I run a Dell Dimension 4600 loaded with WIN XP Home and an old Compaq Presario 5030 loaded with WIN 98 SE. They are connected with a KVM switch to a Compaq MV500 Monitor which has been steady as a rock for seven years. I see no reason to discard it until it fails. The monitor resolution is fully adjustable at three resolution settings when running the Compaq. But a couple of weeks ago, it dropped to the lowest setting (640 x 480 pixels) and will not budge when the Dell computer is connected to the monitor. This setting is unacceptable to my digital photo processing program. Before this occurred I was seeing a small warning panel while booting up the Dell unit, which gave me a choice between setting the resolution myself or permitting WIN XP to do it. I always chose WIN XP. When the setting stuck, I tried XP tools, including the video wizard, to remedy the situation. So far, nothing has worked. Now I'm beginning to wonder if my video driver(s) are corrupted or if my video card is failing in the Dell unit. I have located the video drivers on the web so I can download them if necessary. Installing new drivers involves going into the registry. I would have to save the old settings, delete them from the registry and install the new ones in their place, according to the MS Knowledge Base. Before I do this, I would like to hear about any simpler solution that any of you know about. Paul K. -- ** Remove the anti-virus footer, ads, and this line and everything below when replying ** For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://www.freelists.org/webpage/24hoursupport To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.