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Display Image Pinched Vertically

Apparently, when the display image suddenly becomes pinched verically at left & right sides, the monitor is likely suffering from a faulty pincushion correction circuit that is attributable to a bad diode or capacitor. If this is the cause, would it also cause Windows 98 to create an "Unknown Monitor" attribute under the Monitor heading within Windows' Systems Devices? ? this is in conjunction with my NEC XV17. I've attempted to "remove" the "unknown monitor" several times, but it continues to return via "plug&play." Is this merely the consequences of Windows 98 encountering a now faulty monitor? Thanks

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I think this is a non-ddc monitor. But I think you right, the monitor is damaged and won't read it's own driver.

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