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{RESOLVED}Resolution problem needs resolution.

Q: {RESOLVED}Resolution problem needs resolution.

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.

Preferred Solution: {RESOLVED}Resolution problem needs resolution.

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: {RESOLVED}Resolution problem needs resolution.

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I have to boot my computer twice to get the 800x600 resolution to show up correctly. First boot makes it all warped and curvy.
Sometimes the second boot doesn't even fix it. It used to not do this. I usually have to settle for 1024x768 (this resolution always works right). But I'd much rather use 800x600.

System Specs:

eTower 766
Vid Card: ATI Radeon 7200 32MB
Monitor: Proview 17" Model 722
Operating System: Windows ME

(All latest drivers for all the above have been installed)

ps. Perhaps my vid card is crapping out on me?

A:{RESOLVED}Vid Resolution Problem

Your refresh rate is not set correctly, you should get your propper drivers for you monitor and then set the adapter refresh rate to optimal, a 17" monitor should be set at 1024x768 as a rule. Also Ive never heard of a radeon 7200 are you sure its not 7000 or 7500

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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

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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I recently downloaded and installed the avast 4 anitvirus program, and I don't know if it conflicted with my Norton Antivirus but it screwed my system up something fierce - it consistently froze seconds after profile log-on. I managed to uninstall it from the diagnostic mode start-up, and things appear to be running normally since then. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the following problem, but since that happened, when I change the screen resolution from the current 1152x864 down to 800x600, I get two big black strips across my screen; one at the top and one at the bottom. The top seems to be the edge of the desktop since my mouse pointer won't go past it, but the bottom I can move it past, making me think the desktop continues on but I just can't see it. Also, some pictures I use for my desktop background are distorted in roughly the same fashion. All my desktop resolutions higher than 800x600 work fine. I'd appreciate any help I could get. And try to talk to me like I'm 4, cause my name isn't much of an exaggeration. Thanks, all.

Gateway 3.2GHz Pentium IV
Windows XP Home with SP2
128MB ATI Radeon 9600, updated Catalyst drivers w/Control Center
17" flat screen LCD monitor (FPD 1730)

A:[resolved] Resolution problems

Why the need to change the resolution to 800x600?
The conflicting software programs may have corrupted your video drivers. Remove them and reinstall. You can do this by going to the Device Manager.
Make sure you have your driver disc before attempting to reinstall.
Also have you tried to stretch the screen so to speak using the buttons on the monitor?

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I have read all the messages on this subject and none have helped me sort out my problem. My screen resolution has been reduced to 640 * 480 permanently and I dont know why. It is usually higher. The display adapter is the standard PCI graphics adapter which I have removed but the computer just reinstalls it. I could try looking inside the computer but I wouldnt know what I would be looking for and I dont have any video drivers on cd to try reinstalling. Please Help.

A:{RESOLVED}Screen 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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I accedently set my computers resolution to 800x600... now I get a error message on my monitor saying that it's not supported. I cannot use my computer since all I see is the message. I know why It's like this, I just don't know how to change it back.
Do -you- know how???

A:[resolved] Resolution - Input Not Supported

can you plug it into a different monitor ? or you can try using the tab key to move and pick ok or cancel then you can right click on the desktop and reset it. but why can you just see the error message ? 800x600 is not a bad resolution at all normally.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Our "advanced resolution person" (Rajesh) who has been helping us with our incident has not been available at all this week, however we were told last night by another member of the escalation team (Rohan) that only Rajesh can help us. Rajesh told me that I could get help thru technical support or another member of advanced resolution, but tech support also told me that since my case had been escalated that they were not allowed to assist with my computer (this was on 3/7/17).

Here is a run-down of the issue:

On 1/19/17 I bought a 13 inch 2-n-1 computer from Dell Outlet. It was listed as NEW (not refurbished).
Immediately when I received it, it did not work properly. I contacted dell via phone. We spent over 2 hours on the phone/computer with technical support, but due to the computer running so incredibly slowly, the tech support person was not able to complete his tests because the computer froze.
I could not return the computer because I was advised that I would forfeit the promotion code that had been used (since it was now past the expiration date) and that my only option was to send it in for service (this only happened after my initial email to you on 1/30/17).
I mailed it in on 1/31/17 and did not get it back until 2/14/17 two weeks later. The motherboard and hard drive had been replaced.
On 2/16/17 I turned it on, and IT STILL DID NOT WORK. If I open even one program or application the whole computer runs so slowly it freezes up.
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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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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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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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I seriously need help with my PC. I've reinstalled Windows XP and Service Pack 2, and I can't chnge the Screen resolution or the colour quality. It sucks. The resolution stays at 800x600, the lowest possible, and the colour quality stays at 8 bit. I think I have a ATI 128 MB DDR Radeon 9800 Pro. I dunno whether thats a driver or what. And I also don't know my graphics card, or whether that will help at all.

I would swear at this point but I'm too young.

Oh but I'll use this instead

Has anyone got any help for me that I can understand. I'm 14 but I still can understand most computer talk.

Anyway thanks very much for reading all this crap and please try not to point out all my spelling mistakes.

Alex Jordan

A:[resolved]Help with resolution and colour and colour quality??.. anyone??

Heya, welcome to the forums

Okay, it has to do with your drivers. Go to ATI's website and find your driver.

Here's the link


Please download and install both the Control Center as well as the Display driver. Then restart your computer and try to change the resolution.


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After connecting my new laptop to the my 30" tv with an HDMI cord and then removing it later, the resolution was messed up. I received a notification bubble saying that my resolution was at the recommended settings. I went to my screen resolution settings and the slider said it was at 1366x768 ,which is the max on my computer, but below was a warning saying, "Your resolution is lower than 1200x900. Some items might not fit on your screen". If there is any way I can fix this please let me know.


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My resolution is messed up. All my windows can go an inch or so off to the right of my screen, (so my X out button you cant click and such) how can I reset my resolution or whatever I need to do so I can see everything.

A:Resolution Problem

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Hi Gang

Its been a while since I was last on here with a problem, thats the good news but now having a problem here I am.

I have a Samsung 22" monitor, 2 computers connected with a KVM switch, both computers are set up about the same, one has Win 7 Pro and the other one Ult. No problem at all with the one the resolution stays the same, the Icons are always where I leave them, etc. The resolution is set at 1680 X 1050 that is what is recommended.

Now on the other computer every time it is shut down and started up the Icons are moved and the resolution is wrong, and the monitor puts out this little box saying it needs the resolution to be set at 1680X 1050. So I click on Control Panel, and in the little boxes it says my monitor is a generic, and the wrong resolution, so I click on adjust resolution, and click on detect, and it brings up my Samsung monitor, with the correct resolution, and I have the choice of ok, cancel, and apply is grayed out. So I click on my only choice of ok. Now I have to do this every time I shut it off and turn it back on, like over night.

Question is why is the apply grayed out. As far as I can tell it has all the latest and greatest drivers, for the Video card, and Monitor. The Monitor is a Samsung 226BW.


A:Resolution problem

Add a video EDID/DDC emulator between the device and connected system will solve the problem.

The issue was caused by incorrect EDID information feed to the computer system or
the EDID feeding did not maintained all the time.

Google "Full-time DDC/EDID" and you will find a lots information regarding how to solve the problem. It's a frequently found issue with old KVM switches or video switches/extenders which can not pass the correct EDID information to connected systems.

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First of all look at my other posts about resolutions as much of the situation is explained there. Now i'm wondering, if i change my whole pc (which i will be doing soon) except my two hdd's (which work fine) would that maybe solve my resolution problem? because i'm running a gt220 and a pentium D chip and it's pretty bad to say the least, and i know it's not a problem with my monitor because the onboard options are unaffected by the horrible resolution.

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In 800x600 resolution, the desktop becomes smaller than the size of the screen, leaving a thick black frame around it. In 1024x768 it takes up the whole screen.
These are the two available resolutions.
I'm using an IBM ThinkPad R40.
OS: Windows XP Professional SP3
Display adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
Display driver version: (6.2.2007.)
In device manager, these are listed under the Monitor tab:
Default Monitor
Generic Television
IBM ThinkPad 1024x768 LCD Panel
I have one newer display driver ( from 2009.) but the installation of it gets interrupted by the following error message:
"Setup did not find a driver compatible with your current hardware or operating system."

A:Resolution problem

Manufacturer and model of TV?
Is the Catalyst software installed?
I see no XP support for graphics for that system at the Lenovo/IBM website.

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I have installed New driver for Geforce 9600GT. But now I am not able to tune my resolution to 1440 * 900. the resolution either less than the normal I am using or more than that. My monitor is Wide screen 19'inch.

Can some one help me ......

A:Resolution Problem

Were you able to set the resolution at 1440 X 900 before you updated your driver?

Have you tried updating your monitor's drivers?

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i installed the windows everything was perfect at the first look, but the the resolution was 1680 x 1050 and i wanted to change it back to 1280 x 960(witch i used whit vista) but when i choose it everything is a little blurry and i also have 2 black labels in the left and the right of the screen! i use nvidia 8500GT and as a monitor a benq 22inc widescreen (G2200WA) and i heard alot of ppl fixed this problem by installing the monitor driver but i can't seem to find one :| dose anyone know the solution to this?

oh and i know there are 10000 topics about this, but since im a gamer im really desperate to fix it! and 1 more thing don't post anything like "i have a similar problem(and the whole thing will differ from mine and we are all gonna get confuzed)

A:resolution problem!

1680 x 1050 is your monitor's native resolution, which means that it likes it the best. If I were you, I'd leave it set for that. It's a 16:10 ratio, widescreen.

What you are trying to do, 1280 x 960, is a 4:3 ratio more sutiable for standard television sets and CRT monitors. Much closer to the shape of a square than a rectangle, unlike your monitor. That's why there are black bars for this resolution on your screen. It is correct.

Like I said, set it to 1680 x 1050 and you're good. You can increase the size of things on the screen if you want for different apps and even Windows itself at this (or any) resolution.

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My native resolution is 1600x1200 but when i change my resolution to 1600x1200 it says 'frequency out range'. I have intel g31 without other graphic card.Then i installed gma driver it shows complete list of all resolutions but i cant set any resolution above 1600x900. But it looks everything blured with this resolution. Help me to set 1600x1200.Thanks

A:Resolution problem

your native resolution for what?
1600x1200 is a 4:3 format--what kind of monitor do you have? Widescreen flat panel? or older CRT? widescreens are usually 16:9 or 16:10--CRTs are 4:3
did the monitor come with a 'driver' disk?

see this link for resolution comparisons

Screen Size and Resolution Comparisons

also see this link from Intel about Native Graphics Resolution

Graphics &mdash; Unable to use the native resolution

could be you need to uninstall/reinstall video driver for the G31 chipset--here's one place to download it: (check your current video driver in your device manager first)

Video: Intel G31/G33/Q33/Q35 Graphics Controller Type: Driver Version: A03 - CNET Download.com

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My sister claims that one day when she booted up her (Vista Home Premium 32 bit) computer, the screen resolution was screwed up (1024x758 is now the maximum possible, as compared to 1680x1050 before). I've had a look at it and can't see anything obviously wrong. I updated the video card drivers. The nVidia control panel also says that 1024 is the maximum.

I tried setting it in the display panel so that all resolutions will be displayed, rather than just what my monitor 'supports', but that still has a max of 1024. nVidia Control panel is having the same problem.

Specs are: 8800gts, Q6600, Acer 22" WS, 4gb ram.

I have no idea what could be wrong, could you please help?

A:Resolution Problem


what monitor< and how is it connected?

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I am using vista ultimate, i have a very strange thing going on. when i ping a domain "mail.xyz.com" or ip "a.b.c.d" it says could not find host but when i do nslookup it give me the right name and ip. any idea about it i even put an entry in hosts file but no use..


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Good day & I'm new....So please forgive me for stumbling.

I have a Toshiba Laptop, 32 bit, Vista home prem. with ATI Radeon X1200 display adapter, Catalyst control.

Each time I boot, everything is good at 1280X800 for less than one min. Then goes to 640X480. I can get my resolution back by right clicking on the task bar ATI icon which will show me two "ATI Radeon X1200 series" monitor choices. (I just have the laptop monitor) Clicking on the second monitor choice and selecting "Extended desktop"?corrects resolution. Every thing else is grayed out on this choice. This corrects the problem until the next boot. and then right back to 640X480 in a few seconds.

The first monitor choice gives a list of resolutions, one choice is "Set desktop area to" but clicking on any resolution brings up the window telling me that resolution can?t be located.

Once I?ve corrected by "Extended desktop" then the resolution choices in the other ATI Radeon X1200 series allows the choice of resolutions.

I?ve re-installed the updated ATI drivers (Twice), tried the Vista resolution change, tried the Catalyst control Center... Nothing corrects the problem.

I?d like to avoid this work-around, can anyone assist in getting me back to the original boot. I have no idea what caused this.

This might be connected because it started around the same time..... Sporadically and always on reboot my desktop icons that I set to medium view, return to classic. The rig... Read more

A:Resolution Problem

Problem solved by "Sausage" GREAT!

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I have a prob with my resolution, I accidently set it on like 1600x2000 or something like that, the highest one available, and my screen went black, I couldn't do anything so I turn off my computer, now I have to start up in safe mode or it will just be black. How do I change the resolution back, I've already went to control panel in safe mode but it just changes the res. in safe mode! Please help me soon!


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Ok just to recap my system:

P4 3.0
1 GB of DDR RAM.
600 watt 12V ATX BFG PSU
ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512 memory 625 clock speed PCI-E

I am extremely careful about spyware, adware, and viruses. I have nothing running that isn't important. My computer is moded so that it now has 7 fans and all my wires and cables are hidden to allow airflow. The computer sits in an air conditioned room that stays at 69 degrees. When I first bought the pc I had an ATI x700 pci-E and got like 145 fps now with this monster card I get 35-100 jumpy fps in CS:source. I cant figure out why this is happening. With my specs I shouldn't be getting such bad jumpy fps. My motherboard is the only stock thing in my pc so i'm wondering if that could be a bottleneck but my friend has a ****ty mobo as well and gets good fps.

help please

A:Still no resolution to my fps problem!!

What about ur PSU? How many amps does it have on the +12V rails and how many rails does it have? Also, CS: Source would need a better processor if ur running it with all details maxed out(AA and AF maxed too) since it would bottleneck quite a bit.

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Hi guys plugged vga lead into laptop n tv...right clicked and switched to "display on 2" after i upped the resolution and applied. Tv went blank and said "unsuporrted resolution" at that point both screens were blank. I pulled the lead and laptop came back on....but i cant change the resolution back down on the tv without plugging it in but of course it goes blank on tv...but displays for about 2 seconds then back to blank im mega confused please help...

A:Pc/T.v Resolution problem (VGA)

Welcome to Seven Forums.
Turn off your TV & unplug it from the wall, wait a few minutes & reconnect it & turn it on.

You could try resetting your TV to factory defaults. Refer to you TV handbook if you have one. Operate your TV without having it connected to your computer & have the antenna lead connected. Use the menu on the TV using the remote control to find settings.

Hope this helps.

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Hi, I'm not technically savvy and I have a question that will probably be very simple for many of you to answer.

When my dad's computer was hooked up, the screen displayed a very wide view, and the print was very tiny. He has Windows XP. I clicked into Control Panel, Resolution and observed a sliding scale I could choose. I slid it all the way to the left, and inadvertently choose to keep it that way. Now the screen is so huge, I can't view it in its entirety, and I can't access that same sliding scale to change it back.

After you finish laughing, can you tell me what to do about this? I apologize in advance for the stupidity of this question, and ask for your mercy and your help.


A:Resolution problem

Hey Paula,
I can say that you haven't been the first person to have this trouble. There are a couple of things to try...


Boot into "Safe Mode" by pressing F8 while the system is booting before "Windows" is displayed. Once you are at the "Safe Mode" desktop, right click on an unused section, and select "Settings". You should be able to modify the settings enough to resize the screen to a more usable size.

Another thing:

If you can go to Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, select System Restore, and select a day before you changed the resolution, or for that matter, a day where your father's system was displaying correctly and just reboot the system

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So i run my laptop on a 1280x800 screen resolution, and opening up things like firefox or word causes no problems. However, when I open up a game at a lower resolution, instead of expanding to a full screen using the lower resolution, it just uses the resolution specified in the middle of the screen, and blacks out everything around it. This is really annoying because on older games (ex. starcraft) where the resolution is really low, its really hard to see anything.

A:resolution problem

I know with my nvidia card, you can select how the display appears in the nvidia display menu. This allows my to select how games/apps run on my widescreen if the game/app does not have the widescreen capability. It give me the choice to stretch or maintain the ratio, as well as a few other options. Can you give a little information about your laptop?

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I just got a new hardrive and mother board on my Dell laptop, and I installed XP onto it. After installation I am unable to change the resolution from the lowest size. I would be grateful for any advice on this matter.

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Load the proper video drivers.

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Hi, I just recently had a problem with an old geforce fx graphics card, so I removed it from my computer, but I forgot to uninstall teh NVIDIA driver before. After I rebooted with the monitor connected to the default graphics card, the resolution on XP was stuck at 640x480 with "Color Quality" on lowest at 4 bit meaning there are no other options to choose, even though on the XP booting up screen the resolution and color quality looked normal. I then tried removing the NVIDIA driver from "Add or Remove Programs" but still no luck. Please, does anyone have any idea what this problem might be, and how I can fix this. Thank you.

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I am having the same issue I can not find one single thing online to resolve the problem I am running windows 7

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Have you tried right clicking the desktop and then clicking screen resolution and adjusting it to where you can see the taskbar?

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When playing, Pinball, which is built into Windows XP Home Edition, the resolution on my monitor is, 800 x 600. However, when I quit playing this game and go back to my desktop, the resolution drops to, 640 x 480.

I have tried Nvidia drivers: 56.72, 61.72 and 77.72, only to get the same results.

What is the cause of this problem and how do I correct it?

My system is an: AMD 2600+ Sempron with (2) sticks of Muskin Enhanced 256Mb. PC2700 memory, an 80Gig 7200 R.P.M. hard drive and a PNY GeForce FX 5500 128Mb. 4X/8x AGP Graphics card.

Thanks for your feedback and I look forward to your quick response.


golfcart03 ([email protected])

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I have a windows 7 ASUS Model 5675, a Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT graphics card, and I'm using a 25 inch flat screen Orion TV as a monitor if that makes a difference, but I am not using an HDMI cable. Anyway, my video games always worked fine but I recently let someone borrow my computer, and when I got it back it was so jammed full of viruses and trojans that I simply had to reset it back to it's factory settings. I got everything re-installed and decided to play a few games, and the first was Just Cause 2. It ran perfectly fine the first time I played it, and after I stopped playing I tried to play again literally 10 minutes later. I still got sound, but my screen went black and in the center of the screen it said "Not Supported" and in the bottom right it said "PC". It's done this for a few other games too, and I've just assumed somehow the resolution was set above the 1360x768 my screen can handle. All my drivers and everything else are all up to date, so I can't really figure out what causing the issue, and I'm still not really sure what the issue even is.

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I got a problem with my resolution, I cant choose higher than 1024x768.
I have uninstalled/reinstalled, cleaned all drivers both for my screen and video card, nothing works. When I have uninstalled my grapich card i can choose higher res, but when I reinstall it, it will set back to 1024x768.
I have looked all over but cant find anyone with the same problem, please help me!

Thank you in advance!


********************** Computer Info ************************

Computer Model: System Product Name
Computer Manufacturer: System manufacturer
OS Name: Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium |C:\Windows|\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
OS Version: 6.0.6001
System Type: x64-based PC
Total Physical Memory: 4094 MB
Windows Directory: C:\Windows
BIOS Version: BIOS Date: 07/04/08 15:40:39 Ver: 04.01
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
Resolution: 1024 x 768 x 4294967296 colors

************************ Video Card *************************
Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
Adapter DAC Type: Integrated RAMDAC
Adapter RAM: 256 MB
Current BitsPerPixel: 32
Current Number Of Colors: 4294967296
Current Refresh Rate: 60
Driver Date: 10/23/2008 06:42:00
Driver Version: 7.15.1... Read more

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Welcome to the forum!

Where did you get those drivers? There are new ones available at the nvidia website, here's a link: GeForce Release 178


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Recently i connected my laptop to a projector, while the laptop was on. the resolution has changed. any idea how to bring back the original resolution?
I use ubuntu as the second os, buts its resolution is unchanged.

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Hello preeti,
Try right clicking on the desktop, go to Personalisation, then Display settings, there you will find the options to adjust your resolution.
Hope this helps, good luck and post your results.

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Every time I check my email a screen comes up stateing " There seems to be a screen resoltion problem. Your screen resolution is set below our minimum recommendation. When it's set under 1024 x 768 pixels, the all-new Yahoo! Mail won't look as good."

My screen resolution is set to 1366 x 768 ( recommended settings for my laptop ) I'm using an Acer Aspire, Win7 64-bit OS, GeForce GT 130M Gcard

Any ideals on how to stop this screen from popping up? Is this a symtom of a larger problem?

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I have a resolution problem. I plug out main cable from pc yesterday and today i plug it in, and turn on pc. When i turned it, resolution has changed. I had 1680x1050, the recommended one. Now, i'm trying to change resolution back on 1680x1050, but i can't set it :S i update driver, and got a few more resolutions, but there isn't "recommended" or 1680x1050.... :\

I need your help guys, how can i set back 1680x1050 when i don't have it ? :S

Here is picture.

Please help.
Thanks in advance.

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I would like to help but it would help us if you told us the graphics card(s) you have and maybe the monitor. Try hitting that Detect button in the screenshot and see if any other Display comes up in the list besides Generic Non-PnP Monitor.

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I am currently trying to install windows 7 in my hp computer but during the installation process the monitor is indicating that the resolution is out of range what does this mean and how can I go about it?

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Try to reduce the Resolution for your OS

Screen Resolution - Display Settings

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