Although you may have bought the whole thing at the same time, and every part of your desktop computer system matches the others, each individual component is a separate entity.
All of those individual components need to communicate with one another in order for your computer to work properly, and in order to do so, each component needs its own driver installed on your PC.
So, for example, it is the monitor driver software that makes sure that the image that you tell the keyboard to send there is displayed correctly. And it is the keyboard driver that makes sure that the keystrokes you make are rendered into your PC correctly as well.
How To Update Monitor Drivers
Quite often, the ‘Device Manager’ will tell you if have a specific driver problem or if it needs updating. If this is the case, make sure that the version of Windows you are using is current, as updating the O/S may well fix the problems.
An alternative that you can use with a great deal of success (and far less work or stress!) is the ‘Driver Installer’ that comes as a free download. This utility will update your drivers automatically.. so why not embrace technology?
Monitor Driver Problems
Your monitor, keyboard and mouse are all standard components of every desktop PC system, so the basic drivers for all of them are integral parts of your Windows operating system.
It is for this reason that you can generally just attach any make or model of monitor to your system and have it work correctly straight out of the box.
Nevertheless, the monitor driver software is an extremely important part of your system, and sometimes it does go wrong as a result of being damaged or becoming outdated.
This might result in a poor quality image appearing on the screen, with lots of lines or a distinctly hazy outline. It might even mean that no image appears at all, or that it does so intermittently.
If you therefore start suffering monitor problems, you need to isolate and the fix the root cause.
Start off doing so with some very simple checks, such as ensuring that all cables are connected properly.
Try moving the monitor cable around where it connects into the back of it to see if that makes any difference. If it does, that might indicate that the cable itself has suffered some internal damage.
If neither of these very basic checks makes a difference, then you are going to need to look elsewhere for your solution.
Troubleshoot Monitor Driver Problems
If you are trying to connect a brand new monitor, did I come with its’ own driver software? Although this would be somewhat unusual in this day and age, it is not impossible.
You should also check the website of the monitor manufacturer to see whether there is any specific advice or information related to your particular monitor model there.
Open up the ‘Control Panel’ of your machine, click on ‘System’, then ‘Hardware’ and finally ‘Device Manager’ to see what you can discover there. ‘Monitors’ is generally about half way down the list. Double click on the icon and see what you find.
You can also try the ‘Troubleshooter’ from the ‘Device Manager’ as well to see if that helps.
Fix Monitor Driver Problems The Easy Way
The easiest way is to download this 'Driver Updater' utility.
The beauty of using this program is that it checks every single driver that you currently have installed on your machine for you, before repairing those that need it and updating those that are not current driver versions.
As you can imagine, this saves a considerable amount of time as it means that you do not need to check each driver individually, nor do you have to wait for something to go wrong before optimizing your system.
Add to that the fact that it can be downloaded for free, and there really is no reason why you should not try it.