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HP w17e monitor

I have an old Dell Optiplex computer running windows 2000 and recently an old Gateway 2000 Vivitron monitor unil it just died. I just installed a new monitor, an 17" lcd flat screen HP w17e. I down loaded the driver from HP website (it didn't come with the cd in the box) My problem is the print/letters on the screen. They look like little dashes strung together to form a letter. It reminds me of the old dot matrix printers how the print looked. Maybe this is normal for new LCD monitors but it looks terrible and is driving me nuts. Help.

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  • artsydl8 May 11, 2010

    you can change the resolution with the monitor menu settings and/or adjust the display settings by second clicking your desktop, press Personalize, go to Display settings, and fix the resolution there.



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HP w17e monitor hooked up to my dell laptop has floating input not supported box, how can i get the two screens to work together

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