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Screen Resolution Too Big

I got a Dell Latitude D400 from my uncle. I reinstalled windows and wiped its memory. But now I can't make the screen smaller. All of the windows are really big, and I can't see parts of windows, I have to drag them to the side to even close them. I tried going into Control Panel> Appearances and Themes, as well as Display options and neither will change the screen resolution to anything smaller. Is there anything else I can try?

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You need to reinstall your video driver found here

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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    thanks, im working with Dell,thats why..

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You most likely need to install the video drivers for it.
try this:
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/devices.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&SystemID=LAT_PNT_PM_D400&os=WW1&osl=EN

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Will you try to right click on your screen then go to properties, click display "settings", and drag your resolution to the highest value

good luck

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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    marlon john madrid Jul 27, 2008

    or just go to device manager then try to reinstall the drivers of your video card.

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    marlon john madrid Jul 27, 2008

    use the one Clark_Styx posted, great find buddy

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