Hi, I've searched long and hard for info' on setting up dual monitors based on my Acer 530 laptop. I've found lots of stuff but nothing specific to my situation. So I hope someone may be able to help (and I hope this is the right forum).

I already have a Samsung 19in monitor hooked to my laptop (working fine) but the laptop screen is black (except on startup).

How can I tell if I can run dual monitors, or find out what I need if I can't?

I don't have DualView and when I look under Display/Settings it states "Multiple Monitors Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller".
There is only one monitor displayed and no tabs for options to extend this (as suggested in various places).

What do I do?