Screen Resolution Issues on ATI Rage 128

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I am using a Dell laptop with Windows XP installed. I observed that when starting new programs gets started automatically and my screen resolution changes with desktop icons and size.

The screen resolution changes form 1024 x 768 to 640 x 480. Although I can changes those setting but unable to save them and make them stay. This happens every time I boot my system. I have an ATI Rage 128 Ultra Video Card and the also updated Video Drivers.

I believe the Video card driver is working fine. I tried my best in getting screen resolution but unable to save those settings. I have no clue and if someone can suggest me how to get this done.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #112420

Screen Resolution Issues on ATI Rage 128

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Hello Mr. Adrian Allistair, 

I am sending the troubleshooting steps for Screen Resolution, Color Depth, Adjusting the Refresh Rate, Changing the Size of Fonts and Icons and Adjusting the DPI Setting

Issue 1:Set or Change the Screen Resolution

  1. Close all open programs.
  2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  3. In the Control Panel window, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display.
  4. In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab.
  5. Under Screen resolution, click and drag the horizontal slider control to change the screen resolution, and then click Apply.
  6. When prompted that Windows is about resize your desktop, click OK.
  7. If a Compatibility Warning window appears, click to select Apply the new settings without restarting, and then click OK.        
  8. If the new settings are compatible, the screen will reappear with the new settings.
  9. Click Yes if you want to keep the new settings.
  10. If new settings do not work, Windows will attempt to revert back to the original settings automatically. If the video has become corrupted or an Out of Scan Range error occurs that cannot be automatically corrected, restart the computer. Press <F8> during startup, highlight Safe Mode from the Startup Menu, and then press <Enter> to start the computer in Safe Mode. In Safe Mode, change the screen resolution back to the original settings and restart normally.            
  11. Restart the computer to ensure that the changes stay in effect.

Issue 2: Adjust the Color Depth

  1. Close all open programs.
  2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  3. In the Control Panel window, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display.
  4. In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab.
  5. Click to select the color depth you want from the drop-down menu under Colors.
  6. Click Apply and then click OK.

Issue 3: Adjust the Refresh Rate

  1. Close all open programs.
  2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  3. In the Control Panel window, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display.
  4. In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab.
  5. Click Advanced, and then click the Monitor tab.
  6. Click the Screen refresh rate drop-down menu under Monitor settings.
  7. Select the refresh rate you want from the available options, and then click Apply.
  8. When you are informed that Windows will now adjust the refresh rate, click OK.
  9. If a Refresh Rate warning appears stating that you have specified a custom refresh rate, click Yes.   
  10. If the new settings are compatible, the screen will reappear with the new settings.
  11. Click Yes if you want to keep the new settings.
  12. If new settings do not work, Windows® will attempt to revert back to the original settings automatically. If the video has become corrupted or an Out of Scan Range error occurs that cannot be automatically corrected, restart the computer. Press <F8> during startup, highlight Safe Mode from the Startup Menu, and press <Enter> to start the computer in Safe Mode. In Safe Mode, change the screen resolution back to the original settings and restart normally.            
  13. Close all windows and restart the computer when prompted.

Issue 4: Change the Size of Fonts and Icons

Adjust the Size of Icons and Toolbars by Using the Dell Quickset tool

  1. In the notification area of the taskbar, click the Dell Quickset icon.
  2. On the menu that appears, point to Icons & Toolbars, and then click the setting that you want.
  3. Adjust the Size of Fonts
  4. Right-click an empty area of the desktop, and then click Properties. (Or, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Display.)
  5. In the Display Properties window, click the Appearance tab.
  6. In the Font size box, click the font size that you want.
  7. Click Apply, and then click OK.

Issue 5: Adjust the DPI Setting

  1. Right-click an empty area of the desktop, and then click Properties. (Or, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Display).
  2. In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. On the General tab, click the DPI setting that you want in the DPI setting box, or click Custom setting to set a custom DPI setting.
  5. Click Apply, and then click OK.

If prompted, restart the computer. Hope this will fix the issue for you.

Answered By 0 points N/A #112421

Screen Resolution Issues on ATI Rage 128

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HI, These issues due to not proper setting of the video resolution. To resolve this kind of issue, right click on the empty space of desktop > Then Properties > On the Display Properties click on Settings find Screen resolution > Adjust the resolution, it’s up to you how much Pixels you likes. Then adjust also the Color quality just select “Highest “ > Apply > OK.

If the issue will not resolve, go to start menu > Run box type Dxdiag > Then click Yes > On the DirectX Diagnostic Tool click on Display, if the DirectX Features is Disable it was then your video card was not install.

To resolve this kind of problem, Insert video card CD installer though you’re CD-room and start the installation process of the ATI Rage 128 Ultra Video Card. Don’t forget to install the DirectX..

Thank you, hope its help

Regards;

Gracejov

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