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the screen is really small

By fryedman
Jul 5, 2006
  1. Error loading operating system

    HI did a reinstall and when it finished the window is small, when I change the resolution it still doesnt fit the whole screen

    I have a latitude c840
    Nvidia GeForce4 440 Go
    win xp
    Q, do I have to install the drivers for this pc vidio card?

    cheers

    fry
     
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    Yes, you just need the video drivers....
     
  3. fryedman

    fryedman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks

    Thanks mate and thanks for the other night.

    cheers

    AD
     
  4. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 306

    Was it good? lol
    Just joking around, no offence meant.
     
  5. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    :haha: :giddy: :hotbounce
     
  6. fryedman

    fryedman TS Rookie Topic Starter

    error loading operating system

    should have seen that comming

    by the way if it seems like I asking a lot of things, the reason is I got 3 of these laptops for free. ya!

    2 are up and running and 1 more to go.

    this last one looks like it will be a bit of a problem child.

    error loading operating system

    I tryed exchanging the optical drive and HD

    any ideas

    cheers

    fryed
     
  7. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,122

    Might need to flash the bios and also make sure the laptop can support Windows XP. (If that is what you are trying to install)
     
  8. nork

    nork TS Maniac Posts: 306

    I would check and see what bios is installed now. Then go to the mfgrs website and see what new bios is there if any and see what any new bios's do for you. There is usually a list. If it doesnt say that it will help with win xp, then, personally, i would only do that as a last resort.

    If you have a floppy drive, best way to get win xp installed is to use a win 98se boot disk, when you get to dos then have the hard drive mfgrs diagnostic program on a floppy disk and run that. When you get inside that program you will find a "write zeroes to the hard drive" program, run that.
    What is does is repair the master boot record and put the hard drive back to the state it was in when it left the factory, minus wear and tear of course.
    Another reason to do this is that mbr's get messed up by virus and windows errors and prevent win xp from installing. Try it, you might like it, works for me, although i dont do laptops.
     
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