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Using Multiple Video Drivers


I have a dell studio slim with integrated video into my motherboard. I currently have two monitors hooked up using my hdmi output and my vga output, but i recently bought a third monitor and a low profile video card (geforce 8400 gs) so i can expand my desktop to the new monitor. I tried following the instructions and i got the new monitor to work but then the other two monitors don't work at all! I really hope that i can get all of my monitors to work simultaneously. Can anyone please help me?

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In addition to this issue, i also get "windows explorer" (explorer.exe) and sometimes " internet explorer" (iexplorer.exe) "has stop working errors" and whenever i watch tv (be it clear qam, ota or analog cable) it goes bsod after about 3 minutes. All my devices/latest drivers are recognized by 7 rtm (ultimate) based from the device manager window and their properties and i have all the updates including the latest installed. I am running out of ideas and is getting ready to go back to xp unless someone here can help me figure this out. By the way, playing mp3's also crashes my system.

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Cleaned out ram bay, unplugged everything and replugged, making sure everything is squared away and not loose. The crashes have been completely random and have applied the memory leak hotfix as well to no effect. I tried to attached my crash dumps to this post but it may not work, so if i could get some insight, i would greatly appreciate it.


Posted On: 2010-05-11 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I boot into safe mode and uninstall the nvidia drivers and windows will boot just fine, but i have no video drivers installed. When i go into safe mode with that problem and i have windows troubleshoot it, it says that my video card drivers are up to date, but does not support wddm.

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Problem signature:
Problem event name: bluescreen
Os version: 6. 1. 7600. 2. 0. 0. 768. 3
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Additional information about the problem:
Bccode: 7f
Bcp1: 0000000000000008
Bcp2: 0000000080050033
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Bcp4: fffff80002a98798
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Posted On: 2009-09-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-09-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-31 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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