Windows 10: Windows can't detect second monitor connected through USB

Discus and support Windows can't detect second monitor connected through USB in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I'm trying to run a second monitor HP1740 on my HP Compaq dc7900 running Windows 10. There is only one VGA port, so I've connected with a USB-A to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by HDR52, Jun 30, 2020 at 2:37 PM.

  1. HDR52 Win User

    Windows can't detect second monitor connected through USB


    I'm trying to run a second monitor HP1740 on my HP Compaq dc7900 running Windows 10. There is only one VGA port, so I've connected with a USB-A to USB-B cable. Windows does not detect the second monitor. Any suggestions?

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  2. Second monitor not detected

    Hello,

    May we know if you've already tried the suggestion provided by Robert Aldwinckle on forums on this

    thread
    ?

    If Windows can't detect your second monitor, it's usually a driver problem. It could be due to your video driver being outdated, incorrect or faulty. It's also possible that your monitor driver is causing the problem.

    Since the issue occurred after the latest update, it's possible that the video or monitor drivers require an update. Try looking for the updated version of the drivers on the device manufacturer's website and follow their instructions.

    If the issue persists, try to roll back the drivers to the last good configuration. To do that, you may follow these steps:

    • Right-click the Start button and select Device Manager.
    • Right-click your device driver, select Properties, and browse to the
      Driver tab.
    • Press the Roll Back Driver option if available, and Windows 10 will begin the process.

    Let us know how it turns out.
     
  3. Erika Aro Win User
    Windows 10 can't detect my second monitor

    Thank you for confirming. We can do the following:

    When the second monitor is not detected, we need to isolate if it's the monitor, the cable connecting them, or the port. We suggest that you remove your 1st monitor, then use the 2nd monitor as your 1st monitor. After that, connect the 1st monitor as the
    2nd monitor.

    Usually, this it's driver-related. Windows 10 won't be able to detect the 2nd monitor if the monitor driver is out of date or faulty. We recommend, rolling back to the previous installed graphics driver and monitor driver if it updated. Otherwise, update your
    graphics and monitor drivers on the Device Manager. To do so, follow the steps below:

    • Type Device Manager in the Cortana search bar and press Enter.
    • When the Device Manager window appears, click the Display adapters and right-click the item below.
    • Select Properties, then Driver tab, and click Roll Back Driver and follow the on-screen instructions.
    • Expand the Monitors, then right-click the second monitor and select Properties.
    • Click the Driver tab, and click Roll Back Driver and follow the on-screen instructions.

    If the issue persists, update the drivers. You can manually update the driver by visiting the websites of your graphics card and monitor manufacturers to get the fully compatible drivers for Windows 10. You can run the Find
    and fix problems with devices and hardware
    to automatically check for driver updates. Additionally, we'd like to know the make and model of your graphics cards and monitor?

    Post back anytime at your convenience.
     
  4. Windows can't detect second monitor connected through USB

    windows Can't detect my second monitor

    Hi Max,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are having a tough time working on the computer.

    I will certainly help you to resolve the issue.


    • What happens when you try to connect the second monitor?

    • Do you receive any error code/message?

    • Have you tried to connect the second monitor on a different port?
    I suggest you to connect second display using a different port available on your PC and check if the second display works. If second display works in other port, then the possible cause for this issue may be discrete video card driver.


    Let us try the following steps, and check it helps.

    Step 1: Run the Hardware and Devices
    troubleshooter.

    Hardware and Devices troubleshooter checks for common problems and makes sure that any new device or hardware connected to your PC is installed correctly.


    • Type troubleshooting in the search bar.

    • Select Troubleshooting.

    • Select View all on the top left corner.

    • Click on Hardware and Devices.

    • Follow the on-screen instructions to run the troubleshooter.
    Step 2: Update the Display Adapter.


    • Press Windows key + X and click on
      Device Manager.

    • Expand Display Adapter.

    • Right click on the video driver and select
      Update Driver Software.

    • Restart the computer.
    Also, see:

    How to: Install and Update drivers in Windows 10

    How to add and use a second monitor with Windows 10

    Hope it helps.

    Let us know the status, we are glad to assist you further.
     
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