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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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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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SUMMARY corner_ffffff-fff0cc_13x13.gifDell Inspiron 8000
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Pentium III-900/700 CPU,
128MB of SDRAM,
256KB L2 cache,
Windows Millennium Edition,
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Hello,

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.
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Run your game, keep change until it is good

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