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I am trying to get my nVidia Driver to correctly configure my multi-monitor setup. I have my laptop in a docking station and two monitors hooked up to it.

I had an old driver that this worked correctly with. However, that driver was causing a lot of "Deferred Procedure Calls" so I upgraded to a newer driver. But now I am forced to use my Laptop monitor as one of my monitors.

Here is the image in the nVida Control Panel:

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As you can see, both monitors are recognized, but the only options available are to use one of them with the Laptop Display.

Any Ideas?


I am running Windows XP (latest updates), I have an nVidia Quadro 1500M. I have tried several different driver versions and all the new ones have this issue.

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Try a cold boot with the laptop lid closed (if possible). You'll need an external power switch such as on a docking station, I guess. This enabled me to force the dual external monitor solution I needed with nVidia drivers on a Linux laptop. – kmarsh Nov 24 '09 at 13:07

If there is a function or hot key to alternate which monitors desplay try turning off the laptop monitor with that first, then try to select the two external ones.

I would also try using the windows display properties instead of the nvidia one.

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I have tried both of these to no avail :( – Vaccano Nov 5 '09 at 6:42

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