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display settings problem

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by dcarr44, Nov 6, 2007.

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  1. dcarr44

    dcarr44 Thread Starter

    Nov 6, 2007
    I have a Windows 98 platform and for the last six years it has worked very well. Two days ago, the words and pictures on the screen are really distorted. My research has taken to a problem with my screen settings. I have learned that to correct the problem, I need to go to the display settings screen and slide the little slider thing from the far left, where it is now, to the middle of the scale. Well, it won't move and the screen remains messed up.
    Any help is appreciated.
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    The slider controls the DirectX features and gradually turns them off as you go to the left. I'd say to reinstall DirectX but I'm not sure where you would find a 98 version. There must be one somewhere.

    Does everything look OK in Device Manager? Have you tried a different monitor?
  3. Blue Zee

    Blue Zee

    May 18, 2007
    Try this:

    Tap F8 or press CTRL and keep it pressed until the Start Man appears.

    Select Safe Mode and proceed.

    Go to Control Panel > System > Device Manager and delete all entries under Display Adapter.

    Restart in Normal Mode, letting Windows reinstall the driver and hopefully solve the problem.

    Good luck.

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