Only defualt monitor is recognised by OS

By jambush ยท 5 replies
Nov 1, 2007
  1. I reinstalled (repaired) Windows XP to improve performance on my PC. Everything is fine, but the screen resolution is limited to 800x600.
    When I try increasing the resolution to 1024x768, I get an out of range message.

    Checking the advanced/monitor tab, I see that only the default monitor is avilable. How do I get the OS to recognise and allow me to set up up my monitor (NEC Multisync LCD 1550V). This has been setup in the past as I've set the refresh rate.

  2. robin_bga

    robin_bga TS Rookie Posts: 171

    Ok i think u need to check you refresh rate, and if your pc can't recognise it, then u may have to install its drivers, or try and search for it using add new hardware.

  3. jambush

    jambush TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The problem is that the monitor is not recognised, and I cannot set a refresh rate on the feault monitor. When I try and add hardware, I do not see the NEC Monitor there?

    I've downloaded drivers for NEC Multisync LCD 1550V, but am not sure how to install these. There doesn't seem to be any .exe files with the drivers downloaded. All I see are three files, Security catalouge, setup information and ICC profile.
  4. jambush

    jambush TS Rookie Topic Starter

    When repairing XP, the installation process did propmpt me for the Silicin Integrated Systems Installation disk (AGP). Now I assume this has something to do with the graphics card and the drivers required?

    Now how would I go about determining the graphics card that my system has? Hopefully once I can confirm the model, I can download the driver and install that? just a hunch?
  5. jambush

    jambush TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I downloaded some random SiSAGP drivers and rebooted and the hardware was recognised. I was able to change the monitor, resolution and rate refresh. :)
  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    You have posted this twice.
    Wich one do we reply to now ?
    I replied to the newest with what i think is the answer.
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