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suiker

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My computer had a stop error (winsrv, reinstall etc) so I tried that. That didnt work so just to get on my comp again I installed a second XP on the same partition. Now at least I can get to all my files. But the other, original, XP doesnt startup at all now. Not in safe mode, not at all. And in my new XP my Display cannot get larger than 640 by 480 (16bit)

Anybody any ideas?

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Hi suiker...

Sounds like you need to install the video card drivers. I'd be willing to bet you are missing others, as well. Right click on "My Computer" and choose "Properties". Under the "Hardware" tab, click the "Device Manager" button. Are there any yellow ! or ? displayed next to any devices?

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Hi Wannabe! Thanks for responding.... Yes I was missing a whole lot.... Meanwhile I found my device driver CD, installed them all and now I have my sound back and my screen is 1024x768 again... Kept me busy all day. Also still have all my documents but lost all my MS Office programs. But cannot complain, as I thought this would be the end of my laptop..... :whistling:
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If you don't have the disks to reinstall the Office programs, you might consider trying Open Office. It's a free alternative to MS Office and will access Office documents.
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I will. Thanks in any event for being there, hope to not have to speak to you soon :whistling:

Greetings from sweet me, suiker
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