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09-11-2000, 04:15 AM
I have an Aptiva IBM K6 the monitor I originally purchased at the same time recently died on me. I had insurance and they sent me a new similiar brand monitor. The problem is that now whenever I go to load a new game with a CD which requires me to change the settings, such as color to 16 bit and/or pixels, the monitor will not accept them and the screen goes black. I have to go into safe mode to reset the settings and it is making me crazy. I cannot play any games, can somebody help or give me some advice. I have even tried used my recovery disc which meant backing up all my files to floppy and then reloading everything. I thought it might be because my son had downloaded quite a few emulators, games and mp3's but I have had him remove everything. Again HELP PLEASE. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif
09-11-2000, 06:58 PM
I have had similar problem as this with a magnovox monitor and also an acer monitor. The problem I had was the Acer monitor just isn't supporting more than 16 bit color or 800x600 display or else it goes haywire, luckily I have memorized the key stroke commands to change back to acceptable levels if I do that. The Magnovox is just a monitor on it's way out, it old, and it is not functioning properly
It sounds to me that the montitor you have either requires it's own special driver, or else it is not a replacement monitor to the one you have, and you should be pitching a fit to them to fix it, though I am not the world's expert on this, maybe someone else has an idea...
09-11-2000, 10:22 PM
I may have an easy fix for this, wow, what a change that would be around here. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/wink.gif
Did you change the monitor type in the hardware Device Manager? If not, the system still thinks you have the old CRT. Monitors don't use drivers, but they have information files that tell Windows what they can take for resolution and refresh.
Try setting to low resolution and refresh, then setting the CRT type. Let us know if that helps.
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09-12-2000, 01:06 AM
You might also try setting the monitor to "Unknown Monitor", that's the setting that works for everything for troubleshooting purposes, then try and find the inf file ixl mentioned, and load it.
Windrivers (http://www.windrivers.com) and WinFiles (http://www.winfiles.com) are the two places I'd look for the inf files.
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