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Windows 7: Black border's around screen when in bios or safe mode

18 May 2013   #31
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
I'm still wondering why it does it. A dvi from my IGPU shows full screen bios, but the DVI from my Nvidia won't
OCD

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I've figured it out, it's the fault of one of these guys:

Attachment 268491

(Gremlin)
Hehe



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18 May 2013   #32
BoseRoHS

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I've always read that the bios has a hard coded resolution by the MB manufacture and never has been dependent on the GPU being used. Highly doubt this has anything to do with Nvidia. If it displayed differently with ATi then I'd say good, but it's not the GPU manufactures job to make the bios or safe mode look pretty.
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18 May 2013   #33
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It has nothing to do with Nvidia but its only Nvidia gpu's that do it. Hmmm None of my previous AMD gpu's did it.
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18 May 2013   #34
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I've figured it out, it's the fault of one of these guys:

Attachment 268491

(Gremlin)
Gary, I hate to break it to you, but a whole bunch of those guys live in your computer.
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18 May 2013   #35
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

True Steve, here's the leader....

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18 May 2013   #36
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I think I know what the "B" on his chest stands for. I have called him by that name numerous times. I just cant say it on the forums or I'll get banned.
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18 May 2013   #37
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Bloody Gremlin's always upto no good.
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18 May 2013   #38
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Does the NVidia software run in Safe Mode? I'm wondering if it's anything to do with the overscan feature not being loaded. My Windows screen looked like that when I first installed my HD7850 and I had to use overscan to fill the screen (1920 x 1080). Maybe if the feature isn't loaded (in BIOS or in Safe Mode) the output defaults to a smaller resolution?
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18 May 2013   #39
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Does the NVidia software run in Safe Mode? I'm wondering if it's anything to do with the overscan feature not being loaded. My Windows screen looked like that when I first installed my HD7850 and I had to use overscan to fill the screen (1920 x 1080). Maybe if the feature isn't loaded (in BIOS or in Safe Mode) the output defaults to a smaller resolution?
Safe mode only runs drivers need to show a disply, no nVIDIA or AMD.
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22 May 2013   #40
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

The issues is properly a lot more simpler then you guys realize. Default Settings. With out a driver the GPU uses its default settings and in those settings the scaling factor is likely either set to Preserve Aspect Ratios or Centers (Preserving Aspect and Resolution) on large format monitors using a digital connection. Of course it could also be a setting in the BIOS. On my older laptop (Inspiron E1705) it had the option to either expanding the BIOS and pre-windows enviroment to full screen (1920x1200) or have it displayed center (Black bars all around).

My current setup, uses an UEFI board expands to fill the whole screen with a GTX 690 (DVI). I wish it would have the option to turn off fullscreen. :P Its not the best features on a 30" monitor.
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