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Windows 7: Help ! W7 won't allow monitors resolution

27 Jan 2009   #1
Phil K

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Help ! W7 won't allow monitors resolution

It SHOULD be 1680x1050 and if I use NVidea's control, W7 just refuses with a white box on a black background saying what I'd just bloody put in is the "optimum setting" at 60hz, every setting should work and doesn't.
Could anyone help ?


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27 Jan 2009   #2
win7

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 Windows 8 Enterprise RTM x64
 
 

Right this is slightly off-topic but i had some similar issues in xp when making a dual boot machine for 7... try making the refresh rate 75, that was my problem.....
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27 Jan 2009   #3
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phil K View Post
It SHOULD be 1680x1050 and if I use NVidea's control, W7 just refuses with a white box on a black background saying what I'd just bloody put in is the "optimum setting" at 60hz, every setting should work and doesn't.
Could anyone help ?

try uninstalling the GFX driver completely & reinstall.....

also try & change the res via the W7 control panel rather than the NV control panel

see if this helps.....




SK
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27 Jan 2009   #4
Phil K

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Tried all that, and the white box wandering round a black background just won't go away. Reboot, still there. Hammer away at the mouse and keyboard, still there. This is being done on Safe Mode.
If I said I am livid with this beta, it would be the understatement of a lifetime.....
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29 Jan 2009   #5
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Hi

What make/model monitor is this and what is the native input type? (HDMI, DVI..VGA)
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29 Jan 2009   #6
Phil K

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Should have put this in yesterday - forgot.
It righted itself.
I started the comp up yesterday morning and it was 1680x1050 from the off
Weird.
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30 Jan 2009   #7
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

LOL!!

Don't you LOVE bugs that fix themselves! Reboots are a Wunderful thing.


Glad it's working for you
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31 Jan 2009   #8
Phil K

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thats the thing though - I'd rebooted countless times for the previous two days to no effect.
Then left it overnight.
Also - yeserday it inexplicably started the same thing with the floating white "optimum mode" error message on a black background.
Went to work, opened up when I got home and it started again fine, at 1680x1050 - if this OS had a neck, I'd STRANGLE it !
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02 Feb 2009   #9
renthor

Windows 7 Beta 1 b7000
 
 

Might sound odd, but what cable are you using to connect your monitor to your graphics card?
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03 Feb 2009   #10
Phil K

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The usual run of the mill vga cable
Never let me down before.
Its W7, I think
I had to get shot of it and go back to Vista, as it wouldn't let me on. Just kept "forgetting" it had the drivers and limited me to less resolution options than Windows 95 gave me.....
Just that damn floating white note on a black background with "Optimum Mode" was 1680x1050 - the very resolution I had been trying to put on !
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