Setting up dual monitors: WindowsXP

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saxofoner

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So I've got these two monitors plugged into my card, right? And I know the computer "sees" them, because if I unplug my second monitor, it gives me the old "NO SIGNAL DEVICE UNPLUGGED" screen. And when I reboot, the boot and post screens show up on both monitors. But then the OS loads, and the second monitor just goes to sleep. In the display properties >>> settings tab, it's showing the monitor as plugged into my onboard graphics, I think. But it's actually plugged into my NVidia 5200. I can't verify that, though, because it shuts off. Any ideas?
 

saxofoner

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Oh thanks... I'll try that. But I'm NOT using a "secondary graphics adapter" or whatever they called the graphics card: I've got them both in ONE card.
 

Alvin.C

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Hello,

Do you have the nvidia drivers installed?

If so, then go to Control Panel > Display > Settings Tab > Advanced button > Click on the GeForce FX 5200 Tab > On the left you should see something like Multiple Displays, or Displays...

Make sure that your secondary display is active here, and that all the settings are correct.
 

saxofoner

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Ok, thanks, that should work... I'll try it when I get home. I had missed the advanced button.
 
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