Can't change screen resolution

September 3, 2006 at 08:40:42
Specs: winxp sp2, 1.77 Ghz./ 128 MB

Hi All!

I'm facing a problem changing the screen resolution from 800 X 600 to 1024 X 768.

I recently Upgraded from win98se to win xp sp2.

The 1024 X 768 resolution was working fine at win 98se, but since I upgraded to XP it can't change to 1024 X 768.

I have a 14" inch coloured monitor.

Whenever I try to change the display setting it says Out of memory & the screen goes totally black & after 20 secs it goes back to 800 X 600. Don't know what to do.

I've run out of all ideas.

A liitle help will be highly appreciated

Regards,


Naman Jandial


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#1
September 3, 2006 at 08:43:53

If Windows XP does not recognize your video card & driver, or if your driver is digitally unsigned, it install VGA mode by default.

i_XpUser


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#2
September 3, 2006 at 10:11:28

Determine the make/model of your video adapter and download a driver. You can use the free Everest Home program to find out your video adapter.

Do yourself a favor BACKUP!


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#3
September 3, 2006 at 14:46:50

if that does not solve it, what graphics card do you have. Does reducing the Refesh rate help?, does reducing the colour quality setting help?

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#4
September 3, 2006 at 16:25:08

I'm just wondering if you shouldn't get more ram, 128 is quite minimal and 256 will run better and 512 will be quite comfortable for XP.

Hopefully my advice will help you...Please post back with your results....thanks


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#5
September 3, 2006 at 20:34:26

Hi!
Thanks for all your help

I tried upgrading the ram from 128MB to 256MB but it odes not accepts either the computer is restarting every time I try to log in the windows, but when I remove one ram stick then only I could log in. I don't what's the problem.

Please help

Regards

Naman Jandial


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#6
September 3, 2006 at 20:57:50

sounds like you have the wrong type of ram. Go to crucial.com and see what is compatable with your PC

Hopefully my advice will help you...Please post back with your results....thanks


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#7
September 4, 2006 at 10:12:51

It seems that some RAM sticks are not compatible with each other. I've never seen a solution for this problem.

Do yourself a favor BACKUP!


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#8
September 7, 2006 at 07:19:13

Problem Fixed!

I Reduced the MOnitor's Refresh Rate.

Monitor's refresh rate was set to 85Htz. I reduced it to 60Htz.

Thanks a lot for your help.

Now I'll try fixing the ram problem too.

Regards,

Naman Jandial


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