Resolution is stuck and so is color

not sure
March 8, 2008 at 23:40:37
Specs: ME, not sure
I used to have it on 256 colors but now it won't let me change back and is stuck at 640X480 Pixels

My comp was having problems>>Went into safemode>>came out...and stuck...

using WindowsME...help??...

This site already helped me fix my mouse...haven't tried to fix my sound yet but hoping to get to that soon :)


See More: Resolution is stuck and so is color

Report •


#1
March 9, 2008 at 11:40:11
Sounds like you need to reinstall your video drivers.

Report •

#2
March 9, 2008 at 11:45:06
I just looked at your next post about the sound. If you've been manually editing system.ini that may be why your video isn't right.

Running scanreg /restore will restore a previous registry as well as system.ini. If scanreg shows a backup from before you started editing system.ini then you might want to do the restore. If not, then likely reinstalling the video drivers will also fix it.


Report •

#3
March 9, 2008 at 13:51:33
The sound post I was only editing system.ini because I found another post where a guy was having the same problem and it was on the microsoft help website or watever and so yea. it's the only thing I changed and my res and color was all skrewy before I did that.

Re-install drivers...okay how do I do that exactly...I don't wanna try myself and skrew this up :P


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
March 9, 2008 at 15:26:22
If it's an on-board video then the drivers should be on the disk that came with the motherboard or on their web site. If it's an add-on card--PCI or AGP--the drivers would have come with the card or would be on the card or video chipset manufacturer's site.

If you don't have any disks or info on the card, it may still show in 'display properties'. Or you can look at the card itself for identifying features like a model number or chipset number and then google those for the drivers.


Report •

#5
March 9, 2008 at 15:50:13
You telling me to open my computer up then? I don't even have a "properties" thing when I right click on my Display thing in my Control Panel.

I have no info on the card, or at least I don't think I do.


Report •

#6
March 9, 2008 at 16:23:31
is you computer a brand name one like a compaq,dell,hp or gateway?

larry


Report •

#7
March 9, 2008 at 16:35:48
uh,HP XL768 is what it says...

Report •

#8
March 9, 2008 at 16:55:06
This should be the drivers:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/win9x_...

You probably need the 10.7 meg english verison.

If you haven't already done so you should probably update directX to ver 9c. (You can run DXDIAG to see what version you have. If you already have at least ver 9a you're probably OK and don't need to update.) The link on the nvidia page to microsoft goes through an unnecessary verification process. Here's a better download:

http://downloads.guru3d.com/downloa...

Running that download should extract about 10 files. Run the one that says 'dxsetup'.

If you do update directX do it before installing the drivers.


Report •

#9
March 9, 2008 at 17:57:14
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...

larry


Report •

#10
March 9, 2008 at 18:12:18
Windows cannot find "DXDIAG" =/

Report •

#11
March 9, 2008 at 20:09:45
Unless you typed it in wrong then I guess you don't have directx installed. Maybe just install the video drivers and see how it goes.

Report •

#12
March 9, 2008 at 21:18:42
Is DirextX the actual Display thing or do I need to uninstall soemthing first?

Sorry if I'm sounding stupid or like I'm not listening just don't want to skrew up my computer any more then it is because I can't get a new one anytime soon


Report •

#13
March 9, 2008 at 21:47:53
NVIDIA May be the name of my Display Driver...if it is in the Display Adapters thing in the Systems one...if that helps any idk

Report •

#14
March 9, 2008 at 21:50:17
(edit) Yeah, it's supposed to be nvidia. The driver link I gave in #8 above is to their site.

Most games and video drivers want directx installed. Here's one persons rambling explanation on what it is:

http://www.twilightgames.com/extras...

But you can try just installing the drivers. If you don't have directx and the drivers need it you'll get a message to that affect.


Report •

#15
March 10, 2008 at 14:31:22
So I uninstall my nvidia then after that I go to the site you put on here and download that (those?) one(s)?

Report •

#16
March 10, 2008 at 15:09:58
Yeah, you can do that. The problem might not be with the drivers themselves since it's showing as nvidia already but hopefully uninstalling and reinstalling will fix whatever the problem is.

Report •

#17
March 10, 2008 at 19:09:16
*bows down and worships*
Thank you both! it's fixed :)
THANK YOU!!! :)

Thanks Dave & LArry!


Report •

#18
March 10, 2008 at 20:40:36
You're welcome. We're glad you got it fixed.

Report •

#19
May 8, 2008 at 21:17:35
(For morpheusxdiana. These are some generic procedures for installing 9X and ME drivers. I can't give you anything specific as the driver install method depends on how the download is put together.)

The driver download will usually either be an .exe or .zip file. It needs to be in that form because the download will consist of several files. For an .exe file you just click on it and run it. For a .zip file you need something like winzip. In both cases the files will be extracted.

You need to keep track of where the extracted files are deposited. Sometimes you can specify a folder. In that case make it something like SOUND, for example, for sound drivers or VIDEO for video drivers. It can be anything you want (as long as a folder by that name doesn't already exist) but preferrably something easy to remember. If it doesn't give you a choice just try to keep track of where they go. It'll often show on the screen as the files extract.

After they extract, sometimes a SETUP program will run automatically. If so, you shouldn't have to worry about where the files are located. The setup program should install all the driver files in their correct location and update the registry. Then, almost always, you'll need to reboot for the new drivers to take affect.

If a setup program doesn't run you can browse to the folder where the files downloaded and see what's there. There may be a SETUP.EXE file you can run that will do the installation.

If there's no setup file then you need to do the install via an .inf file. The .inf file is a text file that tells the OS where all the files go and how to adjust the registry. To install the drivers using the .inf file it's usually best to go to 'device manager', click on the hardware item that needs the drivers and choose 'install drivers' or 'update drivers', whichever shows there.

When updating that way, it'll ask where to look for the drivers. What it's looking for is the .inf file. The problem with 9X and ME is it'll only search where you tell it. Now the typical download may contain drivers for several different OS's--windows 98, windows ME, etc. In that case, extracting the files should create several folders for each of the OS's. These folders will actually be subfolders in the main folder created when the files where extracted. So if you installed the files in a folder named VIDEO there may be several subfolders with the drivers for the various OS's. Usually you can tell the correct folder by it's name--98 drivers might be in the folder named 'Win98' or something similar. Note that if there appears to be no win ME drivers then win 98 drivers should work.

So when it asks where to search, browse to the driver folder and its subfolders. Folders containing an .inf file will be highlighted. But you need the .inf file for your particular OS. Once you've found it click 'next' or whatever continues the installation.

Sometimes during this install it may seem your system has stopped responding. Just let it sit there and usually it'll continue. Sometimes the 'New hardware found' box will open as the files are installed. That can be confusing but it's usually OK to click 'next' and continue the installation that way.

In some cases you may need to do a second installation as the hardware item may have more than one function. Many modems, for example, will want to install a 'wave device for voice modem'. But it can only do so after the modem drivers are installed and the system rebooted. There will be a second .inf file for those drivers in that case.


Report •


Ask Question