January 14, 2007

Installing Monitor?

Most often what happens is Windows XP fails to realize your LCD/CRT monitor type and model. The result is that the highest resolution support and the refresh rates supported are not displayed accurately in the video control panel. Windows XP takes the monitor as either a “Default monitor” or “plug and play monitor”, installing generic drivers with the most common set of features and settings for the display device. To install the correct type of drivers, follow the steps given below:

1) Go to “Start | My Computer”

2) Right click on “My Computer” and select “Properties”

3) Go to “Hardware” tab and select “Device Manager”

4) Under the device manger click on “Monitors”

5) If it displays a “Default monitor” or “Plug and play” monitor then that implies that the correct monitor driver is not installed

6) Double click on the “Default Monitor” and select “Driver”

7) Click on the tab “Update driver”

8) The Driver update wizard will be launched; in case you don’t have the drivers downloaded, you can either let the wizard connect to the Internet and look for them. You can also alternatively

trust Windows to have the drivers in its database; in such a case select the option “Install from a list or specific location” and in the next screen choose “Don’t search, I will choose the

driver” option to manually select the driver from the data base.

9) Select the monitor manufacturer/brand from the given list and then select the correct model number. Once done, click on “Next”.

10) Windows will not accept the driver if it doesn’t match the hardware. Once the driver is accepted, click on “Finish” to complete the driver installation process.

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