display setting at lowest

  conrail 11:46 20 Jan 2010

just formatted and reinstalled xp home sp 2 on acer laptop, unfortnately I cannotchange the display settings, they are set at:
Display 800 x 600
colour quality 4 bit (lowest)
the slider will not move from the lest dise so cannot increase the 800 x 600
and the colour quality set at lowest is the only option, going into control panel, dispaly properties, monitor, everything is greyed out,
all suggestions gratefully accepted

  conrail 11:47 20 Jan 2010

sorry that should read:
the slider will not move from the left side so cannot increase the 800 x 600
must get a pc that can spell

  OTT_B 12:07 20 Jan 2010

Are your motherboard and graphics drivers installed? Download from the Acer website if they're not.

  conrail 16:07 20 Jan 2010

thanks seekit and OTT_B, having problems finding the drivers, Acer website doesn't appear to show this model, it is an older model, Acer TravelMate 283XC, still searching, will let you know when I get sorted, I appreciate your help

  GaT7 16:15 20 Jan 2010

Are these the ones you're looking for? Click on 'drivers' at click here. G

  mrwoowoo 16:18 20 Jan 2010

may be something here.
click here

  GaT7 16:22 20 Jan 2010

First try the ones at Acer - see my previous link.

I think these are identical downloads to the previous one I linked to click here. G

  Sea Urchin 16:24 20 Jan 2010

Should find your drivers here

click here

  Sea Urchin 16:25 20 Jan 2010

Cross posted

  conrail 16:57 20 Jan 2010

thanks Crossbow7,mrwoowoo and Sea Urchin also seekit and OTT_B, all sorted now
have a display of 1024 x 768, colour quality - highest (32bit)
have reinstalled before but never had this problem, all help and advice greatly appreciated

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