Monitor Settings Problem (what did I do?!)

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January 9, 2010 at 14:23:19
Specs: Windows Vista
I'm not sure how it happened, but someone messed with my computer in such a way that, whenever I used my television to project my monitor, the television would only show the background image. I fiddled with the settings to see if I could correct the problem, but I just made things worse!

My problem now is that, whenever I look at the display settings window, it's practically bare except for the resolution (which only lets me choose between 800x600 and 1024x768), colors and advanced settings. Anyone out there that can save this computer-retarded soul?


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#1
January 9, 2010 at 14:52:07
Open Device Manager by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Device Manager.‌ Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Then look for some yellow markers and POST the results here....

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#2
January 9, 2010 at 15:29:28
Alright, I happened to fiddle around a little bit more on Device Manager and found out that something had happened to my NVIDIA. Fixed it and have it running smoothly and mirroring what is on my monitor onto my television.

However, there are yellow markers on three different Network adapters ("Microsoft 6to4 Adapter" #1-3). I don't know what these are and I don't want to mess with network stuff too much. Any explanation on that?

EDIT: The previously mentioned adapters say that they don't work properly because "Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)." I'm not looking to fix this very soon (won't be online for much longer) but some advice would still be helpful.

Oh, and I forgot to actually say thank you! I was unaware of the Device Manager, that was a lifesaver.


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#3
January 10, 2010 at 10:21:30
Yup, the problem you have described is a symptom for bad drivers....that`s what I suspected as well...BTW, I am glad you sorted it out....

Google is your friend

www.google.com

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