You need to install video drivers for your video card in order to change your resolution settings.
Sense you can't access the internet on your computer download some video drivers for your video card on your friends computer make sure you check to see if it's the right video card if it's ati or nvidia go here http://www.ati.com/ or http://www.nvidia.com/ download the right drivers and put it onto a cd if he has a cd burner then reinstall the drivers onto yours.
Try going to control panel then click on internet options click on the connections tab under it click on setup then follow the directions of what you have.
if it doesn't work then damn
So, my computer had a critical error in the windows operating system, do not know exactly what it was, and it really doesn't matter anymore, but i had to do a fresh install of windows...
well now when i start up that computer it looks as though it is in safe mode, but it isn't. It wont let me change resolution settings, and wont let me install the drivers i have from the dell cd... Ohh yeah and i can't access the internet (on a friends computer) any help would be great because i have no clue what else to do with this...
i have done a re-instillation of windows before and have never encountered this problem... help me