A reboot is unnecessary.Tips:Another way you can open Display Properties is by right-clicking the desktop and choosing Properties. And I can't change it, it is the only option in Settings tab of the Display dialog of Windows. Also, you can uncheck the extend my desktop option. Tweet Like Google+ Comments  debra says: 8 years ago I tried safe mode, VGA mode, restart in last known good configuration mode and my screen is still black!? weblink
Enable VGA Mode can also be useful for situations where you try to extend your desktop onto another monitor or select another monitor to use as your primary monitor. Modifying the registry is a dangerous thing to do, one mistake can lead to reinstalling the operating system. If you simply click OK, you won't get the dialog shown below whereby Windows will revert back to the original settings if you don't answer within 15 seconds.
Your cache administrator is webmaster. Password Register FAQ Members List Calendar Today's Posts Search XP won't save settings Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Display Modes #1 09-30-2006, 10:47 AM Darkstar4471 Offline Registered Darkstar4471 View Public Profile Send a private message to Darkstar4471 Find all posts by Darkstar4471 #12 09-13-2008, 01:16 AM wowjimi Offline Registered User Join Date: Sep 2008 Posts: Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: Windows XP low screen resolution problems This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff.
What is going on? How To Change Screen Resolution In Windows Xp Using Keyboard If you see ! wowjimi View Public Profile Send a private message to wowjimi Find all posts by wowjimi #13 05-02-2011, 10:37 AM maneaflorin Offline Registered User Join Date: May 2011 Posts: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/cannot-save-screen-resolution-settings/b9cdfab0-ddb4-4f7e-a20e-bfd6dc208e7b?page=2 Go ahead and reboot your computer normally and everything should load up fine.
Now the display settings are set back to 640x480 and 4 bits colors. djh Windows XP 3 08-31-2006 06:24 PM Is there a WIN XP utility to extract settings from a dead install? Windows Xp Screen Resolution Too Big This time, just make sure to lower the resolution to something that's likely supported by your monitor.If Safe Mode doesn't work, try choosing the Enable VGA Mode option in the Windows Windows Xp Screen Resolution Drivers Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Daily Email Newsletter Featured PostsHow to Check if Your VPN Connection is Actually EncryptedThe Best Free Apps for a New iPhoneView
Slide it to the left for a lower resolution or the right for a higher resolution.Under most circumstances, the best choice is 800 by 600 pixels or 1024 by 768 pixels, http://dotbowl.com/windows-xp/problem-with-getting-in-to-xp.html Brian Cooley found it for you at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Classroom Controversy How can I build a door to repel a horde of zombies? I'm guessing it's trying to tell you that you're using a built in intel GMA or similar.What processor do you have?Also, right click on the desktop > properties > settings (last Windows Xp Screen Resolution Problems
Darkstar4471 View Public Profile Send a private message to Darkstar4471 Find all posts by Darkstar4471 #10 10-01-2006, 12:54 PM Miz Offline Registered User Join Date: Feb 2004 Location: I do know that it was ok before I reformatted it, because it's an old work PC that I had. I also notice that when I play a game in 1024x768 mode the screen resolution always jumps back to that when I exit the game. check over here Miz View Public Profile Find all posts by Miz #6 09-30-2006, 09:16 PM Darkstar4471 Offline Registered User Join Date: Jul 2006 Posts: 20 Quote: Originally Posted by DaveC2003
intel 910 video driver, or AMD catalyst drivers, or ...). -- Alternatively check which card is installed by 1) Check the hardware the device manager, or 2) Checking the hardware visually Graphics Monitor Name Standard Monitor on Current Resolution 640x480 pixels Work Resolution 640x450 pixels State enabled, primary Monitor Width 640 Monitor Height 480 Monitor BPP 4 bits per pixel Monitor Frequency Good luck.
Thanks Last edited by Darkstar4471 : 09-30-2006 at 12:34 PM. http://windowsxp.mvps.org/ DaveC2003 DaveC2003 View Public Profile Send a private message to DaveC2003 Find all posts by DaveC2003 #5 09-30-2006, 07:54 PM Miz Offline Registered User Join Date: Feb In Windows 7, you just pick a resolution from the drop down box. This will lower the resolution and allow your monitor to display Windows correctly.
See update question –waanders Sep 29 '12 at 6:56 I just noticed that your motherboard is a COMPAQ 0838h (FC-478). Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Back to Computer Help forum 5 total posts Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions icon Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions icon Laptops 20,411 discussions icon How can I fix them?1Cannot boot from HDD after XP installation3Keyboard shortcut to set screen resolution in windows 72Settings display resolution in Windows 8 to native 1366x7681After setting an administrator password this content thanks again Darkstar4471 View Public Profile Send a private message to Darkstar4471 Find all posts by Darkstar4471 #8 09-30-2006, 09:28 PM Darkstar4471 Offline Registered User Join Date: Jul
Didn't make a change though. If I'm supposed to put it in how am I supposed to input it? XP still starts up in 1024x768 mode. The system returned: (111) Connection refused The remote host or network may be down.
Save the differences somewhere 7.