Solved Having problems with screen resolution

September 16, 2012 at 15:10:26
Specs: Windows 7, 2.0 GB
I have a Dell Dimension 3000 and it has a Standard VGA Display Adapter. I am running windows 7 and my resolution is set to 640x480 high color (16 bit). If I leave my resolution at 640x480 my windows are too large for the screen. I have tried to set to other resolutions but my window graphics are fuzzy and when I set the cursor on my tray icons I get black boxes. Do I need to get a new graphics/video card. I have contacted the manufacturer, Creative Technology, but they do not have an upgrade driver for my display adapter. Any suggestions?

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September 16, 2012 at 17:08:43
See if this works:

- download the XP driver found HERE
- right click on the .EXE file, then click Properties
- click the Compatibility tab, check the box next to 'Run this program in compatilbility mode for" & select Windows XP SP3
- check the box next to 'Run this program as an Administrator'
- click OK



#1
September 16, 2012 at 15:27:49
You likely only need the correct video driver, which (assuming the display is what came with the machine) should be available here (under the "Video" tab):

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers...

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#2
September 16, 2012 at 15:28:16
You need to install the driver for the adaptor. All you have at the moment is the basic VGA Driver tat comes with Windows.

Stuart


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September 16, 2012 at 16:28:29
Intel Extreme Graphics aren't supported under Windows 7. You may be able to install the WinXP driver for basic functionality, but don't expect good performance.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...

If you can't get it to work, you'll have to install a PCI graphics card for proper display support.

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September 16, 2012 at 17:08:43
✔ Best Answer
See if this works:

- download the XP driver found HERE
- right click on the .EXE file, then click Properties
- click the Compatibility tab, check the box next to 'Run this program in compatilbility mode for" & select Windows XP SP3
- check the box next to 'Run this program as an Administrator'
- click OK


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