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Windows 7: Screen resolution problem

20 Aug 2011   #1
stev69

win 7 64 bit
 
 
Screen resolution problem

My monitors native resolution should be 1680 x 1050 as its a 22 inch wide screen, and it was running fine in that setting when I shut down my PC before I went to bed last night. Now I wake up turn it on and the resolution has changed to 1280 x 720 for no discernible reason, and cannot be changed to go higher.

So far I have tried to change it back via the control panel and Nvidia control panel to no avail, I tried using custom resolution in Nvidia control panel also the test fails. I have updated display drivers and updated windows 7 to try to fix the problem neither has worked.

Does anyone know how to rectify this very annoying and unnecessary problem?


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20 Aug 2011   #2
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Check the cables to be sure they are not loose. Is the monitor correctly I identified on the windows screen resolution page?
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21 Aug 2011   #3
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

@stev69 - Please fill in your system specs.
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21 Aug 2011   #4
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Guys don't forgot to post this link to new members.
System Info - See Your System Specs
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How To - System Specs
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22 Aug 2011   #5
stev69

win 7 64 bit
 
 

The problem seems to have sorted itself out, seems kiinda weird though, im not sure exactly how it was resolved. I fiddled with cables and settings and what not, think it might be a case of my monitor being on its way out. Thanks anyway.
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22 Aug 2011   #6
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

If your video cable is bad or has a loose connection it may be scrambling the EDID data. If you have a spare video cable I'd swap that before replacing the monitor. If might save you a few bucks. ;-)
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