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IBM T20 2647 loaded with Microsoft XP pro

The display size of my IBM T20 is way too large for my 14" LCD screen. How do I reduce this display size to fit into LCD size? Or is the video card bad?

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Re: IBM T20 2647 loaded with Microsoft XP pro

You should be able to right click on your desktop and select properties and on the settings tab select the screen resolution to atleast 800 x 600, if you cannot and only 640 x 480 is available, the the driver may be corrupt for you graphics card. Go to the link below and download the driver for your graphics from here and install:- Go to my computer>properties>hardware tab>device manager and look in the list at graphics adapters, right click on it and select update driver and the downloaded driver should be found, you may see an exclamation mark at the graphics line, this wiil mean there is no driver for the card and by right clicking again on it and select update driver should sort it, reboot pc and see if you can alter the screen resolution.

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