|"when i go to update |
the monitor driver is says that windows has determined that the driver is up to date."
That's because it's looking for updates for "Generic PNP Monitor", and of course there is no updated drivers for that.
Assuming you were able to get the computer to use 1366x768 before, if the original Toshiba software installation is still present, you should be able to select the proper monitor drivers, because they should be there in the original Toshiba installation.
RIGHT click on a blank area of the main desktop screen.
Browse my computer...
Let me pick fron a list ...
Click on the small box beside Show compatible hardware to remove the checkmark
Scroll down to Toshiba
Your proper monitor drivers should be in that list somewhere.
Since I have no additional Toshiba monitor drivers installed, only the default ones, I can only tell you it's NOT
a Toshiba 15 Multimedia display,
a Toshiba CRTxxxx display
a Toshiba internal 1024x600, 1024x768, or 800x600 Panel
(20 listings in total - if you have more than 20, the proper drivers are there somewhere, assuming that's the same as in Vista)
Toshiba internal 1366x768 Panel ?
Toshiba widescreen something?
once you have picked one
Select Open, OK.
If more than one model is listed, pick the one you have.
Select Next, Close, Close, OK.
The drivers are not actually loaded until you get back to the Display Settings window and click on OK.
Go to Display Settings again - you should have the resolution listed you want to use.
If not, try rebooting, then going there.
If none of the ones you try get you 1366x768 , you could try asking someone who may be able to dig up what the proper drivers should be listed as.
There a small possibility something about your video drivers is corrupted.
You didn't supply all of the model number.
See the label that's on the outside of the case, probably on the bottom, for the full model number.
Click on the Downloads tab here.
Laptops - Satellite - L500-STxxxx
e.g. for L500-ST2521
Set operating system to Windows 7 32 or 64 bit, whichever applies.
Change All Categories to Display
Download and load both results.