Inspiron One 2305, Upgraded to WIndows 8, now video display isn't correct

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Inspiron One 2305, Upgraded to WIndows 8, now video display isn't correct

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I've set it to the recommended resolution (which is the max).

 

I tried many other settings, but the display (seems to be the correct aspect ratio) just doesn't fill the screen.

It was working fine when running Windows 7.

ATI Radeon HD 4200 Series.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Thanks

 

 

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  • Hi Sreeve29,

    Windows 8 hasn’t launched officially and Inspiron 2305 doesn’t support Windows 8. So you may not be able to find the drivers for Windows 8 Operating system compatible with the system hardware. However, you can try to install the updated video drivers to see if this works. Here are the steps.

    1. Click on the link http://bit.ly/PewP4K
    2. Look for ‘Catalyst Software Suite’
    3. Click on ‘Download’
    4. Save the File on the desktop
    5. Right click and choose ‘Run as Administrator’
    6. Follow the on screen instructions
    7. Restart your computer

    If the above steps do not work, then update BIOS.

    Note: Before updating BIOS please ensure that:
    *Adaptor should be connected
    *No external devices (flash drives, printers, external hard drives) should be connected.
    *All other programs should be closed and documents saved

    1. Click on the link http://dell.to/Nmgtuh
    2. Click on ‘Download File’
    3. Save the file on desktop
    4. Right click and choose ‘Run as Administrator’
    5. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the program
    6. Restart the computer

    You can refer to the link for Dell Computer Support for Windows 8 Upgrade.
    http://dell.to/QaNzgN

    Please reply if you have further questions.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Appu S
    #iworkfordell
    To know more about Dell’s Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Orders & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA, India. For Dell Support Videos, click Here.

  • Updated today, have the same issue. Tried latest catalyst drivers, didn't help. They are "preview" though...

  • i have win 8 release preview running on my Zino HD 410 which has ATI 4250 graphics ... i manually installed a windows 7 driver (ver 8.970.100.3000) from 7/3/2012 ... no catalyst center install ... i pointed win 8 to the specific driver file ... i don't remember how i did it though.

  • That's what fixed it for me

    answers.microsoft.com/.../5e73f442-7aa0-4d7a-bdb5-97a9e4438c5b

    Found the driver here

    www.dell.com/.../inspiron-one-2205

  • Facing the same issue.

    Installed the latest driver ( 8.781, A01 ) from the following link

    http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriverDetails/Product/inspiron-one-2305?driverId=05G42&fileId=2731099477&osCode=WV64#OldVersion

    Still 2305 display doesn't show the full screen and there is a huge black border  (unused space) around the edges of the display.

    Any help would be appreciated,

  • You have to run the executable in Win7 compatibility mode.

  • Thanks everyone - I just upgraded my son's 2305 to Windows 8 and had the same problem - and this solved it perfectly.

  • After upgrade to windows 8.1 I got the same issue again. This time, the old trick didn't work.

    Had to install 3rd party drivers from here: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=372799

    The only problem I have now is that the screen shrinks back sometimes and I have to reset scaling in catalyst control center as described here:

    http://superuser.com/questions/495308/how-to-remove-the-black-borders-after-installing-windows-8

  • Anyone able to get the touchscreen working in 8.1?

  • Works like magic. Didn't have any problems at all.

    I would even prefer to disable it...