I am trying to hook up dual monitors using 2 different video cards. I assume this can work because when I hooked up dual monitors for my parents computer I first had one monitor hooked to the integrated video card that came with the computer and one monitor hooked to the new (dual vga out) card. When I turned the computer on it I could already automatically drag windows from screen to screen and the mouse would go to each screen, etc. I didn't even have a driver installed yet.
So, I assume I can just put 2 video cards in my brothers computer(runs xp also) and just go to the display properties and click the box that says extend desktop to this monitor. (Same area where you choose the pixel size or whatever i.e. 1200 X 800 for each monitor.
Anyway, the new card doesn't work and shows up with a yellow exclamation point or something in the device manager. I thought I found some sort of universal driver on download.com but when I installed that it just installed it and nothing really happened. I tried doing it again by choosing the location to find the driver when I click on "update driver" in the device manager.
Also, these are both oem video cards from older computers. When I search for the normal driver it;s always for windows 98, nothing for xp.
But the system I'm doing this on is from the pentium 3 era with that era's parts running xp pro. So I know there has to be a way to get a driver to work.
OK hope you can help, I'm somewhat frustrated...this was a breeze the last time I did it.
Thanks for reading,
Edited by JAR300, 02 February 2009 - 08:21 PM.