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Dell latitude d600 cannot change appearance setting to anything but 640 by 480. it did not used to be this way. I tried all the troubleshooting on dell website. tried to restart in safe mode and change settings.

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  • mwalstead Nov 13, 2009

    tried using dell wizrd to view configuration, cannot find any video card info

  • mwalstead Nov 13, 2009

    in other words, i do not know what is the "correct" driver to install. i don't need anything fancy. it is just a work pc, i just don't need to see the pointer from 2 miles away

  • mwalstead Nov 13, 2009

    in other words, i do not know what is the "correct" driver to install. i don't need anything fancy. it is just a work pc, i just don't need to see the pointer from 2 miles away

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Did you install appropriate graphic drivers

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