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The native resolution for the x193w monitor is 1440x900. The monitor will only allow certain resolutions. You may need to create a custom resolution using the nvidia control panel.
create custom resolution
horizontal pixels : 1440 vertical lines 900
refresh I belive is either 75 or 60. Whichever looks better
scan type: progressive
Starting on page 15 are the directions for the monitor controls. Page 17 indicates a "RESET" feture to Clear the Old-Statuses of "Auto-Configuration". There are quite a number of setting for this monitor.
the description you gave was the long way right click on my computer, select properties then device manager, you will be in the same place but lots faster, plug and play does not identify the monitor or its compatible display resolutions, right click on the desktop select properties then display settings, go into advanced tab and look at the monitor, and the adapter, you can play with the setting until you find one that works, 1400 x 900 may not be supported by the video card(adapter) so that may be why your loosing the video settings. hope this helps.
What service pack of windows xp are you running? Also, do you have your old monitor, if so, then plug it in and see if the same problem occurs. If not , go under the settings for your graphics card (not windows display options) and see if there can be a correction made to the settings for your monitor. Also, try going to microsoft.com and updating your computer (it's free) and you'll probably get the required driver to fix the problem from them. Check under your control panel and see if you have automatic updates turned on, if so you may want to limit what updates are to be installed by allowing updates but you choose which one's to install. Hope I could help. My e-mail email@example.com .
To my knowledge, it is compatible and certainly would work with XP. Since this monitor has both DVI and VGA inputs make is compatible for most video cards or even a built-in video of the PC. If for some reason the Acer X193W would not work with your Windows XP PC, possible reasons are:
Screen Resolution and/or Screen refresh Rate of the PC's Display Properties too high, try lowering them down;
hardware fault either on the monitor or video card;
incorrect/missing drivers of the video card;
it is being hooked as a secondary monitor and the dual/twin view is not activated.
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