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I just purchased a KDS 190is 19" monitor a month ago, and it has a problem going in to full screen mode at times.  When I run Ghost Recon (and Counterstrike, Quake, VMWare, etc.) my monitor attempts to go full screen, clicks (resolution change noise) a few times, then reverts to the small box in the corner.  Sometimes it gives me a 'failed to switch to full-screen VGA mode' error message.  A reboot usually fixes it for a few minutes, then it goes right back to it's original problem. This is starting to become annoying - help!

Oh, and I have a Radeon 9000 Pro and XP if that helps.
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by:MellowD0c
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Have you tried checking for newer drivers or site or reinstalled the ones you already have?
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folkenfanel earned 300 total points
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Which windows resolution are you running on?

I would first recommend that you try to isolate the problem by using another monitor and trying to run CS or GR. If problem persists, most likely the problem lies with your graphics card or software. If problem disappear then its the monitor, and you should send it back for warranty repairs or replacement. I belive KDS comes with 3 year warranty on all their monitors.

hope that helps,
frank.
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by:falerus
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can you change resolutions normally without running games? some games tend to be the problem. try changing resolutions in windows and go through every reolution mode.
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by:pixelated
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I just recently (4 days or so) updated my drivers, and the problem continued to occur.   I'm now running at 1600x1200, 32bit color, and every other resolution works fine.  It seems that the switching problem goes away when I change resolutions, but returns again just like after a reboot.

As soon as I get back from work, I'll try switching monitors.  I didn't think of that one before =)
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by:folkenfanel
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=) tell me how it goes! and good luck~

frank.
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by:SHONNER
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What's your refresh rate set at for that resolution?  Only choose optimal if you have the INF for your monitor installed.
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by:pixelated
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It looks like it's my monitor to blame.  I now can't change resolutions PERIOD - it just flips out and clicks.  I'm going to send it back for repair/replacement.  Thanks for the suggestion, folkenfanel!
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by:pixelated
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Thanks again =)
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by:folkenfanel
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glad to be of some assistence!
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frank.
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