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    Second monitor not detected after file relocation and system restart

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    by fluis12 ·

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    So I recently relocated my files on my PC to an additional hard drive because my original hard drive was full. I also made this other hard drive my default for future files. After I did that I closed everything and shut down my PC and restarted it. When I restarted it only one of my monitors was detected. I went into setting and hit detect monitor and that didn’t help. I changed the HDMI that’s connecting my monitor to my graphics card just in case that was the problem and that didn’t work either. What do I do???

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    • #3963637
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      by birdmantd ·

      In reply to Second monitor not detected after file relocation and system restart

      Which version of Windows are you running? My desktop is running Windows 11, I have only 1 monitor but my graphics setting gives me an option to add an additional monitor that I don’t have currently. You may need to check your graphics configuration settings.

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      Reply To: Second monitor not detected after file relocation and system restart

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Second monitor not detected after file relocation and system restart

      What files did you relocate? “My files” is somewhat vague. And how did you do it?
      If you go into a another account that you didn’t relocate (say Guest or your spare admin-account) is it detected then?

      But it can be just a coincidence that a hardware failure happened at the same time that you did this relocation. That’s even likely if you’re sure you didn’t relocate any system file, only your own documents, pictures and such.

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      by Matthewhoward ·

      In reply to Second monitor not detected after file relocation and system restart

      Turn off then turn on the computer to refresh the connection. Use the monitor’s built-in controls and select the correct input port. Check the signal cable connection between the monitor and the PC’s graphics card. Disconnect the signal cable from both ends, wait about a minute, and reconnect it again firmly

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      Reply To: Second monitor not detected after file relocation and system restart

      by dineshkumarj ·

      In reply to Second monitor not detected after file relocation and system restart

      Not sure how it is related to file relocation.

      You can remove the first monitor and connect the 2nd monitor to the same output.
      Try upgrading your display card driver.

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