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Screen Colour Change

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by woolplum100, Aug 17, 2007.

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  1. woolplum100

    woolplum100 Thread Starter

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    Returning to my PC after a holiday of 8 days, there were several updates to be loaded, which were executed before the final switch off. After reopening My screen had gone to some weird colours which made text look all shadowed and hard to read. I managed to change both colour and contrast to make it readable, but it still has grey lines across the screen. I changed the monitor but it made no difference. I am running Windows XP Pro.
    Assistance would be appreciated.
    Peter
     
  2. devil_himself

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    Try Reinstalling Your Video Card Drivers
     
  3. woolplum100

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    Thank you for that info, but I have to say that I have been through my discs and do not think I can find one to reinstall, believing that it came already installed. I also have to confess my abysmal ignorance that I am not sure what I am looking for or even to find the driver installed. I think I am looking for Nvidea, but not sure. I cannot locate it by search or in My Computer. More help please. Thank You
     
  4. ViprXX

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    what is the make and model number of your computer?
     
  5. woolplum100

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    My PC is DELL, Model XPS-Z Type x86, 4100. Using XP Pro Version 5.1.2600 including
    Svc Pack 2. I think I have found the name of the driver - 32MB NVIDEA GEFORCE 2.

    Is this sufficient information for you. Thanks for coming back
     
  6. woolplum100

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    Sorry you asked for model number - J3FV20J
     
  7. ViprXX

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    click the Start menu then click on Run... and type devmgmt.msc then click OK. that will bring up device manager. in device manager double click on Display Adapters then double click on your video card and click the Driver tab on the new window and see what it says next to Driver Provider and Driver Date. also whats the full name right under all the tabs beside the icon?
     
  8. woolplum100

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    Thank You

    Following your instructions the following info.
    NVIDEA GeForce 2 MX/MX 400 Microsoft Corporation
    Under DriversTab
    Provider NVIDEA
    Date 07/04/2004
    Version 5.6.7.3

    The Options listed are Driver Details, Update Driver, Rollback Driver and Uninstall.

    There is a Troubleshoot option - not yet accessed.

    The section covers General, Drivers, Details, Resources
     
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