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Wide screen resolution in XP Pro


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Mister Kay

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Originally, when I installed XP, it ran the login screen in the monitor's native res of 1680 x 1050. I installed the catalyst drivers for my X800 XT. Now it loads in some 4:3 ratio and changes to the native res once windows loads. This is a pain because it keeps moviing icons to adjust for the changed resolution. Is there a way to make it load into 1680 x 1050 when it first gets to the screen via some ini file or something? Any help anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated.

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I've researched this a little deeper and found nothing so far.... you guys seem to be the only ones who might have an answer.
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It probably your video card is not Wide screenable. Im running my laptop with my ATI Radeon Xpress 200m with 1440x900 and i have no problems with it.

Or you might need to update your card.

Edited by HPDV8315LOVER, 12 August 2006 - 08:29 PM.

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no no. It's got support for the resolution. It's just that after I installed the new catalyst driver it does not have the proper res on the login screen.
As soon as it logs in, it adjusts the resolution for the proper 1680 x 1050. But it appears to be doing 1280 x 1024 at the login screen. If I sign out, and go back to the login screen, it remains at native res. They must be a way to have it load to native res by default because it did it fine before the new driver, and it worked fine when I was using windows 2k pro with the same driver package.
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