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Old 12-24-2006, 11:04 PM   #1
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I am trying to run dual monitors and it is not working. Either monitor will work when I have just that one plugged in. When i plug two in, the one plugged in second will be blank, with the power still on. I was told by a friend that when I right click on the desktop, and go to settings, there should be two monitors there, and I only see one, so I dont know if that has anything to do with it. Oh, by the way I am a complete computer noob. Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks .
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Old 12-24-2006, 11:09 PM   #2
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ok well how many video cards do you have? and if you have one, does it have two outputs? and what video card?
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I have 1 video card, an nvidia 7950, it does have 2 ports.
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k well did u install the drivers for it?
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Old 12-24-2006, 11:35 PM   #5
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To be honest I'm not sure, I just do whatever my friend tells me lol. I think I did, but it has been a while since I got it so I cant be sure.

EDIT: Ok, i just installed the drivers, and when I rebooted my system, I saw the windows loading screen on both computers, and now in my properties->settings I see the two monitors, but the other monitor still says no signal, and currently it is the same as before. When I click the second monitor, and check the box that says extend windows to this monitor, the screen just goes blank and then comes back up, but nothing changes.
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Right click on desktop, choose properties, then settings. Right click the monitor that looks a little grayed out (proberly numbered "2")

Right click, and press attached. Press apply, press OK. one.
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I tried that, it is the same as clicking the box that extends windows to the other monitor, nothing happened.
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If anyone else has an idea, it would be greatly appreciated .
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