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Having some major issues with my acer monitor. Model is Acer x173w and of course theres no drivers for this model on the acer website. In fact it doesn't even seem to exist. they only have the x173 and not the widescreen version. This has happened to me multiple times now on windows xp, vista and now windows 7. Initially it seems to work fine recognizes my monitor by name x173w and works great. Then about a month later the monitor all of a sudden stops being recognized. Everytime i re-install operating system it seems to fix it. But no matter what I try it still says generic non-pnp monitor. Is there a way to pick from a list of monitors or something? Acer offers no support what-so-ever and there forum is a joke. I really have no idea what to try next ive tried different gpu, different gpu slot, taking off the vga-dvi adapter and putting it back on. Always the same. I don't know how to fix it and all the resolutions that i have tried are HORRID. none of them look right and my screen looks smashed. Anyways any suggestions?
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Are you using a HDMI or DVI cable? Sound like you having an cable problem. For best reliability you should use native HDMI or native DVI connections and cables. Avoid anything VGA, its analog and will look like crap on an LCD.

Also monitors don't need drivers. They are detected on a hardware level.

I looked up your monitor and its native resolution is 1440 x 900 so that's what you should use.
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Are you using a HDMI or DVI cable? Sound like you having an cable problem. For best reliability you should use native HDMI or native DVI connections and cables. Avoid anything VGA, its analog and will look like crap on an LCD.

Also monitors don't need drivers. They are detected on a hardware level.

I looked up your monitor and its native resolution is 1440 x 900 so that's what you should use.

sorry for such a late reply, but i am using a vga cord with a dvi adapter. there is only a vga out on the monitor and my gpu only has dvi/hdmi. so i have to use the adapter. This keeps happening though everytime i re-install windows it seems to work fine and recognize it but its like a month later it messes up almost everytime. i managed to get 1440x900 to work its still a little squished but it also still says generic non pnp. So I cant figure out how to make it recognize it. I couldnt find another vga cord to test it out though. I tried turning it around and plugging opposite ends in and nothing changed. I guess it could be the cord just seems weird that it will work for awhile and stop.
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