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Old 01-13-2013, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all I'm new here this is my first post so go easy :P My girlfriends laptop was going not so good for a while so her brother formatted it and reinstalled windows vista. Now the laptop is quicker but the screen is stretched out like crazy. I'm thinking I need to install video card drivers but I cant for the life of me find drivers for her video card anywhere, even on the Acer website.

The laptop is a acer aspire5742. I would like to know what I can do to get the screen resolution corrected. Do I need new drivers? Can anything else be done? I'm not computer illiterate but i'm definitely no guru... Any help would be awesome, Thanks!
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe if you run windows update ill get the video driver as well give that a try and see.
also have you trying right clicking on the desktop go to display and see if you can adjust resolution from there.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you could try slim drivers from c-net downloads, its very user friendly, also you would want to search for drivers in relation to your video card ie: I searched for the windows legacy driver for my ati raedon 2100. but the easiest method is Slim Drivers, tat way you get all of your drivers updated in one.
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Enter your model, scroll down to VGA and pick the appropriate driver for the adapter you have in the laptop.
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I wold personally use windows 7. vista has a bad reputation for a lot of good reasons and of course i wouldnt just say "get windows 7" without telling you how, so re:Ballis_mclongd@yahoo.com for and ill help you out with that
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Just to make sure, since no one else has mentioned it...
Have you tried re-sizing in the screen resolution settings?
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Just to make sure, since no one else has mentioned it...
Have you tried re-sizing in the screen resolution settings?
He stated he hasn't installed any drivers yet, so I would start with drivers before just resizing the resolution.
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He stated he hasn't installed any drivers yet, so I would start with drivers before just resizing the resolution.
Yep exactly , and I did try to re-size through the resolution screen in the properties menu, but only 2 resolutions are available both of which really suck.

Oh and after a re-check I realized that it was windows 7 that was installed, not vista
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Alrighty well after some digging on that link that CarnageX posted I located, downloaded and installed the drivers for her graphic card. everything works perfect! You guys are awesome! Thanks alot for the help!
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Glad you got it up and running.
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