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Hi all, I wanted to gather all the required information by running nerd.cmd but couldn't even do that!

If someone can please advise me how to run a .cmd file, I can supply the full details and go from there! (I have a Toshiba Satellite 2510CDS and want to change the screen resolution!)

Hope I have arrived at the right place for some help!

Thanks, Roger

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Hi Roger,

A cmd file is just like a batch file. Just double click it and run. The data will be collected in a text file for you to look at.

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Thanks Teraphy for replying!

However, there must be something I have done wrong, because when I double click on nerd.cmd, I get the 'Open With' window! The file does not appear to execute, or if it does, I have no idea where the text file is placed!! ( I downloaded the files on a desktop, and used a floppy to move them to the laptop. I unzipped the files to a folder at C:\nerd.)

If you have a moment to reply again I shall be very grateful, thanks Roger

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You could try renaming the extension from CMD to BAT. Does the same thing but it might argue that too. Another alternative is to open a command prompt and execute it. [ start -> run -> "cmd" -> cd\nerd -> nerd.(bat|cmd) ]

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Hi and thanks for your further advice. I am still unable to run the CMD file, despite having reformatted again and reinstalled Windows in an attempt to sort things.

In case I have made a major misake, I shall tell you what I have done so far!

(BTW, maybe I should have made it clear that I am running WIN98SE on this old laptop, it does not have the grunt to handle XP).

I started by downloading (to a floppy disk) the zip file NERD core files v1.041 and then NERD[1].cmd_v1.044.zip (the hyperlink did not take me to v1.043 as mentioned in the document at 'http://forums.laptopvideo2go.com/index.php?showtopic=756' I allowed replacement of the original CDM file with the new one.

All the files on the floppy have been copied to a folder on the laptop at c:\nerd.

I am attaching 2 screen shots which show the files and their addresses on the laptop.

To recap my original problem, in case you can suggest a solution without my running the NERD.cmd file, the laptop screen is locked on 640 x 480 pixels, and the desktop fills only about 75% of the available screen. I am trying to increase the display size!!

Thanks for any further advice you can offer,

Roger

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There is the problem. NERD wasn't designed for Win9X. I know my files won't run and I do believe Rene uses lots of 2000/XP specific commands to get the desired values. With that said hopefully it'll save any future headache.

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that's right, and that's why it's a .CMD rather than .BAT: to prevent users running the commands on a win9x system and get unpredictable results (like erasing files or the like :) )

and then NERD[1].cmd_v1.044.zip (the hyperlink did not take me to v1.043
i for got to edit and update it.
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  • 9 months later...

Hi Roger,

I realize that this solution is almost 9 months later, but i don't know if u solved the problem or not. In any case this is for others who may run into similar issues.

I had the same problem when I upgrated my frnd's old Toshiba Satellite 2510CDS laptop from Win 98 First Edition to Win 98 SE, where the screen size gt locked at 640x480 pixels .

Solution :

Go to Toshiba Support site ( http://www.toshiba.com/tai-new/Support.htm )

Go to Computer Systems and Digital Products section > then Downloads

Select ur laptop model (mine was Satellite 2510 CDS) > then again click on Downloads

Filter by Category > Display

Download a driver (they are .exe files)

Run the driver and follow the instructions in the notepad file that will open after you execute the driver.

Once the driver is installed, u can change the resolution to 800 x 600 pixels and restart the computer for setting to take effect.

Hope it helps.

Lavi.

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