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Video on the fritz

By shaloo_isu ·
My video will not display above 16 colors at 640x480. I have the Radeon 64MB DDR and am running on Windows ME. I have been working on this since May, please help.

--Things I have tried:
Reinstalling drivers from CD
Getting updated drivers from web
Different Monitors
Updating AGP drivers
Updating BIOS
Making sure the card is seated properly
Make sure I have DirectX 8.0

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by SixFourtyKilo In reply to Video on the fritz

There is nothing conflicting in device manager, correct? If you were in device manager and double-clicked "My Computer" to View Resources, nothing is conflicting??

Try a generic video driver (Super-VGA 1024x768), just to see if you can get a different resolution AT ALL. If you cannot use the generic driver then you need to send the video card back, especially if device manager says there is nothing wrong with your display card.

Post a comment as to what you find out!
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by shaloo_isu In reply to Video on the fritz

The problem has not changed. Addition info I remebered is this problem began with my last video card, I bought this new better card to try solving the problem. That leads me to believe that the main problem isn't with the card. The problem baganwhen I installed my ethernet card. The only thing with a ! in Device manager in my modem which I don't use.

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by richard_barsby In reply to Video on the fritz

Hi when you right click the desktop & select properties & then settings, below left of monitor in panel it tells you what monitor and graphics card are installed what does yours say, you can email me at richard_barsby@hotmail.com.

Rich

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by shaloo_isu In reply to Video on the fritz

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by danpiers In reply to Video on the fritz

In your comment, you mentioned that your modem had an ! in the Device Manager. I would try removing it from the system since you do not use it anyway. Next, boot into SAFE mode and go to the Device Manager again. Look under Display and remove allentries. Re-boot and let the system go to NORMAL mode. If it doesn't find the video card this time, you need to verify that the CMOS Setup is set to use a PnP OS and re-enable the configuration bit if that setting is available. Once the system re-starts, if the video is still wrong, go to the Device Manager and check SYSTEM DEVICES for Plug and Play BIOS settings and PCI BUS settings. IRQ Steering should be enabled under the PCI BUS. Good luck.

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by shaloo_isu In reply to Video on the fritz

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by mm212 In reply to Video on the fritz

I've run across this issue and the way I worked around it is to initially set the display settings to 640X480 at 256 colors, reboot, then it would allow me to change it to the display settings I wanted. I believe it's something in the way the drivers interact with Windows.

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by shaloo_isu In reply to Video on the fritz

I tried that too and I though it would work, however when I have it set above 16 at 640x480 it give me a blcak screen when the desktop should appear and windows seems to freeze because a Ctrl, Alt, Del doesn't work.

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by ecvs85 In reply to Video on the fritz

I don't sure that this will work or you have try it before, but here goes:
1. Try to reinstall the OS(WinME).
2. Try Another OS, example: Win98.
3. Reformat the hard disk(make sure that you have backup entire data on the HDD)and reinstall everything.
4. Try another motherboard that is 100% working and had no problem before.

Hope this will help you.

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by shaloo_isu In reply to Video on the fritz

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