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Setting the screen resolution 1440x900

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Windows XP Pro

I have a gateway 19 inch Widescreen monitor and the recommended screen resolution is 1440x900. However no matter what I do I cannot set it.

I have updated the drivers of my video card (Radeon 7000) and I have set the monitor drivers as Plug and Play as recommended by Gateway. Is there away of forcing the the screen resolution to 1440x900 ? I've spent hours on this.

Thanks for your help
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Do you have the most current driver installed for the video adapter?

Are there ANY widescreen modes listed on the available resolutions?  

Do you have the "Show all resolutions" box checked?  (If the display isn't correctly communicating the EDID data, checking this will let you force the correct resolution.)  

If you still can't set that resolution you are likely just out-of-luck.  Many earlier video cards do not support widescreen resolutions => and if that's the case here there's nothing you can do.   I checked ATI's site, but it doesn't show the supported resolutions for a 7000 [A Radeo 7200 DOES support widescreen resolutions, however, so hopefully this is just a driver issue.]
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Where can I find the "Show all resolutions" check box?
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Yeah the very first thing I did was update the video drivers, but still no luck.
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The "Show all Resolutions" is generally on the Advanced page of the properties page for your video driver.   The same page where you select different resolutions (You may have to click an "Advanced" button or on an "Advanced" tab -- depends on the specific video drivers.

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... Are there ANY widescreen resolutions show?   If not, you most likely simply don't have support for widescreen resolutions -- in which case there's nothing you can do.
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Yea Probably No support...
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Forget to close this. Yeah, the video card wasnt supported.
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