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Windows 7: 2nd monitor added but goes black after a few seconds..

04 Nov 2010   #11
Spetz

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I swapped cables, same thing. I swapped ports, same thing. The only refresh rates are 59 and 60 Mhz..I tried all combinations.
I added my wives monitor to the 2nd port on my GPU, and it worked fine.
Perhaps the monitor isn't win7 compatible ? I couldn't find any drivers newer then Win XP..


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05 Nov 2010   #12
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Try hooking up the monitor in question up to onther system (say a freinds) and see if it works....I leaning towards the monitor itself is defaulty in some way. If you hook it up to another system and it works ( on a system w/XP and one w/7). Then there is an underlying problem on your system.
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16 Feb 2011   #13
xtygerx

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
windows 7 second monitor shuts down after a few seconds

I have exactely the same problem on Oerating system Windows 7 64bit , video card Ati Radeon 4500/5100 series on a laptop toshiba, i enter the second monitor witch is a CRT View Power TM 17" and it does all the thigs the topic starter said he had problems with it stops after a few seconds, when i press detect it is shown in monitors it is set to default settings bla bla.. changed resolution to lowest 800*600 changed a lot of ati catalist settings but still it shuts down after a few seconds after detection or pluged in or any method that detects a second monitor ANYONE found any soultion to this kind of problem ?
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20 Jul 2015   #14
Mentalist

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 
It's a bios thing

I have a system that's been running fine for years. I had the motherboard replaced (god bless the seven year HP warranty) and now when I plug in monitor number 2 they both go dark. The tech said something about maybe needing to do that before he left, and at the time both monitors worked fine, but now when I plug in both, both go dark. So I'm guessing he was right. Anyway, I'll keep you posted.
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20 Jul 2015   #15
Mentalist

Win 7 Ultimate
 
 

I went into the bios and enabled monitor tracking. That seemed to fix it!
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