home xp on a new hard drive in a laptop



pbarr
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
I have had a new hard drive installed and windows XP installed--
the screen is not filled- there is still a large black border around it.
Help???

Cari \(MS-MVP\)
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
Use the monitor buttons to 'stretch' the screen to fit the monitor
--
Cari
(MS-MVP Printing & Imaging)

"pbarr" <pbarr@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I have had a new hard drive installed and windows XP installed--
> the screen is not filled- there is still a large black border around it.
> Help???
>

Ron Martell
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
"pbarr" <pbarr@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I have had a new hard drive installed and windows XP installed--
>the screen is not filled- there is still a large black border around it.
>Help???

Was the Windows XP installed from a CD supplied by the laptop
manufacturer?

If not (e.g. a retail version of Windows XP was used) then go to the
laptop manufacturer's web site and download & install the Windows XP
updates, including video drivers, for your specific laptop model.

Also this particular situation, on a laptop or with an LCD display on
a desktop system, means that the resolution setting chosen is lower
than what the manufacturer designed the display for, such as using 800
x 600 on a system intended to use 1024 x 768. So if the driver
updates do not resolve the issue then try increasing the screen
resolution to the next higher value.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm

pbarr
07-09-2005, 11:11 PM
"Ron Martell" wrote:

> "pbarr" <pbarr@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >I have had a new hard drive installed and windows XP installed--
> >the screen is not filled- there is still a large black border around it.
> >Help???
>
> Was the Windows XP installed from a CD supplied by the laptop
> manufacturer?
>
> If not (e.g. a retail version of Windows XP was used) then go to the
> laptop manufacturer's web site and download & install the Windows XP
> updates, including video drivers, for your specific laptop model.
>
> Also this particular situation, on a laptop or with an LCD display on
> a desktop system, means that the resolution setting chosen is lower
> than what the manufacturer designed the display for, such as using 800
> x 600 on a system intended to use 1024 x 768. So if the driver
> updates do not resolve the issue then try increasing the screen
> resolution to the next higher value.
>
> Good luck
>
>
> Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
> --
> Microsoft MVP
> On-Line Help Computer Service
> http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
>
> In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
> http://aumha.org/alex.htm
> It worked!!! Can't thank you enough!


home xp on a new hard drive in a laptop