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My monitor is not allowing me to display a resolution

I was running out of space, uninstalled several programs taking care of not deleting any shared libraries, also I installed the latest windows updates and now my monitor is not recognizing the best resolution. I asked viewsonic and told me to reinstall de videocard drivers, which I did. I have more choices of resolutions but not the suggested for this monitor (1440 x 900).

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Re: my monitor is not allowing me to display a resolution

If you have the origional CD that came with the monitor, use that to re-install the drivers for the monitor back onto the pc. Then go to viewsonic and look for updates. Do a "system restore" and put the system back to the condition prior to doing all of this. I will re store your files to what they were but "system restore" will not roll back "windows updates". This will tell you if it is something you did or windows did.

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