I just done a complete wipe of my hard drive.i then installed the full version of win.xp sp2.for some reason windows put my monitor into a default mode.i can't change my screen resolution or color bits.so i went and bought a nvidia fx5200 AGP 8x 128Mb card.this took care of the default problem.but the video card is causing me a lot of problems,like>freezing my PC.unable to use my cddvdrw-rom.can't use my win, media player,images popping up all the time,just to name a few.so i think i have a heat problem or a junk video card.i need to pull out the card and figure out how to get my monitor into a no default mode.can you help????
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Re: monitor in default
I think the first problem was that you did not load the drivers for the on-board video. And the problems you are having now may also be due to not loading drivers - in this case the chipset drivers for the motherboard. If you go to the vendors web site for the machine or motherboard, they should have all the drivers you need to get your machine running properly. If you give us some info on the brand of machine or mobo, we can then tell you where to get them.
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Are you using a full version retail or OEM copy of WIN XP to install? Or is it a recovery copy from another PC or laptop? You will need to use a full version disc to perform the retrofit. You will also need to download the WIN XP Drivers for your laptop from the Dell Site. You CANNOT "upgrade" install WIN XP over VISTA and keep your drivers, settings, files. Performing a WIN XP install will require a total wipe of your hard drive. Therefore you will have to save off all your personal files before you do this. Microsoft doesn't provide assistance for downgrade-type installations, so you must basically wipe your hard drive and then reload the OS.
Windows xp has 3 major updates - called sp1, sp2, and sp3. (Service packs) Windows 7 has only one out - therefore, you are trying to update a newer operating system with an update for a different version of Windows. Easiest thing to do is turn automatic updates on, and let Windows decide which updates it needs. This all asumes I understand you question correctly. If you are trying to install XP and erase Windows 7, your computer probably has a sata drive. Even with all the improvements in operating systems, you will need a driver to tell XP there is a drive, it is a sata drive. Unfortunately, this has to be done with a floppy drive. If you don't have a floppy drive, it gets complicated pretty real quick.
There are a variety of problems when installing Adobe Acrobat, try using this troubleshooting guide, hopefully it will elimate your problem.
First, make sure you computer can handle the program..the minimum requirements are as followed..
* Intel Pentium-class processor
* Windows XP Professional or Home Edition with SP1 or SP2, or Tablet PC Edition; Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
* 128 MB of RAM
* 90 MB of available hard-disk space for the full version
* 800 x 600 monitor resolution
* Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
And for the Adobe Reader 6.0:
* Pentium-class processor
* Windows XP Professional, Home, or Tablet PC Edition; Windows Me; Windows 2000 Professional SP2; Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP6;
Windows 98 Second Edition
* 32 MB of RAM (64 MB recommended)
* 80 MB of available hard disk space
* 800 x 600 monitor resolution
-- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 or later, Netscape Navigator 7.0 or later, or America Online 6.0 or later
Here are some other tips...Increase your available disk space.
Download where the activity is not so crowded.
Set your security levels and opions to default level.
Disable your firewall.
Its true. the Bios or HDD driver wont allow you to install Win XP on it.. This BIOS is compatible with only Win Vista. The only easy way to do it is by creating 2 partitions while installing vista. once vista is installed- install XP with Dual boot and than format the vista partition.
which is the version of xp u have.. i think xp sp2 has the xp drivers or you can manually load the drivers when trying to install xp pressing a f6 key.. for which you must have the floppy disk with the sata drivers from the hard disk manufacturer..
Windows 95 uses the FAT 32 system and uses a boot-up partition that will not recognize a windows xp default system install that uses the NTFS system. You can do it the other way around though, if XP is installed first, or another drive you have with XP on it is the first drive set to boot in your BIOS XP will recognize WIN 95 on its FAT 32 partition and either let you boot from that partition when you first start up your computer or when in XP right clicking a WIN 95 application and setting its properties to run as a Win 95 environment. Solution I would use if I were you would be to download Microsoft's free Virtual PC application from their website and run a full version of WIN 95 in its own virtual environment. Win 95 will run about 10 times faster than it ever would on its own partion if run under XP.
Hi niket_shah, sorry but you're board Asus M2N-MX, does support Win XP SP2.
Chances are that while installing windows updates one or more updates failed. People like myself know from repairing PC's which updates need to be installed first. If you're Win XP SP2 did not or would not install than either the Win CD is not a valid Microsoft Win XP SP2 CD or (You have a copy) & there is something wrong with the CD. After a fresh (New install) of Win XP with SP2 there is more than 90+ updates for SP2 which must be downloaded through windows update program. Or you're windows will not function properly.
Just to show you what versions of windows the M2N-MX board does support. Click the link listed below. Once the link loads click the + sign next to Audio. Scroll down the page an notice the different Window version listed for you're board. http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=M2N-MX&SLanguage=en-us
To recap this issue. The problem is either the WinCD or possibly you're hard drive. Make sure you allow windows to perform a full format before installing window. (Not a quick format).