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Vista - Annoying Screen Resolution Problems (Dell Laptop)

by scrimaxinc / November 20, 2007 9:22 AM PST

Whenever my laptop comes back from being asleep (like after it's been closed while on) the screen resolution changes from 1280x800 to 1024x768. It's a brand new laptop, and I've gone through all prompted updates. I've also checked the resolution settings for the graphics card (by right clicking the desktop > Graphics Properties), and have set the resolution to 1280x800 there as well. Below are some details...

Dell Inspiron I1420
Vista Home Premium
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver v7.14.10.1272

Please help....this is annoying the hell out of me. Thanks.

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Are the graphics drivers up to date?
by Dango517 / November 20, 2007 7:24 PM PST
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Are you using an external monitor?
by x.killeddestiny.x / November 22, 2007 1:48 AM PST

I know someone with this same problem on thier laptop but thier using an external monitor because thier laptops monitor got curshed I guess you could say by his cats. His is an Acer running Home Basic and I beleive has an Intel chipset/graphics card as well. Try changing your monitor driver if you are using an external diplay and if not try it anyways or try finding a specific driver for your laptop.

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