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twistedone

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I'm not sure if this is the right place to be posting this, but I seem to be having problems on a laptop of mine. If you look at the screenshot I have attached you can see what I am talking about. In the top right corner it looks like the color is distorted. I think it might be related to the video card drivers but I'm not positive.

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GrantG

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I don't see any color distortation. Is the fact the writing on the page appears to be half-cut the problem?
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Hi,welcome to geeks
this one interests me
remember I am working blind so bare with me
also if you haven't mentioned it yet:
- what model of computer,
- what os, XP pro or home
- how old is it

to be honest I cannot see what you are talking about from the photo
- how about the graphic card drivers
- what about the monitor

Edited by fleamailman, 18 October 2006 - 04:59 PM.

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twistedone

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I'm looking at the screen I posted from another computer and it is hard to see it on this one. To answer your question its an IBM Thinkpad R52. It has XP professional on it with SP1, and I just reformatted it a couple of days ago. The video card is a Radeon Mobility x300. The thinkpad has an updating tool that finds any necessary updates needed and the drivers are from there, but I'll try and find some drivers elsewhere.

I guess the best way to describe the problem is that it seems to be blocky towards the top of the screen. If I have a solid color across the top of the screen, it seems like there are bands where the color is not quite consistent. If I adjust it to 32 bit color, it improves uon the problem somewhat, but it is still noticeable.

Edited by twistedone, 18 October 2006 - 05:31 PM.

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Since it's becoming less of a problem when you change the settings, visit the Radeon website for the latest driver for your graphic card. If it makes no difference, try your onboard graphics card port. If neither fixes the problem, I'd take a guess in saying there's a problem with your monitor.
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twistedone, thanks for the information
runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste this in slot: devmgmt.msc
- press: enter
do you see any yellow blobs
(means the driver is missing)
here is the maker's site for the missing drivers if any
http://www-307.ibm.c...ocid=MIGR-58931

hope this helps then



here is the maker's site perhaps the lastes drivers would solve things here
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