I am trying to install a new 23" widescreen monitor, and have some problems. It is an LG W2343T plugged via DVI into a NVidia GeForce 8800GT card. Win XP. Both card and monitor have latest drivers loaded. If I go into the menu of the monitor (using buttons on the front panel) it has a reference to the resolution and this appears to be stuck on 1024 x 768. I can't change this as it picks it up from somewhere - not sure where - drivers? graphics card?. But it should read 1920 x 1080, the native res of the monitor.
The symptoms of this issue are that if I set the PCs res to match what the monitor says (1024 x 768) I get a normal desktop, although at a crap resolution. If I attempt to set the res to what it should be (1920 x 1080) my desktop expands to be low res but enormous and I actually have to scroll around it to see the whole thing - ie move mouse towards bottom left to scroll to start button, and then move mouse to bottom right to scroll to see clock, etc.
I have seen this monitor working correctly in the shop I got it from and the res shown in the monitors menu should read 1920 x 1080 but I don't know how to make it do this.
Any suggestions? 5 hours and counting to install a monitor must be some kind of record...