I have a Dell external 19" LCD monitor on my Inspiron 6000 that used to automatically come on when I turned on my laptop (now I have to turn it on manually by pressing keys (Fn+F8)). When I disconnected the external monitor it would automatically go back to the laptop monitor.
It also has a screen resolution on the external monitor so that there are black areas above and below the area that is showing Windows XP in about one third of the screen area.
I have downloaded and reinstalled the video drivers from Dell but this did not resolve the problem.
I believe I may have hit some keys accidentally because it was working just before I picked up my laptop and then set it back down.
How do I get it back to have the external monitor come on automatically when I start my computer and display Windows correctly?