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cannot increase display area anymore

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#1 helpjb


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Posted 15 June 2005 - 09:46 AM

i have an old dell computer with windows 98 second edition. i did something awhile back and lost information. i have been able to restore most of the information. but, i cannot restore the screen resolution. it appears to be locked on the 640x480
resolution. in the past it operated at 1o24x780. the slider bar will not move when i
click and slide with my mouse. the display area shows 16 colors or 2 colors yet i
can remember the bits being much higher. the monitor displays that optimal operation is the 1024x780 and to change using pc. but i can't do that.
the manual instructed me to change the win.ini files to something vga which i did
but the settings are the same. any help greatly appreciated

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#2 Grinler


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Posted 15 June 2005 - 06:28 PM

You need to download the appropriate drivers for your video card. Right now you are locked into vga mode because it does have appropriate drivers for your card

#3 bicycle bill

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 08:20 PM

Heck i would try this first.

To put icon on taskbar to change resolutions . Right click desktop>properties>settings>advanced. THen click "show settings icon on taskbar". If this works you will have a list of all the settings.

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