System Boot Up Display changed from English to another language
I have a NEC Desktop Computer running Windows XP Home Edition SP 2 with an ATI X300 (RV370) display card.
A few months ago, I did a security update from Microsoft and was advised to update my ATI display driver. So, I updated it accordingly to Version 8.6 (Display driver only).
However,the language of the system boot up display and the Windows Advanced OptionsMenu changed from English to another European language after the driverupgrade.
The language is similarly changed when booting up a Linux LiveCD although the same LiveCD would display correctly in English when it is being booted up on another computer.
It may be pertinent to note that only the language of the system boot up display has changed. Windows XP and Linux are still in English after the booting. The BIOS Setup Utility is also still in English.
I have googled for a solution for the past few months without any success.
I would appreciate very much your expert opinion on what could be the problem and how to resolve it. Thanks.
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Possibly the drive is dead or the screen is no good any more.Try going back in Bios and change language.If it doesn't boot up possibly the drive or monitor is no good.If the laptop has a vga or hdmi connection you could try hooking it up to a TV or another monitor to see if it will boot up past the xp logo to test if the monitor is really broken or no good.
Did you install the latest drivers from the AMD (they bought ATI) website?
You can find the latest drivers for Windows XP Home here. After you install the drivers there should be no problem changing your resolution. Regarding the other socket, you must've made it so you extend your desktop onto your "second screen" (ie. the one that connects to the second socket) so you don't see your desktop on that screen but just the extension of your desktop. If you move your mouse all the way to the right you should see it pop up there. You can change it in Display Properties -> Settings -> select screen #2 and deselect the extend desktop onto monitor option.
Hello,Go to control panel then look for regional language settings. If you open this, click install/uninstall language, then when it brings you to the dashboard, click uninstall your display language and change to English. Thank you very much.
Only Windows 7 Ultimate, Mac OSX and Linux operating systems (OS) can change the language of the menus and icons.
Most probably you have Windows 7 Home Edition If you just got this PC you can reinstall a new operating system in English that you buy. Installing this will completely erase and replace the present system, files and programs.
Another way is to do a dual boot - a computer loaded with two separate operating systems on two partitions (C: and D: which you create) on the same hard disc. This will give you the choice of using the original OS or another one in English for example Windows XP or a free Linux Ubuntu OS. Google Dual Boot for instructions for your model of Notebook. This will involve some study and experimentation and you may lose the OS you have now, so back up your data. Here is an example of dual boot instructions: http://apcmag.com/how_to_dual_boot_vista_and_xp_with_vista_installed_first__the_stepbystep_guide.htm
Hello gran_capricc, you must remove Ati old video driver from your computer, before installing latest driver, go to Start> Control Panel > Uninstall a program > ATI Video Driver Remove, Restart Computer, i found latest driver for your Ati radeon 9550 agp video card fully compatible with Windows Vista, Xp. Click save driver to your computer, install the driver, don't forget to restart the computer. Here is the link.
Copy and paste link into your browser and press enter.
You can only change the language of Vista if you have Vista Ultimate or
With Ultimate, you can download the language packs for
free. Just open Windows Update, choose "view available updates", and
check the language pack you want.
Afterwards, from Control Panel
(categories view), just choose "Change display language" under "Clock,
Language and Region". Pick your language, log off, log on, and done.
If you have another version of Vista other than those two,
such as Windows Vista Home Premium, you'll need to purchase a "full
version" of Windows Vista in your desired language and perform a "clean
install" or install it on a separate partition or drive (dual-boot).
i have ibm netvista pc desktop im I want to install windows xp HDD so i went up to the BIOS, but the BIOS Language is Different, Not English, Japaneses Language, arching for BIOS Update, but i couldn't find, my machine model number . i was trying to boot the system by windows start up disk but it ddn't work also. Plz Help me, me,