My laptop's graphics card (nvidia 7900GS) blew it's load a couple of weeks ago. Since then I've been using safe mode in low res with artefacts all over the screen. I've found that I can get by with 1024 x 768 with 16-bit colour and hardly any artefacts - i.e., usuable until I can source another graphics card or laptop. How can I force this res so that I can boot into windows proper ? Native screen res is 1440 x 900 and 32-bit colour. No chance of seeing that again And you may answer immediately Mike.