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Windows 7: Dell Inspiron 8100 screen display problems

06 Jul 2009   #1
TikkiRo

 
 
Dell Inspiron 8100 screen display problems

I know from searches on here that this laptop is pretty much obsolete when it comes to finding drivers for some aspects of Win 7, but I've also found some who seem to have got it running well on it, so hoping this isn't maybe a driver problem but something else that maybe can be easily fixed.

Basically Win7 installed without any problems but is running in a box centred in the middle of the screen - I tried to improve it by changing up the screen res, but while that did bump it up a bit it's still well shy of the screen edges i.e. 1 inch of black all around it. Is this thus another driver issue do you reckon or does anyone know of any other way to increase the res, as I can't find anyone else with this particular problem in searches here or elsewhere (unless I'm not searching with the right terms).

Already have it installed on my desktop so the laptop was really just for backup of sorts and not the end of the world if it won't work properly, but be nice to know for sure.


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07 Jul 2009   #2
dblank

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I'm having this same issue on my sony vaio...

I would also like some input as the black bars are getting a little annoying...
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16 Sep 2010   #3
kebonk

64bit 7, 32bit 7, xp, xp mce, xp tablet and winme
 
 

simples. Download the geforce 2 go drivers from wherever you can, set screen res to 1500x1400 (i know) et voila 100% at 1024x768

I got the drivers from a torrent of 10000 xp drivers so i know they do work!

Kev
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16 Sep 2010   #4
kebonk

64bit 7, 32bit 7, xp, xp mce, xp tablet and winme
 
 

4got to mention integrated gpu drivers
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16 Sep 2010   #5
Keiichi25

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Home Premium x64
 
 

Also might help to know if you are using x32 or x64 drivers.

One of the things you can also do is look at the manufacturer of the chipset. Dell tends to use reasonable companies such as Broadcom, Intel, Crystal Audio, nVidia and ATI for the basic chipsets for all their computers. You would be able to find legacy type support, to a degree for older chipsets. Also, Windows 7's Driver base is close to Vista as well as XP so you can try giving those drivers a try.
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