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Widescreen monitor & video board drivers problem

Q: Widescreen monitor & video board drivers problem

Hi everyone.
Yesterday I bought a new monitor (Packard Bell viseo 190W), I've plugged it to my computer, but something is not working: while windows (I've XP pro) is loading the logo appears and everything seems to be ok, but just before the "user-interface" loads, the monitor goes black showing a "NO SIGNAL" message. I tried to uninstall ati-drivers (my graphic card is ati radeon 9250, 256MB ram), it works but obviously is in low mode graphic. If i try to reinstall catalyst + drivers the problem comes back. I tried Omega drivers too, same problem :\

What should I do? Any suggestions?

Thanks for help
@moderator can u change "video board" with "graphic card" in the thread title? thanks

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I recently installed a new Acer Model S211HL monitor and a new Nvidia GEForce 6200 video board. I'm running 1024x768 mode with True Color-32bit with large fonts. Everything on my video screen seems wider than normal and the height seems shorter than normal.

What could be the cause of this?

Thanks for any help.

A:Monitor/Video Board Problem

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I am trying to watch video on my 22" widescreen lcd. For some reason the video won't stretch and cover the entire screen.

The video used to do that; now it won't. I don't know wtf happened.

I'm watching xvids using Ffdshow and wmp11.

Any ideas?

To summarize: I have black bars on the left and right of the video now. I would like it to stretch.


A:WMP11 - Bars on video / widescreen monitor

What is your monitor's preferred screen resolution?
Check your monitor's documentation.

What resolution are you using?
RIGHT click a blank spot on the desktop.
Left click properties.
Go to screen size.

The above are for XP. Which version of Windows are you running? Which flavor or XP or Vista?

Have you tried to run WMP 11 in full screen mode?

Have you checked for the latest drivers for your video card / chip?


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Hi! This is my first post so I apologise for any noobishness.
My friend has a problem with her PC in that it seems to be outputting a 4:3 full screen image which is being stretched to fill the widescreen monitor its plugged into. The desktop is stretched and squashed and videos play stretched as well. There is also considerable screen tearing when watching videos. I've tried changing the display settings to every option available and none of them seem to make any difference. How can I fix this? If I remember correctly it's running Windows 7.

A:PC outputting full screen video to widescreen monitor

This sounds like a resolution issue.  Right click an empty space on the desktop and select Screen Resolution.  Change the Resolution to the recommended resolution and press the OK button.

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Hello, It would be outstanding if one of you intelligent gentlemen or ladies could help me with this issue.

I have a chaintech 7NIL motherboard and a chaintech FX5600 video card set to a digital Viewsonic VG171b which I have had for a few years.

The problem is that the monitor will flicker periodically. It is not flickering constantly, as per a refresh rate issue, but rather at random times. Sometimes the right side of the screen will flash a quick line, sometimes the whole picture just adjusts/flickers.

It is not a big issue that prevents normal use of the computer, but it is quite annoying!

I have the latest nVidia drivers. I have the refresh rate and resolution set ot the native for the LCD, and I have tried chanign the quality settings within the computer, but it hasn't worked.

Any suggestions?


A:Problem with Monitor and Video Drivers?

Plug out the monitor from the graphics card and check for dirt. Assuming there is none then try it on someone elses to see if the same thing happens. Double check the refresh rate on your and your friends computer. If it happens on there computer then there could be something wrong with the monitor. If it behaves normally then im stumped. Could be something with the graphics card. Try another monitor with it to see if the same flickering accours. It happens sometimes on my laptop but only when the bulb is warming up. OH The Bulb? that could be causing it. Dont know how to check though.

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Hey there,

Well, I using a 32" LCD TV as my primary monitor, it runs well at 1360x768 but I got the problem when a game runs in 1024 x 768 or other 4:3 resolution its not possible to stretch the image cause Win7 RC put the game in the middle and there are dark areas to both sides of the centered image. Thats really annoying, I never got this problems with 7000 release. Anyone got some idea about this issue? When its a feature, how to turn it off?

Im using a Nvidia 9800 GTX with the latest Win7 Beta Drivers from Nvidia.



A:Problem with a widescreen monitor

Im havin the same exact prob i guess its a bug with the new wddm 1.1 graphics drivers for now a temporary fix is downgrading to the 179.xx versions and running the setup in compatibility mode i recommend the 179.13 from NVIDIA & Laptop News | Latest NVIDIA drivers and related news |


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I just installed Windows 7 and installed the latest Nvidia drivers. I can run at standard resolutions but when I try to switch to native wide screen resolutions, my monitor indicates the "input is not supported".

Widescreen resolutions work fine in Safe mode or when the Nvidia drivers are not installed. I have tried using older versions of the drivers but it seems nothing seems to be working.

Is anyone else having this problem?

System specs:
-Windows 7, 32 bit
-nVidia 9600GT (driver version 190.32 WHQL)
-nForce 780i
-Asus AL1916W display

A:Windows 7 Widescreen Nvidia drivers - Problem

Here's a link to the latest driver.


Try that out.

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Maybe a dumb question for you experts : does a bigger monitor require a more powerful video board ? Specifically a 22" Samsung 226BW LCD and a Nvidia GeForce 8400GS 256MB for Vista - no gaming .

A:Video Board vs Monitor Size

No, those will be fine together.

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trying to salvage a Packard Bell Windows 98 machine. The on board video (driver/card) appears to have died. The monitor does work (tried it with a different computer).

How do I install a new video card when a can't see to change drivers/Cmos/bios/etc.

I did try to plug in a new video card into the PCI slot. Of course the machine never seemed to detect that it was there.

Any suggestions.

A:on board video dead, no signal to monitor

Putting a new card in may not work as some BIOS's require you to tell them that there is another card there. You could try finding the CMOS reset jumper, which is usually near the battery/BIOS chip on the motherboard. Using that may reset it and tell it to use the card you put in.

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I recently pulled my wireless adapter card out of my notebook before stopping the service. Ever since then I have lost my sound on the laptop. I have 2 devices that I can't seem to find drivers for on this old laptop. It is a Dell Laptop (Inspiron 7000) C336LT. The sound card is integrated on the motherboard. I went to dell and reinstalled the bios and the only other drivers they have listed is a network adapter driver. When I look at the system informations to try and find who makes the motherboard it says not available. Imagine that . My question is this. Is there anywhere that I can find drivers for this integrated sound card or do I need to find the drivers for the motherboard? I believe the sound card is a ESS Maestro2. I have searched everywhere I know and then some to find drivers. the only drivers I have found so far have been for a PCI ESS Maestro2 card. My other question would be, is there a way to find out who made this motherboard for Dell? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Below is a picture of my Device Manager.

A:Audio and Video Controller Drivers (Integrated Mother Board)

Service Tag for this laptop is V1J22 and I am running Windows XP and Server 2003. It doesn't work on either OS. My other question, can this be faulty hardware from yanking the wireless adapter card out before stopping the service? Thanks agian for any help in advance.

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Hi - I have recently acquired a new work computer with 1 widescreen Dell monitor (Dell E228WFPc 1680 x 1050, Monitor A) and my older 4:3 monitor (E178FPc 1024 x 768, Monitor B). The graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce GT 620. I cannot get them both working at the same time on an extended display.

One is plugged into (excuse my slightly less-than-technical language here!) the 'main' monitor port and one has a VGA-DVI adapter.

When either monitor A or B is plugged into the main port without the other plugged in, they work fine.

When monitor A, the widescreen, is plugged into the main port and B is plugged in via the adapter, A works perfectly and the PC detects monitor B (if I set it to extend displays, programs open in that screen but I cannot see anything - the screen is completely black).

When B is plugged into the main port and A is on the adapter, B boots up normally until the point where I would usually see my Windows log in, when it goes black and I can only see and move the cursor.

I thought it would be a case of adjusting the screen res down so that they weren't so drastically different - in fact I'm still sure that would help but I can't get the smaller monitor B to let me do so and it doesn't seem to make a difference when widescreen monitor A is plugged into the main port with B in the other?

A:Extended display monitor problems with one widescreen and one 4:3 monitor?

That is usually normal. Try dragging a window over to the other monitor and see if it works.

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When I'm adjusting my many icons and shortcuts on my desktop, often, particularly when I change resolutions, all of the icons will bunch together in the upper left corner of my screen, requiring me to rearrange them again. As I'm dragging them to the right locations, often the mouse travels across the screen, but the image of the icon has frozen part of the way across. It has transparency. I hold my mouse in place waiting, then after some 20 to 30 seconds, the icon snaps into the new spot where my mouse cursor is positioned. Is this a video card "overload" problem? My video is on-board, as delivered in the machine.

Should I consider replacing this on-board video or do I have another problem? It's been this way since new.

A:Is this a video board problem?

Hey tepeco

Does this only occur with the icon moving? Or does it happen with anything else?


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on one of my computers the on board video isn't working in device manager it says the drivers are not installed (code 28).

i have tried to install some be searching the computer, searching the windows xp install disc i even tried the disc that came with a video card for another one of my computers and every time it just says cant find necessary software for this device

any ideas as to how to fix it any one

A:Solved: problem with on board video

On board means on your motherboard so you have to use the motherboard driver disc for the video drivers or identify the motherboard model and manufacturer and look that up online and download the proper drivers, most likely from the manufacturer's support website.

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I need a litte bit of info here. I had a problem where I was getting horizontal red and green lines on my screen at times. I changed monitors and got the same problem. I sent my system in for repair. I was told that if a mother board had on video card that the motherboard its self would need to be replaced. The repair tech did a ReImage does that fix the issue? I am very concerned here. It has been a month messing with people to get it fixed. Was sent to Best Buy and they did nothing even though it was under warranty. Finally sent it directly to Gateway, and they ReImaged it. Just wondering if someone knows if this possible or did they just say they did something? Please respond. Thank you.

A:On Board video card problem

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I'm trying to get the correct driver installed as the current setup only has 16 bit color at 640 x 480 resolution.(no other options) are very grainy.

We just want to use this system for online mail/ internet/MSN Messenger.

Can anyne give me some assistance in getting this driver installed? It looks like right now the system is using the standard VGA driver from Windows 98 which is not working correctly.

Thanks for the help

A:FIC FR33 On Board Video Problem

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I can not find the video and monitor drivers for a hp pavilion 4533. Can any one find the drivers for me?

A:video & monitor drivers

try this link click here

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Well I hoped I wouldn't be back here for a while and it is coming up for almost a year, so not bad going really!

I'm not sure what the best way to describe the problem is but since this morning, for no apparent reason my monitor is displaying everything in slightly drunken widescreen format. By this I mean that the display fits the screen horizontally, but vertically I have black bands both top and bottom. (Is any of this making any sense at all to anybody at all?) To make matters worse the display is lop-sided very slightly. I have spent a very frustrating afternoon messing around with settings to no avail. Is it just my poltergeist messing around or is there anything that I can do about this? I'm at my wits'end.

Go raibh maith agat
(Thank you)


A:Monitor in Widescreen!

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I have a 22" widescreen monitor I have set my resolution to 1280x720 and everything is just the way I want it. Except when I open a browser IE8 for example everything is "crunched" not stretched. I'd rather have it stretched, and I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to fix this.

A:Widescreen Monitor

Need to know what graphics card your using. Or fillin system specs. Thanks. Fabe

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Hello everybody! Just got a new Acer 22" wide screen, looks great, fills the screen, but .....everything is short and dumpy...... Help! Please!

Thank You,


A:New widescreen monitor, need help

Make sure the VIS (visual image size) is set to match the output of your video card. If your new monitor VIS is larger than what your VIS on your computer can handle they you need to scale back the VIS to a smaller VIS that you can accept. Make sure you visit ACER and see if there is any Monitor driver or software to aid you with your monitor setup. Also I would visit the site where your system or your video card is made by and get the most updated video drivers for it.

Example: Monitor max is 1900x1600
Example: System max is 1440x900 this is what you set it at. If it still looks bad then you have to go lower. If you're not happy then replace the video card in your system with one that matches your monitor.

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We had an unfortunate accident last night, and broke our monitor. After checking out three different stores, it was obvious that the widescreens were the new thing. (Between three stores, at least 50 widescreens to choose from; maybe 7 "regular" screens, at most.) Anyway, my question:

I followed all the instructions on set-up: changed the settings to 1440 x 900 and 60Hz, and installed the monitor driver. My wife has a small collection of simple $20 video games, like Polar Bowler and Scrabble. The games are stretching to take up the entire screen, and hence, the image is distorting. I'm sure that you know what I mean; circles are now ovals, squares are now rectangles. Is there a way to make these games "full screen" without the distortion? Just like when you watch a regular TV show on a widescreen TV; with the vertical black bars on the sides? These games can be played in windowed mode, but on none of them are you able to re-size the window,so you are stuck with a window that is rather small.

I don't know what information may be relevant, but here's a start: HP Pavilion Desktop with Windows XP Home SP2; new monitor is an LG L196WTQ; and I'm not sure myself, but is this the graphics driver?: Intelģ 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family.

Thank you to all who take the time to reply.

A:New Widescreen Monitor

You need to make sure you have the video resolution set to the native resolution of the monitor, that's probably why things are looking odd.

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Hey Im looking into purchasing a Widescreen at minimum 19" height, and width hopefully a lot wider. I currently have a 19" but I would like a wide screen because I do a lot of programming and web development and design always having to scroll when making large projects.

So anyone have a monitor that they would recommend? I don't know the 700:1 aspect ratio, I'm guessing DPI but I'm unsure. And the MS response time, does it make a big difference? Does the aspect ratio and response time make a big difference?

I'm looking to spend under $200 if that is possible, the bigger the better lol Any help on good and bads of these wide screens I'd love to hear!

A:Do you have a WideScreen Monitor?

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If you have a widescreen monitor why and what size? I am thinking about a 22" Samsung. Any recommendations?

A:How do you like your widescreen monitor?

I have moved this to the video forum. You might get more hits there.

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I just got a new Philips 244E1 SB 24" widescreen monitor which looks wildly out of proportion. I've adjusted the monitor to 4:3 aspect ratio and experimented with screen resolution (Windows XP, if it matters). There is no combination of screen resolution with either 4:3 or 16:9 monitor setting that doesn't make things look unnaturally wide. Is there something else I can check or change, or have I got a problematic monitor?

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I believe I'm in need of a new current 17" CRT is pretty much useless. I'm not sure how to describe the problem, but the text upon startup is a mess, displaying what seems to be random numbers and symbols. It often is misaligned and rotated as well, and sometimes goes black then comes back a few times. It's been doing this intermittantly for a few weeks, but usually works after I restart the computer a few times...however, yesterday it wouldn't display correctly at all. The monitor is over 7 years old, and the rest of the PC is new, so it looks like I need a new monitor.

I'm thinking about getting a 20.1" widescreen. I'd like to have a little more desktop real estate, especially for editing videos with premiere and pics with photoshop. I also play some games...HL2, Quake4, civ IV, and oblivion.

My GPU is an EVGA 7800GT (N516), which supports 1600x1024 and 1600x1200. The monitors I'm looking at:
have a native resolution of 1680x1050. (I will use the DVI input)

Will these monitors work well with the graphics card? How will the display look, given the difference in resolutions? What will happen to applications that are not programmed for widescreen....will they be horribly stretched or can I just view them in 4:3 apsect? Reviews for both monitors are good, but ... Read more

A:Help with widescreen monitor decision

I'd suggest firsthand to check and eliminate that you dont have a video or pc problem.. its no use if its a new monitor and you cant use it if you know what i mean. Easiest way to test is to plug in another monitor, any monitor that you know works..

the 7800gt should be able to handle any monitor, as long as you leave it on its recomended resolution for the monitor, and have correct drivers if any needed...

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I heard somewhere that XP has a method (?) of having, say, 1024x768 display proportionally correct on a widescreen monitor (granted, blank panels on the sides), rather than having it stretched edge-to-edge.

I wonder if this is true, and how does one go about setting it so that it only displays proportionally, instead of stretching anything? Regular computing and movies look real good on a WS, but gaming just doesn't do it. heh

For specifics, I'm using a KDS 19" k-92bw WS monitor on a GeForce4 MX 4000.

A:Widescreen monitor stretching

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Hello, everyone! I'm really hoping someone here can help me.

Just had to buy a new monitor (old one kicked the bucket), so I'm now the owner of a new widescreen monitor. The problem is that my computer is no spring chicken and has no widescreen settings. I've got it set to 1024x768, which works for now, but the native resolution for this monitor is 1366x768, and the black bands along the sides of the screen are driving me nuts, plus, I figure if I've got the monitor, why not take advantage of the larger screen?

I know I need to update the video card, but I don't know what the computer can take. I've had the computer for a while, and it still suits my needs just fine. I'm not a gamer - the only game I play is Farmville on Facebook, lol. I just want to utilize my monitor, since I bought it.

Let me see if I can answer questions about my system. (Don't laugh, please.)

Windows XP Pro (SP-3)
Motherboard: Intel D845GRG AAA84341-204
1.0 GB RAM
CPU: 2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
Current video card: RAGE 128 Pro
The sticker for the power supply is in an awkward position, and I can't read the wattage, etc, but I can see that it's an SPI FSP300-60BT (12V), if that helps.

I don't know if that answers all your questions, but I hope so. I'm not as computer literate as I'm sure you all are, but I'm sure I could handle replacing a video card. Is there a video card out there that would do the jo... Read more

A:Trying to make the most of my new widescreen monitor

Your motherboard supports AGP graphics bus, which is an older type of interface but there are still quite a few options; most cards are relatively cheap nowadays. The bad news is that i think the motherboard can only handle AGP 4x and 2x speeds, so if you go with something newer and faster it's going to be limited in the performance dept. In other words, the fastest AGP cards are 8x, but you can still use one (i.e. it will only run @ 4x speeds max).

The Rage series is pretty ancient by todays standards, and good AGP cards are becoming harder and harder to come by. You can look around on or visit your local computer shop, but your best bet may be ebay or Most retailers don't stock a lot of AGP products, but you can still find some great cards on ebay for less money.

Personally, I would look for a 5200FX (or 6200GT) or something along the lines of the Radeon X600. They are AGP 8x, but are still good cards to use on a 4x machine and sport 256MB video memory. You may be able to find some older cards, but the driver support will be better for the newer ones; you won't have to worry about making the 1366x768 screen resolution

Here is the guide for your board btw...

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I just purchased a Samsung 920NW monitor for my Dell Dimension 4500 computer (Windows XP Home 2002 Edition). I think I have installed the correct driver, having followed the directions on the installation disk.

Everything on the monitor looks stretched. I have tried to adjust the settings in the display menu, but nothing works. Under the display menu, settings tab, I only have 3 options for screen resolution (800x600; 1024x768; and 1152x864). None of these looks very good. For what its worth under the display menu, setting tab it says Display: Sync Master 920NW on 32 MB ATI Range 120 Ultra.

Any help that anyone could provide to help me get rid of the stretch/picture distortion would be much appreciated.

A:Widescreen Monitor Distortion

I have a 19" Gateway and on the side I have a selection of buttons , one you want to start with is menu button and a list should come up which you want to look for the geometry settings. Hopefully that should take care of the problem you are having. I think or hope it does.

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A:Widescreen Monitor & Resolution

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Hopefully I've posted this in the right section. I just purchased a HP W2207 LCD widescreen monitor to replace my smaller HP 19" LCD. It's max resolution is 1680 X 1050 & I can't remember what it's native resolution is unless max & native means the same thing. It came with software to help adjust the monitor's settings, etc. The software recommended a higher resolution which I activated which make my desktops icons very small. FYI: The monitor does have a DVI-D connection. I had also just installed a Radeon HD 3850 video card which has DVI so I have my monitor hooked up to my HP computer via the DVI on the graphics card. When I set the monitor resolution to the recommended, everything (printing, fonts, etc) is so much smaller but fairly crisp. However the image does not fill the entire screen. If I lower the resolution, the image fills the screen, but everything looks stretched.
Can anyone tell me what I may be doing wrong, if anything?


A:HP LCD Widescreen monitor question?

Any suggestions would be appreciated..


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I just got a new widescreen LCD monitor. I very often have at least two, often more programs going at the same time. Already I have set up my widescreen to show two windows at the same time, but to do it I have to minimize both programs and manually pull them out to fit half of the wide screen. Is there any software out there, or settings available that will support a dual display (not dual monitor) set up on a widescreen monitor without having to set it up manually?

A:Widescreen monitor, what are the possibilities?

Never heard of one, you have one monitor, and it's managed that way.

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I'm thinking of buying a 19" widescreen from Acer (on a side note, is Acer a notable company?)... But - the resolution is recommended to be left at 1440x900.

Now, can my Radeon X850XT go to that kind of resolution? It can surely handle it, but I'm not sure how do go to it (currently I have only options of 1024x768, 1280x1024, etc., but no 1440x900)... Or is it going to only be available once I start using the new monitor?

I just don't want to get it and then figure I have no way of switching to 1440x900...

A:Widescreen monitor resolution?

Usually the card is set to not accept anything other than the supported resolutions of the current monitor. So that means that when you do get your monitor, it WILL be able to go to 1440x900 because most cards can handle that.

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Hi all,

I've just received a new Cibox 19" widescreen monitor with a very minimal instruction leaflet. The main problem is that I can't make the desktop expand to fit the screen. The monitor itself only seems to have some click buttons at the back which enable volume up & down and 'auto adjust' which is supposed to optimise viewing in some way, but I can't find any other control which could make the desktop bigger or change its placing as I have with older CRT monitors. I have tried altering the resolution but makes no difference. I've tried it with two computers, one working on XP Home and one on Windows 98SE. Have also looked in the device manager and nothing untoward to report there, nor any obvious way to alter anything. Any suggestions, anyone? I might otherwise decide to return it


A:New widescreen monitor - desktop won't fit

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I am in the market for a new monitor, and the Viewsonic VX1945wm seems quite attractive because of contrast, response time, and features. I have an Intel 82845G graphics card, but I am not sure whether the monitor (optimal resolution 1440x900) will be able to display an image without distorting it in some way, since the 82845G doesn't have a 1440x900 setting. Should I get a widescreen monitor, or just get a fullscreen one? Also, would games that don't support widescreen get stretched out?

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Hi, Am working with a PC with a new monitor and an ASUS P4S8X-X system board. When restarting, sometimes (over 50%) the monitor just doesn't make the connection, i.e. a black screen though you can hear the box do its thing. When this occurs, there is no display during any part of the boot process, not even a logo screen. You just keep restarting it and then it works OK. Haven't troubleshooted something like this before so I have a question. . . Would it be worth purchasing a new Video Card? I cannot produce any kind of a 'short' in the monitor port connection and have cleaned and reinstalled the video card. All seems to be in good working order. Have you heard of the on/off button doing this? Its a P4, 256 MB RAM, 60 GB HD. I clean installed Windows XP Pro from Windows 2000 Pro. It was having this problem for the past year or so. Any ideas would be very well recieved. Thanks

A:Solved: video card or system board problem?

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I have an old XP program, which when running looks very small (see jpeg) my monitor is 1920x1080... I have tried right clicking the icon and selecting compatability then run in 640x480 screen resolution, which then fills the screen, but loses its clarity, is there a way to run it so it is just in between these two sizes, so it's big enough to see and doesn't lose clarity of image. Any other ways or suggestions very welcome.


A:Xp program looks small on my widescreen monitor

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I recently upgraded my laptop to an HP 6565b with docking station from an HP 6555b with the same docking station. Almost identical machines but the new one runs Windows 7.

On the new machine I cannot get it to recognize my 23" Samsung SyncMaster PX2370. The old machine did just fine (running Windows XP). I've downloaded the latest driver for my display adapter (AMD Radeon HD 6520G) and installed the proper monitor driver for the monitor.

I'm hooking the monitor up through a DVI cable on the back of the docking station.

When I hook up a basic 17" monitor, Windows recognizes the display and it works without issue. However I can't get my Widescreen to do the same. I don't know what else to do at this point. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Windows 7 does not detect Widescreen monitor

Have you tried changing the screen resolution?

Screen Resolution - Display Settings

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I have a game (ATCSimulator 2) that is not written for widescreen. The game tells me that in order to work in the mode I want the display must be set to a standard 4:3 setting. It gives the options of 1280x800, 1440x900 or 1680x1050. I tried to do this, but apparently my video card does not support any standard resolutions. I thought it might just show the screen stretched, but the game will not even go into the mode I want to use.

Does anyone know how I can change the resolution to display properly or possibly a workaround for this?

My video adapter is Intel HD Graphics 4000
Intel driver version
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Windows 8.1

A:Standard resolution on widescreen monitor

Check your monitor settings to see if you have a setting in there to be able to switch to 4:3. Unless done by scaling through video card i am not certain how to do this.

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I know, I know look it up on google. I have and really there is no better place than here asking the experts. What seems to be one of the better widescreen 22" monitors out there today. Monitors are always being replaced with new ones every so often so it is hard to keep up. Thanks.

A:What seems to be the best widescreen 22" monitor out there today?

it depends how much you want to spend and if you need hdmi ports

samsung makes good stuff but there a bit more money
or for less theres and acer or hanns
i personally have an acer 19" wide screen and i like it and it wasn't to much money

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im not sure if this should be in the game section or here.

i just got a new widescreen monitor, a vx2025wm and im trying to play counter strike with the reslution of 640-480. when cs opens its in like a window mode, i want it to open up and imitate the size as if i were playing on a 17" monitor. is there a way i can do this? maybe some program? hopefully you all can understand my problem :/

A:trying to play old games on widescreen monitor

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I just bought a nice new widescreen monitor. This site seems to work in widescreen just fine but other sites (yahoo etc) seem to still be in a box type shape. How do I make them go widescreen? I'm running Vista and IE7 if it matters.

P.S I'm a new guy here so forgive me if this is in the wrong board

A:Internet explorer + new widescreen monitor

Welcome to BC

Some sites (like Yahoo, MSN etc) hard code the width of their content. So you are out of luck for those web sites.
Other websites which dynamically resize according to the screen, are going to fill your widescreen monitor.

Have a nice day.

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So, I got a new video card at work to install and nothing will show up when I plug it in. I can go through the computers VGA and it works fine, but when I go to the video card only a black screen. Any help? Can't download drivers either, only black screen upon boot.

A:Display Drivers/Video Card and Monitor Screen


Have you tried removing the graphics card and using the on board VGA to boot into windows, you could then install the required drivers.

Then shutdown the PC >> Insert new graphics card and see how that goes??


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There's a lot to this story so I'll try to condense it as much as I can. A few days ago I was watching Netflix and my monitor suddenly went blank. I could still hear the show, so I unplugged and replugged the cords until it finally came on. This happened about 3 more times that day. The next day I turned on my computer and the monitor didn't come on. I did the same thing and it finally came on. It would go off randomly throughout the day just like before. Now we get to today and the same thing happened l, except today I couldn't load any of the games I play. I tried to launch over watch and it told me my video card wasn't compatible. I tried to launch counter strike global offensive and it forced me to have the lowest settings possible. So I decided to update my drivers. I had been putting this off for some time just because everything seemed fine. When the driver update would ask for permission from my computer my monitor would go blank and I would have to unplug and replug like before. If I tried to open task manager the monitor would go blank. A lot of the times when the monitor would go blank, icons would be moved around on my desktop and the programs already open,  such as steam and battle net, would shrink. So anyways I was able to update my drivers and so I tried to open up over watch. Again nothing changed and my driver software says I still need to update. So I was browsing the Internet and someone had a detailed explanation on how to co... Read more

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My fullscreen monitor died and I had to buy a new monitor which unfortunately ended up being a widescreen because it's all that's available now. Now I'm having trouble setting the resolution on it. The resolution I've been using on my fullscreen monitor was 1024 x 768, and the way things looked at this res was PERFECT for me. The resolution itself looks OK on the widescreen, apart from all objects appearing stretched since that resolution is really for a fullscreen ratio. So I increased the resolution but no matter which setting I choose everything looks somewhat blurry. This goes for pretty much all the ones available; 1152x864, 1280x720, 1280x768, 1280x800, 1280x960, 1280x1024, 1360x768... It's not until I get to the absolute highest resolution, 1440x900, where things appear sharp and also in porportion. Unfortunately, everything on the screen is waaaaay too small. I know I can increase the size of icons, fonts etc. but everything else appears too small too, like images, functions inside software etc.
So I set the resolution back to 1024x768, where everything appears in the size I like them, and I was going to change the screen size (on the monitors OSD settings), shrinking the screen horizontally, which I imagined would give me accurate porportions (I don't mind that I would get two black bars on the sides, if that is what it takes), but when I try the OSD system ironically skips over the size / position settings (go figure...), the highlight ... Read more

A:Having trouble setting resolution on new widescreen monitor

Hmm; focus on getting the SYSTEM to display correctly first and then fuss with videos last.

My laptop is running at 1366-768 (recommended) for my wide screen display. I would presume your list of resolutions shown do not include 1366-768 (that's dependent upon the video driver + the monitor), so first attempt to get an updated driver for your video adaptor.

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I'm planning on getting a widescreen monitor soon (the samsung 906bw). I have several games i want to play on it that I know do not have widescreen resolutions as options. Will I be able to do anything to make them look right or will i have to be content with a stretched view?

A:Wide screen monitor and non widescreen games

Here's a page I use to get info about widescreen gaming:
FYI - there are more games it can modify than those listed on the wiki page.

It's great for finding info about which games support it inherently and tools for forcing games to widescreen (EA is terrible about this.) Personally I use Universal Widescreen Patcher for forcing most of my PC games.

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Hi. I just got my Inspiron 1720 in the mail today running Windows Vista. I noticed that some of the games I run look bad when they're stretched to widescreen mode. Is there anyway I can change the aspect ratio on my monitor to 4:3?

A:Change aspect ratio on widescreen monitor.

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I am strongly considering buying this monitor and am looking for some EDUCATED feedback. From what I have read it should be good for working on my photo's but ???

Keep in mind I have used a crt and presently use and prefer a 19" LCD Viewsonic ( always calibrated ) .

A:Solved: Samsung 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor ???

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I hve a sapphire radeon 7000 card and I am about to upgrade to a TFT monitor. The card does not support widescreen resolutions but would it work with Powerstrip or ATI tweak application? Any ideas (not to technical!) would be great or links to other pages.Im dubious about going into the registry to edit in there.Ta rooda.

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Im trying to use my widescreen hdtv as a monitor for my computer for gaming and I have a sony kp - 65ws510. My gfx card is a radeon x800 pro and when i hooked it up to the hi def input it works but I cant get the picture to fit the screen properly. At the lowest setting something like 600 x 432 or something like that i know it was a weird number it doesnt quite fit it and has a bit of a black border all the way around. But I want to use the higher resolution like i use on my monitor 1156 x ??? ( dont know off the top of my head ) and it shows up on my tv nice and crisp but the image size is gigantic........pretty much just the top left quarter of whats on my monitor shows on my tv. I was trying to change sizes in the display but at that low setting i couldnt even see the "apply" "ok" or "cancel" buttons. But in any case I would like to use a better resolution more like my monitors if possible but of course have it set to the closest widescreen version and then have that fill my screen properly without cropping everything rendering it pointless. thanks for any help I can get

A:fitting screen to widescreen hdtv to use as monitor

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Hey everyone, I just bought my first widescreen display and I set it to the native resolution 1440x900 and it left dead space to the right. In DVI mode it scrolls left and right when the mouse reaches the edges of the screen. When I put a 4:3 resolution like 1280:960 it fills the screen but is distorted. As if the display is set to display in 4:3 ratio. I can't find a setting in display options to change the aspect ratio of the monitor. Anyone have any ideas?

Running an LG L196WTQ Monitor and a PNY GeForce 7600 GS in WinXP

A:Widescreen Monitor stuck in 4:3 ratio how do I enable 16:10

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I just purchased the Dell UltraSharp 2007WFP 20.1-inch Widescreen Flat Panel LCD Monitor which runs at a maximum resolution of 1680x1050 Pixels. I was wondering if you guys have a suggestion for which video card I should buy since my original card can't handle it. I don't really do any gaming, I just need something that can support that type of resolution.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:Help looking for appropriate video card for widescreen

Why can't your original card support it ? It doesn't have that resolution or it's obsolete hardware wise ?

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I am trying to hook my Averatec laptop (3260) to a Vizio HDTV (M420NV) using the VGA input on the TV (no HDMI out on laptop). The picture comes up clear, but my only options for the screen resolutions are 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200. All these are 4:3 display so I have these wide black bars on both sides of the TV.

I intend to use the laptop to show Netflix onto the TV, but with the resolution issue, the movie becomes very tiny (given the TV is not huge in the first place). If anyone can show me how to change the resolution to 1920x1080 (recommended by the TV manual), it'd be greatly appreciated.

A:Using widescreen TV as monitor but unable to set resolution to match 16:9 display

You could try updating the graphic drivers but it might just the gpu does not support 16.9 resulution

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Has anyone else experienced this issue and found a fix? About every half hour the display will randomly freeze. Computer is still working fine, I can hear sound, and it's simply necessary to turn the display off then on again to get to work again. Very strange and I figure it likely has to do with Intel's graphics chip. Not a very technical guy, so not sure where to  start. 
Mod:  edited title to better describe problem

Go to Solution.

A:M900 - ultra widescreen monitor freezing randomly

Also try searching the Intel graphics forum, a solution may be posted there:

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As the title says, I cannot find a media player that will play my DVDs in complete widescreen on my monitor, there is always some letterboxing (space at the top, bottom and sides), on the media players that I have tried (Windows Media Player, VLC Media Player, Nero Showtime).

My monitor is a Samsung Syncmaster 940BW, it has a 19 inch screen, by the way. I would ideally like it to work on one of the media players that I have, or a freeware one, so that I do not have to spend any more money.


A:Can't find a media player to play widescreen on my monitor

Which Wide Screen Was It.....

The movies are probably being displayed correctly. There are3 different common "aspect ratios" in movies: 4:3 (NTSC standard TV): 1:85 to 1:00 Which is the new camcorder/ high def standard, and 2:35 to 1:00 Which is the old "cinemascope" standard. A 2:35 to 1:00 Movie should give you Bars at the top and bottom, otherwise you'd be cutting off the ends of the picture if you filled the screen vertically. Just because the monitor claims it's "Wide Screen' doesn't mean is the same ratio as the movies you're trying to play. The monitor's "Wide Screen" ratio is usually 16:9 or about 1:77 to 1:00 the only way you could fill the screen with a 2:35 to 1:00 movie would be to use a zoom function. I don't know of a free player with a zoom.

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Ok. So let me tell my story.

Received this monitor as a gift. (around Christmas) Two months ago... the screen went berserk. Sent it in.. took forever to get it replaced, not fixed...

So received it yesterday, and I tried it. The screen was berserk... but it soon fix it itself or something I did randomly fixed..... now, it went berserk, and have no idea how to fix it.

Also... I am using XP.

(Start Menu)
(Ctrl Alt Delete)
(Alt F4)

Thanks for taking your time and reading it!!! Much appreciated.

A:Acer AL2216W Black 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor Help!!!!


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Installed a bigger widescreen monitor but when I print emails (with WL Mail) the text is smaller than with old monitor. Don't understand it - went back to an email that I printed a week ago and printed again ... sure enough, the text size was smaller (the image contained, however, was the same size). Thought the font size (of text in an email) was 'fixed' when sent - so why is it different with a larger monitor.

Now, I did tell Windows 7 to display the text size larger (so could see it better on larger screen) ... but, if anything, I'd have expected printed size to be larger.

Any suggestions of what to do? (I know can copy email text to another file then go to NotePad ++ and change the size - then print ... but that shouldn't be necessary.)

{Not sure if this is right forum, so let me know immediately and I'll reopen in appropriate one}

A:New Widescreen Monitor - Smaller Font Printed With WL Mail

Hi Win7rap, I use WLM 2010. If no message is selected, text size can be adjusted on the 'View' tab.

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With widescreen monitors, which are pretty much the standard these days, there is always plenty of horizontal space, it's the vertical space that is at more of a premium. To take advantage of this I've done 2 things - First, I moved my taskbar to the left side of the screen, this gives me that much more vertical space in all programs.

The second thing is program-specific. I use Firefox and I certainly spend more time in it than any other program. I've installed 2 two add-ons, Vertical Bookmarks Toolbar and Compact Menu. They do just what their names imply - the first places my bookmarks toolbar to the left (or right, if you prefer) of the screen, the second compacts my entire Menu toolbar to a small icon that sits in the upper-left corner of the address bar. Getting rid of these 2 horz menu bars gives one a nice little chunk of additional real estate. It takes a bit getting used to, but once you do, it's great.


A:Maximizing Widescreen Monitor Vertical Real Estate

Quote: Originally Posted by hcour

With widescreen monitors, which are pretty much the standard these days, there is always plenty of horizontal space, it's the vertical space that is at more of a premium. To take advantage of this I've done 2 things - First, I moved my taskbar to the left side of the screen, this gives me that much more vertical space in all programs.

The second thing is program-specific. I use Firefox and I certainly spend more time in it than any other program. I've installed 2 two add-ons, Vertical Bookmarks Toolbar and Compact Menu. They do just what their names imply - the first places my bookmarks toolbar to the left (or right, if you prefer) of the screen, the second compacts my entire Menu toolbar to a small icon that sits in the upper-left corner of the address bar. Getting rid of these 2 horz menu bars gives one a nice little chunk of additional real estate. It takes a bit getting used to, but once you do, it's great.


That's not a bad idea. I don't use Firefox, but plenty other users here do. Perhaps if your posted a link where this "Vertical Bookmarks Toolbar" can be located?

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I just bought a 19" widescreen monitor to replace my old 17" one. I tried changing the resolution to the recommended 1440:900 @ 60hz (I believe these were the correct figures...) but my computer does not have that option!
I am using windows XP and the only resolutions I get that are anywhere near that are 1280:1024 and 1400:1050. I tried everything but I cannot find the required resolution, and my screen is really messed up Can anyone help, please?

A:How to adjust widescreen monitor resolution to 1440:900 when it's not on the list?

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I have a client whose monitor stopped displaying at the point when Windows loads. It's an Acer widescreen ( I think 17"). His PC is a Dell with Intel 82845 chipset - probably onboard, I don't know - I ran the monitor in VGA, downloaded and installed the latest driver and the monitor came up fine. Job done I thought. However when he rebooted this morning the monitor went blank again when Windows switched out of VGA. I can only imagine some incompatability between the most recent automatic update of Windows XP home and the graphics driver. ???
Does he need a new graphics card or has any one come across and solved this problem before?

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A little tip some might find useful:

With widescreen monitors, which are pretty much the standard these days, there is always plenty of horizontal space, it's the vertical space that is at more of a premium. To take advantage of this I've done 2 things - First, I moved my taskbar to the left side of the screen, this gives me that much more vertical space in all programs.

The second thing is program-specific. I use Firefox and I certainly spend more time in it than any other program. I've installed 2 two add-ons, Vertical Bookmarks Toolbar and Compact Menu. They do just what their names imply - the first places my bookmarks toolbar to the left (or right, if you prefer) of the screen, the second compacts my entire Menu toolbar to a small icon that sits in the upper-left corner of the address bar. Getting rid of these 2 horz menu bars gives one a nice little chunk of additional real estate. It takes a bit getting used to, but once you do, it's great.


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Hey there,
I just purchased an LCD TV which is now in the same room as my computer (a relatively new Dell system running Windows XP)...anyways I use my S-Video cable so that I can watch movies from my PC on my LCD TV...I have two questions...
1. When I play widescreen movies from my PC, the letterbox is still present on the LCD (which is 16:9) is there ANY WAY i can have the movies from my PC fill up my entire LCD TV without any letterboxing?
2. When I play movies, the resolution on the TV is excellent...but my desktop seems to be a little hazy, is there any way I can improve this?
Thanks a lot!


You may be able to use a different type of connection to get a better picture.

Can you tell us what type of outputs are on the video card on your PC and also whats inputs the LCD TV will accept.

For example, if the LCD TV has a PC input then you use that for the best picture.



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I am reactivating an old computer, about a 2001 model. The video adapter (VGA card) is an NVidia Ge Force4 420 Go. In the meantime, the monitor died for this computer, and I replaced it with a Samsung 19" widescreen, mainly because I couldn't get a good deal on any of the few remaining 4:3 screens out there. Native resolution of the new screen is 900 x 1400. As I feared, I do not have this option to set the screen to in my desktop properties settings menu, only 4:3 settings. I suspect that I may just be screwed, but am wondering if anybody has any experience with this issue? I believe this is a 4X VGA card, and haven't had a lot of luck finding any kind of replacement that will do what I need (not surprised). Thought of picking up a cheap plain old PCI video card (not PCI-E, just PCI), but I am having difficulty telling whether these will support my native resolution. Any advice would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Can I get video display to be widescreen?

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Hi Everyone,

Does anyone know how (or if it is possible) to make movies play in complete widescreen in the latest version of RealPlayer (version 11). I am asking this because, in the previous versions of RealPlayer, I was able to make movies (specifically Quicktime movies) play in complete widescreen on my computer (which I desire since I have a widescreen monitor). However, in the latest version of RealPlayer, all videos I play (including the same ones that played in widescreen in the previous RealPlayer versions) are forced to play in their defined aspect ratio(typically fullscreen). Additionally, when I play the videos in Quicktime Player and use the Panoramic viewing option, the videos play perfectly in widescreen. Does anybody know if RealPlayer has a similar Panoramic viewing option (the videos use to play in widescreen automatically) or if it can be forced to ignore aspect ratios and play the video over the entire screen? I would greatly appreciate some help with this issue.

Thanks All,


A:Problems Playing Widescreen Video in RealPlayer

Try using Media Player 11

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I have a widescreen monitor for the first time and I want to see games in their original aspect ratio (4:3), not stretched abnormally across the wide screen. I understand that some video cards offer a Flat Panel Scaling option that will do this.

My card is a Radeon 9600 Atlantis by Sapphire. Does anyone know if this card supports this option and, if so, how do I access this feature?

A:New widescreen monitor - Radeon 9600 - Flat Panel Scaling question.

Do you have the Catalyst Control Center installed, and is your ATI video driver updated to the latest? You may be able to adjust the flat panel scaling through the CCC Advanced options

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Iím in a dilly of a pickle here.

When playing video, my screen will go black for just a second and then return to normal. With most video players, the video will then usually play, but when using BSPlayer ( to watch video, the screen will go black, return to normal and then video will not play.

It gets worse. Sometimes, I will be minding my own the computer will still be running, but then, the screen will go black, then the monitor will give me the old message:
"self test / check your pc and signal cable / monitor is working"
The computer will still be running, and the only way I know to get picture back is to restart the computer. I have gotten this error the most when the using BSplayer, which sometimes causes the monitor to just shut down like that. But other video players like divx, QuickTime, and windows media player will all occasionally not play or cause weird image problems to crop up on the screen

Also, if the computer freezes up, hitting ctrl+alt+del gives me a black screen with garbled white text.

I have updated my NVIDIA drivers and installed the latest bsplayer version, but neither of those actions fixed my dilemma.

OS: 98se
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce FX 5200
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2200

A:Video Card Problem - Playing Video and Shutting Down Monitor

spinnermason said:


Iím in a dilly of a pickle here.

When playing video, my screen will go black for just a second and then return to normal. With most video players, the video will then usually play, but when using BSPlayer ( to watch video, the screen will go black, return to normal and then video will not play.

It gets worse. Sometimes, I will be minding my own the computer will still be running, but then, the screen will go black, then the monitor will give me the old message:
"self test / check your pc and signal cable / monitor is working"
The computer will still be running, and the only way I know to get picture back is to restart the computer. I have gotten this error the most when the using BSplayer, which sometimes causes the monitor to just shut down like that. But other video players like divx, QuickTime, and windows media player will all occasionally not play or cause weird image problems to crop up on the screen

Also, if the computer freezes up, hitting ctrl+alt+del gives me a black screen with garbled white text.

I have updated my NVIDIA drivers and installed the latest bsplayer version, but neither of those actions fixed my dilemma.

OS: 98se
Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce FX 5200
CPU: AMD Athlon XP 2200Click to expand...

sounds like the gpu is overheating or goung bad get some compressed air and blow out the video card very through (*get the rest of pc while you are at it) and if this dont help you may have to replace

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I would like to state first that I've searched the forum for this question with reasonable effort and I could not find this particular one or an answer to it.

I have a widescreen monitor. There are some old games I like to play which do not have widescreen resolutions, and as a result, the graphics are stretched wide to fit my monitor.

I would like to force my widescreen monitor to display things like a "non-widescreen" (what ever that aspect ratio is officially titled) would, and I would like it to do this by having black letterbox bars on the side(s) of the screen and squishing whatever is being displayed to fit inbetween these bars so that it may be seen un-stretched as though the monitor were not wide-screen at all.

My monitor is made by LG and is a "FLATRON L222WT"

Thank you. I hope someone here can help.

A:How can I change the aspect ratio from widescreen to.. not-widescreen

Im not an expert in this area but with trial and error, you may be able to work it out with DPI and resolution
DPI Display Size Settings - Change
Screen Resolution - Display Settings

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Having an issue with my monitor.
(i should not i have been using this monitor for a long time with this comp...i think it came unpluged and that caused the problem)
It is on all during start up but as soon as windows loads the monitor goes to stand by and i have a blank screen.

I tried to start it in safe mode(how do you do that anyways....i have to turn it off during start up for it to get the menu) and it works fine. this leads me to believe it is the video driver.

I read the trouble shooting on how to instale a new moniter driver but in safe mode there is no "drivers" tab.

Any help would be great.


i am having an issue with safe mode. it enter safe mode and some text scrolls.
more than a page of multi(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\windows\system32\driv ers\mup.sys
is the last line and it freezes there...not sure what that is all about but i can no longer enter safe mode.....

i'm really up a creek..plz help

A:Monitor problem..maybe drivers?

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hi, yes, my motherboard has ATI on board video and it's still on. I have a Nvidia geforce 550 ti video card that i much prefer to run my games.

I'm having a video confusion problem in my games where i can't see some of the video. I was told by the maker of the MOD for the specific game that i need to disable the ATI on board video so there wont be any more conflicts with my Nvidia video card.

How do i disable the on board video on my motherboard. the motherboard is the following:

MSI 790FX-GD70


A:how do i disable the ATI on-board video so my nvidia 550ti video card will run my gam

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Howdy all, I just got a toshiba a100-sk9 and its great the only thing i need help with is that its wide screen so its stretched so when I play games like HL2, oblivion and far cry they all look chubby. I know I can switch this in the Bios but Im wondering if I can change this in nvidia properties or something thanks in advance.

A:Making widescreen laptop not widescreen.

You should always run it in the native mode of the screen and turn OFF expansion. This will mean that any games that use a smaller screen than the widescreen will use the centre section and leave the edges blank, but the aspect ratios will be correct. You would need to run your games in 1024x768 as that screen is 800 pixels high in its native mode.

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ok heres the deal, i got a cheap-o pci-e card to put in my box so i can run it into my tv. the problem is that i need to use my on board video as well for my monitor is there settings or something out there i can change to make this work, because when i just hook them up i get no video on ither monitor or tv.

A:runing on board video and video card in my pci-e slot

It can only be one of the two enabled at a time. For most systems, as soon as you put the pci-card in the slot, it disables the on board video.

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I have a ATI Radeon 7500 and i can't let windows 7 Build 7600 find it. It says under display monitor its a Standard VGA graphics adapter. I'm getting really annoyed because i can't play counter-strike...and i installed many different drivers for it but it just doesn't work. and i also wanted the Control Center but idk how as well. I upgraded today to windows 7 from XP...and dumb me didnt backup ANYTHING after a full clean wipe. So im getting really agitated and not patient about it. please help!!

and as well with my monitor display says Generic pnp Monitor and i can't find the drivers for my monitor anywhere! even on the gateway site. I have a 19" Gateway LE HD widescreen. please help me!

A:Display and Monitor Drivers PROBLEM!!

I'm assuming that's an AGP card? I'll set you up with how to install the latest 9.10 beta. I'm almost sure I can get your card to work with this under 7. All you need to do is go to device manager, right click card and choose properties, go to details tab, change the property drop down to say hardware ids. There should be shown a few lines.

What is the exact 4 digit number next to dev_ in any of them? I'll make you an .inf. In the meantime, download this driver and run it to extract to c:\ati. When the installer is done extracting, then close it...which is before it start actually installing. Then I'll have further instructions later.

ATI Catalyst 9.10 Beta Windows 7 | Vista (32|64) download from

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Ok, so I updated my Intel GMA 965 Chipset driver,
and there is a weird problem

The colors on the monitor of the LAPTOP ( I have an Inspiron 1525 ) seem to be completely messed up, but when I connect a second monitor to the laptop, the problems are NOT on that monitor. On The connected monitor everything seems to work completely fine.

I have windows vista 32 bit, if it matters.

*EDIT* it displays both monitors as "1" When I click " identify Monitor "

A:Weird problem with Monitor after updating drivers.

Please tell us more about the monitors you are testing with.

Are you referring to two external monitors, and one of those external monitors isn't working as it should?

Or, are you talking about the laptop's own display that is corrupt, but is fine on an external monitor?

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After I installed new ATI graphics drivers from omegadrivers things improved from what i could tell except the fact that everything thinks i have 16mb of video ram and i actually have 32. Is the other 16 not being utilized? How can i fix this? Should i download some graphics drivers directly from ATI? I downloaded the new google earth and it just crawls along, the minimum requierments are 32 mb of vid mem so it go me thinking if this might be causeing it or if it was because i used opengl because directx doesnt work.

A:Video Drivers Problem

Are you sure your card has 32MB? Try downloading some new drivers, and the drive uninstall tool (available on the ati site). Uninstall your card then reinstall it with the new drivers.

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Regards All,Can someone post a links of the drivers for these graphics cards with switchable?I was trying different drivers, and it didn`t work on Windows 8 Pro x64and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 .The laptop is HP Pavilion Dv6 3110ez .System Manufacturer: Hewlett-PackardSystem Model: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PCBIOS: Default System BIOSProcessor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU   M 460  @ 2.53GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz Memory: 6144MB RAM**********************************************************This is code of the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series:------------------------------------------------------Hardware Ids:PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E0&SUBSYS_144A103C&REV_00PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E0&SUBSYS_144A103CPCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E0&CC_030000PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E0&CC_0300Compatible Ids:PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E0&REV_00PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_68E0PCI\VEN_1002&CC_030000PCI\VEN_1002&CC_0300PCI\VEN_1002PCI\CC_030000PCI\CC_0300********************************************************************************************************************This is code of the integrated graphic card (Intel):--------------------------------------------------Hardware Ids:PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_144A103C&REV_02PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&SUBSYS_144A103CPCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&CC_030000PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&CC_0300Compatible Ids:PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046&REV_02PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0046PCI\VEN_8086&CC_030000PCI\VEN_8086&CC_0300PCI\VEN... Read more

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I upgraded to Vista Business on my Acer 8210 laptop a couple of weeks ago.

Since the upgrade I have had the situation a few times where the screen starts to flash and all I can do is hit the start (manual) button to shut down
as I cannot control the mouse to shut down properly.

I assume this is some sort of driver problem but the machine is
only a few weeks old so surely it must have the latest drivers.

Video card is ATI mobility Radeon X1600, Driver Ver. 8. 31. 100. 32

Should I remove and re-install the drivers (and how to ? )

Would appreciate any advice.



A:Video problem, is it my drivers

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I've noticed that my computer has been making my videos appeare slow and choppy. Such as, in Windows Movie Maker a window pops up as soon as I open it stating: "If you experience slow performance using Movie Maker, you might need to install a driver for your video card or update your current one." It also seems that my computer games (like the Sims 3 and or 4) play really slow and choppy as well. How do I fix this? My computer is an: HP Pavilion 21-h000 Touch All-in-One Desktop PC series.  I'm not sure what year it was made. My husband bought it in 2014.  

A:problem with Video Drivers

Hi: There are 3 different model variations of that series. Please let me know which of the 3 models you have and I will post the link to the graphics driver for W10. HP Pavilion 21-h045la HP Pavilion 21-h005la HP Pavilion 21-h010la If you don't know which of the 3 models you have, please post the product number of the PC. The product number can be found on the same sticker as the serial number.

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I just recently installed Windows 2000 Professional on my PC. I was shocked to see that the only option I have available for video is 16 colors and my monitor supports 16 million colors. I have a FPD 1530 Gateway Monitor 15-inch flat panel. I am certain that there is nothing wrong with the monitor. I downloaded the drivers from the Gateway website but when I try to install the drivers, I am always told that no drivers were found in the specified location. Any suggestions? Thanx in advance.

A:Problem with video drivers.

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I just got a new computer and it has a PCi express 16 slot on it and my old video card is agp 8x

what is a good ati card that i could play WoW and CS with for around 150$

A:New computer(on board video) want video card

Great Price here:

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Hi all,
I have a dell here with on board video that has failed (someone literally pulled the connector off of the motherboard). The system should be fine otherwise, therefore I was wondering if I could put in a old style PCI video card into one of the PCI slots (it does not have a video slot) and have it work. Or would the onboard video cause conflicts? I know that with some BIOS's you can turn off the onboard video, and this is usually a option if the motherboard has a video slot available (agp, PCI Express). Of course this motherboard does not and is a dell cheapo.

I am thinking it will probably work but thought I would ask before getting a card for it.


A:Can a dell use a pci video card if it has on board video?

Will a PCI video card work? Possibly!

Attached is a pic of a board where the Sub-D connector was pulled from the board, and when it was pulled it shorted out the board, and a PCI card would not work.

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This all started like last week i plugged my iphone in and then suddenly my keyboard was not working i tryed to unplug and replug it in but nothing so i decided to reset. after trying to turn it back on my monitor and keyboard were not starting ( i didnt hear the beep sound from my motherboard either) it takes like 2-3 times of turning my computer off and on to get it to finaly work. So everytime i turn it off theres a chance then either my monitor,mouse,keyboard, or usb slots arent working.

i have windows xp sp3

AMD phenom II X3 710 processor

SAPPHIRE 100266HDMI Radeon HD 4830 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0

Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive

Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 Desktop Memory Model KHX8500D2K2/4G

GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
PS: i built this computer myself(my brother pretty much put it together) back in like may and this problem just started.

also something i noticed is that when i open my disc drive i sometimes lose my wireless connection

EDIT: now my computer will not turn on at all, the light blinks and all the fans run for about 2 seconds and thats it.....

Update: i tryed to go thro and unplug things to see what the problem is and it seems like when i take out the processor the computer actually runs.. but if i keep it in and unplug something like the video card it doesnt work..soo would this be a processor problem or a po... Read more

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hey can anyone help me out..
i'm using windows 7 home basic in my dell 15 when i run CS 1.6 in mw laptop i cant go to widescreen mode dat is 1366*768....i have 3gb RAM, ATI graphics..
widescreen mode is the link below to see..
i waiting to play in widescreen..
one more thing i searched all forums for this but i cant solve it..need of help..plzzz

A:CS 1.6 Widescreen problem

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Hello All,

After trying to get back into World of Warcraft and having it glich up and crash, I discovered that my outdated video driver (ialmrnt5 I believe) was my problem. In attempting to fix this problem, I tried to download the latest driver from this link:
and succeeded in downloading it, but when I tried to install it I got this message

The driver being installed is not validated for this computer. Please obtain the appropriate driver from the computer's manufacturer.
Setup will exit.

This is becoming very frustrating, and any help is appreciated. Below is my system information, if it helps.

Windows: Windows XP5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Memory (RAM): 1015 MB
CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
CPU Speed: 2735.4 MHz
Sound card: SigmaTel Audio
Display Adapters: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family | NetMeeting driver | RDPDD Chained DD
Screen Resolution: 1024 X 768 - 32 bit
Network Adapters: Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection - Packet Scheduler Miniport
CD / DVD Drives: D: TSSTcorpDVD-ROM TS-H352C
COM Ports: COM3
LPT Ports:
Mouse: 3 Button Wheel Mouse Present
Hard Disks: C: 69.8GB
Hard Disks - Free: C: 43.2GB
USB Controllers: 5 host controllers.
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A:Problem with Video Drivers[RESOLVED]

Does anyone know how I can delete this thread and repost it in the correct forum?

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Hi there!

First i want to just say i dont know my way around a computer very well. But ive spent about 5 hours trying to fix this and im going to give you a list of all the issues ive run into so far so here i go...
The problem all started when i down graded from windows 7 to XP
There seems to be something wrong with my video card drivers. I cannot play any of the games i downloaded they crash every time i try and load them up.
I'm running XP on my Compaq Presario (SR2172NX). It originally came with vista. I downgraded because this computer is pretty obsolete but its what Ive got but anyways. First things first i keep trying to update the software to service pack three it give me an error and im stuck at service pack two. I dont know why...the errors not specific about anything it just says failed to update. Second i cannot find my video card anywhere Ive look all over for i cant find it in the specifications or anything. looked in the video setup MY card is called VGASave everything about it is unknown it says. Other than that I can give some error reports from Minecraft.
(ill post it at the bottom)
I used to have Catalyst control centre someone installed for me...
I did not instal the drivers for my com by myself. I did not downgrade to xp by myself. I had someone do it for me and before i go to them with more of my computer problems i want to ask you guys. Im sure there will be many questions and i will answer them swiftly. Thanks for reading i hope you can help!

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A:Problem with video card drivers

Unfortunately, your computer manufacturer HP does not have drivers for XP since the computer shipped with Vista. You are going to have a hard time finding drivers for it. If you used to have Catalyst Control Center, then you have an ATI video Card. The easiest thing to do is to manually remove the card, confirm it's ATI, and jot down the model #. Then go to the ATI site type in your make and model and download the drivers.

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ok heres my problem. My comp started to run really slow and after trying everything i possibly could i decided to reformat which solved the problem but then i ran into a other one, see now i have a problem with my video card drivers
i have ATI 9600xT 128 mb. Everytime i install netframe 2.0 and windows installer 3.0 which is required to install the lastest drivers my comp first would restart after installing which is normal process but then i would boot up into 4bit color in windows and then i wouldnt be able to change it to 32bit and the drivers we also defective.OVer a period of time i tried uninstalling and reinstalling every thing i even dl the motherboard chipset drivers but then instead of booting up into windows properly or with 4bit it would just keep restarting after the windows bars load up
PLz help Me im soo angry i think iam ganna burst

A:Problem with video drivers, after format.

Have you downloaded the lasted drivers from ATI's website?

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I have a problem with the drivers for the video card. New Windows 8.1, all updates.Almost all the time the problem - "the display driver stopped responding."  Sometimes, the computer freezes.Sometimes BSOD and error - video_scheduler_internal_error.I tried this - this - these drivers are only worse. The computer works best on the controller with windows - 8.982.10.6000 - 2012-09-18.At this controller errors are quite rare, but they are.How to fix driver issues? Sorry for my English

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My Laptop has two video cards. one is a Mobility Radeon HD 5000 and the other is a 4050. I installed what I thought were the correct drivers but Windows 10 isn't using them.

it seems that the system is using the Microsoft Video Driver which is forcing my extra monitor to mirror the desktop rather than extend it,

A:HP dv7-4171US Video Drivers problem

Originally Posted by MannyLNJ

My Laptop has two video cards. one is a Mobility Radeon HD 5000 and the other is a 4050. I installed what I thought were the correct drivers but Windows 10 isn't using them.

it seems that the system is using the Microsoft Video Driver which is forcing my extra monitor to mirror the desktop rather than extend it,

First of all, that model laptop has one video card, and that is the ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 s. See the spec sheet for that laptop here.
According to AMD, the latest driver for that GPU is legacy driver 15.7.1. See the driver release notes here.

So I guess your first step would be to verify for us which driver you tried to install.

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ive got this really annoying graphics problem where items or characters randomly explode into a blurr across the whole screen or map. i figured out that this is because of older prior drivers conflicting with newer drivers. (btw, ive got a 6800 ultra) Also id like to point out that i used an ati 9700 pro for a short while when i was waiting for my 6800 to be fixed under warrenty from asus for burning out. I dont know if this has a significant plot in my problem, but figured id mention it. If anyone can shed some light on this and help me out, i would really appreciate it a lot. Ive tried unintalling the nvidia drivers may times and using a program by the name of "nvidia nasty file remover" as advice from some thread i saw, but still the problem persists. Thanks very much,

A:Old Video Card Drivers Problem

Did you completely uninstall the ATI catalyst drivers prior to installing the 6800 and the associated drivers?

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On my parents' laptop. Toshiba Satellite A105-S4384.

Last time I was here, we had to reformat the hard drive, re-install Windows XP and the like.

Now that I'm here and want to play a game, I can't.
I got the driver off of Toshiba's website. nVidia Display Driver v83.02.

I extract and run the thing... But then I get: "The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit."

Also ran DXDIAG because the games I'm trying to play say Direct3D is the problem... The DirectX features (Direct3D, DirectDraw, and AGP Texture accelerations) are all off.

Dunno what other info you'd need (what you might need, tell me how to get the info just in case)... I'm kind of bad at this. Hence, I need you guys.

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Hey all,

My machine is running XP and I've decided now to migrate to Windows 7. But while doing a simple search to find out Win 7 drivers for my hardware I couldn't find any for my XFX 630i motherboard and my Dlink DWA 510 G Wireless Adapter. The XFX website is hopeless, didn't find any download drivers option. So, if anyone could tell me where would I get the drivers for the above-mentioned products I would be really thankful. Or will using the update drivers option after installing Windows 7 work??

Thanks in advance.

A:Need Drivers For XFX board

I'm guessing you didn't register the board with XFX? When you register, after you log in, all the files they have for your product(s) are listed. As you've found out, searching for file(s) is hopeless, and because they won't show them to you unless logged in, pointless.

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I got a Dell Dimension 2350 w/XP Pro from my work that recently closed shop.
I got a trojan virus because i was lax on getting my security inline.
anyway, I needed to re-install my OS and drivers, after i did - i now can not get my monitor to respond to the driver i downloaded.
I get a black screen after my POST. I obviously downloaded the wrong driver?
How do i get my monitor to respond.
Just so you know, I have checked the monitor with my other PC-so it is not a monitor issue.
I also have tried to get in thru my bios/safe mode and i just get the balck screen.

A:Monitor/video Problem

Hi, I would run XP recovery. Make sure your BIOS is set to boot from CD.
1. Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.

Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console.
4. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5. At the command prompt, type the appropriate commands to diagnose and repair your Windows XP installation.

For a list of commands that are available in Recovery Console, type recovery console commands or help at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

For information about a specific command, type help commandname at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
6. To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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I have an Acer 22" monitor that is 2 yrs. old. I have an ATI 2600 video card that is less than a year old. And I have been noticing in the last 2 months. My screen will all of a sudden go black. Or when I restart sometimes my screen will not show up at all.
I am running XP pro, Gigabyte motherboard,AMD 64x2 Dual 6000+ cpu, 2 Gigs memory. Computer just rebuilt in Jan.

A:Not Sure Video or Monitor problem

Only way to test is to change one or the other.
My bet is on the Acer with the horrible experience we have had with them. We see a lot of dead ones after 15 months.

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