Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Remove 800x600 video profile from XP for good?

  1. #1
    Fusion Brain Creator 2k1Toaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Colorado, but Canadian!
    Posts
    10,053

    Remove 800x600 video profile from XP for good?

    Is there a way to remove the 800x600 portion of the driver with XP?

    My el cheapo chinese monitor blew up its 800x600 support some years ago, so I have been using 640x480 and 1024x768.

    Well I am updating to a C2D setup, and XP keeps trying to force 800x600 to this screen. I keep selecting 1024x768 and on the next reboot the XP logo shows with the horizontal bars, then the monitor flashes no signal and turns off. Then I need to either pull out my spare CRT to the trunk, or haul it to the basement CRT to get it back.

    So basically I want to remove 800x600 support from XP. Doable?
    Fusion Brain Version 6 Released!
    1.9in x 2.9in -- 47mm x 73mm
    30 Digital Outputs -- Directly drive a relay
    15 Analogue Inputs -- Read sensors like temperature, light, distance, acceleration, and more
    Buy now in the MP3Car.com Store

  2. #2
    Maximum Bitrate jonessc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Wales, UK
    Posts
    787
    Im sure youve already thought of this, but just incase im thinking Powerstrip may be able to do something like that by editing the monitor info, to appear as if it only has that as an output option. ive only ever used it once, so not 100% sure how to, maybe worth a bash tho.

    Had a similar problem with the hertz, and had to put it back to an external monitor in the house to resolve it. Its annoying !
    CarPuter Progress:
    Planning:-----> [||||||||||] 100%
    Hardware Buying:-> [||||||||||] 100%
    Software:-----> [||||||||||] 100%
    Installing:-----> [||||||||||] 100%
    Current Project= Making skins in photoshop...

  3. #3
    Confusion Master
    Auto Apps:loading...
    Enforcer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    If you go down to the woods today, You're sure of
    Posts
    14,625
    Disclaimer : this may not work and may possibly screw up your system. !!!!!!













    Still reading?

    OK here goes then.

    In the windows directory there should be a inf folder (it is normally hidden) in here are a whole load of inf files, you need to find the ones that are for your video card, it may take some figuring out but you can look at the properties of your card to help.

    One of those inf files will have a list of supported modes.

    1. backup this file.
    2. remove the modes you want.
    3. reboot
    4. pray
    5 if it works I bow and say thank you, if it doesn't I'll not to try it in future.


    GL

Similar Threads

  1. Software Review: Windows XP Media Center 2005 Edition!
    By nFiniteTuning in forum The Review Palace
    Replies: 180
    Last Post: 05-01-2007, 11:54 AM
  2. Low Profile PCI Video Card
    By FiReToY in forum Input Devices
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-23-2004, 11:00 AM
  3. Low profile video card
    By mmendis in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-09-2004, 07:35 AM
  4. 10.5" LCD 800x600 for $79with video card
    By Squeeky in forum LCD/Display
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-12-2003, 10:46 AM
  5. xp 2 video cards
    By inline4 in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-08-2002, 01:20 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •