I have a Cpmpaq Presario 5000 model 5WV252 running Win ME. I used Compaq's recovery cd set (and the recovery partition they use on their systems) to restore the system to factory specs, (I've done this 4 times yesterday). After running the restore however, ME is in 16 color 640x480 mode with no other options available such as 256 color, 16bit or 32 bit or other resolutions. The system has an Nvidia TNT2 8mb card, but under system it shows a standard PCI graphics adapter VGA. I went to Nvidia website and downloaded TNT2 drivers and installed but no luck. I don't know if the OS in in a test/troubleshooting mode (and if it is , how to get out of it) or if the video card is on the way down the tubes. Has anyone tried to do this with the same results? Any ideas would be appreciated, (other than taking it out back and shooting it, I can figure that on out myself). I have been thinking of replacing the video card in this with an nvidia Geforce 64 mg card out of my other system and buying a new 128 meg card for it, but if its an OS problem with ME would I have the same results? I'm stumped.