vista x64 won't display native resolution anymore!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by jetenginejesus, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. hey guys, been wrestling w/ this for a week & a half now, & can't figure it

    have a gateway FPD2185W 21" WS monitor and an EVGA 7300GS. have been using
    'em w/ vista x64 for 4 months w/ no problems (RGB; the dvi port on the crappy
    Gateway blew last winter).
    was using my box normally, hadn't updated any drivers or installed any new
    apps in a while, when the screen just flickered and kicked me into an 800x600
    resolution. when i tried to change it back to the monitor's native resolution
    (1680x1050), i found that it wasn't available anymore... the best resolution
    i could get was 1600x1200. when i 'check all modes', nothing above 1600x1200
    is listed.
    I've tried restoring to an old save point, i've tried uninstalling and
    re-installing 3 diff versions of the forceware drivers (incl. the most
    recent), i've swapped in my old x600 card & installed the latest catalyst
    drivers. NOTHING WORKS!!! When i plug the monitor into my old computer tho,
    f*ckin' bob's yer uncle... no problems whatsoever.
    WHAT THE 'EFF!!!
    Please someone tell me you have a solution! My eyes really hurt from looking
    at this fuzzy, non-native resolution!!!
    jetenginejesus, Jun 20, 2007
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    breno785 Guest

    I have the EXACT same problem as you do except i can't get my monito
    over 1024x768. I've done all the troubleshooting you have done to
    myself but no luck. This appear to have happened on Tuesday (12th Feb
    update..i have no idea what to do from now...:
    breno785, Feb 15, 2008
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    RSGun Guest

    To both of you, I just found the solution. I had the same problem a

    What I did was went to the device manager and searched for updates fo
    the display adapter and monitor. It found updates and installed them.
    1680x1050 was just restored :
    RSGun, Feb 27, 2008
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