Resolve Second Monitor Detection Issues on Windows® 7
Get to know more about ways to make Windows 7 Detect the Second Monitor
Windows is the latest and most user friendly Operating System manufactured by Microsoft. It introduced wide verity of feature in Windows 7 as compared to its predecessor Windows vista. One Giga bytes of RAM, one GHz or faster processor, 16 GB available hard disk space and suitable graphic device etc are the basic system requirements for a Windows 7 computer. Additional hardware is needed for extra features. You can use the more than one monitor in Windows according to the nature of your usage. This will help to improve your productivity and will expand the size of your desktop. There are numerous problems might occur while using more than one monitors at a time in Windows 7.
Here we are going to discuss about the causes due to which Windows 7 is not detecting the second monitor, its symptoms, and tips to fix this issue:
- Configuring monitors
- Hardware configuration
- Extra symptoms and fixes
Error might be due the problems in the configuration of monitors. In such cases, go to control panel and click appearance and themes, and then click display. There you can see the settings tab, click Identify to display a large number on each of your monitors. This will give you an idea about which monitor corresponds with each icon. You can click the monitor icons and drag them to proper positions that represent how you want to move items from one monitor to another. After that, click ‘apply’ and ‘ok’ to view changes.
Hardware configuration is also should be correct. Otherwise the faulty hardware might create some problems. All the monitors connected to your computer should be properly checked to know whether it is working properly or not. If any one of the monitors found not working replace it immediately with a new one. After checking all the monitors arrange it properly and switch on the power supply. Adjust the effects like brightness and contrast to reduce eye strain. Then install the display and graphics drivers on the computer. The computer should also have the required graphics support and proper VGA card.
The Windows 7 might show, “The new hardware is detected” and the “Detected hardware might not working properly”. In such cases you have to re download the driver from the manufacturer website and install the driver properly to detect the device and perform a reboot. If the hardware still does not detect properly, you have to contact the Microsoft for later troubleshooting steps and help. Microsoft still examining the further possibilities of this issue on Windows 7 and they will release a reliable fix soon for this issue.
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