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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Fairbairn, Mar 1, 2002.

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  1. Fairbairn

    Fairbairn Thread Starter

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    OS is WIN98. I cannot change the color resolution or screen area size on my computer. When I do I get the message:

    "The display control panel is unable to change the display settings. Please check your display hardware in device manager."

    Currently it is in 256 colors and screen area is 640x480. Display adapter is STB Velocity 128. Monitor is Gateway EV700. Downloaded most recent drivers from Windows Update today but I still get the message.

    Please help me. I'll be up all night waiting. Thanks.
     
  2. brianF

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    Try this, change the display adapter to std vga, reboot, once in windows do the following

    Make sure whenever you do a reinstall of the display drivers again, you also go into the registry
    and delete all the 0000, 0001, 0002, etc. sub-directories under the Display folder:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Display

    These sometime retain all the messed up settings from before and doing a deinstall doesn't always
    get rid of them.

    After removing the above from registry, reinstall your video drivers.
     
  3. Fairbairn

    Fairbairn Thread Starter

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    No help my friend. Did all you said. Still gives me the same error. No change. I did notice that under HKLM>System>Control>Services>Monitor I have the same 0000, 0001, etc keys. May not have anything to do with it at all. Thanks for your help though.
     
  4. compilerxp

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    Your computer forgot what kind of monitor you have.

    Boot into SAFE mode.

    Go to device manager (RIght click on MY COMPUTER / Properties)

    Remove ALL monitors that are listed.

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    Reboot. If it doesn't detect your monitor.

    Go to Display properties / Settings / Advance / Monitors = choose the nearest Gateway monitor you have or Mag Inovision - select DX17...

    Use the settings, apply and then you should be able to adjsut your settings - I've just walked this with a friend.

    The STB Velocity is kinda old - If I remember right, its a TNT1 card. You should try the DETONATOR drivers from NVIDIA.

    www.nvidia.com

    then also reinstall DirectX 8.1
     
  5. Fairbairn

    Fairbairn Thread Starter

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    Wow!!! Can I be like you when I grow up??? You were right. That fixed my bug. Thank you.


    D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  6. compilerxp

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    NO, you cannot not - I've got a brain the size of a planet... and the depression that goes with it. :p

    I'm working on an FAQ for nvidia cards, its trouble shooting area is not complete. But you may wanna check it out when you upgrade in the future. www.geocities.com/nfaq
     
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