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24 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Problems with dual screening and Windows 7

Hello,
I have a Westinghouse 22" monitor with a native resolution of 1680x1050, but my Windows 7 partition is unable to display this resolution. It worked for the last three months, then I started to dual view with my laptop's display, and now I can only display 1600x1024 max with options of refresh rates of up to 85 Hz. I didn't change any display drivers. They have all been the same. Windows 7 doesn't work with native resolution, but XP and Ubuntu do work. I am able to dual view with my laptop display with XP and Ubuntu flawlessly. The first three days that I started to dual view with my laptop display in Windows 7, it worked. Then, it started to get wonky when I turned my computer on one morning.
I am using GeForce 7600 Go with the latest drivers.
Thanks!

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24 Apr 2011   #2

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kelp View Post
Hello,
I have a Westinghouse 22" monitor with a native resolution of 1680x1050, but my Windows 7 partition is unable to display this resolution. It worked for the last three months, then I started to dual view with my laptop's display, and now I can only display 1600x1024 max with options of refresh rates of up to 85 Hz. I didn't change any display drivers. They have all been the same. Windows 7 doesn't work with native resolution, but XP and Ubuntu do work. I am able to dual view with my laptop display with XP and Ubuntu flawlessly. The first three days that I started to dual view with my laptop display in Windows 7, it worked. Then, it started to get wonky when I turned my computer on one morning.
I am using GeForce 7600 Go with the latest drivers.
Thanks!

The resolutions you can use are entirely dependent on the graphic card and drivers. Reinstall the Windows drivers.

Regards....Mike Connor
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25 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Hmm, could it be that maybe Windows got confused when I started using my laptop display as another monitor, because then I was forced to use resolutions with the same proportion as my monitor. Also, how would I install the Windows drivers as opposed to the ones provided by the manufacturer. I uninstalled my drivers, but Windows doesn't seem to automatically install them for me (so I am stuck with a low resolution).

Edit: Hmm, I got it to update, and it didn't seem to work for me. Windows thinks that my monitor is an Acer AL1714 and sets my resolution to 1280x960.
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25 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Pre
 
 

I have had dual screens before and Never had a problem.

Windows 7 does not like Nview at all and I suggest you Uninstall the Drivers, And when it comes too install go and install the DRIVERS only and not the Software that comes with it.

Then restart, goto the Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution select the screen you want and then change, should be that strait forward.
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25 Apr 2011   #5

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kelp View Post
Hmm, could it be that maybe Windows got confused when I started using my laptop display as another monitor, because then I was forced to use resolutions with the same proportion as my monitor. Also, how would I install the Windows drivers as opposed to the ones provided by the manufacturer. I uninstalled my drivers, but Windows doesn't seem to automatically install them for me (so I am stuck with a low resolution).

Edit: Hmm, I got it to update, and it didn't seem to work for me. Windows thinks that my monitor is an Acer AL1714 and sets my resolution to 1280x960.
You need the right drivers, and of course you need to have the correct display installed. Some displays are "plug and play" and others are not.

You can set the display resolution in various ways, one of which is right clicking on the desktop and choosing "Screen Resolution". Best results are invariably obtained if you use "Native Resolution". Also referred to as "recommended".

If you don't have the right display installed, ( you can check with "Detect" and "Identify" ), then you may not be able to choose the resolution you want.




Regards.....Mike Connor
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25 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
You need the right drivers, and of course you need to have the correct display installed. Some displays are "plug and play" and others are not.

You can set the display resolution in various ways, one of which is right clicking on the desktop and choosing "Screen Resolution". Best results are invariably obtained if you use "Native Resolution". Also referred to as "recommended".

Regards.....Mike Connor
I cannot find any drivers for my monitor. Is there anyway to custom fabricate a driver, or trick my computer into thinking it can run 1680x1050? I've tried using Powerstrip, but it didn't work. My native resolution is 1680x1050, but it doesn't appear in the list of resolutions. For some reason, it prefers 1280x960. I even list all resolutions, and that is the max resolution that it goes to. I've identified the monitors correctly. My laptop's res is set correctly. I am not trying to set that one.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrdemon View Post
Windows 7 does not like Nview at all and I suggest you Uninstall the Drivers, And when it comes too install go and install the DRIVERS only and not the Software that comes with it.
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Hmm, is there anyway to just install the drivers without the Nvidia software? I am using these drivers:
NVIDIA DRIVERS 179.48 BETA

I've reinstalled the drivers multiple times. Not sure why it was working with my monitor before, but when I started using my laptop's screen alongside with my monitor's screen, it started going wonky. I didn't set up a system restore point, so I cannot revert back to that period.

I'm looking for a way to override all resolutions so I can set my monitor's resolution to its native resolution.

It's not detecting my monitor correctly. It used to give me the model name of the monitor, now it just says Plug N Play.
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25 Apr 2011   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

I had the same problem!

Download Nvidia Control Panel, and make your own resolution and then apply it. Worked for me (I run Dual-screen (1680x1050)).

This should fix your problem
Give +rep if I helped you please!
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25 Apr 2011   #8

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

If it worked before, then it should work again.

Backup the drivers you now have, and then deinstall them. Windows should now use the default drivers. Once running, go to the drivers, and let Windows search for updates to the drivers.

I don't usually recommend that, but sometimes it works better than trying to install drivers from elsewhere.

Regards.....Mike Connor
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25 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Connor View Post
If it worked before, then it should work again.

Backup the drivers you now have, and then deinstall them. Windows should now use the default drivers. Once running, go to the drivers, and let Windows search for updates to the drivers.

I don't usually recommend that, but sometimes it works better than trying to install drivers from elsewhere.

Regards.....Mike Connor
Hello,
I tried that last night, but it didn't seem to work. After I uninstalled the drivers(graphics drivers, then monitor drivers), I restarted. The resolution was poor (640x480), which was to be expected since I didn't have any drivers. I let Windows search for the best drivers, and it actually installed the drivers from the official Nvidia website (the ones that I had before).


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FredeGail View Post
I had the same problem!

Download Nvidia Control Panel, and make your own resolution and then apply it. Worked for me (I run Dual-screen (1680x1050)).

This should fix your problem
Give +rep if I helped you please!

When I tried that, I get custom mode test failed.

Also, is there a reason that Windows lists my monitor as an Acer? I might try to make a custom .inf to set the res to 1680x1050 and the refresh rate to 60Hz.
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25 Apr 2011   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Stupid question: Have you tried Auto-Adjust?
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