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grumpfish

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Hi there.

My startup screens (BIOS, initial Windows screen) and a lot of games all appear at a very small screen size (480X360?). It makes some of the games impossible to play.

I read somewhere that it's because you need to activate "HV expansion" in the BIOS, but my BIOS doesn't seem to have this setting.

Also, 2 different computers (both WinXP) both have this problem with this monitor. But previously, it was O.K. I'm not sure what changed.

Any ideas much appreciated.
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austin_o

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Hi Grumpfish. Welcome to Geeks to Go. Have you tried adjusting the controls on the monitor. These are usually on the front of the monitor. You can make adjustments to width, height, pitch, contrast, brightness etc with these controls, independent of the graphics card. What kind of monitor? What kind of graphics card? What kind of computer? What kind of motherboard? Answers to these questions will assist folks in helping you.
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grumpfish

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Hi Austin O.

Call me brainless, but it never occurred to me to look more carefully at the monitor controls themselves. There was a setting called 'Expand,' which solved everything.

Thanks.
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