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Windows 7: Windows 7 Screen Res Problem - Half Solved

13 Nov 2009   #1
Stu

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 Screen Res Problem - Half Solved

Hi,

I'm new so be nice!

I've recently installed (evenutally) Windows 7. I say eventually because I have been having big problems with my monitor going into sleep mode.

Basically when I installed windows 7 it would go into the starting windows screen and then after that the monitor would go to sleep and not let you click anything.

I then rebooted the computer and pressed F8 to go into safe mode. No joy, the installation could not be completed in safe mode. So i rebooted again and tried to go into the computer in 640x480 mode. Success!

I was then able to complete the installation of windows. I then went to increase the screen res to the recommended 1280x1024. The computer thought about it and then put my monitor into sleep mode and then 10 seconds later rebooted my computer, forcing my POST screen to say "Hyper Transport Flood Error, press F1 to continue", or something like that.

I then realised that I hadnt installd my video drivers, so i booted back into windows (640x480) and went to install my graphics drivers (NVIDIA GTX 260), half way through the installation my screen went black, into sleep mode and then rebooted my computer.

I then booted into safe mode, which i can now do because i have completed the installation, and installed my graphics drivers. After this i booted back into normal windows with 640x480, checked my graphics had installed, and they had, and then windows said they recommend i change my res to 1280x1024, i did this and guess what... my pc rebooted!

I then rebooted again (640x480) and tried my graphics at 1024x768. Joy! it worked, i rebooted windows and let it go straight ahead without me pressing anything and it works fine!

The only problem is... how do I get a higher screen res than 1024x768??
I have the latest NVidia Graphics drivers and it worked fine in Vista and XP.

Thanks for your help and sorry for rambling on!


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13 Nov 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you installed the latest drivers for your monitor??
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13 Nov 2009   #3
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Hi.

Which monitor? Try a Windows Update to install the monitor's .inf. If not, you could likely find a driver for it on the manfacturer's site.

Set it to 1280 x1024 again now and it should be fine. Let us know how it went.

If not, check the refresh rate and set it to 60 Hz first.
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13 Nov 2009   #4
Stu

Windows 7
 
 

I'm not sure, I dont know what monitor it is to be honest!
I bought it from ebuyer.com and it was about 4 years ago!
Windows itself has picked it up as LM17A.
Like i said, ive never had to install drivers for it before, i would seriously doubt it even came with any.
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13 Nov 2009   #5
Stu

Windows 7
 
 

Just checked the back of the monitor. There is no manufacturer on it, but the model is LM17C. Maybe could get the drivers for that and give it a bash!
Just dont know where to look as i havent got the foggiest of who the manufacturer is!!
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13 Nov 2009   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I just found this info in a search

Model: LM17CMax Resolution: 1024 x 768Sync Type: UnknownH Freq/ V Freq: 30-78 Khz / 50-90 HzTube Manufacturer: Monitor Type: Multisync/MultiscanTube Model: Tube Size: 17Connector: BNC
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13 Nov 2009   #7
Stu

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Hi.

Which monitor? Try a Windows Update to install the monitor's .inf. If not, you could likely find a driver for it on the manfacturer's site.

Set it to 1280 x1024 again now and it should be fine. Let us know how it went.

If not, check the refresh rate and set it to 60 Hz first.
When I right click the desktop and goto screen resolution it says LM17A, but when i goto device manager and monitors it says generic pnp monitor.

I'm going to try and change it from Generic PnP Monitor to Digital Flat Panel 1280x1024 60Hz and see how it goes. I'll let you know!
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13 Nov 2009   #8
Stu

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I just found this info in a search

Model: LM17CMax Resolution: 1024 x 768Sync Type: UnknownH Freq/ V Freq: 30-78 Khz / 50-90 HzTube Manufacturer: Monitor Type: Multisync/MultiscanTube Model: Tube Size: 17Connector: BNC
Yea thats what I read too, but I had it on1280x1024 on windows xp and vista. Crazy!
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13 Nov 2009   #9
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
I just found this info in a search

Model: LM17CMax Resolution: 1024 x 768Sync Type: UnknownH Freq/ V Freq: 30-78 Khz / 50-90 HzTube Manufacturer: Monitor Type: Multisync/MultiscanTube Model: Tube Size: 17Connector: BNC
Yeah, good find. I was thinking that myself. It wants to be set at 1024x768 as that's it native res.

I doubt it can even work well at a higher res but maybe.
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13 Nov 2009   #10
Stu

Windows 7
 
 

Update :

I changed monitor on device manager to Digital Flat Panel 1280 x 1024 60Hz, and then res to 1280 x 1024 and it bombed out.

I then had to boot back up with last known good config, and its put me to 1024 x 768.

I think i am just going to accept that my monitor is a little dated and the higher res (1280 x 1024) wont work in Windows 7, but will work in Windows XP and Vista.

Thanks all for your help anyway
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