1.    21 Jul 2017 #1
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    PC will not detect second monitor


    So....I'm trying to connect a second monitor to my pc but it is not able to detect the second monitor. OS is windows 10 and my gfx card is a geforce gtx 1050. there are 2 hdmi ports and one dvi port on the dedicated gfx card - main screen is connected via hdmi (which is working fine) but the second monitor i'm trying to connect only has a vga port so i'm using a dvi-vga converter. all the connections should be fine and all my drivers are up to date. i tried detecting the second screen through the nvidia control options and the windows display options but I'm not able to get my pc to detect the second monitor. if anyone can help me troubleshoot this issue, it'd be greatly appreciated! thanks in advance.
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  2.    21 Jul 2017 #2
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    The reason is that the GTX1050 card does not provide an analogue output. It only has a digital output. You will not be able to use an analogue monitor with this card unless you use an digital to analogue converter between the graphics card and the VGA monitor. A simple DVI to VGA adaptor will not provide the signal conversion.
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  3.    21 Jul 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
    The reason is that the GTX1050 card does not provide an analogue output. It only has a digital output. You will not be able to use an analogue monitor with this card unless you use an digital to analogue converter between the graphics card and the VGA monitor. A simple DVI to VGA adaptor will not provide the signal conversion.
    that makes sense. thank you very much!
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  4.    22 Jul 2017 #4
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    I was able to find an active dvid to vga converter but i am still not able to enable the second monitor. i noticed when i reboot my pc, the vga monitor will show the bootup (which wasn't happening when i was attempting to use the passive converter) but when windows finishes loading, it moves over to my primary hdmi monitor and i am not able to enable the vga monitor. any ideas on what i might be doing wrong?
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  5.    22 Jul 2017 #5
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    Try using the windows key + P and then selecting the configuration you want.
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  6.    22 Jul 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by philc43 View Post
    Try using the windows key + P and then selecting the configuration you want.
    unfortunately, that doesn't seem to work ><
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  7.    24 Jul 2017 #7
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    at the time of my previous posts, my gfx drivers were up to date but i was just prompted to update my driver and after the update, my second screen is working. thanks philc43.
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  8.    02 Aug 2017 #8
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    Congratulations that your issue is resolved. I too had this issue a year back.
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