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My screen resolution wont go above 640x480 pixels,16 colors

My screen resolution wont go above 640 480 pixels,16 colors, and it wont go any higher, and the monitor is set on default and wont change, and i cant change the display settings because nothing will happen. is there something i can download to fix the problem?

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  • InfernoXX2 Jan 09, 2009

    i was on my laptop when all of a sudden my entire display changed to the lowest settings, and it wouldnt return to what it had been on because a blue screen with an error appeared, so I restarted it and a bubble popped up asking to restore the display and by clicking the bubble it went back to the blue screen. I dont know how to fix it

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    i wanted to reset my laptop resolution. but somehow it set itself on screen resolution 640 by 480 with color quality of 4 bits. it refuses to change back to optimum settings. i checked my system under device manager, there is a yellow exclamation mark on the plug and play Bios extension. is there any relation here? by the way i use Acer travel mate 5320. XP SP2, 504 ram, please help.

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    i updated my program to windows xp pro and now my screen resolution wont change any help

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That probably the highest ur screen can go unless u update ur video card u can purchase some really good video cards at Best Buy or Wal mart Looking to help u Shaun

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My screen resolution wont go above 640 480 pixels,16 colors, and it wont go any higher, and the monitor is set on default and wont change, and i cant change the display settings because nothing will...


This could take for ever .. So check your card.. it rules how big your monitor will go.
you can set it to 1024 by 1024 but if the card is only good for 640 by 480 thats as far as you can go..look up the specs on your video card...

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If google the model and make for the display drivers.

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