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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.
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 )
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.
Originally posted by SciYro 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.
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
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.