Anyway, this happened a couple of months ago, it will not display past 4 colors and the lowest resolution 640 by 480 or something like it, it looks very bad and interfers with settings as the window is too big, even when I lower the task bar to where it can not be seen, you still can not see 'apply' to set it or 'OK' so I can not set anything installed.
I know I can not be the only person who has had this happen.
I have tried updating the driver, uninstalling and then re-installing it many times. None has helped.
I have tried installing different and compatable drivers from Windows but none have changed this screen's appearance.
It says this is the only monitor, 'default monitor', no plug and play monitor or second monitor like most computers have.
I have tried turning it off / disabling it as I was able to install 3 moniter drivers so far to see if one of them would 'kick in' when I disabled it (VgaSave, the microsoft default), all I got was black screen which I used the BIOS to get out of that.
It is 15" (38.1 cm to those in countries using metric) Dell if that is any help. The BIOS version is Phoenix A 01 and BOIS date is 12/17/02. Also said BOIS-AwardBOIS v6.00pg if this any help. Is a desktop / tower (not a laptop) if this is helpful.
I tried going to the Dell site and the model number I have is only good up to Windows 2000, I have XP. I tried installing it anyway (due to the year it came out, XP was not out yet so is why I tried) but due to the screen size, I can not press 'apply' and I do not know keyboard short cuts (shame on me) if there are any for this.
Does anyone know what I can do?
It will only show 4 colors and reading is next to immpossible and screen for anything is HUGE.
Can anyone help? I will provide more info if I have it and thank you..
Edited by ssrr, 27 June 2008 - 07:05 PM.