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    Help with monitor/ windows 7

    Hey,
    i cant seem to fix my monitor.
    for some reason the display wont stretch to the end of the monitor.
    as such half of the display is off the monitor while the other side is just a black line!
    Been trying to fix it for 3- 4 days with no success
    anyone know what to do?
    (have tried auto tuning it through monitor and moving it manual on the monitor )

    14 Comments

    DVI or VGA.?.

    Original Poster

    erm.. Im not too sure? i have two monitor inputs.
    And an adapter to use monitor? so im guessing its a DVI? but monitor is VGA?

    I am sure you have checked the display settings in Windows if that is your OS, just mentioning it just in case

    Also have you installed the correct drivers for the graphics card. If so it may have included a utility with the drivers. Had the same problem myself and this fixed it.

    Original Poster

    yeah windows tells me i have latest drivers and yeah i did check the settings.
    im stumped

    Original Poster

    anyone know some fixes?

    I'm not entirely sure what you mean, could you take a picture?

    Original Poster

    sancho1983

    I'm not entirely sure what you mean, could you take a picture?



    basically the desktop wont fit the monitor

    it is the right size to fit - but one bit of it is off screen and thuis the other side of the screen is blank

    Mclovin

    basically the desktop wont fit the monitorit is the right size to fit - … basically the desktop wont fit the monitorit is the right size to fit - but one bit of it is off screen and thuis the other side of the screen is blank



    This applies to analogue monitors since with analogue displays there is no concept of a centre of display. You need to adjust the horizontal position to centralise the display. Your monitor controls will have the ability to alter the display horizontally. If you cannot manually adjust it, I'm afraid it will need to be repaired. I don't understand the workings of analogue displays so cannot provide a diagnosis of any potential faults.

    Edited by: "ElliottC" 19th Nov 2010

    Original Poster

    ElliottC

    This applies to analogue monitors since with analogue displays there is … This applies to analogue monitors since with analogue displays there is no concept of a centre of display. You need to adjust the horizontal position to centralise the display. Your monitor controls will have the ability to alter the display horizontally. If you cannot manually adjust it, I'm afraid it will need to be repaired. I don't understand the workings of analogue displays so cannot provide a diagnosis of any potential faults.



    argh thanks for help anyway

    Original Poster

    bumpp still need help

    Mclovin

    bumpp still need help



    You could try asking Gumpy Joe (use the advanced search). I recall him making claims to be a TV Engineer although I also recall that his claims were not congruent with anything else he said but you never know, you could give him the benefit of any doubts and sending him a message.

    Don't take any rubbish from windows, check out the manufacturer of the graphice card, go to their site and download the latest drivers, windows will use a generic style driver sometimes and those do not include advanced adjustments. If it is an onboard graphics card, go to the manufacturer of the motherboard and download the graphice drivers from there and install according to their instructions. Good luck.

    Mclovin

    yeah windows tells me i have latest drivers and yeah i did check the … yeah windows tells me i have latest drivers and yeah i did check the settings.im stumped

    battelaxe

    Don't take any rubbish from windows, check out the manufacturer of the … Don't take any rubbish from windows, check out the manufacturer of the graphice card, go to their site and download the latest drivers, windows will use a generic style driver sometimes and those do not include advanced adjustments. If it is an onboard graphics card, go to the manufacturer of the motherboard and download the graphice drivers from there and install according to their instructions. Good luck.



    Full functionality drivers provided by Microsoft (ie. through a Windows Update) are provided by the manufacturers or the OEM themselves. These may not be as up to date as on manufacturer sites because they need to be certified before being made available via Windows update and since this certification is required, it can be argued that Windows Update provide more stable drivers (until the latest ones are certified).

    The advanced adjustments won't be part of Windows update though as these are not part of the driver - they are merely software which accesses specific functionality within the driver.

    Of course, there is no harm downloading the latest driver from the manufacturer site but if manual adjustments on the monitor does not move the picture, the problem cannot possibly be a driver issue - well I can't see how it can be.
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