Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Dual Monitor showing black barz on TV(top,bot,R,L)

29 Jul 2009   #1
IRISH VANDAL

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Full Retail
 
 
Dual Monitor showing black barz on TV(top,bot,R,L)

Thank you for any and all help,
I have a home built Rig. Running Win7 RC 7100. Very happy with it. I just had a DVI/HDMI adapter, 15ft HDMI 1.3 cable and a 20ft coax cable delivered. MONOprice.com for the win on those(less than $20 delivered in less than a week)
Anywayz, I set up the cables and all to my Toshiba 37" LCD 37HL67 and the coax to my reciever. audio is working. And even the dual monitor set-up thru win7 works great. However, I am having a "desktop fitting the FULL screen" problem.
It is showing black barz top, bottom, left, and right. Not fitting the complete screen. My TV res is 1366x768. which i have win 7 set to. it seems to be the fullest on the entire screen. But not completely. It does not matter if i make it the main mont or not. Wont change. My GPU is a ASUS 4830 from Newegg(another winner ). I do have the latest drivers and even tried to play with the CCC and started seeing problems becasue i was doing a trial and error sesh and i stopped quickly. I am not PC inept but I am not the most savy creature either. This one is beyond me at this point. If anything is needed let me know and i will reply asap. Thank you in advance.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
30 Jul 2009   #2
Everlong

 

In the Nvidia Control Panel, go to "Adjust Desktop Size and Position", select the monitor you want to change and then try selecting "Use my display's built in scaling".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2009   #3
IRISH VANDAL

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Full Retail
 
 

I do not have Nvidea control. At present I am running the ATi Catalyst Control Center. That was the CCC I was refering to. I have tinkered with the settings between Win7, CCC and the TV itself. I have reached a point where I still have the black bars on all fours of the screen but it is roughly 1/2 inch on all borders. I can live with this when the room is dark. But they are still there. I do not have an "auto-fit option" on the TV as a friend suggested. And I do have the option to run at 1920x1080 settings in Win7, however my TV is only 1366x768 native.

Does the TV drop down the res?

Is there a control in the ATi Catalyst Control Center that i am not seeing?

Do LCD TV commenly fit the whole screen without black borders?

sidenote: When I do use the TV as the secondary montitor, when I scroll the mouse cursor it will not show in those black borders at all. So, my novice thought is that it is in the PC and not TV.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Aug 2009   #4
Everlong

 

Sorry, dunno how I presumed you had an Nvidia card.

Try uninstalling the drivers and see if you get the same problem. If you do, then CCC is handling your scaling, and you need to set the scaling to the monitor's default (should be under monitor properties in CCC).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Aug 2009   #5
Antman

 

In build 16384, I had to use the ATI 9.36 drivers. You need to overscan the faulting monitor. With build 16385, the generic WIndows driver solved the problem for me, so I installed the 9.37 ATI driver, which does not have the overscan feature.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Aug 2009   #6
IRISH VANDAL

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Full Retail
 
 

okay, going to get a better look at the CCC tonight. if no options are available for scaling or overscanning i will try to uninstall the ati driver(will try to obtain the build for others reference) and run the default win 7 driver and test that out. thank you all for the support. i do believe i am close to finding a solution(lol). lets see. will report back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Dual Monitor showing black barz on TV(top,bot,R,L)




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Monitor Goes Black in Dual Monitor Configuration
I have been running a dual monitor setup for several years without issue. I was using a 28" Hanns G 16:10 1920x1200 via HDMI & an ASUS 27" via DVI. They were connected to a Zotac GTX 570 and then later to a Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB graphics card. About a month ago I substituted a 30 Inch Monoprice...
Hardware & Devices
Nothing showing on monitor after not using 2-monitor cmputer fr awhile
A couple of years ago I bought a used corporate desktop PC with Windows 7 and used it for a while. Then I bought a new laptop and I haven't used the desktop since. Now I need to get a couple of programs off the desktop. But when I turn it on nothing shows on the monitor. The computer sounds...
Hardware & Devices
dual Screen strat up problem. one monitor stys black
Greetings i have been fighting my system for some time now. the problem is when i boot up my computer one of my screens stays black. if i then turn the screen off and back on 20 to 30 times it well come online and stays on. it seems to me that if i leave the computer on for a little before i...
Graphic Cards
Dual Monitors, Monitor two black
Hi guys ok so I have two screens set up one of them is my usual display. A acer x223HQ PC monitor the other is a Samsung TV There are both connected into the graphics card and not the motherboard. but yet screen two is black. The rez for both screens are set too 1440x900 the monitor can go...
Hardware & Devices
LG 32" monitor showing black handles on sides
Hi guys, i am using win7 ultimate with lg 32' tv as monitor, but since yesterday it has started showing black handles on the the sides. I have tried changing the resolution but its not helping. i use win7 ultimate. Thnx for looking
Hardware & Devices
dual monitor Black Screen
I am running a brand new alienware computer (win7 64 ult) with the new 23" LCD that it came with. It has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580. (2 DVI outputs) with the most recent NVIDIA drivers When I connect an old CRT using the DVI-VGA adapter as a second monitor everything works fine. When I connect...
Graphic Cards


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:27.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App