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dual screen no longer working after windows xp reinstall


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moscatomg1

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Hi all: my dual screen setup is no longer working after a recent hd wipe and windows xp reinstall. Before the reinstall it used to work w/out any problem; but now I just see glitchy lines on the Maxent flat screen I'm trying to connect to w/ RGB cable. And as soon as the RGB is connected to the mini laptop, the sys. slows down--and often to the point of crashing w/ ridiculously high cpu. However, everything else has been working better than ever since the reinstall.

Also, I've downloaded all priority windows updates (all 98 of them) and all drivers listed for the product on Dell's site. So I don't know if there's still something to d/l to make this work, or if it's a setting change. Any advice? Thank you.

System:
Inspiron Mini 10 (Inspiron 1012)
Windows XP SP 3
Intel Atom Processor N450 (1.66GHz, 512K L2 Cache)
1GB DDR2 SDRAM
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From the Dell website, did you install the motherboard's "Chipset Driver"?

That often gets overlooked and without it the on-board graphics adapter can't function properly.
When installing drivers from scratch after a fresh Windows install, the "Chipset Driver" should be installed first, before any other driver.
So if you do find a Chipset Driver for your model & you install it, you may have to install the sound driver again immediately after that one.

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 24 January 2011 - 09:51 AM.

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Thank you for the advice. I actually did install the chip set drivers . . . but to clarify: if I did not install them as the very first among the several other drivers, then that could be a possible cause of the problem?

Are there many likely big sys. difficulties I will encounter if I try to uninstall & reinstall these all over? (I ask b/c this is my wife's computer, and I don't want to cause something potentially disruptive while she's now back & busy in the middle of her school term.)

Thank you!
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