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logan11

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I'm at my grandmother's house and her computer screen is very dark. Pictures don't show up and when I try to play games I can't see anything.

The brightness and contrast are turned all the way up. I have no idea what to try next.

:tazz:

Thanks in advance,
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Edited by logan11, 12 July 2005 - 10:02 AM.

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austin_o

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Could be the monitor is going bad. If you tried adjusting the controls on the monitor and it does not change, try another monitor.
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when you go into your windows does it look alright? or still dark?
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Next time you go to her house take your monitor and try it. If it works OK you'll know what the problem is.

Edited by Tyger, 13 July 2005 - 07:31 AM.

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logan11

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its been like this ever since she got it.

and she lives 9 hours away so it's not like i can just put my monitor in the car and come to her house to test it :tazz: we come down here for a month in the summer

but anyway, is it possibly a setting that it was preset when they got it? and the screen isn't so dark that you can't see anything, but things such as my avatar i can barely see

thanks again,
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Edited by logan11, 13 July 2005 - 10:51 AM.

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logan11

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Ok I talked to the guys at Gateway and they said my video card isn't compatible with XP, only 98 and 2000...

so now my question is....

can I trick it into thinking I'm on '98?

:-P

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your avatar is very dark.
what make and model of video card
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um I have no idea, this isn't my computer I'm using right now. If you'll tell me how to find out I'll look. And the avatar I think is fine because I uploaded it on my computer which works fine
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Start>all programs>accessories>ststem tools>system information
Your avatar is DARK
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ok im in system information but i dont see anything about video card... im really bad at computer hardware and this is new to me so could you please tell me exactly where to go?

and on my computer at home, you can see a grey robe, almost white skin and a dark yellow book

on the one here u can brely make out a face and the top of a book

sorry to be so much trouble :-/

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right click on my computer > manage > device manager > display addapters... you can double click the adapter and see if you can update your drivers from microsoft
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ok so i double clicked it, when into driver, pressed update driver, and told it to update and it said it could not find a better match than what I have installed.


:tazz:

if it;s true what the people at gateway said, then there HAS to be a fix somewhere. I mean, I can't be the only person in the world that bought this computer then switched it from '98 to XP
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ok well when you clicked on the device what kind of card is it?
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NVIDIA RIVA TNT (Microsoft Corporation)
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i'll get you a link to the newest driver
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