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Make WinXP believe that there is a second monitor? (ATI Radeon Mobility 9000)

See the screenshot below. It shows the Windows display properties in German. I can configure a second display, although I have not connected one. So far, so good. Only it does not work: When I click ...
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“Use this device as the primary monitor” is now greyed out

I was using an external TV to watch DVDs using the S-Video output of my Thinkpad T41. I checked the box "Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor." That worked, and the icons that don't fit on my ...
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Enable/Detect external monitor from XP command line

Is there a command line utility that can enable (and clone) an external display in Windows XP? In Windows 7, we can do C:\Windows\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /clone Is there an XP equivalent to ...
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Forcing Windows XP to use external monitor without GUI

I've got a laptop with a dead LCD martrix. I can connect an external monitor, and this displays the windows 'loading' screen fine. However, when windows has started the screen is blank (no signal), ...
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Why does a monitor connected through a DVI-to-VGA connector goes black when booting?

I have a Galaxy GF9500GF PCI-e video card, 1GB. It has two DVI ports and I connect it to a VGA cable using a special connector. When Windows XP SP3 is loading (I can see the progress bar), the monitor ...
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NO signal as Windows XP starts while Running absoultly well with Window 98

Introduction I have been using a PC with a P3 processor (Intel 810E) with 256 MB SD RAM for the last 8 years. I have 2 operating systems on my PC for the last 3-4 years. Windows 98 and Windows XP. I ...
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Dell Inspiron 9300 Laptop forgets External monitor (Westinghouse LCD TV) resolution setting on reboot

When I hook my laptop up to my LCD TV via the VGA cable it always starts off with a resolution of 1280x1024. I change it to my desired setting 1920x1080 and all is well until I reboot the computer and ...
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Secondary Monitor won't Display at Full Resolution with Primary Display Disconnected

I have had a bad day. Among today's events, the LCD display on my Dell E6500 notebook failed. It had been working with a secondary monitor connected through a VGA cable at 1600x900 resolution until ...
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Adjust display settings from command line

The external monitor on my laptop doesn't position the image correctly. I would like to write a script that will adjust the H-position when executed. Is something like this possible? I am a ...
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How can I quickly change display settings from dual monitor to single monitor on laptop?

I have my laptop (running Windows XP SP3) at work hooked up to an external monitor. Whenever I unplug the external monitor (time to go home!) I have to manually change the display settings. This ...