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moniter settings greyed out?


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risky rick

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I've just bought a moniter (the L150 IBM thinkvision 15" lcd) for my pc and I'm having some difficulty with it.

The recommended resolution for this moniter is 1024 x 768.
It will only let me view the desktop at the lowest screen resolution (800 x 600), and I don't like it, the images are sort of big and sort of blurred. Any other resolution and I get the 'input signal out of range' box.
whats more, the pc will not let me update the driver to fix this problem.

I right click the desktop > go to properties > click settings tab > click advanced > click the moniter tab > then I'm supposed to press 'properties' under moniter type, but this button is greyed out; restricting me from updating the driver.

Also underneath this, the only option under 'screen refresh rate' is 'use hardware default setting'.

Does anybody know a way around this problem?

(Windows XP sp2
3.0 ghz pentium 4
512 ram,
100gb hard drive)

Edited by risky rick, 30 April 2007 - 10:42 PM.

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the resolution settings are actually under the settings tab in the properties of your desktop...this is actually a setting for your graphics card not the monitor...

right click my computer, choose manage , then device manager....do you see any yellow ? or !
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yes I do see the yellow exclamation mark!
genius! now I have an angle to update the driver.
All I got to do now is get my hands on installation files.
I'll let you know if I have it working,
thanks!
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