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Desperate! Multimedia Driver PLUS Display Drive

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Diane100, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. Diane100

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    I'll be totally upfront here in admitting I am a computer challenged person!

    Short story, my computer was totally changed upon getting SYSTEM ANTIVIRUS 2008 bug. It's definitely gone now, but has really screwed up my computer. This was a couple of weeks ago. These are my problems:

    1) When I click on Internet Explorer I get the UNABLE TO DISPLAY PAGE. I can however get on the internet in the address bar for any webpage, so Internet connection isn't a problem, but no browser comes up. (I have www.msn.com set as default page)

    2) My fonts and display are weird on webpages - HUGE , magnified Printing, despite making all adjustments in Display as well as Fonts in Control Panel. And Icons and toolbars are supertiny. Again, several "know-it-alls" have attempted to correct it and the corrections are always temporary through the Control Panel. Same problems arise with the VIEW Tab - always temporary. The display driver was shot and someone installed another driver matched for this machine, but it's not helping - probably the wrong one. When I google the right driver from VIA, I don't know how to find a safe site with the Download or how to get it.

    DISPLAY NOW IS: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR (Display Adapter that seems to be the wrong one recently installed), but I really need a display driver for VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M266-8233. I am confused as to which site to download it from that's not risky, if it's a freebie? I just don't know what to do.

    3) My Outlook Express e-mail is working through my itouch and at home, but just beeps on my work computer- it won't log in on here with the same name and password I have used forever. I called my local internet provider and they told me it's an internal problem. This happened since the MULTIMEDIA Device was wiped out.

    MY COMPUTER PROFILE?

    O/S: Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack 4 (build 2195)
    2.40 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4

    16 kilobyte promary memory cache
    1024 kilobyte secondary memory cache

    System Model VIA Technologies, Inc. P4M266-8233 Desktop
    Main Circuit Board: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO, Ltd. P4M266-8233
    Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
    BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD. 6.00 PG 09/16/2004

    Network Drives: None detected
    Multimedia: None detected
    Local Drive Volumes: c: (FAT32 on drive 0) 82.30 GB 71.52 GB free

    The Profile notes that all security Hotfixes have been installed.
    I have other information (Drive Capacity, Memory Modules, etc.) - not sure if they are relevant to anyone helping me out.

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    Does it sound as thought I'm beyond help? I'm on a tight budget and would rather tackle this is it's do-able before I call a technician!

    Any help is sincerely appreciated and I look forward to any suggestions whatsoever...

    Diane
     
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