LAPTOP screen displays only 75%

Toshiba /205cds
April 25, 2006 at 20:34:00
Specs: Win98se, 100/16/788mb HDD
I'm back with another problem with my Toshiba Satellite 205cds Laptop not filling the full screen.

The actual screen dimensions are 6.75 x 9
The desktop size is 5.5 x 7.25
I can't get the desktop size to be 6.75 x 9

I am unable to move the resolution slider beyond 640x480

I believe the laptop originaly came with Win95, would it help if I installed Win95

All drivers are the latest for this model.
I've tried Toshiba's website but it's no help.
I've also tried changing the resolution in Safe Mode but no luck.



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#1
April 26, 2006 at 08:28:15
Hi, The video drivers may not be installed. Win95/98/Me/XP etc. may or may not have the correct driver. Go to the Maker's site and download the correct video driver. If you can't find it try driversguide.com.
Good Luck, Jim

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#2
April 26, 2006 at 09:26:59
I've tried every driver available but it still won't go to full screen.
There is about a 1" blank border around the Win98 desktop and the edge of the viewable screen

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#3
April 26, 2006 at 13:34:03
This is because many laptop screens are setup so they only display fully at 1024:768. When your display is set smaller (640:480) it boxes the display. You have to somehow get your resolution bigger.

Try this: Goto your device manager (control panel > system). Find the monitor driver (not display, the monitor). Double click on the monitor, navigate to the "driver" tab, and click "update driver". Click install a specific driver/specific location. Make sure it shows ALL hardware. In the "manufacturer" tab, select "standard monitor types", and in the "model type" select "Super VGA 1024:768". Install that driver, reboot if necessary. It is a generic driver, but it should let you change your display from 640:480 to 1024:768 and use all your display.


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#4
April 26, 2006 at 17:32:21
Hey mjohn911, it worked.

Thanks a bunch,
Bayawan


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#5
April 26, 2006 at 20:41:43
Glad to be of service!

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