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A few days ago booted my PC (XP OS) and the display was very grainy. Found that this was because the parameters were set at 640x480 resolution and 4 bit colour. i tried to reset these to optimal values, but when I press apply the screen goes blank for a few seconds then returns with the same low resolution. Oddly immediately after this there comes the little pop up asking if I want to keep the 'new' settings, even though the settings haven't changed. I tried the option where the computer restarts after changing the settings, but once again it started in low resolution. I tried the option in the XP startup menu which says something like 'restart windows with last functional parameters' but this doesnt work either. If I open in safe mode i get normal resolution, but unfortunately cant really do anything else with the computer. I cant find any viruses on my machine. I'm completely stuck so any help would be deeply appreciated.
Cheers, jon
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Have you tried reinstalling your video drivers? Sounds like the drivers have been corrupted.

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Sorry could you please tell me how to do that? I'm not very computer-literate.
thanks
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Hey there onetime4yourmind, what graphics card do you have?
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mobile intel ® 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family
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Ok go here and follow the instuctions:

http://downloadfinde...?ProductID=1862

When you have downloaded and installed the drivers let me know if your problem has been solved. Cool :whistling:
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spike hacker, thanks for the advice and sorry to bother you, but i couldn't install the graphics card i downloaded. install wizard said that the driver couldnt be installed on this computer. I also tried to install it manually as suggested by the readme instructions, but this didnt work either, because what i downloaded was not a zip file but an application, so i couldnt find the .inf file that was needed. or something like that. thanks again and if you've got any further suggestions i'd appreciate it.
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sorry to bother you

No problem, you not bothering me at all.

Try downloading this one:
http://www.soft32.co...4-178908-1.html

Cool :whistling:
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sorted!

thanks, you people are good.
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