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Does XP Pro suppt. laptops w/external monitor?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Autumn_kiss, Jul 15, 2006.

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  1. Autumn_kiss

    Autumn_kiss Thread Starter

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    Hi:

    I have a new laptop, fairly small Vaio. I bought an external monitor to use with the laptop, but I'm having problems.

    The monitor came with a small paper that doesn't really adress anything, but it says just to set the resolution on each and things will work. I've done that, but.... this is what happens when the external is hooked up:

    No matter which monitor is set as the primary, the icons will be on one monitor, and the cursor will be on the other. :confused:

    Also, as an example, when I try to open control panel with the monitor where there's a cursor showing, control panel shows up on the monitor without the cursor.

    End result is that I can't use the external at this point.

    Anyone have an idea if this is a Windows XP Pro setting problem??
     
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