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January 19, 2011 7:03:14 PM

Hello,
I have installed a new hard drive. On reboot the screen resolution in 640x480 and 16 bit. The properties button is inactive. How can I get this changed so that I can have a better resolution. I am using the same LG W2242T screen as before the crash and I get a message that the driver loading has been succesful. I am not greatly experienced so laymans language for this geriatric would be appreciated. Cheers. Bob
January 19, 2011 8:20:26 PM

What operating system are you running?

What brand is your computer and what model number?
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January 27, 2011 3:12:18 AM

Pallimud said:
What operating system are you running?

What brand is your computer and what model number?


Hi
Thanks for your interest.

I have Windows XP. As far as the model etc., it is not a proprietory well known brand, like HP or Dell etc., I purchased it new from our local reputable computer dealer, about 6 to 8 years ago. I think 1.7gz and a celeron processor has something to do with it. Sorry I can't be more specific. Hope that points you in the right direction.
Cheers
Bob
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January 27, 2011 1:45:25 PM

Most likely you are missing the drivers for your graphics card.

Do you know what graphics card you have? If so, you can download the drivers from the manufacturer's website.
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January 28, 2011 10:34:53 PM

Pallimud said:
Most likely you are missing the drivers for your graphics card.

Do you know what graphics card you have? If so, you can download the drivers from the manufacturer's website.


Funny you should say that. I have been doing a fair bit of reading to try and solve the problem and I have been going down the track you have suggested. The brick wall I come up against is that my machine doesn't have a graphics card. I am told that the motherboard (Intel D845GLLY) has an inbuilt graphics card. Does this sound like I have interpreted my readings correctly? I went down the following path [start. control panel. system. hardware.device mgr. display adaptor. video device.properties. and drivers] and came up with a heap of files, mostly with .dll extensions. From that point I thought, "This is a good question for Pallimud." Thank you for your time. I really appreciate it. Cheers. Bob
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January 30, 2011 10:54:34 PM

Pallimud said:
Most likely you are missing the drivers for your graphics card.

Do you know what graphics card you have? If so, you can download the drivers from the manufacturer's website.

Further to my last, I googled my motherboard details and from that downloaded the graphics card driver onto a stick. From that I transferred what I think was the driver onto the old machine and loaded it. I am over the moon that an old decrepit dinosaur like me now has the computer ticking over beautifully. Thanks to you. I appreciate your time.
Cheers
Bob
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January 31, 2011 3:17:42 AM

Awesome, I'm glad you got it working :) 
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