Monitor thinks its huge!

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May 6, 2011 at 14:39:06
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP1, 3.0Ghz,2Ghz
I have come across a display issue which is baffling me. I set up a 25" monitor and installed the driver with no issues. I had left a 22" monitor driver without uninstalling it but this did not present any problems. I assume the 25" just wrote over the 22" driver. Now, I decided to try a 22" monitor again. I installed the driver, set the resolution, etc. However, the display extends out past the sides and the top and bottom of the monitor frame. I have to move the mouse to shuttle up and down and left and right to see portions of the screen. I noticed even the POST was displaying off the screen a bit. I left the 25" driver in Windows as I did previously with the 22" driver. Is there a problem with not unistalling a video driver before installing a new one? The 22" montor in question is an LG E2241V. I am using the E2241V analog driver. This monitor has VGA, DVI and HDMI inputs. I am using VGA because I'm using an older video card.

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May 6, 2011 at 15:46:08
Monitors generally don't need drivers, it's the graphics driver & the screen resolution setting that's important. The screen setting for the E2241V should be set to 1920x1080. If your old card & driver don't support it, you'll have to go with a setting that's less than optimal.

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May 7, 2011 at 08:32:13
1920 X 1080 worked fine with the Samsung BX2231! And also worked with the HP 2511x! I tried the LG E2241V and I get this desktop larger then the monitor size issue...don't understand what's going on!

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May 8, 2011 at 19:02:21
In reviewing this, I think I should have uninstalled the previous monitor in Device Manager and deleted the driver files from C:\Windows\system32\drivers\color. Then shut down Windows, disconnect previous monitor, connect new monitor, start Windows again and install new driver. If that didn't work, then the monitor driver and the video card must be incompatible.

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