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Need Help :(

by doho / January 4, 2004 6:17 AM PST

Alright so here's the story..

Yesterday I came home from blockbuster after renting some dvds to watch. I turn on my computer and see that it was on 800x600 resolution. I was like hmm.. thats strange.. shouldn't it be on 1024x768? So my computer loaded slowly and normally and I went to my properties. I go to my settings and realize that under Monitor it says (Default Monitor) On with no video card after it. That's strange, my monitor is a flat screen Samsung SyncMaster 570V TFT. So I set my settings back to 1024x768. Yay! Back to normal! .. or so I thought. I went to my Control Panel -> System -> Device Manager and looked for my monitor. But it was nowhere to be seen! ***? I was like.. surely it's nothing too bad.. So I play around and attempt playing some Counter-Strike on OpenGL. Guess what? It gives me an error. I attempt to go to HP and Samsung's websites because my computer is a HP Pavilion 514n and my monitor is said above. No fixes..

So my questions are -

What do I do? My monitor practically got deleted from my computer. Any advice?

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Re:Need Help :(
by doho / January 4, 2004 6:18 AM PST
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By the way I use a Windows XP Home Edition with Intel Integrated 82845G Chipset for Display Adapter

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by Michael Geist / January 4, 2004 6:36 AM PST
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Re:Re:Re:Need Help :(
by doho / January 4, 2004 6:48 AM PST
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i don`t have any virii or trojans i searched for them

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by doho / January 4, 2004 6:57 AM PST
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btw how do i crank back the clock with system restore ? =/

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by Michael Geist / January 4, 2004 7:06 AM PST

Pests come in more then one form, not just viri. Spyware is a leading cause of system slowdown. Run those tools that are in the link.

System restore is accessed through>>>
Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore.

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Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Need Help :(
by doho / January 4, 2004 7:14 AM PST

it doesn`t have a restore point before 5:50 of today =(

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Is System Restore enabled....
by Michael Geist / January 4, 2004 7:23 AM PST

look in System Properties/ System Restore?

Run the tools and be prepared for a clean install of Windows.

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Continue Here..
by doho / January 4, 2004 7:32 AM PST
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No I do not have it enabled. And if I have a clean install of Windows XP will I lose all my files?

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Re:Continue Here..
by Michael Geist / January 4, 2004 7:52 AM PST
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Not if you create backups to an external media of all your needed files.


On a clean install you need to:

1) Install updated motherboard drivers for XP
2) Install updated device drivers for your hardware
3) Reinstall all programs
4) Reinstall your backed up files.

Here is MS's explanation:

A Clean Install is done as a last resort when other options have been exhausted. Have you run the bug removers?

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by doho / January 4, 2004 7:54 AM PST
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yes i have run them and deleted many stuff.. mostly just redirectors and ad stuff

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Re: Need Help :(
by p4nda / August 28, 2004 4:20 AM PDT
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Well.... try these
>Did you re-install your Windows lately?
>Maybe you should upgrade you video card.
>Did you watch your DVD on your computer? Maybe it reset your Video card setting or something.

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by diverdan007 / August 28, 2004 6:38 AM PDT
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