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Can't change my resolution - everything is garbled


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Metathron

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Hi guys,

I have had to reinstall Windows XP and all of the drivers afterwards, but my display settings won't go higher than 640x480 with four colours and everything looks huge and the colours all garbled and messy looking. I have had the same problem 5 months earlier when I bought the computer and have had to install everything for myself, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was that I did back then to solve the problem.

My monitor is SONY LCD SDM-X73
My graphics card is Gainward 9600GT 512 MB

I have updated everything and still the display settings won't budge.

I am desperate, please help. :sad:
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gator325

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sounds like a driver issue - i had same problem when i put in a new hard drive a few months back - what type of PC is this? custom or a Dell, HP or something else?

you have any restore disk with drivers on it?

Edited by gator325, 07 August 2008 - 04:14 PM.

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It's a custom made PC, I have installed the drivers from the CDs, then downloaded drivers from the internet again, and nothing's changed; When Windows loads I still get a message saying "Please update your display driver and program".

Please help. :)
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Troy

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Have you tried uninstalling it from the Computer Management window?
  • Right-click My Computer and select Manage
  • From the menu tree on the left, select Device Manager
  • Open the [+] next to your Display Adapter and select Uninstall
Reboot and install the latest drivers downloaded straight from Nvidia's Driver download page.

Give us an update after you've done this.

Cheers

Troy
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