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screen colors change whenever a screen/page is changed

by knmadan2004 / February 26, 2006 9:52 PM PST


I have a windows 98 SE OS.
CPU Type Intel Pentium II, 350 MHz (3.5 x 100)
System Memory 128 MB (PC133 SDRAM)
Video Installed Drivers sis6326m.drv

The problem is that when any desktop icon is clicked, a short duration color change occurs to the screen backgrond. Similarly when accessing web pages the colors of text and images on the screen change for a while . The original colors reappear soon enough, either by itself or when a cursor is pressed or moved on the page. Please help.


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Normal operation IF...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 26, 2006 10:11 PM PST

The number of display colors is 16 or 256.


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As Mr. Proffitt sayeth....
by reefurbb / February 27, 2006 8:55 AM PST

Control Panel-Display-Settings, change to at least 24 true color, and 800x600 pixels.
If'n this gives you trouble, go to, free registration but ya gotta click on an ad the first time to get through. (soon may not be a free site). then get to the driver search page and look through the many ("all drivers") to find a more current driver. It appears this one may be 1999.
Or go to the PC Mfg site to find support for newer drivers.
Also go to and get "memtest86" onto a floppy to test your PC133 ram. Never hurts. I've found 3 bad sticks in the past month.

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