Windows XP Resolution HELP!!!!!!!


Track Coach / TufPoodle Coach
I realize this is not the place for asking for computer help but just maybe there is a computer guru among us who could help me out with this?

I have Windows Enternet Explorer 8 running on windows XP.

The resolution on all websites including the org has poor resolution (Very Poor) but my computer itself displays very crisp and clear.

I talk to my porvider MSN and they went through all the motions and says the problem lies within Enternet Explorer/Windows XP. So I call the help line and they tell me if I purchased the computer with the software installed I'll need to pay for their services. So, before I fork up the cash to Microsoft, I'd like to know if anyone on here knows how to reset the resolution?

I'd be forever grateful to anyone who could fixit! :beerchug:


Mr. January
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Give it a minute, someone will chime in. My guess (not a pro by any means) would be to update the video driver.


Download and install Safari from Apple then compare the resolution of a same site to confirm your IE8 is actually the problem. Once this is established then we can narrow down further or you may stay with Safari...


181.552 mph Texas mile on a B-King 3/28/09, AKA "C
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You might PM Skywalker he is pretty good on them.


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run firefox IE is crap always has problems

opera works well too!

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Here is how to get to your screen settings,

just right click on the desktop somewere not on an icon

go down the menu and left click properties

left click the settings tab

now here you can change your resolution and color settings

make color the highest should be 32 bit

and resolution anything you want just try different ones and you can always change it to something different, but you will want higher then 800 by 600 probably. I have a 26 inch dell LCD (wide screen) and mine is set (sorta high) at 1920 x 1200... yours will probably be different. hope that helps

PS I use FireFox too, I love FoxyTunes on it... always playing music while I surf


Dr. Frankenstein
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This is Vista but very similar to XP, find and uncheck boxes, should help.


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Please give us feedback of what you tried from the suggestions and what results you got. If you still have the problem, I may be able to help fi you're still in the same situation. Just post here what you tried and what happened.

Mr Bogus

Trouble Makers Inc.
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You might want to right click the IE icon on the desktop (or from menu) and then click properties..

under "compatibility" there is a resolution button.. make sure it is not checked to 256..


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I had a similar problem when I started running Windows 7. IE8 doesn't display some pages correctly. Look at the top in your address bar, if there is an icon for "compatability mode", click it, that should fix the problem. The icon looks like a page torn in the middle.


I am all that is BACON!
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if none of the previous things work. check your zoom in the, i think, lower right corner, you might have mistakenly set it to something besides 100%.

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