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Only have 16 colors available

By Huddee102 ·
I had to reformat my hard drive and now only display in 16 colors. How do I obtain all the colors again. It only has the 16 colors available to me.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Only have 16 colors avail ...

You need to download the drivers for the video card in your computer. Find out what video card you have, go to the website for that manufacturer, and get the drivers for your video card model and OS type.
Install the drivers, reboot, and there you go!

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by TheChas In reply to Only have 16 colors avail ...

Depending on what version of Windows, and your hardware, you will need up to 4 drivers to get your color options back.

First, check with the video card manufacture and verify which version of DirectX is supported / required for their driver.

Then, install drivers in the following order:

Chip-set / system drivers for the motherboard.
Make sure to install the AGP mini-port driver.

DirectX (from Microsoft) Do NOT install a newer version of DirectX than is supported by the video driver.

The video card driver.

If needed, the driver for your specific monitor.

Chas

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