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Windows 7: Display problem with W7 Build 7100.

27 Apr 2009   #1

Windows 7 & Windows XP x64
Display problem with W7 Build 7100.

Okay this is weird. I was using Windows 7 build 7068 or something before and I didn't have the following problem:

I have 2 CRT monitors, one displays 1280x1024 default at 85 Hz, the other displays 1600x1200 (which I do not like) when W7 is installed. So I decided to switch to 1280x1024. At first everything looked blurry, so I changed the refreshrate to 85 Hz (the monitor accepts up to 120 Hz at 1280x1024). Anyways now I have the problem the screen is "shrinked".

I cannot explain myself better, but even using the monitors OSD to increase the horizontal / vertical span doesn't offer a solution. Even at 100 it still comes to short.

Since my English isn't very good, I have taken a photo with my camera. Which will probably explain the situation better than my English description.

As you can see on the picture; Windows does not "fill" the screen and it should fit till it reaches the red colored part.

Any ideas?

- Latest drivers for my Nvidia 285 GTX card
- Installed the Viewsonic driver for my monitor
- Tried changing refreshrates*

All without succes.

* Changing the refreshrate to 75 Hz does fill up the screen (like it should), however it gives me a headache. And since I am at it, is it possible to get my refreshrate back to 100 Hz? Cause I am used to that and the monitors are more than capable of doing this. Except I cannot select 100 Hz.

Please help. Thanks.

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28 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7201

Wow I havent seen this in years. 95 days. But never with ViewSonic. First and foremost Try to change your card that you are running. @ the Recommended settings. If possible. If not I would . Try to use a Driver cleaner clean any settings Make sure your MotherBoard BIOS is up to date.

And backup everthing you need Before you start. Just in case

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29 Apr 2009   #3

Windows 7 & Windows XP x64

Motherboard bios is up to date, system is 1 week old. LOL
Your answer is not very useful. Thanks for replying though.
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29 Apr 2009   #4
Orbital Shark


Is there any nVidia software which controls screen size & resolution?

I ask this as I had the very same when i hook my laptop to my tv, i had black border. I used Intel's software to 'zoom' the image to how i wanted it.

You could try the same with some nVidia software and see if that helps.
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29 Apr 2009   #5

Windows 7 & Windows XP x64

Well I could check to see if there is a zoom function, however when having a refreshrate of 75 Hz, it does not show black borders but with 85 Hz it does...

That's strange. And I didn't have this problem with earlier builds of W7.
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29 Apr 2009   #6
Orbital Shark


It is very strange, can only give it a try

I'm doing my nut, my laptop will only output at 60Hz to my 43" plasma telly LOL
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29 Apr 2009   #7

Windows 7 & Windows XP x64

Just checked, but I do not have such an option, so it will not work.
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29 Apr 2009   #8
Orbital Shark


Hmmm, could try these (some you may have)...

Drivers NVIDIA Graphics Supercharge Microsoft Windows 7
Software NVIDIA Software - Drivers, Professional Software Solutions, and more

Try to look more at the software side of things. Do you not have a 'Graphics Options' or similar when you right-click the desktop?
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29 Apr 2009   #9

Windows 7 & Windows XP x64

I am using newer drivers, supplied by MS Update. They were newer, therefor I downloaded them.

I will check later, have to go to work. Cheers.
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29 Apr 2009   #10
Orbital Shark


No worries, i'd advise the drivers from nVidia in this case and not Windows Update. Catch ya l8tr
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