Screen size on start up and bios is small but fine in windows
When i switch dell 1100 laptop on,dell screen shows but is small.
When bios screen is on that is small aswell.
When windows starts up and is running,the screen is fine.
On most laptops,removing battery and cmos battery and shorting cmos terminals would correct this fault but don't know where cmos battery is and update or re-installing drivers don't help.
Re: Screen size on start up and bios is small but fine in...
Hello i think i can help i had the same problem as of yesterday but now its fixed here is how 1 In your search engine time dell drivers click on first one dell drivers and downloads 2 in the search tab type in drivers 3 then on first tab labeled recommended it might ask u for the model or service tag of your unit after that it will give u more selection such as operating system, Driver language Category, So on after u are done with that go to the tab labeled video download the one that says Intel-Driver Graphics Video and install it and just fallow the prompts and u should be all good
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Have you upgraded the OS? At boot start tapping the F-2 key, do not wait for the Dell screen. Take a look at this forum:http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-95/dell-s-bios-startup-screen/85976.html
First go to Control Panel - Display - Settings and change the screen resolution to 1024X768 If you cannot change the screen resolution, then probably the video driver is corrupted or not installed, then re-install the video driver.
You can download the drivers from Dell WEB site, thesupport download page. Make sure you select your model desktop or laptop,better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on thebottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Taglabel is missing then go into the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages,the Service Tag number will be displayed). This will open the page where thespecific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you selectthe Windows XP or Vista version of the drivers for your Windows operatingsystem. Click on this link to download the drivers: -
We've seen this problem many times. The screen you installed is not compatible with the laptop. They sent you an OEM 15" screen. You will also see the DELL logo when the computer starts up is out of place. This shows that the screen is a lower/higher resolution than what your motherboard's video card can support. Unfortunately this screen will not work with your laptop. Best bet if you want to upgrade to 15" screen is find a used laptop screen supplier in your area and go in and try different 15" screens. You can try to match the number at the back of your screen which looks like:
LTNxxxxxx LPxxxx Bxxxxx Wxxxx
Try getting any of these ones and check compatibility: LTN150XD-L01 LP150X2-A2 LP150X09-B3
When Windows logo disappear on the I-INC, do you still see it on the Laptop monitor?
All laptops have function keys to switch the screen between the external monitor (I-INC) and laptop monitor. On your laptop, it is Fn+F8 key. Press them once and wait for 3 seconds, it will switch the image between 2 monitors (external monitor ONLY, laptop monitor ONLY, and both).
During start-up, do not close the laptop cover. Because it may put your laptop into a stand-by mode and turn off the screen. You need to modify this Power Option setting within the Control Panel.
Please contact your system vendor for an updated bios. If you are unable to obtain an updated bios or the latest bios supplied by your vendor is not ACPI compliant, you can turn off ACPI mode during text mode setup. To do this, simply press the F7 key when you are prompted to install storage drivers. The system will not notify you that the F7 key was pressed - it will silently disable ACPI and allow you to continue your installation."
RESOLUTION Manually install the Standard PC hardware abstraction layer (HAL): 1. Reboot the computer to restart Setup. 2. When Setup starts again, press F7 when you see the "Press F6 if you need to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver" screen. Windows automatically disables the installation of the ACPI HAL and installs the Standard PC HAL. You should also contact the manufacturer of your computer to obtain a BIOS that is fully ACPI compliant
This is generally a driver glitch. Uninstall the video drivers from the device manager, then reboot. It will find the hardware and reinstall the drivers. Then adjust the screen resolution from display properties. This should bring your screen back to normal size.