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Old 04-15-2008
flyingkiwi
 

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Dual Screen Issues
Hi there - I have just installed Vista Ultimate in a dual boot arrangement
with Xp pro. I run a dual monitor - one at 1600 x 1200 and the other at 1280
x 1024. The problem I am having is if I try and run them dual and independant
- i.e diffeent things on each screen (Not Cloned it works) I get a screen
full of blue wavey lines and you cant read anything. Also happens if you try
changing screen res. So far i have tried 3 different drivers but same result.
In XP it all works fine so has to be either Vista or the Nvidia Driver. Any
clues to what it might be?

PC Specs: E8400 / Gigabyte EP35-DS4 / 2Gb RAM / Nvidia 7950Gt 512Mb Card /
vista + XP partitioned.
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Old 04-15-2008
Malke
 

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Re: Dual Screen Issues
flyingkiwi wrote:

> Hi there - I have just installed Vista Ultimate in a dual boot arrangement
> with Xp pro. I run a dual monitor - one at 1600 x 1200 and the other at
> 1280 x 1024. The problem I am having is if I try and run them dual and
> independant - i.e diffeent things on each screen (Not Cloned it works) I
> get a screen full of blue wavey lines and you cant read anything. Also
> happens if you try changing screen res. So far i have tried 3 different
> drivers but same result. In XP it all works fine so has to be either Vista
> or the Nvidia Driver. Any clues to what it might be?
>
> PC Specs: E8400 / Gigabyte EP35-DS4 / 2Gb RAM / Nvidia 7950Gt 512Mb Card /
> vista + XP partitioned.


Use third-party multi-monitor management software such as UltraMon (not
free) or VirtuaWin (IIRC free).

Malke
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Old 04-16-2008
Steve Thackery
 

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Re: Dual Screen Issues
I have a similar setup to you, but with a more primitive NVidia 7600GS card.
One of my monitors is a widescreen LCD, the other a VDU running at 1280 *
1024.

Mine works perfectly, so I don't think we can blame Vista. This does sound
like a driver problem to me - NVidia drivers are known to be pretty
hopeless.

In fact, I run my system with the basic Vista driver that got installed by
default. It works beautifully, although I understand it doesn't support
various gaming-related features (no concern to me).

If you don't play games, I'd be tempted to uninstall your video driver and
let Vista install the default driver. Got to be worth a try.

SteveT

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