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Windows 7: Screen resolution problem

18 Dec 2009   #1
montiahuja

windows 7
 
 
Screen resolution problem

Hi,

I have been using Windows 7 since the past 2 months and it was a breeze.Yesterday my brother messed up something and formatted the windows so I had to do a re-install.
Now the problem is that I am not able to acheive the desired resolution as before, everything is showing quite stretched (as in wide than normal proportions).What I am looking for is a reslution of 1280 x 880 or 1440 x 990, but I am not able to coz there are no options though earlier it was working fine.

Quick reply would be appreciated.

Many thanks,

Monti


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18 Dec 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by montiahuja View Post
Hi,

I have been using Windows 7 since the past 2 months and it was a breeze.Yesterday my brother messed up something and formatted the windows so I had to do a re-install.
Now the problem is that I am not able to acheive the desired resolution as before, everything is showing quite stretched (as in wide than normal proportions).What I am looking for is a reslution of 1280 x 880 or 1440 x 990, but I am not able to coz there are no options though earlier it was working fine.

Quick reply would be appreciated.

Many thanks,

Monti

Monti

Probably video driver. type device manager in search. goto the display tab. Is you card listed? and working? are there any unknown drivers with have yellow triangles on them


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18 Dec 2009   #3
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I agree with zigzag3143, likely to be the video driver. Grab the latest from Asus website.

Good Luck!
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19 Dec 2009   #4
montiahuja

windows 7
 
 

Hi there mate, my problem got sorted.Just did what zigzag said n thereafter restarted windows n voila now windows recognized my monitor n applied the desired attributes.

Many thanks.
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23 Feb 2010   #5
tad341

windows 7
 
 

I have just installed windows 7 Pro on my girlfriends mothers pc, Dell dimension 3000, i now have a problem i do not know how to put right, not my motherinlaw yet but god im getting an earfull, i can not change the resolution on the display, its stuck on 640x480, i have ni idea how to increase the resolution, help would be much appreaciated as i am now in no mans land as i am not a great pc fixer when things go wrong.

Tad341
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23 Feb 2010   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

make sure that you have the latest drivers for your graphics card and monitor installed...
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23 Feb 2010   #7
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tad341 View Post
I have just installed windows 7 Pro on my girlfriends mothers pc, Dell dimension 3000, i now have a problem i do not know how to put right, not my motherinlaw yet but god im getting an earfull, i can not change the resolution on the display, its stuck on 640x480, i have ni idea how to increase the resolution, help would be much appreaciated as i am now in no mans land as i am not a great pc fixer when things go wrong.

Tad341
It definitely sounds like a driver issue.
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23 Feb 2010   #8
tad341

windows 7
 
 

Tews,

i am a complete novice really in the pc world, any chance you can run through for me how to do what you have described please?

Tad341
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23 Feb 2010   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Download this driver to your desktop...right click and select properties...select compatibility and select Windows xp sp3... click ok... then right click on the file again and run as administrator...this should install the video driver for your machine.. Now open up your control panel, display properties and select your screen resolution... Hope this helps...

Here is your driver Drivers and Downloads
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23 Feb 2010   #10
tad341

windows 7
 
 

Many thanks for your help, all sorted now.

Kind Regards

Tad341
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