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Aussie John

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i recently upgraded to win2000 from 98. when i try to reduce the display settings to make everything fit on the screen the screen becomes garbled. can somebody help me resolve this.
my monitor is 15inch, 192mg ram, stealth 3d 2000 card [dont know if it is working], not sure about processor.
 
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First thing I would do is update the video display driver and reset the screen resolution.
 

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if you are talking about the drivers for the stealth 3d 2000, i have tried every way i can think of to do that. i have down loaded what i believe are the correct drivers from three different sites. i when itry to install them i am always told the correct drivers can not be found. the last set of drivers i tried were from here http://www.driverscollection.com/?file_id=13540. i have also ensured the card is properly fitted.
 

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start > run > sysdm.cpl > hardware tab > device manager, are there any yellow or red marks indicating that an element is not functioning? That will tell you if the device is functioning correctly and/or if the drivers are correctly installed.

You may also want to check to make sure that you have all the updated motherboard drivers as those are usually blown out after a new install, as well as all the sound drivers, ethernet, etc.

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the multimedia video controller has had the yellow ? and ! since the upgrade which is why i have been trying to load the drivers. its driving me nuts.
 

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what type of card does dxdiag state that you have? start > run > dxdiag > display tab
 

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the details are below.


Name: S3 ViRGE, Chip type: S3ViRGE, DAC Type: S3 SDAC, Memory 2MB Display Mode: 640x480 (24 bit) (60Hz)
 
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What does it list for the Display Adapter under Display Properties-Settings-Advanced-Adapter?
 

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I thought about that, but when i uninstalled the drivers earlier the color looked like it was running at 16 colors and when i reinstalled the drivers it was back to true color (24bit).
 
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