Display changed.



jll
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
Hi,
I've posed this problem on the XP "basics" NG. Thought it might be more
appropriate here. About a week ago I began using a new 17" LCD monitor and
the picture was great right out of the box. I just hooked it up and all was
fine. This morning I bootup and everything changed. It was as though I was
using my old 15"CRT. As far as I know, I did nothing new to my machine. I
went into Control Panel, "Display" and tried some things that made some
improvement, but it's not the same. My lettering is grainier and some web
sites appear cramped and don't fill the entire screen. What happened? Is
there something else I could try to get my original look back? BTW, I got no
software with my new monitor.
Thanks,
jll

Jim Macklin
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
Did you play any games or visit a website that might have
reset your video?

Check the specs on your 17 inch LCD and set the graphics
card to match the resolution and set the refresh rate to 60
to 85, what ever is recommended.


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
news:wTmqe.43900$nG6.38392@attbi_s22...
| Hi,
| I've posed this problem on the XP "basics" NG. Thought it
might be more
| appropriate here. About a week ago I began using a new 17"
LCD monitor and
| the picture was great right out of the box. I just hooked
it up and all was
| fine. This morning I bootup and everything changed. It was
as though I was
| using my old 15"CRT. As far as I know, I did nothing new
to my machine. I
| went into Control Panel, "Display" and tried some things
that made some
| improvement, but it's not the same. My lettering is
grainier and some web
| sites appear cramped and don't fill the entire screen.
What happened? Is
| there something else I could try to get my original look
back? BTW, I got no
| software with my new monitor.
| Thanks,
| jll
|
|

jll
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. For some reason, XP must have
changed the resoluton to the max 1280x1024 and I don't like the effect. I
cranked it back some to where it suits me.
Thanks again,
"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:eNG5T1fbFHA.724@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Did you play any games or visit a website that might have
> reset your video?
>
> Check the specs on your 17 inch LCD and set the graphics
> card to match the resolution and set the refresh rate to 60
> to 85, what ever is recommended.
>
>
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> some support
> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>
>
>
> "jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
> news:wTmqe.43900$nG6.38392@attbi_s22...
> | Hi,
> | I've posed this problem on the XP "basics" NG. Thought it
> might be more
> | appropriate here. About a week ago I began using a new 17"
> LCD monitor and
> | the picture was great right out of the box. I just hooked
> it up and all was
> | fine. This morning I bootup and everything changed. It was
> as though I was
> | using my old 15"CRT. As far as I know, I did nothing new
> to my machine. I
> | went into Control Panel, "Display" and tried some things
> that made some
> | improvement, but it's not the same. My lettering is
> grainier and some web
> | sites appear cramped and don't fill the entire screen.
> What happened? Is
> | there something else I could try to get my original look
> back? BTW, I got no
> | software with my new monitor.
> | Thanks,
> | jll
> |
> |
>
>

Jim Macklin
07-10-2005, 01:54 AM
Did you perhaps install a Dell Graphics update from Windows
Update?


--
The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
some support
http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm



"jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
news:gNpqe.35477$x96.13785@attbi_s72...
| Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. For some
reason, XP must have
| changed the resoluton to the max 1280x1024 and I don't
like the effect. I
| cranked it back some to where it suits me.
| Thanks again,
| "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
in message
| news:eNG5T1fbFHA.724@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
| > Did you play any games or visit a website that might
have
| > reset your video?
| >
| > Check the specs on your 17 inch LCD and set the graphics
| > card to match the resolution and set the refresh rate to
60
| > to 85, what ever is recommended.
| >
| >
| > --
| > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
| > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
| > some support
| > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
| >
| >
| >
| > "jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
| > news:wTmqe.43900$nG6.38392@attbi_s22...
| > | Hi,
| > | I've posed this problem on the XP "basics" NG. Thought
it
| > might be more
| > | appropriate here. About a week ago I began using a new
17"
| > LCD monitor and
| > | the picture was great right out of the box. I just
hooked
| > it up and all was
| > | fine. This morning I bootup and everything changed. It
was
| > as though I was
| > | using my old 15"CRT. As far as I know, I did nothing
new
| > to my machine. I
| > | went into Control Panel, "Display" and tried some
things
| > that made some
| > | improvement, but it's not the same. My lettering is
| > grainier and some web
| > | sites appear cramped and don't fill the entire screen.
| > What happened? Is
| > | there something else I could try to get my original
look
| > back? BTW, I got no
| > | software with my new monitor.
| > | Thanks,
| > | jll
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|

jll
07-10-2005, 01:55 AM
I didn't intentionally but I do have a Dell with that "Upgrade popup" and it
may have done so without my OK. Anyway, the changes I've made suit me and
all is well. Thanks again,
"Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote in message
news:eEWhBxkbFHA.1660@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> Did you perhaps install a Dell Graphics update from Windows
> Update?
>
>
> --
> The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> some support
> http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
>
>
>
> "jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
> news:gNpqe.35477$x96.13785@attbi_s72...
> | Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. For some
> reason, XP must have
> | changed the resoluton to the max 1280x1024 and I don't
> like the effect. I
> | cranked it back some to where it suits me.
> | Thanks again,
> | "Jim Macklin" <p51mustang[threeX12]@xxxhotmail.calm> wrote
> in message
> | news:eNG5T1fbFHA.724@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> | > Did you play any games or visit a website that might
> have
> | > reset your video?
> | >
> | > Check the specs on your 17 inch LCD and set the graphics
> | > card to match the resolution and set the refresh rate to
> 60
> | > to 85, what ever is recommended.
> | >
> | >
> | > --
> | > The people think the Constitution protects their rights;
> | > But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
> | > some support
> | > http://www.usdoj.gov/olc/secondamendment2.htm
> | >
> | >
> | >
> | > "jll" <jll@nobodyhome.com> wrote in message
> | > news:wTmqe.43900$nG6.38392@attbi_s22...
> | > | Hi,
> | > | I've posed this problem on the XP "basics" NG. Thought
> it
> | > might be more
> | > | appropriate here. About a week ago I began using a new
> 17"
> | > LCD monitor and
> | > | the picture was great right out of the box. I just
> hooked
> | > it up and all was
> | > | fine. This morning I bootup and everything changed. It
> was
> | > as though I was
> | > | using my old 15"CRT. As far as I know, I did nothing
> new
> | > to my machine. I
> | > | went into Control Panel, "Display" and tried some
> things
> | > that made some
> | > | improvement, but it's not the same. My lettering is
> | > grainier and some web
> | > | sites appear cramped and don't fill the entire screen.
> | > What happened? Is
> | > | there something else I could try to get my original
> look
> | > back? BTW, I got no
> | > | software with my new monitor.
> | > | Thanks,
> | > | jll
> | > |
> | > |
> | >
> | >
> |
> |
>
>


Display changed.