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Windows 7: Windows 7: Horizontally Stretched Desktop Resolution

21 Mar 2013   #1
tinker123

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Windows 7: Horizontally Stretched Desktop Resolution

Windows 7 Professional
Dell 2209WA Monitor


I used to have Windows XP Professional on my computer with the same monitor above.

Yesterday Windows 7 Professional was installed.

The display of the desktop is horizontally stretched. Circular icons are now oblong, fonts in various applications are stretched sideways.

When I press the menu button on the monitor itself to adjust the settings I can find a "Wide Mode" option. I can either select that, or deselect that. If I deselect that the label changes to "4:3" with no options to adjust that ratio. Deselecting "Wide Mode" gets rid of the graphical distortion, but the display of the desktop stops sort of the edges of the screen, but about an inch on the right and left sides.

I tried switching to every other screen resolution available and none of the other resolutions helped the issue. I also went to the Dell site and installed a new driver, no dice
http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/...ct/dell-2209wa

I'm new to Windows 7, it looks like many things are switched around.

I don't mine posting more information about my machine, but I will need help in where to find it.

Could this be a driver issue?

Thanks much in advance for any help or information.

Steve


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21 Mar 2013   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Steve It could well be a Driver problem Have you tried going to your Manufactures web site and downloading the latest driver? The link below will help you fill out your system specs will help us to help you better.

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21 Mar 2013   #3
tinker123

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Update:

I went to the Dell site and installed a new driver for my monitor. Zero difference. I also tried all available resolutions.

The monitor goes completely dark if I try connecting it with "digital mode"
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21 Mar 2013   #4
indianacarnie

Windows 10x64 Build 1709
 
 

Have you tried updating the graphics drivers? I too think its a driver problem, but try graphics this time.
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21 Mar 2013   #5
tinker123

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Have you tried updating the graphics drivers? I too think its a driver problem, but try graphics this time.
That sounds like a good move, but I don't know how to do that.

How do I determine what graphics drivers I need, where do I find the drivers and how do I install the driver?
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21 Mar 2013   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I maybe should have made things more clear I was thinking more a long the lines that this might be a Graphics Driver problem ?
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