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Can't change screen resolution after XP reinstall

Hello,
I hope you are able to help me. I inherited a Netvista PC, type 6826-16J, 1.6Ghz and didn't receive any restore or driver discs with it. I erased the hard drive and installed Windows XP SP3 and now am not able to change the screen resolution. It is set at 640 x 480pix (4 bit) and looks like it is in safety mode with very few colors. I installed the video driver from the IBM website, but it made no difference. I haven't installed any updates as yet as it is not connected to the internet at this stage. What have a done wrong or what haven't I done? Would updates solve the problem? I really hope you can help me solve this issue as this PC is for my 5y/o daughter and she is pestering me non-stop to get it running for her.

Many thank yous in advance.
Lindsay

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  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    Wow! Thank you all for your quick responses.


    gough2960 - Yeah, I have been into the control panel with no joy. It has no options at all and the slider won't move.

    I'll try getting connected to the internet and see if it will install the drivers through the device manager.

    I have Netbook and a couple of flash drives I can use to download transfer drivers.

    Thanks again.

    Back to it!


  • macaholic_20 Apr 15, 2009

    Update from Lindsay:

    I fixed it! Yeh!

    I installed the Intel graphics accelerator and it's away!

    Next, I have to find the Ethernet Controller and the PCI Simple Communications Controller to get it on the net.

    Thank you all again for your assistance.

    P.S. Possibly I'm a gluten for punishment, but I am going to put a new larger hard drive in it in a few weeks, however, I have kept all the drivers this time.

    Cheers!


  • Mark Gough May 11, 2010

    have you gone thru control panel, appearence and themes,display to change screen resolution?

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Hello,

I've had this problem with XP Countless times. When you aren't installing from the factory reset discs, XP gets confused. There is no real true solution that will work on every computer. The solution that worked for me is to go to "Device Manager"
>Right-Click My Computer>Device Manager
and either under "Unknown Devices" or "Display Devices" there will be a device with a question mark next to it's name. Double click on the device (your screen/monitor) and click update driver. Then tell it to search Windows Update for the driver. That's the solution for me.

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This is the web address for all the drivers for that pc......you will need a friend (and some blank cd's) with internet access to get all these drivers you erased......good luck.....tell her >mommie gunna fix it.....mtg

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-44425#video

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