Compaq Presario Monitor Type

By brian_clements ·
My device manager is showing my monitor as Generic PnP in reality it is WXGA High Definition.

How can I get device manager to recognize the correct type.

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Install the Monitor Driver

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Compaq Presario Monitor T ...

That is the obvious thing but you may need also to install the Video Driver if it's not already installed.


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Video driver not the problem

by brian_clements In reply to Install the Monitor Drive ...

The Video Driver is up to date. Problem is
where to find a WXGA specific monitor driver?

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I didn't say Video Driver

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Video driver not the prob ...

I said Monitor Driver you get this from the maker of the monitor.

After you install the Driver for the Monitor it will show the correct type of Monitor.


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Can you change the resolution to the maximum?

by OnTheRopes In reply to Compaq Presario Monitor T ...

I had the same type of 'problem' once but I could still use the monitor at the maximum resolution and refresh rate that it was capable of displaying so it didn't matter. I did eventually 'fix' it by <i>installing the correct monitor driver</i> but there was no noticeable performance difference.

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Your monitor is driven by graphics card, not the monitor driver. [EDIT]

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Compaq Presario Monitor T ...

I've got a HannsG 22" WSXGA+ widescreen monitor but according to device manager its running with a PnP monitor driver, BUT also under the control of the Nvidia 8800GT graphics card.

Have you checked your graphics card driver entry yet?

If you have fitted a bespoke graphics card, the monitor driver is of no matter.

My generic monitor driver is no less capable since I can use the Nvidia settings to drive my monitor all the way to 1680 x 1050 pixels (which is the monitor's native resolution). :)

Oddly enough, having just checked on the HANNS G site, all the drivers are for Vista only.


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