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Windows 7: dual monitors with old geforce4 mx 4000

16 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
dual monitors with old geforce4 mx 4000

Odd situation. I have two video cards a geforce4 MX 4000 and built in Intel Q965/Q963 installed in a HP dc5700 with 1GB of RAM running Win7 Enterprise fresh install. The onboard Intell has the latest drivers from HP and the nVidia I got working using the 81.98 forceware driver.

If I select the nvidia card as the main video card in the BIOS the display will show up on just one monitor (the one plugged in to the card), if I look in the device manager it sees both cards w/o errors yet I have no option for dual display, if I click on "detect" it finds nothing. Also all the nvidia software runs fine.

However if I select the onboard card as the default then the display goes on just it's monitor but this time in device manager the nvidia card has the "windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems (code 43)" message and obviouly no option for dual monitors.

It would seem both drivers and monitors are working since they work independantly, it's just that Windows7 doesn't seem to want them to play together. Also this situation worked fine when pc was WinXP

Any suggestions other then a new video card.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Nov 2009   #2

7600.20510 x86


GeForce 4 series of cards can not work on Windows 7. Maybe with XP driver, but you definitely will never have the Aero interface available.

Sounds like you seriously need to upgrade your hardware to run Windows 7.

If you want to alleviate the error code 43, you'll need to find some chipset driver update and/or bios update. Not likely.

So not only do you need a new video card, you need a whole new system (if you can not update the chipset drivers for the mainboard.)
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