The problem started when I tried connecting a Viewsonic VA1903wb widescreen external monitor. I have three of this monitor; two of them are connected to PCs running Windows XP. It has a native resolution of 1440 X 900 (which is also a 16:9 ratio), and after I installed the drivers on the PCs, WinXP recognized it as a Plug and Play Monitor and set it to the native resolution.
However, on the laptop, when the moniter is plugged in, the maximum resolution allowed is 1024 X 768, which is 4:3 a ratio. I downloaded the drivers labeled Vista from Viewsonic's site and installed them with same results. When I opened the .inf, this was the first line:
;Monitor.Inf for Windows(R) 95/98/Me/2000/XP/Server 2003/XP x64The .inf did not mention anything about Vista, even though the site said that these drivers were for Vista. Microsoft's Vista compatibility site says that it is compatible with Vista, however, the Windows 7 compatibility site does not say anything about it.
I would like to know if there is any way I can get the monitor to work with a 16:9 resolution of 1440 X 900.