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Display/color problem after SP2 install

By sonja2mallory ·
After I downloaded and installed SP2 from Win Update, my display went looney. The colors the control panel only only allowed 16 colors and 4 bits, there were many areas which did not show as solid colors and looked "tweedy," and I couldn't correct anything. Even my welcome page has these problems.

Please help, my eyes will thank you!

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Display/color problem aft ...

sounds like the video driver went south. I have not heard of this as outcome of sp2 but i know nothing! I would look in device manager and write down name of current video driver. then i would download video driver from mfg website latest version for xp. while i was there i would try to see if others were having this problem. reinstall the video driver, that should fix things. also do your windows updates and get the latest version of directx installed.

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by wlbowers In reply to Display/color problem aft ...

If your computer is name brand go the manufacturer's site and download the video driver for your system.

If you have replaced the video card or your system is built go to the card's site and get the latest driver.

There are more than I could list in the 2000 character limit, but here are some of the majors.

nvidia:
http://www.nvidia.com/page/home

ATI:
http://www.ati.com/support/driver.html

Creative: http://us.creative.com/support/downloads/

3dLabs:
http://www.3dlabs.com/static/?page=4

Good Luck Lee

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