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#1 Brandscill

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 12:11 PM

Hi my display has like stretched itself so it's to wide for the monitor. Adjusting the resolution does nothing
I can no longer adjust the width of the display using the monitor adjustment buttons, it has no affect nothing moves.

It's just stuck wide. I can move it about still using the controls on the monitor and each side on the display has a giant curve in it as well:S

Basicaally the display has just gone tits up

any ideas?

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#2 Andrew

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 12:27 PM

Hey there Brandscill, welcome to BC! :thumbsup:

Is this an LCD display (small and flat) or a CRT monitor (big, kind of like a TV)?

#3 Brandscill

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 01:07 PM

It's a CRT

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 01:17 PM

What brand of monitor?
Some of them have a reset button on them that will set it back to the factory defaults.

Might also be that the monitor is failing. Especially if it is beveling.
Lots of good deals on flat screen monitors this time of year.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 01:21 PM

Nope no reset

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 01:26 PM

I think I'd try removing the drivers and letting XP reinstall...that should give us more to go on.

Sounds like possible driver corruption to me, but corruption is my whipping boy when the unusual happens to a system :thumbsup:.

I'd also take a gander in Event Viewer, just on a chance.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 01:29 PM

The only thing that screms I messed it up is I plugged in a second internal hardriver (turned the screen green when I switched it back on) So I removed it and ever since then this has happened:S I tried a driver reinstall didn't work

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 01:36 PM

Also to add I have not tried it on another monitor, suffers the same problem so:S it's software issue

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 02:14 PM

Are you saying you did try another monitor or you did not?

Boot to the startup menu by tapping F8 on startup
Select VGA mode. Colors may be weak & washed out but see if it is better then.
If so, you might have a driver issue

What video card is in the system?
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 04:48 PM

Sorry I have tried it on another monitor. Tried the VGA mode earlier, no change. I have tried everything for the basics really. Safe mode Vga mode playing with the res, playing with pixel count. It's so odd.

Re-installed driver.

It's an ATI fire something:S

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 05:16 PM

Did you uninstall the drivers & reboot before you reinstalled them?
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Posted 23 December 2007 - 03:43 AM

yep

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 05:12 AM

Have you made sure your video card is seated correctly as you said you were installing another drive before your problem arose.You could take the card out and clean the connections. Also check the pins on the monitor lead, I had a problem with a green screen, turned out one of the pins was bent. Hope this helps.

Edited by Manshead, 23 December 2007 - 05:14 AM.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 06:11 AM

The screen is connected via DVI because the vga output doesn't seem to want to work for some reason:S

Could that have anything to do with it suddenly going wrong.

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 04:08 PM

any ideas?




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