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2nd monitor shows desktop for 2 seconds then goes black

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hello everyone this is the first time i am doing this. so please be patiant haha. ive been running my dual diaplay for the last 6 month no problams i went away for the weekend and when i got home my 2nd screen was black i tryed changing the resolution and turning the monitor off and on again it shows my desk top or what ever i move over to the 2nd screen for a few seconds and then goes black again i dont understand it. my graphics card is a 7300se/7200gs my first screen is a phillips 190cw running on a dvi cable second screen is a opview a1981wx running on vga only, my operating system is 64bit window 7 ultimate just to be clear its the vga screen (opview a1981wx) that is giving me the problams im hoping i have provided all the info people need but will answer anything i can that you need to know to help me solve this issue..... p.s. i have tried the screen on a diffrent computer and it works fine and ive changed the cables with the couple i have in the draw as spare and still still i only get picture for a few second before it goes black again. please please please help me with this if you can
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