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Monitor Resolution Issues


I just installed w7 home on a computer i built for my wife. I chaned out the graphics card from a geforce fx5200 agp 128mb to a radeon s120 agp 265mb. I cannot set the proper resolution on my wide-screen monitor. All its lists is "standard vga adapter" and gives me standard quare-screen resolutions. How can i fix this? The cd that came with it did not work, and the website does not offer any help for this issue. Please help! My eyes are getting buggy from looking at this stretched-out screen!

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Monitor Resolution

I have purchased a legitimate windows 7 copy. No matter how i install it it wrecks my monitor resolution. This is not a cheap old monitor, it's a fairly new one. Right now i use again vista and everything seems normal. But when i install windows 7 the maximum resolution it gives me is 640x480. It's really annoying.

Posted On: 2009-10-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-31 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Please, is there any way to simply force/unlock custom resolutions for crt monitor? I know all of the monitor capabilities and settings it can handle, but i also cannot hope in a new driver update from monitor manufacturer any more. And actually i don't care if it could be damaged or so, it is out of warranty and it maximum res. /Freq. Is far higher that maximum adapter output resolution, so i simply wanna set it as i wish.


Posted On: 2010-03-28 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-22 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-10-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-03 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-08-24 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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The strange thing is my pc thinks its working (i can drag a window from my working monitor towards the black one and it moves out of my working monitor into the black screen). I currently have both of them plugged in using a dvi to vga splitter and i have also updated the drivers by clicking the "update driver" button in the monitor properties window. Please help if you can!


Posted On: 2009-12-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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No taskbar, icons or anything else. On one occasion briefly the mouse cursor appeared on it instead of on the full desktop image. If i try to drag a window on to the second monitor it won't go there. The settings are landscape with two mointors "1" and "2". I have two images but how can i use the second one?


Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-28 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-18 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-04 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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When i try "make text and other items larger or smaller", i get a screen that selects smaller-100% (as default). Medium is grayed out and there is no larger. At the bottom of my screen it reads "you can't change this setting because the height of your display is less than 600 pixels. " What am i doing wrong? Everything is so big i have to scroll up and down, right and left to read anything.


Posted On: 2010-05-13 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Pc specs:
Intel pentium e8400 @ 4ghz
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Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Unable To Set Change Screen Resolution

I had reason to reinstall my win 7 recently. Since re-installation i haven't been able to set the screen resolution to 1600x1200 despite the fact that it set to it no problem before the reinstall. If i try changing it using the "screen resolution" in appearance/display it reports that "windows could not change your display to this resolution. Try another resolution. " If i try and force it in the advance settings, despite selecting 1600x1200 it sets it to 1024x768. It also in both cases seems to set the monitor to 59hz rather than 60 or 75.

I've tried uninstalling the gfx driver (ati radeon 4800 series) but the problem still occurs. I've also unplugged the second display and am just using the primary one to try and get this sorted. I know the resolution does work with my pc and monitor and win7 as it was fine before the re-install and i use this resolution for older games that don't support wide screen gfx modes.


Posted On: 2010-06-05 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Screen Resolution When Change Creates Letterbox

I am trying to reduce my resolution from 1280x800 to 800x600 when i attempt this the screen appears to be letter boxed and in the middle is the desktop. The icons stay the same size on the screen but the desktop itself takes up less room on the screen. This happens with any resolution that is not 1280x800 the higher the resolution the smaller the letterbox is.

Posted On: 2010-07-05 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Dell Precision M90 Laptop Resolution Problem

I have a dell precision m90 laptop and recently upgraded from 32-bit vista to 64-bit windows 7. Everything worked perfectly, except for my display drivers. Windows 7 installed a driver called standard vga graphics adapter. This driver only has very low resolutions, and cannot deal with games or even aero.

I have had moderate experience with upgrading video drivers with vista. My video card is a nvidia quadro fx 2500m. When i had vista there was no vista-compatible driver for this card, so i used the geforce 7900gtx driver (which the fx 2500m was based on) and it worked fine. Of course, the quadro fx 2500m doesn't have a windows 7 compatible driver.

I downloaded the 64-bit windows 7 geforce 7 series driver so i could upgrade and use that, however when i used the nvidia installer it said that my computer had no compatible hardware for that driver (i tried installing it in vista compatibility as well). I tried to force the upgrade by using the 'have disk' option and choosing the . Inf file directly. This still did not work, and said that it couldn't work because 'the driver selected for this device does not support this version of windows' even though it is the windows 7 version.

I have also attempted to start my computer in safe mode, uninstall the standard vga driver and then install the nvidia driver, but this wouldn't work either.


Posted On: 2009-11-17 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Windows Wont Allow Same Resolution On Dual Identical Monitors

Using nvidia geforce 250 card with dual envision monitors. Latest nvidia drivers for windows 7 64 bit. Monitor 1 shows as 'generic pnp monitor', while monitor 2 shows as 'generic non-pnp monitor'.

I can add a resolution to monitor 2 via nvidia software, but when selected, windows reverts to previous resolution. Monitor 1 sets fine at 1680 x 1050 x 60hz, while monitor 2 only goes to 1600 x 1024 x 60. The monitors are identical. This was not a problem in xp, both monitors ( and windows ) happy at 1680 x 1050 x 60hz. Any ideas? Can i disable the windows resolution setting program so that only the nvidia has control?


Posted On: 2009-12-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Can't Get Monitor To Go To Sleep

Can't get monitor to go to sleep after screen saver runs. Using a wireless keyboard and mouse.

Posted On: 2010-01-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Tv As 2nd Monitor

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Posted On: 2010-02-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Monitor Will Just Go Blank

I have an issue where my monitor will just go blank. The computer is running but no display. My first thought was that this is a display adapter/video driver issue but i not longer think so. Let me explain. My set up is a hp m9040n running windows 7 ultimate x64. I have a nvidia 9600 gso card that is less than 6 months old and use a samsung syncmaster t240 monitor.

This first started happening about one month ago right after i upgraded my video card driver to the latest version. I would be away from the computer for awhile and when i came back no amount of mouse shaking would bring the screen on. At that point a hard shut down and boot up would bring things back.

Thursday it got worse. Hard shut downs would not bring anything back but i would see the bios startup screen so obviously the monitor and display adapter has some output. I started in safe-mode and installed that latest driver from the nvidia website. No difference, in fact it appears to be the same driver that windows update put out.

My next step was to roll back my driver to the one that came with my video card. This kind of works. There are new symptoms now. Now what happens is that after working for awhile i would hear the usual kind of insert/disconnect sound (like plugging in a usb device) and then the screen resolution would change from 1920x1200 to 1024x768. For some reason the monitor according to the screen resolution control would go from my monitor to a generic. If i click on the detect button, the screen will blank out and once again i have to do a hard shut down. The hard shut down followed by a boot in safe mode and and reboot restores things to normal.


Posted On: 2010-03-13 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Is there any option available with using dual monitor in a "stretched" view instead of extended? What i'm trying to do is run 1 application over my 2 monitors in full screen mode. So far i haven't found anything that would make this possible. I can extend and i can enlarge a window over 2 monitors but i can't really use a resolution of ~3200 * 1050 for example. This was possible under xp but neither vista or windows 7 i can get this to work.

I've tried searching the forums but alas i have not found an answer for this. If someone can find a topic already covering this sorry for double posting. But mostly i found extending and not really stretching it over 2 screens.


Posted On: 2009-07-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Well i am not sure if monitor is the cause of the problem. Ok listen  every time(but not always) i start my computer after windows startup  i see my desktop and after 1-2 minutes(not more) my screen display goes black or white or grey. The computer and the screen are still working but no response. I dont even see the cursor. I restart my computer and after everything is fine. It never happens again. But the next day it happens again!

My graphics card is ati radeon 5770, my os is windows 7 64 bit and my screen is lg monitor-tv m227wd. Refresh rate is 60hz and resolution is 192x1080. The first 1-2 days i used the computer that problem didnt appear. So it makes me think that maybe i downloaded something that causes this problem(a programme) or its a hardware problem? I have updated the graphics drivers and also i have all the microsoft updates.


Posted On: 2009-12-02 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I installed windows 7 which was ok apart from the fact that my monitor  could only display large icons. Then windows told me a better driver was available for my monitor. I installed this. Now the screen just says out of range. Since i cant get past this i cant uninstall the driver.
 
Ive tried booting from the cd i just get the message cannot boot form cd.code 5, ive tried three other monitors. Same result. To all intents and purposes i have no computer.


Posted On: 2010-03-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .