I recently bought a 19" LCD and the resolution automatically changed to 1440 x 900 when I plugged it in. I was fooling around with the resolutions then 1440 x 900 disappeared. Now I'm using 1280 x 1024, ITS BAD!!

How can I get this resolution back?

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    Have you tried to reinstall the LCD screen video drivers? – r0ca Apr 8 '10 at 12:30

Did you look here?

Otherwise: Somethimes you have to first choose the aspect ratio. 1280x1024 is 4:3 while 1440x900 is 16:10.

I've had this happen a couple of times. In each instance it was a case of the graphics card not communicating properly with the monitor.

The solution was to disconnect each end of the video cable and reseat it properly. After a reboot, the missing resolutions were again available in the settings tab.

If you have problems setting 1440×900 after few days then try this – it worked for me. Maybe it could work for you.

  1. Unplug the monitor cable (VGA/DVI) from computer
  2. Unplug the power cable from your monitor
  3. Replug the monitor cable (VGA/DVI) to computer
  4. Replug the power cable to your monitor

Important: Perform these steps while the computer is totally switched on (i.e. after logging into Windows).

  • By "CPU" you mean computer? It is not the same thing. – pabouk Nov 18 '13 at 12:13

You might have to change the refresh rate in windows for the monitor first before that resolution is available for selection.

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