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#1 dark messenger

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 06:25 AM

I have a monitor (acer something) for my laptop (acer also), the proper resolution for it is 1440x900 but it will only work at 1024x768, if I set the resolution any higher, it just displays the no signal message. I also want it to be my primary monitor, but the button to click for that is greyed out...

Any ideas?

Im pretty sure my drivers are up to date...

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 08:32 AM

I have similar problem, take a look at this: http://www.overclock.net/faqs/27757-info-n...-help-also.html

There are other links on this, but this seems to be the most concise one I've come across. You can find them by Googling "monitor, no signal."

Let us know how it goes...I will do more testing of my situation later today.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 09:46 AM

That apply for laptop? Will have a look into it soon

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 10:35 AM

Where (monitor or laptop) are you "setting the resolution?

Your laptop video supports a range of resolutions...if you want something outside of that range, you need to change your video card/chip.

As for the monitor, it's impacted by the capabilities of the card/chip...and the limitations of the monitor.

It would help if you spelled out manufacturer/model for each of these items.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 11:08 AM

Monitor is acer x198w (i tihnk? thats what it says at top of it)
Laptop is acer aspire 5101

WHen I first got my monitor, it worked fine on the 1440x900 resolution, but then one day unpluged monitor to plug into a friends laptop to watch a movie, and when I put it back into mine, it will only do 1024x768

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 01:17 PM

Did you try uninstalling/reinstalling the video drivers for the laptop?

They can become corrupt/damaged.

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 04:01 PM

I think so, how do I do that

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Posted 16 April 2008 - 04:33 PM

http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/forms/Ace...FTOKEN=63580954 Looks to me like the version 8251 ATI driver is the one you want. Of course, you could just use the drivers on your CD.

In any case...go to Device Manager, uninstall any/all (there could be more than 1 reflected) display adapters. Reboot XP. XP may install the correct video drivers, it may only install the default temporary drivers. Check by going to Device Manager again or by checking to see what your display options are. If your options are limited, the default drivers are installed.

You can then either reinstall the video drivers originally provided on CD...or download/install the appropriate driver from the Acer website.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 08:01 AM

installed the driver, now only eorks at 800*600

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:21 AM

I will be Master of The Obvious...and state that "there is something wrong with your system."

You did uninstall the old adaptors reflected?

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 12:57 PM

nope, im going to do that now :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 01:10 PM

Ok, now it didnt install when I rebooted, cant find the files needed, and I cant find my CD lool

Also when I rebooted, message came up after I logged in saying

Boot: Boot.exe - File corrupt
the file/directory \hiberfil.sys is corrupt, please run the check disk utility

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 01:21 PM

The hiberfil.sys file only relates to hibernation...if you don't use hibernation on the system, you can just delete it and save almost a couple of gigs worth of space.

I would run chkdsk /r anyway :thumbsup:. Sounds like the system might need it.

Generally...always remove old drivers via Device Manager...before attempting to install new ones. Lessens the chance for corruption, confusion in the system.

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 01:26 PM

Ah hmm oki

Do I run chkdsk and then what do I do with the driver, just install the one that you linked earlier?

(rebooting now)

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Posted 18 April 2008 - 02:51 PM

Chkdsk did one scan thing, then another and not its doing another thing, and its been at 15percent for 15mins now, that normal??




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