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Barefoot_Tom

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    Re: Can't Change Display Resolution
    « Reply #15 on: July 21, 2006, 08:53:59 AM »
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    Just for info:  If the monitor .INF file is corrupted or damaged, Windows may think that the monitor can't handle any other resolutions/modes.  We know you've tried a different graphics card; have you also tried a different monitor?

    Ultimately, it may take a reinstallation of Windows to fix this.  A bit of a pain, alas.
    I have tried a different monitor, and got the same error message.
    I'm afraid you may be right about Windows, but I'm a little hesitant aboput doing it. What's the best way so that I can still retain the desktop, and the registry values?
    Tom

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      Re: Can't Change Display Resolution
      « Reply #16 on: July 21, 2006, 08:59:27 AM »
      Display:
           Video Adapter                                     Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 Pro (S3 ViRGE-DX 375)  (4
      MB)
           Video Adapter                                     Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
           3D Accelerator                                    Intel i752
           3D Accelerator                                    S3 ViRGE/GX
           Monitor                                           ViewSonic A70  (CZ94100550)


      Whats Going on Here? i See 3 GFX cards , An Intel I752, a Diamond S3 DX, and An S3 GX
      How many Cards Have you got installed.
      Uninstall them All, Remove 2 from the Computer, and Install The Drivers for the one thats Left, Unless I'm Reading it wrong

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      Re: Can't Change Display Resolution
      « Reply #17 on: July 21, 2006, 09:06:19 AM »
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      What's the best way so that I can still retain the desktop, and the registry values?
      Well I'm afraid Tom that you can't have it both ways.  It seems likely that there is a problem lurking in your registry, so it has to go.  Look on the bright side: a full reinstall invariably results in a healthier, faster computer.  You don't really notice how much the slowing down creeps up on you over the months and years between reinstalls...
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      Barefoot_Tom

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        Re: Can't Change Display Resolution
        « Reply #18 on: July 21, 2006, 12:05:50 PM »
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        Uninstall them All, Remove 2 from the Computer, and Install The Drivers for the one thats Left, Unless I'm Reading it wrong

         
        Did that; didn't help. I'm working my courage up to a Windows re-install.
        Tom

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        Re: Can't Change Display Resolution
        « Reply #19 on: July 21, 2006, 12:46:53 PM »
        You're ready to go.Obviously nothing else has helped.

        What was the answer to the question about multiple video cards?

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          Re: Can't Change Display Resolution
          « Reply #20 on: July 21, 2006, 01:20:58 PM »
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          Ultimately, it may take a reinstallation of Windows to fix this.  A bit of a pain, alas.

          Holding my breath the entire time (you've no idea how hard that becomes after 35 minutes or so) I re-installed Windows. Not only did I not lose the desktop, but the problem HAS BEEN SOLVED!!

          Thanks, you've been really helpful.
          Tpm

          Barefoot_Tom

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            Re: Can't Change Display Resolution
            « Reply #21 on: July 21, 2006, 01:22:46 PM »
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            You're ready to go.Obviously nothing else has helped.

            What was the answer to the question about multiple video cards?

            Only one card at a time, in addition to the built-in adapter. I just didn't delete the drivers that weren't being used.
            Tom

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            Re: Can't Change Display Resolution
            « Reply #22 on: July 21, 2006, 02:53:40 PM »
            People balk at a reinstallation, but look how much quicker it would have been had we started there!  ;)

            Thanks for posting back.

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            Re: Can't Change Display Resolution
            « Reply #23 on: July 22, 2006, 06:00:15 PM »
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