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Windows 7: A problem with fresh install and screen resolution


10 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
A problem with fresh install and screen resolution

Hi everyone,

I recently did a fresh install with windows 7, and have encountered a problem with screen resolution. Before, the resolution was 1024 x 786 but was very clear.

However, upon reinstalling the resolution is set to 1024 x 786 but is blurry.I'm using a compaq presario v5000, and have tried to install a new driver for the standard vga adapter but so far have had no luck.

I'm not very clued in with this aspect of computers, so I may have missed out on something very basic.Any help is appreciated.

Thanks

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10 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Your system spec's would be helpful, and Welcome to SevenForums

Video card drivers, monitor drivers are two possibilities with more info we may be able to help
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10 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hi Bowtie, thank you for the welcome.

My specs are as follows:

Processor: AMD Turion 64 mobile technology ML-34 1.80 ghz

1 GB of RAM

32 Bit os

If you need more could you describe how to get them as going into properties of computer is the only method I know of.

Something I have noticed is that the windows experience rating is at 1.0, I'm almost sure it was higher than that before reinstalling.Also to correct my original post, my first resolution was not as mentioned but full hd.
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10 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I need to know what video card and what monitor you have without this type of info i'm in a guessing game. Have you ever installed video drivers before because it's not for the faint hearted
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10 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

nope i have not, but am a computer science student so i can understand instructions but am not in the know about this sort of stuff,first time to learn everything i guess!how can i find out what video card and monitor i have?
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10 Sep 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Looking here it is one of 3 to choose from,

Software & Driver Downloads Compaq Presario V5000 CTO Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

ATI Xpress 200, Nvidia Go 7200/7300/7400, or Intel 945GM. There is also 22 variations of the V5000,

Compaq Presario V5000 Notebook PC series*-* Download drivers and software - specify product name - HP Business Support Center

most of which have the ATI in it.

Quote:
Have you ever installed video drivers before because it's not for the faint hearted
Since when? What's so difficult about it? You download the file, run the exe and the driver installs. Most problems when installing any driver come down to 3 things,

1. Wrong driver to begin with.

2. System or configuration problem that won't allow the driver to install

3. User error.
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10 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hi stormy, thanks for the help..I had already tried to install the driver you linked, and after running it successfully im still only given one choice for my display settings, which is the standard vga adapter..
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10 Sep 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What is the full model of your laptop?

Also which of the 4 did you install?
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10 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

it is a compaq presario v5000 ew848ea#abu, and I installed the ATI driver.
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10 Sep 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The problem you are up against is that you are running an out dated video card in the laptop that doesn't have (and never will) a Windows 7 driver (this is the #2 I mentioned above coming into play). That Vista driver from HP/Compaq should work but may require being installed using compatibility mode,

Compatibility Mode

Look in Programs and features and if the ATI driver is listed, uninstall it first before trying the above, then install it again using compatibility mode; also right click and select "run as administrator".
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