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Display says multiple monitors, but really just one.

By bluescreenNoob
Oct 22, 2003
  1. I just recently d/led the catalyst 3.8 drivers and have a small problem. Under my display settings it says I'm running multiple monitors. While before it was just one. Also I've had slightly longer start ups since I've d/led the catalyst 3.8 drivers, I'm not sure if this is because it's set for multiple monitors or what. I've tried going to the advanced settings and disabling one of the monitors. There are 2, plug and play and default. I've tried disabling default and then it goes back to single monitor but as soon as I close the settings window and go back it's back to multiple. It very annoying:mad: Anyway it does the same thing when I try to disable the plug and play. And no I have not added any new hardware to my computer. If anyone could help that would be great.
     
  2. bluescreenNoob

    bluescreenNoob TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Nevermind I fixed it :D
     
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    would you mind posting what you did?
     
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    Please. :D
     
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Perhaps I should have read the question.....
     
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    There is no such thing as a stupid question, but I would like to know how you fixed this as well!
     
  7. bluescreenNoob

    bluescreenNoob TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    Ok well it's not fixed, I tried to uninstall the driver for the default monitor and use the plug and play one. Well it worked at first but when I shut my computer down and started it back up it went back to multiple monitors :mad: So if anyone can help me with this problem I'd be grateful. I've been trying to fix things myself lately since I've just built my first computer:

    AMD XP 2500
    A7N8X deluxe
    2x 256mb crucial 2700 ddr
    ATI Radeon 9600 pro

    This just makes me mad, I think a solution is right in front of me but I can't seem to find it :mad: Well everybody has to ask for help sometimes.:grinthumb
     
  8. bluescreenNoob

    bluescreenNoob TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 43

    forgot my HD

    WD SE 120gb
     
  9. NoisySilence

    NoisySilence TS Rookie Posts: 184

    Is it really hard to have more "explicit" thread names ? :confused:
     
  10. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    no, its not. i was remarking about this just recently....
     
  11. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,568   +103

    Do you perhaps have dual output on your video card?
    If so this is why it forces there to be two monitor configurations on your PC. No point trying to remove it, the Cat drivers will just put it back again :D
     
     
  12. NoisySilence

    NoisySilence TS Rookie Posts: 184

    Look in your system or application logs to see why your login is slower then usual.
     
  13. turkey turner

    turkey turner TS Rookie

    frankly u cant have single monitor cos most of the ati cards have the svid out and so it loads a second monitor regardless it just names it to the other the monitor u have in the primary location
     
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