Nvidia Geforce 7100 Extended Desktop Problems

Posted on 2007-10-03
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Last Modified: 2013-11-08
I'm working on a computer that has an Nvidia Geforce 7100 GS video card installed. It has 1 dvi and 1 vga port on it. I connected to identical Hp monitors to it. When i go into the display properties, i dont get the dropdown menu to select multiple monitors and extend the desktop. Although i have no problems cloning the screens or even making both screens look like one big screen. In the disply properties, it just tells me the type of monitor that i have and there is no dropdown list. Also, when i go to advanced and select "monitor" it does not show plug and play monitor, it show the type of monitor that i have without an option to select anything else. I also tried looking through the Nview properties with no luck, i just get the option to clone or expand the desktop (make both screens look like one big screen) but i still can't extend it.

Thanks for the help!
Question by:jkpc21
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Accepted Solution

PUNKY earned 2000 total points
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Update drivers and nVidia software:


You should see option in drop-down menu.

Author Comment

ID: 20015151
Yeah, i knew i should have tried that... Drivers almost always cause this type of problem.

Anyways, Full points to PUNKY.. Thanks again.

Expert Comment

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I'm having this exact same issue and reinstalling the drivers did not work. I would post my own question, but for some reason that's not working either. Any other suggestions to fix this?

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