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Anonymous
August 19, 2005 8:01:31 AM

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I reinstalled XP and now my desktop is smaller than the screen at a
lower resolution than native 1600.
I can do the Fn+F7 keys and it stretches out, the question is
what do i have to set in the reg to make it work the way it is suppose
to??????????

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Anonymous
August 19, 2005 3:41:00 PM

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Are you talking about notebook? What is the model of it?

Most likely you have to change this setting in its BIOS then: it is not a
Registry, but the hardware setting then.

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On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 04:01:31 GMT, see.cher@your.place wrote:

>I reinstalled XP and now my desktop is smaller than the screen at a
>lower resolution than native 1600.
>I can do the Fn+F7 keys and it stretches out, the question is
>what do i have to set in the reg to make it work the way it is suppose
>to??????????
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 3:53:21 PM

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notebook Dell inspiron 8200

i don't think it is a bios issue - i find nothing that relates to it.

when i change the resolution to something lower that native (1600) the
resolution stays the same, but the screen shrinks.

hitting Fn+F7changes it back and forth.

It must be in the registry. OR it might have something to do with the
video driver nVidia. the adapter is a go440 w/64M memory.



On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 11:41:00 +0400, Mikhail Zhilin
<mwz@x.REMOVEx.aha.ru> wrote:

>Are you talking about notebook? What is the model of it?
>
>Most likely you have to change this setting in its BIOS then: it is not a
>Registry, but the hardware setting then.
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August 19, 2005 3:53:22 PM

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Make sure that you Video drivers are installed correctly, you can find them
on the Dell drivers CD. It sounds like they are not installed I get this
alot from Dell laptops!

JB

"see.cher@your.place" wrote:

> notebook Dell inspiron 8200
>
> i don't think it is a bios issue - i find nothing that relates to it.
>
> when i change the resolution to something lower that native (1600) the
> resolution stays the same, but the screen shrinks.
>
> hitting Fn+F7changes it back and forth.
>
> It must be in the registry. OR it might have something to do with the
> video driver nVidia. the adapter is a go440 w/64M memory.
>
>
>
> On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 11:41:00 +0400, Mikhail Zhilin
> <mwz@x.REMOVEx.aha.ru> wrote:
>
> >Are you talking about notebook? What is the model of it?
> >
> >Most likely you have to change this setting in its BIOS then: it is not a
> >Registry, but the hardware setting then.
>
>
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 9:17:48 PM

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well, this could be an issue as I have installed a later version of
nVidia drivers. Any later than this one says it is not compatible.

I guess I will try the original - but I thought it had an openGL issue
- but that could just be Quicktime's problem.

how do people who are computer illiterate cope with this stuff?
I guess if you never change anything you never have a problem.


On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 06:10:05 -0700, "JB"
<JB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Make sure that you Video drivers are installed correctly, you can find them
>on the Dell drivers CD. It sounds like they are not installed I get this
>alot from Dell laptops!
>
>JB
>
>"see.cher@your.place" wrote:
>
>> notebook Dell inspiron 8200
>>
>> i don't think it is a bios issue - i find nothing that relates to it.
>>
>> when i change the resolution to something lower that native (1600) the
>> resolution stays the same, but the screen shrinks.
>>
>> hitting Fn+F7changes it back and forth.
>>
>> It must be in the registry. OR it might have something to do with the
>> video driver nVidia. the adapter is a go440 w/64M memory.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 11:41:00 +0400, Mikhail Zhilin
>> <mwz@x.REMOVEx.aha.ru> wrote:
>>
>> >Are you talking about notebook? What is the model of it?
>> >
>> >Most likely you have to change this setting in its BIOS then: it is not a
>> >Registry, but the hardware setting then.
>>
>>
Anonymous
August 19, 2005 10:10:59 PM

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I would check BIOS setup nevertheless: say, in BIOS of IBM computers this item
has the non-evident wording.

And, as JB said, probably DELL-specific video driver will resolve this issue.

Again: I bet it is not a Registry setting (if only DELL-specific). That's why
I supposed notebook at once.

--
Mikhail Zhilin
MS MVP (Windows - Shell/User)
http://www.aha.ru/~mwz
Sorry, no technical support by e-mail.
Please reply to the newsgroups only.
======
On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 11:53:21 GMT, see.cher@your.place wrote:

>notebook Dell inspiron 8200
>
>i don't think it is a bios issue - i find nothing that relates to it.
>
>when i change the resolution to something lower that native (1600) the
>resolution stays the same, but the screen shrinks.
>
>hitting Fn+F7changes it back and forth.
>
>It must be in the registry. OR it might have something to do with the
>video driver nVidia. the adapter is a go440 w/64M memory.
>
>
>
>On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 11:41:00 +0400, Mikhail Zhilin
><mwz@x.REMOVEx.aha.ru> wrote:
>
>>Are you talking about notebook? What is the model of it?
>>
>>Most likely you have to change this setting in its BIOS then: it is not a
>>Registry, but the hardware setting then.
Anonymous
August 20, 2005 5:02:02 AM

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I have checked bios numberous times.

it isn't the driver.
replaced with last Dell driver and got same result.

any other ideas?


On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 18:10:59 +0400, Mikhail Zhilin
<mwz@x.REMOVEx.aha.ru> wrote:

>I would check BIOS setup nevertheless: say, in BIOS of IBM computers this item
>has the non-evident wording.
>
>And, as JB said, probably DELL-specific video driver will resolve this issue.
>
>Again: I bet it is not a Registry setting (if only DELL-specific). That's why
>I supposed notebook at once.