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Computer wont recognize second monitor PLEASE HELP

by merksau / September 24, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

My computer was freezing a lot so i unplugged everything and opened up the case, once i did this i unplugged the graphics card from the power source and then replugged it, that is the ONLY thing i did. Ever since i did this my computer refuses to recognize/detect more than one monitor at a time. I can switch plug and get either one of my monitors to work but no matter what combination of wires i use my computer wont recognize both monitors at the same time, thus not allowing me to use dual monitors anymore. How did simply unplugging my grapihcs card cause this and is there a fix???!! please help this is so annoying

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(NT) Little detail so try System Restore for now.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 24, 2014 10:27 AM PDT
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by merksau / September 24, 2014 10:31 AM PDT

what else would u need? Ill try a restore late tonight.

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Not much.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 24, 2014 10:33 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks

I wonder if this is one of those systems folk pay to have all setup for them to use. That is, you may or may not have configured it so where to start?

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by merksau / September 24, 2014 11:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Not much.

What do u mean by that? It just doesnt make sense why the dual monitors worked fine and then i did one thing with my graphics card and now all of the sudden it doesnt work.. i am going to do a system restore right now and will post if it worked or not..

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System restore is the easy out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 24, 2014 11:25 AM PDT
In reply to: hm?

Otherwise we're into knowing which OS, video card, makes, models and more. For example some video cards only have one active VGA port, some work with the motherboard video and folk may not remember that one display went to card and the other to the video card and so on. Details are so sparse here that the answer is hopefully System Restore.

Yes, I understand folk do not want to be computer scientists.

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