Dual monitor problems with games


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So I got my EVGA 8800GT a while ago, and I'm having problems.

When I try to play certain games, they have trouble with the two monitors. World of Goo seems to try to pcik which one, and it goes back and forth forever until I ctrl+alt+dlt and end it. I think I'm having a similar problem with the bioshock demo on steam as well.

Any idea what's causing this?

Is there a program kind of like parallels for mac that will let me run the games (fullscreen) in a window that I can move around? I'd set the games to windowed mode, but the problem is, I can't even start them to do that, and WoG has no windowed mode.
I think you can start any program windows if you put something like -windowed in the target box in the shortcut.
1)Right click shortcut for gaem and select "properties"
2)Locate box with text title "TARGET"
3)At the end of the text and AFTER the " mark add -windowed
-applaunch 7710

This is what is after the " on the bioshock demo.

And this error showed up after I did what you said to the world of goo icon.

Exception: Access Violation (code 0xc0000005) at address 0049D6EB in thread 884
Module: WorldOfGoo.exe
Logical Address: 0001:0009C6EB

0012FA90 0049D6EB 0001:0009C6EB WorldOfGoo.exe
Params: 00000024 00000320 00000258 00000016

StackWalk failed (error 299)

EAX:00000000 EBX:00000000 ECX:671288C6 EDX:0068DC00 ESI:015D9650 EDI:0012FC80
EIP:0049D6EB ESP:0012FA94 EBP:015D9650
CS:001B SS:0023 DS:0023 ES:0023 FS:003B GS:0000

Windows Ver: NT 6.1 Build 7600

And "Failed creating the direct3d device"
What kind of cable are you using?
I like to hook my Asus up to my Vizio for gaming, and was having similar issues. It took a little tinkering, but open the NVIDIA control panel, it helps configuring resolutions, what is showed on which screen, allows you to change which is the primary monitor etc.
peterfedric said:
Its built for Microsoft Windows Vista – Fourth generation GPU architecture gives Windows Vista users the best possible experience
with Windows Aero 3D user interface.

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