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Re:XP Screen resolution settings

Both HD are IDE. I have already change the one which was not booting for another from my dell WinMe. XP was updated successfully but Screen resolution problems. 640 x 480 color lowest (4bit).
Where and how do I get device drivers from to solve this problem?

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  • odai Apr 07, 2008

    I cannot get to the internet...Network connections does not have the LAN icon..I tried creating a new connection but nothing is happening....stuck again!

  • odai Apr 08, 2008

    Another thing...After installing XP, I am noticing that all the previous program from WinMe is still on the drive. Somethinf must be wrong because that should not be. I know that I have xp because the bootup procuss is showing Windows xp.

    Help me out?

  • odai Apr 12, 2008

    Thats because I never got any response from my last posting on 08 Apr and problem has not been solve as yet. may have to go to a repair shop.

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  • Ekse Apr 12, 2008

    if you installed xp over me, you will see me and xp in the boot menu.

  • Ekse Apr 12, 2008

    im disapointed by the rateing why thanks for trying?

  • Ekse Apr 12, 2008

    oh you need the video drivers.
    did you find them from the ibm site i gave you earlyer?

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