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Half a screen working, just installed xp and all drivers, from the first time the machine booted only half the screen works

Acer ZG5 has only a 1/4 of the screen to use afer i installed xp

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Ati2dvag.dll


You definitely have a video driver problem.

Try downloading the latest drivers for that machine from the Acer web site here:

http://www.acerpanam.com/flex/acerdrivers/bin/drivers.html?CFID=4762836&CFTOKEN=44214295

...if you do this (or have done it) and it does not work properly, try reinstalling the operating system and then installing those drivers fresh after install. That should work. If it doesn't, look in the Acer user's manual for the machine's maximum resolution (for example 1024x768), and then changing the video driver to one of the standard Microsoft drivers, for only that resolution. The problem you are having above seems to be that you tried this solution, but loaded a MS driver for the wrong resolution. So you are probably pretty close on it.

Good luck.

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