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#1 Rocky65

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 12:31 PM

I have two computers running xp. One is a laptop toshiba satellite A105. The other is HP Pavillion A706N. I am trying to add second monitors to both but there is nothing shown in the destop properties listed.

The HP has a nVida card with one slot. I was told by Best Buy that I can add a second monitor using the onboard port but he would say how.

The laptop has a fn F5 for monitors but does not work.

thanks

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 01:04 PM

I have the same problem with a Dell Latitude and asked the same question yesterday, got no response.

Either no one knows the answer or they think we are totally ignorant.

If you get an answer, please let me know.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 01:19 PM

Can we get some more information about the video cards and the computers?

Please perform the following, so that we can get the exact specs of your computer. This will better assist us in helping you more.

Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

The below is for those who cannot get online

Please take caution when attaching a text file to your post if you cannot copy/paste the link to your post, you will need to edit it to make sure that your Windows Key is not present.

Jlinno,

Can you link me to your topic?

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 01:28 PM

Downloading Speccy now. Will take a while as the only connection I have (living in a rural area (DSL won't be available until next week (and satellite got too expensive)), it takes some time.

Will send info when available. Thanks for your help as I don't even know if I have a video adapter that supports dual monitors.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 02:24 PM

Surprise!! In the middle of the download the screen on my laptop went blank, pressed (fc+f8), and not the system recognizes monitor 2. Doesn't work but that is unrelated to the recognitin of the device to begin. I can probably fuddle through this. I've worked with mainframes for the last 40 years but these things something baffle me. Don't know what happened, but thanks for your help!

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 05:35 PM

Please post the speccy link.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:18 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/yCsAPKdt6ko3HYlTLYVELSX.

Here is the link. thanks.

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:48 PM

Here is the laptop. Still working on the desktop but I need this one first. thanks

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/fiIk5OkckN8eWRgRpgtOgIg

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 07:52 PM

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/yCsAPKdt6ko3HYlTLYVELSX.

Here is the link. thanks.


So your lap top is now using Dual Monitors?

Here is the laptop. Still working on the desktop but I need this one first. thanks

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/fiIk5OkckN8eWRgRpgtOgIg


I do not think your drivers for your lap top are installed, what kind of lap top do you have?

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 08:00 PM

It is a toshiba sattelite a105

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 08:09 PM

Whats the full model number?

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 08:29 PM

satellite a105 s4004

psaa8u 02000u

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 08:47 PM

You need to download the drivers for your Intel Mobile Video Card Toshiba Video Card Drivers

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:15 PM

I went through their list but didn't find it. I downloaded a file called pr200swupdates.exe which should be a Toshiba Upgrade v3.9 in zipped form. when I open the file and hit "setup" it tries to open a repair/uninstall program related to something else. (Global Trading System Pro)

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:32 PM

Here is the file you need: http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/support/downloads/ta7videoix.exe




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