My screen resolution bar won't slide

May 23, 2014 at 17:09:05
Specs: Windows XP, 128
my screen resolution bar wont slide. I want to make my font smaller on the desktop. I am trying to load an ISP but I can;t get to accept the terms because it is too big. I can't scroll down past a certain spot.

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#1
May 24, 2014 at 00:50:23
Are you using a laptop or desktop? In your system description is simply says Windows XP,128. Is 128 the amount of ram your system has? Please provide a full detailed description of your system and let us know whether you have installed graphics drivers.

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#2
May 24, 2014 at 01:04:39
One reason could be you don't have the video drivers installed and it's locked into the default resolution. On the display properties page what video adapter does it show?

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#3
May 26, 2014 at 09:24:25
It's a desktop.Where do I get free driver to fix this problem. I've also been told that the system doesn't recognize the monitor. Please help.

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#4
May 27, 2014 at 00:02:02
If you need drivers they would be on the support page for your motherboard or system.

As I asked above, what does it say about the adapter on the display properties page--the page where the resolution bar is that doesn't work? What does it say under 'display' on that page?


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#5
May 28, 2014 at 07:08:51
Everything is greyed out. Cannot click on anything.

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#6
May 28, 2014 at 12:01:11
I'd start with downloading and installing the video drivers. If it's on-board video the drivers would be on the support page for your motherboard or system. If you're using an add-on card the drivers will be on the chipset manufacturer's site--usually ATI/AMD or Nvidia.

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#7
May 29, 2014 at 15:44:52
"I can't scroll down past a certain spot"

Maybe I've missed the point but you have to scroll up to a higher resolution to make the text (and everything else) smaller.

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#8
May 30, 2014 at 07:38:34
I've downloaded the drivers I need but now machine won't let me install them. Man, what's going on?

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#9
May 30, 2014 at 10:37:24
What happens when you try?

Presumably the resolution slider won't move in any direction?

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#10
June 1, 2014 at 14:41:54
Yep, resolution bar won't go anywhere.

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#11
June 1, 2014 at 15:22:27
Are you certain they are the right drivers and for XP?

What exactly happens when you try to install them?

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#12
June 1, 2014 at 17:27:01
It might help if you posted back some information on your system. If it's a system like Dell or HP, what's he model number? If it's a generic system what's the motherboard model, or the video card if it's separate? And post a link to the download page. That way we can verify you're getting the right drivers.

You say that everything is greyed out concerning the display properties and you can't click on anything. But does it give any non-clickable information about the adapter? Check in device manager too.


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#13
June 2, 2014 at 07:49:25
The device manager originally had a question mark. I downloaded the driver & the question mark is gone. Why isn't the machine recognizing the driver? My machine is a DEll Celeron.

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#14
June 2, 2014 at 10:39:07
"My machine is a DEll Celeron"

Celeron is a processor, not a computer. We need to know the exact model & model number of your Dell. Is it a Dimension, Inspiron, Optiplex, etc? It should be somewhere on the tower. Possibly on the front or a tag/label on the back. For example, here's a Dimension 3100:

http://www.ituk.biz/ituk/wp-content...

Once you find out which model you have, you can find, download & install the proper graphics driver.

Also, you were asked about the "128" you put in your specs. If that's the amount of memory you have, XP is going to run like crap. It needs at least 512MB to preform adequately, 1GB+ to run decently.

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