My screen is smaller than my laptop LCD!

March 9, 2010 at 05:01:07
Specs: Windows XP
hi i have a Compaq 110c 1010SD mini laptop,
and one day I turned it off and back on and my screen was like 2/3 of my lcd with black around it
I cant change LCD settings in the BIOS and i installed new drivers and bios everything. How can i fix this?

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#1
March 9, 2010 at 06:37:48
... right click an empty space on your desktop then click "properties" then click settings (tab)

... under "screen resolution" there should be a "slider" for you to place the cursor onto, left click and hold down moving the silder to the right should adjust the screen for you!

... if no slider option download and install the Graphics - Driver(s) << click!

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#2
March 10, 2010 at 00:24:09
I already have the new drivers. It doesn't work

http://i48.tinypic.com/2hromq0.jpg
this is how my screen looks like, i painted it because printscreen doesnt view the whole screen.


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#3
March 10, 2010 at 04:24:35
... what do you have here > click me?


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#4
March 10, 2010 at 07:10:49
600x480 if i change it it changes back:S 16 bit too

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#5
March 10, 2010 at 07:36:10
"....i installed new drivers and bios everything."

Neither of those things make any logical sense.

Drivers don't normally get corrupted unless the hard drive is failing.

Flashing the bios IS NOT A CURE-ALL ! !
It's the riskiest thing you can do with a computer ! The bios can only be flashed a small number of times - the flash chip can even fail physically the FIRST time you try to flash. If the flash chip fails physically, your computer will never boot again with that bios chip ! If the bios chip is not removable, it's usually cheaper to replace the mboard that it to have an expert replace the bios chip !

Bios versions do not suddenly get corrupted!
If everything was fine with the same hardware with the same bios version previously, flashing the bios WILL NOT CURE YOUR PROBLEM !!

If you flashed with a different bios version, you should ALWAYS go into the bios after you have flashed the bios, and load Bios Defaults, save settings, because flashing the bios usually does NOT reload the contents of the Cmos part of the bios, and your bios may not work properly if the Cmos contents do not match the bios version.
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RIGHT click on a blank part of the main desktop screen - Properties - Settings

What does it show you in the box under Display ?

E.g. mine says

Plug and Play Monitor on All-in-Wonder HD

If it says Default Monitor on (NOT the proper display adapter)
or
Unknown monitor on (NOT the proper display adapter) or similar

then you didn't install the display drivers correctly.

If it says Default Monitor on (the proper display adapter)
or
Unknown monitor on (the proper display adapter) or similar

click on the Advanced button lower right

Monitor - Properties - Driver - Update Driver
No, not at this time, Next
Install from a list..., Next
Don't search, I will choose..., Next
- if Plug and Play Monitor is listed, click on it to highlight it, Next
(- if Plug and Play Monitor is NOT listed, click on the checkmark beside Show compatible hardware to remove it, Standard Monitor types - select Plug and Play Monitor, Next)
Finish
Close
OK
OK
........

If the display resolution, or the number of colors, is not right, you can change it now.

RIGHT click on a blank part of the main desktop screen - Properties - Settings

Native resolution: 1,024 x 576
(WSVGA, 16:9 )
........

If you had the QBase graphic filling the screen before (it's the wallpaper - background graphic) , and now it's only in the center....

RIGHT click on a blank part of the main desktop screen - Properties - Desktop
The QBase graphic should be in the display there
Position - select stretch
OK


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#6
March 10, 2010 at 11:53:16
I would suggest reviewing the bios settings concerning video memory. Appears from what you describe the video memory [assuming shared with system memory] has defaulted to minimum.

Not enough memory means no hi res video settings.


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#7
March 11, 2010 at 00:57:14
THat is the problem, my bios settings are limited, i only can change the time and the boot sequence

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#8
March 11, 2010 at 07:01:26
Your bios settings have absolutely nothing to do with your problem.

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#9
March 11, 2010 at 08:59:12
If shared memory and only given 4-8megs of ram, you can not set to hi res even if the driver allows you to. Same can be true if you lost memory on a video card.

Are you disagreeing with this Tubesandwires?

No bios access to video settings certainly puts a crimp in addressing the issue that way.

That print screen is weird with the one and a half view. At 640x480 you should have a single screen with large icons. Have you tried a generic desktop background?

Can you provide print screens from display properties/settings? And one from display properties/Desktop?


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#10
March 11, 2010 at 11:42:22
"If shared memory and only given 4-8megs of ram, you can not set to hi res even if the driver allows you to. Same can be true if you lost memory on a video card.

Are you disagreeing with this Tubesandwires?"

Yes.
I have worked on lots of mboards that have onboard video where the amount of shared ram was set to the default - the minimum - and on those I have never encountered not being able to set at least two resolutions in Windows, if the proper video drivers were installed properly in Windows and the video drivers / Windows found at least a Plug and Play monitor.

It's many times more likely he can't set the resolution higher than 640 x 480 because the monitor type is set to unknown or Default. That can be because......
- he didn't install the video drivers and associated software properly
- the video drivers were working properly, but he updated the display drivers, and after he re-booted those drivers didn't find the monitor type properly - that sometimes happens when you install updated drivers.
- the video drivers were installed properly but are now corrupted, often because
- of not shutting Windows properly, for whatever reason
- the hard drive is starting to fail


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#11
March 11, 2010 at 15:49:13
Lets hope we get to see the requested print screens so we will know for sure.

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#12
March 12, 2010 at 00:47:40
here are the screenshots, hopefully are they helpful

http://i42.tinypic.com/1gpx1c.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/2ic8mmh.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/2iurq6b.jpg

http://i44.tinypic.com/153mdr5.jpg

http://i42.tinypic.com/zuh2s3.jpg

also, my ram memory of my laptop is 2 gig and speed is 1.6ghz and my screen is a standard laptop screen


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#13
March 12, 2010 at 07:19:02
What language is that ? Dutch ?
Can you read and understand English well ?

The last picture in response 12 -

According to specs I found for your model

Native resolution: 1,024 x 576
(WSVGA, 16:9 )

Try setting that to 1,024 x 576

Note that you must close each Window you opened to get to that screen properly, otherwise the setting won't "stick" .
E.g. click on OK or whatever at the bottom of each window.

If you can't set that......

I found this in the FAQs for your model.....

Software Installation Stops Because of the Screen Resolution Requirements
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

Scroll down to:
Returning the display resolution settings to the original values
.........

kleurkwaliteit

Digitaal LCD-scherm (800x 600)

Dutch............................English

kleurkwaliteit - color quality

Digitaal LCD scherm - Digital LCD baffle

Het digitale LCD scherm - Digital LCD screen

Digitaal - Digital

I'm guessing that it appears your Monitor type is set to your language equivalent of

Standard Monitor types - Digital Flat Panel (800x600)

Dutch support Compaq 110c 1010SD
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

I don't see an equivalent FAQ like
Software Installation Stops Because of the Screen Resolution Requirements

Handleidingen voor Compaq 110c-1010SD mini-pc
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

No Dutch Maintenance manual

Change language there to English - User Guide and two versions of the Maintenance manual

Maintenance and Service guide has info about the display - search for display specifications


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#14
March 12, 2010 at 11:24:20
Yep it looks like the monitor choice has locked in the resolution possible. Is there a 1,024 x 576 monitor choice?

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#15
March 12, 2010 at 14:43:46
yes im dutch but im very good at english, i will try the faq u linked to. But the computer geek that runs our school network hooked my laptop to a extern monitor and that just gave a black screen:S so i think my video chip on my motherboard is toasted or broken?

but ill try the FAQ for sure.

My computer also doesn't give normal view when i de-install all graphics drivers so i think it is a hardware problem.


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#16
March 12, 2010 at 20:34:37
"the computer geek that runs our school network hooked my laptop to a extern monitor and that just gave a black screen:S so i think my video chip on my motherboard is toasted or broken?"

It looks like there's nothing wrong with your video adapter.

See the User manual for your model. Some laptops have a key or a key combo that toggles built in monitor / external monitor / sometimes both.
You DO have two displays showing in Display Properties.
You can also RIGHT click on the disabled one to enable it, when the external monitor is connected.

"My computer also doesn't give normal view when i de-install all graphics drivers so i think it is a hardware problem."

No computer does without the proper video drivers. With laptops, sometimes the display is tiny when the drivers are not installed.
There's probably nothing wrong with your hardware.


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