Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: [Help]Full screen not working on any games.

23 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Basic 64-Bit
[Help]Full screen not working on any games.

Hi guys im new here ,but would like to ask that i have a dell laptop.
configuration :
core i3 processor.
320 gb Hard disk.
ATI mobility raedon Hd 5430 -512 mb Dedicated graphics.
2gb ram.
but the problem is that i have pre installed windows 7 -64 bit system ,but none of the game are working in full screen ,some portion of the screen from both left and right side gets blacken ,i have tried counter strike 1.6 ,CS-Condition Zero,GTA san Andres ,NFS-most wanted.
but all of them having same problem ,can anybody have any solutions to make it full screen ,i have updated the ATI graphics to the latest[updated-15-feb-2011].
Thanks in Advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I'm not sure if it's an overscan/underscan problem, but if it is..........

If you have CCC installed, in the search field type underscan.
Select Scaling Options.
Move the slider from underscan to overscan and Apply the setting.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #3


What resolution are you running for the OS vs your games?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Basic 64-Bit

my Os is working on 1366*768 and games running on 1024*768.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #5


Try running OS on 1024*768 - Set resolution then restart laptop. Let it load with that lower resolution then attempt your game again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro

Have you updated your graphics drivers???

Edit: Never mind I see you did. See step #9 here - Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi! I have the same problem with the games but I don't have ati video card, I have nvidia geforce gt540M and an intel core i7-2670QM with 8GB RAM. The drivers and all are up to date. If someone could help me I would be grateful. You can find me on skype durdun_mircea.

Excuse my English
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 [Help]Full screen not working on any games.

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: [Help]Full screen not working on any games.
Thread Forum
black screen in full screen games BSOD Help and Support
Computer crashes randomly; full-screen games, full screen movies BSOD Help and Support
Nvidia GeForce GT 555M, games in full-screen cause black screen? Gaming
Solved Full Screen Games no full screen on Windows Seven Graphic Cards
Problem with full screen on games Gaming
Cannot full screen in games Gaming

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:22 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App