black box around screen?

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black box around screen?

  • I just had to install new version of windows xp on my inspirion laptop . The install went fine. However now when my computer starts up my resolution is wrong. My screen size is small with black border around it. Can anyone help please?

    Message Edited by qualityac on 01-22-2006 01:20 PM

  • try Fn+F7
  • thanks for your help but i am a real lamo when it comes to this. What is fn+f7?
  • You wrote:
    My screen size is small with black border around it. Can anyone help please?


    Go into the Display Properties by right-clicking on the Desktop. Then select the Settings tab near the top of the box that pops up. Slide the "screen resolution" slider up to a higher resolution and press OK. If the slider will not adjust, your driver hasn't been installed, so let me know. I'll try to help you.
  • I really do not think that my driver is installed. The slider will not move
  • does anyone know what driver i need to install. i have a few other cd's that came with the computer but dont have a clue what they are for.
  • Need to know what model your computer is and what OS you have installed on it.
  • your extra cds might help, but since I'm not there I don't know what they say on them. Do they have labels?
  • thank all of you for  your help. ;I had to install video driver and that fixed it.