1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Aero Disabled - 3 Monitor Setup Dual GPU

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PK*, May 4, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. PK*

    PK* Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    21
    Aero Disabled - 3 Monitor Setup
    I'm stumped and spent the entire night trying to resolve the following issue:

    Video Card 1: PCI-E 9800GTX+
    Video Card 2: PCI 8400GS
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
    Monitors: 2 x 22 inch LCD and 1 x 42 inch HDTV

    Both cards are WDDM 1.1 and DX10

    I picked up a PCI video card to add to my existing PCI-E to enable my HDTV as a 3rd monitior. Drivers installed fine, both cards recognized, but Aero is automatically disabled any time 3 monitors are plugged in (all DVI).

    The popup "The color scheme has been changed to Windows Basic - The current color scheme has exceeded its allowed memory so the color scheme has been automatically changed to improve performance. Click to see more information." switches the theme back to basic. I've run the Aero Troubleshooter which says each time that WDM is disabled, when it actually IS ENABLED and Started in the services.

    I tried disabling notifications of popups, tried turning off the setting that allows windows to adjust which settings to use automatically, I tried the well known registry tweak to prevent windows from switching the theme but it continues to act up. I've reinstalled different drivers by wiping out old ones.... I tried the BIOS for changes and nothing..... Yet when I unplug any of the 3 monitors... the other 2 are fine and Aero works.

    Your help is greatly appreciated, I'm tired and frustrated!
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/921011

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice