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Unable to change resolution

Used Drive Scrubber can't change resolution to accomodate Click-Free Hard Drive restore due to screen size. Have all the Windows reboot discs loaded but can't get any of my saved files back in from my Click-Free external hard drive. Control Panel, Display, Settings, Advanced..........none of that allows me to move that slider toward the LOWER RESOLUTION side.
Using my laptop now.

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  • canampair Mar 06, 2009

    Yah, Hi......well, first of all it's a Dell Dimension 3000 desktop PC. I put all my files onto an external hard drive and then used a software called Disk Scrubber and wiped everything clean. So then when I went to put some files back into it from the external hard drive, called a Click-Free that's a plug and play, I can't see the whole other words, what I need to click on (RESTORE) is OFF my monitor screen. So I've tried to change the resolution by going to Control Panel, Display and Settings to access the little slider gizmo that let's you go from high resolution to low resolution because somebody told me that I needed to lower the resolution in order to see everything on the screen, but that little slider gizmo WON'T SLIDE. It's frozen there at the extreme left side of the bar. I've gone to the next page of that window (tab) that says Advanced and then click on the tab that says Monitor. I can't change, modify, verify or do anything with that because it just says DEFAULT MONITOR. So............I can't reload ANY info back into that Dell until I can SEE the whole screen in order to simply click on RESTORE.

  • canampair Mar 08, 2009

    Okay Machado Jr, I'll try that just as soon as I figure out how to get on the internet again with that computer !!!

  • machadojr_fe May 11, 2010

    What type of machine is it? It sounds like you need to install a graphics driver in that machine.


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