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Help! Only Display Option is 16 Colors!


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mizpac76

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I just rebooted my computer and reinstalled windows ME. Everything went smooth but I can't get my display option back to "High Color". My only option is "16 Colors"! I've tried restarting the computer with the "selective" option (msconfig), I tried changing the Desktop Theme to one that required high color thinking it would work once I restarted..... it didn't work either. What am I doing wrong???
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It sounds like you need to install your video drivers. Do you know what kind of video card you have? And if not, do you know how to find out?

Edited by The_Sloth, 14 July 2005 - 08:21 PM.

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Heres my Everest summary.


Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows ME
OS Service Pack -
DirectX 4.07.01.3000 (DirectX 7.1)
Computer Name OEMCOMPUTER (Unknown User)
User Name default

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Celeron, 667 MHz (10 x 67)
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset Intel Whitney i810
System Memory 192 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type Phoenix (09/05/00)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
Video Adapter Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
3D Accelerator Intel i752
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce4 MX 4000
Monitor Compaq P70 [17" CRT] (715CA10MD399)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Intel 82801AA I/O Controller Hub - AC'97 Audio Adapter

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel 82801AA Bus Master IDE Controller
IDE Controller Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
IDE Controller Secondary IDE controller (dual fifo)
Floppy Drive GENERIC NEC FLOPPY DISK
Disk Drive GENERIC IDE DISK TYPE01
Optical Drive SAMSUNG CD-R/RW SW-208B (8x/4x/32x CD-RW)
Optical Drive SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148 (48x CD-ROM)
SMART Hard Disks Status Unknown

Partitions:
C: (FAT32) 14583 MB (12633 MB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
Mouse PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port

Network:
Network Adapter Intel® PRO Adapter
Network Adapter PPP Adapter. (172.167.56.87)
Network Adapter PPP Adapter.
Modem Actiontec 56K External Modem

Peripherals:
USB1 Controller Intel 82801AA I/O Controller Hub - USB Controller
USB Device USB Mass Storage Device


Debug - PCI
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Go here for the drivers for your nVidia card, unfortunately I can't find the drivers for the Intel video card listed. Do you use the onboard video card or the add-in card?
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I use the add in card. I'll let you know if it works! Thanks for the fast response.
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Thank You, Thank You! My computer now displays beautiful High Color.
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Great! Glad to hear it worked for you :tazz: .
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