I ran across this problem when I bought a used LCD monitor. To be precise, it was:
17″ StarLogic LCD Monitor (11004988) / Model M17ANA
I just could not get this darn thing to display in the full 1280 x 1024 resolution that it was supposed to show at maximum (the greater the resolution size, the smaller the stuff you see on the screen, but in exchange, you can see more stuff at once!). Rather, I could only select at maximum, 1024 x 768. Kinda defeats the purpose of a 17″ monitor.
So I googled, and googled, thinking that I was missing some driver for it. Of course, I didn’t have the original CD. No success. I came across tons of driver download sites, but this monitor didn’t seem to exist! At least, I did find that they sold it at Office Depot at a discount awhile back for around $150, but still no driver to download anywhere.
Then I found a posting on a forum that stated that you don’t need a driver. His explanation was just rather a quick text only one, so I will put a picture-based comprehensive one here. This is on windows 2000, but should be similar for XP:
1. Go to your Control Panel, and click on Display.
2. Go to Settings tab, and click on Advanced button
3. Click on Monitor tab, and uncheck “hide modes that this monitor cannot display”.
4. Go to the Adapter tab, and click on “list all modes”
5. Select the following – 1280 x 1024, 75hz.
7. Click on OK
8. Lastly, click on the left-most button on the front of the monitor itself (auto-adjust; most monitors have this button) and your monitor should work! Worked for me!
This should work for any 17″ LCD in general with Windows 2000 or XP. Good luck!
edit on 2/23/08:
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