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2nd Monitor goes blank

macivor
Trying to setup 2nd monitor on Toshiba Satellite Pro A11 Notebook. As soon as I boot up the 2nd monitor (TFT LCD Monitor) it comes on with the Windows logo and then goes blank. How can I get it to stay on? The goal here is to expand my desktop to do work on graphics.Am Using Windows Xp. connected via VGA ports on both Notebook and new monitor.This Notebook is not online and never has been.
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    netwrk_admn

    Is your video card drivers updated? Is this the first time you have tried this set up?

    Video driver software usually has a control panel you can tweak settings, if you have the right manufacturer. i would start there.

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    macivor

    Thanks. Will try that first. How does one go about identifing the type of video card and manufacturer? And could I get the update online through another computer, then copy it over to this offline notebook?

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    netwrk_admn

    I couldnt find your specific Pro A11 Notebook. I found comparable ones such as Satellite A100-1D604V on toshiba's website. Look for something like geforce or ati on the graphics chipset, and go to www.nvidia.com or www.ati.com for drivers, respecitively.

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    netwrk_admn

    Is your video card drivers updated? Is this the first time you have tried this set up?

    Video driver software usually has a control panel you can tweak settings, if you have the right manufacturer. i would start there.

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    macivor

    Thanks. Will try that first. How does one go about identifing the type of video card and manufacturer? And could I get the update online through another computer, then copy it over to this offline notebook?

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    netwrk_admn

    I couldnt find your specific Pro A11 Notebook. I found comparable ones such as Satellite A100-1D604V on toshiba's website. Look for something like geforce or ati on the graphics chipset, and go to www.nvidia.com or www.ati.com for drivers, respecitively.