Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Dual Monitor problem

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Dual Monitor problem

    I’ve had my Dell computer and dual Samsung monitors for 6 months without a problem, then all of a sudden the left monitor stopped working and they display properties indicates only one monitor connected.

    So I uninstalled the video driver and then installed the latest driver for my nVidia 7900 GeForce GS. Then both monitors worked fine and the display properties control panel listed 2 monitors again. But after several days, the display properties reverted back to 1 display only. So I uninstalled and then reinstalled the latest driver and both monitors worked and the display panel showed the correct number of monitors until this morning. Now I’m back to only one monitor working and the display properties panel is showing only 1 connected monitor.

    My OS is Windows VISTA Home Premium.

    Does anyone know why this is happening and what I can do about it?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by sheika; 09-05-2007, 11:21 AM.

  • #2
    Re: Dual Monitor problem

    I've been using Vista for a few months now. When I've had problems, User Access Control (UAC) was almost always involved. And the solution almost always involved right-clicking on the program and selecting "Run program as administrator" even if my user account has admin permissions.
    UAC cries wolf a lot (useless because there's no information to make a decision, just the warning itself), but sometimes it will refuse an action without telling me. This is especially true when updates are involved.
    Did it revert to the old configuration after a cold boot? Did you check your driver version after the update?
    On the whole, I like Vista, but I had to learn its tricky ways.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Dual Monitor problem

      Panpan thanks so much for your response. I'm not sure what a cold boot is. My driver version is the new one. So what I did was just reinstall the driver without uninstalling and now it seems to me working fine. At least for now!

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Dual Monitor problem

        Cold Boot
        Attached Files

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Dual Monitor problem

          A long shot, but try this patch:
          http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938194
          Learn by teaching
          Take responsibility for learning

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Dual Monitor problem

            Originally posted by Syd View Post
            Cold Boot
            Ha, Ha. I need a cold boot like that.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Dual Monitor problem

              Originally posted by Doug Nelson View Post
              A long shot, but try this patch:
              http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938194
              Thanks Doug. I'll keep that info on file incase my left monitor stops responding again.

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Dual Monitor problem

                sheika, as a method of exlusion, attach monitor to the primary and make sure it is working first ..............baby steps

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Dual Monitor problem

                  Does anyone know why this is happening and what I can do about it?
                  Thanks.
                  Well this isn't the answer you probably wanted but.... Upgrade to a mac OS X has been nothing but nice to me even when using several non mac monitors or accessories...it always just works.

                  I have previously tried windows dos,95,98, me, 2000, xp ....all of them gave me headaches and relentless problems, win2000 being the most stable.

                  As cassidy suggested are you getting a signal with just one monitor? Will it show two monitors in the harware properties (i'm not pos. it shows the display itself though, cant remember)

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Dual Monitor problem

                    Did you unplug one of the monitors at any stage? This would upset the settings. Also, if you did, when you plug it back in again, you should switch your computer off first, then plug it in, then start up your computer.

                    Syd

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Dual Monitor problem

                      Dell Tech Support discovered the problem. My video card was defective. My computer is still under warrenty. So Dell sent out an In-House Tech to replace it. All is working fine now.

                      Thanks to all of you for your suggestions.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Dual Monitor problem

                        Good to hear. Thanks for reporting back.
                        Learn by teaching
                        Take responsibility for learning

                        Comment

                        Related Topics

                        Collapse

                        • foxgirl26
                          Dual monitor calibration
                          by foxgirl26
                          Hello,
                          I contacted Spyder by Colorvision regarding dual monitor calibration and they told me it's not supported by Windows XP or Vista.

                          I know its possible somehow I just dont know how. I knew someone a while back who had accomplished it.

                          The Spyder rep said only...
                          11-25-2008, 11:09 AM
                        • Syd
                          Calibrating a Dual Monitor Setup
                          by Syd
                          How do I calibrate for a dual monitor setup? Surely, in order for it to be accurate you need a profile for each monitor? Is there a way to do this? Or should I just calibrate my main monitor and forget about the other? I have a CRT which I connect up to my laptop. The laptop's colors, even though...
                          09-16-2007, 09:01 AM
                        • arihant_kkk
                          monitor callibration
                          by arihant_kkk
                          pls.help how to calibrate 2 -4 monitors with the printouts or with each other monitor.

                          i am using amd athlon x2 5600+ processor with 2 gb ram and asus motherboard compatible with processor. and samsung syncmaster 794 mg 17" crt monitors

                          pls. help i am facing a big problem....
                          08-01-2008, 10:31 AM
                        • miamibear
                          Dual Monitors
                          by miamibear
                          Hello,

                          I recently bought a Gateway computer that supports two monitors. Currently I'm only using one, but from what I've read you can set up Photoshop to show your palettes on one monitor and artwork on the other monitor?

                          Is this pretty much a plug-n-play thing or does...
                          01-27-2006, 07:01 PM
                        • Jeff F
                          Can Monitor Calibration Devices Flag a Bad Monitor
                          by Jeff F
                          I'm asking this here because I'm currently reading Richard's book on PSE 4. It occurs to me that no amount of calibration can fix a monitor for which the colors at the edge of the screen do not match the colors in the center. And I'm sure that there are other monitor problems which cannot be eliminated...
                          10-09-2006, 12:25 AM
                        Working...
                        X