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Q: Presario CQ40: Display has incorrect resolution and ratio ev...

Product Name and NumberHP Compaq Presario CQ40 (339TU) Operating System installed Windows 8 Pro (recently re-installed) Any changes made to your system before the issue occurredAccidentally deleted the system reserved partition (approx. 300MB) The IssueI have recently re-installed the OS on my notebook (the previous OS was the same). I wanted to do a clean install and I accidentally deleted the System Reserved partition which was approximately 300MB in size. The install completed without any problem. After installation I noticed that the native resolution has become 1200x800 (3:2) where it was originally 1280x800 (16:10) and also the display is detected as "Mobile PC Display". I went through the Windows Update but it also couldn't detect my drivers. I went to the official HP TechSupport site (here's the link) but it had no drivers for Windows 8.Then I tried the Intel site and found the drivers, installed them but still nothing happened. I googled for 2days to solve this, found nothing that worked. I Re-Installed, Reset, Refreshed, Automatic Repaired, the PC from the windows installation CD, nothing worked I had used Windows Vista, 7, and 8 on this notebook. The previous version of windows I used for 1.5yrs is the same one I installed now from the same CD. Previously when I installed windows and went to Windows Update, it detected all my drivers and updated them. I had nothing to worry about. I was hoping that someone here would find me a solution for this problem.Thank you in advance

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Preferred Solution: Presario CQ40: Display has incorrect resolution and ratio ev...

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: Presario CQ40: Display has incorrect resolution and ratio ev...

I fixed it!! I downloaded the latest bios and flashed it. Previous bios version was same but now my resolution is back to 1280 x 800 I didn't make myself any recovery discs previously, but I sure will from now on. As I don't have any way of identifying what actually caused the problem, I'll stay happy with the solution I found. This thread can now be marked "solved". Thank you very much for trying to help. I love HP!

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Both primary and secondary displays are 1080p, native. Windows says both are running at 1920x1080, but I can visually see the secondary display is running a lower resolution. The GPU is GeForce GTX 560M, with the latest drivers. I didn't have this issue with Windows 7.

Any ideas?

A:Incorrect Resolution on Secondary Display


I had the pre-release installed when I made this thread. I removed the pre-release, and installed Windows 8, which did not have this issue. After updating Windows 8 to the 8.1 official update, I have this issue again.


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I run a dual monitor setup as an extended display. I have a new HP Zbook 15u G3 connected to an AOC Q2963PM monitor. All of my drivers are up to date. Even the monitor driver. The native resolution for the AOC Q2963PM monitor is 25601080. Currently the max resolution I am able to set this display to (through the Intel HD Graphics Control Panel, or windows display settings) is 1920x1080. This makes images have a streched look to them. I would really like to be able to run the second monitor at its native resolution. However, that does not seem to be an option. Is there any possible way I can set this up to run the correct resolution on my extended display?   

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Ever since I've bought this computer (beginning of 2009) my Compaq Presario CQ40 has been extremely slow. I don't really run much software on it, but it takes around 10-15 minutes to start up all processes.

I run Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Firewall as security, but it previously had Trend Micro Internet Security in 2009.

I do Disk Cleanups, a full defrag through CMD and a chkdsk /r but it's still painfully slow.

The CPU fan is nearly always running all of the time, and after a quick Google this seems to be a problem in the Presario?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Slow Compaq Presario CQ40

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Hi! My computer is Compaq Presario CQ40. It's 8 years old and can only be used when directly plugged in to the electric socket. It's been working fine until last night when it suddenly shut off. At first I thought that maybe the plug was accidentally pulled out from the source but when I tried to plug it in again, the light indicator beside the power supply in the unit itself won't turn on. I tried to unplug and plug the charger adapter but nothing happened. May I know what could have possibly happened? Is there a way for me to check the possibile problem? I know that my laptop is very old, but I still find it very useful and I wish to continue to use it in the future. Hope to hear from you soon.Thank you!

A:Unexpected shutting off - Compaq Presario CQ40

If you are lucky the AC adapter has just died. To understand more, no light comes on the adapter brick when you plug it in the wall and no light comes on next to the AC jack when you plug into the laptop? Where do you live? On an 8 year old laptop you can find a useable "3rd party" charger for a few dollars.  

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Hi Everyone,  please inform me the driver motherboard for Compaq Presario CQ40-530TU Notebook PC which is compatible with Windows 7 - 32 bit. In HP Website, I only found the driver for Windows Vista (32-64 bit). I really need your help all. 

A:Compaq Presario CQ40-530TU Notebook PC

 I think most, if not all, of the Vista drivers will work on Windows 7. Actually, when I upgraded a Vista laptop some years ago most of the drivers were included in Windows 7 so you may not need all. Seems like I only needed graphics and wireless driver. How does your Device Manager look?

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HI  so i got this laptop that does not boot and does not even turn the screen led on... the power lights are onn plus i noticed the caps lock and the num lock lights keep flashing at the same time every 3 or 4 sec... before this it was working fine i remember the last time i use it the screen turns black... because the battery was low... then when i went home and connect my charger... nothing seem to show up... the things that I tried is rreplacing the ram modules, unplug battery and the power adapter then just connect the power adapter without the battery but still nothing.. plus i already tried connecting to a external monitor, a projector and also a tv with hdmi cables, still nothing.. i tried spamming the f9 f10 f2 but nothing shows... I am seriously worried now because all my documents are in the laptop... any suggestions? 

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Hello everyone.

Pardon me if my problem sounds little funny.
I have Compaq Presario CQ40, windows 7 laptop.3GB RAM,320 GB Hard Disk.
Since past few days i m facing this problem, whenever i put on my laptop, and when the desktop opens, my laptop hangs in another 1 or 2 minutes. i have tried this around 5-6 times and still there isn't any improvement. i have also tried to set my computer to an earlier restore point, and have done this twice, still no improvement.

Shall i run recovery, i m afraid of data loss.

Can any 1 guide me what could be the cause, and what could be the solution.

A:My Compaq Presario CQ40, windows 7, hangs in 2 minutes.

Download VEW (eventviewer) by Vino Rosso http://images.malwareremoval.com/vino/VEW.exe
and save it to your desktop

Double click it to start it Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 you will need to right click the file and select Run as administrator and click Continue or Allow at the User Account Control Prompt.

Click the check boxes next to Application and System located under Select log to query on the upper left

Under Select type to list on the right click the boxes next to Error and Warning Note: If running Windows Vista or Windows 7 also click the box next to Critical (not XP).

Under Number or date of events select Number of events and type 20 in the box next to 1 to 20 and click Run

Once it finishes it will display a log file in notepad
Please copy and paste its entire contents into your next reply

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when i play farmville (facebk) i noticed that my laptop is slow. while my ram is 3gb already, dual core and im running vista business. do u think it has s/thing to do with vista??

A:Compaq Presario CQ40-310AU running Vista

My wife plays Farmville on my XP laptop that has just 1GB of RAM and an older Athlon64 CPU and it runs great.

Vista = resource hog.

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compaq presario CQ40 on "enter administrator password or power on password "is detected . How can i reset it .Please help me .

A:compaq presario CQ40 on "enter administrator password or pow...

Hi, At the password screen, hit enter 3 times and you should receive a 'halt code' - post back with this code. Regards, DP-K

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Hello, I have a HP Compaq Presario CQ40-314TU Notebook. Currently, Windows Vista is installed on the notebook. I am planning to upgrade the notebook to Windows 7 Professional Edition. However, when I searched for drivers for Windows 7, I did not find any on HP website. I searched as follows: 1. Visited http://support.hp.com/us-en2. Entered Compaq Presario CQ40-314TU Notebook PC in the search box3. Selected Software and Drivers from the left menu4. Clicked Go5. Selected Windows in the Operating system dropdown list6. In the Version dropdown list, I only had two options; Windows Vista (32-bit) and Windows Vista (64-bit). Even selecting one of these options displays:No software or drivers are available for this product with the selected operating system. Please make a different selection, or visit the product homepage. Please tell me the link for installing drivers for this notebook for Windows 7 Professional Edition. Regards,Aziz 

A:HP Compaq Presario CQ40-314TU Drivers for Windows 7

Hi, As you can see, no available link for Windows 7. Please run Windows 7 updates FEW TIMES then post back missing driver(s). Regards.

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I won a Compaq Presario CQ40 series laptop. But got forgot bios password.

A:Compaq Presario CQ40 series bios password

madarya137 wrote:I won a Compaq Presario CQ40 series laptop. But got forgot bios password.What luck .. If you do not give a code by placing your 3 times one randomly, this time do not open so lucky, you have to contact HP. Regards.

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I'm trying to repair/reformat a laptop. It's a Compaq laptop, Presario CQ40. It originally had Windows XP but started giving a blue screen. I can't get anything to work now. Windows won't boot, all it gives is a registry error (software/hive). When I try to boot from the Windows XP disc, it starts the XP boot load, but right before it gets to XP Recovery Repair screen, it gives another blue screen. It says "Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7C1E524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). I don't know what to try. Several internet searches have suggested turning the SATA to Legacy in the BIOS, but I have nothing in the BIOS that relates to SATA. I'm stuck. Please help!

A:Compaq Presario CQ40 laptop won't repair or run XP install

Blue screens can be caused y a couple of failing devices; HDD and RAM are most common. Substituting system components with good ones is a cheap way to solve problems like this. It's easiest to start with the system ram and you can easily eliminate the faulty component that way.

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Compaq Presario CQ40 Notebook PC VJ985PA#ABG 515AX? I have installed Windows 8 - but now cannot use func F4 to switch to external monitor. I get "Your PC can't project to another screen, Try reinstalling the driver or using a different video card." How do I do this? When I look in device manager it has Microsoft Basic Display Adapter.   

A:Compaq Presario CQ40-515AX Windows 8 & external monitor - on...

Try this driver: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_125341_1 You have Radeon HD3450 video. 

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hello there,.. please help!

i have Compaq Presario CQ40-717TU Notebook PC,
the problem is

my netbook support for windows vista, but i want to downgrade it to windows xp, because some school work still using windows xp. I've been surfing everywhere.

I can a lot of tutorials some of which is flash the bios. update bios with its high risk.
As for some of them give a tutorial to make your own xp sata, using "nlite" and I became confused when I have to find a suitable driver for ahci [CQ40-717TU].

to the seniors and professors. please guide
where I have to download the ahci driver?

how do I update my bios (I still lay the problem update / flash bios).

thanks before...

A:Install Windows XP on Notebook Compaq Presario CQ40 717TU

First check for all the Win XP drivers for your hardware.
You can check your HP/compaq PC here:
General XP Downgrade Guide for HP Laptops - HP Support Forum
NOTE: Please read this thread fully.

If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

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I have a Tablet Laptop PC. The aspect ratio of every application is squished vertically. This includes every icon in every application. This is a particular problem for me when trying to complete desktop publishing projects...just don't know what things are going to look like until I print.

Please help!


A:screen aspect ratio incorrect

Right click your desktop and choose properties. Go to the settings tab. What's the current resolution? What's the maximum you can get if you pull the resolution tab all the way to the right?

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Hi all, I just upgraded to a 19" widescreen on a '03 Dell with XP Pro. They recommend 1440x900. I don't have that option on my contol panel. Everything looks stretched and not clear enough.Is it just a driver issue? Something I can download?Thanks!PaulModerator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:New Widescreen: Aspect Ratio Is Incorrect

Hi Paul, welcome to BC.
We need to know what graphics card\subsystem you're using (or even dell make and model). In the case of NVidia or ATI, you can often add a custom resolution setting via the advanced options menu, such as 1440X900.

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I can't seem to find the system drivers Windows 7 for "Compaq CQ40-517TU" I mean the chipset,audio,video and important drivers. I already look for drivers on HP sites but only HP bundled drivers are available. There is no drivers for system. Need help.

Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario CQ40-517TU Notebook PC | HP? Support

Compaq Presario CQ40-500 Notebook PC series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

A:Can't find "Compaq Presario CQ40-517TU" Drivers :(

Not sure how old this machine is, if no longer supported by manufacturer have you tried looking for vista drivers

I just followed your link and selected vista 32 bit and they are all there

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Hello all,

I have installed Win8 on a spare PC, mainly just out of curiosity, and to see if it will eventually be worth it to upgrade my main PC (currently Windows XP). However, one setting is causing problems - Win8 seems to be convinced that my monitor is of 4:3 aspect ratio, and steadfastly only offers me three 4:3 resolutions: 1600x1200, 1024x768, and another which I can't remember right now (I'm at work). It has correctly identified my monitor as a Fujitsu Siemens Scaleoview H22-1W, so why does it not know what the aspect ratio (16:10) and native resolution (1680x1050) is? I have an .inf file which supposedly tells a computer all about the monitor, but I don't see how to tell Windows about it.

The computer is a Shuttle SD11G5, which has an on-board Intel 915GM chipset, I know there is no Windows 8 compatible driver for that, but surely there must still be some way of convincing Windows 8 to offer me other resolution settings. Maybe a registry entry I could change?

A:Cannot Set Correct Aspect Ratio / Resolution

Open device manager and then right click your monitor. Select update driver and then select the "Browse my computer for a driver" option. Then point it to the inf file. If that doesn't work open the screen resolution page and go to the advanced options. Then under the monitor tab uncheck the box for "Hide resolutions not supported by this monitor". Then see if the resolution you want is listed. Just be careful, if you select an unsupported resolution it could be a pain to undo it.

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My screen is all screwed up. I had a friend fix it once, and I was able to fix it one other time, I'm not sure what I did, though. I have done restore points a few times, and it worked the first time(when I was able to fix it), didn't work this last time.

When its been fixed previously, it reverts back to the problem when Windows does an update. So frustrating.

I can show you a cell shot of what my screen looks like. It's 17" - and only about 3/4 of it is being used right now.

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 370 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3893 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1722 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 462415 MB, Free - 386012 MB; D: Total - 14219 MB, Free - 1587 MB; F: Total - 99 MB, Free - 84 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 166A
Antivirus: ZoneAlarm Antivirus, Disabled

A:Aspect Ratio/resolution problem

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Trying to get my resolution to the correct settings, but I only get two choices; 1024x768 or 800x600.

On a 15.4'' laptop screen I'm sure I should have the choice for 1280x800.

If anyone thinks they can help, just let me know what more information you need. Thanks.

A:Resolution/Aspect Ratio problem

Are you talking about the Asus X50N in your specs, or another laptop. As the X50N is supposed to go up to 1440x900, which suggests a driver issue to me.

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Hi All:

I suspect this has been addressed somewhere before, but nothing I've found is actually on point.

I'm running Windows XP, sp2 using a Matrox G450 video card and just added an Acer X203H monitor, connected with the Acer supplied VGA cable. After downloading the latest driver for the Matrox card (and cheking with Matrox who assures me that the card and driver should work just fine with the acer), I find that the only resolutions offered by XP are of the 4:3 aspect ratio. Can't get a 16:9 ratio to save my soul. I've tried the windows xp Default Monitor driver, the Windows XP Plug and Play monitor driver, and even an Acer driver for Vist (can't find an XP driver).

Anyone have an idea what might be wrong?


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I'm using an Asus VE247T Monitor through DVI, I have it currently set to 1920x1080, which google insists is the native resolution, it is also the recommended resolution in screen settings.

For the most part things look fine, but just to try and test everything was definitely good, I tried to draw a circle using tools in photoshop... and it did not make a circle, it was higher vertically than it should have been.

Not sure what to make of this or how to go about fixing it, I would assume my graphics card is doing something wrong or some setting in Windows 7 is conflicting?

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Okay I just got my pc built with a nice graphics card and everything, and bam an issue occurs. I seem to have issues with finding the right resolution. I have a decent sized tv, its a bit old its like a mix between a tube and a flat screen weird actually. But anyways I only have two resolutions that work 1176x664 and 1768x992 they both fit the screen fine I would like 1600x900 for the best resolution but heres my issues. The higher the resolution that I go the smaller everything gets making it incredibly hard to read things from about a 8 foot distance, hence my bed. Also the 1600x900 resolution is weird it cuts off of my screen where I am unable to see my start menu. I'd like to be able to have a higher resolution for better picture quality (Also some of my games require a higher resolution.) and then a better aspect ratio so I can see everything from a distance.

I'm sorry if this is a redundant post or a stupid question, I am just kind of stuck I don't know what I could do.

A:Help setting the right aspect ratio and screen resolution.

What is the native resolution of the TV ?

TV`s don`t make good PC monitors, I only use mine for movies

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I love my Spectre but there is 1 imperfection with it and that's the aspect ratio of the display. I really wish it was 3:2 or 1:?2 like Google's Pixel C tablet. Please pass this request on to the designers and engineers for me! Other than that, it's pretty much perfect. The Spectre is honestly the first laptop to beat the Macbook, and it beats the Macbook comprehensively  

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i have a samsung syncmaster 932bw for my dell dimension 8200 (win xp)
until yesterday, it worked perfectly. then when i went to my computer after a nap, and it came off the screen saver, the monitor said "auto-adjusting" and suddenly parts of the screen went offscreen. it took me a while to figure out what happend but i finally did.

when my display is set to the recommended 1440x900 resolution, my computer thinks the aspect ratio is 16:9 instead of the actual 16:10. i have to set the vertical screen centering as low as it can go just to see the toolbar at the bottom, but then i lose the top of the screen. the arrow even dissappears off screen and can click on the offscreen folders. plus not even clear type can make the words look clear. i feel like i am using someone else's glasses while looking at the screen. when i lower the resolution, it still looks fuzzy but the whole screen shows up, bottom toolbar and top of screen folders.

i have downloaded all the latest drivers i can find for the monitor, the computer, the hardware, the software, and the graphics card. btw, the craphics card is a GeForce3 Ti500 + tv out. ( i think that is what it is...).

has this happened to anyone else? is my graphics card giving out? is this the excuse i have been lookng for to get a new graphics card? or is something in the registry telling the monitor to do this?

oh, and the monitor is probably less than a year old.

A:Solved: display aspect ratio messed up

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I seem to have a problem finding the Fixed Ratio Scaling function on my SZ 483N vaio.I encounter problems when playing games.I.e the screen appears stretched.
Below are some snapshots showing the Nvidia Control Panel(I use an Nvidia display card).

The menu of the control panel

the 'display' menu. Where the FRS function should be.

and the guide which leads me to nowhere.

I seriously hope someone can help me out here.Thanks in advance.
Sorry if the screenshots are too large.

A:Vaio SZ Display (Fixed ratio scaling)

Are you running Vista?

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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 hp mini 210 netbook.
Im trying to run games like broken sword on it.
In my previous windows 7 instalation, i just selected 'maintain aspect ratio' from the display properties, and it gave me a full screen game.

I had a terrible virus, so had to format and install another windows 7.

I noticed the graphics driver is a bit different, and now when i select 'maintain aspect ratio', it makes no diffference whatsoever.
how to actually get full screen again??

A:Cant get games to display full screen, even with 'maintain ratio'

Trying to answer from my android app. Did you install the newest driver from Hp? What is your gpu make and model?

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Hi, I just upgraded to Windows 7 and when I had Vista my resolution was 1280 by 800 and now it only lets me go up to 1024 by 768. I think i might have the wrong graphics card installed.
Specs: Toshiba Laptop Satellite A215-S5837
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology 2.00 GHz
RAM: 2.00 GB
System Type: 32-bit Operating System
Graphics Card: VGA Graphics Adapter (This was not the same one as when I has Vista because I remember Its said something like ATI Radeon with numbers after it.
I tried going to go to the Toshiba website and get the drivers but it didn't work.
Sorry if this was posted in the wrong place and sorry for not being a computer wiz and thanks in advance!

A:My resolution is incorrect

ATI Radeon X1200, just get the windows 7 drivers from Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

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I had this working before, and I moved my computer to another room. My guess is I reconnected the monitors in a different way than I had them (I've since tried switching them).

My video card is: ATI Radeon HD 4350
It has one Digital and one Analog port on the back.

I had it setup using 1920 x 1080 on both ports (dual monitor).

But I can't get that to work again.

When I set the monitor using the VGA port to 1920x1080 then it displays 1280x720 on the monitor, but the video card is outputting 1920x1080. The display seems to scroll when the mouse is on the edge of the screen because obviously it can't display 1920x1080 on a 1280x720 resolution.

So as of now, my monitor is displaying everything really big and it's useless at this point.

Any ideas? I don't know what I did to get it working last time. And I just updated the drivers.

A:Incorrect Resolution using VGA

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Hello! Have been trying to find a solution to this, but so far I found nothing to help me (either I'm not looking in the right places).

I've recently upgraded from Windows XP 32 bit to Windows 7 64 bit, however, the native screen resolution of 1366x768 doesn't stretch on the whole screen. I have two black bars on the left and the right side of the screen and I'm not sure what else to do at this point. On Windows XP I had no such problem.

I've tried the auto setting of the monitor, changed the screen resolution from the control panel, but neither helped much. I think(?) all the drivers have been installed (father dealt with these and he didn't know how to fix this screen resolution problem either).

Also, noticed that in most of the games the screen resolution changes and fits the screen perfectly.

The monitor is a Philips LCD 192E with a native resolution of 1366x768 @ 60Hz.
Additional info:
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1, 64 bit
Pentium(R) Dual-Core E5300
NVIDIA Geforce 210

A:Incorrect screen resolution on Windows 7

It would say that both are not compatible, somewhat.
If you ever use laptop, there should not have this display problem.
That is to say that laptop screen is customize correctly according to match.

There is nothing much can be done.
Just think that a "big size + fat" passenger cannot fit properly to 1 economy seat of airplane.
Either provide the passenger a bigger/wider seat or let the passenger take 2 economy seats.
But with wider seat, it can be just fitting = consider this a laptop.
Or occupy 2 seats, there will be some space on both sides = this is happen to you, now.

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I have new computer with old Monitor (not very old It is Samsung SyncMaster 920W)

and new harddisk want to setup win8.1 from DVD
I booted into DVD it show Windows Logo

When it switch to "Preinstall Environment Setup"
My Monitor turn into black with message

Not Optimum Mode
Recommended Mode 1440x900 60Hz

"Preinstall Environment" still alive and If i press "escape" twice it will boot.

I think my monitor not accept the that resolution for setup, and i dont know what to do, buying new monitor is bad idea for me.

Is there any idea to tell "setup" to change the resolution.

A:Incorrect resolution in Preinstall Environment Setup

More info. My monitor have only normal terminal, but in my MOBO i have Normal and DVI, maybe the setup switch to use DVI?

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Good afternoon,

I'm running a dual display setup with a 19" widescreen and a 17" 4:3, and have recently upgraded to Windows 8.

Prior to upgrading, my 17" display was set at 1280x1024, and the 19" at 1440x900. After upgrading, the 19" has defaulted to a "native" 1024x768 (which is obviously incorrect), and Windows doesn't even provide a 1440x900 option. I've used the Nvidia control panel to set a custom resolution of 1440x900 but this doesn't look right; it's stretched with about half an inch of black border at the top and bottom of the display. No alternative resolution looks right either - the closest I can find is 1280x1024 and that is of course still somewhat skewed and blurry.

My drivers are up-to-date, and the 17" display looks fine.

Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this?


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I have a new Dell Latitude E5540 with Intel HD graphics card and an Nvidia Geforce GT 720M graphics card. The Intel card seems to be handling the main graphics with the nvidia card looking after the physics.

I need to connect to a Dell 2007FP monitor to the laptop but it seems I have set an incorrect resolution in the Intel HD grtaphics card settings for this monitor.

It only allows me to change the settings for the monitor when it is pluigged in, but when it is plugged in it just flickers on and off so I cant get to the settings!!

Are the settings stored in the background somewhere where I could change them?

You help is very much appreciated.

A:monitor stuck on incorrect resolution cannot change settings

Quote: Originally Posted by mickthetree

I have a new Dell Latitude E5540 with Intel HD graphics card and an Nvidia Geforce GT 720M graphics card. The Intel card seems to be handling the main graphics with the nvidia card looking after the physics.

The Intel GPU will run under normal circumstances (everyday use such as browsing, Word/Excel files etc, watching videos) whereas the nVidia GPU will kick in and take over when needed, for example when gaming.

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I bought a Presario C552US laptop back in July with Vista on it, and I hated Vista so I took it off and put XP on it. It's a wide screen laptop, and now I can only choose between 800X600 or 1024X780 for the resolutions, and even the 1024X780 makes the resolution distorted and stretched. I know I need to download a driver, but what driver do I need? Or is there a way to fix this without a driver?

A:Presario C552US Screen Resolution help?

from the hp forum

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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 mother is currently having a problem with her email address when she sends an email it currently shows the incorrect display name. If you click on the account name it is the correct name but if she sends an email it shows a completely different name. Any ideas on how to fix ?

edit never mind I somehow fixed it

A:Incorrect display name on email

What email provider does she use? I just checked on my Gmail account, and I can make my account name (the name I see when logging in that only I can see) different than the name that appears when I send emails. Glad your issue is resolved though.

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I recently installed Nero 10 and upon completing the installation any desktop shortcut received a white square covering up most of the Icon(I provided an attachment labeled "Desktop" depicting the problem). This problem persists with newly added shortcuts as well. The shortcuts still work like this, but it is unacceptable. I have uninstalled Nero since.
I have tried the following:
Refreshing the desktop
Deleting and creating new short cuts
Going into properties and choosing the correct icon for said shortcuts
Rebuilding the Icon Cache
So far all have failed to fix the problem and any help or ideas would be appreciated.

Thank in Advance,

A:Incorrect Shortcut Display

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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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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Hey all,

Since today, Firefox has been acting weird. It messes up the layout of some websites. Most important being Youtube, of which I've made a screenshot:

When I click a video, it can't play/load it, and says I have to enable Java Scripts (which I have) or download the newest Flash Player (Which I also have). I've tried reinstalling Firefox, to no avail. I have no idea what's wrong, and was hoping someone here could help!

Also may be important to add; I just got rid of the System Tools 2011 malware rogue.

Thanks in advance!

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All of a sudden, my monitor is displaying incorrect colors. For example, what used to be orange is now a puky green. Do you think the monitor is failing, or the video card???? The system is a few years old.

A:Suddenly incorrect display colors

Reinstall your video drivers could be corrupt

Try the monitor on another machine, if it looks okay, try a differnet video card in the machine.

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Dear Friends,

Working in a company network system.I have IE7,WinXP - Pro (SP2) OS. Flash player,Java updated.When l logon to yahoomail, I am not able to view the content web page properly. Page options are mis-arranged and mail content is displayed improperly. AI tried all options to correct the error after searching from the internet (clear cookie,cache,add-on,etc).
If log on with another user account from my PC, I can view the mail page correctly. I have updated OS,IE thru server.

I have attached the pic view of the error to understand the situation. I am totally upset with way of reading my mail everyday.

Please suggest me to get rid of the situation.

Thanks in advance.

A:Incorrect Yahoomail page Display

Welcome to TSF

First I would remove the toolbars, Google and Yahoo. This will let us know if they caused the issue.

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Hi guys!
i got a question concerning WinXP SP2: under "My Computer" all drives of my computer are shown, when i connect an usb-drive or any other external source, the sound is played and the drive is shown there in seconds. BUT why in hell does Windows seem to be unable to correctly display which CD/DVD is in the CD/DVD drive? i got CD and DVD separately, so im speaking of 2 drives, and it shows the civilization4 DVD and the Warcraft3 TFT CD, which are the ones which are usually in there these days. But when i change to another disc, "My Computer" still displays Civ4 or Warcraft3 on the concerning drive, no matter how often i refresh, and even if i got the other disc in there for a couple of days.

I can access the CD's/DVD's without any problems, its just that i always have to open the drives to check which disc is in which drive because in "My Computer" only the 2 mentioned above are displayed. I have autorun off.

any suggestions?

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Ok this one has me stumped. I have been using dual monitors for a couple years now on my work PC (MSI 5450, HP 6005 Pro MT) and when I left work on Friday 8/28 it was working perfectly.

Today I booted up my pc and the second montior (17" dell, my main is a 22" HP) is not displaying correctly. The windows are much larger and the taskbar is nearly off the screen. When I fullscreen a window I can see around 75% of the window.

I have tried changing the resolution to no avail. No matter what resolution I choose (1440x900 is what I have always used it on) the windows appear larger than the screen and I can only see 10% of the taskbar. It is as though my card believes it is a much larger screen than what it actually is.

I did upgrade the pc from 2gb to 4gb of ram before I left on Friday. I obviously had to disconnect all of the connections, but I did have it up and running before I left work and the screens worked fine.

Any ideas?

A:Incorrect display on 2nd monitor (used to work perfectly)

Playing with my ATI Catalyst control center I can adjust the image scale and size of my main monitor (the one that works fine) but I cannot change the image scale or size & location on my 2nd monitor (2nd monitor is DVI, main is VGA).

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I was using Cirrus Logic 5465 AGP, later i changed it to nVidia TNT2 M64 display card X-setup is showing it as
Cirrus Logic 5465 AGP Instead os showing it as nVidia TNT2 M64 in the Information tab of display under hardware menu. I am using X-Setup 6.1 How can i solve this?

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