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My screen is messed up...It looks like its running in Safe Mode for some reason...but its not

And i cant get the colors above 16 colors

Its not my monitor because i tried it on another computer and it worked fine.

Does anyone have any clue whats wrong?

THANKS!
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new vid driver
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Hi donownsyou...

mcpscomp is right. You need to install the video drivers. Did you recently install any new hardware, software, or reinstall the operating system?

Right click on "My Computer" and choose "Properties". Click on the "Device Manager" tab. In the resulting list, are any devices marked with a yellow ? or ! ? If so, list them here for me.

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Hi donownsyou...

mcpscomp is right. You need to install the video drivers. Did you recently install any new hardware, software, or reinstall the operating system?

Right click on "My Computer" and choose "Properties". Click on the "Device Manager" tab. In the resulting list, are any devices marked with a yellow ? or ! ? If so, list them here for me.

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I checked and there is nothing in yellow or "!".
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Re-installing the video adapter drivers will be a good move

Download, install and run Everest Home Edition

Click + next to computer then summary

Look on right for display / video adapter

Look at the manufacturer’s site for the suitable drivers for your Operating System


If you are unable to find them, please post the make and model here before you download anything
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Re-installing the video adapter drivers will be a good move

Download, install and run Everest Home Edition

Click + next to computer then summary

Look on right for display / video adapter

Look at the manufacturer’s site for the suitable drivers for your Operating System


If you are unable to find them, please post the make and model here before you download anything

I am downloading that now...

I have a Gateway 400c

my display is: GatewayVX1120 on ATI Rage 128 VR AGP
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ok... :tazz:


Here is the page of downloadable drivers.



https://support.ati....dge&folderID=27

any suggestions?

Which should i DL? i only have a 56 k

Edited by donownsyou, 27 February 2006 - 09:39 AM.

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My System Summery...

I can get more info if needed.


--------[ EVEREST Home Edition © 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc. ]------------------------------------------------------------

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Report Wizard
Computer COMPUTER (Gateway PC)
Generator
Operating System Microsoft Windows 98 SE 4.10.2222A (Win98 SE)
Date 2006-02-27
Time 10:48


--------[ Summary ]-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Computer:
Operating System Microsoft Windows 98 SE
OS Service Pack -
DirectX 4.06.03.0518 (DirectX 6.1a)
Computer Name COMPUTER (Gateway PC)
User Name

Motherboard:
CPU Type Intel Celeron-A, 400 MHz (6 x 67)
Motherboard Name Intel Fiji FJ440ZX (1 ISA, 3 PCI, 2 DIMM, Video)
Motherboard Chipset Intel 82440ZX
System Memory 128 MB (SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (06/17/99)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display:
Video Adapter ATI Rage 128 VR AGP (English)
3D Accelerator ATI Rage128 VR
Monitor Proview 777(N) / 786(N) [17" CRT] (FBUL36021662U)

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Creative SB 64V on Intel FJ440ZX

Storage:
IDE Controller Intel 82371AB/EB PCI 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 TYPE47
Optical Drive LG CD-ROM CRD-8400B (40x CD-ROM)
SMART Hard Disks Status Unknown

Partitions:
C: (FAT32) 6474 MB (3267 MB free)

Input:
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft PS2 IntelliMouse

Network:
Network Adapter PPP Adapter. (172.148.72.47)
Network Adapter PPP Adapter.
Modem 56K Internet-Fax

Peripherals:
Printer Dummy Printer
USB1 Controller Intel 82371AB/EB PIIX4 - USB Host Controller
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If you have the software CD for the ATI card, you can use that to re-install
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If you have the software CD for the ATI card, you can use that to re-install

I tried that about 20 times.


This message board is my last resort before i chuck this thing out of the window
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Run through this and post the number of errors

Download, install and run Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up disc clean up

Run Tune Up registry clean up

Click optimize and improve to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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Run through this and post the number of errors

Download, install and run Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up disc clean up

Run Tune Up registry clean up

Click optimize and improve to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot.

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

Ok, I just got finished doing all of that.
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How many errors were there
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How many errors were there

a few...about 20 or so...but i had the program fix it.

I dont see any differences
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Run this on the ATI drivers then reboot

http://www.drivercle...ofessional.html

run tune up disc clean up then registry clean up

Install the drivers from the software CD
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