Posted 03 December 2006 - 11:26 AM
System: XP Home
SP 2 Dell Dimension 2300
AVG Free 7.5 AVG Free Anti-Spyware 7.5
Two days ago I reformatted my computer. All went well with no problems, so it seemed. After rebooting a couple of times, I noticed that my icons on the taskbar and in the notification bar are not as they were before reformatting. They are now larger, not huge, but definitely larger and annoying to me. Yes, small icons are checked. My screen resolution before reformatting was 1024x768 True Color. It is now 800x600 and nothing I have tried, and I've tried all the suggestions in the various posts on this site, and it will not change back to my original 1024x768.
I've been at the Dell site and have the necessary drivers, which obviously are installed. My display adapter is the Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller. I only know that there is the Legacy Video Capture Devices, it's a plug and play monitor, and it's a Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver.
How do I get my resolution back to the way it was before reformatting? Webpages are not looking normal either, very large indeed, and yes I have text size set at smallest even, hoping that would help with the text but nothing is helping.
I don't think a system restore back to Friday would do much good, as right after rebooting after the final phase of reformatting, the icons and webpages were messed up. Would it be okay to attempt downloading the Dell video driver again, and if so, do I go into Device Manager and highlight it, then choose delete driver, and then download it that way?
I would greatly appreciate any and all help and suggestions as soon as possible!
Thank you so much!