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I just bought a 28 inch viewsonic screen and the only resolution it lets me see my entire desktop is 1088x612. Otherwise it cuts off all four sides and I can't see the start menu... please help!

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You didn't list the graphics card you are using, but from your description of the problem, the monitor has a higher resolution than the graphics card can support (usually 1440 x 900, some are higher resolution)

Generally, the solution if to upgrade the graphics card, if the graphics in your system isn't easily upgradable, then you may need to upgrade to a system with adequate graphics

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