Question by  MOWERMAN2000 (34)

What are the necessary settings in order to properly operate a widescreen monitor with Windows xp?

I have a new widescreen monitor for my computer and can not get Windows XP to run properly, the picture is still not widescreen.


Answer by  ricdem99 (45)

If the picture does not run in widescreen in windows xp. One probably cause is that your graphics card cannot run on a widescreen setting. Another possible reason is that your graphics card driver is not updated to suit your new widescreen monitor.


Answer by  HR55 (37)

Just mess with the settings buttons on the monitor until you find the one that adjusts the width of the screen. you should be able to adjust it both vertically and horizontally. This is the same place that you can adjust gamma and brightness from also. Most monitors have these buttons so hope this helps!


Answer by  Brian28 (33)

To correct this problem open up properties then go to setting. First try to change the resolution size. If that does not work try the auto detect monitor button. This will cause the monitor to look for the correct signal. Most times this should fix the problem. If not reinstall video drivers.


Answer by  BBGaming (66)

Your video drivers have to support a widescreen resolution. Right click on your desktop and go to "Properties", then click on the "Settings tab". There should be a slider bar that says resolution. Try and adjust that and click "apply" until something looks right on the screen, usually the highest available is the best for widescreen.


Answer by  MikeG (1650)

You need to go into the control panel and pull up the display settings and options. From here, you need to reset the resolution to the recommended settings.


Answer by  john11 (617)

This could be one of three things: (1) in the control panel, click on display and change the resolution to support a wider screen; (2) your monitor is not supported or recognized by windows as a wide-screen monitor. In this case you need to install the drivers for it; (3) you need to adjust the horizontal controls on the monitor.


Answer by  BigD103 (548)

Right click on the desktop and click on properies and click on the dispay. Change the resolution to a wide screen display. If you can not find a resolution that fits your wide screen you may want to update your video card which should default to a hi res widescreen display.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

The monitor should be that hard to setup. Just make sure that you screen resolution is set to the correct dimensions intended for your monitor.


Answer by  Tina41 (70)

okay you will need to first go to screen apperance, and change it. If that doesn't work then contact computer manufacture tech support to get the help.


Answer by  steve73 (52)

This depends on the video card in your PC. Every monitor has a resolution that it is capable of producing. For example, a 24" widescreen monitor can display up to 1920x1200 (depending on the type). Set your resolution in Windows to the matching horizontal & vertical size and it's done.


Answer by  gayathrimanigandan (74)

All screen displays can be set using by right clicking on display area. For wide screen the aspect ratio is different from normal 4:3 to 16:9 and set it accordingly to widescreen resolution of 1280 by 800 or more.

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