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Viewsonic LCD monitor trouble.........

Q: Viewsonic LCD monitor trouble.........

My Viewsonic LCD monitor flashes on and off depending on what I am viewing. I can view pages in any program that has writing or a small number of small pictures without too much trouble. A web page with lots of pictures or the desktop and screen saver are the worst. The monitor flashes off so much on these last pages that I can barely see the page long enough to move the mouse and open a program or expand one from the start bar. I have checked cables, changed power cord, and checked video card drivers. Viewsonic website was no help. Anyone with any ideas?

A: Viewsonic LCD monitor trouble.........

Hi and welcome to TSG.

Do you happen to know if you are operating the monitor at or beyond its normal operating range for resolution and refresh rates?

Do you get a stable image if you start Windows with a lower resolution in Safe mode?

In the future, it would help us to help you if you give more details like the model number of the monitor and how it is connected to the computer. The TSG reporting utility program does not produce an exhaustive and detailed report about all of the hardware related to your computer.

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 I have it hooked up with HDMI (brand new gold plated cable). The text especially is blurry/fuzzy and the screen doesn't take up all the space it should - about 1/2" at the top and sides, bottom is ok. The guy at View Sonic support said it was a video card issue and I would have to figure it out with HP or Intel. Can anyone help me? I have Intel HD graphics. The monitor is Viewsonic VX2270-Smh-LED. It's 21.5" 1080p frameless IPS display.

A:Trouble with Spectre x360 and Viewsonic Monitor, blurry text...

 Hi @butlerll, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! A great place where you can find solutions for your issues with help from the community!I came across your post about the Notebook, and wanted to assist you! I have looked into your issue about your HP Spectre Notebook and the HDMI port not working correctly. Try running the Windows updater Tool. Here is a link to help troubleshoot the HDMI Display. If the Notebook is not having an issue displaying anything on the Notebook screen, it is not a graphics card. Please get back to me how this goes. Thanks for being a part of the HP community. Please let me know if this help resolves the issue by marking this post as Accept as Solution.  Thanks. 

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Greetings all,

My ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED monitor is recognized as Generic Non-PnP Monitor. I even downloaded and attempted to install Viewsonic's "Standard_Monitor_Driver_Signed_Win7_x64". It times out at the end of installation and requests I download "Standard_Monitor_Driver_Signed" from Viewsonic website.

My display view is set at max res of 1600x1200. I am running Win7-Ultimate 64bit.

Is there any other way to get Win 7-Ultimate 64bit to recognize the monitor as VX? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am using an NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS 256MB card.

Thank you

A:ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED monitor is a Generic Non-PnP Monitor

If you need to know, here is how I fixed it.
First install ViewSonic's "Standard_Monitor_Driver_Signed_Win7_x64"
Go to Device Manager
Select Monitor drop down tab
Select Generic PnP Monitor
Right-Click on Generic PnP Monitor
Select option "Update Driver Software"
Select "Browse my computer for driver software"
Select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"
Select from the models listed: Generic PnP Monitor
Select option "Have Disk..."
Select "Browse..."
Navigate to where the ViewSonic monitor drivers are stored
Example: C:\ViewSonic
Select monitor driver
Example: VX2450_SERIES
Click "Open"
Click "OK"
Select from the pop up window:
ViewSonic on the left and ViewSonic VX2450 Series on the right
Click "Finish"

Finally, you will receive the message: Windows has successfully updated your driver software.
Notice resolution is now 1680x1050

After successful install of Nvidia drivers for my laptop's "nvidia geforce 9300m gs" current version:

186.19 to new version: 260.99, the max res cannot be set to the following available resolutions:
1920x1200, 1920x1440 or 2048x1536


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Hi all;
For several months, I have been trying to diagnose a problem that occurs on my Viewsonic VX2000 monitor connected to a BFG 9800 GTX+ .

I had been running a BFG 6800 card with no problems at all, but wanted something faster on this aging system; Asus P5AD2-E Premium, and got a good deal on the 9800.
It worked great with the drivers included on the install CD. That driver was dated 10/2008.

When I installed the later driver, I started to see video noise lines running up and down both sides of the screen when in the max resolution of 1600 x 1200 @ 60HZ.
The noise would become more intense as the monitor warmed up, but would reach a point where it would not get any worse, but the monitor would flicker occasionally, as though it were receiving a signal out of its range.

When I reduced the resolution to 1200 x 1024, or 1024 x 768 the noise was not present.

I got tired of trying to fix the issue, so I rolled back the driver to the older one.
But every time I found a new driver on Nvidia's web site, I would try it, in hopes that the issue might be fixed. It was not.
So I resigned to using the older driver. Upgrading the driver really had no effect on any of my games anyway, so upgrading the driver was really just a geek kind of thing that I like to do.

So, everything was fine in XP land. But this morning I installed Windows 7 Ultimate on the same machine.
I created a dual boot so I can always go back to XP as needed.
When Win 7 installed, it would n... Read more

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I'm trying to decide between the G90FB 19" or the P95F+B...
Here are the links:

The only real difference between the 2 is the fact the Professional one (P95F+B) has an aperture grille while the Gaming (G90FB) has a shadow mask

I know the shadow mask uses dots (dot pitch) while the aperture grille uses lines instead of dots...

Which monitor will give me the best picture for gaming and crisp clear text.

A:Which is the better Viewsonic monitor?

If you can afford it I'd get the Professional version. I had Philips 107P (Professional) monitor with a .25 Aperture grille and it was the best monitor as far as picture quality/clairity I've ever seen (I'm sure there are better, but not without paying major money).

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About four months ago I bought a supposedly rebuilt Viewsonic P815. About one month after I hooked it up it started to not degause. The screen is pink.

Every once in a while it will correct itself and be fine for a day or two, then it goes pink again. I've replaced cords and plugs.

Any ideas?


A:Viewsonic monitor

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I was just wondering if I'm pretty much out of luck with my monitor or is it fixxable?
Whenever there is any spot for black its pretty much like the picture on the right in this link[email protected]@@@@@itaki_fade5.html
It makes watching things or playing games horrible.

A:ViewSonic Monitor

Your link doesn't work.

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I run XP on a new box and a fairly new 19" (year old) View Sonic LCD monitor. The monitor worked as advertised on my old PC but when attached to my new one I frequently get a flashing green power indicator light and will get no picture.

This happens 100% of the time if I cold start the PC and I have to screw around with the restart button and on/off power button to get it to come back to life and in truth I do not know which combination of button pushing gets it to come back. I now use the power saver mode because that seems to be the most consistent way of bringing the monitor back to life but even that didn't work this am.

ViewSonic's web site wasn't much help.

Help here?

A:ViewSonic Monitor

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hello i am new here. my viewsonic VE710b lcd monitor is acting up. when i boot into ubuntu 7.10 the monitor blinks on and off for a minute before it stabilizes. this happens even during the loading of grub which only means that it has nothing to do with the OS. i tried with my other linux OS on another partition and the same thing happens. does this mean that its the end of the road for my trusty friend?!


A:viewsonic monitor on the fritz?

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please computer is quite old in computer years......about 6 or 7 years old.................i've never had any problems with it until now.....after recently moving and not having it set up for a few months i finally got it ready to use was all running fine for about two days when i started having the monitor problem..........i have a viewsonic A90 screen..........the image on the screen will zoom towards the center and then the screen will turn black............if i turn it off and on it will just do the same thing and go black one point it started working again for a few hours but that's it......i had the whole computer running off an high grade extention cord which i thought may have been the problem but i have moved it off the extention and i am still having the problem......i have fiddled with the cords etc and it didn't help..................please help the screen totally gonners????? this is very strange..........i've never seen a screen do this

greatful for any help........thanks

A:old viewsonic monitor problem

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Ok, no laughing when you read this.....I just bought a new Dell 660 computer that has Windows 7 on it. I can't get my monitor to work on it. Ok, so don't laugh, but it has been a good monitor that was manufactured in 1997......Viewsonic know the old, bulky thing. I told myself that I would not buy a new one until this one died. I'm on my third computer with this monitor. Can I get this thing to work with my new Dell?

A:Windows 7 and old Viewsonic Monitor

Wow, does that bring back memories. I use to have one It's time for you to treat yourself to another Viewsonic monitor that will enhance your new computer

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I just bought 22" viewsonic vx2235 , but having problem in installing it,The maximum vmixel size is 1680x1050(wide view) but my properties doesnt show this pixel size.rather my pc pc shows only non wide view pixel .

I have installed the dirver as shown in user guide but still doest work.I have 2.8Ht and MSI chipset board, please tell me what may be the problem that i done have wide view pixels

Please Help!!

A:ViewSonic vx2235wm LCD monitor

What video card to you have? BTW I have the same monitor.

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hello everyone.

I have a monitor viewsonic p220f that when I turn on, a thin blue horizontal line appears in the middle of the screen. Dont know if its broken or could be fixed or maybe video cable is broken.
Please advise
Thanks ahead of time for any help.

A:Viewsonic Monitor Problem

It sounds like the vertical deflection is gone. Try the monitor on a different computer or a different monitor on yours to see where the problem is. If the monitor is bad its better to bury a new one than to pay to have it repaired. New monitors are pretty cheap now.

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I recently downloaded the latest drivers from ViewSonic's page and isntalled them, and upon rebooting I had weird resolutions listed. Missing are 1024x768, 1280x1024, and 1600x1200. Instead I have ones like 1280x720, 1280x768, 1280x960, 1360x768, 1600x900, and 1600x1024. I Desperatly need my non-distorted resolutions back!! I have tried uninstalling the drivers and the device. I have also tried to just change to a Generic driver but the resolutions are the same. HELP!!!!
Monitor : ViewSonic A90f+ UltraBrite

A:ViewSonic Monitor Drivers

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My 2nd attempt to get some help off the forums

A few days ago, I tried loading up Warcraft 3, a game, and the screen went black, with the light flashing on and off. If I alt tabbed out of WC3 the screen turned back on. The problem persisted after a restarted, so I left it for a while. A few hours later I tried and W3 worked fine, no problems.

However today I turn on my PC and after a few seconds during the boot up, the screen goes blank with the flashing on and off light again. I restart it and it goes blank even faster.
After a while on the forums (on my GFs laptop) I try pressing F8 before the screen goes blank, and then press ESC for the 'default' Boot option. It goes on to boot up normally, with screen errors. I test out warcraft 3, (since when I first saw this it was whilst starting up this program) and it works fine, and goes on to do so for a few hours, till I turn the screen off and on to see if the problem is permanently fixed. It hasn't, the screen goes black.
Upon restarting my PC I get the same error as before, Pressing F8 and Esc doesn't fix it anymore. However now after pressing Esc I get to the screen where they ask me if I would like to Boot up in Safe mode. I do so and it loads up in safe mode fine.
Later on I try again to get it to load in normal mode, it does first time. Then upon loading Warcraft 3 again, the screen goes black again, with the flashing light. Again rebooting results in the same black screen a few seconds into loading... Read more

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I have a four year old 19" viewsonic monitor-just recently its started shutting itself off for no apparent reason. If I press the power button it comes on again-for a while. Tried it on a different PC and same problem

Is this a known fault with monitors and is it likely to be worth repairing I wonder?

A:Viewsonic monitor turning itself off

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I have a Viewsonic VA721 monitor that I was using up until earlier today when the monitor started acting like a scrambled cable tv channel when turned on.

I was wondering if anyone might happen to know as to what might cause that, what the technical term for it might be and as to whether or not it can be fixed.

Up until today I have never had any problems with the monitor. Every time I would walk away from the computer for a while I would shut the monitor off so that I could avoid any burn in problems with it thereby preserving the life of the monitor. Because of that I have never had any problems with it until today and at the moment I do not know what could be causing the problem.

I tried the monitor on two different computers with two different cables and got the same result. I bought the monitor in 2006 brand new and up until today it has served me faithfully without any problems.

I don't know if it can be fixed or even if it is worth it nor do I know if it is something that I can fix myself or if I would have to have someone else fix it.

What I do know is if there is anything that I can do to fix the problem myself and restore it to active service then I might choose to give it a try.

Until I have more answers though I cannot make an informed decision about any of it and that is why I am asking.

I am hoping that there will be someone here that will know about such things and can give me some straight advice and information about the monitor and the pro... Read more

A:Viewsonic VA721 Monitor

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I am running Vista Home Prem.I use an 8800 GTS EVGA.I have the latest drivers for my 8800. I run 2 Viewsonic monitors. One is a VG900b and is fine. I also run a VX2235 digital monitor. Both monitors are listed in device manager by model. I manually installed drivers directly off of the discs.I have also downloaded Viewsonic's monitor drivers. I can't get my 22" to go to it's native resolution of 1680x1050.I have had these installed for a long time and working fine. When I ran a hard disc error check that is listed under tools under properties of my computer it erased my 22" and it's capabilities to operate @ native resolution. Another difference is that before I manually installed the VX2235, it was listed as a 'non plug and play monitor' under device manager. I have never seen that before. Does anyone know how to fix this? I am this close to going out and buying a new XP Pro disc.

A:Viewsonic monitor drivers?

Why not just uninstall the monitor drivers you installed and reboot and use the Vista drivers?

Start there.

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Asus VW266H ($375) vs Viewsonic VX2640W ($399)
Both 25.5 viewable

300 cd/m^2 vs 400 cd/m^2

Viewsonic does not have DVI
both have HDMI

Image Contrast Ratio
20000:1 (dynamic) vs 1000:1 / 4000:1 (dynamic)

Color Support
24-bit (16.7 million colors) vs Up to 16.2 million colors

Gray Response Time 2 ms vs 3 ms

Which one would you choose? Any other ideas?

A:New monitor Asus vs Viewsonic

Come on and give us a clue what you want to know.

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I just replaced a 1280x1024 Viewsonic monitor, that had gone bad, with another one (Viewsonic VA708).

Though I've never really been one to pay "hard hard" attention to how things look on a monitor - never felt a problem with anything - something just looks/feels "off" with this one.

This is most noticeable to me on the titles appearing on the browser tabs in Firefox. They just look "wrong" - watery maybe to my eye.

BUT... I have attached a screenshot comparing a blowup of a browser tab from my work computer Dell 1280x1024 monitor (top) and my new Viewsonic monitor (bottom), blown up to 1000 px wide (I cropped), and in the blowup, I can't tell the difference.

So why might I be perceiving things differently with this new monitor?

FWIW, I did update the driver from the Viewsonic site, and I also played with both the monitor's and the control panel's display adjustments.

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I have a ViewSonic 19" CRT monitor (bought new in '99) connected to a PC that runs Win XP SP2, 512 MB RAM, Matrox Millenium AGP card.

The system ran fine until I moved it (carefully) to another room. The CPU boots but the monitor does not give any video. I get a black screen with a repetetive blue area that indicates no signal. The specific line entry is "No Synch". I think I may have seen this in the past, when the monitor was powered on but the CPU was shut off. I can't be certain it's the exact same condition.

I switched cables and tried a different video card but no luck. I don't have another monitor other than my laptop. I think I can hook it up to act as a monitor but not certain. Can't afford to crash the laptop.

Any suggestions?

A:No Synch w/ ViewSonic Monitor

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Can any one out there tell me how to find out the best monitor settings, i am not sure they are correct, expecially the horizontal and vertical settings.

A:viewsonic a72f monitor settings


1280x1024 maximum resolution
Displays a maximum resolution of 1280x1024; 1024x768 optimal resolution at 87Hz flicker-free refresh rate for easy-on-the-eyes viewing.
1280x1024 @ 66Hz
1024x768 @ 87Hz
800x600 @ 110Hz
640x480 @ 135Hz


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I have a viewsonic UltraBright A90f+ monitor and an ATI radeon 9600XT bravo video card. While playing some games my computer will hang and I believe use VPU recovery program supplied with the VC and then return to the game. After about 3 times the monitor goes black and "Viewmonitor" pops on the screen with 2 values 18.9 & 23.6 (normal values a lot higher)and the status is OVER at the bottom.It also says User Mode 14? I then have to restart the machine. Also I have noticed that sometimes when I exit a game my screen resolution has changed to that of the game I was playing. I have all the latest driver for Monitor and Video card. I have and ABIT MB using RAID set up and it also has its BIO's and drivers updated. I run windows XP also with 512M corsair ram.

Any help is appreciated

Thx E West

A:Viewsonic monitor locks up computer

Doesn't sound like the monitor is involved in the problem. A quick swap to another monitor to just be sure.

Does it only occur on one particular game? Anything running hot? How tight is the power supply sized?

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I'm stuck between these 3 monitors. The HP 27xi AOC i2757fh or the Viewsonic VX2770SMH-LED 27

They all look similar, but I'm just not sure which one to get. I'm leaning toward the HP 27xi though, but this site rated the AOC i2757fh a little higher over the HP 27xi. I'd like to hear some feedback from you guys.

My main usage is playing games like BF3/BF4, SWTOR and Titanfall when it comes out. I also do a lot of web surfing and occasional movie watcher on this monitor. My current monitor is a 24 inch Asus VW246H and I like it, but I don't love it. So my main concern is how well it displays games. I don't want any ghosting and the least amount of input lag I can find. Now, I know the AOC boasts a slightly quicker response time of 5ms vs the HP's 7 seconds, but the reviews I've read thus far state there is no visual lag from the HP. What do you guys suggest? Thanks in advance!

A:HP 27xi, AOC i2757fh, or ViewSonic Monitor

Really? No one has an opinion on this?

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Hi Guys, I have no idea whats going on over at Viewsonic, however their support service is lacking some serious SUPPORT!!! Just the other day, I re-installed Vista 64 and had been happily using a x64 monitor driver for my VX2025WM, just before the re-install I decided to trall the net for latest drivers and deleted any old ones I had (stupid I know). Anyway on re-install with the latest unsigned driver - Standard_Monitor_Driver_Unsigned_Windows_x64 - Dated 04/10/2007, it is now telling me it cannot find my monitor. I've also tried the latest signed driver and this is not working either. I have tried a manual install from C:\Viewsonic and funny enough the monitor isn't even listed. I've asked Viewsonic for help with them replying asking me to download the latest unsigned driver (what the???) All I need is a copy of the previous unsigned driver to this one listed and I know 101% it will find my monitor and work, does anyone have it or know where I can find archived drivers, as Viewsonic have not responded to this request. Please help! Cheers in advance.

A:Viewsonic VX2025WM Monitor Driver

Ahh it's always the way... Just found the old (November x64) driver on and guess what, it WORKS!!! Tried updating manually to the new driver after I installed the old one and it's displaying a could not install new driver message. Bloody viewsonic, I HATE SUPPORT!!! Why do they treat us like monkeys???

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I have a ViewSonic 2235 22" LCD. I need to find a driver to allow 1600x1050 resolution. I've been to ViewSonic's site and downloaded their signed and unsigned Vista drivers with no improvement - the closes resolution I have the option of is 1600x1024 or 1600x1200.

I had this monitor working fine with a 1600x1050 resolution. I changed out my motherboard (from an Asus p5w to p5e) and reinstalled Vista - and now I'm unable to get the monitor to the right resolution.

A:Solved: ViewSonic Monitor driver

Never mind, problem solved. I needed one additional Nvidia windows update, but was confused because windows said it was current on updates.

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I just bought a new 19" A90F+ ViewSonic Monitor (not flat panel LCD) and everything went great for my 1st week. After this when I would move my mouse to take it off standby my perportions were off and the I could only see half the taskbar...I guess it change the display areas automatically. Also I have noticed some of the edges kinda slant in or curve at the edges some. It's so frustration because the bottom seems to be fine and the top corners can be half there. What's a joe to do?

PS: I Havne't even touched the OSD settings on the monitor itself...


A:ViewSonic Monitor Won't Square Up In Corners

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Hello guys,

So one night when I left my computer on, i wake up at 3AM on a rainy night and i notice my entire room flashing (like from a tv in dark room). I thought I was having a rolling blackout, but as I got to my senses I noticed that my monitor was the only thing turning off and on. I turned it off, and went to sleep. The next morning I went to go turn on my computer and the monitor does the same thing. It turns (about a one to two second delay between each) until I turn the monitor off. The LED light is green. It goes from green, to off, to green, etc. I've had no prior problems with this monitor.

I tried switching out the power cord and plugging it into my wall (not connected to my video card, or anything) luck. It's definately the monitor. I don't know if it's dead or repairable or what. I often leave the computer on over night but i have a 10 minute screensaver and my monitor goes on standby after 20 minutes. When i fell asleep, my monitor was on standby (yellow LED). When I woke up it was the green turning on and off. Doesn't make much sense.

I don't have a my situation is pretty bleek atm.

I have a Viewsonic LCD VX924 3ms that i bought around the holidays of 2005. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Viewsonic LCD Monitor turns off and on constantly

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My monitor seems to be experiencing some kind of problem.

The best way I can describe it is as a 'widescreen' mode. There is a black bar on the top and bottom of the desktop about 1 inch wide and extending across the entire length of the screen. I cannot move the mouse into this portion of the screen.

When adjusting the horizontal and vertical settings, 100% stops with the 1 inch black bars still in place. I cannot seem to make the desktop fit the screen. It seems to have shifted into some other mode of viewing.

I called Viewsonic tech support, but they didn't really know much else to do besides checking my settings. I am at 1024 x 768 resoloution, Radeon 8500 64MB graphics card, Windows XP and have installed the most recent drivers. Even when booting - the black bars are present, as if the monitor has somehow decided that is the mode it wants to be in.

If anyone has come across something like this before or knows how I might be able to fix it, I'd be MUCH obliged!



A:Viewsonic Monitor E771 Problem.

Might be starting to fail, 3 year warranty on those generally check the date on the back. Absolute easiest think to do would be to try it on another computer. On the other computer see if you square up the image with the screen if you can't then its the monitor, if you can it could be the video card.

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What is the best way to clean a flat screen monitor? It's not a flat panel monitor, just a view sonic trinitron style....I got finger smudges and want to know the best cloth/fabic to wipe it with.

A:Wiping off a ViewSonic FlatScreen Monitor

Hi ChunkyTeXas,
I use a clean soft towel and water. It works fine> Turn the monitor off too before you clean it

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I have recently changed my hard drive and had to reinstall all the programs on my computer. Since doing so, the Viewsonic monitor has been stuck in troubleshooting mode. All the fonts and windows are very large, and the only resolution available is 680 x 460, with the only colour option at 16 colours.

What do I do to get a better resolution with this monitor. It worked fine until the hard drive was changed.

I have downloaded the driver for the monitor from the net which was unsuccessful.

I tried changing the adapter from standard to SVGA as recommended by windows, which was rejected by the computer and I had to change it back.

Windows is not accepting the driver that I downloaded.

A:[SOLVED] Viewsonic Monitor problem

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Just upgraded to Win7 64bit. My trusty old monitor has no sound (the picture is fine) I found a driver for a generic Viewsonic x64 driver, but that didn't solve the problem. I read a suggestion somewhere to uninstall the driver and let Windows find it. That didn't solve the problem either. I tested the monitor with my old (XP) system, in case the monitor developed a sudden fault, but there is still sound when I plug it back in there.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I really don't fancy having to buy a new monitor too, after having had to replace my printer and scanner

A:Viewsonic vx2235wm-1 Monitor has no sound.

What does the monitor require? Older monitors, that use VGA or DVI usually have a Jack to connect from the PC's Speaker out (GREEN) to the monitor for sound. No driver is required for that. There is no audio in a VGA or DVI connection, just video.

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I have Viewsonic P225f CRT monitor. My desktop computer has Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-Bit operating system. I want driver suitable for 64-bit. I had tried to install unsigned/signed driver from Viewsonic web site but installation encountered problems. I have a gaming system see specifications below, so I want to install Viewsonic monitor driver instead generic driver. I can send you error details as attachment if you mail me link. Kindly solve this driver problem.


Processor: Intel Quad Core Extreme Processor QX6700
Motherboard: MSI P6N Diamond Nforce 680i SLI
RAM: Corsair Dominator Quad Kit 4GB DDR 2 1100MHz
Graphic Card: NIVIDIA Geforce 8800 Ultra OC SLI (768MBx2)
Hard Disk: Dual 1000 Giga Seagate 7.11, SATA, 32MB Cache for RAID
Sound Card: Creative X-Fi Fatal1ty
Optical Drive: LG 18X DVD-RW, SATA
Speakers: Creative Gigaworks S750
Power Supply: Enermax Galaxy 1000 Watts SLI
Casing: A-Open QF60

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Never mind, as quick as the problem began, it's resolved itself for some reason. Post can be deleted.

I'm having a bit of a strange issue with my ViewSonic VX2258 monitor.
Out of nowhere, the screen started to flicker (not the sort of flickering you might expect from a loose cable, but literally going completely off and back on) every few seconds. Eventually the screen did not come back on at all.
Thinking there was a loose cable, I tried tightening them but to no avail. The light on the monitor is still blue showing that it is detecting an input and Windows still detects that the monitor is plugged in.
When I turn the monitor off and on, I can see the ViewSonic logo, but oddly enough after that it is a black screen and I am unable to get any system menus to appear (the ones that are generated by the monitor itself, not the PC) or change the source. I would have thought that because of this, there is something wrong with the display but that doesn't seem to be the case considering I can see the logo upon starting the monitor. (Perhaps something to do with firmware?)
I don't think that it is a problem with my GPU as my secondary monitor (a Samsung SyncMaster) still seems to be functioning perfectly but just in case, it is a Powercolor Radeon R9 290X and my drivers are all up to date.
Thanks for the help!

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I need help in making my mind up between the gorgeous Lg 1981Q and the attractive Viewsonic Vx924.

I have recently upgraded my desktop and am thinking about shifting to dual screen, mainly for video and web editing (with a little bit of gaming on the side) and need help in picking out new monitor.

one of my problems is that the looks of the tft is very important to me, cos i cant look at something ugly all the time, i would like a tft which is slim and very sexy (just how i like my women )

If anybody owns either of these screens i would really appreciate their feedback, on how good the monitor is and if they would recommend it.



P.s is there really that much noticable difference between 4 and 8 ms, and if so is it going to be noticable when video editing and gaming.

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Title says it all really, just put a scratch in my 3 week old monitor , mildly annoyed about it and wondering whether theres any way to make it go away. When I run my finger over it it dusn't feel like a scratch, but with the monitor off, or showing a bright white screen its quite evident, and running fingernail over it i can tell its an indentation. Against bright white it looks almost like the effect seen if theres water on your monitor (rainbowy), if that helps at all. Basically i'd just like to be not able to see it, and was wondering if you had any suggestions?

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hi all - ive got a problem with my new viewsonic vx2753mh-led monitor. its got 2x hdmi inputs and one vga.

the vga works straight off the bat, but whenever I try and plug the hdmi in it just says no input signal detected and goes black

I noticed in device manager that this was installed as 'generic non-pnp monitor' so after jumping through some hoops i managed to install the driver as 'viewsonic vx2753 SERIES'
Anyway this doesnt seem to have made a difference. still no input through the hdmi.

I have tested to cord on my samsung tv and it worked fine so it can't be a problem with the cord or the graphics card....

just some general info that might be of use:
windows 7 x64
dual monitor setup

the graphics is integrated on the intel i5 chip
my display adapters in device manager says Intel(R) HD Graphics Family.
it has a dvi out, hdmi out, and vga out.

thanks for any help you can give!

A:Viewsonic LCD monitor not recognizing HDMI input signal.

I have a Viewsonic which I'm also trying to run a media PC to connected via an HDMI cable, and I have noticed the exact same thing.

It was working fine for awhile, but recently I have been receiving an error on screen saying the "HDMI to DVI cable as experienced an error" or something to that effect. Note: I am using strictly an HDMI cable, not an HDMI to DVI as the message states (can't explain why I'm getting that message). I did the same thing you did, tested the machine using the same cable on another tv, and it worked fine on the other tv. What's strange is I can connect the cable box to the tv using the identical HDMI cable and it worked fine. Tried again using the same cable from the PC to the tv, and either 1) blank screen, or 2) shrunken screen with the aforementioned error which will go blank once I open Media Center.

Sorry, I don't have an answer, but it seems to me Viewsonic hasn't made a good product in terms of connecting media PC's, for some reason. Of course, my tv is out of warranty at this point. If you find an answer, keep me posted, I'll do the same.

I have a Viewsonic VT2430 monitor/tv, and a Windows Vista 64, with ATI 4200 graphics chip PC.

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Just performed windows update on my Dell Inspiron Desktop 560MT - Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium - 64 bit. I have been using dual monitors on the system since purchase. After performing windows update today my second monitor (connected by HDMI) will no longer display. The other monitor (the working one) is connected via VGA. The system does not recognize it is even connected. At start up however it will display up until login window. I am using two ViewSonic VX2453 Series monitors. I am desperate as I have to have both monitors for work. I have tried unplugging and replugging, restarting it with it unplugged and plugged. I uninstalled the update and have tried autodetect on the system all to no avail. Help!!

A:After Windows update 2nd Viewsonic monitor will no longer display

KChristians, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Sounds like you have WU set to automatically download and install updates, and it updated either the video or monitor driver. If that is what happened check your update history and you can uninstall it from there and should get you back to the previous drive.

Also if that s what it was you might want to set WU to not download and install drivers automatically, step #4 here,

Device Installation Settings

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Me and my friend just finished our computer, we had a few issues with the NZXT Phantom case at first: they didn't send us a few screws so we had to go to the local tech store and buy a few, but everything worked out.


Our screen seems to be having a slight problem: the image of the screen is not taking up the entire space provided by the screen.
There is an option that we found: Auto Image Adjust, and I am sure this is the right one, except: it's disabled!

It's a ViewSonic VX2450wm-LED Full HD 1080p
We have Windows 7 installed on it, and everything is working fine.
The Screen Resolution is set to 1920 x 1080.
DPI Setting is at 150%

Thank's for the help!

A:[SOLVED] ViewSonic Monitor Auto Image Adjust Disabled

How much of the screen is being used?'

What is your GPU?

How is it connected?

Did you install the drivers for the monitor and GPU?

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Dear All Experts,

Hello! How are you all doing? Well today, I came across this Viewsonic LCD Monitor which looks quiet appealing and of course, being manufactured by the leading display technology company of the world  Viewsonic! Heres the link to the product:

Viewsonic VX2433wm (24inch HD LCD Monitor)

Now here's what I need to know:

My main use of an LCD Monitor will be to:

* Watch Movies (Which should include a DVD & High Definition (HD) Quality Videos).
* Play 3D and Normal Games.
* Movies like Jurassic Park, Speed, Titanic, Action Movies, etc...
* Web browsing, doing back work on PC, Listening to music.

So, this in short will be the purpose of using a new LCD Monitor. So far, I am using CRT Monitor.

Once you have gone through the above link, could you kindly let me know how well would this Viewsonic LCD Monitor fair in terms of my above mentioned usage.

BUT NOW HERE's A TwIsT >>> While looking forward to buy an LCD Monitor, one question that kills my decision of buying it is that What if a Touch Screen LCD Monitor will be made available once Windows 7 releases to users. Then would all these LCD Monitors sold out today will be consider completely outdated not only in terms of technology but features as well. However, there are few things that comes to my notice for going with an LCD Monitor and not a Touchscreen one...

a) Touch Screen LCD Monitor is for sure goi... Read more

A:Viewsonic VX2433Wm's - Is it a good LCD Monitor? Should wait for Windows 7 Touch Scre

Hi, Viewsonic is a well known and trusted brand (in my experience) you will find that most modern monitors are well made certainly need to be FCC certified for US sale . Now there is one major element missing from your post. What computer specs have you and most important Memory, Video card and Power supply unit (PSU).

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I have a Viewsonic E-655 and when I put it on my computer nothing happens... if I pull out the power and then replaace it there is just five shimmering balck belts accross thre screen. I tried it on my Mum's computer, and it came up with the message Frequency Over range. What is this.
I had it out last night and had it plugged through a Sanyo projector - ie. the computer plugged into the projector and so did the monitor. Would this have done it? Also, carrying it back out to the car when it was raning might have gotten it wet?

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Viewsonic Monitor "Frequency Over Range"

Only thing I can think of is that your video settings got changed somehow. Can you put another monitor on your machine, boot up into windows. go to start/settings/control panel/display/settings tab/advanced button/adapter tab/ in the drop down box if refresh rate is set to optimal change it to adapter default, save , shutdown and hook up the other monitor. Long shot, probably won't work

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I have an ATI Radeon 4670 card. I have not had trouble getting it to "Dual Display" in the past. Usually I wanted to do an extended display. I am now trying to get it set up with my HDTV with HDMI. I have added the Realtech drivers and HDMI adapter to the video card and have been able to get HDMI and digital sound to the HDTV, I am trying to get the two displayed as clones.

The problem I am having is after getting Catalyst to display the HDTV, I have lost the image on the monitor. In the process of trying to get it back to both displays I have accidently made the HDTV an extension of the monitor. Which is really a cluster as I can not get to the control panel to make any changes. All I have is the extension showing on the big TV but none of the controls. I tried rebooting in safe mode but was unable to access the catalyst control center as it did not boot in safe mode. The big plus is that in safe mode both screens are visible, but I can not undo the Catalyst settings. I am now running a system restore which will take me back to tomorrow settings, which is not ideal but better than not being able to access anything outside of safe mode.

How do I get the TV and monitor to display at the same time?

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Hi there guys,

After helping me before i though id come to you again!

I re-installed xp on an old machine, all perfect. Got a second hand monitor off a friend, works lovely except that the display is too zoomed in kind of thing! Lol it's hard to say but imagine you are on a website it appears zoomed in, you try to zoom out but it goes tiny! any obviously the icons are larger etc but most annoying on internet!

The resolution is on 800x600 but wont allow any of the other settings because it goes black and the monitor says cannot display this video mode.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for any help

A:Monitor trouble!!

Find the specifications for the monitor and see if it will support any resolution higher than 800x600 pixels and at what frame rate.

If it can support higher resolutions, then you may need to install driver software for your video controller.

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I accidently turned the monitor adaptor off.

It just shows a black screen when I try to load my account.

I tried using safe mode (all 3 forms of safe mode) and it wouldnt load

I would really like to know how to turn it back on. Im on another computer right now.

Im not a computer whiz so I might need somebody to walk me through it.

A:monitor trouble

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Where did you run it off at, Device Manager? Is this on board video or a video card?

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I recently took my Hitachi LCD monitor to a LAN party and when i brought it back and hooked everything back up, all it displays is a grey screen. It has signal and power. It is not a system problem because i am using an old e-machines monitor now. Any help is appreciated

A:please help, monitor trouble

If it has both VGA and DVI have you tried both?

Does your comp have dual monitor support?

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I am having trouble with my monitor. The display is fuzzy and the screen flickers. Any suggestions??

A:monitor trouble

Raise the display resolution and screen refresh rate to a higher level. Right-click on a blank area of desktop, choose properties, then settings, and move the slider to the right. Refresh rate is under monitor settings. Don't be fooled: what Windows says is "optimal" rarely is. Set it to at least 72 Hz. You may have to reboot for it to take effect. Some monitors (especially larger ones) don't like running at low resolutions.

If that doesn't fix it you may need to update your graphic card drivers.

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I have been having a lot of trouble with my second monitor, once I need to unhook my laptop I have a hell of a time getting it to work again, this time it has been 2 days and I am not any closer, so I am hoping someone can help me.

I have a Toshiba Satellite A505 8 months old, with Windows 7 64 bit, 500 mg HD, 4 mg memory, and what happens is I go into screen res and select extend these displays, but the monitor doesnt get recognized, I try to reboot hoping it will get recognized and it goes back to the default of show desktop on one monitor. I checked to see if there are updates for graphics card, apparently they are up to date.
To make matters worse I now have programs "trapped" on the other monitor and do not know how to bring them back, so basically I cannot use the laptop alone or with the second monitor.

Thank you in advance!

A:Second monitor trouble

no suggestions? Did I leave something out? Let me know if I did and I will provide the info, I would really appreciate some assistance, thanks.

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I need help!!!!
My monitor screen is black with a colored strip in the middle horizontally. I know windows is running, because I hear the musically start up. I can not get to my start key or to the desktop.......what do I need to do???????????

A:Monitor trouble

Welcome to TSG

Have you tried it on another computer or another monitor on that computer?

Really it does not sound good. It sounds like the monitor died. The cost of getting it fixed would be high and I suggest gettinga new one.

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I have two monitors for one computer. Since it is new, I am installing the games and other software I had on my last computer. Most everything has been working fine. However, there is one game/educational software that, after installing it, opens up in the middle of the two monitors and it is not a moveable window. It isn't functional to have it divided like that and so we cannot use it at this point. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, and it still does the same thing. I am running XP, and this seems to be the only program that doesn't open solely in one window. Is there some setting in the installation process I missed, or a setting on the computer?

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Recently I did a bit of work on my PC. Half the time the monitor would not get a signal even though it was plugged in. I eventually got it working but then put in another fan. Since it is a crouded space, i had to take out all of the cords. It works fine, but the same monitor problem. Its plugged into a Micro-Star board and the plug is loose.


A:Monitor trouble

I don't know how, but mom performed a miracle of some sort.

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I just ordered new parts from M7VIF kt333/ddr333/u133/S, ATXX motherboard, Athlon XP 1800+ pcu, DDR333 512mb PC2700ram, geforce4 ti4200 ddr 128mb video card. I know they are all compatible. When i go to boot up my computer, everything sounds normal, all the fans go on etc. But the monitor goes into a sleep-mode type of state. Actually, as soon as i plus the monitor into the 3d card it does it. I've tried other 3d cards, i've tried other monitors and i've tried other RAM and still no luck.

A:Monitor (i think) trouble

sounds more like your processor isn't starting.

Pull everything out except processor, ram, vid card, will it post
Recheck that the processor is firnly seated, heatsink/fan firmly attached and starting, and that the fan is plugged into the cpu fan header.

If it still won't start, take the motherboard out of the case and lay it along side, try to start it then, could be a short from motherboard to case.

You could try moving the fsb jumper to 100 and see if it will start at a slower speed.

Until you get at least an error beep it's unknown if the processor is running or not.

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K, so i just bought a new comp on newegg and this is my first time putting one together.

Last night i got everything fired up and everything wired correctly. But, when i hooked the monitor up it did the analog/digital back and forth, then went to a screen that said "check signal cable". I have 2 of the exact same monitors cuz i plan on dual boxing so i tested out the other one and the same thing happened. I have reseated the video card a few times now and i have insured the cables were on tight. Also, last night i did have the comp doing a long beep at me about every 30 seconds while it was on. I gave up on it.

But, now today i came back to it and picked up where i left off. It now no longer goes to the "check signal cable" screen. It goes from the analog/digital flip flop straight to the black screen and the power LED just blinks. The computer also does not beep at me anymore....

I'm boggled, anyone have any tips or suggestions?

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

EVGA 017-P3-1294-AR GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 Bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

SAMSUNG ToC T220 Rose-Black 22" 2ms GTG Widescreen LCD Monitor

GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD5 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

any other specs u need to know just lemme know....i appreciate the help in advance.

A:HELP, monitor trouble

I dont want to be so quick to call out on a dead part, but something isnt working.

If every part was working fine, you would have a working PC obviously, so I am inclined to believe the card, or the motherboard is dead.

Or something isnt seated all the way, but if everything really is seated in its proper slot correctly, and all power connections are made, some part is malfunctioning. Easiest way is to test the parts in a known working system.

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Hi, I have a Princeton VF723 monitor and I have been having troubles with it for a few months now... The best way to descibe it is, it fluxuates. It will zoom in, then out, and get brighter when it zooms in. I can adjust it with the buttons on the front, but it fluxuates back and forth. Is this something that a local computer shop can fix, or do I need a new monitor?

A:Monitor trouble...

Have you tried another montior?
I would say its time for a new PC, but if possible I would try a new one before I bought a new one.
One thing you can do is bring the tower to a PC shop and ask them what the problem is. If they test out the system and say its the monitor, you know what to buy.

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My monitor has begun turning itself on & off continuously. The power light turns yellow then green for a split second then the screen flashes the desktop for about 1/20th of a second and then it powers off, only to repeat the sequence about two seconds later. This has been going on for two days now. The model is an IBM ThinkVision 6734-LB1 Flat panel.

Here's what I've attempted so far:

Unplugged it for a few hours
Let it run all day
hooked it up to my laptop with same result
hooked it up to other desktop with same result
run troubleshooter (ha ha)
updated graphics drivers
updated all system drivers incl. BIOS and firmware
cried & whined

All to no avail.
I'm pretty sure I've eliminated the possibility of it being computer related so I need to focus on the actual monitor and the cables it attaches with. The cables passed my novice level visual inspection. I don't get to spend any more money on this computer so I need to figure a way to fix this dilemma. Any ideas would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks.

A:Monitor Trouble

I've seen this twice recently.
In one case, the connection to the video card was loose, and it wasn't obvious.
Tightening the mounting screw solved the problem.
In the other, the transformer was bad, but I don't know if this applies to your monitor.
At the very least I would reseat the graphics card, if you have one.

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Hello everybody, I get to ask the goofiest question of all time. I just got a sweet deal on an acer al2002w 20" monitor. It was filthy so the only thing i had laying around was baby wipes."I just upgraded from a crt by the way"lol. Now on either side of the monitor, I have like this blotchy resadue on the inside. I have not had this for more than 24 hours. Please somebody help.

A:monitor trouble

yeah, that was a bad thing to use.

the residue you describe probably isn't on the inside, and will clean off with water if you do it properly.

first, never use anything that can break down, like paper products. They will leave behind particles of paper.

Second, never use any type of cleaning solution. Many contain alcohols and other compounds that can harm your monitor.

A microfiber cloth, and pure water, is what i've used for a long long time. Make sure you ring the cloth well first. Your cleaning the monitor, NOT washing it.

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I have two monitors going on my set up at home. Last night my main 20 inch Hanns G monitor started to flash on and off with the power indicator still green and on. While my main monitor was doing this my second monitor had no trouble at all. It did not flash. My main monitor went back to normal after a minute or so. This has happened twice for what seems like no reason at all. It happened once while I was in a game and once while I wasn't even touching my computer. Any and all help would be nice.

Thank you.

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hello. i have a problem i got an apple 18in, i bought the vga adapter how can i configure it out...

Peter Vanegas

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Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone knows how to reset a monitor to its original factory settings. It is a Lenovo stock CRT monitor that came bundled with my computer. I have tested my computer on other monitors and everything is fine. However, I can't seem to get my settings just right on this monitor. No matter how hard I try it just doesn't get any better. The picture is off-centered and a little "wavy" on the sides. I have tried manually configuring the monitor with it's settings and have no luck at all. I can still use the monitor but I just can't get the picture squared up. Any suggestions? Is there any way to reset it? Thanks for your time and I look forward to your responses.

A:CRT Monitor Trouble...Help! :(

The "wavy lines" on the edges suggests an electronics failure within the monitor (possibly also limiting the horizontal deflection).

Since your PC is OK with other monitors, I would start blaming the monitor.

There is no "setting" that would cause the wavy edges.

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Hi, I just got a new monitor. It's used, but still very good. It is an IBM P260 Trinitron CRT. It's 21 inches. My problem is that I can't get the brightness down low enough. Depending on how I set the color temperature, it lets me turn the brightness down more/less. But I like the color temp where it is. I have an nvidia 6800 gt. So it has a lot of color settings of it's own. But It won't let me get it looking good. The brightness setting in it, is not a good subsitute for the monitor one. Any ideas as to why the brightness is so high?

A:Monitor trouble

Alex4 said:

Hi, I just got a new monitor. It's used, but still very good.. Any ideas as to why the brightness is so high?Click to expand...

Maybe someone sold you a monitor that is not "still very good"?

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While working on my computer suddenly my screen will get real wide and I can't X out of anything. Sometimes it will return to normal by itself other times I have to restart to get it to return to normal. What do I do?


A:monitor trouble

Sounds like a possible video card / driver error. Try reinstalling the drivers, or updating them off the manufacturers site.

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hello...i am having a problem with my monitor.

my computer is a 4 year old compaq presario 5100 series. i have made no hardware modifications to it at all. the only thing it has now that it did not have originally is a wireless card.

a few months ago, i noticed some faint lines on my crt monitor. i thought i needed a new monitor, so i purchased a flat panel LCD monitor, but to no avail.....i still had the same problem, but to a lesser extent.

now i am finding that my monitor works only intermittently. often i turn on the computer & get a message on my monitor that says 'no signal'. when this occurs, the computer seems to boot as normal, makes no unusual sounds....i just don't see anything on the monitor aside from the message that there is no signal.

my first thought was that i need a new video card. however, if anyone can affirm that this might be the problem, or suggest other things i could try, i would greatly appreciate it!


A:Monitor trouble

Most likely is your video card. Could also be the MOBO. If you have an extra video card somewhere swap it and see if you get the same problems.

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I just finished doing a recovery on my other computer.
I rebooted it and it was fine, but it had everything in defaults.
So I installed my video cards drivers and so forth and was promted to restart it.
I did so i reset it and it came back up. I disabled the old Intel graphics card via device manager and enabled the "new" card. It told me i needed to restart for the changes to take effect. Now I watched it boot up, but after the windows loading screen, with the scrolling bar thing the monitor went into power saving mode. Now it starts up and finishes, it doesn't crash cause it's still on and makes the appropriate sounds for starting up. I think that the card doesn't recognize the monitor or vice versa. Any help would be appreciated thanks in advance. Oh, if you need any info about the hardware on the computer let me know. (I doubt you will though).

A:Monitor Trouble

ok i found a way to get it to display, but the display looks like it does after a critical error, with the color all messed up.

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Hey guys,
I recently bought a new computer and monitor. Everytime I run a game on it, after about 15-20min max of playing it will shut off the monitor saying the frequencies are too high. It is not a window msg, it looks like it is part of the monitor. From there I have to reboot to use monitor again. My monitor is a NEC MultiSync FE771 and I am using a ATI Radeon 9600 (128mb)vid card. Works fine in everything but gaming. I have directx 9.0b and the latest radeon drivers. Any ideas?

A:Monitor Trouble

Does it do the same thing with different monitors?

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Hello all. I am having a little trouble with my monitor. You see, my laptop screen broke so I connected an external monitor it was fine but recently I tried to install Ubuntu 8.10. It installed fine but when I restarted and it went into the bootloader I couldn't see anything! Once I start up windows the monitor works fine but before I start windows or when I start Ubuntu it just shows up on a tiny portion of my cracked LCD screen. I am wondering is there any way to disable the built in screen on my laptop completely and just use the external monitor even before windows starts. If you could help me that would be great. Thanks

-A very confused Legend Biscuits

Additional info:
Current OS: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Os I am trying to install: Ubuntu/Linux 8.10
Laptop: Dell Inspirion 1300
External Monitor: Dell M570

A:Monitor trouble...

Can no one help???

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My PC will no longer recognise the monitor for what it is. It has a native solution of 1440 * 900 and it did work fine on this.
Without me seeing any reason, it suddenly does not want to show this resolution anymore in the screen list and this problem occured out of the blue, not related to an update of XP or whatever. Is there anybody that can tell me what to do to restore this?
I need to mention that when I used the pc on it's own for a while and after that connected the monitor, it actually recognised the correct sreen for 1 session. A new start up gave me the same troubles.
I tried: updating the driver for the video card, installing the monitor (HP w19ew), rolling back drivers, nothing seems to help.

PC: Fijutsi Siemens Amilo M (Labtop/Notebook)
Video card: Intel: 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics
Windows XP Home edition (Updated up to today). Although the Norwegian version (I bought this PC when I was living Norway).

Any hints welcome.

A:Monitor trouble

Maybe caused by a virus or other malware infection...

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I just purchased a new monitor, but am having trouble with the display.

My previous monitor was an LG 22", the new one is a 27" Achieva Shimian.

My motherboard is the Sabretooth Z77, and my video card is the Nvidia 660ti.

The monitor functions perfect, the problem is there's little green lines running horizontally on my monitor! At first I assumed it would have to be a driver issue. I ended up completely uninstalling all of my Nvidia drivers, and doing a clean install with the latest drivers. This did not solve the problem.

When I go to device functions there is an ! on the Nvidia 660ti icon. Device Type - Display Adapters. The device status reads : Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

I had read this prior to doing a clean install with the Nvidia drivers, so I had hoped this was the problem.

When I go to the the Start Menu and then the Device and Printers Tab I see there is no Monitor listed. Now i'm wondering is the problem perhaps that the PC/motherboard is not detecting the new monitor? When I try to go into the Nvidia Settings icon I get the following error : Nvidia display settings are not available. You are not currently using a display attached to an Nvidia GPU.

I'm pretty stumped here. Does anyone have any ideas?


A:Trouble with new monitor

The horizontal lines on the monitor are going to indicate a H/W issue with the monitor itself, not your video card/ motherboard. As for the Nvidia GPU errors you are receiving did you reinstalled the latest drivers for your card?

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Well, I've had my flat screen for over a year now and until recently I've never had any problems with it. It's a NEC MultiSync LCD 1765 and its acting quite odd lately.

For the first two minutes when my computer is on it acts perfectly normal but soon after it begins to bug out. I get small lines that run all the way across the screen horizontally and occassionally will flash, and anytime I play a game the brightness is screwed up also. It starts out fine but then it will get extremely bright and its diffucult to see and 30 seconds later its fine. If someone could help me out it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Monitor Trouble

1.) Check the 15-pin monitor cable to see if any pins are bent or broken off.
2.) Even if the cable checks out, try a different monitor cable.
3.) Make sure your graphic card is firmly in it's slot.
4.) Because this monitor has analogue connectors, it is possible to over adjust the frequency which could cause damage to the display.
5.) Make sure the display is not exposed for long periods of time to direct sunlight.
6.) Do not cover your monitor immediatly after you have turned it off. Allow the display time to vent the heat build up.
7.) Make sure that there are no magnetic devices near your PC, especially on the side where the graphic card is located. The same for your display.
8.) Make sure there are no lamps or devices with a built in transformer near your PC or display. A lot of components, especially older devices are not magnetically shielded.

I hope this helped.

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I have a Compaq monitor MV540 15" screen. Recently it has been acting weird. The screen floats downwards slowly and the task bar disappears. Occassionally a light set of gray lines squiggle quickly across the center of the screen during this floating down. I noticed that when I go from page to page it is more obvious. When the taskbar disappears and won't return once in awhile I use the settings on front of the monitor to reset the screen to appear normal. Then after being on awhile the screen will shrink back to a different size. Hope you understand this! It isn't an all the time problem yet! But I do worry! Ever hear of such a thing? Take care. angel

A:Monitor Trouble?

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Maybe you can help me with this problem I am having. I think it is the tube but I am not entirely sure. I have a 17 inch monitor which a while ago made a burning sound inside so I left it alone. About 2 weeks later I tried it again and it wouldn't turn on so I opened it and took the fuse out. Then I noticed the fuse was still good so I put it back in the monitor and then the monitor turned on but didn't display a picture. It has been like that even since.

A:Monitor Trouble

The burning sound you heard probably came from the high voltage section. Probably something burnt out. The cost of having it repaired would be almost as high as getting a new monitor and possibly more. It is dangerous to put you hands in there if you are not familiar with repairing them. There can be in excess of 20,000 volts in there even with it shut off and unplugged. Otherwards it can cause serious injury.

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The monitor sporatically go'es black, then comes back on.
I have a nvidia vanta tnt2 lt video card. had trouble with the driver download from nvidia. So tried one from
Seems to be to much junk that comes with driver.
Tried another monitor same problem. any ideas?


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Hey guys,

To begin with, my specs are as follows -

I have a AMD Radeon HD 7800 series for my graphics driver.

Since I got my PC i've had trouble connecting 2 monitors, when I first loaded it up, it wouldn't connect through the VGA port or HDMI port that was connected to the motherboard. However, when I connected my HDMI to my Samsung television through the HDMI port on my graphics card it worked just fine, recently i've tried connecting a second 'Aquos' tv through both HDMI and VGA which are connected to the motherboard, (not the graphics card as there isn't enough ports on the graphics) but have been unsuccessful, this makes me think that it's an issue with the VGA and HDMI ports on the motherboard, however my keyboard is connected to my PS/2 port on my motherboard so it's not all faulty. Any help would be hugely appreciated, thanks.

A:Trouble with second monitor.

VonWebb, welcome to the Seven Forums.

First thing is to go into the bios and look for a setting called "IGD Multi-monitor", and make sure it is set to enabled. That is the setting that allows you to use the Intel graphics at the same time as a video card.

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I am having trouble getting my monitor to boot up. I have a message that it is in the Power Save Mode and to press any key to escape, but when I press a key, it continues to stay in Power Save mode. I have checked connections and restarted my computer. Any suggestions?

A:monitor trouble

The easiest thing to try would be to plug the monitor into a different PC and see if it works. If it doesn't chances are there is something wrong with the monitor, if it does work then chances are there is something wrong with your PC. Possibly the video card is on the way out of this life.

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first of all i have to say that, i'm complete dumb *** with computers. so try and understand, ok good thanks
couple of days ago i bought a scanner and started to install the drivers for it. everything went fine untill the install-program asked if i'd like to start my computer again. i chose no because i had more of software to install: my monitor went to power save mode and wouldn't come alive. i thought ok and snapped the power off from monitor and computer. started them again, got to windows and started the installing again. this time when it asked will you restart now or later, i chose now. install softwares own restart-program started and it got out of windows, monitor went to power save mode but... computer did not start again. monitor stayed in power save mode and computer had power on.
please help me, what the____ should i do?

editted out the four letter word, please refrain from using, it is against the board rules.

A:monitor trouble??

Your going to have to try booting up in safe mode, press F8 just after the memory count and choose safe mode. Once in windows uninstall the offending software.

That is of course you can see the monitor while booting.

Other thing would be to reset cmos by removing the battery for awhile, you would have to reconfigure your hard disks in setup afterware unless there set to auto detect.

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ok I have a17" monitor on a win 98 comp..when I start up the viewing area is smaller than the screen so I adjust the settings on the monitor and when I restart the computer the settings go back to the smaller screen. I am unsing the 800x600 resolution and the adjustments that I made are on the monitor itself....can anyone tell me if there is a setting in win98 that i'm missing?


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Hello, I have a Dell E521. I have a 15" CRT Monitor.

My problem is, every now and then, when I turn my computer on, nothing will show up on the monitor. I would check cables, open the computer up to make sure nothing is loose, but nothing worked. Then the next day it would magically work again.

I just bought a new Dell LCD Monitor (SE198WFPF), now it is doing the same thing of not showing anything on the screen. I replugged in the CRT monitor to make sure it still works, which it did. I am confused.

Any help would be great. Thank you.

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I recently bought a RCA high definition TV when I got it home I noticed that it had an SVGA port on the back. So I plugged my computer's video card up to it and it worked just fine as a monitor(it was able to go to 1024x768). It found a driver for it and I installed it. About a week after It mysteriously stopped working. I tried unplugging the computer and the TV but nothing changed. When I try to start up the TV says unusable signal and the computer goes for a little while than shuts off by itself. Any ideas on how to get it back working???

A:TV Monitor Trouble

Sounds like your signal out from your vid card got changed. go to start/settings/display/settings tab/advanced/output device

Check and see what signal you are sending, I don't use it, can't remember for sure

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I have a 19inch Samsung SyncMaster 906BW. For the last couple weeks it has been doing something really funny. Not quite sure how to explain it but it seems colors are dragging off to the right of the actual colored object. Looking almost like a motion blur moving from the right side of any object (text, pictures, graphics etc) Though it shows up on any background it is most noticeable (of course) on white.

I hope this is a fixable issue, the monitor is fairly new (but purchased open box) and I use it very often for graphic/web design (becoming increasingly more difficult)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

In addition, I have a Dell Inspiron 531, running a Nvidia GeForce 6150SE through VGA.

A:LCD monitor trouble!

Are there any adjustment controls on the monitor or settings on your graphics controller?

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Hi there the other day I tried hooking up my old Windows 98 MultiSync75 monitor to my Windows XP laptop and after a bit of tweaking I got it to work and just as I started watching a video the screen on the second monitor went black and no matter what I do it's not changing from the black screen. The laptop seems to detect that it's there and the monitor seems to know the laptop is sending information to it because the light is green, but it's just a blank black screen. Can anyone tell me how to fix this? :(

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I am trying to install a second monitor to my existing setup. I had looked at upgrading my video card to a dual monitor type but my PC won't take the card. I decided to go, instead, for a USB 2.0 VGA adapter as that seemed the easiest solution. I have followed the steps on the instructions and all seems fine but when it tells me to adjust the display settings for the second monitor, which is present, I select the second monitor in Desktop>Properties>Settings>Display and when I select it all seems fine until I check the box to "Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor" When I apply the changes the box becomes unchecked again. I am by no means an expert and I have had a good search around to try and find the answer myself but I think that I am becoming a bit "out of my depth". I did read somewhere that the existing device has to be PCI or some other type. It is PCI but they also said that it has to be device 0 or 1. It isn't, it's device 2. How do I change it? Anybody any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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OS: Vista 64-bit
Mobo: Gigabyte G41M-ES2H
CPU: Intel e5200 @ 2.5
GPU: Power Color Radeon 4670
Ram : 2x2Gb Kingston
Monitor: Benq e2200hd

I purchased the Benq monitor a few days ago which supports HDMI/DVI/VGA with a resolution up to 1920x1080.
I first hooked up the monitor via a DVI to VGA converter. It worked flawlessly in this mode.
However, after purchasing a new DVI-D cable, problems began.

In DVI mode, the screen refuses to show the boot screen or bios. The screen only becomes visible once windows has loaded.
But once it has loaded windows, I am unable to select certain resolutions, such as 1280x720 and 1920x1080 (native resolution).

I have made sure that the refresh rates are within in range, and have also installed the driver that came with the monitor, as well as tried the driver which windows acquires through its automatic update service... but to no avail.

The monitor just seems to be very sporadic, and it seems like the driver for monitor is taking no effect... as throwing random drivers at it does exactly the same thing - no worse, no better.

I also tried switching over to the mother board's onboard GPU(Intel 4500), but it also had the exact same problem as the radeon 4670.

One last thing for now - I tested the monitor with a different computer which supported DVI as well. It also didn't show the boot screen at first, but after getting to windows, installing the driver, and restarting, it worked flawlessly after that.
But I must note that ... Read more

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Hi, so I just recently bought this monitor
a 22 inch benq. My question pertains to the audio aspect. The monitor has no speakers and the inputs are hdmi, d-sub, and dvi. I have my xbox 360 hooked up to it through HDMI but I want to know how to hook up my pc computers to this monitor so I can get sound going out of my 360 since the hdmi only gives me video because of the lack of monitor speakers. Many people who have written reviews for the product say they have their xbox and ps3's hooked up through hdmi but no one mentions audio. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.

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my monitor has not worked since a storm a few days ago. it comes on but the screen stays black and occasionally flashes a check pc and check connection message. what should i do?
It is an eMachine model: W3052
ATI Radeon X1600pro
AMD Sempron 3000+

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Hello, I am currently using Windows Xp Home Edition and I am having a problem with my Princeton monitor.. Sometimes for no reason it will expand so that I have to go into the monitor options and shrink it back down.. Then after a period of time (ranging from 5 minutes to 5 hours) it will shrink back down and I have to fit it back to the screen. I am currently running on 1024x768. I have installed the newest drivers and that did not help.

A:Monitor Trouble

Assuming a CRT monitor:

If the whole picture "expands" and "contracts", then you should suspect the EHT circuitry in the monitor.

If the EHT (normally about 25,000 volts) goes low, the electron beam spends longer in the deflection field as it travels slower, and gets deflected further. The result is an enlarged display area.

Not a "user serviceable" issue unless you have extra-high-voltage (EHT) test gear and are experienced.

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My monitor is giving me trouble. When I look at the monitor the screen is like looking through a fog. Can any one give advice on how to correct this? Thank you in advance for your reply.

Here is the data on the system and monitor.

From SysInfo
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2038 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 78520 MB, Free - 42943 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0H7276
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
Mainboard : Dell 0H7276
Chipset : Intel i915G
Processor : Intel Pentium 4 520 @ 2800MHz
Physical Memory : 2048MB (2 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card : Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
Hard Disk : HDS728080PLA380 (82GB)
DVD-Rom Drive : HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4480B
CD-Rom Drive : LITE-ON CD-ROM LTN-489S
Monitor Type : DCLCD DCL9A+ - 19 inches
Network Card : Broadcom BCM5751 NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 3 (32-bit)
DirectX : Version 9.0c
Monitor General Information :
Product ID : DCL1992
Model : DCLCD DCL9A+
Manufacture : Week 12of2006
Video Input Type : Analogic, Composite sync
Max. Horiz./Vert. Size : 38 cm / 30 cm
Monitor Size : 19.1 inches (estimated)
Aspect Ratio : 5:4
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Recently i tried setting up a secondary monitor under the setting of "Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor". Immediately my secondary screen showed that it was receiving input but the screen remained blank. The backlight turned on I am able to scroll my mouse over to the secondary screen(I cannot see my mouse on the secondary screen but it leaves my primary one and takes several seconds for me to scroll back implying it has moved on to the second screen). When i check the status of my screens in the display settings or my ATI Control Center it tells me that both screens (and adapters) are enabled and working properly.

This is definitely not a hardware problem because when i switch screens the same problem happens where my primary screen works but my secondary only glows and remains blank.

I am using Windows XP Professional SP2, with an ALL-IN-WONDER 9600 series graphics card. I have downloaded all the latest drivers from the ATI web site.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I am new to the forums, and think this is where this should be posted.

I was trying to fix the settings on my dual monitors today, and some how managed to shut one off. I think it may be disabled. But, I can not for the life of me, figure out how to get it back on. I have tried using Vista's controls, and Nvidia controls. Neither will bring it back up.

It was running 1440x900, but when I got on this morning it was running 800x600, and I was just trying to fix it

I did try reloading the driver, but the driver I downloaded from Acer would not load with Vista 64bit, and I can not find a vista driver

Vista 64bit
Acer Al1916W Monitors
NVidia 8800GTS video card

if you need to know more just ask, and any sort of help would be great


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ok, so I got the monitor back up finally.

I still can not get it to run at 1440x900, currently the highest it will run is 1024x768. It is on the vista non-pnp driver. I can not get the Acer driver to load. Any ideas on that

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What is the root problem I'm having and a workable solution for connecting a 3rd monitor to a Win 8.1 Pro x64 desktop?

My primary desktop has a ATI Radeon HD 46000 Series display adapter with 1 gb or onboard dedicated video memory. I have a HP w2338h LCD monitor (1920x1080) as my primary on HDMI. I have a Dell s2404W (Digital, 1920x1080) across from me for watch videos on DVI. It's defined as extended desktop. Now I connected a ViewSonic VA2012wb (1680x1050) on to VGA 15-pin. This third monitor is intended to be vertical for reading, leaving my primary monitor available to work on. Unfortunately I seem to be limited to have just two monitors active at a time. A third monitor must become disabled.

Can anyone explain what brick wall I seem to be hitting with a third monitor? The adapter has three monitor connectors and I don't recall reading anything about being limited to two (of three) at once.

If it's a limitation of the adapter, can I get all three monitors active if I place the third monitor on another video adapter, preferable a USB3-based adapter?

I'm running Win 8.1 Pro x64 on an ASUS P6 X58-E WS motherboard with a Xeon 5600 6-core processor. I currently have 13gb of memory.

Thank you in advance for any insights.

A:Trouble activating a third monitor?

Go to Control Panel > Display > Adjust Resolution. Does it show 3 monitors or 2? Some video cards will make you use a DVI to VGA adapter to connect a VGA monitor. And some will just put a VGA connector next to the DVI connector and feed them both from the same source. How many video connectors are on that card and what type are they?

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Hi all,
my girlfriend just installed win7 over her xp pro in her dell dimention 3000.
the with onboard intel graphics. The problem is the display is huge but she can't seem to change them to the proper size res. she has done driver downloads and upgrades but the vga driver keeps taking over and giving no option to resize.
Just a note..we both just graduated an ComTIA a+ net+ class so tech help would be helpful...yes it is pluged in

A:trouble with win7 and monitor

Quote: Originally Posted by meadewolf1

Hi all,
my girlfriend just installed win7 over her xp pro in her dell dimention 3000.
the with onboard intel graphics. The problem is the display is huge but she can't seem to change them to the proper size res. she has done driver downloads and upgrades but the vga driver keeps taking over and giving no option to resize.
Just a note..we both just graduated an ComTIA a+ net+ class so tech help would be helpful...yes it is pluged in

try going to the trouble shooter in the screen resolution setting are the problem fixer if not that try putting an alternate graphics card in

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Hello, just recently my computer has had trouble displaying on the monitor when I start it up. It will proceed to the little bar where windows is loading, but then the monitor goes to "power saving mode". If I blindly type in my password and hit enter, I can hear the sound that I logged on, but it won't display anything on the screen. Any suggestions?

A:Trouble connecting to monitor

Boot to safe mode (hit F8) after the bios but before the line on the bottom of the screen. In there change your video resolution down to 640x480 or 800x600 then reboot.

10 to 1 says your display resolution or refresh rate are off and the monitor won't show them. I am assuming this happened after changing the display properties?

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Heyo folks,

having trouble with a dual-monitor's what i am working with...

Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT
viewsonic va720 on vga
viewsonic va903b on d-sub

if i am looking at them, the 903 is on the right the 720 is on the left. That is the order I want the images to appear. However, I want them to be in dualview setup, with primary display on the RIGHT, and the extra space monitor on the left. This seems to go against everything windows thinks is holy.

I used nvidia control panel, and get the order of the monitors right, but it automatically makes my "left" monitor be the primary display. I change the primary display and it just ignores whatever I select. When I go to the windows video settings options, the little checkboxes are disabled (I assumed disabled by Nvidia?)

Any ideas how to get extra space on the left? right now i have to move mouse right to wind up on my left-hand screen, and that sucks.

Thanks ahead of time,


A:monitor trouble in windows XP


I can get my icons / background programs that normally come up during startup on the right hand monitor, just not the start bar. Just thought I'd include that out there.

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I used virtualbox to install windows 98. But after I installed, it was, at first, in 2 colours, and then, I wanted to change it to 256 coulours and the option was just not there. There only was a 16-colour option. How do I give this virtual win98 a 256 colour virtual monitor?

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