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Monitor shuts off at logon, resolution/display setting problem

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

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.

Preferred Solution: Monitor shuts off at logon, resolution/display setting 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.)

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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I'm working on a Dell desktop running Windows XP Home with an old CRT monitor. They've set it up so that clicking Start -> Control Panel gives you the entire list of Control Panel options in an expansion menu to the right. However, when I hover the mouse over Control Panel, the display shuts itself off for about a second, then turns back on. The power button on the monitor stays lit. It does this every time, not an intermittent thing. I've never seen this before--does anyone know how to stop it? Thanks.

A:Odd monitor problem: display shuts off for a second

Is it doing that only when you go to control panel? Try to update graphic driver / make sure AGP / DVI cord has not any crack on it..

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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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I am finding that if I leave the display in full UHD some programs can not handle it (very tiny text at full screen) even when windows adjust the scaling to the reconmend 250%. What is eveyone else using for screen resolution?

Go to Solution.

A:Y700 15-ISK UHD Display Resolution Setting

saame problem here : /  please help us ! thanks

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i accidently changed my screen resolution to something like 1200x1600 and my monitor doesnt support it or something but i dont see anything when i turn on my computer. how do i change my settings when i cant see anything on the monitor? im in safe mode right now. thanks

A:screen resolution too big! monitor shuts off...cant see anything!

Can you see anything in Safe mode? If so, right-click on your desktop and select Properties, then Settings. Under Screen Resolution, adjust the slider to a lower resolution. Be sure to hit Apply, then OK.

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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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We recently try to deploy a GPO on our network to show previous logons during user logon. The setting is located in Computer Configuration| Policies | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | Windows Logon Options | Display information about previous logons during user logon = Enabled. Our domain level is set to Windows Server 2008. I verified that it is Windows Server 2008 on Domain and Trust.

Here is the article about this setting

Active Directory Domain Services: Last Interactive Logon

But after we deploy the setting, we are no longer able to login to any of our windows 7 machines. All of them got an error message said : ?Security policies on this computer are set to display information about the last interactive logon. Windows could not retrieve this information. Please contact your network administrator for assistance.?

The setting worked on windows server 2008. I was able to login to DC and revise the setting, so we can log back in the windows 7 machines.

Anyone has experience this issue before? I looked up all of the web and only thing they said is to make sure the domain functional level must be set to Windows Server 2008, which it is.

A:Error when setting Display information about previous logon on Wins 7

Have you seen this?

"Display information about previous logons during user logon"

And this?

Windows Logon Options in Vista/2008: Part One of Two - Ask the Directory Services Team - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Network Logon Issues with Group Policy and Network - Management - Business Computing
Hopefully that helps you in some way, I will ask for further assistance if none of those links are a help to you.

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My fullscreen monitor died and I had to buy a new monitor which unfortunately ended up being a widescreen because it's all that's available now. Now I'm having trouble setting the resolution on it. The resolution I've been using on my fullscreen monitor was 1024 x 768, and the way things looked at this res was PERFECT for me. The resolution itself looks OK on the widescreen, apart from all objects appearing stretched since that resolution is really for a fullscreen ratio. So I increased the resolution but no matter which setting I choose everything looks somewhat blurry. This goes for pretty much all the ones available; 1152x864, 1280x720, 1280x768, 1280x800, 1280x960, 1280x1024, 1360x768... It's not until I get to the absolute highest resolution, 1440x900, where things appear sharp and also in porportion. Unfortunately, everything on the screen is waaaaay too small. I know I can increase the size of icons, fonts etc. but everything else appears too small too, like images, functions inside software etc.
So I set the resolution back to 1024x768, where everything appears in the size I like them, and I was going to change the screen size (on the monitors OSD settings), shrinking the screen horizontally, which I imagined would give me accurate porportions (I don't mind that I would get two black bars on the sides, if that is what it takes), but when I try the OSD system ironically skips over the size / position settings (go figure...), the highlight ... Read more

A:Having trouble setting resolution on new widescreen monitor

Hmm; focus on getting the SYSTEM to display correctly first and then fuss with videos last.

My laptop is running at 1366-768 (recommended) for my wide screen display. I would presume your list of resolutions shown do not include 1366-768 (that's dependent upon the video driver + the monitor), so first attempt to get an updated driver for your video adaptor.

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Hi all,
I have this issue: I added an external monitor (Dell u2410) to my notebook, with resolution 1920x1200, but despite the graphic card (Nvidia 310m) supports this resolution yet the maximum setting displayed in my notebook video manager window only allows 1366x768. No way to change it.
Anybody can help?

Please note:
1) My System:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 350 @ 2.27GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7980 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 310M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76308 MB, Free - 293 MB; D: Total - 208930 MB, Free - 200854 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer Inc., K52Jc
Antivirus: Avira Desktop, Updated and Enabled

(Integrated Garaphics card: Intel HD Graphics Core i3)

2) What I already did:
- updated Nvidia driver from asus website (download page): vga driver update V8.17.12.6643 (the latest displayed)
- tried to update Nvidia and Intel cards drivers through windows update, windows cards manager (sorry: I translate from italian!), Nvidia manager panel
- Nvidia manager panel do not displays "change resolution" option
- Dell monitor is connected by an hdmi cable
- went to computer store (no results) and contacted asus, intel, nvidia support centres last week but no answers yet

A:External monitor resolution setting (Nvidia 310m)

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I am not sure exactly what forum this fits under but here it is

I recently switched monitors with my brother, he finally moved his ginormous monitor out of the house. So now I have a dinky 20 inch, any who yesterday when he was over visiting he went into war3 which has had its resolution set to 1600x1200 (from the old monitor) when my new monitor only goes to 1680x1050. So the screen flipped out and 2 hours later of rebooting and aimless clicking it still wasn't displaying properly. Very seldom would it show anything, its just a black screen, today i messed with it for 20 minutes and saw nothing at all.I tried hooking up an ancient screen from 10 years ago, same results, anyone have any ideas? I bet if I knew how to blindly get into safe mode It would work. When I initially put in the new monitor I set the res to its proper size on the desktop and in world of warcraft(not war3).

Heres the wopper, now when I start it up hoping it will magically fix itself, it makes erent erent noise on boot, and judging from my interface screen on my keyboard its not getting into windows. Because the little screen on my keyboard will light up when windows is loaded. I believe this is due to the 2 hours of my brother trying to get i to work. So I dont even know if getting into safe mode will help.

I am sorry I dont have a dxdiag so ill tell you what I can remember about the computer

Windows xp
sp 2
7600 nvid video card
2gig dd2 ram
Plenty of space
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A:Old resolution setting on a game crashed my computer, and new monitor shows nothing

I'd shut down and reseat the video card, all the monitor swapping may have caused it to become unseated.

After doing that, are you getting anything to display on screen at all (like the POST). If so, you should be about fixed. Just before Windows begins to load start tapping F8, then you'll get the boot menu where most people then go into Safe Mode. Do not go into safe mode, choose VGA mode. Windows will then boot normally, just with a crap resolution. But the correct drivers and everything should be loaded, so then you just set the resolution to what you want and you are fixed.

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Hello! Just today I started using a brand new monitor for my HP laptop. It's pretty old, I'd had it for quite a while now. It's a SyncMaster 2043 SNX, and I have managed to get it to fill the screen with a bad 1280x720 resolution. My Native monitor resolution is 1600x900 on my laptop; is there any way to make it fill the external monitor with it's Native resolution?


A:New Monitor - Not the right display resolution!

What options do you have in your screen resolution:

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My big old bulky tube monitor died recently, so I picked up al LCD flat planel HP monitor from Best Buy.

When I hooked it up and turned it on my monitor displayed a message "Current Settings: 1280 x 1024, Recommended Settings: 1600 x 900". I noticed right away that the picture on my screen is stretched (distorted) horizontally. I went into my settings and there is no option for 1600 x 900 resolution, even under 'Advanced Settings' ('Hide Modes This Monitor Can't Display' is also unchecked). I tried updating drivers, but I'm afraid my graphics card is old and out of date and there is no updated driver that supports 16:9 resolution.

Is there any way I can get it to display 16:9 without buying new hardware? This is a 10+ old desktop computer. It still works great, but the last thing I want to do is buy a new graphics card for it. It seems like there HAS to be someway to just 'force' the monitor to display the correct (native) resolution. Right?!

Hoping somebody can please help!!!

A:Cannot Get Monitor To Display Correct Resolution! Help!

Welcome to the Seven Forums

There's no way to force a graphics card to do what it can't do, your only choice would be to upgrade.


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I have a Dell CRT monitor P780 with XP. The monitor resolution alternates between the lowest setting (640 x 480) and the next level 800 x 600 (that is required by AOL). With the lower level the screen print becomes so large as to be difficult to use. I have little control. I change it to the higher value and it changes itself to the lower value when it wants to. The graphics is 32MB NVIDIA TNT2 M64. Is it the monitor, the adapter or what? The adapter is current as far as I can tell. It is driving me crazy. I believe the problem
is restricted to AOL and Firefox applications.

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Windows 7 installed without any problems, and found all the hardware devices, but the only problem I have is that the monitor will only dislplay at 1920x1080. If you lower it , the monitor will not display a full screen. Tried all resolutions, and have the latest 191 drivers. Any ideas..

A:Monitor will only display one resolution correctly'

Normal operation. When you are lowering the resolution, you are most likely also choosing a different display aspect ratio. You can tell be dividing the width by the height.

1920/1080 = ~1.77 - ~1.77 is what your monitor likes = 16:9 aspect ratio.

If you choose for instance, 1680x1050, that's 1.6 = 16:10 aspect ratio.

The difference in aspect ratio of 1.77 and 1.6 will cause the black bars on the screen.

In the driver, there may be some function to stretch the resolution out to make it full screen, but this is not what you really want to do.

Leave it as 1920x1080 and enjoy a nice screen.

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Hello, i Have an LG E2340. I just removed this from someones computer to install 4 monitors. It was running at 1920x1080. I am running it as a fifth monitor on my computer. I have intel hd 4000 onboard graphics. I also have three displaylink usb > dvi.

if I plug this in as the ONLY monitor to my docking station under intel graphics, I can get 1920x920 by creating a custom resolution... any more says it exceeds the bandwidth.

If i plug it into the displaylink, i get 1680x1050.. which is the max resolution this thing can push.

So, displaylink adapter isnt an option. How do I get the intel hd to do what its supposed to??

A:Cannot get monitor to display at native resolution

Intel claims their HD 4000 can support 3 simultaneous outputs, that's only possible when using 2 pixel clocks. This is because they only included 2 pixel clocks in the chip-set. Display Port can support the sharing of pixel clocks, otherwise you're going to have to supply matching displays for the setup.

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I bought a new toshiba notebook w/ I3 and all the goodies, (I think)

I plugged in a hdmi cable and started setting up my 42 inch tv as a second monitor..

but i was having issues with changing the resolution of that monitor/TV...The monitor/tv had the black bars, but each time i would change the resolution, it would also change the size/resolution of the laptop/internal monitor...

AND THEN AT SOME POINT, i entered the wrong / UNSUPPORTED resoltion for the TV and the TV went black with the message UNSUPPORTED RESOLUTION...

And the laptop monitor also went black...

The only way i can get any view is if i unplug the hdmi cable...

But, then i cant adjust or change the resolution of the TV/second monitor...

Is there a way to reset back to default or to edit the resource file?? and if so, where is that file located???



A:resolution issues for second monitor/display

It sounds like you had cloned the notebooks display to the TV instead of Extending the desktop. In Clone mode, both the Laptops screen and TV have to have the same resolution. In extended desktop mode you can set independent resolutions for both the LCD and the TV. Which exact model of Toshiba do you have?

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When I booted up my Dell Studio 540 today, it decided that 1440x900 is for some reason bad and windows display properties and the graphics driver control panel (Intel X4500HD) refuse to let me choose this as a resolution.

I have reinstalled the graphics drivers several times, as well as installing(and uninstalling) the useless "EZ Tune" software that comes with my Gateway FPD1975W monitor.

No software or hardware changes have been made except 3 weeks ago, I installed a Hauppauge HVR-1250 TV Card and its drivers, along with DScaler for viewing the input of the card.

Does anyone have a clue what could be causing this? I'm totally confused.

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Hi all,

My apologies, this is a cross post, but I am not getting anything for help really at the other post source. I'm hoping I can churn up a few more helpful eyes and brains here....

Original thread: Can't get monitor to display same resolution between 2 workspaces - Microsoft Community

Copy/paste of text in OP (posted Nov 21, 2012): Ok, so here's my setup:

HP EliteBook 6930p with ATI Radeon HD 3450 graphics card. Win 7 Pro 32 bit installed.

I have 2 workspaces, both with docking stations.
Workspace 1 (primary work site) had 24" wide (primary monitor) and 19" wide monitors. Resolutions that Windows let me set were 1920x1080 and 1440x900, respectively. These monitors were also hooked to the docking station via DVI and VGA cables, respectively.

Workspace 2 had a 19" standard monitor (1280x1024, VGA, set as primary) and then I would open the laptop beside it for the dual monitor (1280x800).

Today I have pulled the 19" wide from workspace 1 to replace the 19" standard at workspace 2. Windows, however, will only let me set the resolution to 1280x720 (still using VGA). Even taking off the "hide modes" option or going into the ATI Catalyst Control center to try and force it does not work. I've also tried switching between which one is primary or even making it single monitor display (on the 19" wide). 1440x900 is simply not available.

What in the heck is going on???

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A:Can't get monitor to display same resolution between 2 workspaces

Just bumping it to get it back on the first page. Noticed it was moved and not sure if it even had any face time on page 1 first. :P

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i bought a new monitor yesterday (AOC E2270SWHN) and i found that the screen was really stretched out when I connected it to my pc. Here is a picture:
When I went into the settings I found that there was no option for 1080x1920 and was very confused. Like I said, my pc recognises the monitor but does not show the correct screen resolution. I have tried everything, from reinstalling the drivers to downloading about 10 apps that claim to change the screen resolution but end up doing completely nothing. Please help me before i shoot myself from fustration. Thanks!!

A:Monitor is detected but display resolution is not correct

One of two possibilities:

1. Driver is still not correct, as you don't have the listed resolution to go to recommended for that monitor. If it is using a driver win 10 installed and not the manufacturer, then you need to try the manufacturer driver, list the display driver from device manager and we can go from there.

2. Card in PC (Is it a card, or integrated mainboard graphics?) doesn't support that resolution, hence driver not listing it, etc.

Other possibility - what does the system show for the monitor listed in device manager?

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I'm lost! I have little knowledge about computers. However, I moved my home computer from one room to another and noticed that the display was a little off skilter when I got it up and running again. I went in to Start, Control panel, display and screen resolution. I slid that little arrow all the way to the right and when I clicked apply (or whatever), the screen went all white and it has lots of white noise. I can see the "ghost" of screens but I can't really see to do anything. Have I ruined my monitor? will buying a new monitor take care of the problem? I' really don't know how to get it taken care of. Thanks for any input!

A:Changed Monitor Resolution, Now The Display Is All White

Don't panic Is it Windows XP? Turn your computer off, (unplug it or keep power button pressed); turn it on again; immediately after the POST (the very first messages you see on screen after power-on) press F8 key repeatedly, until a list of options appear; choose the one that says "VGA mode" (can't remember the exact words); once Windows finish loading, your screen will be configured at minimum resolution and you can choose the right resolution or let Windows apply the best by itself.

If you have Windows 98 or ME, select the "Safe mode" option from the list after pressing F8 key, once Windows has loaded; go to screen properties, it must be configured to 640X480 at 16 colors; click on "Apply"; you'll see a warning about changes taking effect upon restart; accept and restart. When Windows has restarted, change resolution and color depth again (you'll have to do it twice: one for color and another for resolution).

Good luck.

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After connecting my new hdmi cable the resolution has been off. It's currently at 1920 x 1080 but is slightly too large for my monitor. Its cutting all the icons pinned to the task bar in half. When I try to customize the resolution in the NVIDIA Control Panel it says the custom resolution is not supported by my display even when I don't actually change any of the numbers.

Does anyone know how I can change my resolution to fit my monitor exactly? Thank you.

A:Monitor wont display correct resolution

Hello and welcome to the forums Clepe,

You could try re-sizing the display in Nvidia control panel (See attached image)


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Hi guys

Upon upgrading to windows 10 I've noticed that my display size got smaller. screen resolution does not match my screen monitor borders. Resolution is currently set to 1920X1080 and I still have gaps of 1-2 cm from monitor borders, resolution doesn't fully fit my monitor as it use to in windows 8.1.

Methods I've tried solving this so far:

- Deleting graphic drivers from windows device manger and let windows set it own drives
- Playing around with windows global scaling (doesn't help only the icons/apps gets bigger)
- Installing fresh updated drivers from Intel/Nvidia
- Playing around with all resolution sizes and options

any ideas on how to fix it?

A:Display/resolution doesn't fit monitor borders

What kind of graphics card are you using? If you have current drivers and applications, there should be a console you can open to adjust it.
Nvidia control panel is in the pane that opens when I right-click on the desktop and it allows resolutions that fit my screen, that are not necessarily 19x10.

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I have a laptop as my main computer and I have it hooked up to an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Sometimes I like to unplug everything and just use it like a normal laptop. When I use the Fn+F5 key to change to the internal display, the resolution is still the same from the other display. It is still readable but there is a black space where the screen could expand to. I tried to (while hooked up to the external display) change the resolution of the secondary monitor (the internal one) but it keeps just copying exactly what is on the first display (the external one). If I change the resolution on one monitor, they both change to that. If i click "Identify" it shows a number "1" on both monitors. I could just change the resolution every time i switch monitors but then when i plug it into the external one it is a little distorted (enough that i could navigate to change the resolution back though)

Or is there a batch or vbs script that could toggle the resolution between the two?
The two resolutions are: External: 1024 x 768 Internal: 1280 x 800

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Hello, I have a LG M2432 monitor and a ATI RADEON HD 3450 video card on my old computer. When I try to select 1920x1080 it essentialy says "Format not supported" and reverts back. The monitor right now is at 1600x1200, which is terrible on my eyes. I've installed the drivers for both the monitor and the video card.

A:Monitor doesn't display 1920x1080 resolution

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I am using a LG flatron L1920p as a secondary display with my laptop running windows 8.1. On my old laptop I was able to set it to 1280x1024 with no problems.

But now that I have started using the monitor with windows 8, I can't get any resolution other than 1024x768 to work correctly. When I set it to 1280x1024, the display is shrunk horizontally. How can I set the resolution to 1280x1024 and have it display correctly?

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I just received my new PC and hooked it up only to find my HD monitor wouldn't display the 1920 X 1080 HD desk top. After speaking with many sales associates, I had my PC custom. I have Windows 7 Professional 64. ATI Radeon HD 4850 and HP 2159m HD monitor. The problem is, when I went to hook up the monitor, the PC didn't have an HDMI slot, so I had to use the adapter that HP sent me with the PC. All was fine till it configured my desktop. My icons are way off the screen, top, bottom and on the left. I can't even see my start menu. After 5 hours with HP tech support, I was told to contact ATI. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem? I just want to be able to use what I paid for. If I use the monitor with the dvi cable only it works; however the picture is trashy and not as clear.

A:HD Monitor unable to display resolution using DVI adapt

Since you have already spent 5 hours with tech support, it would be good to give an outline of what steps that you have already taken (to the extent that memory permits), to keep from covering old ground.

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My monitor (Acer H243H) is SOMETIMES unable to be set to its maximum resolution and refresh rate when connected to my laptop computer (Dell Studio 1737) using HDMI - unless I open the laptop computer first. Specifically,
- If I start or restart the computer without opening up the computer, I don't have the options to adjust the monitor to its max.
- If I open the laptop computer - now using both displays - I CAN set the monitor to its maximum
- If I then close the computer, the monitor maintains its maximum settings
- When I reboot, this process repeats again

I use Vista Home Premium 64-bit
The monitor's max settings are 1920x1080/75Hz.
The laptop display's maximum settings are 1440x900/60Hz.

I've toyed around with settings in Vista's Display Settings Control panel, the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator for mobile Control Pane, and the Acer eDisplay Management utility. I've tried these with the computer open (using both displays) and with it closed.

Quite honestly, it became confusing and overwhelming trying to track what happened differently in each scenario with different settings.

In the end, I simply have the problem described above - I can't get max resolution or refresh rate unless I first open my laptop - which is inconvenient in my setting.

Should I have to do this? This is the first peripheral monitor I've ever used with a laptop, so may it's normal?

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Ok, first off, I'm new here so hi everyone. Seems like a great forum for technical help and discussion, and looks pretty

I've googled, and searched this forum for a fix to my problem but haven't found one so far, so hopfully you guys can help.

A few months ago I got a second hand monitor from a friend, to replace my CRT because I was getting headaches when working. It was cheap (?10) because it's fairly outdated and had a dead pixel, but it was worth it to get rid of the headaches. At the time I was running Vista x86 and I plugged the monitor in and its maximum selectable resolution was only 1024x768, rather than the 1280x1024 that it was meant to be. I couldn't find a fix for this, but managed to work around this by updating the drivers and selecting the "Generic 1280x1024 Flat Screen" in the list of drivers in Vista. This brought the correct resolutions to the list and the issue was solved.

I then had the same issue in Windows XP (x86) and used the same work around, which again fixed the issues. However last week I done an upgrade and purchased Vista x64 and am having the same issue once again. But this time, selecting the drivers in the list does not update the resolutions I can select and I am stuck with 1024x768, which isn't a good enough resolution for the 3D Modeling and Texture working I am trying to do. Deselecting the tick box "Hide modes this monitor cannot display" simply updates the refresh rate box, but not the resolution box oddl... Read more

A:Monitor Drivers? X64 Display Resolution Issue

There should be a "Digital Flat Pannel (1280x1024)" driver available. If not... I dunno.

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Hi, I've had an LG2350 for a while, and it worked great for a while. I'm not really sure at what point it started screwing up, I think it happened when I installed catalyst for my Radeon HD5670 and then tried to update my monitor driver, or something along those lines. Anyway whenever I restart my computer I get a dsub error, so I have to start in Low res mode, go into catalyst Deselect EDID and select 1920x1080, then manually change my resolution to 1920x1080. It seems to think the default res for my monitor is 1600x1200, a resolution it can't display. I've tried updating and changing my monitor driver a few times, and I'm just tired of doing this every time I restart my computer, any help you can give is much appreciated.

P.S. I hope I posted this in the correct section, if it should have been in hardware I apologize.

A:Monitor unable to display at correct resolution


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I set up two external monitors on my x1 yoga (i7-7600U w/intel 620) using the usb-c dock.  Both monitors are identical with a native resolution of 2560x1440.  I can only get the first monitor to display that resolution; the second only has 4 resolutions available, the highest being 1280x800.  I've download the latest Intel Driver.  I've tried using 'custom resolutions'.  **bleep**?  Please help - thank you!

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I am trying to hook my Averatec laptop (3260) to a Vizio HDTV (M420NV) using the VGA input on the TV (no HDMI out on laptop). The picture comes up clear, but my only options for the screen resolutions are 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200. All these are 4:3 display so I have these wide black bars on both sides of the TV.

I intend to use the laptop to show Netflix onto the TV, but with the resolution issue, the movie becomes very tiny (given the TV is not huge in the first place). If anyone can show me how to change the resolution to 1920x1080 (recommended by the TV manual), it'd be greatly appreciated.

A:Using widescreen TV as monitor but unable to set resolution to match 16:9 display

You could try updating the graphic drivers but it might just the gpu does not support 16.9 resulution

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HiI've got problems when a user has dual displays on their reciever-pc and tries to connect to a sender with one monitor. They all recieve "Unable to match display resolution". 2 of my total 2 z-workstation has this issue. Clients is Windows 7 32 and 64-bit. Sender is W7 64-bit. They've got 1080p monitors and the sender den default back up 1200p. The users then manually have to change the resolution to 1080p. Users with only one monitor doesn't se this issue. Then I also have an issue with disconnects (monitor turns red) and users need to connect again. This is a small network with no other issues. I've read the logs but cannot find anytinhg usefull (in my eyes). Is there any way to get in contact with support?

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I just purchased a Lenovo LCD screen with a max resolution of 1920 x 1080. I installed the driver and even restarted, but when I go to the Control Panel to change the resolution, the list doesn't show that resolution as a choice. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I am using Vista for business (32-bit) on a new Dell Latitude E4300 laptop. I want to use a new external monitor (Dell S2209W) with it.

The external monitor is connected and works, but I cannot get it to display at its proper top resolution of 1920 x 1080.

When I check the displays in the laptop's device manager, both the laptop and the external monitor are given as Generic pnp. Attempts to update the drivers meet with the response that they are up-to-date.When I try to change the display from the desktop, the resolution options do not go high enough for the external monitor.

The laptop display works fine; what I need is for the external monitor to work at the high resolution.
Any ideas gratefully received. Thanks

A:Driver for External monitor wont display top resolution

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I am encountering a different issue since the attempt to migrate the user folder to a different drive. I am on a laptop connected to two monitors via docking station. When I re-dock, my display setting (the 2nd monitor) is missing. I keep having to extend the main monitor to the 2nd display each time. Any idea on why and how I messed this up?

A:When I re-dock, my display setting (the 2nd monitor) is missing.

I needed to make the laptop display my main display and duplicate the "main" monitor and extend to the second.

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So, I turned on my computer, and for some reason... everything seemed larger. Well, not larger, per-say. The Start button and time jutting off of the screen. Nothing seemed noticably 'larger', and it was all proportional to eachother (just not the screen).
Anyways, I tried fixing this through the Control Panel and manual Monitor controlls (yay spinny wheel!), but now everything seems awkwardly sqwished.
How can I set all of my Display and Monitor settings back to their Defaults? I'm sure I can figure it out better from there than here <.<
Also, any idea what my have caused my display settings to randomly change in the first place?
It's Windows 2000, by the way.

It's so amazingly hard to find answers to questions like this, I swear. For something so simple, I've spent an hour searching on assorted help/FAQ sites, posting on other sites (which are slow, to say the least >.>) before I resorted to creating an account here specifically for this question... I hate computers.

A:Setting Display/Monitor Settings To Default

Right click on your desktop, select properties, settings, then play with the slider until you get the desired aspect ratio. Try 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768.

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Like my title states, upon boot-up, my Windows 10 64bit OS starts my PC in a 1080p display when my monitor's native display is 1440p. I have no idea why this is happening especially after all the troubleshooting steps I've taken/ think I've taken. When I start up my PC, it will display everything in 1080p resolution but when I go to display options or Nvidia Control Options, 1440p isn't even listed. It says that 1080p is the native display, which of course, it is not.

It all started when I did a clean install of my PC about 3-4 weeks ago. I installed everything but began to notice that my resolution would be all skrewy when I booted up. So I looked into things more and I figured it might be my GPU driver. Well, I reverted to an earlier driver and it still persisted. I updated my driver to the latest one and it still happens.

I looked at Device Manager and saw that my monitor was being displayed as a Generic PnP Monitor, so I figured my computer didn't have the proper firmware or it was corrupted or something like that. I looked all around but I couldn't find any firmware for the monitor, which is Asus pb278q. Its never done this before and only after I did a clean install has it been acting up.

When I did the clean install, I installed Windows 8.1 64bit and the problem started with that but now that I've upgraded to the free Win 10 OS, the problem still persists. I have literally tried, what feels like, everything.

Also, to add insult to injury, if I unplug my display... Read more

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I have an Hp Pavilion desktop and had to buy a new monitor. I bought a emachines 17f3.

The problem is that I have light bands of grey running horizontally across the monitor. For example, when viewing a web page with a white background, everywhere there is a graphic or line of text, there is a light band of grey running horizontally across the screen.

I contacted emachines and they had me connect the monitor to my laptop and there were no grey horizontal bands. Emachines said I would need to contact HP and suggested it was a problem with the video card configuration or the display settings.

Since the desktop is no longer under warranty, HP will not address the problem.

Any help concerning how to correctly adjust setting would be greatly appreciated.

A:Monitor display setting issue (emachines connected to HP)

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So I have had this annoying problem for awhile and finally going to ask about it. Not sure which forum this belonged in sorry.

At first I thought this was a sleep issue...but it doesnt seem to be. My PC is set to shut off the display...then some time later go to sleep as well. Well for some reason on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 too when my display shuts off before going to sleep mode. I will touch my mouse to make the display come back on yet for some reason one out of 5 times the display will not come back on...it will then tell me no signal. The only way to fix this is to them hit Power on my PC to set the PC into actual sleep mode. I then click the mouse again and it wakes up and the display is back. Im not the most computer savy guy but I do know a little. As for this I have no idea what is causing this issue.

I have checked monitor drivers. Video card drivers....I have no idea what is causing this.

A:Setting monitor to shut off display. Not coming back on.

has anyone else had this at least? Weird to think I am the only one.

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Dell Latitude D810 DVD viewing on Sony LCD TV via S-VHS cable
Laptop display no longer works once Windows XP Professional is loaded

I hooked my Dell Latitude D810 to the monitor to my Sony TV via S-VHS cable.

I watched a DVD from the laptop drive on my laptop monitor and the TV monitor full screen (they were not split screen images).

It worked great until I decided to try and &#8220;fine tune&#8221; the image dimensions on the TV.



I am not sure in what order the events unfolded, but the TV monitor suddenly showed only the wallpaper image on screen, but the laptop still had desktop items and task bar on with the wallpaper image.

In the DISPLAY field in SETTINGS, I was scrolling between 1. (Multiple Monitors) on ATI&#8230;
2. (Multiple Monitors) on ATI&#8230;

I may have messed up with the settings in the ADVANCED tab too.

My laptop display no longer works once I am in Windows XP Professional.

F8 and F12 allowed me to run diagnostics (all passed) and a safe mode start that also loses the display once XP Pro is loaded.

Once XP Pro is loaded, I can hear the laptop accepting my password entry with its cute little &#8220;beep&#8221;

It sounds like a pop-up block shortly thereafter &#8211; not sure that is relevan... Read more

A:Help Needed - Multiple Monitor Setting Killed my Display

Welcome to TSG....

Go into safe mode and try to remove the display adapter in device manager and then exit out and reboot and see if it re-installs the display adapter driver. This might reset the settings for the screens. Also if you get the screens in safe mode try to reset the procedure back to what it was or to a default setting in the same place you made the settings change the first time.

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i have installed windows xp successfully, i m trying to change screen resolution ,but i can not do that...
please help me.........

A:resolution setting problem

What have you done so far? Are your drivers up-to-date? You've tried setting the resolution in the Control Panel?

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Here lately on my PC I've been getting random BSOD and the monitor display with turn off and back on randomly a few times with one of them showing no signal then it will revert to being back on, all of my temps on my PC are pretty cool when this happens and I cannot figure out what is going on, any tips?

-Attached a report to this thread as well containing a system scan.

-Edit: Another BSOD a few minuted after posting this, here is the report from it.
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1000007e
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: FFFFF88002825008
BCP4: FFFFF88002824860
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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-Edit: Booted up a game just now and while in the middle of playing the game and audio randomly freezes multiple times and on the task manager my CPU usage would spike to 100% 2 times then anywhere from 70-90% about 5 times then it would settle back down to normal levels around 10%.

A:Random BSOD while playing games and idling, monitor display shuts off.

Update the display driver to 352.86 WHQL and see how it goes.

NVIDIA DRIVERS GeForce Game Ready Driver WHQL

BugCheck 116, {fffffa800d070010, fffff88006059a08, ffffffffc000009a, 4}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for nvlddmkm.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for nvlddmkm.sys
Probably caused by : nvlddmkm.sys ( nvlddmkm+7aca08 )

Followup: MachineOwner

3: kd> !analyze -v
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* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa800d070010, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff88006059a08, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: ffffffffc000009a, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 0000000000000004, Optional internal context dependent data.

Debugging Details:
fffff880`06059a08 48ff258126edff jmp qword ptr [nvlddmkm+0x67f090 (fffff880`0... Read more

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My monitor requires a 1366X780 setting, but I can't find one on the list. Is there any way I can set my own resolution? i recently baught a brand new compaq presario cq 62-112tu. can u plz show me d way to get better screen?

A:problem with setting scrren resolution in w7-64 bbit os

This link takes you to your PC HP India. Driver and manuals available from this page.
Compaq Presario CQ62-112TU Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (India - English)

Found below info at following link. I hope it helps. If this doesn't help go to above link and make sure you have the latest video drivers and any others you may need to update. Mike

Common Issues with Notebook Displays Compaq Presario CQ62-112TU Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (India - English)


Change the display resolution in Windows To change the display resolution to the highest resolution, use the following actions. In Windows 7 , click Start , click Control Panel , find the Appearance and Personalization area , and click Adjust Screen Resolution .

Move the slider bar until the highest resolution for the monitor is set, and click OK .

In Windows Vista , click Start , click Control Panel , find the Appearance and Personalization area , and click Adjust Screen Resolution .
Move the slider bar until the highest resolution for the monitor is set, and click OK .

In Windows XP , click Start , click Settings , and then click Control Panel . Double-click the Display icon, and select the Settings tab.
Move the slider bar until the highest resolution is set, and click OK .

If the screen is still blurry, please contact an HP support technician for further assistance.

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I have been having this problem of setting my resolution of 1440X900.
I have a 19" Acer monitor and that resolution seemed to be perfect for my monitor but i just restarted my computer and that particular resolution was gone.
I have already installed my graphic card software and tried to change it from there but its not even there.
I even tried restarting my computer several times but the particular resolution was just gone.
I took a screen shot of of the resolution options too.
And I am using Nvidia 8400GS 1Gb graphic card.
Please Help.

A:Problem setting my screen resolution of 1440X900

If you install a driver for your monitor you should be able to set the resolution you want.

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I searched the forums and the only posts involved the AMD card and I have an Nvidia card.  I couldn't find any information on the K4000M so I called tech support and they told me it was 2560x1600.  But then I found another forum where they said even the K1000M can do 4k.
I hooked up my 4k TV to the HDMI and used the Nvidia custom resolution to set up 3840x2160 at 30 hz and the display works.  The graphics look great, but the text is super fuzzy.  The TV supports 4K at 60Hz, but I'm not sure if the HDMI port on the back of my M6700 supports 60Hz.
Does the HDMI support 60Hz at 4k?  What about the display port?  Any idea why my text is super fuzzy while the graphics are razor sharp?

A:Precision M6700 Nvidia Quadro K4000M max resolution 4K monitor display port hdmi refresh rate

First, I'm going to refer you to this article from Nvidia discussing Ultra 4k Resolution.  The important statement is this:

The current HDMI 1.4 standard only has bandwidth for 4K at 30hz. HDMI 2.0 will add support for 4K at 60Hz. Details should become clearer in late 2013. There are a few TVs on sale today that support 4K @ 30Hz through HDMI.

Now, according to this review and article about the K4000m card specifications, it states that the card has HDMI 1.4 connections, which means it won't, theoretically, handle Ultra 4k resolution at the 60Hz bandwidth.
I also found this on documentation online about the Precision 6700.   

The Precision™ M4700 & M6700 incorporates HDMI version 1.4. Features

So, unfortunately, it doesn't sound like that card will support the higher refresh rate needed.   
As for Display port 

DisplayPort cables are much simpler to define: There’s just one type! The current version, DisplayPort 1.2, delivers enough bandwidth to carry video resolutions of up to 3840 by 2160 pixels at a refresh rate of 60Hz

So Display Port would be a much better option for you, if available.
I hope this answers your questions.

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Some backstory: just one month ago, I started to think of what will be the other use of our TV and it's HDMI cable. When I cleaned out my PC, I noticed that my card has an HDMI port so something came into my mind; and after 2 weeks, I decided to use my TV for a larger monitor and it works fine. In the coming weekend, I'll work with 2 displays. I'll use the 32" (capable of 1080p) as the main monitor and my stock 20" as a side monitor. So I can still do things while doing other things? I may not be able to connect with my internet since the positioning of the modem and the TV is away from each other so I can't immediately ask for support nor receive it. Also, is it possible to have different backgrounds in each monitor? And another question: if there will be two displays (with different contents being shown from one another), will it mean that the GPU load will double? What programs will I use? Is there already a built in program?

Specs of GPU and the displays:
Palit NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 2048 MB (VGA, DVI and HDMI)
Stock 20" HP monitor
LG 32LF20FR 32" 1080p TV (from what I can remember, it's from 2009)

A:Setting up a multi-monitor display w/ a 20" HP monitor and a 32" LG TV

Hi there
the easiest way is to use WINDOWS + P and simply use the EXTEND option - then you can move things at will between the two monitors. Remember though the resolution will be that of the device having the SMALLEST resolution (not necessarily the smallest screen !!).

For different Backgrounds you could use the desktop program in the sysinternals suite - this gives up to 4 "Virtual desktops" that you can split out over the two monitors.


Extract the DESKTOPS.EXE file - works on W8.1 too

Couple of Caveats with DESKTOPS.EXE though -- desktop version of IE only works from DESKTOP 1 - if you start IE again from desktop 2,3,4 then the windows are stacked up in desktop 1.

Charms etc only operate from primary desktop (desktop 1)

Toolbars, desktop icons etc all work correctly on each desktop with the exceptions outlined


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