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Just in the last two weeks almost all the photo's/graphics on websites have become majorly fuzzy and almost unviewable. NYTimes photo's, graphics on the snapfish home page and even on the microsoft page.
Do I need to tweak my video driver? I restored to two months ago when all was well with no success. Don't need new glasses, it's not happening on my laptop or at work.
3 yr old Dell Dimension Pentium 3
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Welcome to Geeks To Go!

Try reinstalling your video card driver. If that doesn't work, make sure you have DirectX 9.0c (latest version) installed.

If neither one works, what browser?
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Internet Explorer, don't know which version..whatever came with the Dell 3 yrs ago.
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Just run all the windows updates using the Windows Update link listed in START-->ALL PROGRAMS. Get every update that shows up when you select EXPRESS.

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*EDIT* You will need to keep returning to Windows Update after each reboot until nothing is listed.

Edited by Fenor, 14 October 2005 - 06:01 PM.

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Start-All Programs-Windows Update- clicked run and nothing happened
Tnxs for your patience
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Try temporarily disabling your firewall. The link went to the Microsoft site, right (if not, don't disable your firewall)?
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You don't click run to go to windows update, it opens up your browser and you get sent to a website. THIS is the url that you should go to when clicking Windows Update.

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Updated everything from microsoft and installed the 2004 xpsp2 updates for the nVidia driver.
still no resolution to problem even the grey comment button on this site is blurred. :tazz:
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Direct X 9.0C downloaded, changed acceleration to -normal- ( I have a dial up modem)
no help. :tazz:
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Try deleting your temporary internet files and disable any accelerator you might have. You may have to rebuild your temporary internet files folder, but try the other suggestions first, please. You could also put your XP CD in, then go to the Start Menu and click Run, then type sfc /scannow, then restart when it finishes.
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Okay Pi,
deleted temp internet files.
Inserted OS reinstallation CD
it said that the version on my computer is newer than the one on the CD and when I
went to start menu/run it couldn't find sfc/scannow
Tanks for your patience
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:tazz:
THANK YOU PI
I just rebooted after emtying the temp. folder and the pictures are clear as day!
If I ever need help again I now know where to turn.
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Glad to hear it! :tazz:

PS: Notice the space between sfc and /scannow.
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