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PC Dual monitor setup not working

  1. #1

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    Win 8.1

    PC Dual monitor setup not working

    I am trying to setup a dual monitor system, the same as I had with Win 8. My main monitor is plugged in via a HDMI cable to one graphics card, and my second monitor is plugged in via HDMI to an onboard graphics card.
    I have setup the displays to extend, and it sees, and correctly identifies the second monitor, and when I click extend it briefly shows the desktop on both (correctly) bt then the second monitor goes black, although the light stays green indicating it is receiving a signal.

    Can anyone advise on how I can get the second monitor working correctly.

    I have updated the graphics cards (today).

    Thanks in advance,

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Always helps to post your system specs. Kind of hard to help without any hardware information.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

PC Dual monitor setup not working

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