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#1 blueraider

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 02:36 PM

I had to re-install XP yesterday, i have a Dell Dimension B110. With no Restore Disk. I also had to buy a new Modem as well. Well, problem is My Menu Icons are too big, Browser and Messegers come up big also how can i bring them back to normal size. On top of that my monitors resolution is 640x480 using medium 16 bit colors instead of 256, try to change it but it will not let me, i believe i need drivers for it do you know when to go get them if that's the problem. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 05:09 PM

You can download all your drivers which relate to original installed equipment...at http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/...tid=&impid=

Once you install the video driver, you will be able to change your video resolution to something which will increase screen space, while decreasing the size of letters, etc.

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 10:24 PM

Thanks for the help that did the trick :thumbsup: one more question, after so long of browsing i keep getting a page cannot be found screen on every site i visit, it occurs after so long on a site. And when i try to download anything including spybot, it doesn't download fully enough and is always corrupted. aswell as i keep getting different script errors popping up.

Edited by blueraider, 11 November 2007 - 10:27 PM.


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Posted 12 November 2007 - 09:03 AM

Are you on dialup?

Have you checked Event Viewer for clues? What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html

Try dumping your browser cache? http://webdesign.about.com/cs/internetexpl...learcacheie.htm

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 12:00 PM

Shows a couple of errors in the service control manager and a whole bunch for cdrom and atapi, and dcom. I am on dial-up, i tried disabling proxies.

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 12:18 PM

Those CD-ROM errors...hope they are only from inability to read.

You need to always explore any hard drive errors which appear in Event Viewer...and back up your files, if you haven't already done so.

I guess that I don't know why you even have proxies set up. I've never used one in 11 years, going from dialup to cable.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 07:31 AM

What are the details of the Service Control Manager errors?
Have you checked Device Manager (Start...Run...type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter) for any red x's or yellow !'s?
Do you use a proxy for connection to the internet? If so, who specifies the proxy, and have you verified it with them? (We use a proxy at work and it causes more problems than it's worth!)
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