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Dark Screen

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Puffdolly, Jan 25, 2002.

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  1. Puffdolly

    Puffdolly Thread Starter

    Jan 25, 2002
    When I log on, I get an error message that a needed dll something can't be found. I have a Dell XP., and I am typing this from another location so I do not have the entire message before me. Anyway, it takes forever for my screen to become visible, and then it is only with the lights out in the room. Otherwise, I can not see it at all. All of my information is present, except my mouse pointer keeps vanishing and reappearing. I have tried pressing the controls along the base of my computer, this helps a little, but the screen is too dark. The colors on my computer are set at 16 and I cannot change them to 256. The slidebars are all fixed and refuse to move so that I cannot change it at all. This is a large part of the problem because I cannot use several programs without the 256 color adjustment. However, the dark screen just started happening last week. Is there some adjustment I can make to brighten my monitor back up to it's original intensity?
  2. Monk_


    Sep 7, 2001
    If you can post the name of the missing .dll that would help out narrowing the problem down. I sounds like your video card is having problems, it could be the card itself or just the drivers. Also what OS are you running?
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