Dell Inspiron 8000 screen it is too big and the task is gone.
My Dell Inspiron 8000 running Windows XP Pro normally has a screen size of 1400x1050 but now when started displays a screen that is too big 1600x1200 and the task bar is gone. When i install new software, the screen returns to normal 1400x1050. I have a ATI M4 video card in this laptop. Any suggestions.
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Re: Dell Inspiron 8000 screen it is too big and the task...
Make sure that you have the latest version of driver for your graphics card, then right click the the desktop click on settings and check that the display is set to how you prefer it then click on apply
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To reset your taskbar to the default position automatically in Windows XP and Windows Vista, click the
button or link. Click
dialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.
Note this Fix it solution will close all open Windows Explorer windows when it runs.
You may need to lower the resolution to play those old games.
1.Right-click an empty area of the desktop, and then click Properties. 2. In the Display Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab. 3.Drag the Screen resolution slider to the left to decrease the resolution of your monitor 4.Click Apply to have the new resolution take effect. 5.Click OK.
From what you describe, you may have a HDD failure. The Inspiron 8000 has a serial bus for the IDE drives and if one drive fails neither will work (If HDD Fails, the CD drive will not read)
Reseat both the HDD and Optical drive and make sure they are detected in BIOS. If HDD is not detected, replace it.
You've lost your desktop display. The first thing I would do is to start the computer in safe mode. Once there, do a system restore back to the time that it worked. I would also, just to be safe, do your disk management tasks like checking your hard drive for errors and running defrag.