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Greetings,

To play one of my games I need access to 1280x1024 pixel resolution. My problem is that some days it works perfectly normal, but some days I can not exceed 800x600. I have never heard of this type of problem where sometimes it works and sometimes it don't, so I thought I'd ask the experts.

GeForce FX 5200
P4 2.6 gig CPU
1 gig RAM
Windows XP Home Edition
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Check you have the latest video adapter drivers
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Found it in Device Manager. "3DForceFX 5200, NVidia GeForce FX 5200"
Driver Version is: 5.3.0.3
Driver Date: 11/17/2003

If that is not the current highest driver for this device please tell me where I might download a new one.
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Please go here

http://www.nvidia.co...ers/drivers.asp

Click Graphics Driver / GeForce and TNT2 / Windows XP / 2000 then click go

There is a September 2005 release
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Updating the driver appears to have corrected my problem. Due to the 'sometimes' nature of it I will not know if it got it 100% cured but this certainly helps.

Thank you.
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This is optional but will give you comprehensive details of your PC

http://www.lavalys.h...p?pid=1&lang=en

Download (if you want) then run it and click + next to computer then summary, look on right and there will be a list, some will have direct links for checking drivers etc

Avoid BIOS updates unless they are really necessary
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Scratch that last post of mine.. Initial test worked but now its borked again. Still not working at 1280x1024. Yesterday it was working at that same resolution. This morning and with the sole exception of that test it has not worked today.
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Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD and get a blue progress bar, reboot when the bar goes

If no change then post a new topic in the games forum

http://www.geekstogo.../Games-f19.html

List the games you want to play and see if they can pinpoint anything
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