Solved video card driver hiccup ?

JimJoe

Vista Guru
My computer has done this with both my previous and current video cards.

My 39 inch hdtv monitor natural resolution is 1920x1080. I have the driver set to that.

But the edges of the display goes beyond the edge of the screen. I'm using HDMI cable to connect the monitor qand the computer.

The tv/monitor does have zoom sizes. Wide, cinema, normal, zoom. Only wide shows most of the screen. The Time/date is cut off on the right, systray is cut off on the bottom, the 'start menu' part is cut off to the left.

I did try the screen resolution registry item, no change.

I have the latest video driver.

Any ideas on how to fix this ?

Thanks.

it was restore_default_96dpi.reg, not screen resolution.
 
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    Acer Aspire X1700
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    ASUS
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    3 gigs
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    EVGA 1 gig GeForce 210
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Vizio 21" tv
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 resolution
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    1 terabyte sata in 1 partition
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    fans that came with it
    Mouse
    basic USB
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    3 megabits on a cable modem, wired

richc46

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Gold Member
Try checking to be sure that the settings are not for dual monitor
Understanding multiple monitors
Try to install the prvevious version of the driver.
 

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    Dell XPS420
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    6 gig
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    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
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    Dell USB 4 button optical
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JimJoe

Vista Guru
My computer has always thought I had 2 monitors. I only use one.

edit: Detect button isn't there. I kmnow at work if there is only one, and it thinks there are 2, clicking the Detect button gets rid of the second monitor.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire X1700
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    3 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1 gig GeForce 210
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Vizio 21" tv
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 resolution
    Hard Drives
    1 terabyte sata in 1 partition
    Cooling
    fans that came with it
    Mouse
    basic USB
    Keyboard
    basic USB
    Internet Speed
    3 megabits on a cable modem, wired

JimJoe

Vista Guru
by using resize in my nvidia control panel I can now see all icons, buttons, clock and calendar. But my display says it is: 1862 x 1048. Found some missing icons to.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire X1700
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    3 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1 gig GeForce 210
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Vizio 21" tv
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 resolution
    Hard Drives
    1 terabyte sata in 1 partition
    Cooling
    fans that came with it
    Mouse
    basic USB
    Keyboard
    basic USB
    Internet Speed
    3 megabits on a cable modem, wired

JimJoe

Vista Guru
Whoosh !

Refresh was 30Hz. I changed it to 60Hz, and the screen at 1920x1080 is normal agani.

I didn't think the refresh rate would change the size of the display.

The Nvidia control panel only sees one monitor, and the Personalize -> Display Settings has 2.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire X1700
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    3 gigs
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1 gig GeForce 210
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Vizio 21" tv
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 resolution
    Hard Drives
    1 terabyte sata in 1 partition
    Cooling
    fans that came with it
    Mouse
    basic USB
    Keyboard
    basic USB
    Internet Speed
    3 megabits on a cable modem, wired
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