Why does my monitor have a black border around it - i.e. why does my video card not fill my screen

Posted on 2007-07-26
Last Modified: 2013-12-22
I have a radeon 7000 AGP card. I'm wondering why it does not fill my screen? My monitor has a black border all around it that's over half an inch wide. Does anyone know how to fix this?

(I'm running windows 98SE)

Question by:shlomofu99
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    Use the adjustments on your monitor - which I assume is a tube monitor, and not a flat-panel.  Stretch the horizontal and vertical until the black border disappears.  The buttons should be on the front of the monitor, or perhaps behind a small panel on the front.

    Author Comment


    Yes, it's a tube monitor.

    I tried it, and it helped a lot. The black border on the left of my screen is now gone, and the one on the bottom of the screen is now much smaller (it's now 3-10ths of a cm). But the black border on the top of the monitor is a full half cm, and when I try to shrink it, I lose my icons that are on the taskbar. Thus the picture isn't centered.

    It is especially not centered on my horizontal axis. You see, the black border on the right of my screen is now
    6-10ths or 8-10ths of a cm wide, depending on where I measure it.And when I shrink it, using the monitor's controls, I lose the text that's on the left of the screen. Is this the best I can do? Do others also have this problem with their monitors?

    (I have a CTX PR705F monitor)

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    There are also controls for horizontal and vertical position.  So just keep moving it sideways and stretching it until it fills left to right, then move it up or down and stretch it until it fills up to down.  

    Author Comment

    Are you saying that if I play with it enough, that my black border should entirely disappear?

    Author Comment

    ok, I got it now. It worked- you were right.

    Thanks very much. I appreciate your help.

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