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Anonymous
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June 12, 2005 3:35:36 AM

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It seems my computer won’t allow me to change my screen resolution. I
am currently running at 800x600, and am trying to increase it to
1024x728. Whenever I change it, the screen turns black and the lights
on the monitor flicker. My monitor is a "Dell E551c" model. The
video card is a "16MB ATI Rage 128 Ultra". (Go ahead and laugh at my
pathetic video card :p ). Anyway, what can I do?

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Anonymous
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June 12, 2005 5:32:28 PM

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Reboot to Safe Mode
Open Device Manager
Remove ALL Display Adapters
Remove ALL Monitors
Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required drivers -
hopefully curing your problem.



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"InfiniteChaos" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
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> It seems my computer won’t allow me to change my screen resolution. I
> am currently running at 800x600, and am trying to increase it to
> 1024x728. Whenever I change it, the screen turns black and the lights
> on the monitor flicker. My monitor is a "Dell E551c" model. The
> video card is a "16MB ATI Rage 128 Ultra". (Go ahead and laugh at my
> pathetic video card :p ). Anyway, what can I do?
>
> --
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> request
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Anonymous
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June 13, 2005 6:37:07 AM

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"Noel Paton" wrote:
> Reboot to Safe Mode
> Open Device Manager
> Remove ALL Display Adapters
> Remove ALL Monitors
> Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required
> drivers -
> hopefully curing your problem.
>
>
>
> --
> Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)
>
> Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
> http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
>
> http://tinyurl.com/6oztj
>
> Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post
> messages to NG's
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> "InfiniteChaos" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in
> message
> news:3_1720708_14ae31ba56e86b1d291489261eb740a9@windowsforumz.com...
> > It seems my computer won’t allow me to change my screen
> resolution. I
> > am currently running at 800x600, and am trying to increase
> it to
> > 1024x728. Whenever I change it, the screen turns black and
> the lights
> > on the monitor flicker. My monitor is a "Dell E551c" model.
> The
> > video card is a "16MB ATI Rage 128 Ultra". (Go ahead and
> laugh at my
> > pathetic video card :p ). Anyway, what can I do?
> >
> > --
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> > request
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> > Visit Topic URL to contact author (reg. req'd). Report
> abuse:
> > http://www.windowsforumz.com/eform.php?p=1720708

I tried what Noel said, and it still didn’t work. I got the same
problem again. And to Rick, I’m talking about the main resolution, not
for a video game.
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