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:whistling: The first thing I noticed was that my monitor's resolution changed from its standard 1024x768 to 800x600, which made everything appear big and wouldn't fit my wallpaper properly. Also, all my icons were reset to their default positions. I managed to fix these problems and my screen resolution and icon arrangement has stayed normal, except from when I tried a system restore.

My computer has been running very slowly. It seems like it takes five times as long to load anything (programs, web pages, etc.). It also takes far more time than normal to restart my computer (it even failed to reboot once, and I was forced to unplug and replug my computer to get it to start up).

Whenever I scroll down the page in any window (in IE, Word, Frontpage, or any other program, it does so slowly and there's this weird "ripple" or "wave" effect to the scrolling motion. It does this whether I use a window's scroll bar or my mouse's scroll wheel. Also, a similar problem happens whenever I drag a window across the screen.

Whenever I tried to fix the previous two problems, I started by consulting Window's Help & Support as well as several websites. My graphics card is Nvidia TNT2.

This text always appears:


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Cannot Install this Hardware

There was a problem installing this hardware:
Nvidia RIVA TNT2 Pro graphics contoller

An error occurred during the installation of the device

The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request.


Every time I try unistalling and reinstalling the driver, the Hardware Wizard keeps saying the same thing as above, and the video controller's properties keep saying the same thing after each attempt to reinstall.

hpoefully you can help..
thanks..
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1: Try to remove driver in safe mode.

2: Do you have two video connections at the back of the computer? If yes, try to move the monitor cable to the other connections. Ignore video quality, just tell us if the computer runs faster.
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I've tried what you said but its still not working.

I have another video connection at the back of my computer but when i try to move the cable of the monitor to it, the monitor is not working. i think the video connection is not working.

Any other advice?
Thanks.
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Open the computer and remove the add-on video card. Move the monitor cable to the other connection and see if it works.
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The computer is faster now.
Thanks for the help.

Another thing, my highest color quality became 24 bit. Can i still change it to 32 bit?
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Right click an empty space on the desktop click Properties > setting. Set the colour quality to 32 bit. If you do not succeed then you probably have to reinstall the video driver.
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