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#1 j54ams

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

I have an HP Monitor 2310m model and HP Pavilion p6310f desktop computer with NVIDIA GeForce 9100 integrated graphics. I had to reinstall windows and afterwards could not play some of my games to fill monitor screen completely. (are set to play full screen)Before the reinstall, I could adjust the resolution to 1440x900 to get them to fill the screen but that won't work now. I got a few to fill it with 1600x1200 but only a few. I've read that other people have this problem but no solutions have worked. Anyone have any ideas???? Tried changing resolution, setting full screen mode, hitting ALT & ENTER keys. Would appreciate a fix!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:09 AM

I had to reinstall windows and afterwards could not play some of my games to fill monitor screen completely.

Did you also after the Windows install, re-install all of your various system drivers for the machine? In this case specifically your video drivers.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:25 AM

Yes. I had taken it to a shop and he installed updated drivers, wherein I believe could be the problem?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:28 AM

I just found my disc for the monitor. Do you think running that would have any effect?

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

Graphic Drivers would have a effect on your resolutions

If you have a integrated video chip-set The video drivers are on the motherboard drivers packages.

If you system recognizes your monitor as Generic Monitor not the manufacturer monitor like (AOC 910sv) for example. Sometimes installing the disc to your monitor will let your computer know that you have a screen bigger than 1600x1200. Window 7 should of recognize your monitor but some how it didn't

You can try to install your monitor disc and see if that has a effect.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:37 AM

The device manager shows the correct monitor so should I try the disc anyway? I suspect it was an update that was installed with a lot of other ones so I didn't really want to do a system restore.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:44 AM

Just checked that update and it was released in April, 2010 so chances are it had been on before.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:51 AM

Are there any "!" or "X" on your device manager screen

It wont hurt the computer if you try the disc

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:53 AM

Nope, all looks fine.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:07 PM

Tried disc but didn't change anything. Tried another suggestion to uncheck "full screen" in options then maximize the game. Worked for some games but not all. Just sucks to have a 23" widescreen monitor and not be able to utilize the full monitor! Thanks for the suggestions though!




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