Two Monitors

My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit and I have 2 monitors.  They both work fine, but whenever I load an application on the 2nd monitor, the left and right margins get truncated.  Thus, for instance if I want to access the right 3 top icons, like X, maximize and minimize, they are truncated.
Similarly in an application like Word, the left most command on the ribbon is not visible.
is there any resolution to this problem and i love to hear the suggestions from our experts and Gurus. Thank u.
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Does that happen if you maximise the window, too?
You may have the wrong resolution set for that monitor. Try changing resolution and see if that makes a difference.
Maybe attach a photo of the issue.
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What video card is in the machine?  I'd bet it's a driver issue.
jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
in response to mikelfritz, this is what I have from the Belarc adviser report ;

Display Monitors
Intel(R) HD Graphics [Display adapter]
Gateway FHD2400 [Monitor] (24.0"vis, s/n MEY79D0N08508, September 2007)
HP S2031 [Monitor] (19.9"vis, s/n 3CQ137NJVB, September 2011)

Multimedia ;
Realtek High Definition Audio

Hope the above information helps.  Thank u
jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
in response to Qlemo, yes, when i maximize i have the same issue too.
One issue you'll have is that the gateway display has a good resolution of 1920x1200, while the other has a significantly lower resolution of 1600x900. That means you won't get a matching output. It still makes it difficult at least for me to imagine what exact problem you have, so a photo of it could really help.
Andrew DavisManagerCommented:
go into the control panel of the monitor (usually accessed via buttons on the side of the monitor),  then make sure that the screen width is adjusted correctly.

you may need to look at your monitors user guide to see where to do this. it is usually in the  same area that you adjust contrast, brightness, etc...

If you let us know the monitor make and model we could get the userguide for you.

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Both monitor makes and models were already provided:

Gateway FHD2400 [Monitor] (24.0"vis, s/n MEY79D0N08508, September 2007)
HP S2031 [Monitor] (19.9"vis, s/n 3CQ137NJVB, September 2011)
jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
thank u everyone.
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