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Windows 7: Strange resolution bug in 7100 x64 (monitor?)

24 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Strange resolution bug in 7100 x64 (monitor?)

First off, hi everyone. I'm new but I'm glad to be here.

Anyway, this is my issue. Whenever I turn on my monitor, I find my resolution gets changed to 1280x1024 instead of my native 1440x900. This happened with the latest nVidia driver, the older nVidia drivers, and the built-in Microsoft driver. I couldn't get my native resolution back unless I rebooted the machine entirely. This bug has gotten under my skin to the point where I went back to using Vista, which I didn't want since despite that issue, Windows 7 was a treat to use. Does anybody know why this keeps happening? My video card is an eVGA GeForce 9800GTX+ and my monitor is a Gateway 19 inch FPD1975WH if that helps. Thanks, everybody.


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24 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Did you set the resolution from the Windows settings or the nVidia control panel?

~Lordbob
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24 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Both. It doesn't seem to matter either way, and once the resolution is messed up after turning on the monitor, 1440x900 isn't even a listed option for a resolution, whether it's the Windows settings or the nVidia Control Panel. I have to reboot to get it back.

EDIT: I'm downloading 7127 as I type this. I doubt it'll make much difference but I've read of other people's random quirks being fixed with this build so I'll give it a try. I like Vista and all but 7 is such a breath of fresh air by comparison, save for this one bug.
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26 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

So I've installed build 7127. Unfortunately, the bug is still present. The only things I've noticed are when I'm in Appearance and Personalization > Display > Screen Resolution. When the monitor is on the correct resolution, the monitor is listed properly (FPD1975W) under Display. But when I turn the monitor off and on, and the resolution is messed up, it's listed as "Generic non-PnP monitor". If I have Device Manager open with the normal resolution, it says "Generic PnP monitor", but with the screwed up resolution, it says "Generic non-PnP monitor" as well. I don't know if this helps any but it's the only consistency I've noticed with this bug. I googled Generic non-PnP monitor but nothing helpful really came up.
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26 May 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Try installing the drivers for your monitor.

~Lordbob
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27 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 Profesional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) RTM - TechNet
 
 

What happens if you don't power off the monitor, and just let it go to powersave?

I don't think I have actually turned off a monitor in years.

It must be sending the wrong info to the video card when it powers up cold.

There is a way to set the display settings in the registry, but the link eludes me right now.
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