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BasketballOSU
09-04-2010, 09:14 AM
As you all know, I recently just wiped my hard drive and started over.

I am slowly but surely getting things going, but now my computer won't recognize my widescreen. I had been running on 1650 x 1080 or whatever resolution (widescreen).

But now after re-doing everything, it is only offering me standard resolutions 800x600, 1024x768, etc.

Seems like there should be a simple fix for this?

Thanks...

BasketballOSU
09-04-2010, 09:14 AM
It's an XPS laptop by the way, so I suppose I should have been saying "screen" instead of "monitor."

Renmoo
09-04-2010, 09:27 AM
Downloaded the latest drivers yet?

GR8Metal
09-04-2010, 09:27 AM
You need to install the latest drivers for your graphics card. Once this is done, the resolution should be back to normal.

BasketballOSU
09-04-2010, 10:23 AM
Ugh. Can't set up the internet in order to download those drivers. This is driving me freaking nuts...

wratterus
09-04-2010, 10:25 AM
Both your threads are regarding the same issue mate - you've installed an OS but not drivers.

Speedy Gonzales
09-04-2010, 10:30 AM
Dont forget the chipset drivers as well

narutophantom
09-04-2010, 10:34 AM
Since it's a laptop, see if you can take it round to a mates house who will let you download the drivers.

BasketballOSU
09-04-2010, 11:10 AM
Well, the thing is, I installed all the drivers that came on the drivers CD that came with the laptop originally. You would think that the drivers on there would work to get my wireless going, but I guess not.

I have a Dell XPS M170...

So, any idea what drivers I would need to get this thing going? I went to the dell site but there are a ton - many of them are the same ones which I installed off the CD that came with it but that did nothing...

BasketballOSU
09-04-2010, 12:38 PM
Finally got it. Thank you all for all the help!

Agent_24
09-04-2010, 12:38 PM
What does device manager say?