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Dual Monitor Issue

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by johlag, Jun 11, 2006.

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  1. johlag

    johlag Thread Starter

    Jun 11, 2006
    I've just installed Vista Beta 2, and I'm having trouble with a dual monitor setup. I'm using an nVidia GeForce FX 5500 graphics card (128 MB of memory, 2 VGAs out, and one S-Video out).

    My goal is to connect two monitors like this: my main VGA monitor running at a very high resolution, and a TV at a lower resolution, connected via S-Video. I've successfully gotten the desktop to span the two monitors like this, but every time I reboot, both screens show the same desktop, both at 600 x 800. I need to manually change the resolution and desktop settings each time I reboot.

    Is there some way to get my dual screen settings to "stick" from session to session? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. tasslehoff69


    Jun 13, 2006
    I am having the same issue with Vista. Please let me know if you solve this problem. Thanks!

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  3. Eriksrocks


    Aug 7, 2005
    Vista is only a beta, so I would stick with one monitor for now. If anything, the problem is probably within your video card's drivers. See if there are any updates, and then check any configuration tools for dual-monitor settings.
  4. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

    Aug 27, 2003
    I've removed your e-mail address so you don't get spammed. Also, we prefer to assist on the boards as opposed to e-mail as that method doesn't help others who may have the same problem.

    Please start a new thread of your own and someone will be happy to assist you.

  5. runcool


    Apr 1, 2007
    Well, the final version is out and I have monitor issues. I have another LCD hooked to my laptop ON the left side of it. I have to change the settings to show on the left side whenever you restart, standby, well. anything.
    This thread popped up when I did the search on it so I am not purposely pulling up an old thread.
  6. shedsatip


    Aug 29, 2007
    I have an identical issue with Vista Business editiion.
    I have a notebook with an NVIDEA GeForce Go 7400 graphics chipset.
    I have a widscreen 1280x800 notebook display and via a docking station /port replicator I have a standard Dell 17" FP (1280x1024).
    When the notebook is docked it sits to the RHS of the Dell Flat Panel and via the settings i have told the software that the secondary monitor (Dell) is on the left. Having saved and Ok'd the system is happy and all is well...Until I restart /re-dock etc. Then it swaps the monitors around such that it thinks the dell FP is on the rhs of the notebook.
    Is anyone aware of this issue and how to resolve it. Its not serious but its starting to annoy me. Any suggestions greatfully recieved.
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