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Windows 7: Having problems with Display (driver/adapter?)

28 Oct 2010   #1
wendaloo09

Windows 7 home premium
 
 
Having problems with Display (driver/adapter?)

One day when I started my computer (Dell Laptop) my display is stretched out and fuzzy. When I try to change the resolution it gives me an option for 1024 x 768 only, when I know that it had higher resolution previously. One time a restarted it and it was back to normal, however it has been a couple weeks now and it hasn't returned. I'm assuming it has something to do with this:




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28 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

The first thing to check is the device manager. Type device manager, in search.
In device manager look for any yellow warning markers.
Check your graphics driver. Update if necessary.

EDIT
Just looked at the attachment, just as I thought. The yellow marker is there. Go to the website of the grapics card and update the driver. Its easy and you will be up and running.
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28 Oct 2010   #3
wendaloo09

Windows 7 home premium
 
 

It kept saying I had the most udpated version, so I uninstalled the driver.. now having a problem figuring out what driver to download. I'm not very computer savvy.. please help
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28 Oct 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Wendaloo
Of course I will help you.

How to Find Drivers
search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- visit the web site of the manufacturer of the hardware/program to get the latest drivers (DON'T use Windows Update or the Update driver function of Device Manager).
- if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone - will help you search Google for the name of the driver
- compare the Google results with what's installed on your system to figure out which device/program it belongs to
- - if there are difficulties in locating them, post back with questions and someone will try and help you locate the appropriate program.
- The most common drivers are listed on this page: http://www.carrona.org/dvrref.html
- - Driver manufacturer links are on this page: http://www.carrona.org/drvrdown.html
To remove any left over driver remnants, especially from graphics cards, use driver sweeper
www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/
You can also locate information about your driver using this information
Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices

Let me know if you are still having trouble, if so I will try to extend further help.
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29 Oct 2010   #5
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

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29 Oct 2010   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

What is the model number of your Dell Laptop?
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