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Hi all, and thanks in advance for any help. My setup is a Gigabyte Z77-DS3H board, i5 2500k cpu, and an Nvidia GeForce 660 video card (as you read in the title), all running a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. The problem I'm having seems to be stemming from the graphics card itself.

I have an HDMI cable running to my primary display, which is a 24 inch ASUS LED monitor. I've got a DVI -> VGA adapter and a VGA-VGA cable running to my secondary monitor/ television which is a 24" Westinghouse TV. Both displays are 1080p capable. The issue has to do with which one is used on startup for the BIOS and Windows logo and what-have-you. I have the initial display set to 'Auto' in the BIOS, which defaults to my video card. The problem is that the card sends all the startup information to my secondary monitor, the Westinghouse. This wouldn't be much of an issue if the second display weren't a tv. I keep it turned off most of the time. I use it primarily when I'm gaming, or if I have some work on my primary desktop and want to have something on Netflix playing simultaneously. If the card would simply default this startup process to my ASUS monitor (which lives in sleep mode, and thus would turn on automatically upon startup/wake), I and my technology OCD would be much less agitated.

Some additional information; I have all the latest drivers for the card, the motherboard, and anything I've found pertinent to this problem. The main monitor identifies as monitor '1', and the secondary as monitor '2' when I ask WIndows or the Nvidia control panel to identify which monitor is which. I used to have the same setup, but I had the cables on opposite displays. This caused a '2' to appear on my primary display, while '1' showed up on the television. I figured swapping the cables would do the trick, but apparently my video card is one step ahead of me.

Any help would be great, as I hate having to remember to flip my TV on if I need to do any BIOS or safe mode toying.
Edited by Raptorbuddha - 2/11/13 at 12:31am
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did you try setting the main monitor as the asus in the nvidia control panel?
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It's currently set as the default. I've perused through settings on the Nvidia control panel for anything to do with the start-up preferences and couldn't find anything. Thanks for the response, though biggrin.gif
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try this,,

1.Stop extending the desktop to monitor 2.
2.Unplug monitor 2's video cable and let Windows realise it's gone.
3.Power down the machine.
4.Power up the machine with just one screen.
5.Let it boot, log in and then power down again.
6.Power up the machine again, let it boot and log in.
7.Plug monitor 2's video cable back in.
8.Extend the desktop to monitor 2.
9.Reboot and see if it show's the bios screen on the correct screen.
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The good ole rinse and repeat biggrin.gif I'll give it a shot. Thanks!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Geeboi View Post

try this,,

1.Stop extending the desktop to monitor 2.
2.Unplug monitor 2's video cable and let Windows realise it's gone.
3.Power down the machine.
4.Power up the machine with just one screen.
5.Let it boot, log in and then power down again.
6.Power up the machine again, let it boot and log in.
7.Plug monitor 2's video cable back in.
8.Extend the desktop to monitor 2.
9.Reboot and see if it show's the bios screen on the correct screen.

Sadly that didn't work. I'm assuming it's just an inherent inability with the card. I can't think of anything else to try.
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