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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Guest, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    Folks:


    Recently I bought a new Acer B203W flat screen monitor. It came with the
    usual CD containing drivers, etc.

    With my Windows 2000 platform, I can set the screen pixel level to (1280 x
    1024). No need to install any drivers for the monitor.
    However, with Windows XP, if I try to use the (1280 x 1024) pixel level, the
    screen goes blank for a while then it switches back
    to the (1024 x 768) setting..

    * Why is this the case ?
    * Should I install drivers that came with the monitor on the XP
    platform ?
    * How to do this installation ?


    Thanks,
    JoJo.
     
  2. R. McCarty

    R. McCarty Flightless Bird

    Windows XP uses a generic monitor driver, Plug & Play. To help the
    system know the monitor's capabilities you need to download/install
    the actual manufacturers monitor definition file. You update the existing
    driver with the vendor supplied one.
    Once that is installed, you should be able to use the 1280x1024 res
    but make sure the refresh rate doesn't exceed the monitors capability.
    Most all flat panel (LCD) monitors will default to 60Hz, but many now
    support refresh rates of 70/75-Hz. The vendor driver file will limit or
    show only supported refresh rates.

    <JoJo> wrote in message news:-Oyfv5JZtKHA.3408@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Folks:
    >
    >
    > Recently I bought a new Acer B203W flat screen monitor. It came with the
    > usual CD containing drivers, etc.
    >
    > With my Windows 2000 platform, I can set the screen pixel level to (1280 x
    > 1024). No need to install any drivers for the monitor.
    > However, with Windows XP, if I try to use the (1280 x 1024) pixel level,
    > the
    > screen goes blank for a while then it switches back
    > to the (1024 x 768) setting..
    >
    > * Why is this the case ?
    > * Should I install drivers that came with the monitor on the XP
    > platform ?
    > * How to do this installation ?
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > JoJo.
    >
    >
     
  3. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    Yes! Install the driver.
    <JoJo> wrote in message news:-Oyfv5JZtKHA.3408@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Folks:
    >
    >
    > Recently I bought a new Acer B203W flat screen monitor. It came with the
    > usual CD containing drivers, etc.
    >
    > With my Windows 2000 platform, I can set the screen pixel level to (1280 x
    > 1024). No need to install any drivers for the monitor.
    > However, with Windows XP, if I try to use the (1280 x 1024) pixel level,
    > the
    > screen goes blank for a while then it switches back
    > to the (1024 x 768) setting..
    >
    > * Why is this the case ?
    > * Should I install drivers that came with the monitor on the XP
    > platform ?
    > * How to do this installation ?
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > JoJo.
    >
    >
     

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