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#1 hoppingspider

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 04:42 PM

I am trying to install a third monitor on my Win XP system. I currently have a NVidia GEfoce 7600 dual head graphics card (AGP) with two monitors working perfectly. I have an ATI Rage IIC card (PCI) that I installed. Problem is, nothing for this shows up in the display settings, and the screen is black. Under device manager, there is a problem with the hardware, it says device failed to start code 10. The driver is the latest driver, although it is an older card. The driver that comes with XP is newer than the one on ATI's site. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 05:35 PM

You can't run two different graphics cards at the same time. The only way is if your using SLI (Nividia) or Crossfire (ATI/AMD) . If you really want 3 screens You will need a card that supports 3 monitors like This. Unless technology or something new out there exist this is the only option.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:22 AM

Actually, it's quite possible to run as many graphics cards as you have pci slots available. I have known people who have done this successfully. I just don't know if this is something that has to be specifically configured for or what. SLI or Crossfire is different. That is technology specifically for making two identical graphics cards pull their power together to wark as one. That has nothing to do with this application.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 01:46 PM

This is a new one for me, I am looking forward to the solution :thumbsup:

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 01:56 PM

Here is M$ Code 10
If the device has a FailReasonString value in its hardware key, that string appears as the error message. The driver or enumerator puts this registry string value there. If there is no FailReasonString in the hardware key, you receive the following error message:
This device cannot start. (Code 10)
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Device failed to start. Click Update Driver to update the drivers for this device. On the General Properties tab of the device, click Troubleshoot to start the Troubleshooting Wizard.

If the troubleshooting Wizard fails to solve this problem, You will need to check your bios to insure that video is set to AGP/PCI, but not onboard. This is normally in the advanced settings.

Also, check this Article
at Microsoft.
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 07:49 AM

Thank you very much. After I changed the setting in my BIOS, everything is working perfectly. Now I have 3 monitors in all their glory! :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 03:38 PM

Great (I love multi monitor setups)
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Posted 09 July 2007 - 04:31 PM

Sweet, I now learned the art of "stacking" :thumbsup:

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