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Gx270Screen splits up

I just go 2 gx270's from a hospital office sale. I already have a dell8400, that is hooked up to a viewsonic 17" flatscreen. I hooked my monitor and keyboard up to one of the new gx270s. The moment it started booting I noticed that the screen was split in the middle. A large black bar appears in the center, and the desktop is split, it's not divided, it is as though there are two screens - I movethe mouse allthe way to the left andit comes around from the right side of the screen. No idea why. I used a dell recovery disc to reinstall the os, and all the setup screens show up normal. But when windows boots back up, same problem. And it happens on both! No idea. The monitor works fine for my 8400. Please help

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    Russ Melanson May 11, 2010

    Is your monitor connected to the on-board video connection, or a video card (PCI or AGP type)?


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Check your video card settings, it sounds as though the setting is set for two displays.
Good Luck.

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