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Windows 7: Bad Resolution in Windows 7


05 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Bad Resolution in Windows 7

Hey everybody,

I'm new to Windows 7. I just wiped my hard drive with DBAN so it was totally clear. I installed Windows 7 and its working great except for one thing; my screen resolution is terrible and I can't fix it. It's currently stuck on 800 x 600 and my monitor is an LG206W capable of 1680 x 1050. Whenever I try to change the resolution nothing happens, it just goes back to 800 x 600. It says my display is a "Generic PnP monitor on Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" though so I'm thinking its probably a driver problem but I can't find a Vista or Windows 7 driver for the monitor anywhere. I dont have a fancy video card, it's just an old on-board gigabyte one.

Any advice at all?

Thanks


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05 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Have you tried installing a driver for your graphics card rather then the monitor? From what I can tell from your post you've only searched for a driver for your monitor.
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05 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Well you'll need to install the grahic card driver as well as a monitor driver. If you'd fillin your systen specs in your user CP top of page then edit system specs we can help you find the drivers. Fabe Name:  usercp 1.png
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05 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crc06 View Post
Hey everybody,

I'm new to Windows 7. I just wiped my hard drive with DBAN so it was totally clear. I installed Windows 7 and its working great except for one thing; my screen resolution is terrible and I can't fix it. It's currently stuck on 800 x 600 and my monitor is an LG206W capable of 1680 x 1050. Whenever I try to change the resolution nothing happens, it just goes back to 800 x 600. It says my display is a "Generic PnP monitor on Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" though so I'm thinking its probably a driver problem but I can't find a Vista or Windows 7 driver for the monitor anywhere. I dont have a fancy video card, it's just an old on-board gigabyte one.

Any advice at all?

Thanks

Please don't multi post the same post in different forums. Pick the appropriate forum, and just post the problem once. Thanks.
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