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Ok, My parents gave me their old sony vaio PCG-C1XN notebook/picturebook.

When i got it i found a trojan on it and so decided to try to get rid of it, i tried every trick in the book and it just wouldnt disappear...so i decided to format the notebook and start again from scratch.

The Notebook only has a 6GIG HD but i figured i could put XP home edition on there and it would be cool.

Booted up ok and seemed to be working fine...But the only resolutions i can chose from on XP are 800x600 or 1024x768...the screen is 1024x480 though!!!!

i have searched the net for some drivers that might effect the resolution but as of yet have been unsuccessful.

Does anyone know what i can do?

I have 2 disks that came with the laptop which i thought the drivers might be on, but sony preinstall the software needed to run the disks, and since i formatted the laptop, i no longer have the software and so cane even explore the disks.

Pls Help

Thankyou all in advance

MaK
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http://esupport.sony.com/perl/swu-li...ing&SelectOS=7

I hope the model number works for you, there was no PCG-C1XN to choose
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Tried some of the software on there and it dint work unfortunatly...

Think i will just get in touch with sony and see what they can do...

Thanks a lot for the help though mate, much appreciated

even though you an ATI guy...you cool in my books

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The display driver did not work properly?
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You do relize that that laptop was not designed for XP. THe drivers for the video probably wont be out there as it looks like the on board video is sony propriatary.

128 bit graphic accelerator with 2.5MB Video RAM, Direct 3D support

no manufacturer is listed so that leads me to that conclusion.

Now here is what i would do. Now take this with a grain of salt because it will take some time.

1st the laptop was originaly released with 98se. So you will have to go back to the beginning. format and install 98se use the upgrade files http://esupport.sony.com/perl/swu-li...ion&SelectOS=6 to move up to w2k. Now here is the thing. I would stop here but you will want to go to XP. First run a check upgrade only switch on the xp install to see if the driver is compatable if it is Do an upgrade from 2k to xp it may allow the driver from 2k to run. no promisises.

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