Plugging in a monitor to windows 2000

January 18, 2010 at 13:33:10
Specs: Windows 2000, Athlon 64 x2 / 4gb r
Hi there,

I work in a colocation room and I heard a rumor today that I need verified / denied.

When you power on a Windows 2000 machine without a monitor attached - and you go to attach a monitor AFTER turning on the power - Does the monitor display the desktop after the fact?


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#1
January 18, 2010 at 13:38:50
Yes it does show the desktop or logon screen that you would see normally, when monitor had already been connected.


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#2
January 18, 2010 at 13:44:08
But what if the monitor wasn't connected on startup?
System flow:

Powering ON -> No monitor attached
Then attached a monitor while power was still ON -> Does the desktop display show?


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#3
January 18, 2010 at 13:46:43
If you can help it, it's not a good idea to do that though...there is a risk of damaging a component.

Are you troubleshooting a problem or what?

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#4
January 18, 2010 at 13:47:27
Yes it does.
You may have heared about monitor switches, where you can use one monitor for several computers.
So when you start all the computers, only on has a monitor connected to, but when you switch to another computer, you will get the display of it.

It works.


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#5
January 18, 2010 at 13:49:16
paulsep answered your question...

"Yes it does show the desktop or logon screen that you would see normally..."

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