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XP 2 Monitors with Same information, only 1 shows in settings

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I have a DELL Optiflex desktop with 2 monitors running on XP. Both monitors show the same information. When I try to correct the problem in "Display -> settings" only one monitor appears. Since I reinstalled XP (professional) recently I thought that maybe I had to download the drivers (?)
a) Is it the right approach?
b) If so: which ones should I get? I don't want to waste getting the wrong ones.
Thank you
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1. -> Yes.
2. -> The ones for your PC from the Dell site. Actually you must install all the drivers from there, starting with the chipset driver (if available).
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by:Thomas Dark
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Can you confirm that both monitors are connected into separate display output sockets? In other words, are you using a 'VGA splitter', two VGA outputs or something else?

Regards,
Tom
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by:tankergoblin
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erm!! i assume that you already install everything (drivers) that given by you.. or you already install graphic control panel.. then you can try to right click on the window and try to find graphic setting something like that then from there you can choose either clone or extended or ....

let me know or print screen what you see... if you cannot find it
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Installing the drivers was the right solution; however DELL only offered two that did not work. Eventually I had to download a fix and pay money to Driver Restore...
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