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16 color video and large screen size problem

by bakerboarder / December 27, 2007 10:59 AM PST

System info:

HP Pavilion XL 761
P3 850MHz w/ 128MB RAM
40GB HD
Intel 82810e Graphics Controller
HP M70 17" SVGA monitor
Windows ME

Here's the issue. My system.ini file became corrupted several months ago and I was unable to replace it using an earlier version from a System restore. I now have what I belive to be a generic system.ini file in place. (I'll copy the text in at the bottom). So far the computer has been usable with normal color and video (1024x768), but has required the selective startup process (4 choices ,normal, safe, booted, etc) which bothered my wife. I tried to fix that today and go back to the normal bootup in MScofig. This brought the return of the 16 colors and large screen size. I've been unable to get back out of this even when returning to identical setting. I've downloaded the latest Intel driver for the graphics controller, but that didn't get me anywhere. I'm wondering if its the system.ini which is causing me grief.

Here's the text of the file:
;
; *** DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE! ***
;
; This file was created by the System Configuration Utility as
; a placeholder for your SYSTEM.INI file. Your actual
; SYSTEM.INI file has been saved under the name SYSTEM.TSH.
;
[boot]
system.drv=system.drv
drivers=mmsystem.dll
user.exe=user.exe
gdi.exe=gdi.exe
sound.drv=mmsound.drv
dibeng.drv=dibeng.dll
comm.drv=comm.drv
mouse.drv=mouse.drv
keyboard.drv=keyboard.drv
shell=Explorer.exe
*DisplayFallback=0

[386Enh]
ebios=*ebios
device=*vshare
device=*dynapage
mouse=*vmouse, msmouse.vxd
device=*vcd
device=*vpd
device=*int13
woafont=dosapp.fon
keyboard=*vkd
display=*vdd,*vflatd

[drivers]
wavemapper=*.drv
MSACM.imaadpcm=*.acm
MSACM.msadpcm=*.acm
wave=mmsystem.dll
midi=mmsystem.dll

[mci]
cdaudio=mcicda.drv
sequencer=mciseq.drv
waveaudio=mciwave.drv
avivideo=mciavi.drv
videodisc=mcipionr.drv
vcr=mcivisca.drv

[drivers32]
MSACM.imaadpcm=imaadp32.acm
MSACM.msadpcm=msadp32.acm
MSACM.msgsm610=msgsm32.acm
MSACM.msg711=msg711.acm
MSACM.trspch=tssoft32.acm
vidc.CVID=iccvid.dll
VIDC.IV31=ir32_32.dll
VIDC.IV32=ir32_32.dll
vidc.MSVC=msvidc32.dll
VIDC.MRLE=msrle32.dll
msacm.lhacm=lhacm.acm

Thanks in advance for the help. - Bakerboarder

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Looks OK.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 27, 2007 11:06 AM PST

Try the motherboard driver package too.

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Motherboard BIOS update done - no change
by bakerboarder / December 27, 2007 2:27 PM PST
In reply to: Looks OK.

I downloaded and installed the BIOS update from HP, with no changes to the color or resolution problem. Where do I go from here?

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Worth trying...
by Blue_Zee / December 27, 2007 11:12 PM PST

Start in Safe Mode and go to Control Panel > System > Device Manager, click the + sign on the left of Display Adapter to expand it and delete ALL entries you find there.

Restart in normal mode, letting Windows reinstall the driver and hopefully solve the problem.

Confirm that by right-clicking an empty space on your desktop, select Properties and the Settings tab.

Is the graphics card correctly identified? Can you change the screen resoluton?

Good luck.

Zee

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Sucess!!
by bakerboarder / December 28, 2007 1:50 PM PST
In reply to: Worth trying...

Thanks Zee!! Your instructions worked great. I did get driver file conflict during the process of windows updating the drivers, but it grabbed the new ones and everything is working great now. - Thanks again.

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Great!
by Blue_Zee / December 28, 2007 5:38 PM PST
In reply to: Sucess!!

And you're welcome.

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