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by I'm confused / December 17, 2004 6:33 AM PST

I don't know what happened to my display settings, but my computer is only running on 16 colors and my icons on my computer are huge. My settings page is only giving me an option for 16 colors. I don't know how2 this happened, but is there any way of restoring my old setting?

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display problems
by kpearson / December 17, 2004 7:37 AM PST
In reply to: Display settings

Is your computer running in safe mode?
what os do you have? if you use win 98 or 98 se
right click on my computer icon top left corner,
then click on properties then click on peformance.
if your in safe mode it should tell you.
If that`s not it try reinstalling your video drivers
You might also check in the control panel to see if their is a conflict.
left click on my computer,then control panel,then system then device manager,should show a yellow ! or a red x if theres a problem. good luck.

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Display settings
by wjstock / December 18, 2004 5:43 AM PST
In reply to: display problems

Same problem here. Windows ME. I lost my display settings the same day (12/17/04) your message was posted. Have 16 colors and no more settings seem to be available. Tried system restore, didn't work. System information report says:
Item name Value Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
Adapter type: not available
Adapter description: (standard display types)
Adapter RAM: not available
Installed drivers: not available
Driver version: vga.drv
INF file: 4.0 (MILLDISP.INF section)
color planes: VGA
Color table entries: 4
Resolution: 16 X 640 X 480 hertz
Bits/Pixel: 0
Memory Address: 0xA0000-0xAFFFF
Memory Address: 0xB0000-0xBFFFF
I/O Port: 0x03B0-0x03BB
I/O Port: 0x03C0-0x3DF
Memory address: 0xFF000000-0xFF7FFFFF
Memory address: 0xE7EF0000-0xE7EFFFFF
I/O Port: 0xCC00=0xCC7F
Memory adress 0xC0000-0xC7FFF
Driver c:\windows\system\vmm32.vxd (, 1,008.75 KB (1,032,956 bytes), Not Available)

Can anyone help me?

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by Tman1 / December 18, 2004 4:01 PM PST
In reply to: Display settings

You need to install the drivers for the video card.

No, Standard PCI Graphics Adapter is not your video card, that's just a generic Windows supplied driver for it.

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How I fixed the same problem
by kovicky / December 27, 2004 12:59 AM PST
In reply to: Display settings

When I checked my video drivers on my system it showed that they were operating properly. I was able to ask my system to go to 256 colors but when I restarted my computer, it went back to 16 every time. After talking to our IT server guy, I found our box of software and located the CD that had the original Video Drivers on it. I installed it (it kept asking if I wanted to keep my current files...they were newer...I said yes each time until the process was complete). After the install was complete it automatically restarted my computer and I was set up with 256 colors. The last thing I did was go back into my display and change my screen area to 800x600 pixels. Hope this helps.


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