|Re: screen reolution|
Message #2 Posted by David Ramsey on 28 Sept 2003, 9:07 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by joe
First, you should be aware that this is a forum for HP _calculators_. Your Pavilion is not a calculator.
Second, the reason you can't set higher resolutions is that you need to install an additional driver for your video card. Without this driver, Windows is limited to the 16 color, 640 by 480 pixel screen you have.
You can get the drivers from the web site of your video card's manufacturer. If you don't know what kind of video card you have, there are several options:
1. Look in the documentation and on the CDs that came with your computer.
2. Open the computer up, remove the video card, and look.
3. The video card's guts are probably made by either nVidia or ATI. Download drivers from both companies and try to install them-- they won't install unless you have the right card, so it's pretty safe.