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Ramune

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Hello,

I recently built a PC using spare parts I had lying around, though it is mostly a DEell. I have Windows XP Pro SP2 installed on it. 2.4 GHz Intel Celeron CPU and 1.5 G RAM.

I went and attached my Dell 1905FP plug and play monitor into my computer and it does display the screen, which is good. However, in Display Properties my monitor is not listed. It is currently set on (Default Monitor) with the resolution stuck on 640x480 and the color stuck at 16 bit.

Under Device Manager there is no Monitor tab showing and I was not able to find my monitor under any other tabs. My monitor is not being recognized by the Add Hardware wizard. On the Display Properties tab I tried going to Settings > Advanced > Monitor and the Properties button is greyed out.

However (still in Display Properties) under Settings > Advanced > Adapter I am able to click the List All Modes button and force my resolution to 1024x768 which would be a fine fix for me but the colors do not go higher than 8 bit (not to mention I would like to get it working correctly instead of a bootleg jury-rigging).

I tried downloading the driver for the monitor off the Dell website but I don't know how to install the driver without using the Wizard, which hasn't been working for me.


So, if anyone has any insight on to what the problem is or how to fix it I would be much appreciative.
Thanks!

Edit: I can provide a PC Wizard log or anything else you guys would need to solve the problem. Just let me know!

Edited by Ramune, 04 August 2010 - 09:50 AM.

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happyrock

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couple of things...what video card do you have installed...did you install the drivers for it...
what operating system...what service pack
check the bios settings

Edited by happyrock, 04 August 2010 - 07:23 PM.

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Ramune

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Sorry for the late response,

Thank you so much! What I discovered is that I was using the on-board video card (not discovered but kind of registered the fact, duh!) and I had to install the drivers for it.

I can't believe I tried all that other stuff before doing that :)


Thank you very much,
Ramune
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your welcome...and thanks for letting us know... :)
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