Dual monitor problems.

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Hardware' started by Doc, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. OmniTree

    OmniTree New Member

    Jan 13, 2009
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    I feel I should add an Adendum to this post as I found something out this morning. Upon cold boot, the dual monitors would not finction. The only monitor to function was the monitor plugged into the top port. Now last night I reported that a simple swapping of ports was enough. This was not the case this morning. Yes, I had to swap the ports, however I also had to tell the Screen Resolution app to Detect the monitors. It should also be stated that depending on the 'active' monitor, some form of 'activation' may be required. Think along the lines of the monitor being asleep.

    This new data is making me believe that the issue lays outside the Display drivers as supplied by nVidia or Microsoft (WDDM 1.0). Instead placing the problem with a fault in the plug-n-play system or with the monitor detection system inside the Screen Resolution application. What is interesting is the lack of the audible tones associated with plug-n-play when plugging a monitor into the bottom port. Although, plugging a monitor into the upper port always results in the plug-n-play audibles.

    Research on the official Windows 7 TechNet forums resulted in this thread (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprohardware/thread/273001d1-68c8-4112-91d1-675d9d94d4f4). The OP states simply that the nVidia driver version 181.20 fixed his Dual Monitor issue. It also worked with mine. The OS's are Win 7 x32 and x64 and the issue in question was the second monitor being held in 'sleep' mode.

    Good luck all.
    #21 OmniTree, Jan 14, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2009

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