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Monitor display my monitor is working correctly but when i run a game like red alert on my pc the view is distorted also its always distorted and wider than the screen when i run my pc while it is in the DOS mode but when the win. is started it is fixed.

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SOURCE: Monitor off centre when booting up into dos


The monitor likely auto-synced off centered on that resolution because it couldn't find the edges of the black screen.
Try to figure out what resolution the DOS screen is using and then set windows to that resolution and then proceed to center the screen using the monitor's menu.
You can now switch back to the resolution of your liking.
On next reboot, the monitor should keep the settings for that resolution.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Distorted digital photos

Most likely the resolution of your desktop has and aspect ratio that in incorrect for your monitor. The native resolution of that monitor if 1440x900. Use the Windows (if using windows) desktop properties to set the desktop resolution to 1440x900.

Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Started pc in safe mode. Monitor comes on but

Try it on another PC first just to make sure it is not the PC problem, you can also try to set the resolution to 640 x 480 @60 Hz when you are in safe mode, reboot the PC and if it displays OK, then set the resolution to the monitor native resolution which is 1440 x 900 @60Hz.

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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SOURCE: My H233H monitor is connected to my 8-year-old


The ability to view in wide screen mode without any distortion depends on your graphic card. Try setting your screen resolution to "1280x720" and try viewing the panoramic photos again.

Posted on Aug 10, 2011

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