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Windows 7: Changing resolution on a monitor connected to a laptop

24 Jun 2010   #1

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Changing resolution on a monitor connected to a laptop

Hi, my problem is that my laptop screen is broken and when i switch the display to monitor only it's set to a resolution that is outside this monitor's capability of displaying so all i get is a black screen informing me it's unable to display this resolution. I'm currently using the display duplicated which makes the proportions all wrong as my laptop is widescreen and my monitor is not.

Is there any way to change the resolution on the monitor without it being selcted as my main monitor?

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24 Jun 2010   #2

Win7 Home Premium 64x

Have you tried to get in through safe mode? safe mode will scale down to a safe resolution to use. then you can set the default size back down. Safe Mode
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24 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

Yup, load safe mode (VGA), adjust there and reboot.

Can always visit a buddy with a good monitor and do it that way too.
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24 Jun 2010   #4

windows 7

ah yes excellent suggestion, thanks guys
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