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Windows 7: Help editing a .inf file to force 1600 x 900 resolution

28 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Help editing a .inf file to force 1600 x 900 resolution

Hey all,
I just got a new external monitor for my laptop and I'm having trouble making it display its native 1600x900 resolution. No problem with the 60 hz though. Some more details on my components are below. I tried about everything I could find to fix the issue. No driver updates worked, couldn't find any bios updates, I went through the troubleshooting guide on Intel's website, I checked the EDID and that looks fine (the native resolution is listed in it). I tried using the steps in this thread to no avail. When I loaded the EDID in pheonix the correct resolution and frequency showed up. So from what I have read, the only option I have left at this point is to try to edit the .inf file for my video driver. I found what I believe is the correct driver inf file based on what I've seen in a couple of other forums. It never lists 1600x900 but there are other higher resolutions so I think the card is fully capable of displaying 1600x900. Hence, I believe that the problem is there. However, I am new to this so please let me know if my logic is flawed. I need help figuring out what exactly to edit in the .inf since I haven't found an example exactly like mine. I know how to update the driver after the .inf is edited, I just don't know what to edit. The lines I suspect are below, and the entire file is attached if you find it useful. From what I have read, I should just be able to type in the new resolution somewhere and make a couple of small changes but again, I could be wrong. Thanks in advance for your help!

System info:
Computer Model: Toshiba Satellite A205-S5880
Operating system: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Monitor: LG W2040
Video Card: Intel Mobile 965 chipset


The file path for the .inf is:
C:/Windows/System32/DriverStore/FileRepository/nv_lh.inf_x86_nuetral_bbe628dbdd6fce25/nv_LH.inf

Suspect lines, they are approx half way down in the file. My guess is that I either need to add something in at the top section of this since it seems like its declaring resolutions there, or something in one of the long lines that list a bunch of resolutions:

HKR,, NV_R&T, %REG_MULTI_SZ%, "R&T0000=*,*,*,*,*,CYV0003.IBM251F.VSC2F0C.VSC3411.VSC3E19.CMO0506,HDLK"
HKR,, NV_R&T, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "R&T0001=1920,1080,*,30,*,CRTX,OEM,7425,2200,48,56,562,2,5,++I"
HKR,, NV_R&T, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "R&T0002=1920,1080,*,60,*,BNQ766A,OEM,13850,2080,48,32,1111,3,5,+-"
HKR,, NV_R&T, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "R&T0003=1920,1200,*,60,*,BNQ766A,OEM,15399,2080,48,32,1235,3,6,+-"
HKR,, NV_R&T, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "R&T0004=1920,1200,*,60,009D,*,OEM,15399,2080,48,32,1235,3,6,+-"
HKR,, NV_R&T, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "R&T0005=2561-,1601-,*,*,0190-019E,DFPX.CRTX.TVX,NONE"
HKR,, NV_R&T, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "R&T0006=2048-,2560-,*,*,0190-,PNR15a5.PNR00E8,HDLK"
HKR,, NV_R&T, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "R&T0007=800-,600-,*,61-,*,BNQ76DB,NONE"
HKR,, NV_R&T, %REG_SZ_APPEND%, "R&T0008=1280,1024,*,*,*,BNQ76DB,NONE"

[nv_SoftwareDeviceSettings]
HKR,, InstalledDisplayDrivers, %REG_MULTI_SZ%, "nvd3dum"
HKR,, UserModeDriverName, %REG_MULTI_SZ%, "nvd3dum.dll"
HKR,, UserModeDriverGUID, %REG_SZ%, "{9A516B97-E7C1-451B-9165-C5035994A3F5}"
HKR,, VgaCompatible, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKR,, MultiFunctionSupported, %REG_DWORD%, 1
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TMM",UseIViewHelper,%REG_DWORD%, 1
HKR,, RMDisableInst2Sys, %REG_DWORD%, 1
HKR,, RMCacheLoc, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKR,, UseBestResolution, %REG_DWORD%, 1
HKR,, PowerMizerEnable, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKR,, PowerMizerLevel, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKR,, PowerMizerLevelAC, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKR,, D3D_39482904, %REG_DWORD%, 1

HKR,, NV_Modes, %REG_MULTI_SZ%, "{*}S 1920x1440x32 2048x1536x8,16=12;2048x1536x32=1A;1024x768 1280x720x8,16 1280x1024 1600x1200 1920x1440x8,16=2;SHV 1440x900 1680x1050 2048x1536x32=1;1920x1440x8,16=1D;640x480 800x600 1024x768x8,16 1280x720x8,16 1280x768=3D;1920x1440x32=9;2048x1536x8,16=D;1152x864=FFF;{40A-40F,42F,840-871}S 640x480x64 800x600x64=1FC2;848x480x64 960x600x64=1FFF;1280x768x64=2;{40A-40F,42F,860-871}S 1280x768x64=FC0;SHV 1280x768x32=800;{840-85F}S 1920x1440x64 2048x1536x64=1F;1920x1200x64=2;"

[nv_SoftwareDeviceSettings_GT2x]
HKR,, InstalledDisplayDrivers, %REG_MULTI_SZ%, "nvd3dum"
HKR,, UserModeDriverName, %REG_MULTI_SZ%, "nvd3dum.dll"
HKR,, UserModeDriverGUID, %REG_SZ%, "{9A516B97-E7C1-451B-9165-C5035994A3F5}"
HKR,, VgaCompatible, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKR,, MultiFunctionSupported, %REG_DWORD%, 1
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TMM",UseIViewHelper,%REG_DWORD%, 1
HKR,, RMDisableInst2Sys, %REG_DWORD%, 1
HKR,, RMCacheLoc, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKR,, PowerMizerEnable, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKR,, PowerMizerLevel, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKR,, PowerMizerLevelAC, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKR,, UseBestResolution, %REG_DWORD%, 1
HKR,, D3D_39482904, %REG_DWORD%, 1

HKR,, NV_Modes, %REG_MULTI_SZ%, "{*}S 640x480x8,16,32,64 1280x768x8,16,32,64 1280x800x8,16,32,64 1360x768x8,16,32,64 1680x1050x8,16,32,64 1920x1200x8,16,32,64=1;800x600x8,16,32,64 848x480x8,16,32,64 960x600x8,16,32,64 1024x768x8,16,32,64 1152x864x8,16,32,64 1280x960x8,16,32,64 1280x1024x8,16,32,64 1600x1200x8,16,32,64 1920x1440x8,16,32,64 2048x1536x8,16,32,64=3B;"

[nv_SoftwareDeviceSettings_G7x]
HKR,, InstalledDisplayDrivers, %REG_MULTI_SZ%, "nvd3dum"
HKR,, UserModeDriverName, %REG_MULTI_SZ%, "nvd3dum.dll"
HKR,, UserModeDriverGUID, %REG_SZ%, "{9A516B97-E7C1-451B-9165-C5035994A3F5}"
HKR,, VgaCompatible, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKR,, MultiFunctionSupported, %REG_DWORD%, 1
HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TMM",UseIViewHelper,%REG_DWORD%, 1
HKR,, RMDisableInst2Sys, %REG_DWORD%, 1
HKR,, RMCacheLoc, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKR,, UseBestResolution, %REG_DWORD%, 1
HKR,, PowerMizerEnable, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKR,, PowerMizerLevel, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKR,, PowerMizerLevelAC, %REG_DWORD%, 0
HKR,, D3D_39482904, %REG_DWORD%, 1

HKR,, NV_Modes, %REG_MULTI_SZ%, "{*}S 720x480 720x576=1;1024x768x32 1280x1024 1600x1200=2;1920x1200 1920x1440 2048x1536=20;720x576=8032;SHV 1440x900 1680x1050=1;1920x1200 1920x1440 2048x1536=1F;640x480 800x600 848x480 960x600 1024x768x8,16=1FFF;1280x720x8,16 1280x768=7FF;1152x864=FFF;"



Attached Files
File Type: txt nv_LH.txt (107.8 KB, 48 views)
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01 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Nevermind, I worked out my issue using this method. It turns out Toshiba actually restricted the use of 1600x900 in the bios, so I'm technically running 1598x900, but that's close enough for me.
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