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Screen resolution problem on a new Windows XP install


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#1 wh33ls

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 10:59 PM

Hello,

I recently had to re-install Windows XP on my girlfriend's PC due to a nasty virus. After completing the re-install and doing all the necessary Windows Updates (to XP SP3 and everything else), I still cannot change the screen resolution to anything besides 800x600. I go to Control Panel--Display--Settings and for anything above that resolution, the monitor says "Out of Range." I can click "Advanced" then the "Monitor" tab, then under "Monitor type" it says "Default Monitor" and the Properties tab is grayed out. I'm not sure what to do next. Before the virus and the re-install, the monitor would support higher resolutions.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 11:07 PM

Did you go to the PCs manufacturers website and download all the necessary device drivers for the particular make and model?

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 09:41 PM

Thanks for that suggestion. That did it! You may close this thread.




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