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Monitor Issues Trying to get a secondary monitor to work, I think I may have accidentally switched the primary monitor to the secondary. Now when I power up, both monitors work just fine until the windows load screen (XP) transfers to the Login screen, at which point the or both monitors go blank, then to windows itself, with the monitors still blank. I know it is loading because I can hear the annoying "You have updates ready to download!" bubble popping up and the welcome to windows chimes. I'm sure it's just a software issue but I can't figure it out without being able to see anything. Any help would be great! Thanks.

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  • theaty Mar 27, 2008

    Didn't work. I tried everything I could think of. Eventually a Windows Repair worked enough that the monitor turned on and I was able to copy all my data to an external hard drive. Now I am going back through and updating my drivers, hoping it's not the Graphics Card going out.

    Whenever I turn on the graphics accelerator the screen goes schizophrenic. I hope it is just because my drivers are not up to date, but I doubt it. I think I fried another graphics card.

    Thanks for the help sriramoju!

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Press the Fn and F4 keys at a time just it will switch to single monitor then display will show

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