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Windows 7: Dual monitor problem - 2nd monitor is blank

05 Jul 2011   #21
linnemeyerhere

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Susan now go up to the little red triangle in the right hand corner and post problem solved. Glad we could help!


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05 Jul 2011   #22
richyrichuk

Windows 7 Ultimate N 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richyrichuk View Post
just as they are plugged in next to each other
it was said about which ports, and seetings asin for e.g. nvidia control pannel settings.
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08 Jul 2012   #23
ratfink81

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

ok, here's the scoop. it's not your monitors. i have this same problem. i have two monitors hooked up to my laptop. i watch netflix on one and play skyrim on the other...........when they decide to work. it's not a problem with the drivers because it works and i've used it with no problems. however, sometimes it just randomly decides to not show anything on the second monitor. the operating system tells me that it is showing up on the second screen, but my eyes tell me otherwise. multiple reboots sometimes work, sometimes dont. i do believe that this is just one of those random Windows bugs that they are so notorious for. if anyone finds a workaround or a fix, please lemme know. i'm troubleshooting it as we speak
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24 May 2013   #24
userside

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratfink81 View Post
ok, here's the scoop. it's not your monitors. i have this same problem. i have two monitors hooked up to my laptop. i watch netflix on one and play skyrim on the other...........when they decide to work. it's not a problem with the drivers because it works and i've used it with no problems. however, sometimes it just randomly decides to not show anything on the second monitor. the operating system tells me that it is showing up on the second screen, but my eyes tell me otherwise. multiple reboots sometimes work, sometimes dont. i do believe that this is just one of those random Windows bugs that they are so notorious for. if anyone finds a workaround or a fix, please lemme know. i'm troubleshooting it as we speak
Just try to turn off DCR function of the monitor if it has it. It worked for mine!
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