Wondering if you know how to change the Display settings on your desktop?
- Right click an empty spot on your desktop and choose Properties in the pop up menu.
- In the Display Properties window which should pop up click on Settings.
- On the Settings Tab under Colors click on the downward arrow.
- See if you can choose 256 Colors and then click Apply.
- If it ask you to reboot, go ahead and do so.
Did This work?
If not let's try reinstalling the device drivers.
have you installed correct drivers for your monitor and displaycard???
If not installing the drivers, should fix the problem. smile.gif
Since you have no CD from your Video Card manufactor , we will install the best device drivers Windows supplies. Follow the below steps.
- Right click the My Computer Icon Choose Properties.
- On the System Properties Window Click the Device Manager Tab
- On the Device manager tab be sure the View devices by type is checked.
- Click the Plus mark in front of the tree entry DISPLAY
- Underneath DISPLAY should appear the name of your video card, click this entry so that it is high lighted.
- Now click the Properties button.
- A video card properties window should pop up, click on the Driver Tab.
- Now click the Update Driver Button on that page.
- This should open the Update Device Driver Wizard
- Click Next. Be sure the Search for a better driver... is checked. click Next.
- Now choose CD-ROM and put your Windows Installation CD in your CD drive.
- click Next. If it can find a better driver, follow the directions and install. If not keep the driver you have.
You may wish to repeat this process only in Device Manager
click the plus mark in front of Moniters
, repeat the rest of the steps. In my case no driver is needed for my monitor. Let us know if there is a triangle with an exclamation mark in front of your video card entry in Device Manager
If this replaces your drivers reboot and see if you can now change the Display Properties, setting the colors to 256. Rebooting if needed.
Does this work? Regardless, you should consider upgrading all your device drivers with more recent versions. Have you looked around your computer manufactors web site? Companies often have a Customer Support section which includes the latest hardware upgrades. if you can find that online for your system do every upgrade they recommend is neccessary for your system. Especially do any BIOS upgrades and of course Video. Also post exactly which computer you have company name, Model number and the like. So we here have a better idea what we are dealing with. I'm assuming you don't have a custom built computer.
If you do have a custom built computer or if you wish to learn more detailed information about your system than Windows provides, gerryf
provides a good tip (as always !)
you can download everest home edition
You can read about it Here
or Download it here
. It is a great very informative program, you may wish posting whatever information Everest tells you about your Video card.
If this doesn't work you may wish to look thru your at your system BIOS settings. Let us Know.