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PC display problem

I'm using this TV as the display device for my PC. My graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce 7500 LE. When I try to set the display resolution to 1366 x 768 (my preferred option) I lose the right hand side of my desktop. How can I resolve this issue? I don't mind too much if the aspect ratio is out, as long as I can see and use my whole desktop.

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ik'm glad that atleast you don't have troubles with the reso.
Anyways if you got the same TV, then just do this and it should work, i have sometimes lost a little side of the screen too, but this helped me:
Take your TV remote
PC Menu-->Factory Preset-->Reset-->Yes
OR same thing just not automatic
PC Menu-->Picture-->Horizontal/Vertical.

I hope it fixes it for you.

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