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I upgraded my Dell Latitude C400 to Windows XP but the screen is reduced to 640x480 with 16-bit setting only. Leaving my viewable screen "floating" in the middle of the 12innch screen.Please help

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  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2007

    I have had the same problem after switching harddrives on two different dells, a C840 and an older CPI. The blue error screen came up and after reloading the display is reduced and floating on the black background. It did seem to correct the issue by F2 to setup and then escape back. Why will it not boot to the correct screen display?

  • Gopian May 05, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have reinstalled my os.. Then I try to install I can't install the display driver.. The screen display resolution is 640x480 with 16-bit setting only.. Pls help to install the display driver..

  • Anonymous Aug 16, 2008

    I upgraded my Dell Latitude C400 to Windows XP but the screen is reduced to 640x480 with 16-bit setting only. Leaving my viewable screen "floating" in the middle of the 12innch screen.

  • Bushra Khan Sep 02, 2008

    yes i have same problem also i am continuesly searching for display driver for my this laptop but could not found exact driver, when i install some other it works for some days after that i uninstalled again and again.

  • joelgoldberg Jan 08, 2009

    I reinstalled xp on a Dell Latitude 400 same problem 640X480 16 bit color floating display

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I have a dell latitude c 400 laptop. I upgraded fron win2k to win xp sp2 . My usb drive is not recognising any pen latest pen drives or any other usb devices.message after plugin is usb device not recognised"

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Go to the Dell website and download the XP video and display drivers:-

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Dear sir i want to know that how could i install new windows in my Dell Latitude C400? I've searched many sites but in vain. Plz sir help me. I am waiting thanks

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i have dell c400 laptop, its to much simple to install xp
first you just take out hdd from laptop
plug in tht hdd in desktop pc by external usb box
now u just start windows 98 setup in it
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when windows 98 setup files copies to 100%. machine need to restart
u just plug out the hdd and plug in back to laptop
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