Laptops Screen size is only a third of full area

  tenacious 20:08 04 Apr 2005
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Ihave been given a PICO laptop which has been cleared down by reformatting and loaded with win98
the screen size is only a third of what it should be. I do not have the original driver disc's and the firm is no longer trading.
Can you help
Rob

  JonnyTub 20:11 04 Apr 2005

download and run belarc from click here to identify the video adaptor. Post back with the results of what make and model adaptor you have and someone, i'm sure will see if they can find it for you.

  csqwared 20:51 04 Apr 2005

A similar problem has been discussed in the current PCA in the Helpline section. The discussion there refers to LCD rather than laptop but the advice may be pertinent. The suggestion is that a lower refresh rate is used and also, if the picture is "letterboxed" i.e. fills the width but not the height, check the display setting to ensure a wide screen mode hasn't been selected. The article also confirms there could be a problem with the video card.

  Technotiger 20:53 04 Apr 2005

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