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#1 deano_l

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 07:09 PM

I recently had to re-install Windows XP and now my monitor is stuck in 640x480. I have tried to install the driver disc, but I have to change the boot sequence. I have done that, but it never takes hold. I've tried to install, but all I get is basically an owners manual.

Can't really get my head around this problem.

Any help will be highly appreciated.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 07:12 PM

Sounds similar to my problem a few topics below, except that I didn't touch the drivers.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 07:40 PM

Generally speaking...it's not necessary to install a monitor driver.

It's the video drivers which control the screen resolutions.

I would uninstall those...then reinstall same.

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 07:50 PM

Maybe we can see what you have right now and what you might need.

Please provide additional information about your system:

Click Start, Run and in the box enter:

msinfo32

Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select All, Copy and then paste the information back here.

There will be some personal information (like System Name and User Name), and whatever appears to be private information to you, just delete it from the pasted information.

For video driver information, expand the Components, click Display, click Edit, Select All, Copy and then paste the information back here.

This will minimize back and forth Q&A and eliminate guesswork.

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#5 deano_l

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 09:06 PM

OK, first I'll post the System Summary-


OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name
System Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
System Model Dell DE051
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2527 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Computer Corporation A01, 1/3/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name ------
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 1,024.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 761.71 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 2.41 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

When I click "display", the window to the right is blank.

When I click "Problem devices" it shows that Video Controller (VGA compatible) "drivers for this device are not installed".

Edited by deano_l, 02 July 2010 - 09:07 PM.


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Posted 03 July 2010 - 06:08 AM

Well, we should fix that video thing.

Is this an Optiplex Gx280 or what does it say on the outside for other descriptors - model, service tag, etc. You can go to www.dell.com and enter your service tag or drill down with your model number and get the video drivers and I was going to find them for you but it is confusing (or too early). The info you sent is perfect - but I need to ask my question differently...

It appears to have integrated (built in) video, but some also have a video card optional - which is yours?

Are you able to find the video drivers from the Dell site and get them installed? You would want something to show up in msinfo32 for video.

You can also look at the video stuff from Device manager:

Click Start, Run and in the box enter:

%SystemRoot%\system32\devmgmt.msc

Click OK, expand the Display adapters - any yellow or red marks in that area? That would be a video oriented problem that needs fixing.

I don't think you need a monitor driver - you need a video driver so something shows up in msinfo32 and Device Manager, 'cause that ain't right.

Edited by joseibarra, 03 July 2010 - 06:18 AM.

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