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Screen is 1928 x 1208 instead of 1920 x 1200

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Old January 19th 11, 02:38 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
Terry Pinnell[_2_]
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Default Screen is 1928 x 1208 instead of 1920 x 1200

As I have a 512 MB nVIDIA GeoForce 8800GT I posted about the
following problem in the nVidia newsgroup a few months ago, but it remains
unsolved. It was suggested then by someone that it was probably a hardware
problem. Posting in a couple of hardware groups yesterday, I've had
suggestions that it's probably a software or graphics card driver problem!

Anyway, I'm now finally fed up with it and determined to find a fix. Hence
my post here in case it's an OS problem please.


My XP Pro PC has an Iiyama Prolite E2403WS 24" widescreen monitor,
connected with the recommended DVI input. Screen resolution is set in the
usual way to 1920 x 1200. But for any maximised window the actual size is
1928 x 1208 and the position is always -4,-4.

You can't adjust it with the physical monitor settings, which is only
possible for analog connection mode, not DVI.

Under Properties, the driver for the monitor is shown as
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\color\PLE2403WS. ICM

I tried updating that but it made no difference.

My nVidia driver is pretty recent, and anyway the problem has been present
for nearly 3 years, across several versions.
FWIW, here's an extract from Software information in the nVidia control
Performance: 6.02.15
nForce package version: Not reported
nForce networking: 67.67 (
GeForce video: 257.21 (
nForce IDE: 9.98 (5.10.2600.0998)
nForce audio: Not reported
Microsoft DirectX: 9.0c (5.3.260 .2180)

I also tried changing from '1920 x 1200(Native)' to 1920 x 1200 custom in
the nVidia Control Panel, using the Customise option. No difference. I
then even tried 1912 x 1192 to see if I could 'compensate' for those extra
8 px that appear to be getting added. But it wouldn't stick. Gone back to
'native' 1900 x 1200.

Any help in discovering where those extra 8 horizontal and vertical pixels
are coming from, and removing them, would be much appreciated please.

Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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