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

16 May 2013   #1
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
Black border's around screen when in bios or safe mode

Ello folk's
I just wanna pick your brain's a bit as i have this issue that has pickled me for a while now. Since i switched from AMD to Nvidia i have had a 2 inch black border around the display while in the bios and safe mode. When no display driver is installed too.
While searching online i've not managed to find any solution to it and the only suggestions were update bios(done).
Someone else on the EVGA forums was adamant that it was due to the scaling options of my monitor.
I have checked the scaling options and none have any effect on the black border which i expected to be the case as it's only happend since i switched to Nvidia. When i had my HD6950 the screen was as it should be...
Any input is much appreciated as always


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16 May 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Many articles on google about it, and here`s an old thread, maybe it will help.

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16 May 2013   #3
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the link AddRam but it's a different issue to what i have. As i said it is only while in the bios, Safe mode or when NO display driver is installed. It does not happen while in Windows with a display driver installed. It's not due to my monitor's scaling as it never happend with AMD.
The screenie is just one i made up with an by adding the black border but looks as it does in the bios.
It doesn't cause any problem but would be nice to sort it out..
Cheers!

Edit: Just did a google search and found more related info this time. It's something to do with Nvidia but they and everyone else are passing the blame to the monitor manufacturer's. A lot of 680 owner's have the same issue How they can say it's not an Nvidia issue is beyond me as the only thing to change in my rig before this happend was the gpu's. I was running a 6950 without any problem and as soon as i installed the 670's it started.


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16 May 2013   #4
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I have the same border in bios if i use my widescreen. My 17 inch doesnt do it. If I use my igpu it doesnt do it. It is nvidia for sure.
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16 May 2013   #5
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I was convinced it was caused by nvidia card, but now I wonder. I swapped my dell 2309w with a synchmaster 2243bwx and it shows the bios full screen
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16 May 2013   #6
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

When i first searched i couldn't find much about it but this time loads popped up lol. It's just a bit irritating more than anything enit but barable.
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16 May 2013   #7
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I read somewhere it has to do with the vesa settings in the vcard bios. Possible to mod it I think
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16 May 2013   #8
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah maybe but modding the bios is not something i'd mess with but you'd think they would have sorted it by now.
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16 May 2013   #9
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganjiry View Post
Yeah maybe but modding the bios is not something i'd mess with but you'd think they would have sorted it by now.

Yes it is, I have done a little bios modding as far has changing the boost and voltage, but I'm lost on the vesa settings. The BIOS does look so much better full screen so they need to fix it asap!!
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16 May 2013   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I have a nVIDIA (old gtx460) and I also have the black border in Safe Mode or BIOS. The image is in wide-screen proportion though. The black border is narrower on the top and bottom than the sides.

I had always assumed this was due to in Safe or BIOS there is no GPU driver in use other than what, in BIOS, the board supplies and in Safe, the generic w7 driver.
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