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My screen resolution set itself to 640 x 480 with 4 bit color and it won't go back.

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You need to reinstall the drivers. Go to the Dell site, enter your code, download video drivers. That should fix you up. If not get back to me.
XP doesn't have most drivers.
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Tap the arrow key that has a picture of an open sun to make the laptop screen brighter.

The laptop will automatically save the adjustments after you release the "Fn" key.


Tap the arrow key that has a picture of a filled-in sun to make the laptop screen darker.

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Click the "Start" menu. Click "Settings" and "Control Panel."


Choose "Display" and "Settings" in Windows 98, ME or XP. In Windows Vista, click "Appearance" and "Adjust Screen Resolution."


Click on the resolution bar and slide it to the right to lower the screen's resolution and to the left to raise the screen's resolution.


The optimum screen resolution usually depends on the size of the laptop screen.


The recommended resolution for a 15-inch screen is 1024 x 768, 17- to 19-inch screen is 1280 x 1024, and 20-inch screens is 1600 x 1200.


However, you can adjust the resolution to your personal preference.


Click ""Apply to see how the resolution looks on the laptop's monitor.


Click "OK" to save the resolution settings.


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Click the "Start" menu. Click "Settings" and "Control Panel."

Choose "Display" and "Settings" in Windows 98, ME or XP.


In Windows Vista, click "Appearance" and "Adjust Screen Resolution."

Click "Colors." Choose 32-bit for a high color-pixel ratio that will make the colors brighter and bring out image details.


Choose 24-bit for a medium color-pixel ratio if the screen is too bright or if images are somewhat distorted.


Some older laptops have a 16-bit color setting, but this setting is no longer recommended as it will distort images and text.


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In the Display Properties window left-click on the Settings tab.
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Move the Slider to the left to Decrease the resolution.
To the right to Increase the resolution.

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Put your mouse cursor on it, press the left mouse button down, and hold it down.
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It should state - Highest (32 bit)
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After you set the Screen resolution and/or the Color quality, be SURE to go below, and click on Apply.

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