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How to force 1440x900 resolution on Windows XP?

Hey everyone

I have this toshiba p20 with Windows XP pro installed, the display has not got the native resolution option for 1440x900 and I use 1024x768 but Iooks terrible.

Has anyone got any ideas how to force a resolution or any tool, I have used the Regedit thing but that doesnt work, has anyone got any ideas?

also I have tried to change the resolution in the set but there is no option for 1440x900

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Nathan cole said:

Hey everyone

I have this toshiba p20 with Windows XP pro installed, the display has not got the native resolution option for 1440x900 and I use 1024x768 but Iooks terrible.

Has anyone got any ideas how to force a resolution or any tool, I have used the Regedit thing but that doesnt work, has anyone got any ideas?

 

 

And... did you install the graphics driver? Does Toshiba perhaps have a specific driver for the display itself? If not, does it say Generic PnP monitor in device manager or Generic NON PnP monitor? If the latter, update the monitor driver and force the Generic PnP monitor driver over it and reboot.

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It likely doesn't show up because the machine is missing graphics drivers. Install those first.

 

Snappy driver installer might be of some help as well. https://sdi-tool.org/download/

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1 hour ago, iamdarkyoshi said:

It likely doesn't show up because the machine is missing graphics drivers. Install those first.

 

Snappy driver installer might be of some help as well. https://sdi-tool.org/download/

Holy balls, 15.5GB of drivers. I hope that software has an updater because downloading 15 gigs every few months would be rather insane, lol.

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5 hours ago, NelizMastr said:

Holy balls, 15.5GB of drivers. I hope that software has an updater because downloading 15 gigs every few months would be rather insane, lol.

That's the offline pack. If the machine is networked, then the program will fetch what it needs instead of needing the whole driver pack

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2 minutes ago, iamdarkyoshi said:

That's the offline pack. If the machine is networked, then the program will fetch what it needs instead of needing the whole driver pack

Ah, pretty nice. Good to know :) 

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8 hours ago, NelizMastr said:

And... did you install the graphics driver? Does Toshiba perhaps have a specific driver for the display itself? If not, does it say Generic PnP monitor in device manager or Generic NON PnP monitor? If the latter, update the monitor driver and force the Generic PnP monitor driver over it and reboot.

no, Toshiba  doesn't have any drivers for the display, and nvidia doesnt have any to as it has nvidia fx graphics.

Also it doesn't have any pnp or display, or anything else like that in device manager, all it says is "video controller (VGA compatible)"

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9 hours ago, iamdarkyoshi said:

It likely doesn't show up because the machine is missing graphics drivers. Install those first.

 

Snappy driver installer might be of some help as well. https://sdi-tool.org/download/

unfortunately snappy driver detects that the driver is missing, but cant find any drivers for the graphics.....

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4 minutes ago, Nathan cole said:

no, Toshiba  doesn't have any drivers for the display, and nvidia doesnt have any to as it has nvidia fx graphics.

Also it doesn't have any pnp or display, or anything else like that in device manager, all it says is "video controller (VGA compatible)"

You should be able to find it here: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx

If you don't know the exact gpu you have, check windows dxdiag (if that comes up as generic vga, you may need to try gpuz or bios).

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14 hours ago, Nathan cole said:

no, Toshiba  doesn't have any drivers for the display, and nvidia doesnt have any to as it has nvidia fx graphics.

Also it doesn't have any pnp or display, or anything else like that in device manager, all it says is "video controller (VGA compatible)"

Ah Nvidia FX Go series. Yeah, for those chips Toshiba needs to supply drivers.

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14 hours ago, Nathan cole said:

unfortunately snappy driver detects that the driver is missing, but cant find any drivers for the graphics.....

I did some digging and the closest I could find for a 5200 Go driver was on a sketchy driver website that had a driver for a presumably similar Lenovo laptop: http://www.driverscape.com/files/notebook/Lenovo_E600_Vga_XP_V1.exe. IDK, give it a shot, it may or may not work.

 

here are the rest of the drivers too in case you're interested: http://www.driverscape.com/manufacturers/toshiba/laptops-desktops/satellite-p20/2056.

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11 minutes ago, panther420 said:

I did some digging and the closest I could find for a 5200 Go driver was on a sketchy driver website that had a driver for a presumably similar Lenovo laptop: http://www.driverscape.com/files/notebook/Lenovo_E600_Vga_XP_V1.exe. IDK, give it a shot, it may or may not work.

 

here are the rest of the drivers too in case you're interested: http://www.driverscape.com/manufacturers/toshiba/laptops-desktops/satellite-p20/2056.

Driverscape's actually pretty good. Just don't download the crappy driver update tool

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Uncheck "hide resolutions not supported on this monitor" option.

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