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Monitor Resolution can go really high on safe mode but otherwise on normal


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#1 silverdager509

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 02:50 AM

When i boot my computer in safe mode i can change my resolution on my monitor to 1620x1080 but then once i go back to normal mode I'm limited to 1366x768... i want to know why and what i can do to get that resolution my monitor is entirely capable of..



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 05:10 AM

In safe mode...your monitor resolution should revert to basic, since the system graphics drivers are not loaded in safe mode (the default Windows drivers are used in safe mode and resolution is limited).  See http://forum.thewindowsclub.com/windows-tips-tutorials-articles/29403-drivers-services-load-safe-mode-windows.html .

 

To change the monitor resolution...you are calling upon the graphics drivers for the system...which are not loaded in safe mode.  It may appear that you have changed the resolution but, since the drivers are not loaded, that change will not be implemented.

 

Once you boot the system into Windows normally, your system graphics drivers kick in.  Then you can adjust your screen resolution within the parameters provided by your graphics card/chip and the drivers for same.

 

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 05:59 AM

Is there a way for me to mess with the drivers to get in to the default windows resolutions or is that not an option, because my graphics driver resolution settings don't exceed past 1366x768 as the same with my normal display settings


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:02 AM

Normally drivers do not let you set a higher resolution than the monitor can display.  What is the make/model of the monitor?  And what graphics card are you using?  Have you installed display drivers?


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:09 AM

I have an HP LE2201w monitor and a nvdia gerforce gt 720m also no i haven't installed any display drivers


now that i think about it i actually have another problem D: ... when i plugged my laptop in the monitor for the first time everything was great i had a nice sharp resolution, ever since i changed it everything just went all blurry and everything became a little chunky :/


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:33 AM

Nvm guys with some tweaking around and sorting out the refresh rate i got what i wanted... that crisp resolution for anyone who has a similar problem that uses intel for their resolutions simply just change them by 

1. Opening run and looking up CustomModeApp

2. Once thats done add your resolution 

3. add a refresh rate of 59 or 60

4. select gtf 

5. Apply

6. Enjoy your nice resolution


Edited by silverdager509, 21 June 2017 - 06:33 AM.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 01:13 PM

Glad you resolved it, happy computing :).

 

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