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Can’t connect second monitor

Q: Can’t connect second monitor

I tried connecting a second monitor that I know for sure works to my other monitor, but it just keeps saying ?check video cable? and is not detected at all. I did all the driver updates and everything, but still no luck.

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Preferred Solution: Can’t connect second monitor

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


I don?t know how to connect my mobile hotspot to my pc. Any help?

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My son built his own gaming pc. He already downloaded windows 10. But he cannot connect to our internet. He tried downloading some drivers online, but we weren?t sure what to download. Now he has a bunch of random drivers on it, but still can?t connect. Can you help?

A:Can’t connect to internet

Tell us the exact Motherboard in the PC then we can look for Network drivers for it.
Is it a wired Ethernet connection to the modem/router or wireless ?
I assume it's 64 bit Windows 10.

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I?ve been able to connect my pc to same wifi network about 1 year now, however one day suddenly it just won?t connect. All my devices are able to connect to the same network and from same the location of where my pc is. I?ve reinstalled my network adapter and still doesn?t work. My tech friend also has no clue of my it won?t connect. I?m able to connect wirelessly to my mobile hotspot but I?m not sure about other wireless networks. Please help ASAP, thanks very much

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Whenever I connect to the internet, no matter what the website it says ?There is a problem with this websites security certificate?.

Please can someone help? I?m not great with computers

Thank you


A:I can’t connect to the internet

whats the date and time on the computer

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I?ve been having a strange problem I cannot seem to solve.

My computer all of a sudden last week stopped displaying any webpages/connecting to the internet. It says it is connected (signal strenght/connection= excellent) but it won?t actually connect. Not to IE (7), but not to anything else either. The problem is both for the wireless as well as through the cabel connection.

I?m sure the problem must be the computer and not the internet though, because on my friend?s computer it works fine. I have tried to put all the settings the same as on his (gateway, dns, network mask).

I have already tried to reboot the computer.

I have tried to renew/reset the IP-address numerous times, but am not sure this is working right. I have manually tried to set it (same as the computer that does connect, except for the last two digits).
But when I do it through Run it will let me release the IP-address, however when i try to renew it tells me

?An error occurred while renewing interface Local Area Connection: An operation was attempted on something that is not a socket.?

I have also tried to reset WinSock.

It will not ping either, I tried yahoo.com and - it tells me Destination host is unreachable.

The last windows diagnostics I have are as followed;

Last diagnostic run time: 11/20/09 17:18:55 WinSock Diagnostic
WinSock status

info All base service provider entries are present in the Winsock catalog.
info The Winsoc... Read more

A:Can´t connect to the Internet

Go to internet explorer 7 or 8 in address bar type then put admin admin if does not work put admin password. Have a nice day !!!

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My Acer TravelMate P255-M won?t connect to my home wifi. Can someone advise me how to fix this problem!

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I followed some instructions that brought me to the Windows IP Configuration on the notebook. I don?t know where to go from here. What do I do with the results? I feel like I have opened Pandora?s box

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I?m having problems connecting to my wireless internet. This problem just occurred tonight after having laptop for months. Not sure if I inactivat d it by mistake. Help!! 

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I put the hard disk of my old Laptop into my new one and now I am unable to connect my WIFI to my Laptop since it?s a very old version of Windows and I don?t know my way around anymore. (Windows 7 Home Premium)
kind regards,

A:Can’t connect to WIFI (Windows 7)

That will not work, one needs to have the different drivers for the new machine within the OS that is on the old drive.
Did you remove the new drive that was in the new laptop?
If not, what steps did you take to add the old drive to the new laptop?

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This might be because the site uses outdated or unsafe TLS security settings. If this keeps happening, try contacting the website?s owner.

A:Can’t connect securely to this page

Please provide the URL of the site in question so we can test it.

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Just traveled to another country (idk if that?s something that got to do with it) and I?m trying to set up internet network, but fails. It doesn?t let me connect to a network at all on my windows 10 pc. Yet I connect the same network to my phones and they work. I have tried to disable my antivirus, but that doesn?t seem to help. Anyone help?

A:Can’t connect to network on pc but can on phone

Can you see any networks?

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I restored my computer three little weeks earlier. Now no internet

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I’m using Vista 64 and in the Network explorer I see the computer names (2 XP computers A and B) come up.
For XP computer A I can see the shared folders.
But for XP computer B, it just shows the computer but I can’t open it.
It says: “Windows cannot access \\B. Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose.”
And of course that button does not help.

But I know the network is working because using B, I can access other network folders on A and the Vista machine. But not the other way around.

A:I can’t connect to an XP computer’s shared folders

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I have two W-XP computers basically setup the same thru a router to Cable.
My old one will connect to a site containing a pdf My new one wont But it used to ??

So far Ive tried disabling NIS 2006 and that didnt help.
Could this be in the Adobe upgrades Ive added lately ?

Here's one example .... http://eq1.download.acronis.com/pdf/TrueImage9.0_ug.en.pdf
I get the "Page cannot be displayed" error.

Any Ideas where to look next ? before I start ripping out programs ?

Many Thanks.

A:Solved: Can’t connect to Webs containing pdfs.

Making headway ...
I ripped out Acrobat, reconfigured my File types to use Reader 7.0.7 .. and it's working again.

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Monitor screen resolution set to high cant see anything my lithe brother some how got on and wanted to see how small he could get the picture and now all that comes up is a message saying that the resolution is set to high. Any suggestions. I dont want to reformat.

A:Monitor screen resolution set to high can’t see anything

Reboot in Safe mode and change setting!

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I have an N300 wireless USB adapter and I successfully connected it to my router but now it can?t connect to the internet , can anyone help please I really need it to work it?s important !

A:Can’t connect my N300 wireless USB Adapter to the internet

Your router is not connected to the internet. Contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and ask them when they will have you back online.

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I just installed a D-Link wireless router (DI-524). The network shows up with a strong signal when I do a site survey from my laptop (Dell Latitude D400), but it wont connect to it. Ive tried connecting using both the PCs built-in wireless card and also the USB wireless adapter (DWL-G122) that came with the D-Link kit, with no luck. Other relevant facts:

--I have no trouble connecting to other networks with the built-in wireless card
--Tried changing my network's channel; didn't help
--Im sure I typed the WEP encryption key correctly
--Laptop is only 3 ft. from the router, no barriers or interfering devices present (2.4Mhz phone, monitor, etc.)
--Router has the latest firmware upgrade
--Tried several network mgt. utilities (Dells, D-Links AirPlus, Network Magic), including their repair network features

Im stumped. Can anyone suggest anything else I might try?

A:Solved: Strong network signal but can’t connect

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Cant connect to wireless network after system restore. It doesnt show up. Drivers seem ok. I tried to connect with a dongle but that ddidnt work either. Heres the basic info:

OS Version Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count 4
RAM 3766 Mb
Graphics Card Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1755 Mb
Hard Drives C Total - 463525 MB, Free - 312299 MB;
Motherboard Acer, Aspire 5742
Antivirus avast! Antivirus, Not Updated

A:Can´t connect to wireless network after system restore.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4400 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4090 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 610377 MB, Free - 38030 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, JV50
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Disabled

A:Acer Aspire 5738ZG can´t connect to WIFI.

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Think there is a new virus going around messing up the settings whereas you can not connect to the internet using any brower. It says I can not connect using ports 80, ect.

I disabled my windows firewall and still nothing

Torrents still work.

Anyone know how I can fix this, reps for life.

can?t connect using HTTP, HTTPS, or FTP. says the iexplore diagnostics

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I buyed the Thinkpad T490 and the Lenovo ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Dock (2nd Gen).Everything works fine, i just cant see anything on my external Monitor.If i connect the Monitor with the T490 directly, it works fine. Can you helk me to get a picture over the dockingstation?

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I have a Samsung SyncMaster 173T LCD monitor that badly needs adjusting, but I've never been able to get its OSD (on-screen display) to come on. When I press its Menu button, nothing happens. (Even if I hold it for a long time.) Im running WinXP Home, using it as a second monitor, have my desktop extended onto it. Video card: Nvidia GeForce 7800GS.

Can anyone suggest any things to try?

A:Solved: Can’t activate menu on Samsung Monitor

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Ive Acer Aspire 5738ZG Laptop using Windows 7 Professional.
Recently my Laptop hasnt been able to connect to my WIFI.
Which other laptops I have internet connection.
I get the following message-The card wireless network connection is disabled
Can you halp me.

A:Solved: Acer Aspire 5738ZG can´t connect to WIFI.

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I followed some instructions that brought me to the Windows IP Configuration on the notebook. I don?t know where to go from here. What do I do with the results? I feel like I have opened Pandora?s box

A:Can’t connect to Internet (Moved from Windows Vista forum)


Judging from what you have wrote, you are not able to go to the internet on a laptop/notebook? These machines are usually wireless so to confirm:

You have a wireless network in your home/work?
If so are you able to see it in the wireless network list (typically on the bottom right, in the signal bar icon)
If you are able to see the network, what happens when you select it to connect?

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I have an Apple MultipleScan 1705 connected to a PowerMac 7100. No matters what version of MacOS Y use, it will only work at 832x624 , any other resolution, lower or higher, will mess the image -it will be distorted an you will "see the refresh"-.

I'm starting to think it is a monitor problem, but not sure. Any ideas?

A:Cana monitor have a hardware problem so it only work on a fixed resolution?

Well, certain monitors are maid for certain resolutions, but im not to formillular with macs, so i cant help you much there. I would look on apples tech help, you would probably find better help. -Nick

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Hi everyone, I have this weird problem, and it seems it happens a lot on vista users and I have seen it several times on forums and yet looks like nobody has a final solution. All started almost since I have my computer, also noted it was caused after I woke up the machine from sleep mode, the browser just kept saying "page not found" or "request timed", but I was able to temporally solve the problem by reseting the modem or disconnecting from internet in my laptop then waiting 3 minutes and connect again, however always after some time (15-5 minutes) I cant browse, ping, nothing! but somehow Im still connect to the internet, torrents and downloads usually dont get affected by this.

But one day after I installed a driver software for my Nvidia video card, and it fixed all! still dont know how. Then I made the mistake of sending the computer to sleep, so the curse returned. Eventually I found about "netsh winsock reset" command, worked like magic, until the day the electricity in my house went off for a second, when I restarted guess what? the freaking problem was back. Tried a bunch netshell commands, including resetting the TCP/IP settings, but got nothing, I gave up, and after a few days, I dont know how my internet issue was solved again. Little did I know the electricity was going to fail again, and so my internet.

So here I am, I already tried, "netsh" commands, reinstalling my wireless driver software, disabling antivi... Read more

A:Can´t ping, can´t browse, nothing!

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Ok,i have a problem..i use 2 monitor on my laptop,one from the laptop itself and one is regular lcd monitor,i set my another monitor (not the laptop monitor) to a main monitor,and if i connect the sec monitor to my laptop it sayd out of range,and my laptop monitor is not turned up cuz i just select "only display on monitor 2"on didplay setting,so i just stuck with double blank monitor when i connect the sec monitor,plz help me out from this shitty things

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 The name of my notebook is HP Pavilion 12-n231TU .I want to use an external Monitor with my laptop .Is it Pssible?How do I do it ? #Reason- Its only 14.5 inch display and can not thrill me enough when playing gamees with this little monitor .. Waiting for reply

A:Can I connect a monitor and use that monitor as my laptop's ...

Hi, Yes, you can. The following link shows specs of your machine:     http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c04168240 It has 1 HDMI port, this is very handy. There are many monitors around which have HDMI port. 21" to 24" monitors are very popupar. Just go out and buy one (please check to see HDMI cable is included otherwise you have to buy a cable). Now, you can connect your laptop to the monitor, then power them up. Normally they will connect automatically, otherwsie hit F4. Regards.

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first off let me state that i dont know a thing about computers. all i know is my computer died a couple days ago and someone said i needed a new power supply. so i went out and bought one and put it in and im almost 100 percent positive i put it in right. the computer turns on and sounds like its running right everything works on it, i.e. disk drive. but when i plug the monitor in it says it cannot find a connection and then my monitor goes to sleep. i tried plugging it into the integrated slot and the Video card slot. everything in the computer is default factory made and whatnot except the new power supply and the video card i put in. i put in an Geforce 8800 GT card and the power supply is 430 watts. i thought it was the monitor or the cable but i tried hooking it up to my laptop and both of them work fine. soooo i do not know what is wrong. i also do not know the specs of that computer because i have not been on it in a while and i do not know them by heart....but everything is default except the card and power supply it is a compaq presario SR2030NX Desktop. i know its vague but any help would be appreciated

A:Monitor will not connect

The motherboard might have burned out...

"first off let me state that i dont know a thing about computers"...

Because of this statement, you better take your computer in to a repair shop. If you successfully changed a power supply, you are not that clueless

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I have a sun monitor and the adapter for it but I get no signal do I need a special vid card for it.

A:Is It Possible To Connect A Sun Monitor To Pc?

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i want to connect more than 1 monitor in a cpu. 

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Intel Core i7-860 Quad Core 2.80 Ghz
Memory (RAM)
Video Card
PNY Nvidia Geforce GTX470 1280 MB
Hard disk
750 GB (500+250 GB) SATA
Optical disk
Wireless adapter
USB wireless-n nano

Hello I just purchased a computer from the internet and I cannot connect it to my monitor to my PC! I have them connected via VGA cable, but when I turn both the computer and the monitor on nothing happens except my monitor reads "press any buttons on the keyboard or mouse to wake up computer" bu when I do that nothing happens. The computer on the other hand just beeps loudly and the reset button next to the power button just flashes. What am I doing wrong? I've tried two different VGA cables so I'm fairly confident that's not the problem, also the monitor is pretty old, from like 2008 or 2010 I can't remember.

A:Can't get my PC to connect to my monitor.

The computer on the other hand just beeps loudly and the reset button next to the power button just flashes. Click to expand...

From this description, you may have been sold a pig in a poke. If it's beeping constantly at bootstrap, this suggests there's a hardware error occurring that's preventing it from booting successfully.

Can you describe the beeps? Are they continuous short beeps or continuous long beeps? Do they change pitch at all?

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Can't find where to connect monitor

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Hello. I bought a vga to hdmi converter for my gateway monitor. It is 2011 model and does not have an hdmi port. Since I used the converter and turned on my ps4 , my monitor says NO SIGNAL.

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im trying to connect my new HP Pavilion x2 notebook to a samsung monitor. im using a micro HDMI cable as i was recommended in the shop. there is power going to the monitor but i can't get them to connect - the usual F4 function doesnt do anything. the notebook is onlz 2 months old and the monitor is brand new. Any ideas or help gratefully received. 

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I have an old WII console that I want to hook up to use the monitor on my PC, and of course still get the sound.
My video card is a GeForce GTX 760 which has one Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One HDMI, One DisplayPort. 
The Monitor is an Acer G236HL that has one DVI that I am currently using, and a standard VGA female connector.
Can anyone tell me how I can hook it up to use my monitor instead of the TV? It is the older WII game, maybe one of the original models. I'm really not sure.

A:Connect Wii to PC Monitor

You must get an adapter that converts the Wii's analog video signals to signals compatible with HDMI.
Found some on Amazon.com Here is one. And here is another. Not sure if those are the same products, they might be, Amazon can be tricky.

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I am trying to connect a second  Dell monitor to my "AIO Inspiron 2350". I am using a "VGA to HDMI" cable and testing "HDMI In" and "HDMI Out" but NO success, Inspiron does not detect the second monitor.

A:Connect a second monitor

#4 is the HDMI out port.

Sounds like the VGA to HDMI cable is the culprit. Link to the cable you bought.
AIO Inspiron 2350 HDMI out port --> HDMI to VGA adapter --> VGA to VGA cable --> Monitor VGA in
Is there another monitor with HDMI in port there to test this =
AIO Inspiron 2350 HDMI out port --> HDMI to HDMI cable --> Monitor HDMI in port

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Just would like to know if there's a way for me to play a ps2(or any other system) through a pc monitor, not the pc itself.

A:trying to connect PS2 to a pc monitor

There is...I actually had my PS2 back in the day hooked up to my GIGANTIC 21 inch CRT Viewsonic monitor, LoL. Look on ebay for a PS/2 to VGA adapter. It's usually a box like dongle of some type.

Good Luck

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i recently bought a new XPS13 with Ubuntu 14.04 pre installed including a docking station D3100. But i can't manage to get an ext. HD monitor working when using a HDMI cable or the Dell HDMI-2-DVI adapter.
Can anybody advice as i'm really frustrated and always read that there are problems with the Ubuntu version connecting to ext monitors.


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I've tried the XCM VGA box and it doesn't work. Have you done anything that DOES work?


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I am running two monitors off my laptop, the first one works no issues. The second screen is connected with a dvi cable and a have a usb c adapter, when I plug it in it says usb c not recognized can anyone help


A:Cant connect 2rd monitor

To use USB as a video output, you need an actual USB video device (ie: external video card). USB on it's own, can't be used to output video.

EDIT: For example: https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Gra...14&s=gateway&sprefix=usb+video,aps,299&sr=8-4

*NOTE: There are numerous brands and models. The above is an example.

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I've recently started to play around again in my old computer and everytime I start it up I get 3/4 very long beeps I've changed the ram ive also tried to clean the ram ive tried 3 diffrent video cards but nothing.
until I decided to change the cpu then the computer starts normally but monitor still won't connect Is it the CPU or the motherboard?

pc specs:
motherboard foxconn
Intel pentium 4 3.2 GHz
512 MB ram ddr400

A:Can a bad CPU cause that monitor does not connect?

It is the motherboard

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Ok my question this since my computer is connected to my monitor with a VGA Cable there also is a dvi input or a output on the monitor is it possible to connect a dvi on back of of the monitor to a tv? While it is connected to VGA to computer?

So basically like this
computer> monitor > tv
computer to VGA monitor then monitor dvi to hdmi tv?
Will I be able to see the same picture on the tv as on the monitor?

A:Can u connect from monitor to tv?

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Today i carefully Removed my ram and then put it back when i made sure everything was all good i tried turning the computer back on. The computer seems to work fine but when i connect the monitor to the computer it acts as if it isnt connected. The light switches to stand by mode but ive tried the monitor in another computer so it must be the tower. Ive double checked and made sure that everything is connected and right, but still i have no way to see if it works because i cant connect a monitor. Any Suggestions ???

A:I cant connect a monitor !?!?! HELP !

Try taking out the graphics card and re-seating it. If this doesn't work can you hear the system starting (beeps, HDD spinning up)?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5559 i5, touch screen display and HDMI output.
When I connect my DELL 1910 external monitor (VGA), the computer does not connect. Message on the E1910 is - NO VGA Cable.
if I do the Fn+F8, I get the options - Extend, Duplicate, etc. but nothing happens.

A:2nd monitor cannot connect

What type of converter are you using between digital (HDMI) and analog (VGA)?   You cannot simply use a cable to make that connection - you need an active A/D converter.

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