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256 color properties

My name is vijay kumar. I have a computer which is Wndows2000 service pack. My problem is sytem show only 16bit colors its not displying true colors. what is the problem. motherbord: -Intel(R) oentium(R) III cpu - 1200MHz RAM - 256MB

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You need to check your display driver it is a correct one.or re-install the display driver again.hope it help

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- click on the "Compatibility" tab, then make these changes:

Under "Compatibility Mode" -- check the box that says "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)" from the drop-down menu.

Under "Settings" -- check the following boxes:

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Under "Privilege Level" :

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At 1440x1200 resolution the monitor (719Sw) visualizes fine, but a window appears saying "input not supported". Does my cpu not support this monitor. Its a P4, 32.99 ghz 504 mb ram machine

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2 While the computer is loading, press "F8" key on the keyboard right before the
computer reads the hard drive or press the "F8" key multiple times in 1 second
interval until the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" appears on the screen
3 Under "Windows Advanced Options Menu", using the arrow key on the
keyboard, select "Enable VGA Mode" then press Enter. Select "Windows 2000
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4 Wait while the computer is loading and once the computer finishes loading,
5 Right Click anywhere on the blank area on the desktop then click "Properties"
6 Click on "Settings"
7 Click on "Advanced"
8 Click on "Adapter"
9 Click on "List All Modes..."
10 We recommend that for 15" LCD's select 1024x768, True Color (32 Bit) 60
Hz or 1024x768, High Color (16 Bit), 60 Hertz; For 17" & 18" LCD's select
1280x1024, True Color (32 Bit), 60 hertz, or 1280x1024, High Color (16 Bit)
60 Hertz, or
640x480, 256 colors, 60Hertz or 75Hertz
640x480, High Color (16 bit), 60Hertz or 75Hertz
640x480, True Color (32 bit), 60Hertz or 75Hertz
800x600, 256 Colors, 60Hertz or 75Hertz
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What driver do i need to get 256 color on my computer?

256 colors is a quite old settings for a computer. All modern monitors/laptops come with 16 and 32bit colors, which is FAR more advanced than the old school 256 colors.

There's no driver required to support that setting as it's relatively useless and antiquated, unless you're in a situation where you need to run a program/game in 256 color mode, which you can alter by right clicking the icon, selecting properties, then the compatibility tab and checking the "Run in 256 colors " box.

Hope I was of assistance :)

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My computer says i need to change my color depth, how do i do so?

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Changing my colour on desktop

You'll have to run the game in compatibility mode, with the color depth set to 256 colors.

You do this by right clicking on the executable of your game. click on Properties. Compatibility tab. Click the check to run compatibilty w/ Window 98, and set the color depth to 256 Color. That should work! Happy gaming.

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Unable to change color depth...

Ok I think i found your problem. You don't need to install any drivers.

Switch your display to 256 colors To switch your display to 256 colors
Some games and other software programs require that your monitor be set to 256 colors, or they run better in 256 colors. Many of those programs will switch your monitor to 256 colors automatically when you start the program. For those that don't, follow the steps below if you want to switch the display temporarily while the game or program is running.
  1. On your desktop or on the Start menu, right-click the game or other program that you want to run in 256 colors, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Compatibility tab.
  3. Select the Run in 256 colors check box.
  • The screen will revert to your default color quality when you close the program.
  • Try switching to 256 colors if your software program shows the wrong color or the graphics redraw slowly.
  • If your software program appears in a small window in the center of your screen, you can increase its size by changing your screen resolution temporarily. Follow the procedure above, but in step 3 select the Run in 640x480 screen resolution check box. Your screen resolution will revert to its previous resolution when you close the program.
  • The Compatibility tab is available only for programs or games located on your computer's hard disk. It is not available if the program is stored on a floppy disk, compact disk, or a network.
Please rate this if it fix your issue

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The driver you are looking for is here.
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dear rdiimeondz,

this shows that the problem is with your video driver or

check this one out.
1. right click on your properties. settings tab.
3.on the colour the drop down menu if it is set as 16bit change it to 32 bit
and select apply ok.
if still the problem persist then check whether the video driver is properly installed or not.


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I need technical support

You need to try what it says try lowering the or color depth try 1024 X768 256 colors if that doesn't work try 800 X 640 256 colors Right Mouse click on the desktop where a Icon isn't go down to properties regular click go to settings change the screen resolution and color depth and color quality to above suggestions apply changes try your movie


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