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#1 ppilgrim

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:23 PM

Hi!

In 800x600 resolution, the desktop becomes smaller than the size of the screen, leaving a thick black frame around it. In 1024x768 it takes up the whole screen.
These are the two available resolutions.

I'm using an IBM ThinkPad R40.

OS: Windows XP Professional SP3

Display adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon 7500

Display driver version: 6.14.10.6547 (6.2.2007.)

In device manager, these are listed under the Monitor tab:

Default Monitor
Generic Television
IBM ThinkPad 1024x768 LCD Panel


I have one newer display driver (6.14.10.5005 from 2009.) but the installation of it gets interrupted by the following error message:
"Setup did not find a driver compatible with your current hardware or operating system."



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:30 PM

Manufacturer and model of TV?

 

Is the Catalyst software installed?

 

I see no XP support for graphics for that system at the Lenovo/IBM website.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 14 October 2017 - 12:35 PM.


#3 ppilgrim

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:50 PM

I have no television or any other external screen attached to the laptop.

Yes, Catalyst is installed.



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:15 PM

In your Catalyst Control Center look for something called GPU scaling.

 

http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/UnableToSetGPUScaling.aspx



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:44 PM

It has been solved but I don't know exactly what did the trick.

 

In the BIOS, I restored every setting to default under Display. HV Extension (horizontal, vertical) was Off for example, now it's On, and Default Primary Video Device was AGP, now it's PCI.

 

Thanks to the both of you for willing to help!



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Posted 14 October 2017 - 01:46 PM

Nice Troubleshooting. Thanks for taking the time to post your solution.






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