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Windows 7: Monitor not being detected

11 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Monitor not being detected

I am using a DVI-E port and I am using a VGA to DVI-E adapter with my monitor and I try enabling the monitor but it is not being detected so it dosen't enable it. It detects the DVI port but not the monitor.

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11 Jun 2010   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit

hi cmckaycm , could i point you to this thread, monitor cannot be detected post 9 may be of help to you
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11 Jun 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

DVI-E? Had to look that one up. Any particular reason for using that over a normal VGA cable?

Anyway after looking it up, a quick question. Do you have the receiver and transmitter adapters connected properly? Transmitter adapter on the computer and the receiver on the monitor.
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11 Jun 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit

Does the DVI extender pass analog and digital? If it only passes digital thats why it wont work. VGA is analog and the DVI to VGA adapter only works if the DVI connector it is connected to is a DVI-I or DVI-A. The adapter doesn't convert digital to analog it just picks off the analog signal and feeds it to a VGA connector.
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