Re: Multiple monitors - Vista does not detect new second monitor
"Jeanne" <Jeanne@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I have recently purchased a new quad-core, Vista PC with dual NVidia cards.
> I am trying to set up multiple monitors, but the second monitor does not
> to be recognized - although the display under control panel sees two
> monitors. When I connect everything and reboot, the second monitor stays
> power save mode.
> I am guessing that the PC is not really "seeing" the second monitor and
> two in the display is a mirror, but am unsure on how to verify this. Is
> there a way to force it to detect the new hardware? Windows Vista helps
> support says it should auto-detect, but if it does not, I cannot find a
> around to force it to see this new monitor.
> Any ideas?
I'll give you how I do it on my Vista with nVidia:
On Desktop, right-click.
nVidia Control Panel
Set up multiple displays
1. Choose the nView display mode to use. (Check) Configured independently
from each other (Dualview).
2. Select the displays you would like to use. Your two monitors should be
showing. If not, click on "My display is not shown on the list." You could
check for a rigorous detection, etc.
If the correct displays are shown, press Apply at the bottom. Be ready to
answer Yes when it asks if you want to keep the change.
You should be up and running. The nVidia Control Panel has other
adjustments to match color, etc. Also, there are several ways to configure
dual monitors. They can't do everything, but they do a lot.
Sometimes this process will change the resolution of your main monitor. If
that happens, upgrade your nVidia software.