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Screen resoultion problem..Please help!


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rc775

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Can someone please inform me on how to fix this proble, A friends puter has gone out, and I am giving him my old one, it works great except I can not change the screen resoultion from 640 X 480, also it is stuck on Medium color (16 bit)...never had this problem with it but now I have a LCD flat screen, it worked perfect with my old monitor but its long gone. I can disable the Intel graphics controller and the LCD works, but in the big mode. Here is the Belarc for my old Pentium 3:

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States) Intel Corporation
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1000 megahertz Intel Pentium III
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Not hyper-threaded Board: Intel Corporation D815EGEW AAA73683-203
Serial Number: AZEW20504046
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. EW81510A.86A.0046.P05.0203250259 03/25/2002
Drives Memory Modules c,d
40.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
37.14 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

SONY CD-ROM CDU5211
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

ST340016A [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 3HS9PM3P, rev 3.19, SMART Status: Healthy 384 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 128 MB
Slot 'DIMM1' has 256 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 40.02 GB 37.14 GB free

Also has Intel Graphics Controller 82815, I have to diable or screen jumps and bad pic.

I am thinking I need a special driver for it to work, but haven't been able to find...Maybe computer too old to run an LCD monitor? thanks in advance!

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The Skeptic

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This looks like a video driver problem. If the video card is part of the mother board then your driver is here.
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Thanks, but had already tried that, ...any more ideas?
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My 4-yr-old (read: ancient) PC at work got a new LCD screen replacing the old CRT, and we had the same problem. The LCD screen needed a driver, not just plug-n-play, even though the video card had latest-release drivers installed. I would suggest going to the vendor's website for the LCD screen and see if there isn't a driver for it that you could download there. Maybe that will start 2010 off right for ya.

Cheers!
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Thanks Rinnie, been there and done that too, emachines don't offer driver dl for this monitor, that sucks!

Think I'll give up!
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