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only get 8 bit resolution for display.....help !

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by debbyjean, Jul 2, 2007.

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  1. debbyjean

    debbyjean Thread Starter

    May 20, 2005
    I picked up a used dell inspirion 1100 laptop (2003 model) that has XP Home installed. The display shows only one option for screen resolution, 8-bit. I have tried updating and then uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers for the Intel GI, but with no change. I have it set up on a wireless network. The GI is a chipset on the motherbord. Am I correct in thinking that I cannot replace this? Can I go and buy a USB video card and plug it in to correct this, disabling the other onboard one? I called a local computer repair shop and they said they should be able to resolve it for about $45 and that it sounds to them like a software issue, not hardware....... any thoughts ?
  2. Rollin_Again


    Sep 4, 2003
  3. zyper95


    Mar 9, 2007
    It is much better to consult the manufacturer first before heading down to a local repair shop...But if your planning to purchase an external video card you can disable the onboard video card in your BIOS.
  4. ChuckE


    Aug 30, 2004
    Sounds like you need a new video driver.
    I looked at Dell's Support and only saw one available for your Inspiron 1100:
    Dell Intel Graphics Video Driver.

    Good luck.
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