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monitor resolution

By brinkleyus ·
Hi, I have reinstalled my windows XP pro at work and brought my box back home everything works except I dont have any choices in my settings for resolution other than 640X480. I did have it on a different monitor when I re-installed win xp pro.

Thanks for any help.
Thomas

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>Check your video driver

by Mr.Wiz In reply to monitor resolution

Sounds like you need to load the driver for your video card.

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install the video card drivers

by niall In reply to monitor resolution

You will need to install the video card drivers. If you are using video that is built into your motherboard, installing the motherboard drivers will probably cover this problem.

If it is a seperate video card, and you are not sure what it is, you can open up the machine and look at the name on the card, or see what Windows detected it to be. You do this by right click on My Computer, select Properties, click on the Hardware tab and press the Device Manager button. In the list of things there, under Display Adapters, you will find the detected name of your video card. Head off to the manufacturers site and get the drivers.

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Same Problem

by tech In reply to monitor resolution

Yeah, I know what you mean. I got a new computer for a football field house and I had to reinstall an the OS b/c it had a lot of Spam, virus, etc, but it wasn't the regular OEM cd.

A friend gave me one and said it will still work. Then when I went to change the settings, it wouldn't let me. Then I went to the Device Manager, and it was highlighted. So I went and downloaded the driver from Dell and it still wouldn't work.

Everything else works great, it's just that monitor. What can I do. Could I download some software that allows me to change the rev?

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