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By Lori ·
I installed a new monitor on my computer. It worked fine except I needed to update the display adapter drivers so that I would have more color options. I updated the driver and changed the settings to 16 bit,( I know now that it should have been 24). I rebooted, and the hard drive always goes to scan disk now. I chose to delete the fragmented files and to skip the undo disk. Then, the Win95 startup screen appears and the Windows startup sound is heard and then just a black screen.
I am beginning to think that the hard drive is just shot. Before the recent problem, when I would see how much space I had on my hard drive, it would show that there was no space used at all, even though I have Windows 95, Office 2000 etc loaded onto my machine. I have also had lack of memory warnings from time to time. I totally dumpoed my machine a few months ago thinking that the problems might be Windows related, but the same problems still exist.
Do you think that the problems that I have experienced when changing the c

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by calves In reply to Win95

What happens if you go in in safemode?
Did you change the refreshing rate of your display adapter or monitor?
Try to boot in safe mode (just click several times the F8 button just before the system files start loading or after your bios finishes testing your memory), go to your display adapter settings and select refreshing rate or frequency = to hardware default or 60 hz to start. If you can make the same changes in your monitor, do it for the same frequency mode.

Good Luck!

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by Lori In reply to Win95

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by hawksberry In reply to Win95

A couple of thoughts. First thing I would do is reboot in safe mode and switch your video driver back, reboot and see if it could be a bad driver. Next I would see how much space is remaining on your drive from a DOS prompt. If your free space gets to low, you could run into all the the problems your have describe. Lastly from the control panel run ADD/REMOVE Hardware to see what if it is detecting your monitor correctly. I hope some of these suggestion help.

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by dmiles In reply to Win95

It is the video driver and the refresh rate is not a match for this monitor,follow the answer to boot into safe mode,go to the display icon in the control panel and reload the driver.
The other part of the question is that you may need to update your Bios and , far as memory goes depends on your need and you did not mention how much
32mb or less upgrade.

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by Randy Hammer In reply to Win95

The problem isn't with the hard drive, it's with the display adapter. Boot the machine and get to that black screen. Discarding the fragments in scandisk is fine. From the black screen that should be your desktop try the following key sequence: "ctrl+esc", then "u", then "enter". Of course don't include the "". This should cleanly shut down the machine. When you boot again you shouldn't see scandisk. When you boot hit f8 immediately when you see the "Starting Windows 95" screen. This brings up the Startup Menu. Select Safe Mode from the list and hit enter. That will boot the PC in safe mode with a display that isn't pretty but works. You'll need to change your display settings to something that your adapter can handle. Try lowering the resolution. It's probably something like 800x600 or higer. If you are using higher colors your adapter may not be able to handle high resolutions. If this doesn't work feel free to email me and let me know what happened. rhammer@illuminet.com -- Randy

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