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I have fixed the issue. Someone else with the same problem tried "powering down the monitor and then plugging it back in"
Now my monitor is detected and 1440X900 is my native res again.
Thanks to those who helped

Problem is with my sig rig(windows 8). 9600gt, Acer AL1916W : 19" widescreen, 1440X900

Everything was smooth until an hour ago. I loaded the first level of Crysis warhead. (One the loading is completed, a button needs to be pressed to continue). I got a black screen following the load screen. At first it seemed like there was some problem with crysis.exe. So I tried to open the task manager to end the process. I could get the taskbar to show but the desktop remained black. So, I simply shut down windows from the ctrl+alt+del menu.

Following the restart, my resolution was set to 1024x768 (with native in parentheses although the native res is 1440X900). It looked similar to 'safe mode' where the drivers aren't loaded. But the nvidia control panel was available. So I tried to change the resolution but 1440X900 was not on the list. Maybe the drivers were corrupted. So I did a clean install of 306.97(works best for me).

Still stuck at 1024X768 and no 1440X900. So I try to set a custom resolution: 1440X900, 60hz. Now everything looks slightly blurred and the desktop doesn't fit my screen

One thing I noticed is that my display is showing up as "Analog display". It used to show as "Acer AL1916W".
So it seems like my monitor type/model isn't being detected. Maybe that's why my native resolution isn't on the list?


Is there any other info I should put in here?

Things I have tried :
Clean driver re-install
Different display out
Setting resolution manually
Checking it on my windows 7 partition
Edited by kenpachiroks - 3/5/13 at 1:50am
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Yep, re-downloading and installing the driver for your monitor seems like a good bet.

You can find it at:
http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/monitor/al1916w.html
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Don't forget to install Nvidia driver for win8 and not win7 smile.gif might be trouble if you wrong pick it.
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Originally Posted by Leyaena View Post

Yep, re-downloading and installing the driver for your monitor seems like a good bet.

You can find it at:
http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/monitor/al1916w.html

Thank you very much for the link. Installing it doesn't seem to do anything. It still shows as an analog display. :/

I managed to set a custom resolution of 1440X900. Leaving the timing on automatic caused blurriness. I set it to CVT and it looked fine. But with this custom resolution, none of the full screen applications are able to run. It just crashes.
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I have fixed the issue. Someone else with the same problem tried "powering down the monitor and then plugging it back in"

Now my monitor is detected and 1440X900 is my native res again.

Thanks to those who helped smile.gif
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No problem smile.gif
Glad your problem got fixed!
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