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I have an annoying problem with my monitor. Basically, whenever I turn the computer and monitor on, the display is too stretched and the sides of the screen are not visible. I use the OSD controls to resize the display so that everything fits on the screen correctly, and the display is visible and all is fine. But then I wait a bit, or restart the computer, and the display messes up again, with the sides of the display disappearing, or in some cases, black borders on the sides of the screen being visible. I know this can't be right, does anyone how I can keep the display in its correct form permanently, without having to keep changing the display each time I turn the computer on?
Thanks!:)

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This is related to the drivers you use. Do you have an Nvidia or ATi video card? Are you using the latest drivers available? Most video card drivers include a control panel to fix the screen as well.

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This is related to the drivers you use. Do you have an Nvidia or ATi video card? Are you using the latest drivers available? Most video card drivers include a control panel to fix the screen as well.

Yes, I am using an ATI Radeon 9200 graphics card and I have the latest drivers- I have tried fiddling around with the control panel and it does temporarily fix the problem, until I restart the computer, when the screen messes up again.

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So you're saying the ATi control panel works until a restart? And the OSD controls built into the monitor also work until a restart? Puzzling ... are you sure that your monitor supports the resolution you're using?

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Yeah- I am running at 1024 x 768, even though the monitor supports higher resolutions.

Could you point to a specific area on the ATI control panel that might fix the problem? I have only tried fiddling with its controls for fixing the size and positioning of the screen- the other options don't seem to be of any use....could I be wrong and missing something?

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HAHA fiddling that sounds like a rapest term...sorry just had to mention it

I know, couldn't think of another word :rolleyes:

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I have an annoying problem with my monitor. Basically, whenever I turn the computer and monitor on, the display is too stretched and the sides of the screen are not visible. I use the OSD controls to resize the display so that everything fits on the screen correctly, and the display is visible and all is fine. But then I wait a bit, or restart the computer, and the display messes up again, with the sides of the display disappearing, or in some cases, black borders on the sides of the screen being visible. I know this can't be right, does anyone how I can keep the display in its correct form permanently, without having to keep changing the display each time I turn the computer on?

The monitor is supposed to "remember" its settings from session to session; as long as your video card settings are the same, the monitor should keep the settings regardless of video card drivers. The fact that it's not means one of two things:

* The monitor needs to be explicitly forced to remember its settings -- a "memory" or "set" button, for example. This is rare in modern monitors. Or:

* What seems more likely is that the memory chip -- flash or EEPROM (electrically-eraseable programmable read-only memory) is defective and can't hold the settings.

What brand/model of monitor are we talking about?

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Its an older monitor- a Dell D1028lr

That's a Sony-made monitor. Likely the memory chip is blown out, or a power supply problem can cause this (missing re-write voltage). Time for a replacement. These days, a used monitor is usually cheaper than a repair -- one reason why I no longer fix monitors for a living...

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