Windows no longer recognizes both screens

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  1. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    I have 2 screens; yesterday windows recognized the 2 screen set up, and showed 1 as the main and did not mirro the other,

    today i put in more memory (mac pro) and disconnected everything,

    then when i went into windows tonight it did not recognize one screen as the primary, instead it was like a mirror and everything i did on the left screen i did on the right,


    how do i get it back to normal having 2 screen and non mirrored?

    maybe i did something wrong because i cannot lower or raise my resolution anymore, nor can i adjust the screen sizes,

    what to do?

    running mac/windows 7


    thanks
     
  2. sdsvtdriver macrumors 65816

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    i havent used windows 7, but on xp there is a checkbox marked 'extend desktop to this monitor' that had to be checked.
     
  3. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but it is not showing anything but screen one, and wont detect 2 screens at all now!!


    plus in the hardware section, it shows a yellow triangle with an exlamation point in it next to the dipplay icon!!


    what happened?

    how do i repair something such as that under boot camp?

    is it on the main install discs from mac?
     
  4. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried it with the leopard discs and still wont repair!!

    i am going to get the recent update from ati and install myself!!
     
  5. Winni macrumors 68030

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    And that is exactly the only working solution. The graphics drivers that Apple ships with Boot Camp are outdated and usually don't work very well. I have a very similar issue with my nVidia 8800GT and the only thing that works is downloading the latest nVidia drivers from the nVidia website (which one should always do anyway).
     
  6. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ummm yeah... it did not work either:rolleyes:

    what to do, what to do:eek:
     
  7. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    Try hitting "Win+P." On your Mac, the Win key is the Apple key, or the command key. This should bring up a bunch of options. You cycle through it like command+Tab in Mac OS X. Just hit the P key until you're where you want to be (like mirror, extend, ect). The pictures should be pretty self-explanatory.
     
  8. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This did nothing,

    It may be windows 7 giving me complications, so i will be moving back to windows xp pro,

    hopefully xp pro will give me no issues with the monitors or anything like that?

    Plus everytime i try to install the newest ati radeon drivers, it says there was a problem with installation and it shows the vgasaved monitor stuff,

    it better be windows 7, if not i am going to be mad


    thanks for all the hwlp!!
     

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