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Windows 7: Windows 7 does not recognize the Monitor

21 Nov 2010   #1
FatchoSeven

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7 does not recognize the Monitor

Hello. I have an Insignia 32' LCD Monitor/TV. I connected it to my laptop via VGA. the problem is that Windows either doesnt find it or doesnt connect to it. The first monitor is "Generic PnP Monitor on SiS M760GX and the second monitor is "(Default Monitor) on SiS M760GX" What is the problem. Before it said Non Generic PnP until I downloaded the drivers for the graphics card. Why isnt my monitor being recognized? Idk what it is because before I downloaded the SiS Drivers it would switch the display to the monitor. The only problem was that it didnt mirror the display and didnt give me the option of extending or mirroring or even bringing back the display to the laptop.


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21 Nov 2010   #2
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

do you have a hdmi option on your unit ?
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21 Nov 2010   #3
FatchoSeven

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

the monitor does but not the laptop.
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21 Nov 2010   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

really did you try going to the av function and does the tv have sv super video

Im trying to think how you can get around that is this onboard graphics or a installed one ?
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21 Nov 2010   #5
FatchoSeven

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

the graphics is onboard. I cant go to the VGA input unless the data is being sent to the monitor which it is not. I have an Acer Aspire 3000 with an SiS M760GX graphics card which I installed drivers to so that is working fine.
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21 Nov 2010   #6
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Since it is detected as a generic monitor, you will need drivers. May not find them since this is actually a TV, but try entering you model info here and see what you find... Insignia Product Support
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21 Nov 2010   #7
FatchoSeven

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

but how come i need drivers if it was working before. The only problem was that it was taking the place of the laptop screen and not as a 2nd monitor.
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21 Nov 2010   #8
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Ok i think i got something you can go on

You can purchase a vga to hdmi adapter which will overide the bs you are dealing with and put you right on the hd through hdmi i posted this link to show you about this maybe this would be the way to go for you hope this works


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21 Nov 2010   #9
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FatchoSeven View Post
but how come i need drivers if it was working before. The only problem was that it was taking the place of the laptop screen and not as a 2nd monitor.
The driver you installed was for the graphics card, right? After that it wasnt properly identified... right???
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21 Nov 2010   #10
FatchoSeven

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FatchoSeven View Post
but how come i need drivers if it was working before. The only problem was that it was taking the place of the laptop screen and not as a 2nd monitor.
The driver you installed was for the graphics card, right? After that it wasnt properly identified... right???
Yes the driver was for the graphics card and now it's as if the monitor doesn't exist. I go to the screen resolution and the 2nd display option is (Default Monitor) on Sis M760GX.
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