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Settings for dcl lcd monitor

External monitor for laptop displays only about 80% of laptop screen.

Laptop is Systemax, running XP professional

It's a 19 inch monitor; however, the window auto-scrolls; if I try to change the size or make any other change, everything gets wiped

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Hi,
Your laptop resolution is greater than the external monitor can handle. From your laptop, try changing the screen resolution to 800x600, if it works, up the ante to 1024x768. You can bring it up again until you find a comfortable screen resolution. You will eventually stop to a point when your external monitor displays about 80% of the laptop screen. That is, back to your original problem. But you get the idea. Cheers!

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