Generic non-pnp monitor

Discussion in 'Displays' started by meme, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. meme

    meme Limp Gawd

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    About half the time when I reboot my computer, or when the monitor has been off for a while, Windows 8.1 apparently loses the monitor, and sees it as a "generic non-pnp monitor". (It's a Vizio 42" hdtv which I'm using as a monitor)

    This means the display is set to 1024x768, and I can't set it to 1920x1080 where I want it.

    To get Windows to find it again, I have to go into the screen resolution menu and then have windows Detect the monitor, over and over again until it finally finds it, which might take 5 minutes.

    Is there any way to force windows to see this thing as a pnp monitor? The general advice would be to install the latest drivers, but I'm sure there are no drivers for this television.