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Compaq 5017 I just bought an HP elite M9040N. I am trying to use an old compaq 5017 monitor (that I know works) and it will not work. Any ideas?

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Hmmm..using Vista by chance? some of the older monitor drivers are NOT included with the Vista driver sets. And, looks like it's only xp compliant.

http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=85684


got backup for that HP?

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