Solved 2/3 window of my lenovo laptop covered in black band

April 9, 2017 at 14:37:46
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While working on the pc, the resolution of the window suddenly changed. Shortly after, only 1/3rd of the monitor can be viewed.

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April 9, 2017 at 15:29:46


OS name and version (Mac-OS, Windows, ...)?

- Check Display Properties -> Settings

- Scan Computer for Malware and Virus.

Good Luck.

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April 9, 2017 at 18:39:07
Did you installed something before this happened?

The easiest way is reset the resolution again.

If your system is windows 10, right-click your mouse and choose Display Settings > Advanced Display Settings to reset the resolution.

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April 9, 2017 at 21:08:46
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It sounds more likely to be a hardware failure in the monitor.

You used the terms "PC" and "monitor", which led me to think
that you were talking about a separate monitor plugged into a
desktop computer. But now I notice that in the thread title you
said it is a Lenovo laptop.

If you can describe the PC and what happened in more detail,
we might be able to determine the cause.

The make and model of the PC and monitor would help.
How is the monitor connected to the computer?
What was the resolution set to before the problem?

Exactly what did you see when the resolution apparently changed?
Did everything on the screen get larger? Smaller? Or what?

After it changed again, and only 1/3 of the monitor can be viewed,
is the top 1/3 of the screen normal, and the bottom 2/3 black?
Or is everything that should fill the entire screen squished into the
top 1/3, with the bottom 2/3 black? Or what?

Is the problem gone when you start the PC after leaving it and the
monitor turned off for a while? (Anywhere from a few seconds to
overnight.) Does the problem return after the PC warms up?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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April 10, 2017 at 01:11:58
Also... if you connect an external display/monitor to the laptop, is the display the same as on the laptop's screen?

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April 10, 2017 at 07:09:22
The product you are recommending is not one used by the regulars on here. It appears to be a scam:
Please do not recommend such products unless they are widely used by reliable security websites.

Do NOT use the product listed in the last two links post #1, it is likely to cause trouble and not help with your problem.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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