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Restarting In Low Resolution


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#1 coolest_name

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 02:09 PM

My Toshiba laptop, running XP has been rebooting in low resolution. When the first login Windows screen comes up it's in regular resolution. After 10-20 seconds the screen goes black and then comes back in 800-600. Almost like it's in safe mode every restart. I can manually reset the resolution once I'm at the desktop but it still isn't as crisp as it should be.

If anyone can offer assistance I would greatly appreciate it!!

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 02:42 PM

First guess...failing video card/chip or damaged video drivers.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 02:54 PM

I was considering reinstalling my video driver but don't really know what all that entails?

Any advice?

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:13 PM

So I restored my computer to a couple of days ago and it seemed to have fixed the problem.

Hopefully it'll stayed fixed.

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 06:25 PM

Glad you resolved it :thumbsup:.

Drivers for a system are generally available at one of two sites:

a. The manufacturer of the system if it is a "name" system (e.g., eMachines, Dell, HP, etc.).

b. The manufacturer of the motherboard in the system, if system is custom/self-built.

Installing drivers is pretty simple:

a. Remove/uninstall the current drivers. I suggest this because I believe that leaving damaged files in the system...often result in new drivers not functioning/installing properly.

b. Install the new set of drivers, following instructions for doing so which are at the website you downloaded the drivers from.

Louis




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