Edited by tattoolover420469, 17 July 2005 - 10:38 PM.
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Posted 17 July 2005 - 03:21 AM
The way windows works, is that when it starts up, it looks for drivers for things like your sound card, your monitor, and your video card.
If windows cannot find the correct drivers, it will revert to using the standard windows drivers.
In your case, your video driver is missing, and so windows loaded up the standard video driver.
Since the standard driver is not really made for your video card, your monitor will only display in 16bit color mode.
To correct this, you need to install the correct driver for your particular video card.
First you must find out what kind of video card you have. You must know the manufacture, and the model number.
Everest is an information program that will tell you what kind of hardware you have on your computer.
If you install everest, and run it, you will see a screen listing many attributes related to your computer.
All you have to do is look down the list and find the item pertaining to Display. Expand the display key by clicking on the (+) sign and read what it says. There you should see a discription of what kind of video card you have and if you're lucky, the manufacture name and model number will be displayed.
Next you have to go to the manufactures site and find a driver for the video card and install it. This will enable windows to find the correct driver during startup and enable you to change from 16bit color to the maximum display color your video card is capable of through Display Propeties.
The first thing you need to do if you don't know the manufacture name and model number of the video card, is EITHER install Everest and find it in the listing, OR... find your computer manual and find the information there.
Once you know what you're looking for, you can download the driver and install it. OR... You can post the video card information here, and someone will help you find a link to the correct driver, and also help you install it, to get you going again.
Posted 17 July 2005 - 08:08 PM
Video Adapter Properties
Device Description Intel® 810e Chipset Graphics Driver (DC133 FSB133) 4.11.01.2523
Installed Drivers i81xdw9x.drv
Video Adapter Manufacturer
Company Name Intel Corporation
Product Information http://www.intel.com...se/chipsets.htm
Driver Download http://support.intel...upport/graphics
If that's not what we are looking for, can you tell me what to click? If you, can you help me go further on into the process?
Thank you so much makai!!
Posted 17 July 2005 - 08:34 PM
Close all running programs.
Double click on the downloaded file and follow the prompts.
After it installs, restart your computer.
After your computer restarts, go to Display properties, select the Settings tab, and change your Color quality.
Make sure you come back and let me know how it went.
Edited by makai, 17 July 2005 - 08:37 PM.
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