Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: widescreen resolutions lost.

03 Sep 2009   #1
Domeri

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
[Fixed] widescreen resolutions lost.

First of all, I'd like tell how satisfied I've been with windows 7. It's fast, reliable, stable (even RC have been for me) and everything have been working A+ up until now.

This morning when I spent some time on computer before leaving to work, everything worked as they've worked so far. Now when I got back from work some 8-9 hours later, something was terribly wrong. My 22" LCD isn't recognized anymore and thus native resolution 1680*1050 isn't an option anymore. I really don't know what happened. I'm bit confused how it, what ever it is, happened.

My gfx is Geforce 8800GTS.

I've tried to update my Drivers, rebooting, fiddle with NVIDIA Control panel, nothing.

I know I'm missing something here but I don't know what. Help please =(


Thank you.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
03 Sep 2009   #2
Sassa

 
 

Did you update your monitor driver via windows update?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2009   #3
Domeri

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Windows update doesn't find them, the ones I downloaded from Acer's homepage for AL2216W won't install, and when ever I try to Update the drivers windows tells me that generic-non-PnP-monitor driver is the best one available and up-to-date.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

03 Sep 2009   #4
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Domeri View Post
Windows update doesn't find them, the ones I downloaded from Acer's homepage for AL2216W won't install, and when ever I try to Update the drivers windows tells me that generic-non-PnP-monitor driver is the best one available and up-to-date.
I have acer too...
Try to uninstall your monitor in device manager and reboot...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2009   #5
Domeri

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Sorry didn't work. I even tried to switch plug in port on gfx, it didn't help. I noticed that there was an update on Windows Defender but I Doubt that could've caused it.

Instead of it being problem with my monitor, could it be with my graphics card? if so, I have the latest 190.62 drivers for my 8800GTS, maybe if I should downgrade them, could that work?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2009   #6
Sassa

 
 

You can try. I have latest 190.62 drivers and everything is fine with my monitor resolution...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2009   #7
Sassa

 
 

Have you tried to make custom 1680*1050 resolution in nVidia CP???
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2009   #8
Domeri

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Yes i have but kicks me back to 1600*1024. 1600*1200 does work tho.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2009   #9
Sassa

 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Sep 2009   #10
Domeri

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

maybe I Expressed my self bit unclear. When I select a resolution "Not supported" by my Monitor and select it, screen goes black and the resolution it changes to is 1600*1024. After that I change it to 1600*1200 because it looks bit cleaner and the text is readable.

I'll upload a video to YT tomorrow to explain it better.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 widescreen resolutions lost.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How can I change the aspect ratio from widescreen to.. not-widescreen
I would like to state first that I've searched the forum for this question with reasonable effort and I could not find this particular one or an answer to it. I have a widescreen monitor. There are some old games I like to play which do not have widescreen resolutions, and as a result, the...
Graphic Cards
Widescreen crop
Hi I'm running media center on a 8:5 screen, however the TV signal is of course 16:9. I can't find any option in media center to display black bars on the top/bottom of screen and not stretch the picture (which is what it's currently doing). How can I fix this? Thanks in adv
Media Center
The XP and Win 7 Widescreen Dillemma
Hi all. Have an weird issue with Win 7 in the sense of Widescreen support. I have an 22inch screen and run my games at the native rez of 1680 X 1050 Now the thing is older games like Project Snowblind and NFS:Most Wanted for example doesent support Widescreen as such, obviously. But in XP...
Gaming
LCD Widescreen Issue
Hi, this is a strange one. My compter and monitor is left on most of the day, and iv noticed on a cold boot of the monitor, on the bottom left while windows is booting up and the background is black, I can see a small white fainty patch, but this dissappears after 5 minutes once the LCD warms...
Hardware & Devices
Widescreen Monitor
I have a 22" widescreen monitor I have set my resolution to 1280x720 and everything is just the way I want it. Except when I open a browser IE8 for example everything is "crunched" not stretched. I'd rather have it stretched, and I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to fix this.
General Discussion
Widescreen problem
Hi everybody I have problem with Generals ZH in wide screen the game dose not work in wind screen :cry: it was working gr8 before in the fisrt windows 7 but when i installed Windows 7 RC that happen :o i have this problem in 2 laptops .
Gaming


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:12.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App