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Computer help I have a computer which has just been formatted because it had viruses on it, once it was formatted the screen has changed automatically, the screen resolution has changed to 640 840 pixels and it needs to be higher. It will not let me change this. Thanks

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  • Holly18 Jun 30, 2008

    The make and the model of my pc is Hp pavilion 423, that's all i know that what it says on my tower



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Initially what I suspect is that the appropriate driver(s) for your video card/chipset was not installed.

Could you pls post back with the make & model of your PC (and/or your video card/chipset) and Operating System?

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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    Louie Role Jul 01, 2008

    Hi again,

    If your Operating Systems is Windows XP, then your video driver would be sp26286.exe.

    Incidentally, all the other drivers for the XP version of the HP Pavilion 423 Desktop PC maybe found here.




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I have a kingston 8 gb usb .i plugged it into my friends pc ,his pc was full of viruses .now the problem is that i cannot format my usb plus whenever i plug it into my pc ,it gets hang .pl tell me how to...

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