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Monitor problem after power failure

by 7sorok / April 21, 2009 11:10 AM PDT

Monitor: Dell 19" LCD, Video Card: RADEON X600 256MB HyperMemory.
Compuror: Dell dimension 9100 ,winxp2
I started to have problems after power outage : the font in the IE7 address bar / Start Menus and so on looks faint and jagged like the monitor quality reset itself to a lower quality. How do I fix this problem? Display is set to highest (32bit). Please help.

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Tried Swapping In A Known 'Good' Monitor?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / April 22, 2009 3:56 AM PDT

If the second monitor shows the same problem, then it's not the monitor.

If the monitor isn't the problem, then you may want to to find an updated video driver for your graphics card and install it.

Hope this helps.


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Dell support page
by RonS [WINDOWS-TEAM] / April 23, 2009 1:20 AM PDT
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Reset Desktop Theme
by LITTLEHELP / August 25, 2010 9:56 AM PDT

When my power went out I restarted in Safe Mode and then restarted in Normal mode. My menus were all screwy, pre-Vista style. I discovered that Safe Mode reverts back to the "classic" Windows theme so you just have to reset it by right clicking the desktop to get the Personalize menu. Then go to Theme and choose Vista. I hope that's the same issue 7sorok was posting about.

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