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Nvidia GT240 Grapchics Card no second display options

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I have an NVidia GeForce GT240 graphics card with VGA and DVI inputs.

Does this mean I should be able to connect 2 LCD screens to the card and have an extended screen set-up?

When I go into Display Properties - settings in Windows XP, it only shows the one screen as active.  How do I get the second screen active so I can use an extended screen?

I have not connected a second screen permenantly as yet.  I tried it once but could not see the second screen settings in the above area of XP.
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This link tells me my Geforce card is compatible, yet the Display Settings tell me there is only one monitor option
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Connect both monitors, install the latest drivers from nvidia.com, open Nvidia Control Panel and navigate to Display > Srt up multiple displays
You should see both displays in the list
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I ended up uninstalling the Nvidia Control Panel in order to get the extended desktop.  I was able to see the two monitors, but could only mirror, or stretch the desktop across 2 monitors.  I could not use the Nvidia Control Panel to set one monitor as extended desktop.

Bizzarre but it is working now.

Thanks Clonyxiro for your help
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Glad I could Help!
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I needed to uninstal the Nvidia Control Panel as well
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