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Resolution problem (max resolution: 1024x768)

Q: Resolution problem (max resolution: 1024x768)

Hey, recently i got a brand new GTX 1050 ti, and i knew it wouldn't have a VGA connector, so i purchased HDMI to VGA. I just installed the graphics card and installed its drivers everything. drivers seem to be working fine but max resolution is 1024x768, i even restarted the PC and tried reinstalling the graphics driver multiple times. But i'm still thinking it might be because of the HDMI to VGA adapter's fault

What are your thoughts about this?

My monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 920N 1280x1024 60Hz

Here's a pic of the adapter

Preferred Solution: Resolution problem (max resolution: 1024x768)

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: Resolution problem (max resolution: 1024x768)

Look at the specs of the adapter or supply make and model so we can.

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Well i recently installed windows 7 proffesional and had 1 problem with my screen resolution. After the instalation, my desketop resolution (1024x768) was looking like this .....

And when i lower the resolution (640x480), the entire computer desktop ,icons were huge without the bad graphics.

Any ideas on how i can fix this problem ?

A:Screen resolution problem (1024x768)

Right click on an empty space on your desktop and go to view where you can make icons small, medium or large.

Welcome to 7 forums and check out our great tutorials.

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Hello everyone!
So i have a problem with my desktop resolution. my monitor is Samsung S22D300 and it worked fine until now, you see when i turned him on today i realise that my resolution got low and when i checked it i saw that it was set on 1024x768 i always used 1920x1080 but i cant understand how could it go down by itself, i updated my drivers and everything and still no result. now the strangest part is when im trying to restart my pc my monitor goes black and then my power button flickering blue lights and wont turn on(i mean that the screen goes black and stay that way)i tried to use different HDMI cables but it still the same results. when i connected my pc to my smart tv the resolution were fine it was set on 1920x1080 but on this monitor its on 1024x768 my monitor is a couple month old so i cant understand whats the problem?
Thanks for answering!
(Sorry for my bad English and punctuation marks im not from America)

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Hello everyone!
So i have a problem with my desktop resolution. my monitor is Samsung S22D300 and it worked fine until now, you see when i turned him on today i realise that my resolution got low and when i checked it i saw that it was set on 1024x768 i always used 1920x1080 but i cant understand how could it go down by itself, i updated my drivers and everything and still no result. now the strangest part is when im trying to restart my pc my monitor goes black and then my power button flickering blue lights and wont turn on(i mean that the screen goes black and stay that way)i tried to use different HDMI cables but it still the same results. when i connected my pc to my smart tv the resolution were fine it was set on 1920x1080 but on this monitor its on 1024x768 my monitor is a couple month old so i cant understand whats the problem?
Thanks for answering!
(Sorry for my bad English and punctuation marks im not from America)

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I am using a Dell Latitude CPi notebook, which has a NeoMagic MagicGraph256AV video card installed. For some reason, I can not get my monitor to display a 1024x768 resolution. When I try to, the screen blows up and half of it is not even on the screen. I did a few searches for info. on the video card, and from what I see, it is capable of handling a 1024x768 resolution. I have tried downloading a few drivers for it, but I'm not sure if maybe I'm getting the wrong ones because nothing has worked. Any help would be appreciated!

A:Can't use 1024x768 resolution

The CPi 233 series had only 800 x 600 resolution, later models had 1024 x 768.

Your description suggests you have the low res screen, that is the limitation, it's not set by the video adapter.

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I've seen some similar threads to this already but none this new and none seemed solved...

I just bought an nvidia 480GTX and an LG W2753VC Monitor.
I'm running Vista x64.

I installed the monitor and included drivers and did likewise for the GPU, I was running a stretched desktop across my new and old Monitors (an old Hanspree XM 19"). Everything was fine up there in 1080p 1920x1080 resolution until I rebooted my computer a few hours later... Then my resolution reduced to 800x600 and my only option of increase is to 1024x768 which is appalling.

So I did a system restore and reinstalled all the drivers; nothing. I then manually deleted all the drivers and then reinstalled them; nothing. I then tried to repair my windows install via the CD; nothing. I've tried single monitors with both of them, my old monitor still churns out 1440x900 perfectly but I still can't get above 1024x768 with my new one. Because my old monitor isn't affected my instincts tell me that my problem is software related not hardware related. I know the monitor checks out because I had it manually tested before purchase, so it's got to be either the GPU or software right? But the GPU drives my old monitor like schumacker... So is it windows? If so how do I fix it, if not what is it?

Thanks in advance for all your replies and apologies for the long windedness of the post...

A:New Monitor & GPU and now I can't get more than 1024x768 Resolution

wow, thanks for all your replies you've been a big help!

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Some time ago, I purchased a Sharp XR-32X DLP with nativ resolution 1024x768.
I also built my own screen but decided to make it in 16:9 format, since most movies are in this standard.

Now to the problem:
Is there a way to limit the desktop to 16:9?

I don't want to change the resolution to 1024x576 since this is not supported by the projector, i only would like to limit the desktop to this resolution.
I also don't want the projector to streach the image, since this distorts the image maging circles oval etc.

This would mean having black stripes both over and under the picture which is fine!

Thankful for tips...

A:Widescreen on 1024x768 resolution

Are you running in cloned? If so, then no.

If you run extended, then just set the monitors individually.


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Hi, I install Windows 8102 on my laptop dell vostro 1400 and i've got big problem with resolution. In options max resolution is 1024x768 but recommended is 800x600 but on my laptop when i've got windows 7 i using 1280x800 because its my laptops resolution. Sorry for my English and please help me. Thanks.

A:Windows 8 Resolution max 1024x768

Have you installed the video driver?

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I just bought a laptop from a friend and I'm stupid so I don't know shit, but I know that the resolution should definitely get bigger than 1024x768. What is wrong, do I need new drivers or something?

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit.

A:Can't get higher resolution than 1024x768

Welcome to the forum,

Go to Device Manager and look under Display adapter, see if you can right click, update driver.

If that doesn't help, we could use some specs on your computer http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tml#post256049

to help you find one.

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So I recently just hooked up a 2nd monitor to my computer just to play with it. Unfortunately, it will not go above 1024x768. I would like to set it to 1280x1024. The monitor is a Digimate DGL20, it's an LCD that was made back in 2005. The screen's max resolution might be set to 1024x768, but if that's so its there anyway i can set it to 1280x1024?

A:2nd monitor max resolution at 1024x768


Could you try hooking up the monitor as Primary? Do you know that the monitor can go above that resolution?


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For reasons due to health and sight I like to use 1024x768 and not 1280x1024 on my 19"lcd monitor.
If I set it to 1024x768 then there is a gap top and bottom of the screen that cannot be moved.

In Windows XP I can set it to 1024x768 and there is no gap.

I reckon it must be driver issues in Windows 7.
Anyone know a working driver (for Windows 7)for my Nvidia 9600GT?

A:1024X768 resolution leave a gap!

Try changing the resolution from the default 59HZ to 75Hz

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I have a loptop that came with windows 7 32 bits
I installed windows 8.1 32, after the installing the graphic card it shows
'Your resolution is lower than 1024x768. Some items might not fit and apps might not open.'
(I have Asus eee pc seashell series 1015bx)

A:Your resolution is lower than 1024x768

Go to Asus or AMD sites and download/install the latest drivers for your computer. I believe that model has the AMD HD 6250 graphics.

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i have acer aspire 4820t laptop and one of application is still in 1024x768 resolution.....
while my screen resolution is 1366x768
but when i use 1024x768 streched in my desktop it strech all images and applications and looks very bad.....

so, is there any possibility to run my particular resolution in 1024x768 resolution.... b'coz i don't want to compromize with the 1024x768 resolution all the os...


A:run particular application in 1024x768 resolution

i know just a program for it

it's called res-o-matic, and best of all, it's simple and freeware.

i know that you can make also parameters after the path, but this program does it with few clicks

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So I have been having this problem for about a week now. Sometimes, my screen resolution resets to 1024x768 from the recommended 1600x900 on boot. This forces me to change it back in the control panel every time. Once I fix it, it comes back after 2-4 reboots. Can anyone help me fix this?

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Hello everyone. I have a big problem. Everytime I turn on computer, I have a big "suprise" waiting. The suprise is that resolution is set to 1024x768, which my default resolution is 1366x768. Tried restoring system. It kinda worked, but when I turned computer on again... resolution set to 1024x768. Do I need to update my drivers or something? Oh, and yes. When I turn on the computer, the Windows Aero option is off, which I have it on by default. Screen is brighter etc. Waiting for response as soon as possible.

P.S. I'm using Razer Cortex to boost my games.

Also, excuse me for my English. Polish is my main language.


A:Can't change resolution higher than 1024x768

Do you have dedicated GPU?If so,then uninstall Intel and GPU softwares From C & device manager,and reinstall them....

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samsung has an app for samsung netbooks called easy resolution manager...
i tried installing it on my acer zg8 netbook but it didnt work on 1024x768 without having to scroll down.
is there a similar app from acer...or third party?
i looked on the acer site but couldnt find anything

A:acer netbook 1024x768 resolution

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I've had this driver running on all 6 of the Dell laptops I've had over the years, and never seen this.

I just had the screen die on this laptop, so I've plugged in a monitor. But the only two resolution options are 800x600 and 1024x768. I've reinstalled the Intel driver a few times, and while it's installing, the screen flashes to the proper native 1280x1024 resolution for a brief moment, but then never offers it as an option when done.

I had partial success when I uninstalled the driver, allowing the default windows driver (vgapnp.sys) to take over. It gave me access to a wide range of resolution settings, but prevented standby/hibernation, and had no OpenGL support. Then it would be overwritten automatically by Windows with some other copy of the GMA driver every time I would restart. So it wasn't really working out.

I've now reinstalled again, and I'm hoping someone knows of a way to force the correct resolution. There must be a way. How could one of the most ubiquitous graphics chipset/drivers in existence be this broken?

By the way, this is a Dell D520 with a T7200, 4GB RAM, and 945GM chipset.

A:1024x768 max resolution with Intel GMA driver

Quote: Originally Posted by Albert Einstein

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?Albert Einstein


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I recently upgraded from a laptop that ran normal windows 8 to a desktop that is using windows 8.1 and my old laptop used to run a resolution of 1024x768 and everything looked perfect, but now that I've upgraded my new computer is only allowing me to use the resolutions 1280x720 and 1920x1080(this is the native) and there is no in between, I am using the same screen and cables i used on my laptop. my problem is that if i run 1280x720 it cannot handle all the apps of windows 8.1 but if i run 1920x1080 everything is too small and it is hard to read even if I magnify the screen. To be honest i don't think i am supposed to be using a flat screen tv for a monitor, but it worked perfect for my laptop. How can i get back to the resolution i used to run on my laptop?

A:Windows 8.1 1024x768 resolution problems

Go to Device Manager. Under display devices/monitor, right click device and select Update Driver. Worked for me when I upgraded to Windows 8.1 !

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Is there anyway to "force" the resolution on the NB 550D to 1024x768 so Winbdows 8 can be installed on it? There are hacks around for other netbooks but I couldn't find anything for the Toshiba netbook.

A:Is there anyway to "force" the resolution on the NB 550D to 1024x768


In my opinion its not possible because the internal LCD display supports max resolution of 1024 x 600
This is not a question of graphic card driver or software but it?s a hardware limitation of the internal display.

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I am running WinXP SP2 with an ATI radeon express 200 video card. Every time I start the computer it reverts the screen resolution to 640x480. When I change the display settings to 1024x768 it keeps it until the system is restarted. I have checked and updated display and monitor drivers and I believe I have turned off any accessability options changes that have been made. I there someplace else I need to be looking to change the default screen resolution? Every place I have searched about this problem I find safe mode stuff but not regular operation solutions. Somebody please tell me that there is something I am missing so I can correct this. (Also when the system starts the monitor displays a small box that says VGA, I'm not sure if this is the issue)

A:Screen Resolution Will Not Stay At 1024x768

It sounds like the new driver installation did not install. I'd uninstall/ reinstall again to make sure. Does Device Manager show any yellow exclamation points by display device or display adapters?

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Today I purchased a new laptop for school. Upon starting it up i was prompted to update my drivers then to restart my computer. So I did. Now my resolution has changed from the highest being 1366x768 (I believe it was 768) to 1024x768. It wont let me go any higher and everything looks sort of stretched out. Am I stuck with this now or can I fix it? It's an ASUS model: X53U

A:Highest resolution was 1366x768 now 1024x768

From where did you get the updated drivers? If just whatever Windows found try rolling back your display driver.

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Suddenly my monitor switched from 1920x1080 60 Hz to 1024x768 60 Hz without reason and I cannot switch it back.When switching on the monitor it flashes up with a box stating "current 1024x768 60 Hz" and recommended "1920x1080 Hz".But the list of display settings from which to select does not include 1920x1080.Using HP Support I've checked that I have the up to date driver software for the monitor.I have been using Windows 10 Home 64 bit for several months.Please can anybody help.

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Hi !

I can`t change my screen resolution any highter than 1024x768 !

This happened after is backed up my computer.

Tryed updating my drivers but '' the device is up to date''

A:Can`t change my screen resolution higher than 1024x768 !

We're going to need much more information than that to be able to help you. Fill out your system specs and let us know what drivers you're running for your GPU. System Info - See Your System Specs

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I have a HP EliteBook 8470p laptop (14", core i5-3320M [email protected] GHz, 4Gb of RAM, 64-bit system) with Windows 7 Enterprise Sevice Pack 1.
I can only select three resolutions.
1600x900 (too small for me)
1024x760 (too big for me)
In advance options > List all Modes, I cannot select nothing between 1024x760 and 1600x900
I have tried to update the driver, but windows says I have the most updated one --> Driver is Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000.
My monitor driver is "Generic PnP Monitor" and Windows says I have the most updated driver.
And my Display is named "Mobile PC Display".
With windows vista, I was able to select resolutions between 1024x760 and 1600x900.
I have tried to look the solution by editing monitor.inf from C:\Windows\inf\ folder, but I am not sure how to edit.
Could you please help me?

A:Can't set any resolution betwen 1600x900 and 1024x768 on my laptop

What happens if you slide it down?
And, you may check your system for latest driver updates in Intel? Driver Update Utility.

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So today when I booted up this computer the screen resolution had suddenly changed to 1024x768. When I went to change it back (my monitor is about 20 inches in size, so that resolution looks really bad) I found that I couldn't get a resolution higher than that, and the only other resolution available was 800x600. I've been trying to fix it-I restarted, tried to do a clean boot (which didn't do anything when I first restarted so I stopped trying), updated the nvida driver to the latest version, but nothing works. I thought it might have something to do with a game, because I got Fall of Cybertron just yesterday, which didn't cause any resolution problems when I played it yesterday but it could have been the culprit, but they're all limited to the same resolution settings too.

In case it helps, I'm running the 32bit version of Windows 7 and this is what my screen resolution menu looks like.

A:Screen resolution suddenly limited to 1024x768 and under

try increasing the resolution using the Nvidia Control Panel

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Yesterday I was just surfing the web when my computer crashed. When i restarted it, everything was huge. My resolution was was changed to 800x600. When I went to raise it the highest it would go was 1024x768. I previously had it at 1440x900, and that wasn't as high as it would go. I "restored" to a previous time (a month ago). It still would only go to 1024x768. I restored to a Ghost Image from 3 months ago, and still the same. I downloaded the latest drivers for my 9800 GT and still no joy. This crap with not being able to see the whole screen sucks. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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Hi, I have Windows 7 RC Build 7100 x64, and my 15 inch Compaq CRT Monitor can not go past 1024x768 in windows 7, but in windows XP and Windows Vista, im able to go all the way up to 2048x900 57 hz, ive tried upgrading drivers, using a DVI-to-VGA adapter to use the DVI port with my vga monitor, and clearing the checkbox that hides the higher resolutions, but, i still cannot go any higher than 1024x768, which is too low of a screen resolution for me, so, please help, ive also tried using vista drivers from 2008, but still a no-go, so im out of ideas, if theres a way to fix this, or this is unfixable for the time being, ill stick with XP, so please let me know, thanks

A:Windows 7 Unable to go past 1024x768 Screen Resolution

I was running 1360x768 on my lcd tv as my display, and when I updated to the newest nvidia drivers through the windows update, I also could not change from 1024x768 resolution. Any other selection would not display anything but a black screen on my tv. I then attempted to change the resolution through the nvidia control panel. I chose 1360x768 in there, and bingo it displayed perfectly. Maybe give that a try?

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How can I get games that require 1024x768 resolution work on libretto?
Any solution for that?


A:How to get game that require 1024x768 resolution to work on my Libretto?


I assume you are speaking about the Libretto W100.
The unit supports an 16:9 screen with the resolution of 1024 x 600.
So unfortunately the 1024x768 is not supported?

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Not sure if I'm being pedantic and fussing over nothing but I recently reinstalled windows, but since then I've encountered a lot of weird problems so am not sure if I did things right. This includes resolution seeming too large, despite setting to 1024x768 from 800x600; function keys not working and this brightness is killing my eyes and brightness option not found in search; TF2 doesn't launch at all.

A:Changed screen resolution to 1024x768, but still appears too large

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Hi, I have a sony Vaio VGN-SZ4XWN/C and recently installed Windows 7. Installation was fine, however the screen resolution does not go past 1024 x 768. The monitor is wide screen 1280x800 so would have hoped for this option.

I have tried these drivers
and it does not recognise the hardware

and this option from another post, which does not work
Vista drivers and utilities Sony Vaio SZ available | Trevin Chow

The Graphics card is NVDIA GeForce Go 7400 GPU.

any thoughts?

A:Windows 7 on Vaio Screen resolution stuck at 1024x768

Right click your video adapter under display adapters, in device manager. Properties, details tab, change dropdown box to hardware ids. Copy and paste what is there to here. Most likely needed a modded driver, whether I can find one for I can make one for you.

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Have a program which needs 1024X768 screen res. This program works fine on other systems, a laptop with 15" LCD monitor, a desktop with 15" LCD monitor and a desktop with 17" LCD monitor where program was originated. All are set to 1024X768 for the display and all are WINXP Home systems.

Another WINXP Home system with an older 15" LCD monitor appears not to attain necessary resolution in that the screen is cropped on the right and the bottom even though the resolution is to 1024X768. The adapter is apparently allowing the 1024X768 res. because the setting takes via control panel. The LCD monitor should have a native 1024X768 res. but maybe not.

Anyone have any thoughts on other possibilities to explain the Problem?


A:Limited Screen Resolution Even if 1024X768 is set in Control Panel

Do you have the correct drivers for the adapter and LCD?

You could try different refresh rates and color depths too.

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Is it possible? I feel I am not benefitting from 1280 on this 10 inch screen.


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A:force resolution to 1024x768 on windows 7 lenovo x200

The problem is that although the resolution can be lowered, used part of the screen does not extend to the edges of the display, so everything maintains the same size, which means no advantage in readability - just loss in space.Is there a program which enables manipulating the positioning and the size of the visible windows screen in relation to the physical display of x200? Usually such apps come with settings of temperature, gauss, etc.

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my screen resolution has changed to 1024x768 and thats the maximum i can choose right now. the last time this occured i had a warning dialogue box about my graphics card. i downloaded the latest drivers and everything was fine until it happened 2 more times in a span of one month. i aplied the same drivers as it was the latest one and it got fixed. but this time i got no warning dialogue box and my sleep/hibernate buttons are grayed out as well. i assume this is linked to the graphics card. my laptops specification is:

alienware m17x
ati radeon hd 6990m
4 gb ram

i scoured numerous forum threads and tried running the powercfg/h-on command and got the following response:

the following items are preventing hibernation in this system.
there are one or more legacy drivers installed:
an internal system component has disabled hibernation

if anyone can help i'd be really grateful

Thank You

P.S. Im not really great at computer lingo, so please use easier language

A:screen resolution remains at 1024x768 sleep,hibernate button greyd out

Solved it! Uninstalled all ATI related drivers with driver sweeper and reinstalled older drivers from the dell website.

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OS is WIN98. I cannot change the color resolution or screen area size on my computer. When I do I get the message:

"The display control panel is unable to change the display settings. Please check your display hardware in device manager."

Currently it is in 256 colors and screen area is 640x480. Display adapter is STB Velocity 128. Monitor is Gateway EV700. Downloaded most recent drivers from Windows Update today but I still get the message.

Please help me. I'll be up all night waiting. Thanks.

A:{RESOLVED}Resolution problem needs resolution.

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2012R2 box won't join the domain, tried reseting computer object, tried deleting it/recreating it...  
Any ideas on where to fix the currupted policy table?  







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Ok - First off Im using a 32" Dynex TV as a monitor, hooked in through a VGA port on the TV. When I start my computer the screen jumps around and it says 'detecting signal', settles on 640x480 during boot When windows 7 starts to open it jumps again for a moment and goes to 1366x768 (the right setting for it) I was playing Metro 2033 and its too slow in 1366 so I reduced it to 1024x768 which apparently the TV cant do, it just went black, so it reset to 1366. I was trying various resolutions, some were too wide too skinny etc and accidentally clicked on 1024 again, screen went black and this time didnt revert. I restarted my computer and now after the 640 phase in boot it doesnt go to 1366 like it should but at the opening to windows 7 where you put in your password it switches to 1024, after it jumps to adjust a few times it goes black like in the game.. it tells me detecting signal (normal) then no signal detected (which is what it tells me if I have it on say component 1 with my xbox 360 turned off, or video 1 with my dvd player off, or even VGA with the computer off for that matter)

What Ive tried:
I tried turning the monitor off and on to see if I could adjust the settings back while it was adjusting before going black, but it just stays black...

I started up in safe mode, which was 800x600 and it was ugly but worked, I tried resetting the resolution but it only gave the base options (640, 800, 1024, 1280) and that was only for safe mode, it didnt hold when I ... Read more

A:monitor resolution issue - can I change my resolution from outside windows??

does the Nvidia card have any software which could manage screen resolutions? If so you can try that in safe mode....

Also, tap F8 on startup, but instead of safe mode chose "enable VGA mode" which should cause windows to boot normally, but in 800x600 (or something of the like, that just about all monitors and TV's support)

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Hi. I'm new here and this is my first post. I looked around a little and found one other thread with a similar question, but the question wasn't really answered. I can't find anything on the net that doesn't confuse me so bad it makes my head hurt, so I thought I'd try asking here. Thanks in advance for any answers I get.

I will try and be as thorough as possible, although the resulting question will be simple. I'll start out with why I am asking the question to begin with.

So I am trying to play a game I used to play nearly ten years ago. It's a free online game called Continuum/Subspace and there are user created "zones" or variations of the game within the game (if that makes sense). I play in a zone called Trench Wars. It's a top down game, meaning you are looking down at your ship as if from above and the screen scrolls as you move to reveal more of the area (map) you are playing in. You are in a spaceship of your choice with varying weapons for each ship. The game requires aiming at your enemies before firing at them and anticipating their moves.

Well I noticed that playing at a higher resolution allows you to see more of your immediate area and expands your view of the map. It works just like your desktop in essence. The higher the resolution, the smaller the icons, but the more space you have. In the game, the higher the resolution, the smaller the ships are, but you can see more space around you. Obviously, this would give an advantage to anyone playing ... Read more

A:Forcing Screen Resolution Higher Than Native Resolution

Simple answer is: you can not go over the native resolution of LCD panel because its physical thing for each pixel lcd panel has a cell you can not have more pixels than there is physical pixels in that panel.

smaller than native resolutions achieved by grouping more than one cell to form pixel thats why non native resolution on lcd sometimes gets blurry or edgy

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I have a Sceptre 32-Inch LCD TV (X322BV) and I use an ASUS GeForce 440 video card. I am connected to the TV using a top of the line HDMI cable that has ethernet built in. I was using this cable to connect my computer to the TV and it displayed fine at 1360x768. This was great for my games and all other programs I was using. I attempted to install a new game called Metro 2033 and when I launched the game, it must have detected that my system is really good and set to display the resolution in 1080p. Now my TV does not support this display and now won't show anything except in safe mode, where the resolution is set to 1024x768. I am just not sure of how to get the computer to now NOT display in 1080p when I boot up windows normally. I have tried using the F8 menu to reset the resolution and everything. I am a competent computer tech who has much knowledge. However, I am just not sure how to change a resolution when you can't even see the screen and you can't see the screen because you can't change the resolution. It's a catch-22. I will never understand engineers or programmers in the least. PLEASE HELP! I have even hooked it up to a 1080p TV and turned the resolution down but when I hook it back up to the 720p TV the settings are still set at 1080p for some reason. It's like whatever display it's connected to, that's what settings it's going to use automatically. I am just out of options except for a re-format. PLEASE HELP!

A:Resolution stuck at 1080p; Resolution changed by game

Before I re-install the OS I would try this:
Boot up in Safe Mode and log in with an Admin account.
Uninstall the Device and Driver for the Video Card (see link below).
Re-boot in Normal mode, and Windows should detect and re-install the device.
Go from there to update the driver as needed.
Uninstall Device and Device Driver - Vista Forums

If that one game is the problem, I'd uninstall it or search for answers how to configure it to not cause the problem.

I also suggest learning System Backup Imaging, so going forward you can easily recover from problems without re-installing the OS and all programs.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
Imaging with free Macrium

Hope this helps,

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Native Resolution for my monitor is 1366 x 768. It's a 32 inch computer monitor. The reason for buying bigger screen for the computer is so that I can have more desktop display area so that I don't have to scroll horizontally to have a clear helicopter view of my subject.

Only then I was made to understand that I am actually restricted by the monitor resolution and hence though my graphic card can support higher resolution, it won't work. So my problem right now is setting the graphic card with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 is giving me blurry images and text. The desktop display area is wide enough to satisfy my need but the blurring object is not acceptable.

My general question would be:
If the graphic card higher resolution doesn't help because it does not match the monitor, is there any smart software that can give me more desktop area with clarity given that resolution constraint? What other alternatives do I have without getting rid of my new monitor?

A:Graphic Card Resolution > Monitor Resolution

What graphics card do you have? Sounds like it is not powerful enough to fill the resolution you are looking for.


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Hi all,

So I'm creating a program for a friend but we are having trouble trying to display things in a 1280 x 1024 resolution.

Is there any way to create a custom resolution on my laptop or monitor of 1280 x 1024? Our monitors don't have this resolution listed in the display settings, or is this a driver issue?


A:How to change the monitor resolution to a custom resolution

The resolution availability can be affected due to the graphics card installed. I will have a think about any other factors which may affect the resolution.

Screen Resolution - Display Settings

The tutorial's information box explains which factors that affect your screen resolution availability.

Hope this helps,


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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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my desktop resolution is 1152x864, but i play my games at 1024x768, this causes my games to not fill up the whole screen. is there any way i can make it so i dont have to change any of my resolutions, but my game fills the whole screen?

A:resolution in games vs desktop resolution

Press the buttons in-front of your monitor and stretch the screen until it's full.
Otherwise, you can set your games to 1152x864 if your graphic card if powerful enough.

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I had an IP address show up in an SA today and, though the IP falls within a defined AD subnet and site, the site did not appear in the UI.
Perhaps only coincidentally, the reverse DNS lookup for the IP did not resolve either.

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This problem started happening about a week ago and I've never had a problem like this before. The problem is that often (but not always) when I start a game, it goes into full screen and it will usually change the resolution like mosts games do, except when I either exit the game normally, or alt+tab out of it, the resolution does not change back to normal. I have my desktop resolution set at 1024x768 normally. This seems to hold true for almost all my games. Even the windows screensaver causes the same problem if it changes the resolution.

After this happens, if I go into display properties and try to change any settings whether it is resolutuon, color depth, or even the refresh rate. I get an error that says it can't be done and I probably don't have administrative rights. The only way to fix it is to reboot the computer.

My graphics card is a Nvidia GeForce4 MX 420. Around when the probelms started I updated the drivers to some beta drivers from the Nvidia site. I assumed those might be the cause so I downgraded to the latest official foreceware drivers which I had installed before. The only other things I can think of that I have installed before the problem occoured was the new Microsoft Anti-spyware but I doubt that would have caused it.

Does anyone have any idea what is causing this problem? I am out of ideas...

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