Using Multiple Monitors: Graphics Card + Motherboard VGA

I recently purchased a second monitor and a graphics card. I have used
systems with multiple monitors before, so I know how everything works in
Windows XP (all the settings in the Display dialog, etc.). However, Windows
does not want to see both monitors at the same time. I can get either
monitor to work by connecting to my original motherboard VGA, and I can get
either monitor to work by connecting to the new graphics card, but I can't
get both to work at the same time. Is there something I need to do in
Windows XP before connecting the second monitor (the instructions on the CDs
that came with the monitor and graphics card were useless in figuring this
out). Thanks.
Nathan Sokalski


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