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Old 04-05-2004, 03:44 PM   #1
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Problem with notebook video drivers


I have an HP Pavilion ZE4300 notebook in which I just reinstalled Windows on for a friend. Unfortunately, the size of the actual viewing area is much smaller than the screen size. What I mean is that when you look at the screen it shows a small viewing area, and around it, it is all black. Kind of like a thick black border. My guess is that this has to do with the video drivers, because the graphic quality is very very low as well. However, I cannot find the drivers for this video card (ATI Mobility Radeon). I've looked pretty much everywhere. Are there any suggestions of what I should do, or where I might be able to find these drivers? Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 04:50 PM   #2
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1) this is a windwos question!!!

2) the problem is becasue the resolution is low?, if this a a newer latop change the screen size to 1000X1000 (well, i 4get the actual numbers, but the first one is the number past 1000)
 
Old 04-05-2004, 04:53 PM   #3
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It seems to me (and I have seen this before) that you have only loaded the 'default' driver that comes with Windows. Head over to www.hp.com and download the correct drivers for that machine - in fact, I'd suggest that you grab all of the various hardware drivers for that machine and install them - get everything running as it should be.

(Oh, and further to SciYro's post, I think he means 1024x768 )
 
Old 04-05-2004, 05:04 PM   #4
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1) this is a windwos question!!!
There is nothing wrong with that, this is the general forum, not the linux - general forum. I have been informed by tricky in some thread or another that LQ welcomes windows related questions in the general forum.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 05:46 PM   #5
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2) the problem is becasue the resolution is low?, if this a a newer latop change the screen size to 1000X1000 (well, i 4get the actual numbers, but the first one is the number past 1000)
At first, I thought the same thing. But every time I change the resolution, the viewing area still stays the same size, but the resolution changes. It's almost as if it is a monitor inside of a monitor. I'm not sure if I am explaining this correctly, sorry if I'm not. It would probably be easier to draw a picture of it.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 06:33 PM   #6
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I have a similar model (ze4230). The drivers for everything in your machine are available at

http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/taskPag...arent=software
 
Old 04-06-2004, 07:33 PM   #7
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Pauli: i know that almost anything is allowed in this forum, but what i did ment was that if its a windows question it would probably be ask in a windows place were windows experts can answer, cause the answer would probably be most accurate there
 
Old 04-07-2004, 12:42 AM   #8
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It has been my experience that most Linux users I have found helpful in the forum (LQ) were once Windows gods before they hit the limit of what that OS is capable of. While I am sure there are exceptions, being good at running Linux doesn't imply being bad at Windows administration.

Just something to think about..
 
  


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