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Q: Solved: display resolution problem

Windows Systemax XP pro SP3: I had to reinstall it, (CD for Windows, and on-line updates for SP3) and now I cannot get it to set 1680 x 1050 resolution for my Acer V223W monitor.
I have no video card, just the motherboard chipset.

It worked fine before the re-installation. I've been through all the settings, (including advanced - list all modes) but there is simply no 1680 x 1050 selection available, and I can find no way to input the setting I need.

Maybe a clue: Belarc Advisor says it can't discover the Display.

I went to ACER, and downloaded a new driver, but it came in a format (ICM) that Windows cant handle, so I can't use it.

I've tried Windows Update, but it crashes the website, (don't know why) and so I'm about at the end of the string.

I sure would be happy for an answer.

Preferred Solution: Solved: display resolution problem

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I am running Windoes 7RC, Build 7100. My monitor is an HP w2007. All of a suddent today, the display on my screen refuses to fill the entire screen unless I put the resolution on the recommended resolution of 1680 X 1050. At that resolution, I have to set the DPI over 160% for the text to be big enough to read.

I had not made any hardware or software changes before this happened, and I was able to run the resolutuon at 1280 X 800 and have the entire screen filled. I tried uninstalling the graphics drivers and the Catalyst Control Center - made no difference. Does anyone have any ideas?

A:Display resolution problem

Except in Firefox everything is really, really large - while in Internet Explorer, all the Office applications, and everything else the fonts and type is small. Does this give any insight?

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OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC (6.1.7100)
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT, driver version 185.81 (the latest version on nvidia.com at the moment)
Monitor: LG Flatron F920P (CRT)

After Windows installation has completed the display resolution was set to 1600x1200, 85 Hz, 32 bpp. In this mode text is too small and blurry so I decided to lower the resolution to 1280x960 as I alwas did in Windows Vista. This also allows me to set refresh rate to 100 Hz. But the display resolution didn't chage - I confirmed this through the menu in monitor. Instead I got a smaller image with black space around it and it didn't make text any larger or sharper. 100 Hz is not available either. That is the size of desktop became 1280x960 but this image is rendered in 1600x1200 mode in the center of the screen.

How can I set real display resolution to 1280x960 and not just the size of desktop?

A:Problem with CRT display resolution

I've the same problem Do you guys have any idea ?

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I have a nvidia 6100 and a acer v173 monitor I have problems on were it goes into 640x480 resolution and the slider has no other options.I reinstall drivers checked cables and none of it has worked.I get this often when playing games but I randomly fix it and I don't know how.. I tried to do a system restore but there were no restore points to go back to.any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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Hey guys,

I just updated my windows (windows 7 home premium 64 bit) and now the resolution of my screen went down from 1600*900 to 1152*864. I cant set the resolution higher again, because my windows says that this is the highest possible resolution. All my video drivers are up to date.

I hope that you can help me, the low resolution is very annoying.

A:Display Resolution Problem

Welcome to SF astiiscool

What LCD/CRT you have? also let us know about your system specs. Try uninstalling the Display Driver and re-installing it and if you can find the driver for your LCD/CRT from the official website of the manufacturer so it can help to solve the issue at some point though Win 7 supports all kinds of display resolutions that a LCD/Monitor's has

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Hi all. So I turned on my laptop (Dell inspiron e1505, Vista Home ed, W/ NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 graphics driver) and the screen was divided into 4 quadrants, with the same thing on each. After 2 restarts, its back to full screen, yet the resolution won't go above 1024 x 768.

System info on the graphics card reads "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"

Also, there is a reported problem with Microsoft ISATAP Adapter 2, which reads "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)"

Not sure what the second thing is. Any ideas on what the problem is or how to fix it? The laptop is a couple months shy of being 4 years old. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Display/ Resolution Problem

I tried re-installing the graphics card driver, but no dice.

Also, oddly, my computer has refused to hibernate today.

Seem like two unrelated problems however they both appeared on the same day.

If anyone has any ideas, I'd be much obliged.


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Hi Friends,
For past one year,I am using hp pavilion notebook dv6700 with following configuration
Intel Core2Duo 2.1 Gh
4MB RAM,250GB Hard disk
Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS 256 MB graphics card(latest updated driver as on 21.02.09)
Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit with SP1 integrated

About three weeks back I uninstalled Microsoft office 2007 and after that I noticed that although the resolution of my laptop display is adjusted to maximum at 1280X800 but the icons appear a little blur at their edges and the messages boxes that open do not show all the matter and commands that are there (screenshot attached).
I have scanned my window?s registry and also I have checked all the files with scannow option but nothing was found wrong anywhere and also all the drivers are working properly. But I cannot change the resolution by any means and my problem remains the same.
Can anyone help me out please?
Thanx in advance.

A:display resolution problem

Originally Posted by novice1

Hi Friends,
For past one year,I am using hp pavilion notebook dv6700 with following configuration
Intel Core2Duo 2.1 Gh
4MB RAM,250GB Hard disk
Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS 256 MB graphics card(latest updated driver as on 21.02.09)
Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit with SP1 integrated

About three weeks back I uninstalled Microsoft office 2007 and after that I noticed that although the resolution of my laptop display is adjusted to maximum at 1280X800 but the icons appear a little blur at their edges and the messages boxes that open do not show all the matter and commands that are there (screenshot attached).
I have scanned my window?s registry and also I have checked all the files with scannow option but nothing was found wrong anywhere and also all the drivers are working properly. But I cannot change the resolution by any means and my problem remains the same.
Can anyone help me out please?
Thanx in advance.

your resolution is correct, your DPI settings are not.
right click your desktop anywhere, click on personalization, on the left of that window should be an option saying adjust font size (DPI), in that new window, your font size, if im correct should be set at 120 DPI, set it to 96 DPI and restart, this should fix the issue

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So I just hooked up a new dell optiplex 780 in our conference room to a projector and the projector is not displaying anything.

The problem is that windows is setting it's resolution to 1920x1080 but the highest resolution it can handle is 1600x1200 so it's not displaying anything at all.

The computer is using onboard intel graphics and also has a dvi add on card for use with the on board graphics and the driver is up to date.

I have the projector connected to the dvi add on card using these dvi over ethernet adapters by iogear: IOGEAR - GVE200 - DVI-D CAT5e/6 MiniExtender, which is why I think windows is detecting it as a 1920x1080 display.

I also have a monitor hooked up to the vga port.

Here's what I found out:

After realizing I did not have any video displaying through the projector I hooked up the monitor and was able to clone and/or extend but only the monitor was working. So I changed the resolution on the projector down from 1920x1080 to 1600x1200 and it starts working fine.

As soon as I unhook the monitor, though I think windows switches back to single display mode and switches its resolution back to 1920x1080. If I leave the monitor connected and change the setting to display through the projector only, it does the same thing setting the resolution too high for it to display anything.

The problem is it won't let me change the resolution before switching to display through the projector only. After you change the setting to display through the project... Read more

A:another display resolution problem

I rebooted and hit F8 to get to the advanced boot options menu.

I selected "enable low resolution video" and it booted into windows setting the resolution for the projector to 640x480.

I was then able to change the resolution and everything is good now.

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I am using a NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 model 64 display adapter on my system running Win 98SE. Resolution is set for 1024 by 768.

Recently I have been having a problem with the system bootin to a 640 by 480 resolution. If I reboot the system comes up with a 1024 by 768 resolution.

This problem, which requires second boot-up each time I cold start my system is a real puzzle. Can anyone suggest a cause and a fix?

A:Display Resolution Problem

Are you running any Video configuration software? Sometimes Aplications can cause this problem.
Another thing could be a problem with the windows registry or even the hard drive.

Try setting Display adapter to "Standard PCI Graphics Adapter VGA", then reboot a couple times to clear up the registry, then reload the latest video drivers and see if that resolved the problem.

Good Luck!


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The last few days, after having computer on for 5 hours or so, the screen goes blank and shuts down.
When I restart it the screen resolution is way lower than it should be at 1920x1200 for a 24" screen.
The display is almost like it is in safe mode but after booting up it doesn't say safe mode.
I go into change resolution and it shows 800x? a very low resolution and that box is grey and won't allow me to change it to 1920x1200.

Is this a sign of the card going bad or is there a quick fix for this problem?

If I turn it off for an hour or two it will boot up with the correct resolution. No it is not set for hibernating.
Any and all help appreciated.

A:Resolution display problem

Have you checked temperatures ?
Maybe it is overheating for a faulty fan or dust ???
HWMonitor has a free version that might help.
HWMonitor CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

They also have a portable/standalone version if you don't want to install it.

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I have Lenovo G50-70 with a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 as default and recommended by Windows. Now with this reslution, everything is so small. text, buttons, pictures, etc and it's very hard to work on it.I tried to change the resolution many times but then the display looses its sharpness and clarity, all graphics get dull and loos their sharpness too. Besides this, windows keeps popping up a message to change the display to 1920 x 1080.It was the same when I bought this laptop with Windows 8 and it is the same with Windows 10. No update could fix this problem.The only solution I could do is to "Set a custom scaling level" which does make text normal for comfort viewing but the graphics are not clear. Besides many programs still remain small.I would really appreciate the help to fixing my problem. The display adaptors?

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Hello everyone

Can you help?

I am running Windows XP Pro and am having trouble with the way colours display at times and am wondering if anyone has any ideas.

If I have my display settings on Highest (32 bit) some of my icons on taskbars/toolbars get a pink shadow behind them for some reason (see attachment - Bar). If I revert to the only other choice which is Medium (16 bit) the pink shadows disappear but the desktop wallpaper and all other images appear 'bitsy/blurred/blotchy or not as sharp' (sorry, I don't know how better to describe it). I have attached also some other files to perhaps assist any of you in trying to work out why this happens.

Obviously I would like all the images and icons to be as sharp and clear as possible without the pink background, but don't have any idea about what I can do to fix the problem.

It gets a bit frustrating when you find an image for wallpaper that you would really like, but when displayed it doesn't show up as crisp as it could (when on 16 bit).

Am I missing something here?

Any help or advice would be ever so appreciated, and I look forward to hearing from anyone with some ideas.

Bye for now, and thanks in anticipation.
Adelaide, South Australia

A:Colour resolution / display problem

Looking at your pic it seems to me that not all the icons have this shadow. I would simply guess that the shadow is part of the graphic itself, but is in a color which 16-bit cannot display. I, personally, would stick with 32-bit for the best resolution, and learn to live with the "bonus" of having a few pink (fuschia) shadows.

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Question that I could not find an answer for on Google before I buy. I currently have a Dell 6420 using Win 7 SP1 with a 1366 X 768 display that I have the text set at 125% so I can read it. What display is going to look better on an X1 Carbon if I use that setting, the 2560 x 1440 WQHD IPS LED Display or the 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS LED Display using Win 7 Pro?

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I have a Dell XPS M1530 with Vista Home Premium. I bumped the display resolution down from 1440 x 900 to 1280 x 800 because being able to read the screen is somewhat important to me. Every time I boot up, though, I get a message in the notification area that my "display image quality can be improved." Is there a way to turn this off? Thanks.

A:Solved: Display Resolution

I don't know about turning it off (there's probably a setting somewhere) but you should be able to increase the size of the display items (icons, text, etc.) fairly easily at the native resolution.

On the upper left area of the Appearrance and Personalization panel there is an Adjust font size (DPI). Go into that and set it to 120 or even to a custom DPI if you want and see if that does the trick or not at the higher dpi.

Also check the color depth in display settings, sometimes that isn't as high as it can go and might be responsible for the message instead of the resolution.

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Hello I have a 30" Dell display for a couple of year that woks fine with my Mac pro early 2009 (Radeon HD 5770 graphic card): 2560 X 1440 resolution
I bought a Macbook Pro Retina (early 2015) which can handle 4K display but when i use it with my Dell Dysplay (DVI port then DVI to mini display cable adapter then to the mini display port of my MacBook, I can't have this resolution (max= 1080...).
Do you have any solution?

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Hello there,

Thanks for your time in reading my post.

I've replaced a cracked screen on a laptop with a like for like replacement from a seller on eBay.

I fitted the screen, powered on the laptop and it's instead displaying what it should be 4 times above and below each display. It's almost as though the screen doesn't support the resolution or refresh rate.

Now I don't understand why this is when it's a like for like replacement and the real strange thing is the first time I tested it when it showed the HP BIOS Start up screen it WASN'T displaying properly... but when Windows loaded it did display properly.

The problem I've now got is Windows won't load and I can only boot in to safe mode (this was already a problem before, Windows sometimes wouldn't boot). In Safe mode the screen doesn't display properly.

Please help!!

A:Display/Resolution problem after screen replacement

Typical cause for Safe Mode to function and not (normal) Windows is a video driver issue.

The screen not displaying the BIOS or Safe Mode correctly sounds like a hardware fault. I don't know that you can adjust the display at that level. Just like with a desktop PC, if the BIOS or Safe Mode display is corrupted, there is a hardware fault and the resolution is usually hardware replacement...typically the video card.

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hey guys, been wrestling w/ this for a week & a half now, & can't figure it out for the life of me...

have a gateway FPD2185W 21" WS monitor and an EVGA 7300GS. have been using 'em w/ vista x64 for 4 months w/ no problems (RGB; the dvi port on the crappy Gateway blew last winter).
was using my box normally, hadn't updated any drivers or installed any new apps in a while, when the screen just flickered and kicked me into an 800x600 resolution. when i tried to change it back to the monitor's native resolution (1680x1050), i found that it wasn't available anymore... the best resolution i could get was 1600x1200. when i 'check all modes', nothing above 1600x1200 is listed.
I've tried restoring to an old save point, i've tried uninstalling and re-installing 3 diff versions of the forceware drivers (incl. the most recent), i've swapped in my old x600 card & installed the latest catalyst drivers. NOTHING WORKS!!! When i plug the monitor into my old computer tho, f*ckin' bob's yer uncle... no problems whatsoever.
Please someone tell me you have a solution! My eyes really hurt from looking at this fuzzy, non-native resolution!!!

A:big display problem; can't get native resolution anymore!

It would seem the graphics card and monitor aren't getting along for some reason.

Check the Monitor Driversand at the monitor in the Device Manager. Try the monitor on your integrated graphics output. This should tell you if it is a software issue (If it works fine).

Also look at the BIOS PCI-e settings and see if there is anything there that could cause the problem.

While you're at it, check your monitor panel settings (menu within monitor itself)

Good look.

Originally Posted by jetenginejesus

hey guys, been wrestling w/ this for a week & a half now, & can't figure it out for the life of me...

have a gateway FPD2185W 21" WS monitor and an EVGA 7300GS. have been using 'em w/ vista x64 for 4 months w/ no problems (RGB; the dvi port on the crappy Gateway blew last winter).
was using my box normally, hadn't updated any drivers or installed any new apps in a while, when the screen just flickered and kicked me into an 800x600 resolution. when i tried to change it back to the monitor's native resolution (1680x1050), i found that it wasn't available anymore... the best resolution i could get was 1600x1200. when i 'check all modes', nothing above 1600x1200 is listed.
I've tried restoring to an old save point, i've tried uninstalling and re-installing 3 diff versions of the forceware drivers (incl. the most recent), i've swapped in my old x600 card & installed the latest catalyst drivers. NOTHING WORK... Read more

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i recently updated my graphic card driver to the newes version. But now I am not able to select the right display resolution(which is 1920x1200). The max resolution I can select is now only 1600x1200. But this Driver should definitely support this resolution.
Even if I select the option to show me all mods it won?t show me more options.

I tried a lot of other Drivers now and even my old Driver(which worked fine) but non of them seems to work.

- Graphic Card: ATI RADEON HD 4800
- Driver: AMD-Catalyst-15.11Beta (also tried 15.7.1 and 13.4)
- Display: HP Z24i
- Windows 10 64bit Pro

A:ATI Radeon HD 4800: display resolution problem

Maybe changing the graphics driver changed the monitor as well. To make sure it supports all resolutions, you have to replace the monitor with Generic PnP monitor. Click on the search icon and type device. Click to open the Device Manager, then expand monitors, right-click on the monitor and select Update driver. Select last option a couple of times and you should see a list with models. Uncheck the box Show compatible models to see all models. Then from standard monitors select Generic PnP monitor and install it.

Another thing to try is to change the resolution from Catalyst Control Center, monitor section. Or right-click on the desktop, select Display settings., then click Advanced display settings, then Display adapter properties. Finally click on List all modes, select the desired resolution and try to apply it.

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Hi,I need help with a program I need to use in class called Cell Designer (v4.4).  Everything works just fine except the resolution of the window. It's unusable without a magnifying class. I've tried to change the resolution of my screen but it doesn't seems to help. What can I do about it ? I don't have this problem with any other program I use.

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Ok. I was restarting my computer and right after I restarted my computer the resolution was as low as it could be and my display(graphics) setting was very, very low. so low that it is using like 4 bit color and stuff. Please help thanks.

And I went into display properties and changd my res and my color bit back to the highest,but it wouldnt change, but yet again it said the highest was like 32 bit and im pretty sure there was 256 or something higher. please help.
......ewww pixels................

A:Solved: My resolution and display, or whatever, is messed up.

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I just installed Windows 7 over XP on a Intel Pentium D Duo Cpu 3.20 with 2 g RAM.
The monitor is a HP L2208w and the display card is Nvidia Geforce 9500GT w/1g mem.
If I reduce the resolution from the recommended 1680 X 1050 the window reduces in size. If I go to 1024 X 768 the window is a very small square, perhaps half screen.
It worked fine with XP. I like to use a lower resolution for the older programs which do not like the high resolution and also for the text size etc.
I do have the latest drivers.
Incidentally, this was the smoothest install ever and I do like Windows 7 and hated Vista.

A:Solved: Windows 7 display resolution

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In XP (finally was able to get it installed on another computer) however, it has an older Gateway 2000 Crystal Scan 1024NI (yes, I know) monitor, but it works with 98 with a 640x480 resolution and 16 bit color. I can't find a way to change it in XP to make it happy. I have about 6 desktops, flurrying and rolling. In safe mode, I've tried various settings.......can't even get to 16 colors? Hehe, kinda funny, usually people want to get away from 16 colors......

A:[SOLVED] Display adapter resolution

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I'm running a Dell XPS 400 system with an ATI Radeon X1650 video card. A few days ago I hooked my system up to my Samsung DLP HD TV. I set the resolution in the ATI Catalyst software at 1900x1028 and it worked great. Better than great really, it was freakin awesome to have a 50" PC monitor. So, this morning I thought it would be nice to have some family pictures running on the screen saver so I enabled the "My Pictures Premium" screensaver that comes with the XP Media Center edition I'm running. It went to screen saver after a few minutes and there were no problems. BUT, when I moved the mouse to cancel the screensaver my display never came back. My TV just displays "Mode not supported". Now, I then hooked up my standard monitor and checked the resolution setting. It was still at the 1900 x 1028. When I switched it to 1280 x 768 my TV display came back. I called Samsung and they were happy to inform me that my TV should support the 1900 x 1028resolution (which I knew since it worked this morning) and that outside of that there was nothing they could do for me. Dell couldn't help either since my warranty had expired.
The screensaver has a display resolution setting in its "Properties" dialogue window that was set to "Automatic". This is supposed to select settings that work well with your display. But I suspect it selected settings that made my display quit working.

Sorry for the rambling... Anyone have any ideas?
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A:Solved: Display Resolution problems

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Hi all,

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit with a Core I3-2100, using the integrated graphics solution with a connection to my HDTV.

I tried to set it to 1920x1080, which took some finagling, but eventually worked. naturally, all the text was too small, so i changed the setting to make the text 125% larger.

but now even though the display driver says it's at 1920x1080, instead of keeping everything on the screen and increasing the text size, it looks like the screen is zoomed in at 125%, so the outer edges of my desktop are essentially outside of the screen (i.e. not visible).

so i tried to change the setting back to 100% for text size, but now it won't change back. so the outer edge of my screen is now not visible.

anyone run into this problem before? any solutions? i've updated the intel drivers, used vga and hdmi outputs, reinstalled the drivers. is this a windows problem or an intel problem?


A:Intel core i3-2100 display resolution problem

i had this problem but ive changed the resolution manually throgh the nvidia control panel.... youve connected it with HDMI???

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My maximum resolution is 1680 X 1050, but why is it that when you change the resolution to anything lower, such as 1400 X 1050, it looks very fuzzy? Is there any way to go to a lower resolution w/out suffering unclear quality.

A:Solved: Display Resolution Setting Question.

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Hi. I have a Vaio VGN-AR51M laptop running Vista. Thick, wavy horizontal lines have appeared all across the screen. The lines are pink (against a white background) or green. My display settings are stuck in the lowest resolution and the lowest colors (4 bit). I used to be able to connect to my TV using an HDMI cable, but I can't do that now. DivX and Adobe plugin have stopped working, so I can't play videos. And when I shut the lid, the laptop no longer goes into sleep mode. I've had the laptop 2.5 years and never had this problem until now. The problem exists even in safe mode.

Here is my SysInfo:
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2045 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 2 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 142858 MB, Free - 19184 MB; D: Total - 152617 MB, Free - 110398 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, N/A
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

According to Device Manager, my Display Adapter is the Standard VGA Graphics Adapter and it is working properly. But I thought I had an nVidia graphics card, possibly GeForce 8400M GT. Should this be showing up in Device Manager?

I've tried updating the display adapter, uninstalling it and reloading it, downloading a number of graphics drivers, including this one -
Graphics Driver Update - 4.5 - 4.5.135070 32 bits -... Read more

A:Solved: Display stuck in the lowest resolution

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On my laptop after I installed IE 8 The resolution has not been changed but display is larger?
it was at the right size for a couple of days then it went to larger displayed web pages and I moved the resolution back and forth but can not get to display smaller display the bars on the top remain the proper size I am using vista home. At first I thought I was nuts but went to my other computer With IE7 and it is smaller displayed webpages

A:[SOLVED] Display large with resolution high

update: on the page selection on the toolbar it has a zoom feature in it and was turned on to 125%, so differant from xp I feel stupid but glad I figured it out, I have no idea how it was changed

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I have a user who did something to the resolution on an old Windows NT workstation while doing something with wallpaper. He doesn't know exactly what he did, but he said he was trying to make the picture bigger on his desktop (but I don't think he used stretch). I think he did something in the display properties.

The workstation is an old Compaq Deskpro. I can get into the unit using VGA mode, but when I load the drivers for the video card (ATI 3D Rage Pro) and do reboot the monitor still turns off at logon. It's almost like it's trying to do some kind of widescreen setting and freaking out. I hooked the unit up to a regular LCD and it said input not supported.

It's definately a settings problem on the drive as I swat it out and put it in an identical workstation and the problem remained.

Does anyone know how to fix this problem in VGA mode so that I can once again get into the regular display mode.

Thank you in advance.

A:Monitor shuts off at logon, resolution/display setting problem

did you check the frequency?
it might be something to do with the frequency.

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With a lot of help I've been able to fix the Control Panel>Display problem I had earlier. But now I have another problem. I started a new thread because it is a different problem, and because it may be a Viewsonic monitor or ATI screen driver problem rather than a Windows-XP problem.

When I have the screen resolution set to 1024*768 the desktop fits neatly into the monitor.
When I tried it at 1280*720 the desktop fits neatly into the monitor, but the graphics and text look as though they are stretched vertically - ie too tall for their width.
When I tried it at 1280*768 the proportions looked right, but the desktop seems to have been moved up and to the left. That is, there is about a 2cm black band to the right of the display, between the right edge of the monitor and the right edge of the display; and there is about a 1cm black band below the desktop.
When I tried it at 1280*800, just for completeness, the whole desktop seems to overlap the limits of the monitor. That is, the icons on the left are half hidden 'behind' the monitor, and the task bar at the bottom is barely in sight at the bottom edge of the monitor.

I don't remember having this problem in the past, but it's been quite a while.

Is there a fix to get the desktop to fit the monitor at 1280*768?

Regards, Alex

A:Solved: Higher screen resolution 'moves' display

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I am using a clean install of windows XP.

I have a Dell Dimension 2400 that will not change screen resolution for the
display. It all ways stays in very low resolution. I have looked Control panel
-Display-Advanced and I don't see any way to change settings. Under the Adapter
Tab it shows that every device is unavailable. So I guess I might need some drivers?
Where do I down load them? The Dell Site does not show vedio drivers to download.
Thank you,

A:Solved: Dell Dim 2400 will not change Display Resolution

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i have a samsung monitor that have 2 slots, specifically for DVI & VGA
and i also have a GPU embeded: inno3d GT430 that also have 2 slots for VGA and DVI

i got this new DVI cable from a friend so i tried to upgrade my display from VGA to DVI

the problem is i cant see any differences between the two

things ive checked so far:
nvidia settings ressolution tab: converted it to 1920 x 1080, 1080p
windows resolution settings: 1920 x 1080 (Recommended)

so again, there are no differences between the two when i hooked them up, can anybody tell me any steps to make my display HD?

core i3
OS installed: win7 32bit

A:HD Resolution & Analog Resolution: they display the same output

Is it running at 1920 x 1080 ?

Why do you think you would see a difference ? VGA is analog and DVI is digital, that`s it, as far as I know.

Personally, I think Samsung monitors are terrible.


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I just purchased a Dell XPS 410/9200 computer and separately bought a Samsung 941BW 19" widescreen LCD display whose native resolution is 1440 x 900. The computer came with the NVidia GeForce 7300 graphics card and the Windows XP Home Edition operating system. When we tried to follow HitSquad's advice to PaulInAustin on 12/14/2006 there was no "Add" button in the window for screen resolutions and refresh rates.

Samsung technical help tells us to call Dell, and Dell tech support seems clueless about this problem. With all the widescreen displays being sold, surely they've addressed this issue!

A:Setting Display Resolution For New Widescreen Display

Hi fishinswede, welcome to BC.There should be a driver disc for the monitor itself that came in the box. Did you install it and is windows identifying the correct monitor model?And just so we're on the same page, you did also first uninstall the old drivers then re-install the upgraded drivers (forceware 93.71) for the video card itself from the Nvidia link here?You may also wish to try a somewhat older version here. It's the one I still use because it's the most stable I have found for my system.The only reason I can see that the add button wouldn't be there is that the monitor is not being identified correctly, either because of the driver or the monitor itselfIf you have done the above and have another monitor laying around, preferably a crt, temporarily hook it up and see if the "add" button is now an option. If it is, add the new resolution settings then hook up your new monitor. It's a long shot but worth a try. You also want to start in a lower resolution then the one you're trying to add. Bump it down to an ugly 800x600, then see if the add button is an option. You should altimatetly end up with a menu resembling thisLet us know what you come up with.

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Hello and thanks for reading this thread. I am currently having a problem with my screen resolution. My resolution appears to be “locked” at 1024 X 768! I cannot raise or lower the resolution at all! Other symptoms of this problem:

- By using Display Properties, the resolution would not change.

- After clicking ‘Apply’, the “do you want to keep these settings?” dialogue box would appear, but the screen resolution would still be the same. (The resolution slider would still remain at 1024 X 768)

- Even the Colour Quality is “locked” at ‘Highest (32 bit)’.

- Whenever I play a video game, the resolution can be changed! I can even modify the resolution within the video game, but the resolution would become “locked” at 1024 X 768 again after exiting the video game.

- I even tried changing the resolution using the NVIDIA control panel, but the resolution does not change.

- I uninstalled the graphic drivers, but even without any graphic drivers, the resolution would not change!

- I installed new drivers, but the problem persisted.

- Now the resolution is stuck at 640 X 480 (since installing the new drivers), but whenever the “your display image quality can be improved...” speech bubble appears from the ‘NVIDIA Settings’ icon in my system tray, I am able to change the 640 X 480 resolution to the native resolution (1440 X 900) by clicking onto the speech bubble!

- I do not think that this is caused by a video card error, because all resolutions can actually wor... Read more

A:Solved: "Locked" Display Resolution

The problem is almost certainly caused by the graphics card, in particular the drivers. What graphics card are you using? Maybe you have the wrong drivers and we can find the right ones for you.
With the correct drivers I would uninstall the graphics card, reboot the system, reinstall the drivers, reboot the system again and see what happens.

I hope this helps

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Hi people!

Well... nice, I kinda bought the game Home World 2, kinda old game, but awesome game!

First time playing went great, lost epic, so yeah, I wanted to go another time, but I noticed the resolution and graphics and stuff were all kinda low, so I tuned everything up (should be working fine with ATI Radeon HD 4850 and 4gig ram, + a 3,8 Ghz Dual core processor).. but anyways, I managed to pick the wrong resolution, which brought me to the following problem:

My desktop resolution is 1200 x 900... So, I thought about setting the game on that resolution too, because I think 900x600 kinda sucks So I scrolled trough all the Resolution options.

The 1200x900 resolution wasnt there, but there was another: 1280 x 960, so I clicked it.. not remembering my screen is smaller than that..

Which resulted in a weird resolution, I am unable to change, since the 'apply/ok' button, is all the way down in the bottom right corner... but not projected on my screen : <

How to change it back without reinstalling HomeWorld 2?
(sorry for this site, Tinypic was down when I posted this :S)

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I just got a used Dell Optiplex G260, with a M991 monitor. I cannot get the resolution to go above 640+..............I tried the trouble shoots but not able to get anywhere. I do not have a video card, using onboard video.
I am not an expert user (not too good with all the lingo), could you please help???

A:Solved: Resolution Problem, UGH!

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Hi I'm having a problem with my monitors resolution. My native resolution is 1920x1080 but when I try and use that, it cuts off my screen on all sides. Its like the resolution is too big for my monitor so I have to turn it down to 1680x1050. Ive used this monitor before on an older computer with an older video card and had no issues. However with my new system I now how this problem. I don't know why its doing this and its really bugging me. I don't know how to fix it. I'm using windows 7 64bit, EVGA GTX 560TI, & and Hannspree HF257 Monitor. I updated my drivers for my card. I have no idea whats going on... Please help

A:Solved: Monitor Resolution Problem...

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I just got a nice new computer, with windows 7 installed, whereas i used to have windows xp. The problem i seem to be having is that there is a large black line(where the screen should go to) which i cant seem to get rid of.(on the left side) and also the screen seems to go too far up, and on web pages that are maximised i can only see half of the close button (X). My current resolution setting is at the maximum(1360x768) can anyone help me fix this? i didn't have this problem with my old computer.

A:Solved: Screen Resolution problem

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Monitor resolution is stretched horizontally and can't seem to make resolution normal. Have a 22" Westinghouse LCD Monitor LCM-22w3. It is connected to my Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop with Windows 7.
Thanks for the help!

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I just recently reinstalled Windows XP Pro. I'm having a problem getting my screen resolution back up to where it used to be. It's only letting me go up to 1024x768. I used to be able to get around 1200x800. I would install a driver for it, but I'm not sure what to get. I have a Gateway MX3701 laptop. In Device Manager, the only thing it's telling me is: Video Controller (VGA Compatible). So, my main question is: how do I find out what video driver I need to install to get the onboard monitor up-and-running to its full capacitiy?

EDIT: I installed Everest Home Edition, and it tells me that I have an ATI Radeon Xpress 200M (RC410M).

Thanks for any and all help!

A:Solved: Problem with screen resolution

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I just turned on my laptop today and I noticed the screen resolution changed to 800 x 600 by itself. I thought it was strange cause I didn't change it at all or messed with any settings in control panel. When I logged in, I went to "Screen Resolution" to change it back but it doesn't allow me to do that. I can't slide the bar up towards "1024 x 768". Please help!

A:Solved: Screen Resolution Problem!

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Hi there

I am experiencing problems with my resolution. I have XP and have just recently re connected to the internet on my comp, I have a samsung synmaster 920n. Thing is when im browsing on the net, and in the op system, the res is blurred somewhat. I ahve changed the setting to 1280x960. Everything seems a little smaller and not as sharp!!
Any suggestions ??

A:[SOLVED] Problem with screen resolution

Just for starters, I would set the monitor to it's native resolution (1280x1024) and then run the Microsoft "Clear Type Tuner". It's free and you can find it here;


It's not a panacea for all monitor visual problems but it might help and it won't hurt.

Are you sure you have the drivers installed. Sometimes (most of the time for me) Samsung drivers are hard to find and get installed.

Good luck

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So I have this strange problem that makes me want to throw my tower out of my second story window!

Here's what happened: I was doing some memory intensive work in Photoshop for a bit, then played a game for awhile. I noticed some overall computer lag and found that my page file was gigantic. So I just went ahead and did a quick reboot. No big deal right?

Wrong. I run dual monitors... my main one at 1792 x 1344 (as high as it goes) and my secondary monitor at 1280 x 900. After restarting to clear the PF, the secondary monitor was fine, but my primary monitor defaulted to 1280 x 1024 or something close to that (I don't really remember, it just looked about so). It then showed no options to restore my resolution to 1792 x 1344, both in display properties (WinXP-SP2) and in the nVidia control panel (GeForce 8400 GS). So I uninstalled the nVidia drivers (which probably needed a slight update anyhow) and reinstalled them.

I still have the same problem. The resolutions offered in display properties and the nVidia control panel top off at 1600 x 1200 and then it jumps to 1920 x 1080 (again, my monitor only supports up to 1792 x 1344 and has used that exact resolution for years!). Nothing has changed except for rebooting, and then reinstalling drivers after the problem occurred. I have also disconnected the second monitor now, with the same problem on the primary monitor. That resolution is simply no longer available! Please help!

Thanks in advance,

A:Solved: Frustration resolution problem!

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Recently i installed windows xp sp 2 on my friends pc which earlier had windows xp unlimited. It was running fine earlier but when i did a clean install of windows the screen resolution was set to the lowest. The colours seems to be scattered around the monitor and there is lot of pixelisation. The monitor is samsung syncmaster 551s and the cpu is of pcs systems. It is very old monitor nearly 12-13 years old monitor. The vga adapter loaded is the default one. Please help of out of this. It has intel celeron, 120 mb ram, windows xp sp 2 installed.

A:Solved: Screen resolution problem

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New to this OS on my net book. Ar times i have to click on "OK" in the process of downloading a driver or something..Because of the toolbar, it cuts off that section and i cannot click on "OK". I tried to move the toolbar and nothing happens. Then I checked my resolution and the lowest i can make it is what it is set for now 800 x 600...if i go higher than the info gets much smaller for my eyes to read...any hope here to at least move the toolbar? Thanks

A:Solved: Resolution and toolbar problem

If you are taking about the Windows taskbar that normally stretches across the bottom of the screen, it can be moved to any horizontal or vertical edge of the screen.

Here is a link to a page on the MS site that will give you information on how to do it:

Are you saying that you tried to do what is in the instructions and can not move the bar?

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ok when i installed vista my resolution suddenly became 600 by 800 and i cant change it. Plus it stays at 16bit but the highest is 32.

A:Solved: vista resolution problem

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i switched my monitor from DVI over to HDMI cable and now a small portion of the display is off of the screen..to fix it i have to go into nvidia display properties and manually resize the resolution to something like 1818x1022 but then it loses quality..so why is this happening when it works fine on DVI connection ?

OS Windows 7
Monitor Viewsonic VX2260WM 22"



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