I totally believe this is an OS problem based on the troubleshooting I've done, if the mods feel this would be better in another forum please move it.This is probably going to sound like an easy one, but it's got me stumped. Up until yesterday everything worked fine, until I unplugged my monitor in order to test another machine, when I plugged it back into my main machine I only had 640x480 graphics (this was at the login screen. When I logged in and went to video settings the only options I had were 640x480 and 800x600, but couldn't move the slider to 800x600. The only color quality available was 4 bit. I removed the display adaptor from device manager along with the monitor. On reboot everything looked normal (I had all resolution options available in settings), windows detected a vga controller, but not my actual card. I then installed my video card drivers, on reboot I was back to 640x480.
Can Not Adjust Resolution Above 640x480 4bit
When I logged in and went to video settings the only options I had were 640x480 and 800x600, but couldn't move the slider to 800x600. The only color quality available was 4 bit. I removed the display adaptor from device manager along with the monitor. On reboot everything looked normal (I had all resolution options available in settings), windows detected a vga controller, but not my actual card. I then installed my video card drivers, on reboot I was back to 640x480.I removed the display adaptor and rebooted, it returned to a normal screen. I loaded older drivers and I went back to 640x480.
Screen Resolution Won't Change From 640x480
The video card on this computer would just cut out from time to time, and i'd to have re-set the cable for it to work. i figured theres a loose connection, so i got another video card to replace it with, since this is a work computer.So after installing the new (actually its a used video card, ASUS v7700 TIvx, but still definitely works) video card, the computer starts up at the correct resolution, 800x600. It looks fine, but when you drag anything or scroll on a web page, the video lags. So i found the correct drivers and installed them, and rebooted.
The computer reboots in 640x480 at 4-bit color quality. when i change the resolution to 800x600 at 32-bit color quality, it just defaults back to 640x480 at 4-bit. i found that i can change the resolution to 800x600 at 4-bit, but when i try 16-bit or 32-bit quality, it just go right back to 640x480 at 4-bit.i thought maybe it was the video card, and tried to install the old one again (its a geforce 2 mx card). so i re-install it and install the correct drivers, and still the same exact thing happens, (prior to any of this, the geforce 2 mx card worked fine at 800x600 at 32-bit) i can't get it to correctly change to 800x600 at 32bit, it just keeps defaulting back to 640x480 at 4-bit.
Can't Seem To Be Able To Adjust Screen Resolution / Color
I just got done reinstalling XP and now am having a few problems. I can't seem to be able to adjust the screen resolution/color. I don't have any sound. And I get messages about errors in the regisitry telling me to go to http://fixreg32.com to fix them (spyware?).
Monitor Resolution Stuck On 640x480, 16bit
I've gone into the advanced display settings for monitor and driver, followed all of Dell's Troubleshooting advice, downloaded monitor-specific drivers... I can't increase the resolution. Is this a problem with XP or my monitor? This happened after my brother ran all the system recovery discs. It appears several drivers didn't install correctly. He actually ended up ditching this computer for a new one because he was unable to get this one online. I think I've gotten it back to fully-functioning, but I need advice with this monitor stuff.
Problems comes when I restart or bootup when I'm done with the comp. On bootup, it opens up a window saying windows will automatically adjust the screen resolution, and I have no other option other than click
Can I Adjust Monitor Resolution From The Task Manager
I just need to know: what do I run from the Task Manager to get to a place where I can change monitor resolution? (Assuming it's possible ^_^). Does anyone know?[Yes, you may have noticed I need to do things with the Task Manager all the time that ought to be done with the start menu, I'm going to post all about that another time, Because it might be a biggie.
Cannot Adjust Screen Resolution After Updating To SP2
I updated Windows XP to Service Pack 2 yesterday. After installing and re-booting, the screen resolution and the colours of my monitor have changed (big icons and only four colours), which makes it look like it was in Safe Mode (which it isn't).I have tried to change the screen resolution and the colours under Display properties - Settings, but it only gives me the option of a screen resolution of "640x480 pixels" (the slider won't move) and colour quality of "Lowest 4 bit".I presumed it was a driver issue so I have tried to uninstall the graphics controller in the device manager and re-install it with the latest driver.
Unable To Adjust Screen Resolution For CNet Webpage?
I'm really bombed out when I have to scroll left to right on any web page. I love CNet forums, but it is a constant matter of that irritating scrolling that may make me stop using it. Yeah, I've tried adjusting my screen resolution, but then the type is so small it becomes a chore to read it. And, other websites designed to use my screen resolution look ridiculous in the browser. I don't care what "statistics" say about screen resolution,the vast majority of web sites are constructed to fit 800x600 res. Either that, or the web masters are smart enough to code them to fit various resolutions.
4 Bit Resolution After Xp Pro Upgrade
I upgraded an emachines t2542 from xp home to pro. Now I can't fix the resoluyion past 4 bits. Did the advanced settings, but all that is listed is "default monitpr" with no option to click on 'properties'. Went into device manager and there is no 'display' tab. The only items with ???? on them are an audio and a 'vga' device. I tried to update driver for vga, but it says it cannot be found even though I have the HP 17vs disk in.
4 Bit Colors 800x600 Resolution
I had a virus (supposedly) that was ending my explorer.exe over and over again, and the process in the task manager that appeared to be doing so was IEXPLORE.EXE, I know thats IE, but I figured since IE is broken on my computer (go figure) and I have FireFox, why not attempt to delete IE, because every time I ended the process it would come back.So I went into safe mode, I went and deleted the whole IE program folder (stupid thinking) and went back into normal windows. What I saw scared me... I had 4 bit colors (which is what I'm on right now typing to you guys) and 800x600 resolution, and I can't put it any higher.
At Boot Up Computer Goes Into A 4 Bit Resolution Mode
When I turn on my computer, it goes into a 4 bit resolution mode and when I go to control panel / display to change the resolution the bar won't move ; it wont allow me to change it. there was also a message about the computer not being able to find some PCI device all of a sudden, not too sure what that is all about.Really trying to avoid formatting.
Stuck In 640 X 480 Resolution 16 Bit & No Sound
I have a Dell Dimension 2400. My hard drive died & I bought & installed a new hard drive. I reloaded Windows XP with SP 1 which is the CD that came with my system (about 5 yrs ago). I completed the install & now the images on my screen are all screwed up. When I go to change the resolution the only selection in 640 X 480 Resolution 16 bit. When I go to Device Manager I do not see an ICON for my video. I also do not have sound. Can someone help me with this. I have an integrated motherboard. The video & audio cards are burnt into the motherboard. Can someone please help me with this.
Installed SP2 Results In Getting Screen Resolution Of 4 Bit Color?
I just reformatted C:, and reinstalled XP Professional. Works like a charm, but every time I try to install SP2, I lose the screen resolution; it changes to a max of 4 bit color and 480 x xyz pixels as my only choice. I reloaded the monitor drivers for the hp pavilion f50 monitor, but that doesn't help. I finally loaded SP1, and that is fine, but I cant get SP2 to allow decent screen images... and SP3 had some other error when I tried to load it, and it wouldn't even try to install.
Can't Run Anything 16-bit (on A 32-bit Machine)
I don't have an x64 machine, just a 32-bit Core 2 Duo. So, I don't know why I can't run 16-bit applications and DOS programs. Whenever I try to run something made for Windows 3.x or a DOS application, I get "NTVDM.EXE has encountered a problem and needs to close, sorry for the inconvienence..." Is it corrupt or what? This is a brand-new machine. I need to run several old MS-DOS applications and they won't run. COMMAND.COM but not CMD), EDIT.COM, QBASIC, they all bomb out with the error.
32-bit Won't Boot On 64-bit MB - Can Boot Into Safe Mode
I have an ASUS M2A-VM motherboard (64-bit) with an AMD dual-core 64-bit CPU. The system boots and works fine when I use a HD loaded with XP64, but it won't boot when I use a HD loaded with the 32-bit version of XP Pro. It just loops through the BIOS banner screen and goes to the Windows screen that let's me boot into Safe mode. None of the boot options there will work--it just loops back through the POST. How can I get it to boot using the 32-bit version of Windows XP Pro?
640x480 Pixels - Display Setting Seems To Be Fixed
I fixed this problem a few months ago, now it back and I forgot what i did.(rolling eyes) The display setting seems to be fixed at 640x480 lowest 4 bits color quality When I try to change it to 1280x1024 highest 32 bits and hit "apply" is reverses itself back to 640x480. 4 bits or 1280x1024 stays there but the bits goes to lowest 4 What to do? The monitor dpi set at 96 with nividia forcefx5500 "device is working properly"
Won't Allow To Change The Resolution
I have a HP 7965 computer. this morning the computer started having a resolution problem and it won't allow me to change the resolution. Also on the resolution page it shows a plug and play in lieu of a monitor. This computer is used mainly for computer games and internet. I thought about reformatting the hard drive since playing the medal of honor game sometimes the pc locks up but I can't find my restore cds.
640x480 Forever - Blank Drive In One Of The Other Lenovo Boxes
Our offices have many Lenovo computers, 2004 vintage, no model name shown anywhere. The original driver disc is long lost, but for all but one of these, Windows XP finds built-in drivers that just work. Here is my chronology for the Bad Box that doesn't just work, there's really no alternative except to put the files that the box wants on the drive. To do this, I put the blank drive in one of the other Lenovo boxes (identical hardware in every way) and used XXClone to make a bootable clone of that other drive, put it back in my Lenovo and it booted fine, video looked great. I noticed that this system had never been updated and was running the original flavor of XP (confirmed in the properties of "My Computer"), so I downloaded Service Pack 2 and installed it.
LCD Resolution - Can't Recognizable Image
I purchased an lcd monitor to replace the crt one I have. WHen I hook up the lcd monitor the only way I can get it to dispay anything recognizeable is when I boot it in vga mode. when I go to adjust the display setting afterward it goes back into the jumbled unrecognizeable mess and It gets set back to the lowest settings to get anything to show up. anyone have any solutions?
Can't Read Writing In Current Screen Resolution?
I've recently replaced my old LCD PC monitor with my TV LCD monitor which is 20"however the only time I can read writing clearly is when I set the resolution to the TV's stats at 640x480 - very clear but the prob is that everything TOO big so I can't get around the screen. How do I keep this clarity at 640x480 but make everything fit the screen?I've tried different resolutions but nothing works as clear as the above.
Computer Won't Maintain Resolution - Blue Screen Of Death
This strange behavior started happening recently on otherwise solid workstation: Every other time i reboot my computer, the display resolution will have dropped back to its lowest setting; (800x600) When i try to set it back up to its highest Resolution setting (2560x1600) it sometimes will not allow it and drops back to 800x600. Other times it crashes to Blue Screen of death, then reboots itself. Sometimes when I launch Adobe Premiere Pro 2, the computer crashes to blue screen of death.
Choosing An OS / Vista Home Premium 32 Bit, Or XP Pro 32 Bit
I need help on choosing an OS. Right now I could use (and have access to) Vista Home Premium 32 bit, or XP pro 32 bit. First which of these two would be better(and why)Also if I could get my hands on either 64 bit, do you think that would be better (I have heard that 32 bit programs such as most games run better in 32 bit OS)?