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Vista Indentifies Monitors Backwards



12:24 am on Jan 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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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?


6:11 pm on Jan 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jtara is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 5+ Year Member

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.


7:44 am on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member topr8 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

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!


10:02 pm on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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It's a dual monitor Nvidia 8600 GT if that helps at all.

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