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Color quality I upgraded the hard drive from my other computer from WinMe to WinXP and was successful. however the screen resolution is 640 x 480 and color quality is lowest(4bit). The slider to adjust is not working in display properities. In the advance tap the adapter type has no name: chip type (unavailable) DAC type (unavailable) memory size (unavailable) adapter string (unavailable) Bios information (unavailable) On the Monitor tab: Monitor type is default monitor, properities is greyout : screen refresh rate (greyout) and there is no color management.

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Windows has lost the display driver for your particular card. You will need to determine what the card is (it may say when you first start the machine) and redownload the drivers for it.

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How do i get my computer out of the resolution mode?


Apparently the monitor screen resolution setting is not correct. Screen resolution stays up until it is corrected.

Either the setting is off in Windows, or you have been changing the monitor settings, with the monitor.

WinXP:

Right-click on an empty area of your desktop screen.
Left-click on Properties at the bottom of the list.
Left-click on the Settings tab.
Go down to where it states Screen Resolution.

What is the pixel setting? For example mine states 1600 x 900 pixels.
I am running dual monitors, and this is the correct screen resolution for the Primary monitor.

If it wasn't I would Left-click on the Slider, hold the left mouse button down, and slide the Slider to the correct native resolution.

(Under Screen Resolution is a line. To the left it states - Less
To the right of the line it states - More
The Slider is the rectangular down arrow on the line )

ALSO;
Under the Color quality heading, make sure in the box under it, that it states - Highest (32 bit)
IF not, left-click on the blue down arrow to the right.
Then left-click right on - Highest (32 bit)

How to know what is the native resolution for your monitor?
Look at the manufacturer name, and the model number on the back.
Type this information in your browser search bar, then click on the search icon.

Look for Specifications.

If you changed the screen resolution settings with the monitor, press the Menu button. The screen should go off.

ALSO, with a new monitor there is an Installation CD Disk, provided with it.
This disk MUST be used. It has the drivers for the monitor on it.

[ Drivers: Small pieces of software that allow the Operating System to 'communicate' with a device.

The monitor is a Device.
Windows XP, and Windows 7 are two examples of an O/S.
Operating System ]

If you have Vista or Windows 7, post in a Comment.
For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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joecoolvette

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After reformatting my computer I can't set the resolution or color quality back to normal


The OS may not the the correct video drive to support your video card. The stardard VGA drive is loaded. You will have to update the video driver in order to changed the resolution and color quality. You can find the drivers from http://support.hp.com

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First of all press F8 key several times before window boots and then select last known good configuration otherwise go in safemode and then set the screen resolution to minimum.

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I noticed that when i play 320 resolution videos from my hard drive, they play perfect even in full screen. But when i play videos of 630 or 720 resolution, the video doesnt play right, it messes with my...


try using a new player...try Nero Showtime...and install latest codecs...."ffdshow" codec is good...search in google and install...
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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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go to the support site for your computer and download the graphics drivers from there then you can switch it

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Hello, I have a gateway select 1300. It won't boot but the power supply is working and I changed the hard drive. I haven't worked on solving this problem for about 18 months but I really want to get this...


Hi There,

Open the computer sysem, make sure that it unplugged from the power souce at the time of opening. Uu plug you hard disk from from your motherboard, close your computer and try booting it. You need to get into your bois. but bu unplugging each hard from your system one by one you will find out the cause of your system.

Please let me know, if you need more help. you can chat to me if you and I will talk you through it.

Regards,

Kuldip

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Windows 98 computer (drivers?)


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