dual monitors not working

Posted on 2006-06-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-25

I have a dell xps 600 with a nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX video card and am trying to hook up dual monitors.  When the computer is first started both monitors show the boot up process, but when window starts and the log on screen pops up only one of the monitors shows anything.  

When I go to the display properties there is only one monitor showing.

I am running windows media center.

Does anyone know how I can get both monitors working?  Let me know if you need any more info.


Question by:andrewaiello
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    Do you have the nView application installed from the video card CD? - that is the place where you define two monitors.  nVidia extended desktops are done differently than Radeons; you basically define a desktop that is twice as wide in pixels as one screen.
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    This card came with my computer and i am not sure if it came with a vidoe card cd.  Is there somewhere i can download the nview app?
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    Expert Comment

    It comes with the video card driver download:
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    Author Comment

    It actually did not come with nview application.  I was able to find it at the link below.
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    You might want to read this article from Microsoft: Support for Multiple Monitors in Windows Media Center Edition 2004;en-us;830851

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