Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Multiple monitors problem


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Maelspike

Maelspike

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
Well, putting it simply: I've got a laptop (NEC Versa) and my parents have a pc with a monitor, but the pc is currently not in working order, so the monitor is free to use. Now that seems like a wonderful opportunity to plug it into my computer and temporarily increase the size and quality of my working screen. Only, my laptop won't let me set the primary monitor to the pc monitor - all I can do is extend my desktop onto it.
I used to do it all the time, until an annoying virus hit my laptop and I ran a complete system reinstall. I had to download all chipsets and codecs and drivers and whatnot again after that, an since this is the first time that I've tried to use the multiple monitors feature since then, perhaps I've missed a driver or whatnot? Google didn't prove quite so helpful this time, so I don't know... Any ideas? Anyone?
Thanks in advance :whistling:
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
anzenketh

anzenketh

    BSOD Warrior/Computer Surgeon

  • Technician
  • 2,854 posts
Go into device manager.

Go to start.
Click on run.
Type in devmgmt.msc

Do you see any ? ! or X.
  • 0

#3
Maelspike

Maelspike

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
Only under Other Devices. The "biometric coprocessor" has an !, but I always assumed that to be for the fingerprint recognition feature.
  • 0

#4
anzenketh

anzenketh

    BSOD Warrior/Computer Surgeon

  • Technician
  • 2,854 posts
For display adapters does it show the correct drivers?

When you go into display properties under settings does it show a picture of 2 screens?
  • 0

#5
Maelspike

Maelspike

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
Yup, display adaptors shows correct drivers... And settings shows two screens - only the "primary" option when I right-click on screen 2 is greyed out.
  • 0

#6
anzenketh

anzenketh

    BSOD Warrior/Computer Surgeon

  • Technician
  • 2,854 posts
Screen 2 on my portable computer does not have a option of primary display.
  • 0

#7
ClickRight

ClickRight

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 109 posts
Check with NEC for any drivers you may have missed. I've worked on a Sony laptop with a similar issue, and it turned out you had to use the Right-click menu on the desktop to change the screen output--It was something to do with the Intel graphics adapter if I remember right.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP