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Windows 7: Dell Dimension 2400 - Resolution Problems


16 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Dell Dimension 2400 - Resolution Problems

Hello,

I am installing Windows 7 on my parents computer. I just did a fresh install (not an upgrade) and ran into a problem.

I downloaded the drivers from the Dell website, and figured it would solve my problem of not being able to change the resolution. It didn't.

Now I am stuck. Is this computer just not able to handle Windows 7? Any help is greatly appreciated! I'm about to pull my hair out!


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16 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Update: I was able to change the resolution by going to:

Control Panel > Appearance and Personalization > Display > Screen Resolution > Advanced Settings > List All Modes > 1024 by 768, 256 colors, Default Refresh

It was originally set to 640 by 480, High Color (16 bit), Default Refresh.

Now, the colors are terrible! I can barely read anything. Any suggestions on what driver I am missing?
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17 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Dell Dell Dell. Following their site prompts for windows compatible systems seems to lead to" don't own a computer on this list? click here to shop for a new Dell. So what I would suggest is to go to device manager>display adapter>properties>details tab>drop down menu>hardware id. snip and post the code. Then we can see if torrentg can find you a modded driver for your onboard graphics It's intel so???. Another suggestion is to purchase a new addon graphics card. http://support.dell.com/support/topi...F&docid=364766
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17 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Hey thefabe -

Here are the hardware ids.

Quote:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2562&SUBSYS_0160101&REV_01
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2562&SUBSYS_01601028
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2562&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2562&CC_0300
Thanks for your reply!
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18 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Seeking help for you.
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18 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Looks like you have an 845GV chipset with Intel Integrated Graphics...

Going to try and find the driver for you
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18 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

They only have it for XP so were going to take a long shot here...

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator Driver for Windows* XP (exe)

Run the driver installer in Windows XP Service Pack 2 compatibility mode (see here for how to use compatibility mode)...like I said it is a long shot but this driver is the best you are going to get for your video hardware
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18 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

You may be out of luck unless you upgrade your graphics. I've tried installing 7 on older Dells and the graphics would be messed up no matter what.
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18 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KazeNoKoe23 View Post
You may be out of luck unless you upgrade your graphics. I've tried installing 7 on older Dells and the graphics would be messed up no matter what.
We are playing a game with the devil here...I am wishing him the best of luck that-that driver installs on 7 and works
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18 Nov 2009   #10

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Looks like you have an 845GV chipset with Intel Integrated Graphics...

Going to try and find the driver for you
Z;

I have a Dell D505 laptop with the 855 chipset. I do not remember where I found it, but I am using a Vista chipset driver package for 852 - 911 chipsets but nothing as old as 845.

A short time ago, I found a suggestion that the onboard video memory could be increased to 8MB in the BIOS on some Dell systems. I looked at the 2400 User manual but could not detirmine if that setting was there. Would be worth a look?

Cheers!
Robert
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