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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by kelly.foster, Apr 7, 2004.

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  1. kelly.foster

    kelly.foster Thread Starter

    Apr 7, 2004
    scree3n resolution has changed from800-600 to 600-480 and am unable to get it back to 800-600
  2. Cowboy622


    Oct 4, 2001
    I had a similar problem when I put in a new video card. I used the disk that
    came with it to provide the drivers and they were already obsolete. Even
    then, I downloaded newer drivers and still couldn't get it out of 16 colors or off 480x 600.
    I took the video card out and tried to return it and was told that after you
    have the video card in, most current drivers downloaded, you need to change
    the adapter refresh rate. For some reason the adapter refresh rate defaults
    to "unknown" and as long as that's what it is set at you can't get out of 16
    colors. I took the card home, reinstalled it and darn if it wasn't true. I
    changed the adapter refresh from "unknown" to "adapter default". apply
    reboot; then changed it from "adapter default" to "optimal" and apply,
    reboot. (You have to do this in increments because if you go from "unknown"
    to "optimal" it defaults back to "unknown". Try right clicking on
    desktop>properties> settings tab> advanced button> adapter tab and change it if on "unknown". Just worth a try. But keep in mind that you may need updated drivers from maker's web site.
    This may not help you but may be worth a try. It has happened to me four different times for no reason that I can figure out but all of a sudden my refresh rate is on "unknown".
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    Oct 2, 2003
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  4. kelly.foster

    kelly.foster Thread Starter

    Apr 7, 2004
    T hanks very much for the information. It set me heading in the right direction.The driver was corrupted,but after installing mainboard cd I managed to find the correct driver and reset up my computer. Again thanks very much, I dont think I would have been able to resolve this problem on my own. I'm still very new to computers but am learning quickly.
  5. Filewasp


    Sep 12, 2003
    is this solved? If so please click the little red triangle in the upper right of your last post and report it to clear this thread. Glad you got it fixed!
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