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Resolution will not change, no matter what I try

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by kgsanford, Jul 20, 2011.

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  1. kgsanford

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    So I recently plugged back in my HP Windows XP desktop after years of it just sitting around because I wanted to play games on it. After I plugged it in, I remembered it was very slow and did a system recovery. After the system recovery, my screen was just too big. So I downloaded the latest video driver and tried to change the resolution down, but it will not change the way the screen looks at all. I've looked online for help, called HP but they want money and I just can't find any help for my problem. Please Help http://b.tsgstatic.com/smilies/confused.gif
     
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    Someone please help. It's an Hp Pavilion a510n if that helps.
     
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    I've tried turning off large icons, changing resolution, etc... NOTHING WORKS. Please, somebody help. =(
     
  4. johnebadbak

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    right click on the desktop/ click properties/click settings /click advance/click adapter what graphics card details are showing?
     
  5. kgsanford

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    I'll check here in a while...I'm currently away from that desktop. I'll message you what it says when I get back
     
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    Adapter Type: VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP

    Chipe Type: VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP

    DAC: Internal

    Memory Size: 64MB

    Adapter String: VIA/S3G UniChrome IGP
     
  7. johnebadbak

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    I would try enter device manager open the display adapter right click on the adapter click uninstall.
    restart the pc and windows will install the drivers for the graphic adapter.This may solve the problem and allow you to change the resolutions and screen refresh rate.
    Note there should be no yellow marker against the device.
    From the info you have above the correct driver is installed.
    If your pc is running on 512 megabytes of ram upgrade to 1gig you will find the system will perform better.
     
  8. sulasno

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    try going to msconfig | boot.ini

    and uncheck everything
     
  9. kgsanford

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    Just so I know I'm doing it right, where is the Device Manager? Will that be easy to see?
     
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    I tried MSCONFIG - boot.ini...there was nothing to uncheck
     
  11. kgsanford

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    Well, I've tried everything...guess it's just broken forever... *sigh
     
  12. raybro

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    You can open Device Manager like this:

    Start>Run, type devmgmt.msc and OK.
     
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    I dont think its broken forever. if all else fails you might want to take it in somewhere and see what else can be tried that might work.it sounds like either the video, chipset, or graphics drivers are out of whack or missing or corrupted somewhere.
     
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