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June 22, 2010 2:24:01 PM

Hello,
I have an 19" Samsung LCD Monitor, with Intel Core2Duo processor. The computer while booting occupies only 15" of screen, the extreme ends plays blank stripes. While loading WINDOWS XP SP2 the screen is not utilized throughly. But the rest after booting works fine with 19" inch. No Graphics error reported so far. What it could be. How do fix it?

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June 22, 2010 9:18:28 PM

ravikalwar said:
Hello,
I have an 19" Samsung LCD Monitor, with Intel Core2Duo processor. The computer while booting occupies only 15" of screen, the extreme ends plays blank stripes. While loading WINDOWS XP SP2 the screen is not utilized throughly. But the rest after booting works fine with 19" inch. No Graphics error reported so far. What it could be. How do fix it?



Ignore it. The BIOS doesn't have drivers for your monitor, so it's not going to give an optimized view.
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June 23, 2010 1:42:32 AM

What graphics card you have??
A seperate GPU or an integrated one?
details please??
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June 24, 2010 3:31:31 AM

Inbuilt 128MB Graphics. Intel(R) DG33
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June 28, 2010 1:48:33 AM

Have u installed the latest video drivers & The drivers included with monitor.
If not so, install them first, restart & try again!
Even though no errors in drivers, updated drivers can solve your problem.
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June 28, 2010 2:16:38 AM

ravikalwar said:
Hello,
I have an 19" Samsung LCD Monitor, with Intel Core2Duo processor. The computer while booting occupies only 15" of screen, the extreme ends plays blank stripes. While loading WINDOWS XP SP2 the screen is not utilized throughly. But the rest after booting works fine with 19" inch. No Graphics error reported so far. What it could be. How do fix it?


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Something is missing here. You are describing the initial screen when the computer first starts up, and the screen while Windows is loading. You have said the screen is not proper during this time. You said once Windows is running, all is fine... Do you understand your video card is probably operating in a 640x480 16 color mode during startup?

The BIOS and the initial screen of Windows don't have anything to do with screen quality, position, or size. Initially data is just being sent to your video card memory to be put on the screen. The first screens you see are a matter of hardware. Windows loads, and Drivers take control of things like resolution, color depth, refresh rate and so on, thus the screen appears normal once Windows is running.

You have no problem. The screen may not look as nice as you expect, but there is little you can about it short of buying a different video card and see if you like it's default resolution look more during startup.
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June 28, 2010 3:37:09 PM

tigsounds said:
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Something is missing here. You are describing the initial screen when the computer first starts up, and the screen while Windows is loading. You have said the screen is not proper during this time. You said once Windows is running, all is fine... Do you understand your video card is probably operating in a 640x480 16 color mode during startup?

The BIOS and the initial screen of Windows don't have anything to do with screen quality, position, or size. Initially data is just being sent to your video card memory to be put on the screen. The first screens you see are a matter of hardware. Windows loads, and Drivers take control of things like resolution, color depth, refresh rate and so on, thus the screen appears normal once Windows is running.

You have no problem. The screen may not look as nice as you expect, but there is little you can about it short of buying a different video card and see if you like it's default resolution look more during startup.



The games as well plays into the confined screen, and not optimizing it throughly. Drivers are upto date and all reqired drivers installed on the machine.
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June 28, 2010 5:33:25 PM

Some monitor models do not stretch the display to fit if the resolution is not set to native. You may be able to fix this by setting the games to run at the same resolution as your normal Windows desktop, or go to the monitor configurations and see if you can find something that states "stretch to full screen" or something similar. Your games may also be set to play in "Windowed Mode" although that is less likely as not all offer that option and if you see it in all games, that is probably not it.

But if you can't find a way to fix this, don't worry too much about it, it does not look to be an actual issue with either the monitor or your video card, just a by-product of the monitor options.
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June 28, 2010 6:46:13 PM

ravikalwar said:
The games as well plays into the confined screen, and not optimizing it throughly. Drivers are upto date and all reqired drivers installed on the machine.


Please be a bit more Exact in your description of the problem. Take a picture of the problem and post it someplace where we (I) can see it.

When you say "The games as well plays into the confined screen" Huh??? Here, I need a picture.

Do games play into the area that was blank during startup? but are full-size now?
Do the games get cut off, even after Windows is running??

Your description of the problem up until now has been the time the computer was booting and loading. Now we hear there may be a problem after Windows is actually running. This is helpful as the more information a person supplies with their problem, the better it can be worked out.

You may have the monitor itself set to 4:3 aspect ratio when it may need to be 16:9
Your video card options may have video output set to 4:3 aspect ratio when it may need to be 16:9

If your monitor is somewhat square, set to 4:3
If your monitor is a Wide rectangle, set to 16:9

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