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Talking XP Resolution fix here - 11-09-2008, 10:59 PM

I found this fix for the XP resolution problem. The screen will no longer change from 800x600 to 1024x600 when logging on and your icons will not rearrange. I found the fix on this here: http://www.0xyg3n.com/?p=219 Make sure you download the 1.4.0 BETA1 version of AsTray. I tried the 1.3.7 first and it doesn't work the same.

This fix will also let you set your screen for resolutions up to 1920x1080. Of course, when displayed on the Mini's screen you will have to scroll around to see all of the screen.

You can also uncheck igfxpers from autostarting. This will stop the screen from the refresh flicker when XP boots.

UPDATE: BIOS A04 fixes the resolution problem.


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Default Re: XP Resolution fix here!! - 11-10-2008, 12:39 AM

That is awesome!

I LOVE being able to set the resolution higher. I can now use a few programs that I needed to be able to access buttons that were out of reach!
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Default Re: XP Resolution fix here!! - 11-10-2008, 01:05 AM

awesome. works perfectly
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Default Re: XP Resolution fix here!! - 11-10-2008, 01:37 AM

Works for me too. Good find! I have a feeling all this app does is do a regedit on the Welcome Screen resolution, but that's OK.


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Default Re: XP Resolution fix here!! - 11-10-2008, 01:42 AM

Woah.
This works great!
NICE!!!!
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Default Re: XP Resolution fix here!! - 11-10-2008, 02:05 AM

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Works for me too. Good find! I have a feeling all this app does is do a regedit on the Welcome Screen resolution, but that's OK.
I would think that too if I didn't see a resolution change right after that. Before installing it, it would start up to your desktop in 800x600, now it does not do that. So it isn't simply changing the login screen.
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Default Re: XP Resolution fix here!! - 11-10-2008, 02:08 AM

also, prior to the fix, if you put an icon on the right edge of the screen it wouldn't stay there. It would end up about 2 inches in on the screen.
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Default Re: XP Resolution fix here!! - 11-10-2008, 03:22 AM

Be careful. I installed this and my system is totally bricked. This sux :
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Default Re: XP Resolution fix here!! - 11-10-2008, 03:44 AM

Thanks for the heads up! This fix worked perfectly on my Mini. Great!
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Default Re: XP Resolution fix here!! - 11-10-2008, 02:00 PM

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Be careful. I installed this and my system is totally bricked. This sux :
I'm sorry to hear that happened. It's always a fear when stuff like this comes out.

If possible can you contribute any information regarding how your Mini 9 is set up and the circumstances around which this happened?

Any details could be important to help keep it from happening again to you or other folks.


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