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Hopefully this is the correct area for this question. If not , I apologize.

For about a month, I was running dual monitors with no issues. I've got a Radeon 1800gto video card. The primary monitor is a 22" Acer with a native resolution of 1680x1050. The secondary monitor is a 32" LCD Olevia 232 with a resolution of 1366x768. I'm using the latest Catalyst drivers. I used Powerstrip to force the 1366x768 resolution into the display resolution slider.

The other day the cable connecting the HDTV came off. When it became disconnected, I heard one of those Windows beeps like when you disconnect/connect new hardware like an external hard drive. After connecting it, I wasn't getting a display. I checked into "display properties" and none of the settings had changed.. yet there was no display.

Now I've been messing around with it for hours and can't get it to work. I'm trying to be specific as possible but its difficult because I don't know what change occurred to cause the problem. I've tried re-installing the video drivers and Powerstrip countless times.

Right now I can run the HDTV as the primary monitor. However, as soon as I try to attach the 22" as well I lose the signal on the HDTV.

I can also run it as the second monitor as long as the 22" is not plugged in. As soon as I attempt to also plug in the Acer, again I get a "no signal" message on my TV.

I just had the HDTV running as the primary monitor. It was plugged into the first output on my Radeon card. It worked fine, no problems. Just to see what would happen, I plugged in the Acer to the second ouput but didn't configure XP for dual monitors. I immediately lost the signal on the HDTV and Acer became the primary. Then I went into the display properties and tried to activate a second monitor... I lost the display on both! What the heck is going on?

For some reason they are no longer able to run together even when I've configured XP for a dual monitor set up and have the proper resolutions for each. Does anyone have any suggestions? This is driving me nuts. If anyone can help, I'd certainly appreciate it.
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