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Problems After Reinstalling

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#1 JayPat


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Posted 15 December 2007 - 08:13 PM

I just reinstalled Windows XP on my laptop but after everything is completely ready, it takes me to my desktop but the resolution is less. I tried changing it but I can't make it less or more it's just set at that one. Do I need to install anything? Thanks in advace

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 08:35 PM

It seems that your computer is outdated and needs to be updated post haste. Please go to Microsoft Update and choose Custom as your update option. Then install ALL of the updates listed and please reply back here in your next post if you have an issue. Check all of the boxes and go through all of the tabs, making sure all of the updates are checked. Then go back to Microsoft Update once again to get all of your updates and hotfixes, until there are none left to obtain.

Update all of your drivers, more importantly your VGA Drivers.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 08:47 PM

You need to install the video drivers.

The default resolution will not change until the video drivers are installed.

There's nothing wrong with your system, other than that.

You might also need to install other drivers, you can go to Device Manager and look for indications of same.


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Posted 15 December 2007 - 09:42 PM

You said you re-installed Windows XP, not upgarded to Vista which probably wouldn't have the compatiblility to use the graphics chip you have now if its outdated (That is, if it is even the graphic chip causing this issue.) Did you have the problem before you re-installed XP, if you didn't then I think there is some sort of option in the display properties to list all of the Resolutions your screen can use. But dont set it to show all resolutions because you might set it to one that wont work with the monitor then if you set it to an uncompatible display for that monitor (Laptop, so its a screen, same thing lol.) you would need to press F8 before the boot screen and select VGA mode or something. I know this is so confusing what I wrote, but hope it helps!

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 01:41 AM

Hi All,

I have to agree with HAMLUIS here - the first consideration when reloading WIN XP is that very few VGA Drivers are included on the disk!!

It would be wise to visit the manufacturer's website to download ALL the available drivers for the laptop as, more often than not, the AUDIO drivers will also not be installed after a fresh load of the OS

Hope this helps!!


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Posted 16 December 2007 - 02:10 AM

You need to reinstall the video drivers and others if necessary

Remember, a clean install of any version of Windows is like taking a blackboard and washing it clean.
There is nothing there, unless you put it there.

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 03:45 PM

Two things to do:

1) Go to Start...Run...and type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. You'll likely see a list of devices with red x's or yellow !'s - those are the one's that absolutely must have drivers installed.

2) Go to the website of the manufacturer of your laptop and download the drivers from there (usually on the Support section). You'll have to download the drivers for the devices with the red x's and/or yellow !'s - and you may want to look at the other drivers available to see if they may offer more functionality that the one's that XP installed by default.
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