January 28th, 2001, 11:46 AM
Picturebook display resolution problem
My Sony PictureBook C1XS uses a NeoMagic MagicMedia256AV adapter, and it no longer lets me change the resolution. The complaint I get is "The display control panel is unable to change the display settings. Please check your display hardware in device manager.". I run Win98 (4.10.2222A), and the Device Manager tells me everything's fine. Anyone have any ideas?
January 28th, 2001, 02:44 PM
Since it was working fine till you updated the drivers I would run scanreg /restore & put the registry back to the day before you changed the driver. Do this from the dos prompt & it should restore your docking configurations like they were.
January 28th, 2001, 09:27 PM
Nice to know that you can do that, but it didn't work for me. I suppose it's because I had uninstalled and re-installed the drivers. Any other ideas?
January 29th, 2001, 07:42 PM
For posterity, the solution appears to have been to reset to VGA mode (uninstall all video drivers) and then re-install the drivers when Win98 boots and detects the hardware. I was sure I'd gone through that process a couple of times, but it finally worked. Perhaps the other monitor had to be plugged in for it to work.
January 30th, 2001, 07:07 AM
Make sure you don't have Microsoft Net Meeting running. IT will keep you from changing the resolution. What is has to do with the graphics driver, I will never know but soon as you disable it , you can change the resolution
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February 6th, 2001, 08:43 PM
Wow! You hit the nail on the head with that one! My problem had just mysteriously reappeared, and I was back at Sony, getting no support.
I'd activated NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing. Just deactivated it and problem is gone. Thanks!!