Why doesn’t my second monitor display a picture despite being recognised by Windows?

Jared Kirkpatrick December 3, 2012
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I am trying to set up a dual monitor system. I have an nVidia GeForce 9600 graphics card with two DVI ports. My original monitor is still hooked up to the same port with a DVI cable, my second monitor is a Dell ST2220L but it only came with a VGA cable.

I used a VGA to DVI adapter to hook that monitor up. The monitor has power, Windows is recognizing it when I go into my display settings but all I’m getting is a blank white screen. I’ve updated all of my drivers, I don’t understand why I get no image on the second screen. I can move my pointer over off the side of my original screen so I know its recognised but I have no images.

Stumped – any ideas?

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