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By flame408 ·
my computer displays colors like the one for paperwalls at startup and thats how far it goes. what can be the problem since i have tested it on different monitors but i get the same colors please help i got lots of stuff i need to work on.

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by chandru1121 In reply to monitor problem

hi , check the refresh rate and dpi in system properties setings which should be compatible with the monitor.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to monitor problem

it 'could be' you have been set to 16 colors by a game program or something. Control Panel/Display/Settings tab/Color Quality.
but also sounds like it is using the fallback vga graphics driver, which means you need to download and install the latest version of the graphics driver for your system.
others here can help if you post whatever info you can find stamped on the card, or if it's onboard video, what motherboard numbers.
if you watch the black screen with a warmed up monitor from a power off restart, the first thing on the screen usually is the video bios announcing itself. a clue. ati, a mfg, for example, has a tool find out what your card is. it is on their website. other mfgs have similar. so if you can get at least that much info, see?
post os version also?
if xp, have you considered trying a system restore point

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