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trryseason1

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just bought a new hard drive and installed it on a dell dimension 3000
i installed windows xp- got it on line- the resolutions are ser very low
600-480 i think-- when i go to the place to reset them it will not let me change them--just doesn't work-- any ideas jl--

Edited by Rorschach112, 01 July 2010 - 10:37 AM.
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Hello trryseason1, and welcome to Geeks to Go.
The first thought i have is checking your graphics card drivers.
After every format (re-installation of Windows or other Operating System), system drivers are not installed, and graphic drivers too!
Check your card provider (Nvidia,ATI, etc...) and try downloading the latest driver pack from their official site.

I hope i was able to help you.
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i thought i knew a good bit, but the graphics card drivers -- how do you do that--i've got a ce with all the drivers on it--do i need to run it to--jl
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You sould check inside the CD for Graphic Card Drivers (such as Nvidia drivers, ATI drivers etc..
Or you could make a list of the files inside your CD and i could help you find them together
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The first thing to do, is to install ALL the high priority updates, especially Service Packs.
This is vital anyway, as support for XP without Service Pack 3 has finished and you will not receive security updates until you install Service Pack 3.
You may actually find that this will solve the resolution.
In relation to the graphics card driver
Go Start
Right click My Computer, click Properties, Click the Hardware tab
Click Device Manager
Scroll down to the Display adaptor
Open that and then double click on the graphics card
Then on the driver tab, click update driver and see if a search, including on the web, finds anything.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 01 July 2010 - 09:01 AM.

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If you still can't figure out what graphics card you are using. Download everest diagnostic, which is free here http://majorgeeks.com/download4181.html

Once you've have installed it. Run the programme and it'll tell you exactly what graphics card you are using. You can then find the drivers online and install them.
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