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cloning desktop via docking station

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Hello folks! I have a Compaq NX6125 laptop running WinXP Pro that I just loaded up from the recovery discs. I have put it on its docking station and connected a monitor, keyboard, and mouse as can be expected. I want to adjust the resolution on the laptop to make it a sharper image on the monitor. I do that, but it does not clone to my monitor properly. It is as if the desktop display is too big for the screen. I can pull the mouse around the borders on the monito and the screen moves over different sections of the desktop display. For example if I pull the mouse the the left the desktop icons come into view. If I push it against the bottom then the taskbar appears. If I go the other directions then they move out of the screen's view. Has anyone ever encountered this sort of issue and found a way to fix it?
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by:davy999
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Take the laptop out of the docking station and reset your screen resolution and put the laptop back to the docking
station.

http://www.helpwithpcs.com/tipsandtricks/changing-screen-resolution-win-xp.htm

Make sure you have the drivers installed for you video card
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by:RobMobility
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Hi,

I believe that your laptop display supports SXGA+ resolution (1400x1050) - set this on the laptop and assuming your monitor can handle the same resolution, it should display better.

You may have defaulted to XGA (1024 x 768) which is quite low by today's standards - your monitor will try and 'stretch' the image to fit the panels higher resolution - this will make the image look blurred and lacking in detail.

Make sure that you have downloaded the correct video driver (ATI Radeon X300) for the laptop - was the recovery just the OS or did it include the drivers - on HP laptops these are normally on a separate CD/DVD.

ATI Driver: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=471753&prodNameId=471756&swEnvOID=1093&swLang=8&mode=2&taskId=135&swItem=ob-90476-1

You may want to download later drivers from HP website as these might be newer versions than the ones you have.

Regards,


RobMobility.
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Oh yes I have downloaded and installed the latest video adapter drivers from the HP website. The weird thing is this morning the problem doesn't exist anymore. No changes were made beyond installing the new driver though. We installed the new driver and the problem persisted, and with no other changes it was just fine this morning adjusting to resolution changes properly. I am not sure what we can call the solution in this case? How should the points be handled for something like this?
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by:RobMobility
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Award them to yourself I suppose as you had already installed the latest drivers (as per both our suggestions) and you resolved the issue?
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by:mrosier
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I very much appreciate the help folks, I am sorry I couldn't get a clear resolution to this!
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by:mrosier
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I cannot be sure exactly what was the resolving action in this problem but it is resovled now
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