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XP Desktop Bigger Than Laptop Screen When Not In Docking Station

Posted on 2010-11-16
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Thank you for looking at my question,

A colleague from another site has just brought me this problem - when he is on our site the desktop on his (Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook) laptop is bigger than the screen but when he is based at his office and the machine is in a docking station the desktop fits the screen.

Why should this be and how could I fix it?

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.
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Question by:Crxfrd
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by:allauddin86
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you need to change the desktop screen resolution when the laptop is not attached to the docking station.
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psychogr earned 167 total points
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as allauddin86 suggested you have to change screen resolution on the laptop but when the laptop is attached back to the docking station you have to change it back to where it was.

The problem lies that the laptop screen is smaller than the screen attached to the docking station.
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by:Crxfrd
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>allauddin86 & psychogr:

That was the first thing I tried but the next step down in terms of screen resolution is way smaller than the screen size.
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by:Crxfrd
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>>psychogr

He uses the laptop screen when it is on the docking station - not another screen attached to the docking station.
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by:Wyoung2100
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Create a profile with the proper screen res. when dock the profile will take over (I dont mean a user account..I mean a profile).

See this article.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/141600
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by:allauddin86
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Try uninstalling the Display Driver and Then Install the Display Driver again.

Note:- After uninstalling the Driver please restart  your system.
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by:Crxfrd
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>> All,

The problem has gone away now - the guy has gone off site. Thank you for looking at my question and offering advice. I shall share the points that were on offer between the respondents as reward for taking the time.

Thank you
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