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Not ethernet card drivers,only 8 bit color need 16 most sites do i change monitor or video card

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Check whether the display drivers are installed or not , in device manager, if not installed , install it

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The monitor has no influence here - something is wrong with your video card: either its driver is missing (or corrupted) or the video chip has failed.
Uninstall all the drivers for the video(except the generic VGA one), from Programs and Device Manager
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/f/open-device-manager-windows-7.htm
and reboot several times then go to Dell
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If that doesn't fixes it then the video chip has failed, you will need to buy a new video card.

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If the monitor only displays 640x480 & 16 colors, it sounds like the display adapter is using standard windows svga drivers. (Unless you have a VERY old monitor that can't display more than that.) Have you tried reinstalling the drivers that came with your video card ?

Click on "start", then "Run".
type in "msconfig" (no quotation marks)
It should open the system configuration-thingy.
If it is set to anything other than "normal startup" (ie diagnostic startup), change it back to "normal startup". Click "apply", "ok", and then restart your computer. You will hopefully be able to change your settings again.

If everything fails change your video card

Thanks.If this solution works for you then please rate me.

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you need to go to the dell website and download and install the correct video driver for the GX270

http://support.euro.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukdhs1&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=GuidedPathHomePage

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This has something to do with the software for yur video card , so the first thing to do here is to uninstall and reinstall the video card software to correct the problem.....

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RIGHT CLICK YOUR DESKTOP BACKGROUND.
choose PROPERTIES, SETTINGS
on left side at bottom there is a small rectangular dialogue box which allows you to select 16 bit, 32 bit, 256 colors, etc. choose 32-bit. REBOOT
also if you have an OFFBOARD VIDEO card you have to go to MFR website to download video card driver and resintall it. it is probably using default since there is no driver loaded for the video card.

If ONBOARD video you have to go to MOBO MFR and download CHIPSET drivers. download EVEREST HOME EDITION (last free version) 321 and RUN it. it will identify all chipset & mfr

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go to NVDIA web site download the latest driver.
you need at least 32bit color to setup the monitor.
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19" monitor should have minimum of 1280x1024 with 32 color.
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Hi Linda Green

This is a powerful piece of software and needs your P C to have some certain specs or forget it really. It sounds like that the software is detecting that you mightr need have the correct spec, or it could be the installation of the software it's self, in which case you will need to totally unistall it and then start from begkining and reinstall it. Also least likely could be a firewall, anti-virus program interfering with it, I would ask, when it closes do you get anything tellking you a reason or just the program disappearing. Check out the site below for first hand information and free bits to go with it, plus there's a list of minimum spec your computer must have for the program just to function.


http://www.adobe.com/products/premiereel/

For Windows XP: 512MB of RAM (1GB required for HD or Blu-ray)
For Windows Vista: 1GB of RAM (2GB required for HD or Blu-ray)
4.5GB of available hard-disk space
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1,024x768 monitor resolution at 96dpi or less
Microsoft DirectX 9 or 10 compatible sound and display driver
DVD-ROM drive (compatible DVD burner required to burn DVDs;
compatible Blu-ray burner required to burn Blu-ray Discs)
DV/i.LINK/FireWire/IEEE 1394 interface to connect a Digital 8 or DV camcorder,
or a USB2 interface to connect a DV-via-USB-compatible DV camcorder
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You need to install the Video driver for your graphics card to get full use of your display card with full feature.
  • There might be a motherboard CD shipped with your PC, it might include driver for your all devices.
  • Just put that CD and install the required drivers.
  • If you don't have any CD like that, then you should go to your manufacturer's site and make download driver for your device for Windows 98.

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