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Windows 7: Laptop Switches to lower resolution automatically

15 Jul 2013   #1
estXcrew

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64 bit
 
 
Laptop Switches to lower resolution automatically

Here I Am again.. Never thought I'd visit this forum this often that often asking for help..
Im actually writing this on the problematic laptop, and i cant hit the buttons correctly, so sorry for any mistakes.

Here we go, An Amilo Fujitsu Siemens Si 3655 laptop (about 5 years old) (windows 7 professional upgrade from vista several years ago, 64bit) Switches to a smaller resolution automatically while in use (there are black bars on the right [about 1/5 size of the screen] and a small one on the bottom) on the screen, a restart fixes them, sometimes it takes a few tries to get it right. I HAVE Reinstalled the Intel Graphics Family Controller 4 Drivers or whatever the hell they are called, it asked for a restart and booted back into the small screen right away I checked the Intel Media Graphics Control panel for a fix, it doesn't have any bigger resolution available, and when right clicking and checking the display settings it's already on the biggest settings (1024 x 768 ) Whitch i think is the full resolution but i still have black bars.. If I maximize a window it only scales up to the black bars..

I have bolded the important stuff incase u don't have time to check the full story.
Great thanks.. estXcrew


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15 Jul 2013   #2
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Does it do this when hooked up to an external monitor? or just the laptop screen?

Can you take a screenshot of the screen to see what the laptop is actually trying to display? (1024x768 should fill the screen, but if the screen is the issue, the screenshot will be the right amount of pixels, and the screen is not displaying it properly...)
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15 Jul 2013   #3
estXcrew

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64 bit
 
 

It can't , My mouse will only travel until the black bars and the screenshot only is taken of the part that actually has stuff going on.

And it's the laptop's screen, not an external monitor.

Edit: I was browsing Windows' Support and someone else was told to uninstall KIS.. Really? I have paid version of KIS so i don't think i will... o.o
This is what i visually see:
Taken with phone: http://postimg.org/image/f3c5x8kfz/

My computer only sees the part that the window is in.
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15 Jul 2013   #4
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by estXcrew View Post
It can't , My mouse will only travel until the black bars and the screenshot only is taken of the part that actually has stuff going on.
I was expecting the screenshot to only capture the display and not show the bars. I was wondering if it would capture the screenshot as being the full amount of pixels@ 1024X768. can you confirm the size of the screenshot is 1024x768? (save the screenshot and look in properties for the pixel size)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by estXcrew View Post
And it's the laptop's screen, not an external monitor.
Can you try hooking it up to an external monitor to see if the problem exists regardless of monitor? from what you have said, to me it seems most likely to be a problem with the laptop display.

I want to confirm or rule that out first if possible.


Edit: thanks for the picture from camera. looks like it could be an issue with scaling as it is anchored in top left corner, but does not fill to right edge or bottom.
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15 Jul 2013   #5
estXcrew

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64 bit
 
 

Heh Sorry, here is the PrintScreen: http://i.imgur.com/CyBcEqh.png

My Bad, My fail reading :

Im afraid i Can't do that right now, I'll get home tomorrow so I'll be able to hook the laptop up to my 21 Inch monitor.. I got a VGA Monitor here too (the big kind XD) but i dont have a cable to get it hooked up.
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15 Jul 2013   #6
estXcrew

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Edit: thanks for the picture from camera. looks like it could be an issue with scaling as it is anchored in top left corner, but does not fill to right edge or bottom.
Uh, how do i fix that?
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15 Jul 2013   #7
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

From this site Review FSC Amilo Si3655 Notebook - NotebookCheck.net Reviews it says your native resolution should be 1280x800... but setting it to a lower resolution should fill the entire screen still...

Scaling can be found in the graphics options. Try this:

Right click on the desktop and there should be an option for graphics for Intel.

There should be a section that has an option for scaling. Make sure it is set to Full-screen

Edit: very vague. I wish I had a better explanation... you might not be able to find an option for this...
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15 Jul 2013   #8
estXcrew

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64 bit
 
 

I have three Options In the Menu, I've already checked the "Full Screen" One, But switching to any of them makes no difference.
Also, trying to set to 800x600 resolution results in the same area as before being displayed, but just at a lower resolution.. Weird..?
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15 Jul 2013   #9
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Also, since you have Intel Graphics, I would go through this FAQ here: Graphics — Display Resolutions FAQ

I could copy/paste, but it is probably easier for you to go through this list on their site. Download from them the newest driver for your system and see if it helps.

I wish I could help more, but I do not have a system with integrated intel graphics
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15 Jul 2013   #10
estXcrew

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64 bit
 
 

Uhm.. I'll go thought that.. I've got the latest drivers just today anyways trying to fix it.
This is what i get if i try to set it to 1280x800..
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