I can not set my computer on resolution 1440x900. My words and pictures are stretched and I have tried multiple ways to fix it.Should I just exchange the monitor or is there a solution to my problem? I just had a new computer made for me and it seems that the person who made it does not know how to solve the problem either.
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Re: words are stretched - computer runs on Windows XP
The resolution issue you are describing sounds like a video card driver issue. You must determine what video card or chipset you have and apply the appropriate driver. The Acer x193w monitor is plug and play, it will display whatever the OS sends to it provided it is within its display range and 1440x900 is definitely within that range.
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You need to make sure your computer's display resolution is set to 1440x900, which is the monitor's native resolution. Other resolutions will result in fuzzy displays or, as you're seeing, distorted images.
Right-click on an open area of the Windows desktop (that is, not over any icons), then select "Properties" from the pop-up menu. Click the "Settings" tab and you'll find a slider adjustment to set the resolution. If 1440x900 is not offered as a resolution, you'll need to upgrade your video card (or add a video card if you have a motherboard with integrated video). Most newer computers support that resolution, but some older systems may only go to 1024x768.
The 920WM has a recommended resolution of 1440x900. If your display properties are set to a higher or lower resolution, there will be ugly effects on videos, photos and fine text.
If you're running WindowsXP, minimize your apps and web browser so you can see the background. Right-click on the background and select "Properties" to bring up the display properties dialog. In that dialog, select the "Settings" tab to see the display resolution. Set that to 1440x900 if it's not already, then hit "OK"
If videos are still blotchy, then check the video playback software to make sure it's not setting it's own resolution.
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Find your monitor's native resolution, in your case it's 1440x900. Go to display settings (usually right-click on desktop and choose properties), go to settings tab and move the resolution slider until it shows 1440x900. Confirm, the screen should flicker for a moment and adjust - and you should be fine. If there is no 1440x900 resolution available, then installing a monitor .inf file that came on a disk accompanying the monitor might help.
What service pack of windows xp are you running? Also, do you have your old monitor, if so, then plug it in and see if the same problem occurs. If not , go under the settings for your graphics card (not windows display options) and see if there can be a correction made to the settings for your monitor. Also, try going to microsoft.com and updating your computer (it's free) and you'll probably get the required driver to fix the problem from them. Check under your control panel and see if you have automatic updates turned on, if so you may want to limit what updates are to be installed by allowing updates but you choose which one's to install. Hope I could help. My e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Try changing the resolution to 1440x900. This is the ideal resolution for this monitor. To change the resolution: Right click on an empty space on your Windows desktop. Choose Properties (XP) or Personalize (Vista) Choose the Settings tab (XP) or Display Settings (Vista). Slide the resolution slider to 1440x900, then click apply. If asked whether you want to keep this setting, choose yes/ok.
Note: Not all video cards support this resolution. Updating your video card's (not monitor's) driver may add it.
The issue here is that you have a low resolution picture and a high resolution display. Windows is "stretching" the smaller, low resolution picture so that it will fit across the larger area, thus distorting it.
Right click on the desktop and select properties. Go to the Desktop tab. There should be an item there for position. Is it set to Stretch? If it is, then this is causing the problem. Set it to center, and it should appear fine.
If you want to keep this from happening:
1) User higher resolution pictures.
2) Turn down the resolution on your screen (this can be done from the Settings tab of display properties).