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Can't change display area

by Teri / November 27, 2004 6:53 AM PST

I am running Windows ME. I recently had to run my quick restore disk and am trying to get all my settings back to where they were. When I go into the display properties and then settings, the slider for the display area will not move. I've had the problem before, and fixed it myself by mistake but can't remember how I did it. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Teri.

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Re: Can't change display area
by thebaitguy / November 27, 2004 10:40 PM PST

You have to go to settings and change the resolution and make sure that your video drivers are properly installed with the system restore disk. They aren't perfect sometimes you have to locate drivers for your machine
off of the restore disk .

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Re: Can't change display area
by Teri / November 29, 2004 9:44 AM PST

The monitor is not the one that came with the computer, it is a bigger monitor that my uncle gave us. Any idea where I can go to get the driver for a Packard Bell 17 inch monitor?

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Re: Can't change display area
by Rkmtt / December 3, 2004 3:12 PM PST

I am having a very similar problem, The video display ha s only one option 16 colors and trying to load different video drivers from me cd rom doesn`t help
me 2000 with a an on board video chip.in the troubleshooting section I did get an error code -22 (acpi-irq) xxxxxxxxxxx error 22

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Re: Can't change display area
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2004 10:10 PM PST
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Re: Can't change display area
by Teri / December 3, 2004 10:37 PM PST

Sorry, I have a Compaq Presario 5461(its about 5 years old). I don't know what video card or motherboard I have, how do I tell? As I mentioned before, I had fixed the same problem before, I just don't remember how. I have been thinking about it, and I seem to remember changing a slider for some accelerator, but I can't remember where to find it or what the accelerator was for (I am assuming it was for the video card, but not sure I can find it again) Thanks again.

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Re: Can't change display area
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2004 11:38 PM PST
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Re: Can't change display area
by Teri / December 4, 2004 12:59 AM PST

It did come with 98, but I upgraded it quite a while ago to ME. I will check out the link you provided. Thanks for your help with my problem.

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Re: Can't change display area
by juanramirez / December 4, 2004 6:34 AM PST

Go to System icon in Contol Panel, then click on performance on the menu, then Graphics under advanced settings, turn down the Graphics Accelerator, then you can adjust the display size.

P.S. you may have to restart in between

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Re: Can't change display area
by Teri / December 6, 2004 1:24 AM PST

My problem has been resolved! I tried the link R. Profitt suggested but that didn't help, even after chatting with a couple of the support techs. I wound up changing the driver to an Packard Bell driver that was already on my computer, and IT WORKED!! Thank you to each that have tried to help, I truly appreciate it!!!

Teri.

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