Question about Acer AL1714 17" LCD Monitor
No clue as to why this is happening but for some reason when starting up my PC into Windows (which displays fine) or booting up into DOS, the screen would is off centre (can't see anything on either the left side of the screen or the top of the screen. So I'm wondering if any of you experts have any idea as to what may be the problem.
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.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
1. Check your BIOS to be sure your computer will boot from a CD.
Enter the BIOS setup by pressing the "Delete" or F2 or "F12"
key, or as directed at the startup screen, immediately after booting. Set the
first boot device to "CDROM" or "DVDROM" instead of
"hard drive" if it isn't already.
2. MS-DOS command prompt
Insert the Windows XP installation CD into your CD or DVD drive
and restart the computer. When prompted, choose to start from the MS-DOS
command prompt with CD support. The MS-DOS command prompt will appear in a
3. Start SMARTDRIVE by typing "SMARTDRV" at the DOS prompt
and pressing enter. You don't have to run SMARTDRIVE, but copying the files
will be much quicker if you do. The computer will display the DOS prompt again.
4. Enter "CD I386" at the DOS prompt to change to the
directory where the setup program starts.
5. Enter "WINNT" at the prompt to start Windows XP setup.
The installation program will copy files to your computer and then display a
message requesting to reboot.
6. Press the "Enter" key to reboot. The setup program will
start again and check that your hard drive format is compatible with Windows
XP. If not, it will guide you through partitioning and formatting the drive and
then ask you to reboot once more.
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