As I was working my laptop display reset itself to 800x600. I went into resolution to reset it, the highest option is 1024x768, which is still not what it was before. It's like looking at my monitor with the wrong glasses on! The windows help suggests that 1900x1200 would be available and that one resolution would be 'recommended' although nothing like that shows on my machine. I did already try rebooting. Help
Part Number: Aspire5742Z Acer Aspire 5742Z Notebook Series
Following are the specifications for the Acer Aspire 5742Z notebook series.
Specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Operating System1 Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit2
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 64-bit2
CPU and chipset1 Intel® Pentium® processor P6100/P6200 (3 MB L3 cache, 2/2.13 GHz, DDR3 1066 MHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache
Mobile Intel® HM55 Express Chipset
System Memory1, 3, 4, Dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM support:
Up to 4 GB of DDR3 system memory, upgradable to 8 GB using two soDIMM modules5
Display 15.6" HD 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, high-brightness (200-nit) Acer CineCrystal™ TFT LCD
16:9 aspect ratio
Graphics Intel® HD Graphics with 128 MB of dedicated system memory, supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10
Dual independent display support
16.7 million colors
External resolution / refresh rates6:
VGA port up to 2560 x 1600: 60 Hz
HDMI™ port up to 1920 x 1080: 60 Hz
WMV9 (VC-1) and H.264 (AVC) decoding
HDMI™ (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) support
Okay, so that explains why my screen looks so odd and things I could read before I can't now. It will only let me set to 1024 x 768 and i should be able to set it 1366x768. Do I download something or ??
ACK! So should I start by just downloading the Intel VGA link on that page you sent me? It took so many hours to get my laptop set up after the purchase that the idea of doing that again only a month later makes me want to lose my mind. I don't have an extra 1/2 day right now. I