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Windows 7: Can't set my native resolution back to 1920x1080

09 Feb 2011   #11
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit

Worth trying a different adapter since you will have one.

Let us know.

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10 Feb 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Why are you using an VGA adapter when the monitor has a DVI port? - SAMSUNG EX2220X Glossy Black 21.5" 5ms LED Backlight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DC 1,000,000:1(1000:1)

Also if you haven't yet it might help to install the driver for it,

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10 Feb 2011   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Why are you using an VGA adapter when the monitor has a DVI port? - SAMSUNG EX2220X Glossy Black 21.5" 5ms LED Backlight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DC 1,000,000:1(1000:1)

Also if you haven't yet it might help to install the driver for it,

I have the driver, a friend of mine is coming over soon with a good EVGA DVI to VGA adapter which came with his video card. If it doesn't work then I will buy a DVI cable, that SHOULD work, if not I guess it could be my monitor hopefully it's not, I haven't had for even a year yet.

I have been having problems like crazy ever since I upgraded to Windows 7. Now I'm having problems with my ATI driver, I crash to a black screen on almost every single game I run. The only drivers that don't crash is the 10.8 or lower. Discuss that at a later date, right now I'm trying to get my monitor issue resolved.
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16 Feb 2011   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Sorry for the late response, tried the VGA adapter and it didn't work.

In the local stores here DVI cables are overpriced like 50 bucks, and I wasn't about to spend 50 bucks, so I ordered some off Amazon that were 20, but half off and connected everything and now I'm good.

I guess my VGA port on my monitor is bad, because I never had problems detecting my monitor and getting max resolution before with a DVI to VGA adapter, and I tried 2 cables and 2 adapters.

I appreciate the feed back though, it was my stupid cables all along.
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28 Nov 2011   #15

Win 7 64
Monitor issue

I am having the same exact problem as you, down to the letter!

This has absolutely NOTHING to do with your monitor, your monitor cable / input or anything of that nature. I am almost 100% convinced the issue is ATI and Win7. My OS needed to be reinstalled and I had no problem with my previous installation and native resolution, but with a new installation, it just simply will not work. I have spent HOURS on the phone with Alienware tech support and scratching my head over this. I am actually wondering if it's a windows update that may have caused this, but who the hell knows which one did it.. I am a pretty good IT tech and still have not found a proper solution. I have also tried multiple monitors with no luck. The OS simply WILL NOT go in its native resolution. 1600x1200 is as far as I can get it. I am using a 1900x1200 24' Dell p2405FPW monitor (all drivers for the monitor installed) and I have black bars on each side of the screen using a standard VGA cable. There are no DVI ports on the laptop (strange since it's a brand new model), but the cable truly has nothing to do with it as my previous installation of win 7 x64 had NO issues. I am 100% positive of this.

In the CCC, I have disabled EDID and switched to many different resolutions with the same stupid black bars on the side of the screen squishing my landscape view to portrait. Dell has no answer to this..and I have updated to the latest drivers and also scaled back drivers to no luck. I have went in safe mode and removed everything and a driver sweeper with no results. This is driving me CRAZY! If anyone has an idea of what is causing this, please share.. I guess it's a good thing that other people are having this issue so I'm not alone, but also it sucks that we even have to experience this. Windows XP had no issue with this.

Please please! If anyone knows the fix, I would love to hear it.

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