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Adding Another Monitor and Video Card to Extend the Windows Desktop Compaq Presario 6019WM

Adding Another Monitor and Video Card to Extend the Windows Desktop Compaq Presario 6019WM

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Adding Another Monitor and Video Card to Extend the Windows Desktop Compaq Presario 6019WM
Adding Another Monitor and Video Card to Extend the Windows Desktop Compaq Presario 6019WM

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»Before you begin»Step 1: Installing the video card(s)»Step 2: Connecting the monitors and configuring Windows»Basic troubleshooting»Important information»Related support information
This document pertains to HP and Compaq desktop PCs with Windows 98, Me or WindowsXP.
This document is provided as a service to HP customers, but because of the nature of this function,HP cannot guarantee its success.Microsoft has the best information on this subject and links to Microsoft support documents areavailable in theRelated Support Informationsection of this page.
Before you begin
If possible, print out this document for help after the computer is restarted or when an Internetconnection is not available. The following items are needed to perform the setup steps:Another monitor in addition to the one being used.A video graphics card (display adapter) for every extra monitor.A Philips screwdriver. You might also need a slotted screwdriver.An ESD (electrical static discharge) grounding strap (available from most electronicsstores).Back to top
Step 1: Installing the video card(s)
Each monitor must have its own video card unless the video card has two VGA connectors. On-boardvideo should be disabled before continuing and does not count as a video card.Use the following steps and see the HP support documentReplacing the Video Cardto install thevideo card.Disconnect all cables from the computer including power.1.Wear the ESD grounding strap and attach it to a grounding point (such as the frame of thecomputer).2.Open the case by loosening or removing the rear attachment screws.3.Remove the slot covers and install the video card into an open slot.4.
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Replace the case or case side and plug the cables and cords back in.5.Back to top
Step 2: Connecting the monitors and configuring Windows
Place the monitors next to each other in any desired manner. They can be one on top of theother, side-by-side, or at angles. Make sure that each monitor is well supported on a flatsturdy level surface.1.Connect the monitor cables into the monitors and into the back of the video cards.2.Turn on the power to the monitors and then turn on the HP computer.3.When Windows opens, it finds and installs drivers for the video cards (graphics adapters)and monitors using the Plug and Play process. You might be required to use an installationdisc that came with the video card. After Windows finds and installs the necessary software,Windows restarts the computer (possibly several times).4.When Windows correctly recognizes the new monitor, the following message is displayed: If you can read this message, Windows has successfully initialized this display adapter. To usethis adapter as part of your…5.When Windows opens, click
Start
,
Settings
, and
Control Panel
.6.Open the
Display
icon and select the
Settings
tab.7.Select the picture of the extra monitor within the
Display Properties
screen. This activatesthe extra desktop space. Click
Continue
on the confirmation message box.8.Click and drag the pictures of the monitors so that the placement in the window best matchesthe physical placement of the monitors.9.Try and configure the settings for each monitor to match each other. Alternate betweendisplays by using the
Display
drop-down box. Change the display resolutions for eachmonitor using the
Screen Area
slide bar. Change the amount of available colors to displayusing the
Colors
drop down box.10.Click
OK
when finished. Another Windows desktop screen with matching wallpaper displayson the extra monitor.11.Restart the computer to make sure the configuration continues to function correctly.12.
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