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Dual Monitors Vista Indentifies Monitors Backwards Captaffy msg:3552716 12:24 am on Jan 20, 2008 (gmt 0) I just got a second monitor and I love it. Windows Vista however seems to be identifying the monitors backwards.
The computer boots up on my left monitor, but Vista itself identifies that monitor as monitor 2. I "fixed" it by moving the monitors around in the display settings, but I'd still like to know what's going on.
Any idea why this is happening?
jtara msg:3553764 6:11 pm on Jan 21, 2008 (gmt 0)
Hard to say, since you have an unusual case.
Most dual-monitor cards boot-up on BOTH monitors!
Probably some issue with the BIOS on your adapter card, and/or Vista not having the right information for your card. I'd think that in most all cases, Vista gets what it needs from BIOS and/or DDC.
Your adapter card is responsible for both of those, so I would start at the forums for your card manufacturer.
topr8 msg:3555470 7:44 am on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)
is one monitor plugged into the 'on board grafics' and the other plugged into a graphics card in a slot?
i have this scenario with a computer here running xp and it works in the way you are describing happens to you, i've not investigated further i'm afraid!
Captaffy msg:3556283 10:02 pm on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)
It's a dual monitor Nvidia 8600 GT if that helps at all.