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Limited monitor resolutions

I recently purchased a samsung 19" widescreen LCDT HD Ready tv, with a VGA cable connecter at the back.

I tested it out, connected my laptop to the tv, ran perfectly, as both a extended monitor and as the normal monitor.

After i while i wanted to watch sky on the new tv, so i removed the VGA cable from my laptop.
i looked back at my laptop and it now only has two resolutions available
1024 by 768
800 by 600
Those are the only two dimensions available, but before, i had several different options.
Im currently running the laptop on vista, and i want to set it back to the normal resolutions i had.

Advice?

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  • assauling Jun 28, 2008

    i have unplugged the VGA cable from the tv monitor, and on the display settings, there is only one monitor profile on there.

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By plugging into the tv you created an additional monitor profile. You will need to go to the resolution page and open the advanced button, from here set the monitor to the laptop screen versus the vga tv. There is also a troubleshoot button that can be useful.

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