(If this has already been solved, please send me a link. Thanks!)
Okay, I've seen this problem discussed all over the Web. For some reason, W7 is either not recognizing all the resolutions a NVIDIA card can handle, or it is incorrectly identifying the native resolution of 22" in wide screen, 16:10 monitors.
I have a NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT and a Sceptre X22WG-1080p 16:10 LCD with a high resolution of 1680 x 1050. It was running perfectly on Vista 64-bit. I upgraded to 64-bit W7, and W7 insists my native resolution is 1920 x 1080. I am using a DVI to DVI cable, the same I used with Vista. (When I run that res, everything is slightly distorted.) When I set the resolution to 1680 x 1050, which I can do through W7 settings, the screen shrinks and is bordered by black bars on either side.
I have the most up-to-date drivers from NVIDIA, however this does not correct the problem. I've also used the NVIDIA control panel to change the resolution to 1680 x 1050, but I get the small screen with black bars on the sides.
I've tried manually installing the Vista NVIDIA drivers, but W7 says I have the best driver installed and won't update. I also tried uninstalling the monitor to see if W7 would find it and properly identify it.
How do I get W7 to recognize the true native resolution of my monitor? Any suggestions would be appreciated!