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Windows 7: Generic PnP Monitor issue, Screen resolution is off

15 Apr 2012   #1

windows 7 64
Generic PnP Monitor issue, Screen resolution is off

My hardware/software:
-Acer X223W Monitor
-Radeon 4860
-Windows 7 64

Here's the problem:

I was using my computer when my mother accidentally hit the room switch which turns my entire rig off. Annoyed, I turn my computer back on and now my screen resolution is all messed up. On top of that I can't open Chrome due to misplaced files.

I reinstalled all my drivers but instead of detecting the name of my monitor, it just shows Generic PnP Monitor instead.
I pick the best screen res(1600 x 1200) but that is clearly wrong(but the best i can do).

I've done a system restore and reinstalled all my drivers. I looked for the Acer X223W drivers but all I got was a security catalog, setup information, and an ICC profile that doesn't do anything when I run it. I searched for driver updates on device manager but it says the Generic PnP monitor driver is up to date.

My fear is that this is truly a hardware problem from the light switch, and nothing but a new monitor will fix. Anyone care to dig into this one?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2012   #2

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

According to Microsoft you won't need any additional drivers:

Windows 7 Compatibility for Acer X223W 22" TFT LCD: Acer. Drivers, Updates, Downloads

Try uninstalling the monitor and then reboot. Acer was no help, seeing that they apparently didn't bother after they got past the 32-bit Vista driver.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2012   #3

win7 ultimate 32bit

Acer only ever produced 'one' driver for ALL operating systems for this monitor (same with the V series, which I have on my win7 and XP boxes) note that this monitor only supports maximum resolution of 1680 1050

get 'the' driver here:

Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Monitor / X Series / X223W
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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