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I'm using Windows My screen has two big black bars on either side of it taking up approximately 2 inches on each side, shrinking my available screen. I have tried updating the video driver and restarting. This did not help. Please advise. Thank you. This is one of the most frequently asked questions I receive, having written 5 articles on the "Windows 10 Black Border" problem already:. If you do not see the "DALR" registry attributes I mentioned in this article, then that usually means one of two things:. The ability to change the display frequency oftentimes will remove the black border around the screen, but not always. Here are a few things you can try to eliminate the black borders around your screen:.
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If you see black borders on the sides of your computer screen, select the type of monitor you have from the list below for troubleshooting steps. If you're using an LCD monitor , follow these troubleshooting steps. Verify you have the latest video driver installed on your computer. For links to many video drivers, see our video card drivers index. It is normal for a widescreen LCD to have black borders if you're running a non-widescreen resolution or the program, game, or movie you're watching does not support widescreen. Make sure to change your resolution settings in Microsoft Windows to a resolution that supports widescreen. Examples of widescreen resolutions are x and x If you upgrade Windows from an older version to a newer version, the display resolution may revert to a default setting. If you see black borders after upgrading Windows, change your resolution settings again.