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Windows 7: Older Acer monitor won't install properly

4 Weeks Ago   #1
dieterschmied

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit service Pack 1
 
 
Older Acer monitor won't install properly

I have installed an older Acer model AL1916WA monitor on my Windows 7 Dell Optiplex 780 desktop but it has text over other text. I lowered the resolution to 800 x 600 which helped a lot, but now I can't get full screen videos. Is there a driver available to make this display to work properly?


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

According to the specifications, it is only Microsoft Certified for Vista. However, are you using a D-sub connection?
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
dieterschmied

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit service Pack 1
 
 
Older Acer monitor won't install properly

I am confused over the protocol of this website, so excuse my ignorance.


The reply question was:



are you using a D-sub connection?



I don't know what a "D-sub connection" is.
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3 Weeks Ago   #4
looked

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dieterschmied View Post
I don't know what a "D-sub connection" is.
You're ok not your fault, the thing is you were asked a question I think it was not proper.
Both your computer and the monitor connect through a VGA connection (lets say a standard connection for simplifying) so forget about D-sub unless you "specifically" mentioned it.

The problem with these old monitors is that they memorise the resolution settings (in this case it was set to low resolution) then when you plug it to your newer PC, Windows is not able to drive the monitor or change the resolution.
As per advice, in the past I loaded an old monitor to Windows XP, I used it fairly for a few months then suddenly one evening smoke came out from the back of the monitor so you can guess the rest of the story.
Try restarting your computer in SAFE mode, that option will load low resolution VGA drivers so to see if the display is correct.
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3 Weeks Ago   #5
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I didn't look again this morning but I believe when I looked previously, his monitor uses a d-sub connector.

He can look at the connector here-

D-subminiature - Wikipedia
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3 Weeks Ago   #6
dieterschmied

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit service Pack 1
 
 

It looks like the D15.
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3 Weeks Ago   #7
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi dieterschmied,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dieterschmied View Post
Is there a driver available to make this display to work properly?
Under the heading msinfo32 [MS System Information] - Problem Devices . . ., please run MS_Info32_Find_Problem_Devices.bat, Option [2] from here => BATCH PROGRAMS [Standalone] and then upload the results using the tutorial at the bottom of the above link [Upload to SevenForums . . .] and someone will look at it for you.

I hope this helps!
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

What you need is the .inf file that is in effect the drives



DP_Monitor/AL1916W.INF at master . DriverPackSolution/DP_Monitor . GitHub
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