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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by rehless, Dec 27, 2010.

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  1. rehless

    rehless Thread Starter

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    I have three year old custom built pc. Gigabyte P55-UD4 , mobo, i750 cpu, 23" nVidia 9500 GS gpu.
    This morning when I turned it on, the wallpaper is stretched way out of proportion, task bar not
    visible. Completely hay wire. Can not try a system restore as for some reason, the pc doesn't set them automatically like it should. So, is my graphics card shot? Any help appreciated. Thank you all.
     
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    Addendum: Just swapped in a different gpu and still same problem. Just a large portion of my wallpaper, no task bar. I had nVidia in and when I put in an ATI, the gpu control panel still comes up as nVidia....?
     
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    What are the display settings set to? Can you change them? Does it have an affect? Did you try a different monitor?
     
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    Settings are 1920x1200. Did not try another monitor, but I will now. Thank you for the reply.
     
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    Just hooked up to a smaller monitor with vga only input (blue) and it's working fine. Does this mean this HP monitor I bought a couple months ago is shot?
     
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    Hooked up my 24" Dell and the pic size was fine, but it was all red. Any one know what this, means?
     
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    Did you use a different video cable?
     
  8. rehless

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    Double Helix, yes I did.
     
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    Then I'd say you have two problems: the original monitor is shot, and the new cable is damaged. Use the original cable with a new monitor, and everything should work fine.
     
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    Doublehelix, not exactly right, I just hooked the HP 23 to my main pc and the pic is fine. Got to be in the other pc. The card, tho I swapped it or some other thing. The monitor is working fine on a different pc.
     
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    Working right. I put a brand new cable on (third one) and all seems well. Thank you for your help.
     
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