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Problems with dual monitors in Vista...

Question: Problems with dual monitors in Vista...

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.

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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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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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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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= headache.

Anyway I've got:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 CPU @3.0GHz 1333 FSB
MSI G31M-F Intel G31 chipset LGA 775 Motherboard
4GB Ram DDR2/800 Corsair Memory
Rosewell Stallion 500W Powersupply
1 320GB 7200RPM HDD
Windows Vista 32bit vers
and Nvidia Geforce 9500 GT (xfx) Vid Card with DVI and VGA capabilities (latest drivers as of 3 March 09 installed)

My problem is.. Dual monitors arent working. I saw mentioned in another post that VGA / DVI may not work I've searched everywhere gotten with XFX about what to do and no luck. I've tried reformatting and no success.

When I right click the desktop -> Personalize -> Display settings -> try to set up 2nd monitor it will not work the 2nd monitor icon will revert to greyed out once you hit ok or apply. I'm stumped please help
 

Answer:Dual Monitors VGA & DVI + Vista

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i have an ati x1300 video card with 3 vidoe outputs. one is vga, then svideo, then dvi. i use the vga but i want a dual monitor setup. so i bought a dvi to vga converter. i go and plug it in and nothing shows up on the second screen. i enabled and all the rest to try and make it work. if i just use the dvi it still doesnt work. i know the monitor works (its a crt one) any help?

also it maybe that the converter is bad. if anyone could give me a new one or something. they are real cheap like most $10 tks
 

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How can I put the task bar on both monitors?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors with vista

I think you need a 3rd part software..I think its called Ultramon, google it. Not sure if they have a fully compatible vista version yet either

I have never used it.
 

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I have 2 monitors plugged in to my computer via a Y adapter on a Windows Vista desktop with a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, but it is not recognizing 2 monitors. Currently both monitor are showing the same screens at the same time on each monitor, but I can not extend the desktop to the other monitor to run separate task on each. Any suggestions as to what could be wrong? Thanks.

Answer:Vista dual monitors

i think it is because of the Y adapter, Windows only thinks that there is one monitor.
Correct me if i'm wrong, but i believe you need a video card with multiple outputs (or multiple video cards)

Edit: found proof http://www.microsoft.com/athome/orga...omonitors.aspx

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If you only have a single VGA or DVI connector, you will need to install a video adapter. You can either install a second video adapter or replace your current video adapter with one that has two VGA or DVI connections. Installing video adapters can be difficult if you're not familiar with the inside of your computer, so you may want to seek assistance from a local computer retailer that offers computer upgrade services.

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I'm using vista and want to set up so i can use my monitor and my LCD TV. At the rear of my computer I have two VGA ports, I have two VGA leads and my TV has a built in VGA lead. Can I just plug it in for it to work?

If so I've tried this and the TV screen just displays a message saying "No Signal". Any advice is appreciated.

System information below:

System Information
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Time of this report: 10/21/2010, 18:24:47
Machine name: ROB-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista? Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Compaq-Presario
System Model: GV329AA-ABU SR5249UK
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 3070MB RAM
Page File: 2436MB used, 3919MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 7.00.6002.18107 32bit Unicode
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Display Devices
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Card name: ATI Radeon HD 2400
Manufacturer: ATI Technologies Inc.
Chip type: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x94C3)
DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_94C3&SUBSYS_10411462&REV_00
Display Memory: 1523 MB
Dedicated Memory: 244 MB
Shared Mem... Read more

Answer:Dual monitors vista

You have to remember to click click the desktop on your computer -> Properties -> ScreenSettings -> Set it to the setting you want (Extended Desktop, the same Desktop on both monitors)

^Have you remembered to do that?

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Well I currently have a Stuido 17 running vista. I am trying to set it up so I can stow the computer away under my desk and run remote keyboard, mouse and dual monitors. I changed my settings for what closing the lid does and am also considering buying my monitors and a Lenovo notebook port replicator but wanted to make sure this could be done before I do so. My major questions are: Can I run both monitors off the one laptop? Will the processing speed be able to handle two remote monitors run while the lid is closed? Will this support gaming quality performance? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Vista Laptop w/ dual monitors? Possible?

Hello litehouse43, welcome to Vista Forums!



We'll not be able to help you unless you post all the specs, including the specs for the video output on the laptop in question.

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I don't know what is going on. I updated to Windows Vista from XP about a week ago. Installed all my drivers and everything worked great for three or four days. But, all the sudden and for no reason at all I woke up one morning and only had one monitor able to recieve a signal from my computer. I checked all my connections, checked all my equipment to make sure nothing was broke, updated all my drivers.

Now it's just funny. When I restart my computer sometimes my computer randomly changes which monitor works. Sometimes both work fine, sometimes both work but they're switched (it thinks the second monitor is the primary and vice versa). Sometimes both will work fine until I do something, for example if I'm browsing the internet and I click on a random link a monitor will just lose signal. Sometimes they both lose signals.

What is going on? I never had any such problems on XP. Then this problem begins in the middle of the night one night?

Oh and specs...

Vista 32 Home Basic
Lan Party UT NF4 Ultra-D motherboard
Nvidia GeForce 7900GS videocard

Answer:Vista + dual monitors = crapfest...

With an nvidia chipset I would not use the microsoft drivers, I would rather get the latest forceware from NVIDIA. Then you can use that control panel to properly configure you dual monitor display.

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Windows. How crap. I had to reinstall vista, so what do i have to do.... ring microsoft to validate vista because it wont validate it online. So i called micorsoft, got the installation key from them, entered it. Rebooted. It now says its a genuine copy of vista, however, if i change some system settings it pops up a dialog saying 'Please check you copy of windows is genuine. You would think microsoft would get their affairs in order but NO!!!

Well.... on to my problem. My HD 3850 has 2 monitors plugged in to it. Both monitors and their cables work, i have tested them on my laptop. However, when i plug both into the 3850, only 1 monitor is active. Ive tried swapping the cables plugged in to the DVI ports on the card, the same monitor works. It seems i can not enable the second display in the CCC. When i try to extend desktop to the second monitor, the second monitor shows its active for 1 second then it greys out again. This problem only occurred after installing windows updates as it is a fresh copy of windows. What i have noticed is sometimes when i try to enable the second display... a windows error pops up saying something about 'certain features are not available for non-genuine windows users'. But i can see windows is genuine in System properties.

This is a pain in the #@[email protected]
I wish MS would get their [email protected]$%#@ in order.

Answer:Unvalidated Vista and Dual monitors

Hi djsiik


See if visiting Windows Update, and letting it do its Genuine blah blah blah dance for a bit helps. Even when activated, Vista still likes to install the "Genuine.." nonsense - I imagine it updates its "stolen keys" database & checks on things from time-to-time. Annoying? Highly.

I'd also get rid of whatever Catalyst version you have now & try something either newer or older. You have a fighting chance of getting it to work, just a few days ago, a reviewer at NewEgg (for the Visiontek version of the HD 3850) wrote
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works great for my dual monitor setup, as well as Vista Ultimate 64bit




Let us know if nothing is helping & we'll look for other cures.
. . . Gary


(Oops - almost forgot: also check in your EventViewer logs - in Vista's Administrative Tools in the Control Panel - to view the specific errors related to your attempts to select the secondary disply)

OK, a few more things -- what led to the reinstall? & what system setting changes led to the reappearance of the "genuine" messages?

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Hello all,I'm having a hard time trying to set up two monitors in vista ultimate. I have an asus en6200tc nvidia video card which is dual head. One port is a dvi-d dual link and the other is a vga. Both monitors I have are crt, so I bought a dvi-d to vga adapter. I go through the whole process. I shutdown the pc, I hook up both monitors, once I reboot I go into display settings, I then click on box 2 and check "extend the desktop on this monitor" and the second monitor won't work. I tried just using one crt with the adapter in the dvi-d port and the monitor wouldn't work when I rebooted. So then I thought it was a problem with the adapter. But when I set up both again and then went into the nvidia control panel both monitors were detected but the second still wouldn't work.If anyone could help me sort this out it would be greatly appreciated.Btw, I tested the second monitor on it's own and is working fine.

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Hello all,

I'm having a hard time trying to set up two monitors in vista ultimate. I have an asus en6200tc nvidia video card which is dual head. One port is a dvi-d dual link and the other is a vga. Both monitors I have are crt, so I bought a dvi-d to vga adapter.

I go through the whole process. I shutdown the pc, I hook up both monitors, once I reboot I go into display settings, I then click on box 2 and check "extend the desktop on this monitor" and the second monitor won't work.

I tried just using one crt with the adapter in the dvi-d port and the monitor wouldn't work when I rebooted. So then I thought it was a problem with the adapter. But when I set up both again and then went into the nvidia control panel both monitors were detected but the second still wouldn't work.

If anyone could help me sort this out it would be greatly appreciated.

Btw, I tested the second monitor on it's own and is working fine.

Answer:Can't get dual monitors working in vista.

Hi
Try to reduce the resolution setting on 2nd monitor

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:I'm having problems with dual monitors

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

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I 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

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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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 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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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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Hey again

I Installed windows vista home premium and i had server 03 and ran xp on a dual boot and i had no problem using horizontal view so i can make 1 very large screen but since i installed VISTA PREMIUM i only gives me the option for

SINGLE
DUAL
CLONE


so this is a problem for me because i was running a crt with my 19 wide and that looked great but next week i was going to buy a matching 19 inch wide
i also do not have the NVIEW configuration is that a known issue with vista or is there some kind of solution??


THANKS again in advance
 

Answer:Issue with dual monitors on vista premium

Download the latest drivers from nvidia.
 

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I have two LCD monitors on my old 6600GT.

Is vista capable of displaying two different backgrounds- one for each monitor?
 

Answer:Vista Display Question for Dual Monitors

No.
UltraMon can, don't know if it works with Vista yet though.
 

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What do I have to do or get to extend my desktop in Vista, I have two monitors hooked up via Y connector, and it displays the samething on both monitors. I have checked the extend my destop box to this monitor but it will not stay checked, I click apply and when I go back it is unchecked. I want to be able to open mail on one screen and spread sheet on the other.
Can anyone help me with this problem?
Thanks in advance
Ron Hughes

Answer:Vista Extend desktop, dual monitors

I have the same problem is it fixed by download drivers?

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I just got a 2nd monitor, rotated 90 degrees, and it's so awesome. It's to the left of my main monitor (with the taskbar) and set up perfectly.

There is one problem though: Vista's transparent taskbar. It's on the second monitor, like it should be. But that screen is 1680x1050, and the left screen (the new one) is 1024x1280.

For some reason, on the right display, 1024 pixels of the taskbar are transparent over the other monitor. Meaning, that when I look at the taskbar (which is on one screen only), it's fully transparent, but 1/2 of the transparency shows the wallpaper of the OTHER monitor, and the other half shows the wallpaper of the 2nd screen monitor.

Does anyone know how to fix this?
 

Answer:Vista and Dual Monitors - Taskbar Problem

Do you mean 1280x1024??

In my setup, both of the monitors have the same background, even if the resolutions are different.

Could you post a screenshot so that we can actually see what you mean?
 

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

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

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

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


What iv tried:


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


Thanks for your help!



 

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

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

Would be awesome to get some help.

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

Would be lovely to get some help,

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

Hello Bodomi,

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

Problems with Dual Monitors

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

THanks in advance!
Rich
 

Answer:Dual Monitors and Sound Problems

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

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I've got a Lenovo C200 notebook with Intel intergrated graphics , I got a new monitor , Asus VW16D and tried to connect it up as a second monitor , no luck.
I went into CP -> Personalization -> display settings -> monitor -> and there was only a single numbered (1) monitor box.
I'm sure when I intially set it up there was the 2 boxes representing 2 monitors option , numbered 1 & 2.
Under the Lenovo Care Tab -> Device Configuration -> Select Display Settings -> Click and nothing happens , it has the spinning load icon for a few seconds then zip !
I tried the add new hardware and it only comes up with the display adapters and i can't get further however in the device manager I seem to have 3 chips sets not working (got exclaimation marks next to all 3) so methinks this is where the problem might be.

CP -> device manager -> display adapters -> [1]Intel ® 946GZ express chipset family – [2]Mobile Intel ® 945 express chipset family – [3]Mobile Intel ® express chipset family -> click any of them -> Windows cannot initialize the device for this hardware (Code 37) .... This happens with all 3 Intel chipsets .... should there be 3 of them ? Trouble shooting them ends up with it just wanting to report it back to MS

The 2 mobile ® chipsets differ only with : PCI bus 0,device 2, & one has function 0 the other has function 1 .... all 3 drivers are Version 7.14.10.1437 .... The 2 Mobile ® have a &qu... Read more

Answer:Dual Monitors not working with Vista Basic Notepad

*bump*
 

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I am having an issue with VPC 2007 in Vista x64. I can add vhd with no problems. I can even start them up. The problem is when i try to use them. The displays are all screded up. Like it has no processing power or something. But when I move the whole vhd in the main os, the screen go back to normal. Then when i try to do something it happens again. I have 2 monitors on my system and the problem seems to go away if i disable my second monitor. Does anybody have any idea how to fix this???

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Hello,

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

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


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

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

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Hey all!

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

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Hey all!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lately I've been receiving blue screens fairly often after playing certain video games for about an hour or two. I believe the issue started occurring when I began using a second monitor, but it happens even when there's no second game or program running on that monitor. Most (all?) of the errors seem to have something to do with the "Dxgkrnl.sys" file.

I have updated DirectX, my graphics drivers, and my Windows updates are all current as well.

Here is a zip file containing 14 of the most recent blue screen logs (from C:\Windows\Minidump):
www.veevsvault.com/veev/BBL_Minidump.zip

And a DxDiag report:
www.veevsvault.com/veev/BBL_DxDiag.txt

I'm not sure what else to try other than not using the second monitor, but I'd really rather not have to resort to that since it's become somewhat crucial for me now. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated!
 

Answer:Vista 64bit - BSOD after gaming for several hours w/ dual monitors

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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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I just wiped my laptop and installed a new copy of Vista, I installed all the new drivers but now when I try to dock my laptop my computer slows significantly gets very sluggish and freezes at times. When I drop the resolution on the laptop display from 1440 to 1280 everything runs fine. Not sure what to problem is but its killing my performance.

Thanks,
Sean

Answer:Fresh Vista Install Dual Monitors at Full Relsolution Cause Sluggish Performance

I have no idea what your laptop is or anything in it. It is probably the inability of the video card to handle it. Are you using both displays, or just the one?

~Lordbob

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

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

thanks!

Answer:dual graphics cards, dual monitors, ati crossfireX

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks...

Answer:dual monitors / dual programs set up

Hello dunna, welcome to Sevenforums

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

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

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

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors, dual Taskbars?

Guess what I found?

Exactly what I was looking for

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

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

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I have a computer that came with Vista, and I wanted to dual boot with XP, just because Vista fails at being compatible with a lot of the stuff I use. So I got this guide http://www.syschat.com/dual-boot-vista-xp-vista-already-1946.htmluide (after step 2 there are more pages for the next steps)

All was going good untill I got to the part where I had to install the boot screen right. See the problem is now that Vista is on one partition and XP is on the other, XP is the only operating system that boots. This was to be expected like it said in the tutorial, so I wasn't worried. The problem is at step 3 where I open the command prompt to type in Bootrec.exe /fixMBR and Bootrec.exe /fixBoot. When I do the command Bootrec.exe /fixMBR it works like it was supposed to, but when I follow up with Bootrec.exe /fixBoot it doesn't work. It said to make sure that all drivers are loaded and the volume is not corrupt. Is there a way I can fix this?

I just need it so the boot screen comes up because as of right now I can't boot into Vista because XP doesn't recognize it. Any suggestions on what to do? At this point I don't even care if I have xp or not, I just want to get vista to boot. I am trying diskpatch, but I am not really sure what to do...

On a side note, I installed Windows XP Pro, and can't get the internet to work on it, any tips?

Thanks
 

Answer:Dual Boot with Vista problems

Download Vista Boot Pro 3.3 HERE It can be run from either XP or Vista. Save to your desktop. Open and follow the prompts.
 

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Vista 64 Home Premium will not recoginize my dual processors after install. Is home premium for a single processor only? I thought Vista would do dual processors?
If this is the case what a cheep OS. If it is for dual processors why can I only be running on one processor? How do I get the other processor recoginized by Vista 64 Home Premium? Any and all help is needed. Thanks.

Right now I am dual booting to Vista 64 and XP x64 each on its own boot disk. XP x64 is working great but Vista is not working like it should and before I certify this computer with the OEM OS I need to get it working properly first or I will put this useless version of Vista on my wife’s computer.
 

Answer:Vista dual processor problems, 1 cpu only Help

I do not believe that Home Premium recognizes multiple physical processors, Ultimate, Enterprise and Business do however: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista_editions_and_pricing
 

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So I got a 320GB HD and decided I wanted to do XP/Vista 64bit dual boot on it. I already had an OS installed so I poped in the drive and partitioned it 150/150GB. Then I restarted with just the new HD and installed XP on the first partion. Everything went fine and I installed some drivers and got it running.

Next I shut down and booted into Vista's setup. I formated the second partition I had made and put Vista on it. Again everything went fine. It booted up into vista and I did some post config set up. I then restarted after a windows update or driver install (not sure which). When my machine was booting I never got a boot manager. So after getting into XP again I restarted and watched intently. Again no boot manager and the machine boots directly into XP again. I opened up boot.ini and didn't see another OS listed so I copied the line and modified it so I should boot into partition 2 which is Vista. Restart and now I have 2 options... HOWEVER if I click XP it boots into XP... If I select Vista, the computer restarts...

I can't get into Vista it seems, so I cannot modify the BCD. I don't believe the boot.ini is even able to boot into vista.

I have a few questions:

Can I modify Vista's BCD from XP?

Has anyone else had a similar problem?

Did I go about the installation of the 2 OS's wrong, and how can I remedy it?

General suggestions on this problem?
 

Answer:Dual boot Vista/XP problems

oops, well i think EasyBCD could help you out, give it a try
 

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I have a Lenovo T61 laptop running Vista ultimate 32 bit, SP1. I schlep this back and forth from home to work and put it in docking stations at each location. The docking stations have external monitors attached. At work I have a Viewsonic VX2035wm 20" Wide screen, (16:10) monitor with optimum resolution of 1680x1050. At home I have a Viewsonic VA912b 19" standard aspect ratio monitor with a suggested resolution of 1280x1024. I typically run in dual monitor mode using my laptop display and the external monitor and extend the display across both monitors. Sometimes I run with the laptop display as the primary monitor, sometimes the external is the primary. When I take my system from one location to another, generally upon boot or resume it recognizes the different monitor configurations and adjusts the display properties accordingly. However, about once a week I have a problem. For example, I shutdown at home, came into work and attempted to boot the system. Upon boot my external monitor displayed a frequency out of range error and did not display anything else. I suspect that the external port was configured to a setting that was not supported by the monitor. It appears that this was the primary display because my laptop only showed the background and the desktop did not display. Since nothing was displayed, I couldn't click the start menu, any icons, etc. I tried to adjust the monitor configuration by right clicking the laptop screen and selecting personalize, but ... Read more

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I recently bought a new HP dv9339 notebook PC with Vista Home pre-installed.  There's tons to hate about Vista, but I do acknowledge that it's probably what I'll want to use for some applications (if not all, eventually).  With that in mind, I created a new partition, turned off SATA support (necessary for installing XP), and installed XP Pro.Since HP doesn't support XP any more, I had to search for a lot of the drivers I needed, but I installed them one by one (except for my audio drivers and USB drivers), and soon I had a pretty functional version of XP running.  For about two days.  Then, out of the blue and not related to any changes as far as I could see, I got a IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD.  When I turned my computer back on, the motherboard gave me a series of angry beeps and the monitor failed to turn on.  I gave it a rest, tried again, and got a message saying that "E:\Windows\System\System32\" was missing or corrupted (E was the XP partition I'd created).  the weird thing is, after I reformatted E and reinstalled XP on it, these problems remained (MOST of the time; occasionally I could boot into XP just fine).Luckily, Circuit City has a great return policy (no questions asked) so I got a fresh one.  I'm just running Vista on it right now, and I'm scared to try XP again.  I'm wondering if these problems were a hardware issue (in which case I don't care, I've got a... Read more

Answer:Vista/XP Dual Boot Problems

The issue was most likely caused by installing incompatible drivers. Windows Vista can handle the newer drivers, but XP cannot in most cases, specifically with OEM distributed drivers. Also, since it is an OEM distributed driver, you may have even more trouble finding the driver. XP is old software now, just like ME, 2000, 98, 95, 3.11, 3.1, 3.0, 2.1, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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I started with Vista (C:), i am trying to install XP (D:) also for a dual boot, should be no problem, i've done it a couple of times before, but right now i am running into problems. I had the separate partition for XP, installed XP, installed .net framework, then easy BCD, to reinstall the vista mbr.

However the problems have started now, i got error messages about there being no valid entries present, i rewrote the vista mbr anyway, this led to no OS booting, so i put the XP cd back in, pressed r, which led to the that command line-like interface. If i select D: and type in 'fixmbr' and 'fixboot' (which strangely says the target partition is C:, even though i clearly selected D: as the windows installation to log onto) it give me 2 options to boot into XP in the boot manager, the bottom option gives me error message: 'windows could not start because of a computer hardware configuration problem, could not read from selected boot disk, check boot path and disk hardware'. The top option sucessfully boots XP, but that still won't give me back Vista, which is where i want to do most of my work.
I hope i have explained the problem clearly.

Answer:Dual boot problems with XP and Vista

Fixed it! Downloaded some vista repair disks

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Greetings everyone,

First of all, this looks like a great community and I am looking forward to posting in the future.

Unfortunately, I have to begin with this post...

OK, so I had (and still do have) Vista Home Premium 32bit on my brand new PC, I dual booted this with Ubuntu (which I couldn't care less about right now), I then went to multi-boot it all with XP. And XP has taken over.

So basically this is my situation, when I boot I now only get the choice of Windows XP Professional.

I know that Vista uses BCD for it's booting and XP uses boot.ini. I can see that in my C drive (the one that holds Vista) there is now a boot.ini file.
I have tried (in XP, since it's the only thing I can get into) going into cmd and typing "cd C:\Users\XXX" to get into Vista and then typing "bcdedit", to which it tells me it can't find any such command.

I also looked in Disk Management and I can see that it's set Vista as the system drive and XP as the boot drive.

Experts, unite! I need your help!

Thanks in advance,
Shaun.

Answer:Please help me. Vista/XP dual boot BIG PROBLEMS

The easiest way I know to fix it is run VistaBootPro. Used to be free but I think it's $8 or so now. In any case, by some means, fix the boot loader so that is uses the Vista boot loader. Here's the stickler. After you fix the boot loader, XP will be in the list, but if you select it on bootup, you will probably get "ntldr missing or corrupt" error. That's because the boot loader expects it to be in the partition where you put XP, but XP when you installed it, put it in C:

Under the i386 directory in the XP install disc should be the 2 files ntldr and ntdetect.com. Boot the XP install disc, enter Repair Console, and copy those 2 files from the install disc to the root of whatever partition has XP. Now when you select XP from the Vista boot loader, it should boot into it without error. All the Vista stuff should already be on C: so that should boot ok if you select Vista.

If you need step by step then google "xp repair console" "ntldr missing or corrupt" and that should get you there. That's how I got there.

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I do not know how to dual boot Vista and XP from two different hard drives other than using my BIOS to select the default boot drive. Here is my situation:

I have two hard drives in my computer. One is a 250 GB hard drive and the other is a 500GB. Both are SATA. I did a clean install of XP on the 250 GB hard drive. Then I unplugged the 250 GB and started the Vista installer with the 500 GB hard drive. I have partitioned the hard drive into two partitions. The primary partition is a 100GB and Vista is installed on it. The other is a 400GB partition. Once the install completed I plugged back in the 250 GB drive that XP is on and can boot both Vista and XP. The only problem is I have to change the boot order in my bios to choose which OS I want. Each drive is master on its own SATA controller.

Here is my question: Is there some way to just have an option when I boot to choose either Vista or XP so I don't have change the boot order in the bios.
 

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Hey my brother just got a new PC Q6600,DX10 video card3850 and 6Gb's of Ram (two sticks of 2Gb's of ram and two sticks with 1 GB's of ram) and I'm curious would there be a problem dual booting XP 32bit and Vista 64 bit?

Possibly partitioning a 500Gb hard drive and putting both OS's on that or use one hard drive for XP and a different hard drive for Vista.?

Would I have any driver issues and would my XP programs like alcohol still work in XP?
 

Answer:Dual booting XP and Vista....should I have any problems?

should have no problems.
 

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Hi everyone,
I was trying to dual boot linux when I realised that I did not allow enough space for linux. So after deleting linux I released that it still remained on the dual boot list. So I reinstalled linux and now I have to linux dual boot options + Vista. Oh and the linux option doesn't work (comes up with dos style thing).
If you know how to delete these dual boot options can you please help me.
Thank you
 

Answer:Vista Dual boot problems!

Boot into Windows go to Start -> Run and type MSCONFIG and click run. Under boot you should see the 3 boot records. Delete the one that does not work. Make sure you delete the correct one.
 

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Hi all,

I had Windows XP and Vista installed on a machine working as dual OS. Today I installed a third OS which was Windows XP 64-bit which booted fine but I experienced problems getting onto my orginal 32 XP (which was my default at the time). I managed to fix this problem in the Boot.ini and now both XPs are booting fine but I can't seem to get into Vista.

I know that Vista doesn't use Boot.ini but I couldn't get bcdedit.exe to run either and I think the MDR is thrashed or something. Is there a way I can fix this problem?

Thanks any help is appreciated.
 

Answer:Problems booting into Vista with dual OS

have you tried using a vista dvd and try a start up repair?
I dont know what will happen ..it works when a dual boot is installed with xp being last on...i dont know what will happen with this triple boot.
Its worth a shot...i seen it do miracles before.
I used it to fix a drive whos recovery partition was C and the os was D
This showed with disk management as well
I finally booted a g parted disk and marked the vista install with the boot flag....did a start up repair with the vista dvd and all was well.

Also you can move a partition with g parted...copy and paste etc.
if you can free up some space on your disk you can copy the paste last install of xp and put it before vista..then delete the one you copied from
you would then have xp,xp vista...the windows bootloader will handle everything fine as vista will be the last on.
This is the method I would use as all the drive letters should remain happy,
 

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Hello, i just tried to install XP on top of my vista installation using the instructions found here:

http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_v...ide.htm?page=3

I completed all instructions up to the point where the system reboots after doing the first XP installation phase. My problem is that when it reboots, it should go into XP, but instead it gets stuck on "Verifying DMI Pool Data" on the boot.

I tried restoring the fail-safe settings on the bios and it didn't work. I also tried to use the XP recovery tools on the XP cd, but they wouldn't work because it asked for an admin password which i do not have.

The XP CD i am using is bootleg, i won't lie. However, it should work because it has an unlimited license because it came from an authorized HP/Toshiba service center (not going to tell you how i got it).

Any help would be appreciated! thanks in advance.

Answer:XP+Vista dual boot problems

As we speak i am attempting recovery with the Vista DVD. I will keep this thread updated.

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Hello,
I have a laptop (Dell Inpirion 1525) with Vista already installed. I wanted to also install XP as a dual boot, so I tried to follow the guides on how to do this on the internet.
I have outlined below what I have done so far:
1. I followed the steps in the guides until I got to where I need to "Shrink Volume" of my C: drive (where Vista is installed). My drive is about 100 gb, with just about 50gb used, however, in the "Shrink C" dialogue box, it was only allowing me a max volume of about 4.5 gb to shrink. As I wanted more space for my XP, i decided to find a way to shrink more volume out of the C: drive.
2. I used Easeus Partition Master to resizing/move partition of the C: drive and got 39.07 gb of unallocated space from the C: drive, and left with 60.13 gb Vista. Now, the one issue is that the 39.07 gb unallocated space shows as a logical drive when displayed by Easeus Partition Manager, and it won't allow me to convert this to a primary drive. However, in the Vista disk management window, the 39.07 gb shows as unallocated with the black tab.
3. When I right-click on the 39.07 gb unallocated drive in the Vista disk management window, and select "New Simple Volume", the "New Simple Volume Wizard" pops-up. When I click next, it shows me maximum disk space in mb as 40007, and minimum disk space in mb as 8. When I click next until I get to where I enter Volume label (as XP), and tick Perform a quick format, and then click next... Read more

Answer:Dual boot Vista with XP problems

Can we get a link to these "guides" you chose to follow?

I would say...start over and read/understand/follow the instructions at http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBCD/Installing+XP+After+Vista . I would trust this particular guide, not sure what you read before.

Louis

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I hope this is in the correct forum, I'm guessing it's Vista-related...

Hopefully someone can shed some light on this for me

I recently bought a new laptop - and have set it to dual boot between the supplied vista OS & a copy of XP.

I was having a problem with it blue screening during booting to XP. On alternate boot ups (with or without going into Vista in the interim) I would get a blue screen, and had to restart the machine - on the second attempt, it would boot XP no problem.

Well now - the good news it has inexplicably stopped blue screening. Hooray.

The bad news, is that the sound drivers in xp have inexplicably stopped working, also.

I have tried reinstalling the drivers, Device Manager doesn't show any obvious problems and yet the previously fully functioning audio is now replaced by internal speaker "beeps" and I cant figure out why...

Thanks guys!

Sean
 

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Hi,

First My Setup

1 HDD (Vista Insalled) (Just Vista Nothing Else)
1 HDD (XP Installed (4 Partitions Now))
What Have I Got Installed On Them?? Microsoft Updates, VistaBootPro, NIS 2007 (On the XP HDD), Norton 360 (On The Vista HDD) and Sophos Anti Virus (XP Drive) Thats It.

I Have started another thread about this but thinking that it was sorted the thread is now closed. So a Hardware Tech (Eneles) said start a new Thread.

I have done the dual boot before, But for some reason when i partitioned My HDD into 4 parts, The one with XP on, It wont go to the boot manager on starting up, I have reset the VistaBootPro to do it again and did not work, I have reinstalled it and installed the new one and still nothing. I have created a thread on the VistaBootPro website but not much look yet.

If anyone can help or recommend another Boot Loader/Manager that does work with no problems Thanks.

Have A Nice Day. I aint

Jay.

Answer:Problems With My Dual Boot (Win XP/Vista)

Hi, Vista has multi boot capabilities.
Click Start>Help & Support>search for multiboot.

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Hey guys, back again lol

I am having trouble booting into Vista. I can boot into XP MCE 2005 fine, but when I try and boot to Vista the screen just goes blank and nothing happens or it freezes at the select operating system screen and I have to hard reset.

Here is a copy of my boot.ini file:
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Vista" /fastdetectClick to expand...

Windows Vista is on my C: drive, Windows XP is on my E: drive, and all my data is on my D: drive. It is all a single hard drive that is partitioned. Windows Vista and XP both have their own partitions of the same size, 40GB. The data partition is 220GB in size.

I have tried changing Vista's partition number in the boot.ini with no avail. I have tried 0, 1, and 2. When I try 1 and 2 the screen either goes blank or it freezes at the OS select. When I use 0, it goes to a different screen and says I am missing system32/hal.dll, please install the missing file.

I have also tried changing the commands after the "Microsoft Windows Vista" in the boot.ini. I have tried /fastdetect and /noexecute=optin and both together and it still won't work.

I have also tried replacing the whole Vista boot line with
C:\WINDOWS="Windows Vista Home Premium&quo... Read more

Answer:Dual Boot Problems: Vista and XP

Last time I put XP on with vista....I had to put the Vista disk in (CD-Rom first in boot order) and repair it

And then used EasyBCD1.6

http://www.4shared.com/file/19852028/ba9fe81e/EasyBCD16.html?start=
 

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

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

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

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

Col
 

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Hi,

I have dual booted Windows Xp and Vista, It all worked fine no probs. But I installed Partition Magic on XP and partitioned my drive into 4 Parts, I did do it before but it was in 2 parts.

For some reason now with the 4 parts i cannot dual boot, It goes straight to xp. I was using VistaBootPro for the Boot Manager.

For some reason VistaBootPro no longer let me open it, Due to I do not have administrator rights (Which I am the admin) but it cannot find the user Administrator. I logged out and tryed to log in as the Admin user and i do not have the privlages. Safe Mode does not let me open Vistabootpro.

The version of XP i am using is Home Edition if that helps.

Hope you can help me,

Thanks
Jay.

Answer:Problems With My Dual Boot (Win XP/Vista) [Resolved]

Did you partition the drive with Vista? If so, I believe you have to reinstall VistaBootPro (and maybe tweak the dual boot again - I know you've managed to do it before).

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I set up a new partition and loaded Vista -- AOK.For unknown reasons, the OS selection screen now does not respond, the time counts down and starts XP which was the default.Trying to reinstall/repair Vista does not work... get as far as the Product Key screen and hangs.Have tried various proposals:1. bcdedit-- can't be found from "Run"2. typing D:\boot\bootsect.exe/nt52 ALL/force into RUN and rebooting with Vista Disk in D:Boot message says: "Not system disk- change disc and hit any key." So can't do that.If I re-format the Vista partition, will I be able to boot into XP as presumably the OS selector is in Vista.Any other proposals folks....??

Answer:Vista uninstall problems-Dual boot with XP

The OS selector which loads when you have dual OSs, doesn't allow selection. Whatever is default loads after the countdown.VistaBootPRO (free download) allows change of default which then loads Ok but without the selection option.There are possibly 2 versions of the OS selector as the countdown goes through twice...How do I repair the OS selector....?/thanks...

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I have XP Pro installed on a single partition of a hard drive, and when I installed Vista Home Premium 64 bit I decided to do it on a RAID 0 array. I have an XFX nForce 680i SLI motherboard which has built-in RAID capabilities, so that is what I'm using. When I did the install I first went into the BIOS and set up the RAID array using twin 80 GB Western Digital Caviar HDDs. Everything was fine with the setup and Vista installed without a hickup. After spending a few hours installing games and updating drivers and such, which included upgrading to NVIDIAs own storage and RAID drivers, I decided to restart and go back into my XP OS. When it opened up it said it found the new "NVIDIA Stripe" RAID system and wanted to install drivers for it. I just hit cancel because I didn't think XP really needed to worry about that anyways. Well, when I attempted to go back to Vista it wouldn't boot. Turns out the motherboard had disabled the RAID setup so Vista could not be found. After I went in and re-enabled the RAID for the hard drives it booted up just fine. Does anybody know why my RAID would have gotten disabled and do you know how to keep it enabled? Is it something to do with not installing the right drivers in XP? I'm really confused and I'm going to get really mad if I have to keep going into the BIOS everytime I want to switch Operating Systems.
 

Answer:Problems with RAID & Vista/XP dual-boot

Im sure someone with more knowledge will chime in on software RAID. I use hardware RAID and I recall at bootup I could sort of dual boot if you call it that. I could use my old hard drive with Windows vista on it or use my Raid controller to boot into a newer vista install.

The mobo gave me a option of chosing which to boot first. f6 or something to that tune.
 

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i have dual boot... my first os is vista and now second Xp. But i have problems with internet connections. when i restart pc and change OS i don't have internet connections. sure, if i reset modem then is ok. any info how to fix problem...

Answer:Vista & Xp dual boot connection problems

Hi, BuzzFuzz, and welcome to the forums.

Are your connections configured identically, or as close to being identical as possible?

Are you using just the modem, or a router as well?

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I gave in and decided to finally install Vista on my machine. I wanted to dual-boot with XP and installed Vista on a spare hard drive. All went well, sort of. I now have both OS's working flawlessly. However. I do NOT get a boot menu when i start up the PC. If there is no dvd in the drive my pc boots into XP and i can only boot into Vista if the Vista install dvd is in the drive.

When i was installing Vista i got the boot menu once, and both boot options showed Windows Vista. After which i have never seen the menu again. Vista says there is only 1 OS on my system.

Is there a way to fix this issue and regain the boot menu? or will i have to swap discs each time i wish to use Vista?. Its not really a huge deal as i'll only be using Vista for DX10 gaming and XP will remain my primary OS till it breaks for one reason or another. But having to put the Vista install dvd in just to boot Vista isnt exactly ideal.
 

Answer:Decided to dual boot Vista. Having problems :(

I set up mine using 2 partitions, first installed and configured XP, then installed and configured Vista. You can use BCDEDIT.exe in the command prompt of Vista to configure dual boot there if necessary.
 

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Hello I currently have installed Vista Ultimate 32-bit. I have been waiting for one piece of software to become 64-bit compatible...and in the last few days, it has become as such (by the way, it is Dragon NaturallySpeaking Legal Ed.).

I want to install Vista 64-bit, but I have many software titles and do not have the time to do a clean install and then reinstall all my software and restore all the data files I need all at once.

I want to take it incrementally, so I was thinking about creating a partition on the Vista OS HDD and start out dual-booting so I can slowly migrate my software from the 32-bit to the 64-bit partition.

When I am done with the software migration, I want to delete the 32-bit partition, leaving only the 64-bit partition.

I am fine with purchasing VistaBootPRO and I already own Acronis Disk Director.

What problems will I have when migrating to 64-bit doing the above?

What things should I be aware of so as to not be surprised?

Is there a better way to do this?

Any suggestions?

Thank you,
edsager

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hi

im new to windows vista and have a couple of problems,

1: i am having sound problems when im playin back mp3s through media player the music stutters and seems to reverb i have looked in the sound options and cant see anythin to change that would help
my soundcard is a soundblaster audigy with vista drivers

2:i tried to install xp after windows vista on seperate hdd, i have managed to get vista to boot again but want my copy of windows xp to dual boot i looked at microsoft website and got this, can any one break this down to an idiots description for me!!!! im not sure if i put in any spaces in the lines and must use capitals and i dont have a clue what this refers to /d "Description for earlier Windows version"

thx to anyone who takes the time to read this

Use Bcdedit.exe to manually create an entry in the BCD Boot.ini file for the earlier version of the Windows operating system. To do this, type the following commands at a command prompt.

Note In these commands, Drive is the drive where Windows Vista is installed.
? Drive:\Windows\system32\Bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Description for earlier Windows version"

Note In this command, Description for earlier Windows version can be any text that you want. For example, Description for earlier Windows version can be "Windows XP" or "Windows Server 2003".
? Drive:\Windows\system32\Bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=x:

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I installed a copy of the RTM version of 7 Ultimate on a second primary ACTIVE partition with Vista on the first primary partition (doing it this way allows me to get rid of the Microsoft Boot manager and use GAG to dual boot either OS) and it works great.

My problem is sharing documents which I keep on another Logical partition labeled DATA. Using My Documents on this drive in Vista has always worked fine. When I booted to Win 7 and "moved" My Documents from C:\User\... to D:\My Documents I could use the files no problem in Win 7...

but when I booted back to Vista and tried to copy or move any of the files on D:\My Documents from within Vista I get a "you do not have permission to" error when I try to do anything with those files. It seems Win 7 has taken possession of the permissions on the files and will not relinquish them to Vista.

Using XP and Vista in the same dual boot scenario did not have this problem.

What if anything can I do to resolve this problem?

Answer:Dual Booting 7 and Vista with DATA Partition problems

Have your tried right click and "take ownership" ... you will have to be logged on as the Administrator.

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A friend of mine has a Compaq Presario PC with Pentium 4 3.2 GHz CPU, 100GB Hard Drive, 1 GB RAM running Vista Home Basic. He created a second partition to place UBUNTU 9.04.

Now we get the following error message at boot time: "Inaccessible_boot_device" and another time when it did some kind of check we read "Primary Master Hard Disk Error"

He doesnot have a separate VISTA disk nor does he have a backup of the system before turning his PC into a dual-boot computer. Don't bother asking any follow up questions as I'm not near the PC now. I'm going to visit it on the 25th of December.

Does anyone have any suggested links to understand how to dig ourselves out of this problem?

Are there any software programs on a bootable disk that can restore the computer to the time before UBUNTU was added?

Answer:Problems creating Vista/Ubuntu Dual Boot

Hi this is a how to on dual booting vista and ubuntu http://apcmag.com/how_to_dualboot_vi...lled_first.htm

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My PC come with vista64bit, may registered it ? by this way I get free Email support on windows & networking PCs in windows FROM MICROSOFT ? including setting up wireless and wired networks via ADSL MODEMS ?

I have dual boot PC [VISTA 32BIT & 64BIT]:
The below hardware does not function in 64bit but no problem at 32bit[drivers in device manager appear with a yellow icon-explanation mark] is needed drivers only ? I must register all products and after registration-success seek for drivers ? I must download drivers [since ethernet card/internet do not work in 64bit] from 32bit, save on HDD and after boot from 64bit, run them ? Is needed restart after each installation, or after all installation is ok ?


problems only in 64bit vista drivers

HP LCD L2208W PROBLEM: THE CLOCK APPEAR OVAL RATHER CIRCUS ETHERNET CARD DO NOT WORKwlan shows problem

Answer:I have dual boot PC [VISTA 32BIT & 64BIT]---problems only in 64bit vista drivers

Hi Ise,

Yes, it's recommended to restart your operating system after each driver installation.
Please remember to install drivers running them as administrator.

Hope I could help...

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Hi, ok, so i have an acer 7520g preinstalled with vista, and yesterday i bought xp so i could install it on second harddrive for gaming. After it was installed, i installed the updates, drivers for video card, speakers, directx, wireless network (atheros ar5007eg) but heres my problem:

I can't get cabled internet to work. When i launch vista (where everything works) and look under device manager it just says
"Atheros.....(wireless)"
"Microsoft 6to4-networkcard (Which btw has an 31 error?)
"NVIDIA nForce Networking controller"

I got wireless working but i dont know what drivers i need to make cable work... any help would be greatly appreciated!

Joey2k
 

Answer:Solved: Dual booting xp and vista, network driver problems

Welcome to TSG!

What does the Device Manager show when booted to XP?
Did you download and install the Chipset driver for XP?
From this thread:
TheOutcaste said:


The chipset driver contains the Ethernet driver:
http://gd.panam.acer.com/home/
Select Notebook | Aspire | 5520
Select Either Windows XP choice under Operating System
Download the Chipset zip, extract, then run setup.exe

HTH

JerryClick to expand...

Choose the 7520g of course
 

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So I'm using my a8n-sli premium motherboard and have been just using 1 sata hard drive using Windows XP for about a year. I bought a second sata hard drive last week and installed Vista on it.

I just can't figure out the correct boot.ini for this to work, here is what I have currently:

[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Vista"
I get an missing NTLD message, when I try to boot from Vista, but the XP one works with that configuration.

I can boot off the Vista one fine if I set it in the bios boot order to come up before the XP hard drive, so the drive and the OS are fine.

Thanks all, I have done alot of research and have no been able to figure this out.
 

Answer:Boot.ini Problems - Dual Booting 2 Sata Drives - XP - Vista

phaze112 said:


So I'm using my a8n-sli premium motherboard and have been just using 1 sata hard drive using Windows XP for about a year. I bought a second sata hard drive last week and installed Vista on it.

I just can't figure out the correct boot.ini for this to work, here is what I have currently:

[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect /NoExecute=OptIn
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows Vista"
I get an missing NTLD message, when I try to boot from Vista, but the XP one works with that configuration.

I can boot off the Vista one fine if I set it in the bios boot order to come up before the XP hard drive, so the drive and the OS are fine.

Thanks all, I have done alot of research and have no been able to figure this out.Click to expand...

The problem is that you have windows xp and vista on a two different hard drives and your BIOS only recognize one bootable hard drive at a time, which is the one you set as your primary hard drive. if you want both OS to be bootable, you need to have vista install on your primary hard drive.
 

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I am having problems loading linux onto my computer for school... Wouldnt you know that its final week and my other computer that had unix loaded on it died and now I am trying to install unix on my Dell Inspiron 1525 notebook computer. When I start the process it tells me that that it doesnt recognize any hard drives on my computer and ask to find it... When I try to find the computer it just pulls up items on COM Port 3. I have no idea what is going on and how to fix it. Please help!

Derek

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I want to install a two-monitor set-up. After Windows 7 driver install, Windows detects the new LG 2486L as 'LG 2486 (Digital) on Standard VGA Graphics Adapter' and shows only one display icon as #1, failing to detect the older NEC display altogether, thus no option to extend the display onto a second monitor appears in, 'Change the appearance of your display'.

I am running the DVI cable that came with the new LG monitor. I am using an VGA/DVI adapter to connect the older VGA monitor. I disconnected the NEC monitor and restarted the system using only the LG monitor connection and still get the same result.



Monitors:NEW: LG 2486L (DVI Cable)
OLD: NEC LCD 1530V (VGA Cable w/Adapter)
System: Windows 7 64-bit
Asus P7P55D
Radeon HD 5770 (ATI)
Can anyone guide me through a correction of the errors or oversights I've made and help with the set up of these two monitors?

Thank you.

Answer:Dual Monitors: Set-Up

I just installed a Geforce GT 220 in my system and had the same problem you have. After installing the latest NVidia drivers my second monitor showed up.

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Question: dual monitors

Can someone please recommend a good not too expensive graphics card that will enable me to have dual monitors, one being a tft screen the other being a crt screen. I have curently 32mg intergrated graphics card, I would rather have just the one card, but if needs be I could install two. I don't particularly game on due to having a PS2, (I know that was a little like swearing on here lol), I do watch dvds on my pc, so would appreciatte something that will make the picture crisp while watching these. If not too expensive an intergrated TV card would be good but not essential.

thanks woody.
 

Answer:dual monitors

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Question: Dual Monitors

I'm using two 22'' Widescreens both connected to my current nVidia 9800GT Vidcard, is there a way to extend screen 1 to screen 2? For example, having the taskbar start on screen 1 and finish on screen 2? I know in the nVidia control panel it just lets you run multiple displays...

would I need an additional vid card? I'm planning to ugprade to the gtx285 soon..

Answer:Dual Monitors

Hi! I think you can't. I use two monitors like you and I can't figure out how to do it.

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Hi everyone,
 
I have an IBM M52 8215-d1g, that according to the internal riser has a PCIe 1x addr2-r slot. According to the documentation on the website it is a Small Form Factor (2x3).
 
I have some questions:-
 
I want to run a second monitor off my machine, what cards/ type of cards are recommended for my desktop box?
Should I be looking for a dual head card, or would the system be able to utilize the internal card at the same time?
 
I would preferably be looking for at least a 256Mb card minimum, would also be looking at mebbe HD support for future ref, but not essential, as the TV has a VGA in that I use.
 
Thanks so much.. if there's anything I have missed, ask away.
 
Moderator Note; please update your profile to reflect your location as per forum rules.
Location is important when offering advice, as sales, service, and product options may not be consistent country to countryMessage Edited by andyP on 05-22-2008 08:33 PM

Answer:Dual Monitors on M52?

Thanks AndyP.. Have updated my location. Can anyone help me?  Or is there a direct mail address to lenovo / IBM where I may get support? I am finding that because my machine is out of warranty, I'm the I.T. equivalent of the boy at your school who smelt of cabbage and sour milk.

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Question: dual monitors

I am try to get to monitors going so I have a bigger dest top
I have onboard video (SiS 630/730) I have tried to put an agp asus video card with it. It didnt work. So then I tried adding an ATI expert with the Asus video card that didnt work either. The following is my computer.

amd 950
256 mb ram
40 gb hard drive
with everything eles onboard

Can I make a dual monitor system work with this setup.

Thanx
 

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Question: Dual monitors?

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

Answer:Dual monitors?

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

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I have a home workstation (Win7 Ultimate 32 bit) with dual monitors connecting to my office workstation (Win7 Ulitmate 64 bit), which has 3 monitors. The checkbox in Remote desktop to allow dual monitors is checked but I cant get the second monitor to work (through the VPN). I have tried disconnecting the 3rd monitor to match the number of monitors, but that didnt work. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks

Answer:Dual Monitors using RDP over VPN

Original post was incorrect. Office workstation had Windows 7 Professsional. The host computer needs to have Ultimate installed to allow the dual monitors to work using remote desktop. Upgraded to Ultimate and it works great.

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Question: Dual Monitors

Hello,I have a video card with dual vga ports. I'm trying to run dual monitors. When I plug in both monitors and start my computer, only one monitor shows. It gets all the way to the "loading Windows XP" screen and then goes black. The light switches from blue to amber as if its in hibernation. What can I do to get both monitors to work?Thanks.

Answer:Dual Monitors

You have to tell Windows to "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor".  Have you done that?  This should help: http://it.cas.psu.edu/1423.htm

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I have a Dell Studio xps laptop and a Dell ultrasharp 2007fp monitor. I don't have a cord to connect them. What kind of cord do I need?
 

Answer:Help with dual monitors

What model of XPS?
 

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hi everyone. I have a new laptop with 8.1 as an os. It is okay. I am trying to get xbox video tile to go to the second monitor.
I know I can duplicate the displays, but I would like to watch the video on my tv which is the 2nd monitor. Can one metro tile be moved to another display? Any assistance will be helpful. Thank you. deanie44

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Question: Dual Monitors....

Hello all, first post here!

I have finally got my dual monitor setup and am loving it...

Did some research online here and got myself UltraMon for some customization, but there is still ONE thing I would like to get, something like a virtual kvm switch. Whereas I could hit a Hotkey and change the keyboard and mouse inputs between the screens. I wouldnt mind if it caused the mouse not to switch normally between the screens.

My main reason for looking for this is I am a gamer and would like to be able to stay in a game while browsing the web or IMing in the other screen and not be kicked out and have to Alt+Tab back in :(

Thank you :)

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Question: dual monitors

hey,

i'd appricate any help at all here because im really stuck,

basically i brought a new moniter today so i can run dual monitors but i can't seem to get it how i would want it,see i like to play online games but obviously i cannot do that while using other programmes... so i thought if i did dual monitors i could but so far all i've got out of it is 2 desktops one with out anthing on and the other with is normall i've dragged aa few programmes over and got the to run on my other monitor but im still having to problem of having to drag everything over each chat window etc and also when i run up a game on one monitor and then click a programme on the other moniter the game auto minimizes

now is there anyway to set up dual monitors to do 2 different things at once and have all windows task bar and icons on it etc or is there any way to disable auto minimize ?
thank you
 

Answer:dual monitors

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