Stuck on minimal resolution/color setting
Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:47 PM
Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:17 AM
2) Have you updated your video drivers? click START >> RUN >> type devmgmt.msc and select the Display Adapters and update your display drivers. Alternately you could go to START >> RUN >> type in dxdiag and select the display tab. There you will find the name of your device and then check the manufacturers website for updated drivers.
3)Have you tried entering safe mode, safe mode with vga, etc., what does the video look like here?
It sounds like a driver issue and/or conflicting drivers. It might be that your video card's driver is fighting with windows video drivers. Also, update your OS as well. These files all need to be updated so everything can play nice.
Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:41 AM
Reboot and at the second post screen (Black Screen) start tapping the F8 key.
When you get to the Advance Boot Menu using the arrow keys scroll down and highlight the line that says Last Known Good Configuration That Worked and then pess Enter.
The system will reboot and hopefully use the correct video driver for you. Please let us know how it works for you.
Posted 08 January 2010 - 09:15 AM
Posted 08 January 2010 - 09:25 AM
Posted 08 January 2010 - 03:55 PM
I've tried everything suggested except safe mode, which I just did, and the resolution and color settings are back to normal! So, it would appear this is a driver issue. So, what do I do from here?
Oh, and booting last good configuration didn't work.
Edit: I don't know if any of this will matter, but I'll throw it out there, anyway. I've had the Combined Community Codec Pack installed for awhile. I have run some h.264 files with it with no problems. Just before my display settings went bonkers, I was downloading some stuff from the Final Fantasy Shrine Forums. I was under the impression anything there was safe, but maybe I'm wrong?
Also, I was viewing a region 2 DVD in VLC player just before going to work. I had tried viewing it in Windows Media Player by changing the region setting. Suppose this changed settings for the drivers, as well?
Edited by TBsmasher, 08 January 2010 - 04:05 PM.
Posted 08 January 2010 - 04:39 PM
Posted 08 January 2010 - 04:50 PM
glad to hear everything is back to normal and now up to date.
Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you and thank you for choosing GeeksToGo for assistance.
Edited by rshaffer61, 08 January 2010 - 04:51 PM.
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