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Windows 7: Black border screen when playing game in Win7

28 Feb 2010   #1
neilbomb

windows 7
 
 
Black border screen when playing game in Win7

Hi there.



When I play games there are two black borders to the left and right of my screen. This only happens on Windows7 as I have recently upgraded from Vista and I didn't have the problem then.



The borders don't bother me to much, but I'm curious if it will always be like this? Or is it possible to change?

Tried updating the driver. still no go.

Laptop Model:
compaq presario cq40-416AU
ATI Radeon 3200 graphics
AMD Turion (tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-75


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28 Feb 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neilbomb View Post
Hi there.



When I play games there are two black borders to the left and right of my screen. This only happens on Windows7 as I have recently upgraded from Vista and I didn't have the problem then.



The borders don't bother me to much, but I'm curious if it will always be like this? Or is it possible to change?

Tried updating the driver. still no go.

Laptop Model:
compaq presario cq40-416AU
ATI Radeon 3200 graphics
AMD Turion (tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-75
You can change them. what driver did you re-install? a win 7 driver or vista? if vista was it installed in compatibility mode?
to do that right click the installer>properties>compatibility>vista


Ken
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28 Feb 2010   #3
neilbomb

windows 7
 
 

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28 Feb 2010   #4
neilbomb

windows 7
 
 

how can i change it?
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28 Feb 2010   #5
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

are you running the games in the laptops native resolution?
To me it sounds like you are running the games in a 4:3 resolution and not a 16:10 or 16:9 resolution.
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28 Feb 2010   #6
neilbomb

windows 7
 
 

im not that fluent in terms of the technology, but the way im seeing it, im running the default reso 1280 x 800.. not sure if we are in the same page.. if not, can you help me out in changing them.

hmmm.. i changed the reso from 1280 x 800 to 1280 x 720 which i think not should be at 16:9 but still the borders still there
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01 Mar 2010   #7
neilbomb

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neilbomb View Post
im not that fluent in terms of the technology, but the way im seeing it, im running the default reso 1280 x 800.. not sure if we are in the same page.. if not, can you help me out in changing them.

hmmm.. i changed the reso from 1280 x 800 to 1280 x 720 which i think not should be at 16:9 but still the borders still there



Reposting this

Need your help guys
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02 Mar 2010   #8
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

What are the games you are playing?
Did you change the resolution in the game? that is the one you need to change to match the resolution of your monitor.
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02 Mar 2010   #9
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neilbomb View Post
i changed the reso from 1280 x 800 to 1280 x 720
Is there no settings in the game to change the resolution to 1280x800? And yes, knowing which game would help.
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02 Mar 2010   #10
neilbomb

windows 7
 
 

i installed NFS underground first that's where i noticed the borders, then i installed MU, well its good in window mode but when i run it full screen the borders appear..tried it on another game Plants v.s Zombies (lame huh? ) just to test if its still existing and its still there.. tried changing the reso in game but it ddn't give an option to do so..

un/re install of Games/Drivers = No go.
Update drivers = No go.
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