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Display resolution I restalled Windows 98 and only have 2 and 16 color options for the display.

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Maybe you have not install the driver for your video card, so that it only display intoa limited colors.

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Video output to hdmi cuts out after bootup


Your HDMI cable maybe not compatible with high resolution, there are normal and high speed HDMI cables, all can display low resolution boot images but only high speed ones can display Windows higher resolutions and being identified correctly by Windows. Try a certified high speed, version 1.3b or higher cable from a well known TV manufacturer, but since these are quite expensive before buying it borrow one to a friend or try to do this:Wait for Windows to load and hold Windows key pressed while you press and release P key 4 times* and then release Windows key. Press enter to confirm the new settings.
This should change output to second display, then you can configure display settings through the control panel, navigate to screen resolution and you will see a preview of the desktop on all enabled displays, click detect button and VGA monitor should dissapear from preview and make HDMI to be used as the first display. Shutdown and turn on again to see if Windows keep the settings correctly, if not you may need to ask your graphics card manufacturer if there is an option or utility to force HDMI always on.


* Press and hold Windows key, then iIf you press P key 1 time activates first display, 2 times duplicates the image on both displays, 3 times extends desktop to second display and 4 times enables only secondary display, finally release Windows key and press Enter to confirm.

Nov 09, 2013 | PC Desktops

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How to change your Windows 7 display settings In Windows 7 there are serveral...


How to change your Windows 7 display settings

In Windows 7 there are serveral ways to get to your display settings. I have detailed them below in options so that you can access them as needed.

Option 1

Right click on your desktop and select "Screen Resolution"
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Option 2

1. Right click on your desktop and select "Personalize"

2. Next click on "Display"

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3. Click on "Adjust resolution"

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Option 3

1. Click the Start button and click Control Panel

2. Next click on "Display"

3. Click on "Adjust resolution"
Once you are in the Screen Resolution you can set the resolution you want.

Note the resolution that is set now is a wide screen resolution. If you have a standard monitor the equivalent resolution would be 1280 x 1024.

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After you have made the needed changes click on Apply then OK to save your changes.

Note if you are still have trouble with your monitor displaying right you may need to install the monitor drives. Windows is not going to have the actual drivers for all monitors. So in picture below you will see where is shows "Generic PnP Monitor" this means that the computer is using a generic driver. You can access this screen by clicking on "Advance Setting".

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If you need to install the monitor drivers the link below will take you through the steps of installing the monitor drivers.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4290666-install_monitor_drivers_in_windows_7

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on Mar 08, 2010 | PC Desktops

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My monitor gives 16-bit color at 640x480, but will only offer 256 colors at 1024x768 -- and only displays 16 colors when I select that... In order to access resolution options, I have to go into Advanced...


The monitor has no influence here - something is wrong with your video card: either its driver is missing (or corrupted) or the video chip has failed.
Uninstall all the drivers for the video(except the generic VGA one), from Programs and Device Manager
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/f/open-device-manager-windows-7.htm
and reboot several times then go to Dell
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs
select your pc and get the correct driver.
If that doesn't fixes it then the video chip has failed, you will need to buy a new video card.

Aug 02, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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How do I increase screen resolution in PC mode running Windows XP Pro?


To change your monitor's resolution

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Properties.

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2. In the Display Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab.

3. Drag the Screen resolution slider to the left to decrease the resolution of your monitor, making text and pictures appear larger. Or drag the Screen resolution slider to the right to increase your monitor's resolution, making text and pictures appear smaller.

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4. Click Apply to have the new resolution take effect.

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5. If the Monitor Settings dialog box appears, look at your display. If you like the new resolution, click Yes. If you do not like the resolution, click No, and return to step 3 to try a different resolution.

6. Click OK.

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Hope this help.

Mar 21, 2011 | PC Desktops

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DISPLAYS ARE SIDEWAYS STRETCHED


This problem is because, when you formatted your PC, you have installed improper display driver of your PC model. This is also because of less capacity display/graphics card.

Jul 30, 2010 | Compaq PC Desktops

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Bought new aoc monitor and plugged in and all I get a floating screen safer saying "input not support".


Your display resolution is set to something outside the range your AOC supports.

Start Windows in VGA mode (pick that option from the startup menu you get when you press F8 after the manufacturer's logo comes when you turn the computer on). Then set the display mode to 16-bit color and 800X600 resolution. This will allow Windows to start up next time with settings just about every monitor can handle.

Once WIndows is up and running, make sure you change your display settings to something the monitor can handle. Specs are in the manual or on the manufacturer's website, but resolution of 1024X768 should be another safe choice. You should also think about installing any driver software supplied with the monitor.

Dec 08, 2008 | PC Desktops

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We can't get our screen resolution back to what it was (1024x768) it changed when a game being played ended. It runs on 800x600 at the moment and everything is too big.


First right-click on the desktop and then left click on Properties from the menu that appears.

The display properties dialogue box will appear as shown in fig 1.1 below, click on the settings tab at the top right of the box.

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The areas worth noting are:

Screen Resolution
This slide bar is what you use to change the resolution, the options you have will depend on your graphics card and monitor, but the standard options are 800x600, 1024x768 and 1152x864.

Normally the default (in XP) is set to 800x600 which means the display will be 800 pixels wide and 600 pixels high.

Color Quality
This pull down box will contain the current colour options available, again this will depend on your grahics card and monitor, for best results select the highest option available.Changing the Resolution
To change your resolution simply slide the bar along to the resolution of your choice and then click the Apply button.

After clicking Apply your screen will resize to the new resolution and you will be presented with a confirm dialogue box (see left), if you are happy with the way your screen looks then simply click Yes, if you would like to try a different resolution click No.

When you have finished simply close the Display properties box.

Aug 05, 2008 | PC Desktops

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The writing is too small for me to resd


Hold your Ctrl button down, then use your mouse scroll button to enlarge or make smaller the print on your Internet Explorer and Email pages.

You can also change the resolution on your desktop to make everything larger :
First right-click on the desktop and then left click on Properties from the menu that appears.

The display properties dialogue box will appear as shown in fig 1.1 below, click on the settings tab at the top right of the box.
94b1939.gif The areas worth noting are:

Screen Resolution
This slide bar is what you use to change the resolution, the options you have will depend on your graphics card and monitor, but the standard options are 800x600, 1024x768 and 1152x864.

When set to 800x600, means the display will be 800 pixels wide and 600 pixels high.

Color Quality
This pull down box will contain the current colour options available, again this will depend on your grahics card and monitor, for best results select the highest option available.

Jul 16, 2008 | PC Desktops

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My acer laptop with windows xp will not allow me to select the optimal resolution for my samsung moniter. How do I fix this?


The Samsung SyncMaster 730b is a 17-inch analog and digital TFT-LCD monitor delivering crisp, clean text and bright, vivid colors. This display offers a 600:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 1280 x 1024 resolution, 160/160 degree viewing angle, scanning frequency of 30-81 kHz horizontal and 56-75 Hz vertical and 0.294mm pixel pitch
The SyncMaster 730b display offers the option of using either a digital or analog interface for viewing images and text. The Digital Video Interface (DVI) ensures a shaper, cleaner image and a more accurate representation of the original video source. Since video starts out digital in a PC graphics card, the digital output is directly interfaced to the digital input of the LCD panel and always provides the optimum quality image. In addition, no adjustments are required with a digital display, even when randomly changing resolutions. Input connectors for this display include 15-pin D-sub and DVI-D. Available in black, the SyncMaster 730b delivers a maximum of 16.2 million colors. The monitor is Windows Plug and Play DDC 2B compatible
The important stuff here would be the following:
(1) 30-81 kHz horizontal and 56-75 Hz vertical
(2) SyncMaster 730b delivers a maximum of 16.2 million colors
(3) 1280 x 1024 resolution
nVidia card settings should not exceed these monitor parameters. The monitor is not designed for more performance output without increasing liability toward failure. ?. Put your card settings, under the nVidia tab, at the following:
(a) Refresh rate set at 75 Hz
(b) Set colors at 16 million
(c) Set resolution slightly less than 1280 x 1024
It?s quite possible your monitor is at fault, but start with its optimal parameter settings for the display card first. The display card probably exceeds the monitor?s capabilities. Hopefully, this will stabilize your PC session and the blank outs cease if hardware is not faulty

May 23, 2008 | PC Desktops

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