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Changing display resolution

I have been using a display resolution of 640 by 480. I would like to change to 800 by 600. When I try to make this change in Display Settings it makes everything on the screen scrunch up into a corner.

What do I need to do when making this change to get things to look normal?

I am using Win98.
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kryptixCommented:
Reader,
Does your monitor support the 800x600?
Is the picture clear or screwed up?
Do you have the correct drivers for your video card installed?
Most cheaper monitors have some distortion when changing resolution, partly due to the video adapter as well.
If the picture is clear you may have to adjust your monitor to drag the picture out to where it is supposed to be.
If the picture is screwy, chances are the monitor or video card can't handle it.

Hope this helps
Kryptix
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gonzal13RetiredCommented:
First go to Control Panel, click the video card, click on the last tab. It should indicate wheather there is a conflict or not. A conflict sometimes will not allow for another screen resolution. Most likely you do not have the correct driver for the card. You can go to Control Panel, and let the PC pick out the correct driver. If not, then go buy another card, try it, if it works, then the card is bad, if not, just return it. Then try to find the correct driver on the companie's website. They will give you instructions how to install it. Hopefully your monitor is capable of the resolution you require.
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READERAuthor Commented:
Kryptix & Gonzal113

I have an ATI RAGE/RAGE II PC1 (ati_m64) card & a 17" monitor that supports 640 X 350 through 1024 X 768 (Including 800 X 600). Both were purchased as part of an entire system in 1998 from CompUSA.

I can select 800 X 600 in the Display settings (Control Panel) but the actual display appears smaller in the upper left corner after I do. I cannot drag the display to fit the screen.

I have all the drivers but cannot figure out how to change from 640 X 480 to 800 X 600.
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READERAuthor Commented:
OK Gentlemen. I solved it myself.

Just had to use the buttons on the front of my display to readjust the window.

Send in another comment to this and I'll split the points between you.

Thanks
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rayt333Commented:
I believe that kryptix suggested that in his comment
"If the picture is clear you may have to adjust your monitor to drag the picture out to where it is supposed to be."
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READERAuthor Commented:
rayt333

You are right. I think kryptix deserves the points.

Will do so when he submits a "solution".
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gonzal13RetiredCommented:
Grate I had a problem with the Rage card, except it would not draw an circle with AutoCad. Changed the drivers with the help of the manufacturer, The fabricator was worthless.
In fact the fabricator went so far as to adjust his monitor, so that it looked like a circle when I came in to evaluate the system!! Some people are just completely ....
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gonzal13RetiredCommented:
I agree.
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kryptixCommented:
Reader,
Does your monitor support the 800x600?
Is the picture clear or screwed up?
Do you have the correct drivers for your video card installed?
Most cheaper monitors have some distortion when changing resolution, partly due to the video adapter as well.
If the picture is clear you may have to adjust your monitor to drag the picture out to where it is supposed to be.
If the picture is screwy, chances are the monitor or video card can't handle it.

       Hope this helps
       Kryptix
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READERAuthor Commented:
Thanks Kryptix
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