Solved Hi i cant change the resolution on my notebook

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July 5, 2013 at 12:14:25
Specs: Windows 64, 2 GHz / 3583 MB
Hi i`ve fitted a new hard drive to this notebook and downloaded windows 7 ultimate but i cant
get the resolution to change the notebook is a msi u180 can you please help me.

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#1
July 5, 2013 at 12:34:05
You should be able to right click the desktop and select Screen Properties.

If you are wishing to add a background and it is Windows 7 starter then it cannot be done without a third party program. I can recommend one if necessary.

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#2
July 5, 2013 at 23:23:42
Hi Derek many thanks for your reply your saying right click the screen and select properties,I`m sorry but i cant seem to find screon properties.yours thankfully brian.

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#3
July 6, 2013 at 05:29:49
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Try this:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/...

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#4
July 6, 2013 at 09:30:53
Hi Derek that url you gave me just shown me how to basically set the resolution my problem is it is not giving me a choice of a different resolution as if I`m a driver down or my gpu is defective I`ve been into the MSi webpage and unloaded all the drivers bar one its called msi intel extreme tuning utility and its coming back error 0x80070643 this is whats bugging me thanks for your patience mate but this one is weird cheers Brian

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#5
July 6, 2013 at 09:51:29
Yes, sure is weird. Is it showing just one resolution or none at all?

If it's showing one setting, is it 1024 x 600?

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#6
July 6, 2013 at 10:19:30
Hi Derek yes it is only showing the one resolution 800x600 and its doing my head in I`m seriously thinking the gpu is on the way out. What do you think. yours Brian.

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#7
July 6, 2013 at 10:21:15
Brian,

What you said is difficult to interpret. You apparently said
that you downloaded all of the available MSI drivers except
for one, and it -- MSI Intel Extreme Tuning Utility -- is giving
error 0x80070643. Obviously I have misinterpreted what
you meant. You can't get an error from a driver you didn't
even download. What did you mean?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#8
July 6, 2013 at 10:38:25
Hi Jeff I went on the msi webpage opened an account so everything was above board
they scanned my system and told me what drivers I was short great I thought just download these and we are racing they let me download every driver bar the MSi intel extreme tuning utility it started to download and 1/2 way through it came up with the error message 0x80070643 I`ve tried to google for an answer but nothing that's why I`m thinking it could be a motherboard fault like a faulty gpu what do you think heres hoping Brian.

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#9
July 6, 2013 at 13:46:47
Did you get the error error message 0x80070643 during "MSi intel extreme tuning utility" download or when it was actually installing? If you are not sure then download the file and Save it rather than running it. That will tell you whether the downloading part itself is OK. You should then be able to install it from the file - if it fails then the error must be coming up during install.

I have to say it seems like a display driver issue and I sense you felt the same initially. Was the display driver one of the ones that downloaded and installed OK?

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#10
July 7, 2013 at 00:50:39
Hi Derek I`m going to try and add a screen capture but there is 4 of them (different stages)I don't really know how to do this I will put them in a zip file and hopefully I can send it. If I was sending it to an email I wouldn't have any problem but on the site I`ve
not tried it yet so here goes, I`m back sorry Derek it was a bit to complicated for me are you on facebook I could in mail you if not I will have to compose a letter and copy & paste it on the site sorry about this I`m really upset. Let me have a think I`ll try and come up with something. Yours thankfully Brian.

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#11
July 7, 2013 at 10:46:23
Sorry, I missed a bit out of my #9, so have another look at it and give me your comments. Check to see if display driver was one of your downloads too because that seems the one you most likely need.

I'm not on Facebook and try to keep on the forum (like most others here) unless I need to send a system file or something.

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#12
July 7, 2013 at 12:53:24
Hi Derek well I`m lost here if I could send them pictures you would get a better idea trying to send the screen capture from here is mind boggling. Why don't they have an email address it would make it a lot simpler ( for me haha ) anyway Derek thanks ever so much for taking the effort I really appreciate it. I`m going to try that last suggestion
you said if that doesn't work I`ll start right from the beginning format the HD and download windows afresh if I still hit that problem its back to the drawing board I`m afraid. And if Jeff is reading this I would like to thank you also for helping me its nice to know their are friends out there willing to have a go. Yours thankfully Brian.

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#13
July 7, 2013 at 15:10:57
OK - pop back if you wish, all the respondees are alerted if you do.

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#14
July 8, 2013 at 00:06:26
Hi Derek can you teach me how to send a screen capture please I just cant get my head round it much obliged Brian.

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#15
July 8, 2013 at 09:51:35
I'm not the best one for screen captures as I have never used the facility.

However, this appears to be the procedure:

Get the picture that you want to capture on your screen first.

Go to the thread then hit reply use the "Add a Screen Capture" icon, then the highlighted words "Begin Process". After a short while you might get a Security Warning. It is safe to tick the "I accept the risk....box" and then hit the Run button. You might then get a "Do you want to run..." box - if so hit that Run button too.

If you then minimise the Computing.Net screen you should be able to follow the "How to record" info. In step 1 you pull the edges of the box to fit what you want to capture. I think the rest is self explanatory, red button underneath box and a green "Done" button which pops up later. Final step is to hit the Upload button on the screen that shows your capture.

If you restore (maximise) your view of the thread again it should then be showing - use Submit Changes button if necessary.

Sorry, it takes a lot of words to explain quite simple things with computers (not helped this end by the sudden death of a close friend, which doesn't make for the best of thinking).

Don't worry if you goof it a bit - just keep trying.

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#16
July 8, 2013 at 11:05:46
Hi Derek first of all I`m sorry to hear about your friend. I`m glad to see you got back to me and I`m very grateful even your explanation seems difficult I will keep trying and hope I can master it if I do I`m going to send you the data off the notebook and hope you can recognise if the drivers have gone in to the notebook here`s hoping. thanks again Brian.

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#17
July 11, 2013 at 03:11:54
Hi Derek a friend of mine brought his 10" netbook round to compare resolution it seems they only go up to 800x600 so there is nothing wrong with it all that fuss for nothing haha. Thanks for all your help Brian. Much appreciated.

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#18
July 11, 2013 at 13:36:43
Strange, I thought I found that the native resolution for that model should be 1024 x 600 so maybe I looked at the wrong one.

Don't worry about the fuss (as you put it). Sometimes folk here have written stacks of stuff having done a lot of research and the poster has never even popped back to say what happened. So thanks for letting us know.

We would normally suggest you select a Best Answer which would mark this post as Solved. Seems that doesn't really apply.

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#19
July 11, 2013 at 21:44:45
Even the ancient laptop I'm using at the moment (Made in 1997,
running Windows 98 SE with IE 5.5) has a screen resolution higher
than 800 x 600, though it loses color resolution at the higher pixel
res of 1924 x 768.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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