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Q: Screen Resolution Not offered

I have installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview, but I can't the screen resolution of 800x600 to choose.

Only 1024x768 is displayed which is greyed out and I can't select any other resolution. However, I have updated the monitor drivers and I am using 800x600 resolution in windows 7.

Preferred Solution: Screen Resolution Not offered

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: Screen Resolution Not offered

Why would you want to use a lower resolution?

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I have Samsung 26" LCD TV with a PC input and a optimal resolution of 1360x768, however when I connect my PC to screen the XP does not offer that resolution, only resolutions lower and higher. Is there any way to force the screen resolution to be that resolution?

I tried connecting a different PC to the screen and it worked fine, automatic select the correct resolution. I would therefore assume it is possibly a driver issue. The PC in question has the following graphics chip:

Intel 945GSE 128MB Integrated Graphics

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Kind regards,


A:Optimal screen resolution not offered

It's not necessarily the driver's fault, it could just be the card does not support that resolution. Also check the available resolutions and see if any of them are widescreen -- 1360x768 is a widescreen resolution, but 1024x768 is a standard (4:3) resolution, which may produce undesired stretching. An integrated graphics card might not support widescreen (16:9).

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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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Is there a program that will allow you to print any screen that comes up. eg error messages.

A:{Advice Offered} - print screen


Yes, it's called Windows.

In all Windows OS's, you have that ability. When an error message pops up, hit the ALT and Print Screen buttons on you Keyboard. This will put the contents of the screen into the clipboard.

You can then open up your favourite graphics program (I love Irfan View, but you can use M$ Paint as well) and paste the image into the program, and save it in whatever format you want (PNG is the best format, followed by GIF and then 16 colour BMP).

I hope this helps

Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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How can I disable the Print Screen function on NT 4.0?

A:{Advice Offered} - Disabling Print Screen on Win NT 4.0


Um... I've had a look, and there does not seem to be an easy "registry Hack" way of doing this. So the next best thing, is to install a Keyboard Key remapper software, and make the Print Screen button dead, or point to a different key.

I've had a look on Winfiles.Com website in their Windows NT Mouse and Keyboard Utilities section. The best one I can find is D-system's Remapper. I do not know if it will do what you want, but from the graphic below (which comes from their website) it looks like it might:

There are others on the Winfiles website...

Hope this helps

Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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recently upgraded to 2000 pro. just finished installing a coumpatable sound card,(sound blaster) when i got the blue screen.
Screen continues to come up everytime i boot. Cant get into windows, safe mode or command prompt. ran start up discs and chksk and fix boot to no avail. Need to get in..........
[This message has been edited by no9999 (edited 01-17-2001).]

A:{Advice Offered} - w2000pro blue screen on boot

did you try last known good? try that and remove the sound card... Then try reinstalling it with NT drivers...

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I recently installed Win2k Pro over an install of WinME (clean install) and now whenever I start the computer in Win2k the screen goes black after the initial start-up screen and stays that way. Help please! thx

A:{Advice Offered} - Black Screen on start up in Win2k?!


It is possible that it is attempting to load a WinME driver for one of your hardware devices.

The easiest way to fix this, is to do a format and re-install Win2K. It is ALWAYS best to do a fresh install of an Operating System, and not an upgrade.

If you do not want to do this you can try use the recovery Console to delete the Enum key from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet. Then, the next time Win2K boots up. it will redetect all the devices and you might have to supply driver disks for any hardware without drivers on the Win2K CD. Make sure you provide Win2K drivers only!


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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I have a NT 4.0 machine that won't load past the start up blue screen. It is running service pack 6. Please help. I have tons of files I need to get off this machine

A:{Advice Offered} - NT4.0 wont get past blue screen

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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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My laptop was working fine last night, then this morning it will not boot up.

I get the following message:

STOP: c0000135 {Unable to Locate DLL}
The dynamic link library winsrv could not be found in the specified path Default Load Path.
Beginning dump of physical memory.
Physical memory dump complete, contact your system administrator or technical support group.

I have tried to reboot several times and get the same message. I have a Compaq Amanda 7800, Windows NT 4.0 build 1381, service pack 4, and 128 MB of memory.

I don't have a Windows NT set up disk, or a boot disk.


A:{Advice Offered} - Blue Screen on boot up (Missing or corrupt DLL file)


Ok... I probably do not have good news for you.

Are your NT system files on a FAT partition? If so, then you can boot of a DOS6.11 boot disk (The one I have set up is available here) and expand the file off your NT CD and write it to your HD, as it is likely to be corrupt.

If the partition is formatted with NTFS, you have a much more harder task. You have the following options:

a) Format the HD and re-install NT. If you have important data that you need to save off the HD, then you can use NTFSdos from Sysinternals.com (which is supplied on my boot disk) to read the NTFS drive and extract the data.

b) Buy a Read/WRITE version of NTFSdos and use it to expand the DLL off your CD and write it to the HD as per the FAT16 instructions (PS. If you decide on this choice, I would LOVE to have a copy of the Read/WRITE version of NTFSdos, or better yet ERD {Emergency Repair Disk} Commander)

c) Install a second copy of Winnt into a different directory on the same HD. Then expand the DLL off your CD and write it to the HD in the old NT directory. You will probably have to edit your boot.ini file to include the old NT version.

Let's assume the boot.ini file looked like this (I have used my Win2K boot.ini file, which only has ONE line for the NT OS to start. In NT4 there are 2 lines; keep both lines intact):

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINNT="Microsoft Windows NT... Read more

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I just bought an HP Pavillion dv6-7014nr and I love it! Except for one thing. I upgraded to the 1920x1080 screen to get the HD quality and the matte display. Everything on this screen is so tiny, its uncomfortable to read. I have increased the text size in windows to 130% dpi and I have downloaded and extension in Firefox to keep the zoom level I like. My problem is that with this increased DPI setting, the text in programs, such as iTunes gets cut off or overlaps. I was just wondering if there was a solution to this problem, or is it just something I have to live with?
Thanks very much!


A:[SOLVED] 1920x1080 screen resolution on a 15.6" Laptop Screen

1920x1080 doesn't suit everyone on a 15.6" screen as it's really more suited to large-screen external monitors (20" or more). It's big plus of course is that it gives you much more screen space to use for multi-tasking or using apps which have many palettes (like Photoshop). Personally I think 1920x1080 is way too high for the average laptop screen size unless you've got perfect eyesight.

If you don't need all that space, you may find that setting a lower resolution (and changing DPI & zoom levels back to their defaults) is more in line with what your eyesight can deal with. It probably won't look as pin-sharp as the native 1920x1080 resolution though, but at least you shouldn't get some app Windows extending beyond the screen edges.

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I bought my Yoga 910 with 4K resolution, Windows 10 and 16 GB/550 GB configuration in February 2017. I am facing following issues since last few days:  Screen resoltion is faded and appears like old days 800 pixels resolution rather than 4K, eventhough settings are all OK.Screen fonts appears to be fading...Screen acts like a "see through" occasionally...Meaning you can see an open app (like e-mail) and it surfaces on the screen.Contacted Lenovo support and guy was completely clueless. He loaded "Hardware" check utility from Lenovo on my machine and had asked me to run and he will call you back to me in two hours! He never called. In the meantime hardware check did not detect any issues! Any suggestions???  

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hmm, this is wierd, everytime i start my bitcomet up/when it launches itself at windows start it seems to disapear of the screen, i have a 21.5 inch widescreen but my max screen resolution doesnt fit the whole screen, when i click my bitcomet comes up but going towards the right OFF the screen and i cant do anything..

I didnt knnow were to put this so.

O and btw im now on windows 7 so i can use the Right click>>move technique :( plus i cant change screen resolution because that is off screen to

A:[SOLVED] widescreen but my max screen resolution doesnt fit the whole screen

Thanks to whoever moved this post, i didnt know were to put it, also,, PROBLEM FIXED, if anyone gets this problem on WINDOWS 7 all you do is:

Step 1: right click ->> Screen Resolution
Step 2: Change the Multiple displays to Duplicate these displays.

This wont fit the whole desktop on ure screen if u have a big widescreen like mine, but this will make it unable to move items off the screen

Hope this helps

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I have a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 15. The problem I am facing now is The screen resolution changes by itself and after this, a blue screen error comes and computer restarts again. Please Help me on this..
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate N (32 Bit)
Processor: Core i3

A:Blue Screen Error and Change of Screen Resolution

Please upload a report so we may better assist you

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Hi, i really need your help this time.. I have currently downgrade my windows 8 to windows 7 ultimate. I've noticed that windows 7 can't detect second monitor in screen resolution. there's no other options available but just one screen. you cannot duplicate, extend, etc. I already have my hdmi cable connected from my nvidia geforce 635 video card to my led tv...

A:Windows 7 can't detect second screen in screen resolution

Try upgrading to latest drivers!

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Hi all i am having a problem. I changed the screen resolution on my xp machine now all i get after the login screen is a black one.

I have tried changing in safe mode but it does not change, any ideas?

A:Black screen after changing screen resolution on xp

Ty F8 >Last Known Good Configuration.

System restore in safe mode.
Tap F8 while your system is starting up.
Choose safe mode with command prompt.
Log on as admin.
At command prompt type

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Hey Guys,
I was reading document on my PC, but content to the right was not readable, as it was hiding in edge of browser. So I thought it is happening because of my PC resolution. Than On main screen I did Right click and select option of screen resolution and selected max. And done it. After that my screen show error of "RESOLUTION OUT OF RANGE" than black blank screen. I thought in some second it will auto retrieve to last resolution setting. But no, now my PC is ON but i can't see anything except than black screen, just like it is off. But all monitor functions are working. Help me out with this. What should I do now?


A:Setting Screen Resolution to Max my Screen is not responding.

Disconnect from your graphics card and plug into the motherboard port.

Uninstall the drivers for the 780 and start over.

You may or may not have to remove the card.

Unless someone comes up with a better idea.

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i was playing a game which i downloaded from msn games, when i closed the game all icons and toolbars etc were larger, when i went onto the start menu it said something about how not everything could fit on the screen and that i should try changing the screen resolution, i dont know how to do this and i dont know whether that's really the problem, help?!!

A:everything is bigger and nothing fits on the screen, low screen resolution?

Right click on an empty place on the desktop and choose properties then settings then change the screen resolution up higher by using the slider

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Hi guys,

I'm new to the forum, just joined actually, and I had a quick question. When I set my resolution to any other res other than the highest possible i get a black outline around my screen due to the resolution not stretching to fit my entire screen. This is fairly recent, as it never used to happen. I'm figuring it might be a driver problem, but I'm not sure. Any help would be great.

A:When lowering screen resolution, screen does not stretch to fit

Hi SevenUltimate welcome to the forums

I see you have a Geforce 220, I have the 210, the model down from you and have exactly the same issue.

Firstly, yes it's a driver issue. I have had to roll back to 258 edition to get it working properly again.

Take a look at my post about it here: Make Full screen actually look full screen maybe the suggestions will work for you, although they didn't for me.

Failing that, I'm willing to upload the 258 edition drivers to my Skydrive if you want? (mods/admins: please let me know if this is against the rules, don't think it is, but you never know)

Hope it helps

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Hello everyone i wanted to know if anyone can help me fix my screen resolution in windows 7 everything is just so big and i tried changing the screen resolution and nothing will happen and when i try to see if theres any necessary updates in windows 7 and nothing can anybody help me??

A:Screen Resolution to big

What Windows build are you using and what sort of connection do you use to connect to your monitor, DVI or VGA.

It can be allot more helpful if you fill in your system specs, you can see the link on the bottom left side of the post.

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Hi all,

I have a Radeon 8500 series video card and a 19' flat panel monitor.

I'm looking to get to 1600 x 1200 screen resolution, but
that is not available in the 'Display' settings.

My question is: what is stopping this from happening?

My upstairs (old) computer has a geForce2 and an old 19' CRT monitor. I am able to set this to 1600 x 1200.

So, IF it is a monitor issue, will swapping monitors allow 1600 x 1200?

Is it a video card thing? If so, is it a hardware thing, or can I download something that will allow me to run in 1600 x 1200.

Thanks in advance for the help,

A:Screen Resolution Help

Hi, and welcome to TSF. usually the limiting factor in resolution is the monitor. Is the monitor detected correctly in the device manager? And is the monitor capable of that resolution? Also check to make sure the horizontal and vertical scan frequencies are within what the monitor can do. LCD's often aren't capable of as high a freq's as the CRT's, but they're getting better as the technology improves.

I'm suspecting you're at 1280 X 1024. That's all my 17" MAG will do. May be all your 19" whatever will do also.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 458127 MB; D: Total - 238414 MB, Free - 237186 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HH807
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I have an HP 2020 monitor. It requests 1600 X 900 screeen resolution, I can't eveen find it much less install.

A:Screen resolution

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I've widnows 7 build 7100 ... an i've a problem in resolution, i've screen LG 24 inch, and the desktop look very small when i put 1920*1200 (recomanded), when i put other resolution the length and the high look very small, how i solve this problem?? ...

show the images , first when i put 1920 * 1200, secondly when i put 1024*768, and show the skype fonts how they were when i keep the resolution 1920 * 1200.

1- ImageShack - Image Hosting :: 41220596.jpg
2- ImageShack - Image Hosting :: 84730927.jpg
3- ImageShack - Image Hosting :: 23729465.jpg

thank's Ramzy!

A:Please i need help with screen resolution

Use PowerStrip to set a custom resolution

I was having the same problem with setting my resolution to 1280x960 @ 72hz.

Just define a new resolution, a custom one, let PowerStrip write that custom resolution into your display drivers... and you pretty much done.

Let me know if that works

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hi, i have a desktop running on Windows 7 OS, and for some reason the screen is zoomed in, the taskbar is too big, the resolution is currently on 1024x768, and there are two others, 1280x1024 which is not supported by the monitor, and 1400x1050 which is too small. what can i do?

A:Screen resolution too big!!

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Here's my problem:

I have windows 7 ultimate (64bit) and i just got a new HP w2007v monitor (1680x 1050).
The problem is that i can't use the monitors native resolution.
Im useing an ATI Radeon HD 3650 graphics card. I have tried Vista drivers too but they didn't work. I have also tried to make a new driver with Powerstrip but i couldn't use the driver that I made.

Is there a solution for this kind of a problem or do I really have to wait till Microsoft or ATI comes out with theire solution? The closest i can use is 1600x 1200 but it kinda disturbes the eye.

Could anyone tell me how to fix this problem and how could I use my monitors native resolution?

Thank you!

A:Screen Resolution

Hello Lill, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Are you currently using the latest Windows 7 64-bit 10.3 ATI drivers?

Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

It looks like your monitor currently does not support 64-bit drivers at all. It only has 32-bit Vista drivers available for it that most likely could be used in 32-bit Windows 7 as well.

Select your operating system HP w2007v 20 inch LCD Monitor - HP technical support (Turkey - English)

If having the 64-bit ATI drivers installed do not help, then you might consider installing the 32-bit Windows 7 instead and using the 32-bit ATI driver along with the 32-bit Vista monitor driver to see if you can select your native resolution afterwards.

Hope this helps some,

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7300 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2020 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q35 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 68 GB (22 GB Free); D: 164 GB (164 GB Free);
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0PU052
Antivirus: Kaspersky Total Security, Disabled


I need help in changing back my screen resolution to it recommended resolution since the recommended resolution is missing from adjust resolution tab. My screen resolution should be 1360 x 768 but i can't set it to normal size. Now i'm stuck with other resolution.

A:screen resolution

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QUESTION 1: I can't adjust my screen resolution. I've done the properties, screen display thing, but my slider will not move. I'm stuck on medium 16 bit color quality and 640 to 480 pixels. Before I re-installed all my software due to corrupt files, I was able to use the slider bar and have higher color. Why can't I do it now? Did I forget to install something.

QUESTION 2: This one might have to do with the first, but I'm not sure. My Internet explorer won't totally fit on my screen. I have to keep sliding the bottom bar over to see the whole page I'm on. I have never had to do this before. Can I fix this?

Thanks for the help.


A:Screen resolution

Hello NKEERAN32,

You need to reinstall your graphics drivers.

What is the make/model of your computer.

If you don't have the drivers disc you can download and install it from the manufacturer


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i have i lg 42" hdtv and i have just bought a packard bell computer which uses windows 7, i plugged a rgb cable in and an audio cable they both worked fine the screen fit perfect, until i plugged a hd cable in, my resolution is 1920 x 1080 (recommended), however this does not fit my tv it is to big, although when i try to go 1680 x 1050 which is the one below it simply is to small. so i have no idea what to do ????

A:screen resolution

I've always had much better luck using HDMI cables for large TVs. I know for my 42" Vizio, once I set the resolution, I had to also adjust the positioning and size in the TV's settings.

On a side note...Packard Bell still makes computers? I thought they went out of business over a decade ago.

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My three year old son was messing with the computer and has some how changed the resolution. I tried readjusting through the controls on the monitor, even taking it back to the factory settings. However, it did not seem to help. It is so light it is hard to find the text boxes and search boxes to type in.

Does anyone know of any other options I might try. Please keep in mind that I am just an average user with out any major knowledge of computers. So I need it explained in layman's terms.

Thanks in advance!

A:Screen resolution

Hello, try a system restore : System Restore - How to

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How do i change the screen resolution in Win 10 ?

View Solution.

A:Screen resolution.

Go to your Desktop, right-click your mouse and go to Display Settings.To change the resolution settings, scroll down this window and click on Advanced Display Settings. You will find a dropdown to select the resolution that you want.

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HP Slimline Desktop - 411-a025na (ENERGY STAR) new yesterday, connected to Samsung TV via HDMI - desktop too big for screen. Tried all resolution fixes shown on web, to no avail. Tried to download latest intel driver from HP site, but system does not meet minimum criteria.  Can't even change resolution on TV to compensate other than 4:3, 16:9 Can anyone help please?

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how would I test my screen resolution?

A:Screen resolution

There are various free utilities that generate test patterns. One such program is called LCD Test, by Eric Smith. Some of the patterns can also be used on CRT monitors. To check your monitor's horizontal resolution, you use a pattern of alternating, 1 pixel wide, black and white vertical lines. To check your monitor's vertical resolution, you use a pattern of alternating, 1 pixel wide, black and horizontal white lines. The patterns are drawn based on the current settings of your video controller. If you have an LCD monitor, the controller should be set to match the native resolution of the LCD panel in the monitor.

A description of the program and the keyboard commands can be found here:

The program can be downloaded from the Major Geeks web site here:

The executable file runs the program directly, and does not need to be installed. It will probably trigger security warnings as being an unsigned program. If you are not comfortable with that, you will need to find another free or paid for program that passes Windows security.

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Hi Everyone,

Ihave a new computer. Iwant to download a desktop wallpaper.Everything I see is smaller resolution than my wide screen 1140X900. How can i get these wallpapers to fit my screen?


A:Screen Resolution

Hi charley1.
I assume you mean "1440"X900.?
You can force a smaller size wallpaper to fill the screen by right clicking on your desktop, select properties>Desktop tab. Under "Position" select "Stretch" from the drop down menu.
Unfortunetly, you will end up with a stretched image that does not look real well.
There are plenty of free wallpapers out there available in 1440X900 if you look around.
Another alternative would be to just make your own or take a larger image and crop out a 1440X900 section of it.

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Recently purchased new HP desktop, suddenly when using microsoft outlook, screen resolution changes from standard settings to 640 x ?? Does anyone know a solution? Thanks

A:Screen resolution changes

is it only happening in outlook

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I'm running Windows 10...  I got a message on my screen saying that my resolution was not optimized ....  I changed my resolution to the one that was suggested...  Now only get on my screen is "input not supported".... How do I get back???  HELP!!!!

A:Screen resolution

PC and monitor model?

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Ok, so I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
I have ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics & ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series
I have went to AMD official website and download their cataclyst and I have updated all my display drivers.
I am using a 36" Insignia TV for my Computer Monitor and it's connected
via a VGA cable.
Now AMD VISION Engine Control Center says:
Maximum Reported Resolution: 1920x1080
Maximum Reported Refresh Rate: 75Hz

How come I can only put my Resolution to: 1360x768

Even in the AMD VISION Engine Control Center I change the
Monitor Attributes to Maximum Resolution: 1920x1080 and Maximum Refresh rate: 75Hz
and I still can't get a higher resolution then 1360x768.

How can I fix this?

A:Screen Resolution

Maximum refresh rate of 75Hz does not mean that is where it should be run or set.

Refresh rate has to be set to what the monitor uses.
If intended to use the TV as monitor you will have to find refresh rate for the TV which 99% of the time is 60Hz on TV's and monitors.

My Samsung monitor is one of the 1% which is rare.

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My computer is a 5-6 year old dell inspiron 5160, running Windows XP which is becoming more and more unstable with time. About 2 months ago, I had to reboot from the CD, which "repaired' the existing application. In recent days, the screen resolution has been changing by itself at random. Yesterday, it changed to a resolution configuration which has eliminated the "Start menu" and the tool bar completely from view and access. Thus, I can't find a way to access the control panel to reconfigure the screen resolution or to at least transfer my Outlook files (I don't save any other files on the hard drive) to a flash drive or another computer. I need to know how to do one of the above, because I have several extremely important email messages in the Outlook application which I now can't access. (i'm using another computer to post this message).

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Not sure where I can post this, so I guess I am gonna post this here.

There has been a recent problem with my screen resolution as it will not let me go beyond 800 x 600 and will give me no other options for the lowest possible color quality (Lowest 4bit)

How do I fix this? I have updated my latest driver, but I dont know how to increase the resolution size.

Plug and Play Monitor on Nvidia GeForce 7300 SE / 7200 GS

If you need more information, please let me know!

Thank you!

A:help with screen resolution

Sorry to double post but here is a DirectX diagnostic report of my computer.

System Information
Time of this report: 2/2/2009, 19:57:55
Machine name: KIMLAND-XLS8VSC
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.080814-1233)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire T180
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.1GHz
Memory: 3584MB RAM
Page File: 569MB used, 4386MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: No problems found. Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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I have a Benq model FP 791 , i am having issues with screen resolution, current settings are 1152 x 864
i have been using this for awhile but when i logged in today, it is cutting off the top of page ?

Is the monitor or my settings ?

Thank you


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Hi can someone please! please! tell me why the image on my screen has a black border around it!!

When I set my screen to the highest resolution 2560 x 1600 it works perfect and will display a full screen image. It also displays a full screen image on the recommend resolution of 1280 x 800. But any other resolution eg. 1920 x 1200 will have a black border around it instead of using the full 30 inches of my screen it will only use about 24 inches.

I have updated my graphics card and monitor with their latest drivers and really have no ideal what else I can do to solve this problem.

I recently had Windows 7 32 bit and have just upgraded to make full use of my 6GB of ram. When using 32 bit I could choose between any of the screen resolutions and they would work perfectly. I have the exact same computer components as before so the only change has been from 32 bit to 64 bit.

Please Help!

- Andrew

These are my computer specs

OS: Windows 7 64 bit
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9550 2.83 GHz
Ram: 6 GB DDR3
Display Adapter: Radeon X1950 Pro
Monitor: Dell 3007WFP
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 640 GB, SATA 3 Gb/s, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drives

A:Resolution Won't Fit to Screen!

1-Right click on a blank part of the desktop and select properties, then the settings tab.

2-Update the drivers of your graphic card and other hardware.

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I have a Compaq EVO D51S SFF which I had plugged to my LCD TV as a media centre, just to watch movies and all. I had not connected this computer to the internet because I did not have a wireless card.
I finally installed a wireless card, and then windows started doing all sorts of updates as expected (since the version on the SFF was SP2).
Once windows was done with the updates, I started having problems with the screen resolution. The SFF does not have a stand alone video card, so I had set the resolution at 1024 x 768, and this worked just fine before the updates.
Now, the resolution keeps changing and this is a problem because the LCD TV gives me a message saying "Resolution Not Supported", so I can't use the computer unless I connect it to a regular computer monitor, select 1024x768, and then connect to the TV. I connect via VGA port, not DVI (don't have DVI).
Any suggestions on how to fix this?

A:Screen resolution

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when i start up the cpu i recieve an error message indicating that i have no disk in the drive and to insert a disk into drive\device
harddisk1\dr1 after bypassing the error by click continue my screen resolution decreases and lowers in quality. i may have removed a needed driver in trying to rid myself of a subseven rundll16.exe virus.

A:screen resolution

you will need to install up-to-date drivers and make sure you have default monitor (not VGA!) under Monitors in the Device Manager.

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Hello and thx for the help in advance. Im an intermediate pc owner knowledge wise. did a clean istall of windows 7 and now my screen resolution is stuck at 640x480. with that resloution everything is too big. i cantmove slider to a smaller res. i was able to do it before my install of windows 7. i dont know where to go for my drivers if thats the case. i did the driver search online to update driver but no luck. it says the best possible one is this one. heres my specs. please Help!!!!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.53GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, 2 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 149354 MB, Free - 105972 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0WF887
Antivirus: None

A:Screen resolution

where did you get the windows 7 software from ?

would you do the following please

Windows Validation

Please download and run MGADiag Diagnostic Tool and post back the report it creates:

Double-click on MGADiag.exe to launch the program
Click "Continue"
Ensure that the "Windows" tab is selected (it should be by default)
Click the "Copy" button to copy the MGA Diagnostic Report to the Windows clipboard
Paste the MGA Diagnostic Report back here in your next reply

Please download and run WVCheck and post back the report it creates:

Double-click WVCheck.exe.
As indicated by the prompt, this program can take a while depending on your hard drive space.
Once the program is done, copy the contents of the Notepad file as a reply.


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I am running Windows XP Pro with existing screen resolution of 1024 x 768 on an Acer Travelmate 270 series laptop. The problem being is that I run a third party accounting programme that will only display on full screen at a resolution of 800 x600 however if I set my properties to that, the rest of the screens, desktop, programmes etc run with larger, fuzzy fonts that are not clear and easy to read. Is there any way of running the main resolution at 1024 x 768 and just the one other programme at 800 x 600 ?.

A:Screen Resolution

You may get some benefit from running this one programme in Compatibility mode which makes XP temporarily pretend to be an older OS. If your accounting programme was designed to work under, say, WIndows '98, go to XP's Help & Support section and key in Compatitbility Mode as a search and follow the advice to set that single programme up to work in '98 and 800 x 600.

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Hi I have a problem when i start up my computer, if i have my screen resolution at 800x600 and i start my computer it will make the resolution the max )1600x1200) and it will make a black boarder that is like a quarter of the screen all around. Can this be because of a virus that messed something up?

A:screen resolution

It sounds like the drivers for your graphics card have become corrupt. Reload them.

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Hey, just a short question here..

If I am playing a game and I set the screen resolution higher and it increases refresh rate, will that improve the quality of the graphics? Or what does it really do? I don't really understand all of that.


A:Screen Resolution

higher refresh rate would help...some. A higher resolution taxes your video card more too. I wouldnt try putting the resolution too high with your video card. Depends on what your max resolution is though.

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