I had to format my hard drive and re-install XP-Home to start fresh.
Dell Inspiron 1705
17" WUXGA screen with ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
T2400 1.83Ghz CPU - Win XP-Home
2GB PC6400 RAM
I did not have the DELL issued disks . . . they were lost.
Service tag and Windows Product Key sticker is still on the computer.
I backed up all the data and gathered all the critical software disks.
Formatted the HD and installed XP using the disk that came with my DESKTOP.
Everything went fine and I am able to access the internet.
PROBLEM is, my screen is a WUXGA (1980X1200) screen. I went to change the resolution but "settings" in Control Panel/Disply does not allow me to increase to max resolution (max available is 1600x1200). The standard "dual screen" is not there. I can not select an external monitor. There are no screens to click on or the ability to identify the screen.
The display property does not show any driver, just a generic VGA.
I downloaded and TRIED to install a driver for ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 from ATI site but it says that my computer does not support it and I have to exit.
I downloaded Catalyst from C-Net. It installed but I can not find it in "Control Panel/System/Device Manager" I tried running the driver update for ATI X1400 but it does not work.
This is my work computer and I need to have "dual screen" capability.
As it is no surprise, Dell is no help at all any computer with expired warranty. I can't even get their "download manager" to work.
If I had the money I would go buy another laptop, but times are hard and I don't have the funds to do so. I do CAD work on my computer. I am not making any money while my computer is down.