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XP Resolution vs. Screen Problem


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ziggy1621

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Hola all...

I have a Gateway solo 3100 with Windows XP Pro on it. The problem I'm having is that when I jump from 800X600 to 1024X768, I'm loosing half the screen.

It seems the virtual screen size is smaller than the resolution. I desperately need the 1024X768 as this laptop is for playing DVDs.

Any help appreciated...

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javiergil

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Bethoven i had taht problem before too, i havent get an answer for that, still looking for it
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that would be because the maximim screen resolution for that lcd is 800x600.

source:
http://support.gatew...04284/04284.htm
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So I'm guessing there are no file or registry tweaks to change that... kinda like the xf86config file in *nix?

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no this is a hardware limitation of the lcd....if you had a crt you wouldn't be seeing anything at all
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Hmph;;;

Bummer.... Well.... Anyone wanna buy a gateway solo 3100 with a dvd player :tazz:

LOL

thanks for the replies

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should note that if you hook it to an external monitor, the videocard supports higher resolutions, so on the external monitor you would be good to go

Also, some DVD players come with adjustable aspect rations to reduce the image
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Good Stuff!!!

Thanks
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