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Change Screen Resolution


Having difficulty setting proper resolution. Had it set then it changed on me. I have a samsung led monitor hooked up via hdmi to my hp slimline tower. I was able to adjust this once before but it just reset when i accepted an update on ie 8. Now the grey box that says "hide modes that this monitor cannot display" is unchecked and greyed out. I can't check it again but i used to have it checked. How do i recheck that box and fix my screen resolution. I think 1680/1050 worked well but right now i'm in 1920;1080 which is making my icons slightly off the page.

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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 .

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

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

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

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

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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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Posted On: 2009-11-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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

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Posted On: 2009-12-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I have now a new 10. 1" netbook running win7 starter and the maximum resolution i can select is 1024x600 and the "hide modes that this monitor cannot display" is grayed out. I am lost, any suggestions? Both netbooks have pnp monitors and intel  945 express chipset family, yet the one with xp allowed me to do the change. Is this an issue with win7 ? If so can it be fixed?


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

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

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I tried many ways without any success, it is still detected as a generic crt monitor and only limited resolution/freq. Settings are available. Now i used amd/ati catalyst version which allowed setting custom resolution, however, it seems to be still overridden with windows settings, so nothing more than 1600x1200/60hz.

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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Pc specs:
Intel pentium e8400 @ 4ghz
Nvidia gtx285 amp edition
4gb 1600mhz ram.


Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Lg Flatron M237wd Monitor Resolution Problem

I cannot get 1920 x 1080 resolution to fit on my hd monitor in windows 7. When i do adjust it to 1920 x 1080 the left 20% of the screen is off the screen. I've tried disconnecting and reconnecting the monitor cables and restarting. No drivers are available for the monitor. My monitor is the lg flatron m237wd 23" hdtv/monitor, 16:9 ratio which supports 1920 x 1080 resolution.

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

Dell 2208wfp Monitor Resolution Problem

I recently installed windows 7. I have a dell computer with a 2208wfp monitor. Since the install the desired resolution (1680 x 1050) doesn't show up. It worked great with xp. Any ideas? The screen resolution will go to 1024 x 768. What needs changed or fixed?

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

Dell S199wfp Monitor Resolution Problem

Just installed windows 7 home premium upgrade - 32 bit, installed on old dell dimension desktop 4500s
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Posted On: 2009-11-03 . View Related Posts . . View 10 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 .

Using On-screen Keyboard To Print Screen

Well, firstly, thanks for making the onscreen keyboard so much bigger and more usable in w7 compared to xp. All good, until you need to "print screen", at which point you get an enormous section of the screen that you don't want - i.e. The new enlarged virtual keyboard.

So, is there a way to use the onscreen keyboard to print just the screen and not itself - sort of like you would get if it really was a keyboard - imagine how annoying it would be for all users if every time they used that function it inserted a nice big picture of your real keyboard over what you actually wanted. This has been a problem with xp, now a bigger one - 4 times as big in fact, with w7.


Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Taskbar Change

Today i noticed that when i scroll over the icons on the taskbar i no longer get a small image of what would be displayed on the screen if i clicked on it. I only get a small grey rectangle that gives me the information in text form. For instance, when rolling over the internet explorer icon that was previously opened as the google page, instead of the image of the google page i get a small grey rectangle that says "google - windows internet explorer". Can i change this back to what it was before easily, or what caused this to happen?

Posted On: 2010-02-08 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Cannot Change Users

I cannot change users. I have tried everything that is offered and nothing works. Is there a big secret? I am using vista home premier. I am not computer literate enough to go any farther than what is provided. I cannot create any new users, and if i try to change name it tells me it won't recognize all the figures from the bottom row of keyboard. , . /}{:?>< Etc. I have tried to share all the files but it requires a password and program will not let me create password.

Posted On: 2009-04-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cannot Change Background

I have an hp pavilion and i recently put windows 7 on it my backgrounds were fine when i first installed it.

I search the internet for a good picture i want to use for my background. I right click it. Then set as desktop background. Then the window that asks the position, color, and has a preview on it pops up. I click set desktop background. The window stays there. (I'm sure its supposed to disappear), and the taskbar flashes then goes away without any change to my background.

Ive tried changing my theme background. When i choose to change the desktop background in my theme it shows that every picture i have is selected. I go through all the picture locations and deselect all of them. When i go back to a picture location that i have already deselected all of the pictures in it are selected again. ? I don't get it

Right now my background is stuck at a solid color and that is the only thing i seem to be able to change about it

I cant say for sure but i think this all started after i installed the last update. I dont want to mess things up by undoing important updates.


Posted On: 2010-02-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Com Ports Change Itself

I will try and keep this short. I was using the com 1 on my hp to key my radio. That computer died and i got a new one that has no com ports so i got a usb to serial adapter and it seemed to work but then on its own it will key the radio 3 or 4 times then switch com ports on me. I can reconfigure it and reboot and then it works (for a period of time) then does it again. Any ideas? 

Other devises are working fine on 2 other adapters but they have software that controls them where this one being used for push to talk on the radio (for digital communications) does not it is just relying on the voltage change from dtr dts and ground to key a small circuit that in turn keys the radio, when the voltage drops back to normal it unkeys the radio. Thanks for taking the time to read this, and feel free to email direct to email removed for privacy if you like.


Posted On: 2010-02-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .