View Full Version : Weird Monitor Problem

01-21-2001, 07:38 PM
Recently I tried to upgrade my graphic card driver by going to the company's website. After downloading the upgrade, I installed it. It then told me to reboot and I did. When it rebooted my screen was in an irregular form. It was in the settings of 640x480 pixels, and 16bit for colors. And under the display, it said I was running on an unknown monitor with an unknown graphics device. I can't seem to change it back to the settings they were at before, it seems the computer can't read what monitor I'm using or what video card I'm using. I've tried reinstalling the graphics hardware software and nothing has changed.
I need help, thanks for reading.
P.S.- I'm not very good at computers

Paleo Pete
01-21-2001, 09:25 PM
Boot into Safe Mode and remove ALL video cards listed from Device Manager. Reboot and let Windows find the card and install it. Then make sure the new drivers are unzipped, and install them from device manager.

In Device Manager click the + beside Display Adapters, highlight the video card, click Properties, then the Driver tab, click the Update Driver button and browse to the new driver. Follow the onscreen prompts.

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01-22-2001, 09:06 PM
You may have to take the same steps with the Monitor if the Device Manager is not indicating the right type of monitor. If you don't have driver disks and your model is not indicated when you click Show All, try using a generic that is closest to what you have, such as "Super VGA".


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