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Upgraded to Vista and my monitor isn't being detected

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by mamatembu, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. mamatembu

    mamatembu Thread Starter

    Oct 3, 2008
    So today I upgraded to Vista from XP. Every thing has run smoothly except I am having monitor resolution problems. I have a 17' Polaroid widescreen lcd tv that i double as my monitor. Vista doesn't recognize my monitor's resolution like XP did. Vista shows my monitor as a Generic PnP monitor and I can't change my resolution to anything higher than 640x480. I have tried updating my drivers and nothing works. Anyone know how I can fix this?

    i wasn't sure where to put this so i put it in hardware also
  2. Rodeeze


    Feb 19, 2007
    Hey! did you download the correct drivers for vista?.. if not.. uninstall drivers, reboot, install, reboot. I hope that helps
  3. ryanjoachim


    Jan 9, 2004
    Check the device manager for any yellow ! (exclaimation). A lot of times you will need to set up an lcd tv as a monitor seperately using the video card software (comes with the drivers)

    Check out the options in the video card software. Also, check polaroids website and see if Vista requires a special driver from them.
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