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Windows 7: Dual monitor issues!

11 Nov 2011   #1
susidus

Windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 
Dual monitor issues!

I have issues getting a second monitor to work.
At startup I get a picture on both ( Window starting up... 4 little dots circling..etc)
But as soon as I reach my "Log-in page" my second monitor goes black.

At monitor settings it does not even show the option of dual monitiors.

The computer this concerns is a Acer Veriton N281G (cheap and cheerful). It has a Intel GMA 3150. I run a split cable from the computers VGA to both screens VGA`s.

The fact that I do get a signal on my second screen at start up brings me to think the problem is within Windows. Am I correct and WHAT is the solution???

Many thanks!


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11 Nov 2011   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

susidus, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Hope you're not trying to get the monitors to run in extended mode, as when using a VGA splitter all you will get is clone mode (same thing on both).

And no it isn't a Windows problem, the Intel graphics in that thing likely can't handle running both off of a single connection. It is also the Intel driver that is stopping both from running once it is loaded.
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11 Nov 2011   #3
Tae Song

Window 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Right-click Desktop, click Screen resolution. Click on Monitor 2 (greyed out) and check box Extend to this monitor.
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11 Nov 2011   #4
susidus

Windows 7 professional 32bit
 
 

Thanx to you both!
Tae Songs suggestion did not work so I guess Stormy 13 is right ( I was secretly hoping you would not be...)
Do you think getting a "usb to vga adapter" and try to run my second monitor from an usb would work? I would like to be able to extend the monitor and not just clone it.
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11 Nov 2011   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For what you want to do a USB adapter is the only way.
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11 Nov 2011   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not on those nettops,

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