can not move my screen resolution from 680 to 400

June 19, 2012 at 11:19:32
Specs: Windows XP
i done everything it said and i still can not move it

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June 19, 2012 at 11:32:47
Did it tell you you to reinstall the video drivers?


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June 19, 2012 at 11:47:07
Generally it is a video card issue. Either with the drivers or maybe some settings.

Guess you could be in safe mode or something like that.

Easy test would be to try a restore point to a time when it worked.

Hang up and live.

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June 19, 2012 at 13:01:59
When you have loaded Windows normally, RIGHT click on a blank part of the main desktop screen, select Properties, then Settings

What does it say there ?

What monitor on what video specific video adapter ?

If NO specific video adapter is named, you must install the specific drivers for your video adapter.

NOTE that if your computer is a laptop or netbook, the monitor drivers are probably embedded in the video drivers you get from the maker's web site for your specific model.

If you have a desktop computer, if a specific video adapter IS named, if it says Default or unknown monitor or similar, you must use at least Plug-n-Play monitor drivers in order to be able to have more than minimal resolutions to choose from.

See response 9 here:

Scroll down to...
"When you get to the desktop screen , RIGHT click on blank part of the main Desktop...

If the drivers for a specific video adapter HAVE been installed, you CAN change the resolution when you load Windows into Safe mode, but you can't change the monitor drivers Windows uses in that mode.

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June 19, 2012 at 18:49:44
640 x 480 is about the lowest resolution for newer vga monitor and cards,

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