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I restored my vostro 1500 from scratch and installed new windows xp software. the screen appears to be in widescreen. Even when its rebooting. I tried messing around with the screen settings but no solution. I need help. Please !

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  • jeff_rey91 Sep 09, 2010

    Thank you very much this helps a lot. But I dont know which driver to download. Do you suggest one that will help fix my screen problem?

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The problem could be the video driver was not installed or the wrong video driver was installed.
You can download the drivers from Dell WEB site, the support download page. Make sure you select your model desktop or laptop, better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on the bottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Tag label is missing then go into the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages, the Service Tag number will be displayed). This will open the page where the specific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you select the Windows XP or Vista version of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click on this link to download the drivers: -
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

  • Chris Hingee
    Chris Hingee Sep 09, 2010

    I don't know the correct video driver, but if you use the Service Tag number you will get all the correct drivers for your model Dell.

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