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Hard drive i installed a generic hard drive in a compaq presario 1200xl-106. i was able to restore almost all features except the color scheme. i cant get it to recognize greater than 16 color. therefore it all looks gray and pixelated. anty suggestions?

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  • darlandraper Apr 21, 2009

    I have gone to the compaq website to download the video drivers neither of them work. Half way through it will stop and give me an error.

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You need to either download a video driver or update the current driver. You can get the drivers from Compaq's support site. Check the device manager to see if the drivers are there.

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