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Dell e176fp resolution wont display properly on windows 7

It displays everything fine except for system windows .. i first noticed this when i went to the advanced appearance options .. the content overflows the window as if i were to zoom in to like 110% if were in google chrome

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  • Brian Funk
    Brian Funk Jan 02, 2014

    i should add i am using the monitor for my laptop which is a dell inspiron 1525 .. i have the setting to only display on monitor number 2 which is the 17inch monitor ... i have tried all the settings .. really starting to got on the last nerve

  • Brian Funk
    Brian Funk Jan 03, 2014

    here is an illustration of what i can see the blue box is the window and the red box is what is my visible area of the window .. in other words if you were to stretch the red box to fil the blue box that is what i am seeing



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Try to change the bit to 32 true colour and size

Posted on Jan 04, 2014

Testimonial: "ive already ogt it set to that ... and ive tried 16 bit high color .. ive also tried running it at 75 hertz non of which worked"


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You need the driver for the video. The default driver will just do minimum resolution.

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you have a problem on your operating system...try to run sytem restore or repair your program...
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SOURCE: Monitor display on Dell E176FP

You may loose connections at the end of the VGA cable, or video card not seated tightly. I would check that first.

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SOURCE: I am using a Dell monitor E177FP with a compaq

You can look here to see if this E177FP is supported by Win7.
Microsoft WINDOWS 7:

From what you described, it sounds like PC problem. But look at MSFT website above first.

I hope your monitor does not have bad caps as shown in my pictures here:

Basic LCD monitor and TV troubleshooting guide:
Failed TV and Monitors:
Learn about bad caps:
Capacitors kit: he can make you a set of caps.
Or, just make sure to use caps with low ESR, 105c, high ripple current and long life rating such as PANASONIC FM or FC series.
Please post back what you find.
Please leave rating if it helps.

Posted on Jan 09, 2011

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SOURCE: how to get rid padlock Dell E176FP 17"


You can follow these steps:

1.Click on the menu button in front of the monitor

2. Select OSD settings

3. Select OSD lock

4. Then choose Yes or No to lock and unlock it

Hope this helps



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Solution Steps For Computers Running Windows XP

1. Click on "Start" at the bottom left of the screen.
2. Choose "Settings"
3. Choose "Control Panel"
4. Double click on the "Display" menu option.
5. Click on the "Settings" tab on the display dialog box.
6. Move the resolution slider to a different screen size (e.g. 800x600, 1024x768).
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