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Q: monitor stuck on incorrect resolution cannot change settings


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.

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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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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 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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Hello, yesterday I installed Windows 7 ultimate although I have only 2 GB memory( I will buy 2 more tomorrow).
I insert the disc of the driver which I get when bought my computer, and istalled them.
I downloaded the driver fot my 9800gt graphic card, and installed him either.

I have only 1 problem, I can't change my resolution!
its stuck at 600X800!
here some picture:

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(all of them are working properly.)

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(sorry for ny English)
please please please please help me!

A:I can't change my resolution, its stuck at 600X800

1. Download the LATEST Nvidia drivers for you card HERE (direct link to your video card)
2. Restart your computer

You should be able to. If not, you are going to have to download your latest chipset drivers.

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I just reformatted the hard drive and installed Windows ME on a Protek computer that belongs to a friend. I am unable to change the screen resolution from 640X480 16 bits color. I am sure I need a driver for the video card, but I donít see one in the slot I believe that the VGA card is built on the motherboard.
How can I determine which driver I need?
Appreciate any help

A:Can't change resolution settings

Hi and Welcome to TSG

Download and run this program. With the info provided go to your motherboard or system web site and download the driver that you need. Post back if you need help.


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The camera specs on my new Lenovo Thinkpad X Yoga (gen 1) is 720p HD. But virtualdub and other software will only let me view/record at 640 x 480. I saw another post about another Lenovo that when you pressed Fn + F6 took you to a settings page that allowed you to change the resolution up to 1280 x 720. The laptop comes with Windows 10 and found the Lenovo Settings app that allows you to tweak all kinds of brightness, gamma, etc settings on the camera but no mention of increasing the resolution. There has to be a way to set this, can you guys at Lenovo please help because I need to record in 720p from the webcam!

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Hi everyone.

My Dad got his monitor stuck in a bad resolution, so the Monitor says "Out of phase", or something like that. Rebooting doesn't help, since XP thinks there is nothing wrong with that setting.

I know the obvious answer is to reboot in safe mode and change the settings there. I tried that, but you can't change the resolution in safe mode. There is only that one setting: 800x600 (or whatever it is).

So what can I do? Does anyone know the place in the registry where I can change it manually?

Thanks for any ideas!


A:Monitor stuck in a bad resolution

TimKoop said:

Hi everyone.

My Dad got his monitor stuck in a bad resolution, so the Monitor says "Out of phase", or something like that. Rebooting doesn't help, since XP thinks there is nothing wrong with that setting.

I know the obvious answer is to reboot in safe mode and change the settings there. I tried that, but you can't change the resolution in safe mode. There is only that one setting: 800x600 (or whatever it is).

So what can I do? Does anyone know the place in the registry where I can change it manually?

Thanks for any ideas!

TimClick to expand...

insead of going into safemode select enable vga mode

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Hello! I found this forum and really hope someone might be able to help me!

I have an old Packard Bell iMedia PC running Windows XP Media Centre edition. About a year ago I started having display problems, the monitor would go black suddenly and then switch back on. This started happening more and more frequently until I was forced to login in safemode, grab all my vital files, and then reinstall windows. This didn't help. After reinstalling the computer developed a new problem, it would start up with the display set to 4bit at 640 resolution and nothing I could do would change that. At this point a friend kindly gave me his old (legal) copy of WIndows XP Professional SP3 as he was migrating to Windows 7 and I used that to repartition my hard drive and reinstall windows. After the install I found my computer worked perfectly again (registration completed successfully), until I restarted it - it got stuck at absolute minimum resolution again.

I have since replaced the harddrive with a Seagate 500gb, once again it worked perfectly until I restarted it where it got stuck at minimum again. I went into the display settings menu and used the troubleshooter, it told me to open the advanced menu and click on monitor tab, but I couldn't access Preferences.

Can anyone help? My computer looks like it's stuck in safemode, though it isn't!

A:Display settings stuck on 4bit at absolute minimum resolution

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Hi all sorry to bother you

But after reinstalling various graphics drivers with different cards to try to resolve another problem I have now ended up in a situation where I am stuck with a screen resolution of 640 x 480 at 60 hz

Windows does detect the problem but is unable to change the resolution I have uninstalled all the previous drivers and double checked by running a program called driver sweeper to ensure I had removed everything but I still have this problem

I currently have an Nvidia Geforce 6600GT installed with the appropriate drivers and have tried installing these normally, in safe mode, also using "update driver" from the device manager but still have the same problem.

any advice would be greatly appreciated I am running windows xp fully updated

I do seem to get a normal type of display in safe mode but as soon as I start windows normally I am back with the same problem


A:Solved: Stuck in 640x480 resolution unable to change

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I recently rebooted my Windows 7 x64 system with the monitor turned off. When I turned it on, it came up at a much lower resolution. Since then, I have raised the resolution as high as it will go, but 1600x1200 is very blurry on my 1920x1200 monitor. Windows 7 insists my monitor is non-PNP which is ridiculous, it is a high end monitor, a Viewsonic VP2330wb. I have gone into Screen Resolution->Advanced and Windows 7 simply refuses to pick up the monitor. It insists it is a Generic non-PnP. I forced the nVidia drivers to allow non-supported resolutions, which allowed me to choose 1920x1200, which stuck after reboot. But this is a lie, the monitor is still running at blurry old 1600x1200 and is annoyingly telling me so at regular intervals. I have cycled power on both monitor and the Windows 7 system. My Linux box has no problem recognizing my monitor for what it is. I am running the Windows 7 provided nVidia drivers for my 8800 Ultra. How do I force Windows 7 to talk PNP to my monitor?

A:Windows 7 x64 now stuck on low resolution non-PNP monitor.

Hi kmarsh8,Hopefully you still have the disk that was provided with the monitor as Viewsonic shows no support for drivers for the monitor. In Devices and Printers, right-click the Generic PnP monitor and update drivers and point it to any .inf file that you have on the disk.The monitor EDID and the new Win 7 nVidia drivers won't play together nicely until you tell it what monitor is there. Have you contacted Viewsonic support? I had the same issue on a Lenovo 2440 and used the Vista .inf.Good Luck! 

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Running XP home on a dell computer with intel pentium 4 processor. We were running Yahoo Messenger, Firefox, Zone Alarm, and Glyph when it did this.

My girlfriend was trying to show me something on the settings of the computer, she closed all the windows without saving, (she did not click OK or APPLY) and when she walked away from the computer, the colors suddenly looked very similar to our 20yo MacII. Everything is very large, yet still because of the 4-bit color, very hard to read. I need to return the settings to normal, but when I try to adjust them through the control pannel, there does not appear to be a way to change the settings.

I am concerned we may have a virus, since said girlfriend recently downloaded "Glyph" (a game) from ArcadeTown.com. This game is supposed to be a free trial for an hour. So far it has played for a total of about 16 hours without running out of time. This is suspitious to me.


Update: I restarted the compy, and the problem just magically disappeared. This (http://oca.microsoft.com/en/response.aspx?SGD=0c4aa703-36b5-48bf-893e-fd296898968d&SID=531) was the result of the crash analysis. Anyone know what caused this problem? My Dell is still under warantee, should I complain to Dell about it and request new parts? Is this a software or hardware problem?

A:4-bit Color & 640x480 Screen Resolution, Cannot Change Settings!

Hi fireincarnation, welcome to BC.Don't waste your time complaining to Dell. Since the issue no longer exists there is nothing they can or will do.If this continues to be a problem outside of playing "Glyph", you may want to consider a graphics driver update. Do not get them from MS if you decide to upgrade them.You may also want to check the games preferred color\resolution settings. You may be just out of it's range.This game is supposed to be a free trial for an hour. So far it has played for a total of about 16 hours without running out of time. This is suspitious to me.I downloaded (not installed) and scanned the game setup file using multiple detections and it came up clean.It isn't infected with a virus or trojan. Spyware or Adware is a different story but Arcadetown guarantees none of either.

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Does anyone know how to fix this? I've gone into the advanced display settings for monitor and driver, followed all of Dell's Troubleshooting advice, downloaded monitor-specific drivers... I can't increase the resolution. Is this a problem with XP or my monitor?

This happened after my brother ran all the system recovery discs. It appears several drivers didn't install correctly. He actually ended up ditching this computer for a new one because he was unable to get this one online. I think I've gotten it back to fully-functioning, but I need advice with this monitor stuff.


A:Monitor resolution stuck on 640x480, 16bit

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Hi, I got a new LCD tv today and wanted to use it as a monitor as well.
I've connected it up as my main monitor so when its connected via VGA my laptop goes blank and the screen is on the tv.

I was messing with the resolutions to try get the right one and now it says its in an unsupported resolution.
The problem is, I cant change it coz the screen wont show on the tv and its not showing on laptop because i set it not too.
When I unplug the connection I cant change the settings for the external so Im stuck at what to do.

A:External Monitor Stuck in Unsupported Resolution


Try unplugging the TV and rebooting. Hopefully things will revert.

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my subject may look strange, but I don't know how else to phrase it.
I have Inspiron with Dell ST2420L monitor
I wanted to change the resolution and selected resolution too high for my monitor and clicked accept.
Now I have a message on a screen :
The current input timing is not supported by monitor display.
please change your input timing to [email protected] or any other supported..
But it will not let me back so I can't change it.
I tried to restart but it didn't help. Any suggestion,

A:change resolution without monitor

Boot the system in Safe Mode (F8 before Windows loads or hold SHIFT through boot for 8 or 10).

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My girlfriend just bought a new Compaq CPU -
She kept the 17" monitor from a, at the time, "state of the art" Gateway probably bought in 1994 or 1995.

The resolution setting is 640 X 480 and the arrow or control to change it to 800 X600, etc. is "grayed" out and can't be changed.
I have had PC's since the Commodore 64 but have never seen this problem-
Your suggestions are appreciated.
Don Rhea
[email protected]


A:Monitor resolution - can't change !

It is either corrupt or uninstalled video drivers or more likely since the computer is new, the computer can not auto detect the capabilities of the monitor and needs drivers for the monitor installed. Check both and you should find the cause.

Eagles may fly high, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

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Hello, I have read several different threads all over the internet regarding a resolution problem in Windows 7 that has to do with the resolution, refresh rate, etc. I have tried to force a "custom" resolution using nVidia's Control panel, but it doesn't seem to do anything to fix the issues.

I have 2x22" monitors, and while using Windows XP, there was never a problem such as this.

It seems as if the monitor that is labeled as "Monitor 2" cannot have a proper 16:9 resolution set, and it is making "Monitor 2" be blurry.

Monitor 1 is set to 1680x1050, which is correct and everything is clear as day, but the best I can do for monitor 2 is 1600x1024, and that just makes it blurry and difficult to read, which is an extremely bad strain on my eyes.

Any solution or tips that I can try would be great, I was hoping a new driver would solve my problem so I was waiting for one to come out, but since the newest one came out yesterday 11/26, and it's been over a month Windows 7 is out, I am losing hope, so now I must ask for help.

Thank you so much for any help!

A:Dual Monitors, Monitor 2 "Blurry" Incorrect Resolution

1680 >>> 1600


1050 >>> 1024

is enough of a difference to makes things blurry? I don't think so. The difference is minute and practically indiscernable (less than 8%.)

You could try locating and installing the .inf for the 2nd monitor but 1600 might be the max resolution it can go.

You could also try making a custom res for the monitor.

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****Running windows 8 64bit****

When I hook up my samsung tv to the laptop, the default resolutions available to select for a second monitor don't seem to be optimal for my TV display, the edges of the desktop get cut off on my tv if i choose the closest resolution option 1280x720 to match my screen. this is annoying when i display and maximize a window on my tv because the title bar, scroll bar and taskbar become partially cut off or completely out of sight. IS there anyway to manually add a customized resolution in addition to the default ones available under display settings for my second monitor?

A:Need to manually change 2nd monitor resolution

You need to use the television's native resolution. Some modern '720p' televisions actually use 1366x768. 1080p televisions use 1920x1080 always though.

As for the screen not fitting? this is because of certain HDMI settings on the television. In the television's menus, look for something like "HDMI Mode" or something. Often it's a number between 1 and 2. Pick the one that doesn't overscan.

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my computer only runs in black and white and 16 color i am not able to change screen resolution either

A:My Pc Only Runs 16 And Black And White Display Cant Change Settings For Resolution Or Color

^ [off topic] you could have given some details
abt your computer , OS and video card sothat
someone would be able to suggest a solution ...

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i have just installed new drivers for my nvidia gefroce4 mx440 video card and now cannot change out of 4-bit colour. the option for 32-bit is there however when i try to apply it the screen reloads still in 4-bit

A:Solved: cant change colour settings, stuck in 4-bit

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Recentely the time on my OS gets reset to a wrong time everytime, and when I go to the BIOS, I see that it keeps resetting there. Edit: Also, I can't change any other settings besides the time, as it gets stuck everytime I touch other settings?Is the battery the cause? Or maybe a virus? Other thing?Is it hard to replace the CMOS battery there? Ty!

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I'm pretty sure the reason I can't change the resolution on my monitor is because it is listed as Generic PnP in Device Manager. Although in Control Panel-->Display the model number is listed.

It's a seven year old monitor. Model Sony SDM-HS73. Should I attempt to install a driver? Will that allow me to change resolution? If so how do I find the driver?

I want to see if going lower than 1280 x 1024 may allow me to see the text on the screen a little better. But if it's more trouble than it's worth...

A:Monitor is listed as generic, can't change resolution.

I just took a quick look at Sony for your monitor:

Sony eSupport - SDM-HS73 - News & Alerts

The drop down list under drivers doesn't show anything for Windows 7 or Vista.

I've at times used a generic video driver and did not notice anything inferior about it.

I guess you could experiment with an XP driver, maybe in compatible mode?

It's entirely possible Sony has quit driver development for this monitor and that you have no choice other than the generic driver you are now using.

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I currently have a 15" PC with a 3200x1800 resolution. Using Windows 8.1. I have the scaling to highest.

My 2nd external monitor is 1920 x 1200.

I am trying to extend my desktop to the 2nd monitor but is there a way to use different scaling for both the PC and monitor?

I have unchecked "use scaling for all my displays" but no matter what, I still can't change the scaling on the external display. It uses the scaling settings of my PC (scaling set to highest because of 3200x1800 resolution) and because of that, the monitor scaling shows everything large.

Thank you.

A:How to change scaling resolution on extended monitor?

Bump. Still looking for a solution. Thanks.

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I have a lg w2243s, not the PF model, and it does not have a driver for Win7, despite that it works fine on my old laptop, which also has Win7 installed, I can use the maximum resolution, no problem.

On my newer laptop, ASUS with both integrated (intel hd graphics 3000) and dedicated (nvidia 520m) it only allows me two resoltions 800x600 and 1024x768, despite the optimal one being 1920x1080.
I have the latest drivers installed for graphic cards.
Please help.Thanks.

A:Cannot change resolution to optimal on external monitor

Try downloading the monitor driver: LG W2443T-PF Support: Find Manuals & Warranty Info | LG U.A.E Don't mind the model.

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I am running Windows XP and using the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator to control my monitor. Every time I start/restart the computer, it goes back to 1280x1024. I can reset it to 1024x768 and it holds fin, until I restart it. After the inital startup, the desktop appears and it is actually in the correct 1024x768. However, the screen will flash once and then reset back to the 1280 resolution. When I go and check the Intel properties, it has defaulted back to the 1280 even though it was set at 1024 before shutdown.

A:Solved: Monitor keeps change resolution after a restart

Did an update on the Video Card drivers and now any change I make holds.

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I have a new Windows 7 (32-bit) Dell Latitude E6410 laptop, and a new Dell E1909WDD Flat Panel Monitor.
The only way to connect to the monitor is via an integrated DisplayPort cable. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort
There is no VGA or other alternative. The monitor supports DisplayPort only.
The problem is that the monitor will not allow any other resolution than 640x480.
In Windows 7 Control Panel | Display | Screen Resolution, I can detect the E1909WDD as display #2, but the resolution drop-down is stuck at 640 x 480 - the resolution drop-down control is disabled.
In Control Panel | Devices and Printers, the monitor is showing as "Generic Non-PnP Monitor". In the monitor's hardware properties | Driver Details it shows:
Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 21/06/2006
Driver Version: 6.1.7600.16385
The CD which came in the box contains driver files as follows.
 Volume in drive D is Dell E1909WDD Volume Serial Number is 2C1F-9E5E Directory of D:\driver\Win726/08/2009  07:37    <DIR>          .26/08/2009  07:37    <DIR>          ..19/05/2009  06:06             2,964 E1909WDD.icm19/05/2009  06:05             1,558 E1909WDD.inf27/05/2009&nbs... Read more

A:e6410 laptop with e1909 external monitor resolution stuck at 640x480

NM, sorry misread it.

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I have a rather peculiar problem with my computer, one that had me labeling the computer as 'broken' for over two years. Now, I have a decent idea of what is wrong, and it should (in theory) have a rather simple solution, but I am having difficulty finding it.


My Desktop (A five year old Dell) with Windows XP has not been my primary computer since I bought a laptop several years ago. After moving across the country two years ago, my desktop would no longer display anything to the monitor that I brought with me (an IBM G54). I tried messing around with the computer, but nothing worked. I basically shoved it into my closet and wrote of the desktop as a loss due to possible shipping damage, while using the G54 as a secondary display for my laptop (proving that the monitor was not 'broken').

I recently stayed at my parent's house while waiting for a lease to begin, and tried to get the old desktop working for their use, particularly under the (questionable material-free) FAMILY user account created for their use.

I brought it downstairs, plugged it into THEIR monitor (some crappy Compaq monitor that came with a computer), and it worked perfectly- both their user account and my own user account (which used a much higher resolution).

Now, this made me suspect that my G54 monitor was the problem; so, before moving out, I brought my G54 downstairs and tried it with the desktop. It loaded to the login/account screen, so I said "Cool&q... Read more

A:Solved: My desktop is starting into a resolution or settings my monitor does not support.

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Hey All,

I'm having issues setting this up. I have a laptop that I use as my main workstation using a 27" monitor as the main display, while the laptop display is off. The resolution is 2560x1440.
I have the resolution and scaling setup perfectly for the few programs I use the most.

My problem is when I want to use the Laptop unplugged from the 27" monitor (say...on the couch) the text and icons are tiny and tough to use just to browse email and the web.

Is there a way to have my Laptop screen have a different scaling or resolution when its away from my desk so it's easier to use.

And will I be able to plug it back in to the External Monitor with previous Large Monitor settings intact?

Thanks in advance,

Lenovo X1 Carbon i7
BenQ GW2765

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I have GATEWAY DX 4300 and use Dual monitor (Samsung Sync master P2350).
Both monitors was working fine for Highest resolution (1920x1080).

At present
-Monitor 1 (Non-PnP) maximum resolution is preset at 1600x 1200 and cannot be adjusted to highest resolution 1920x1080.
-Monitor 2(PnP) is working fine.

Any feedback to bring back monitor 1 to full resolution is appreciated.


A:ATI Radeon HD 4650: Dual monitor Resolution change

Try switching monitors around. i.e. swap where they are plug in on the card.

Its possible one of the out puts is crapping oout.

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Ok, here we go! First off, new to the forum - looks like a great place to be.

Have a Dell Inspiron 531s, and it came with a Dell 17" rectangular monitor, connected by USB. After changing the OS from Vista to XP Pro, I've now upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium, so I though ti would be great to add a new wide screen monitor. I looked at the Dell offerings, the the model I use at work is a 24", and the price is $270. Looking around at WalMart, and I noticed a Vizio 24" LCD TV was selling for $148. Looking at the box, it states it is PC compatible. Great - $270 vs. $148 - I'll bite!

The only means of connecting from my Inspiron to the Vizio is via a VGA cable (HDMI would have been nice). The idea of going to the wide screen was to allow either split screen or two windows side-by-side, but that's not working out. Seems as though I can't adjust the resolution. The Vizio is identifed as a generic PnP monitor with 1360 x 768 DPI and 60 Hertz refresh. I though perhaps my graphics driver just needed to be updated. The graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, version

The big question - can I change the resolution? Right now the icons and print are at about 125%. Please keep the tips simple, because I know enough to be dangerous! Thanks much! Rich

A:Added Vizio 24" LCD monitor - Can't change resolution - Need help!

Make sure the laptop is set to show ALL resolutions possible, the video card may just not display that resolution.

The VGA connection may be the problem.

What is the native resolution of the Vizio 24" TV

Is it 1080p or 720p?

All this information is on the box.

Post a manufacturer`s link to the Vizio TV.

I would never use an HDTV as a computer monitor ( they look terrrible ) you can get a 24" PC monitor much cheaper then $270, keep looking.

I only use my Sony Bravia for the occasional movie from the PC.

Other then that it`s strictly for Blu-Ray or HDTV

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I could really use some help please

I am running vista business version of windows and I just purchased my pc a few months ago 64bit. Anyway, I normally run my pc with a 24 inch monitor and have now plugged in one that is more square in display ratio.

I was in personalization and unchecked something ratio because the monitor was showing everything warped and stretch and now my monitor only displays "input signal out of range" so I cannot see to change it back.

Does anyone know how to change display settings without a displaying monitor?

Monitor works fine in safe mode but not in normal mode

A:monitor not working; can't change settings

Originally Posted by OMGnotagain

I could really use some help please

I am running vista business version of windows and I just purchased my pc a few months ago 64bit. Anyway, I normally run my pc with a 24 inch monitor and have now plugged in one that is more square in display ratio.

I was in personalization and unchecked something ratio because the monitor was showing everything warped and stretch and now my monitor only displays "input signal out of range" so I cannot see to change it back.

Does anyone know how to change display settings without a displaying monitor?

Monitor works fine in safe mode but not in normal mode

if you have a monitor plugged in that displays correctly, then all you have to do is set your resolution to 1024x768 and set the refresh rate to 60hz (by using the old monitor), you could also try a system restore to get any settings that you have messed up.

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I bought a new Dell computer and 17" flat monitor. The first night the monitor turned of like it should but when I changed the settings to hibernate from one hour to 20 minutes it's never hibernated again. And the settings in power options keep changing with different times and from desktop to Max Battery.

Does this sound like it needs to be reinstalled or updated or is it common?

I can turn it off manually but I've only had it for less than a week and it should work. Plus it would be a hassle to return it to Dell.

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I have Photoshop CS2 which I've been using for years now. The other day I started the program to do some photo editing and my screen went all strange. The blue toolbars on top and at the bottom changed to green and had stripes through them. When I opened a picture it looked as if I had applied a photoshop "posterize" effect. When I closed photoshop, the screen sort of did a back somersault and reappeared looking normal. The problem persisted so I uninstalled Photoshop and then reinstalled it but the same problem was there.

I got a friend to help and what we discovered is happening was the following: Everytime I opened Photoshop it automatically changed my monitor color settings from 32bit to 8 bit. When I switched Photoshop off, the monitor settings reverted back to 32 bit.

If I right click on my screen and go properties>display> settings, I have only 2 options - 16 or 32 bit. Irrespective of what I set here, when I open photoshop the screen changes. If I then right click on the screen while photoshop is open and go properties>display> settings I find that now there are 3 options 32, 16 AND 8 bit, and that Photoshop (?) has changed the settings to 8 bit. If I change the settings back to 16 or 32 bit while photoshop is open the screen changes back to what it should look like. But, the next time I open up photoshop.........same old story again.

Can anyone tell me what's happening, why, and VIP, how do I fix it.

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The other the day I got a new LCD tv. I plugged my laptop (vista) into the pc port and it worked fine. However, now for some reason when i plug my laptop into the LCD the LCD doesnt display anything and my laptop simply shows my background display and im unable to change any of the settings because there is no icons or start menu. When i first plugged in the LCD it gave me options of whether to mirror the monitor etc. How can i get this option again. I have since plugged the laptop into other monitors and LCD tvs and it works fine...just not mine.
any help would be great.


A:unable to change second monitor settings

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I have my monitor hooked to my game console but I can't use 1080p because a message pops up in the middle of the screen that says input signal out of range. Change settings to 1440 x 900 but I don't know how 

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I just reinstalled Windows XP and all is fine except for the screen resolution. Everything is huge.... Yikes. Tried the Display settings and it gives no option other then 640 by 480 Pixels. I went to the advanced and went to the adapter and clicked List All Modes. I tried all and the screen resulution is just aweful. This is a 17 inch Gateway monitor. Cannot even set it with the 266 colors. Any input would surely be appreciated...



A:Solved: Help.... Cannot change monitor settings

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I have an old PC for my daughter. The hard drive has been reformatted and windows 98 re-installed. The monitor (Packard Bell 1015) is now stuck on 16 colours and 400x680 resolution - the slider will not move to allow these to change. I know that it ran previously on higher resolution. I have downloaded and installed the appropriate monitor driver, but with no success. Is it a problem with the adapter? It is shown as Standard VGA. Can anyone offer advice on how to solve this problem as much of the software will not run at this resolution.

A:No change allowed to monitor settings

When Windows was reformatted you lost the driver for your video adapter. Sometimes there is confusion between the "monitor" driver and the video adapter driver. So if what you downloaded was truely for the monitor you need to go to the web site of your video adpater(card) manufacturer and download the drivers. That will get you out of VGA.

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Where do I change the settings for my HP LE2201w monitor so it does not go to sleep so quick? Thanks. 

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Have a older Gateway desktop operating on Windows XP Home edition.
My left hand side of my monitor has about 1" of screen not showing.Also resolution isn't correct.

A:Can't change default monitor screen settings.

Hello Wrenchman1, and welcome to TSG.

Has that particular monitor ever worked correctly on that particular computer and video controller? If so, have you installed or changed any hardware or software?

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Iam running windows 7 ultimate on an older PC and i wanted to change the resolution once. The pc reacted to it with a black screen and a small window going around it saying , not optimum resolution optimum settings 144x900 60HZ and then a yelow box with a ? under it. I cant do anything in that screen nothing if i restart my pc i can hear in the background how skype starts up and other stuff but the monitor is still black and the window goes around. I tried turning the monitor on and off nothing happend, i tried pressing the auto resolution button on the monitor didnt work. Dont have any other buttons on the monitor for resolution settings.

Please help someone.
P.S. sorry for the bad english iam not that good in it

A:monitor issue, not optimum resolution optimum settings 1440x900 60HZ

See this tutorial. Go to item 3 to get the Advanced Boot Options.
Advanced Boot Options

Select Enable low-resolution video (640X840)

Press enter.

You can then reset the resolution to the proper value from Windows.

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I need to change some setting in my UEFI/BIOS but it is stuck in ready only mode.
All options are blanked out except for "exit". How can I get it to let me edit the settings again?

A:Cannot change UEFI settings / UEFI stuck in read only mode

You may have to disable the "Secure Boot" option first.

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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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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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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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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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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 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 2560◊1080. 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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