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Dell Laptop Graphics Driver/Monitor Problems

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#1 Leonius


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Posted 13 September 2011 - 12:55 AM


A friend recently helped me restore my computer. This has, however, caused my graphics driver/monitor (specs below) to be unable to display at its intended resolution. The computer used to display at 1440x900, but this is no longer an option on the monitor's display properties, it only goes up to 1024x768 resolution. The only options I see in the display properties > settings menu now are for multiple monitor setups (I only have one screen, the laptop's screen).

I tried to install the ATI Catalyst control panel, but when I try to run it, I get the message "cli.exe - Application error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135). Click on OK to terminate the application" In the Device Manager there are six(6) entries for "Default Monitor" under the Monitor tab?!??! I am not sure how this happened. At one restart of my computer, it displayed the proper resolution, but after a restart, it was back to 1024x768 with no option to move back up.

I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 running Windows XP Pro (SP3) 5.1 (Build 2600). It has an ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 card with 256mb running DirectX 9.0c. The processor is T2400@1.83Ghz with 1 GB of RAM. The graphics card driver I have is version 6.14.0010.6618 dated 5/23/06. I tried to update the drivers but they appear up to date (I just got them fresh from the dell support site).

Please let me know if I can provide any more information to help facilitate the resolution of this problem, or let me know if I posted in the wrong section of the forums. It is quite frustrating to have my computer not at optimal levels and I greatly appreciate any help.

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#2 Leonius

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 01:33 AM

Hello, sorry to bother those who may be replying, but I believe I have found an updated driver. I downloaded it, but as a .cab and am not sure how to install it. All driver scans show my graphics driver to be out of date. Here is a link to it:


Hope this helps?

#3 Leonius

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 12:41 AM

Hey all,

I know this is a very unimportant issue compared to people with malware, but this resolution is really making my computer much less usable and straining my eyes, it's been 8 days now.

I'm just trying to see if there is a legitimate driver I should download. Any help would be appreciated. Please forgive me if I violated any kind of a bumping policy the site may have or please let me know if I should move the discussion to another forum

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 01:49 AM

Hi - Remember: All issues are important, especially if it is your problem -
Please try the link above and see if it helps at all -

Thank You -
EDIT - Also below a link to your laptop and the normal specs for it .

Edited by noknojon, 21 September 2011 - 01:52 AM.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:47 AM

Dell Website Drivers

I suggest removing programs like Driver Agent...and just go to the Dell website for any drivers for systems Dell manufacturers.

I further suggest removing any drivers you may have installed from other websites and using the Dell drivers.


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