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Pixels change when I start computer

When I start my computer each day, the pixels will change to 640 by 480. I use 800 by 600 normally. It starts normally, then the screen will go blank for a few seconds, and then it goes to 640 by 480 pixels. I have to right click on my desktop, and reset settings back to 800 by 600 pixels. This just started about three days ago. I ran my anti-spyware, and anti-virus programs, and they found nothing. Could you please help? Thank You.

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  • DixieRock May 20, 2008

    Thank You Very Much!!

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Try updating your video driver.

Posted on May 17, 2008

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    Georgia B May 20, 2008

    Glad to hear you got it fixed.

    Thanks for voting.


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This question is about a Dell all in one computer, not a vehicle. Screen color changed and blurrs and you can see the pixel dots and some shimmering in the color on the screen.


Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers You might need to upgrade your graphics card drivers. You might have to remove your graphics card to make sure the socket is clean restart your computer the reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard if your computer came with a mother board disk the drivers could be on it Click start control panel display desktop you can select a different desktop from the drop down list or a browse button where you can select different pictures this may vary depending on your operating system also you can change the settings for more or less pixels or from the drop down list pick the appropriate level of color range or troubleshoot also select advanced then general dpi normal , larger or custom settings
Always click APPLY after making any changes windows 7 Open Personalization by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Personalization. Click Window Color and Appearance. Under Window Color and Appearance, click the color you want, and then click OK. Note If you see the Appearance Settings dialog box instead of the Window Color and Appearance window, the theme might not be set to Windows Vista, the color scheme might not be set to Windows Aero, or the computer might not meet the minimum hardware requirements for running Windows Aero. For more information, see Troubleshoot problems with Windows Aero.

Feb 23, 2013 | Dell Inspiron One 2305 Desktop Computer...

Tip

"Aero features are'nt running in window's 7"


Solution: Check that your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements for running Aero:



1-gigahertz (GHz) 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor


1 gigabyte (GB) of random access memory (RAM)


128-megabyte (MB) graphics card


Aero also requires a DirectX 9 class graphics processor that supports a Windows Display Driver Model Driver, Pixel Shader 2.0 in hardware, and 32 bits per pixel.

For best results, you might also want to follow these graphics processor recommendations:



64 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor with a resolution that is less than 1,310,720 pixels (for example, a 17–inch flat panel LCD monitor that has a 1280 × 1024 resolution)


128 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor with a resolution from 1,310,720 to 2,304,000 pixels (for example, a 21.1–inch flat panel LCD monitor that has up to a 1600 × 1200 resolution)


256 MB of graphics memory to support a single monitor with a resolution greater than 2,304,000 pixels (for example, a 30–inch wide-screen flat panel LCD monitor that has up to a 2560 × 1600 resolution)


To turn on window frame transparency, the color scheme must first be set to Windows Aero.

1.Open Personalization by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Personalization.


2.Click Window Color and Appearance.


3.Select the Enable transparency check box.

To change the color scheme to Windows Aero

1.Open Appearance Settings by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, clicking Personalization, and then clicking Window Color and Appearance. If the Appearance Settings dialog box is not displayed, at the bottom of the page, click Open classic appearance properties.


2.In the Color scheme list, click Windows Aero, and then click OK.

Check that your theme is an aero theme and not a normal theme. Themes are available in normal and aero and can be confusing. Set your theme as an aero theme and you should get the aero window working.

These steps will help us to have AERO running.

Thank's and Regard's:
Pcs365.8


on Jul 13, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Fix color on my computer


Click start control panel display desktop you can select a different desktop from the drop down list
or a browse button where you can select different pictures this may vary depending on your operating system

also you can change the settings for more or less pixels or from the drop down list pick the appropriate level of color range or troubleshoot also select advanced then general dpi normal

size, larger size or custom settings
Always click APPLY after making any changes


windows 7

Open Personalization by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Personalization.


Click Window Color and Appearance.

Under Window Color and Appearance, click the color you want, and then click OK.


Note

If you see the Appearance Settings dialog box instead of the Window Color and Appearance


window, the theme might not be set to Windows Vista, the color scheme might not be set to Windows Aero, or the computer might not meet the minimum hardware requirements for running Windows Aero. For more information, see Troubleshoot problems with Windows Aero.


Hope this helps.

Nov 23, 2012 | Dell PC Desktops

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Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive IDE SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure dust free connections and are not faulty

computers need power and data to travel through every working device and to continue its cycle and to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers
You might need to upgrade your graphics card drivers

you might have to remove your graphics card to make sure the socket is clean
restart your computer the reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard
if your computer came with a mother board disk the drivers could be on it

click start control panel display desktop you can select a different desktop from the drop down list
or a browse button where you can select different pictures this may vary depending on your operating system

also you can change the settings for more or less pixels or from the drop down list pick the appropriate level of color range or troubleshoot also select advanced then general dpi normal size,larger size or custom settings
always click APPLY after making any changes

hope this helps

Aug 16, 2012 | PC Desktops

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Pink and green lines running down my screen


windows 7

Open Personalization by clicking the
Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Personalization.


Click Window Color and Appearance.

Under Window Color and Appearance, click the color you want, and then click OK.


Note

If you see the Appearance Settings dialog box instead of the Window Color and Appearance


window, the theme might not be set to Windows Vista, the color scheme might not be set to Windows Aero, or the computer might not meet the minimum hardware requirements for running Windows Aero. For more information, see Troubleshoot problems with Windows Aero.


xp
Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers
You might need to upgrade your graphics card drivers

you might have to remove your graphics card to make sure the socket is clean
restart your computer the reinstall it this should activate found new hardware wizard
if your computer came with a mother board disk the drivers could be on it

click start control panel display desktop you can select a different desktop from the drop down list
or a browse button where you can select different pictures this may vary depending on your operating system

also you can change the settings for more or less pixels or from the drop down list pick the appropriate level of color range or troubleshoot also select advanced then general dpi normal size,larger size or custom settings
always click APPLY after making any changes




hope this helps

Jul 20, 2012 | Sony PC Desktops

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Screen is very light






click start control panel display desktop you can select a different desktop from the drop down list

or a browse button where you can select different pictures this may vary depending on your operating system

also you can change the settings for more or less pixels or from the drop down list pick the appropriate level of color range or troubleshoot also select advanced then general dpi normal size larger size or custom settings
always click APPLY after making any changes


Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to display adapters + to expand you might see a yellow question mark ? or exclamation mark ! or a red x right click select reinstall drivers

if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it

or you might try these


http://ati-catalyst-drivers.en.softonic.com/
hope this helps you




Nov 18, 2011 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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How can i adjust the brightness?


click start control panel,display,desktop you can select a different desktop from the drop down list also settings you can change the settings for more or less pixels or from the drop down list pick the appropriate level of color range or troubleshoot also select advanced then general
dpi normal size,larger size or custom settings
always click APPLY after making any changes
don

Feb 05, 2011 | Acer Aspire Z5600 PC Desktop

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Why when I turn on computer it starts with a small screen


control panel,display,settings you can make adjustments for more or less pixels or from the drop down list pick the appropriate level of color range or troubleshoot also select advanced then general
dpi normal size,larger size or custom settings
hope this helps

Dec 05, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Hi Helpmonkey


It could be the monitor but from you earlier descriptions it seemed to be related to the graphics card ... can you test your monitor on another system ... also you can reset the monitor settings using the controls on the monitor its self... the suggestion about the graphics card fan requires you to look inside the computer system ...

Mar 30, 2008 | PC Desktops

2 Answers

(what appears to be) color pixels on computer screen


try a different video card , if you have one.

Mar 30, 2008 | PC Desktops

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