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SCREEN RESOLUTION CHANGES IT SELF

I am unable to set the screen resolution as it is not appearing in display properties, it goes to 1280x768 instead of 1440x900, i did install the drivers and restart the pc, run it in safe mode then run in normal mode but still unable to solve the issue. it happens time to time and some time it fixes automatically.

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  • mcdtomm Mar 21, 2008

    I don't have a solution, but I have the exact same problem, but my monitor is a Viewsonic VA1916W. It fixes itself and then the same problem returns. Been trhough all the so called cures for the problem, but no results. Would like to know if anyone has come up with a solution for this problem. Could it be the monitor is defective?

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008

    I have the same problem.

  • Anonymous May 27, 2008

    I found an easy and effective solution: When the screen goes out of resolution, simply turn off the computer power surge protector, then reboot. Works every time

    What does not work is trying to get help from View Sonic. They dont write back and I cant get them on the phone. Sorry I bought View Sonic and will never do it again.

  • gabrielagull Jul 19, 2008

    I´d the same problem the resolution changes it self and then I don´t have the option to change it back to 1440x900. What it worked for me was to plug my old monitor start windows and shut it down. Then I plug again the viewsonic monitor and "magically" the resolution was available again. I don´t understand why this happens but it worked.

  • stottc Sep 05, 2008

    i have a va1703wba and a laptop with 945 chipset.
    I am also a microsoft engineer and i cant get it work for me either.
    I have even edited the registry to force that resolution to appear but it still dissapears. It seems to happen only if i switch the screen off but leave it plugged into the laptop and then just close the lid of laptop making it "sleep"
    then "wake" the laptop without switching the screen on 1st.
    You can be rest assured i have tried every version of the 945 driver and nearly every generic driver that supports 1440x900. This is a Vista problem. It does not happen on my xp virtual environment but anyway. thanks for the cool space to vent a little.

    :)


  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2009

    "I found an easy and effective solution: When the screen goes out of
    resolution, simply turn off the computer power surge protector, then
    reboot" this really worked for me....but this repeatedly will k--f hard drives and installation.....probably it has some thing to do with bios setting on our PC or some tiny memory chip on monitor it self.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    1360x768

  • Ashton Sep 04, 2013

    Same here .. with va1703wb .. I face the same issue ... kinda bugs me when it happens automatically

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Check out for the latest update of display driver .
also refer to user manuals of your monitor/display adaptor/ motherboard { may be a compatablty issue with the os}
and make sure that your pc is free of viruses

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