I think it would be pretty stupid to stop people using dual CRT monitors.

The two monitors are Philps 107x2 Flat panel
The second is the SyncMaster 753DFX.

Any help would be fantastic.
 

Answer:Dual CRT monitor colour problems

I have an Nvidia card so i am unsure of this exactly, but you should have an adjustment somewhere in your settings for the card to adjust the individual colors(examples, lowering the amount of purple coming out of the DVI-VGA port)
 

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i have been using dual monitors for a while. however, i recently upgraded to window media player 10. after doing so viewing videos on monitor 2 are only in black and white. when i move the player to monitor 1, the video is in color like it's supposed to be. how do i get the video to be in color on monitor 2?

Answer:dual monitor video problems

Hi and welcome to TSF

Are these monitors running off the same card or is one on a PCI card?

If there are two cards, I wonder if it's a driver issue?

Were things working ok in colour on both monitors prior to the update of the player?

Peter

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After trying to configure for a dual monitor setup, can only get the monitor using the vga connector to work. The other connector options on this card are both dvi dual link stubs which will not work with either monitor if i switch either monitor to them. Any ideas anyone please?

Answer:Dual Monitor Problems using Gigabyte 650 ti

Some hardware specs would be beneficial to help with this issue.

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