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Windows 7: 2 monitors not showing display

31 Dec 2009   #1
determined

windows 7
 
 
2 monitors not showing display

Hi Peeps,

I have recently installed windows 7 now for a while. Before 7 I had vista and then xp, both which I used dual monitors.

Since switching to windows 7, dual display does not work any more, I have two monitors which I tried with the addtional main display, both of them power up with the light displayed on the monitor, but there is no input detected by the monitors.

I have swapped my graphics card now twice at pcworld 9800GT pci-e, so I know its not the graphics card.

Monitors I am using have VGA connetions but have a adapter to fit into the dvi port.

One mointor I have tried is this one Octigen-Welcome to Octigen

The other one is a stock flat screen I got from packard bell I have no link for that one.

I have no Idea what I am not doing right, help, something in windows which is not working?


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31 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

This is symptomatic of driver issue. Go to the GFX card manufacturer's site and download the latest drivers. If this does not work, there are a couple other things we can try.

Hope this helps,
~Jonathan
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31 Dec 2009   #3
determined

windows 7
 
 

its plug and play monitor... if it were that easy, id be on to it now
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31 Dec 2009   #4
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

soz determined he means your graphics card drivers .. not your monitors

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/page/home.html
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31 Dec 2009   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Look there for drivers for your card.
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31 Dec 2009   #6
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Single Monitor

does it work ok with just one hooked up?

check the system tray and look to see if you have Nvidia icon there for video display I have seen that cause problems like this when you try to control the display through windows itself no go but with the software for the card it will work so check the settings for Nvidia twinview make sure it's on
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31 Dec 2009   #7
TaraSWinTeam

Windows 7
 
 

I concur, update your drivers! Here is more information about drivers: Update drivers: recommended links.

Here is additional information about using multiple monitors: Understanding multiple monitors.

Cheers,
Tara
Windows Outreach Team
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01 Jan 2010   #8
determined

windows 7
 
 

I have a PNY 9800GT 1 GB.

I have been to the manufacturers website...

NVIDIA DRIVERS 195.62 WHQL

I am confused, the one that I bought is G-Force but also PNY, so how am I working out which driver I download, I feel that I have just installed the wrong one.

9800GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI EXPRESS.

So am I going to NVidia's site, or GForce, or PNY?

My newest monitor which is a 22" (just to brag) samsung works perfectly, it seems as if Windows is stuck on default setting for 1 monitor.
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01 Jan 2010   #9
determined

windows 7
 
 

Okay i've updated my drivers, I've tried using the software to customise mutli display options, nothing works or triggers it at all.

I've tried going back throught the Windows way and customising the mutli displays, its not working.

I've tried to increase the refresh rate more than the monitor can actually handle and then try to move it back down, which doesn't work neither.

I am trying to find out what this nView does maybe that could be a solution.
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01 Jan 2010   #10
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Nview

in Nview you have to enable multiple monitors
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