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Monitor off centre when booting up into dos

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.

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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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