Tom Hill wrote:
After reformatting the hard drive on my Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop and
installing a freshly purchased copy of Windows XP Pro Upgrade, I find the
LCD screen display has become blurry.
Try increasing your desktop resolution to something higher than typical
setting i.e. 800x600 (I believe this is the default desktop resolution,
after a fresh installation, looks fuzzy on my laptop)...
The characters on the screen are darker, thicker and fuzzier than before.
The blurriness got better after I made sure all the correct video drivers
had been installed, and I downloaded the latest version of the DirectX
driver (9.0c) and added all the current Windows Update updates.
I then spent an hour on the phone with Dell checking everything else, a
conversation that ended with an invitation to send the portable to Dell for
Thanks, but no thanks - I need this machine now.
This has to be a software problem - that's all I changed. Any ideas?