Monitor - image partially off screen

  mrsmuddle 17:27 17 Jun 05

One of our home computers has a perfectly clear image on the monitor, but when playing CD games, the screen image is slightly offset to one side. The Device manager reports that the device is working properly, and none of the "troubleshooter" help answers the question. The problem was apparent on both Win 98 & XP. In changing windows versions, a new upgraded base unit includes an adequate graphics card for Simms etc, whereas before it was onboard graphics. Where do I start looking for the root of the problem?

  Joe R 17:57 17 Jun 05


have you tried adjusting the monitor settings while you have a game running.

By setting, I mean the using the buttons on the monitor to adjust the vertical and horizontal.

  HXP 21:25 17 Jun 05

Also chek the resolution the game is being played in and set it to the same res as your desktop ??

  DieSse 21:42 17 Jun 05

Games often run at resolutions and refresh rate settings different to your standard desktop.

The monitor (assuming it's a fairly recent one), can store it's picture size and position settings for several different Res/Refresh combinations.

So, as stated above, all you should need to do is use your monitor adjustment facilities during the game. They will be stored in the monitor, along with the different setup for your regular desktop - so that you do not need to keep re-adjusting.

Very old monitors can't do this - so the only answer then is to keep re-adjusting - or as said, get your games and desktop to run in the same modes. But this is unlikely I would think.

  mrsmuddle 11:53 18 Jun 05

Thanks for suggestions. Changing screen resolution aggravated the problem, whichever direction we used. However, the trick was indeed to adjust the monitor settings while the game was running. We didn't previously know we could do this! Now we can access all the tabs on the game. Simms is very clever as it gives you options to adjust the game to your desktop resolution. Not all do this.

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