calling on the collective wisdom of teh SDMB.
My laptop - a low spec compaq presario c700 is stuck on a horribly low screen resolution of 600by480. Moreover the screen image appears on the screen 6 times.
I have the latest video adater driver installed but this hasn’t fixed the problem.
I have installed the appropriate generic monitor driver for a 1360by768 display.
Attempts to change teh screen resolution only give me the one option:-600by480.
I can plug a secondary monitor in and it works fine and gives all the usual options for altering the display. This leads me to suspect that neither the graphics adapter nor the driver is teh problem.
On the other hand the screen is actually displaying all of the pixels it ought to. There doesn’t appear to be anything obviously wrong with it.
Somewhere along the line the system is not recognising the capabilities of my display which seems really odd.
This problem did not appear instantaneously. I usually sleep my computer and it has been showing the wrong resolution when starting up but restored to the proper configuration once windows booted.
The other day i (foolishly?) shut down completely. The bizarre display appeared permanently from that time forward.
(a) be playing around with drivers to find something that works
(b) get some assistance to tinker with something in the registry
© check something in the bios settings
(d) prepare myself to shell out some dollars for new hardware