Problem with display

  paul_allard 20:28 02 Feb 2009

My Windows XP Desktop display has suddenly - and unprovoked - gone to the lowest resolution instead of the highest where I normally have it. Control panel then Display then Settings will not let me change it. I've tried System Restore but that does not work either. When I boot up, the boot-up screen is normal as is the Windows XP loading page but Welcome and the Desktop are in Lowest resolution. My computer's back-up CD is a 2003 version of XP and so I may have to resort to this and lose stuff. All ideas welcome.

  LinH 20:58 02 Feb 2009

Sounds like problem with your graphics card. Check that it is securely seated in its slot and then reinstall/update the software.


  bamfiesler 04:46 03 Feb 2009

Yeh, most like the gfx card. Plus one as above. If you have to take the card out, give it a clean off if it's dusty.

  paul_allard 07:02 03 Feb 2009

I suspected that it might be that but don't feel competent to mess with it. I'll take it to a shop - however would this also cause Firefox to keep closing and Roboform not to work properly ?

  birdface 08:16 03 Feb 2009

Maybe run your security programs first and see if they find anything..Superantispyware and Malwarebytes are two good programs to run.Both free versions.

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