Helping people with computers... one answer at a time.
Read the article that everyone's commenting on.
how can i change my screen resolution from 600 x 800
ive followed the troubleshooting, and your advice on how to fix this problem, but when im in the device manager. i have no node labeled display drivers... if you have any insight, plz email me at email@example.com
Exactly the same problem! No display drivers mentioned either. Im stuck with that awful 640x480 rubbish too. Ive even managed to get the drivers to change it (from Dell) but cant work out how to install them with no mention of the monitor in the device manager! The "properties" button is greyed out in the control panel access to my monitor also. Arrrghhh! Help!
Oops! My mail addy is firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone knows what to do here..... pleeezz! :(
Right click on the desktop and click onto properties.
Click onto the settings tab anbd move the slider to what you want.
Nah mate, its a bit more difficult than that. I got it sorted myself after a bit of messing with it. Go into your device manager and scroll down to video adapter click,then click properties on the tab above - more than likely it will say theres no driver installed for this device. Click the reinstall drivers and from here select where you want it to look. I put in my Dell cd at this point, and after a few seconds it installed what I needed. Once done, go back to the main display settings for your monitor and youll find that little slider now moves.Woohoo! Goodbye to that awful 640 rubbish, hello my full beautiful screen!
what dell cd did you use to install ?
Hello Leo, I am having this problem, but unfortunately I have the correct drivers installedc and everything. I had the resolution at 1280/760 or whatever, rebooted, and then it was in 640x480. I can still change the color depth, but the slider for resolution won't move. I tried changing resolution in regedit but that won't work either. I even removed the adapter and monitor from the hardware profile and put them back, but to no avail. Is this indicative of a hardware failure in the video card or something?
i have just finished reformatting my computer and i can't change the resolution in my display. it keeps telling me that the monitor is on default. help its driving me mad.
Hi all. I had this problem and this is how I solved it. I went to my computer-properties & device manager. There was a little YELLOW question mark that said "other devices" I opened that up and there was a something that said video drivers I think. I added the drivers and it works now. Check it out.
To post a comment on "Why is 640x480 my only resolution option?", please return
to that article's main page.
Question? Ask Leo!
The Tip Jar: Buy Leo a Latte!
By Date |
Business Card |
Advertisements do not imply my endorsement of any product or service.
Copyright © 2003-2013 Puget Sound Software, LLC and Leo A. Notenboom
Ask Leo! is a registered trademark ® of Puget Sound Software, LLC
Terms, Conditions & Privacy
Product Reviews, Recommendations and Affiliate Links Disclosure