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Dr Sputnik
28-05-2003, 12:23 AM
When I change the screen settings on my laptop (yes I know it's old) to 800x600 pixels, color 256, font small size, the available screen is not contained within the boundary of the physical screen (the tool etc, bar disappears) and you need to use the mouse to move down and across the screen.

I am using win 95 and unable to upgrade to win 98 due to limit on hard disk. (only 77mb free).

I have changed the settings relating to the drivers but they do not appear to be do the job.

Boca Voyager (C+T) v4.0
Chips + Tech Accelerator v4.0
Chips + Tech Super VGA v4.0
Elsa Winner 1280 (C+T) v4.0

I bought the laptop 2nd hand three years ago and do not have the set up disks for the PC but do have the win 95 cd.

Is there any way that I can fix this? Do I need to install new drivers for the video card?

godfather
28-05-2003, 06:20 AM
Laptop LCD displays (all LCD displays) have a "native resolution" and usually do not display correctly above it. If you set them higher, then you need to scroll with the mouse as you describe.

The T2150CDT is only 640 x 480, and will not go higher and still fit the screen, its not a driver isue.

Dr Sputnik
28-05-2003, 10:35 PM
If I were to use a 15' external monitor, will this fix the problem? Would 17' be better?

godfather
28-05-2003, 11:22 PM
An external montor will display higher resolution provided the monitor is capable of it. 17" also.
The Laptop will have a limit as to display quality, dependent on the memory available for the video ram. It will likely be OK on 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768 on an external monitor. Probably limited as to colur depth though, its an old laptop (486 if I remember right, or peraps a Pentium 75MHz?)

Dr Sputnik
01-06-2003, 09:59 PM
The 15' monitor did the trick. Its set on 800x600 and the working screen is within the available screen and the toolbars all at the same time.