screen resolution/monitor issue

Posted on 2008-11-05
Last Modified: 2013-11-06
I just got a Dell Dimension 3000 from work and I bought a 13" Dell LCD monitor. The problem is that everything that I'm seeing is too big for the monitor, but I can't change the resolution in the Properties menu. Also, I can't select any monitor under the Advanced tab other than the default monitor. How can I change this resolution? I attached a screen shot.
Question by:drbeene
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    Expert Comment

    What do you see on the settings tab of the properties menu? Is the resolution slider grayed out? Above the slider, do you see something like [plug and play monitor] on [video card name]?

    Author Comment

    It's not grayed out, but I can't move the slider over. I'll attach a screen shot.
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    Accepted Solution

    It appears as though the video driver isn't loaded ... go to and choose video from the list and find your driver and install it... unless of course, you added a different video card, then you'll need to install the driver for that particular card
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    it does indeed appear your video driver is not loaded. if you don't know which video card you have, you can download all three drivers in the "video" section of the link darron provided. Intel graphics drivers should only install when they detect the corresponding hardware, so most likely only one of the drivers will actually install.

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    Fixed in less than a minute. Thanks!

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