Lowering resolution back to 640x480

February 23, 2009 at 19:37:35
Specs: Windows XP, NA

I need to set my resolution back to 640x480 in order to make a program take up the whole screen (can't be done any other way). Problem it doesn't let me go below 800x600.

The only way I can access this machine is through RDP (Remote Desktop). I've tried disabling the graphics card, changing the monitors driver to "Standard VGA 640X480" but nothing has worked.

I also tried running a problem called MultiRes but that gave me an error when I tried to change the resolution to any size at all.

Any help greatly appreciated


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February 23, 2009 at 19:46:56
Try going through: "Control Panel"->"Display Properties"->"Advanced"->"Adapter"->"List All Modes"

640x480xwhatever should be in the list...

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February 24, 2009 at 11:41:26
That advanced button is grayed-out - any idea why?

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February 24, 2009 at 12:34:33
Because you have the adapter set to standard VGA. You need to reset it to the actual adapter. If you don't have drivers installed then that is necessary.

Why do you need to have 640x480? Should not be a requirement. What program requires that?

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February 24, 2009 at 13:52:43
The program doesn't require it, just to have it full screen it needs that resolution.

Not sure what the hell has changed, but booted the machine up today and all of a sudden it allowed me to change it - I never changed anything...

Weird, but it's working so no complaints


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