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Dual Monitors Not Working With Laptop Screen


I use dual monitors at work with my laptop using a docking station (2 free standing monitors); no problem with this at work. At home, i have 1 monitor and use my laptop screen as the 2nd monitor. It works, but then stops working whenever i shutdown my computer (the laptop screen is blank when i restart my computer). I was able to get it working again once by plugging in the monitor while the laptop was working. Now, i can't even get my laptop screen to work. I'm using a dell e6400. Thanks.

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The monitors display fine and i have it set to extended and i can move back and forth and put apps on the second monitor but if i try to say surf the net or do other things in windows on the second monitor it works fine but when i load a game like the witcher on my primary screen and run it everything is still on the second screen but when i click on a app in the second screen it close the primary screen game down and puts it on the task bar. And i want to be able to use the second screen without interruption or stopping what i am doing on the primary screen.

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Where do i start to diagnose what is happening? All i can find is the event viewer, which doesn't have any critical or error events except that an unexpected reboot occurred. Is there some way i can start logging or run drivers in debug, anything like that? I'd like to get some more information other than "the screens are black", because right now i don't know who i should be talking to about this problem; dell, microsoft, or nvidia.


Posted On: 2010-03-24 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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1a. If so, can someone please link to a site that would be easier to read and understand? (We have been to a few already posted but they are confusing or just say the same things and aren't working).
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3. Can we use the two separate video cards to run the two different items on the computer, or would they both be forced to run off the one video card?

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I went into display properties and clicked in the check box to make the dell the main display, and that seems to have "kind of" worked. For the most part, the dell is being used as the main display, but is still labeled as display 2. So, when i went to start windows media center, it comes up on my samsung monitor, which is my secondary(extended) monitor. My guess is, it does that because my samsung monitor is still labeled as display 1. So, i have two questions:

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The "y"connector i'm using is a "gigaware 2 port usb-powered vga splitter" which claims to allow one to connect two (2) displays to one computer (such as a monitor, projector or tv). Note: all of the "help" refers to how to use the drop down to select the second monitor, so please be aware that the drop-down shows only the single monitor. I've tried disconnecting one monitor and re-booted. Adding the second back on as soon as the system was up. It still won't see the second device.


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If i am on monitor 1 (physically on left) i have to move my pointer to the left to get on the right monitor (monitor 2). This is opposite of what logic calls for. I have jiggled my cables every way i can think of, to no avail.


Posted On: 2010-02-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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This allowed me several productivity gains like viewing videos across multiple monitors by saying full screen, editing images across both monitors, wallpapers that span across the entire display etc. There were hundreds of uses for this and i'd like to see an option soon that would allow me to span an application across multiple monitors.

I love the new snap feature you have given to window handling in windows 7 but again with dual monitors there is no way to snap to the middle divider. This is troublesome as i have to snap windows to the opposite end of my screens (40"+) in order to quickly compare folder list. This is also troublesome when using my laptop with an external display as i cannot snap to both sides of either the laptop or the external monitor. You can see what a loss this is when trying to compare folders quickly as outlined in your videos. I would love for you to add snaps to the middle of multiple monitors, this would save me a ton of time.

When stretching videos, images, applications across multiple screens in an effort to manually span an application the user experience degrades quite a lot. Under xp (nvidia span), linux, and mac spanning an application caused no degradation of speed or ui problems but under windows 7 it does. I would like to think this is because of my video card but alas i use the same card under linux and mac with no problems. I would not mind not having a span mode if i could fake it by stretching the application across the monitors, but the speed decreases so much that any productivity gain i would have made is wasted in loss of productivity.

Please allow to utilize multiple monitors without speed problems or having the ui of apps missing buttons. Please. Pretty please allow me to snap to my monitors middle edge. Please, please allow me watch videos in full screen instead of only on one monitor, and please with sugar on top allow me use wallpapers that will span my entire landscape instead of displaying the same image twice.


Posted On: 2009-11-09 . View Related Posts . . View 15 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-22 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-14 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Problem signature:
 
Problem event name:                       
Bluescreen
 
Os version:                                         
6. 1. 7600. 2. 0. 0. 256. 1
 
Locale id:                                            
1033
 
Additional information about the problem:
 
Bccode:                                              
116
 
Bcp1:                                                   
B2b93510
 
Bcp2:                                                   
8d2129b0
 
Bcp3:                                                   
00000000
 
Bcp4:                                                   
0000000d
 
Os version:                                         
6_1_7600
 
Service pack:                                      
0_0
 
Product:                                              
256_1
 
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C:windowsminidump


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