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Can't change monitor display settings

I have a dell dimension 3000 with a dell monitor model 1704fpt. I recently had to install a new hard drive and reload windows xp. When monitor came on everything was to large for the screen so I tried to change the display settings. Could not get it to change from the 640 mode. I tried install with the monitor disk, That did not work. I then went and downloaded a driver for the monitor and install it. That did not work. My computer does not recongize my monitor. It just says default monitor. I read something on the internet that says when the dell computer comes from the factory it has a *inf file installed on it telling the computer about it. But if you have to install or reinstall xp it deletes that. Does this make any sense, can someone tell me how to fix this problem. Where can I get this inf file.

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  • Lucky51 Feb 16, 2008

    additional information about my monitor.

    I went to the dell web site to download the driver for my dell monitor 1704fpt. After downloading it I went back to their web site again and checked compatibilty list. There I discovered that my Dimension 3000 is not on the list. Tell me when I bought this computer as a package deal why would'nt they make the monitor driver compatible with it.

  • Lucky51 Feb 16, 2008

    Thank you Dennis, my problem is solved.

  • azharimh Aug 22, 2008

    i have installed a new version of windows xp, the monitor resiluiton and color neet setting ,all my attembts to do that had been failed help me to solve this problem.

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No drivers are needed for monitor. Its the video card drivers that you should look for at the dell drivers and downloads website. make sure that you have the right driver installed so that you may be increase your screen resolution.You may also use your Dell Resource CD Drivers and utilities. Install the Resource cd, On the TOPICS dropdown box, select drivers,You'll know which drivers needs to be installed because they will have a check mark infront of the correct device driver. Clicke extract button after you have chosen the video driver. You may need to scroll down.Restart the computer.

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