Secondary monitor will not attach

can attach secondary monitor,then as soon as i click apply, it reverts back to not attached. have windows xp on desktop. have 2 svga plugs on back one is primary and works but cannot get anything on second svga
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  1. basic questions
    are you sure the secondary monitor is functioning okay?
    have you tried it as a primary
    also are you sure the secondary VGA cable is okay?
    make sure to look at the pins and check to see if they are bent or broken
    try using a cable you are sure works

    also are you using the Windows XP screen properties (right click Desktop)
    or are you using you card's display manager?
    can be tricky getting the two to work together
    I usually like to use the Windows screen manager myself
  2. king smp said:
    basic questions
    are you sure the secondary monitor is functioning okay?
    have you tried it as a primary
    also are you sure the secondary VGA cable is okay?
    make sure to look at the pins and check to see if they are bent or broken
    try using a cable you are sure works

    also are you using the Windows XP screen properties (right click Desktop)
    or are you using you card's display manager?
    can be tricky getting the two to work together
    I usually like to use the Windows screen manager myself

    yes i have tried all cables and monitors on my primary svga plug and everything works fine but cannot get a signal out of the secondary svga plug . and yes i am using desktop properties then settings then when i try to attach second monitor it highlights, then when i click ok or attached it reverts back to not ready. even when it is highlighted and i hit identify both monitors show number 1, when i try to make second monitor the primary to see if i could get a signal from the secondary svga plug it reverts back to not attached when i click ok or apply. thanks for your help this is driving me crazy
  3. Check and see if the screen resolution is correct for the secondary monitor
    possible Windows is setting the resolution or refresh rate too high
    so make sure it is set for native resolution and 60HZ
  4. set for 60 hz and still nothing, will not attach. works fine on my laptop but cant get this desktop to attach second monitor
  5. makes me wonder is secondary vga is defective
    what are the other outputs on card?
  6. a white plug that looks like a hdmi but not as large and looks like a s-video plug
  7. okay the white one sounds like Displayport
    doesnt really helps since not alot of monitors except brand new ones have DP

    did you use the display manager in your video cards control panel?
  8. king smp said:
    okay the white one sounds like Displayport
    doesnt really helps since not alot of monitors except brand new ones have DP

    did you use the display manager in your video cards control panel?

    yes i did. my other computers will attach the second monitor even when one is not hooked up. i am thinking it is something that will not let the monitor attach. thanks for your help
  9. Exactly what card do you have. Off the top of my head, I can't think of ANY card that has two D-Sub15 connectors AND a display port.

    -Wolf sends
  10. used dvi to vga adapter now all is cool. thanks for all help
  11. I am glad it is working now
    Good luck
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