some full screen games will not display.

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Krytical

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Hi, I have this problem with some full screen games. As some work fine, others just either pop up with the box saying "Video Mode not Supported" or a black and white screen. I am not sure what is wrong. I tried downloading a newer driver for my video card. It did work because I tried playing the game after I downloaded it. But after I restarted my computer, it returned back to normal where it either shows the box or black/white screen. I believe my computer can display it but it just won't after restarting my computer, but if I install the driver again, it works again until I restart. (same thing):(

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I had this before, try changing the resolution on the desktop to a higher rez. This worked for me. Not sure what causes it but my guess is that the screen is havening difficulty's moving from one rez to another... but that's just a guess, and probably not a very good one :p
 
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if it works, and you can get into the game, play around with the in game rez.
Also if its an older game, try putting it into computability mode.
 
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Go to your program files and find the game's .exe file. Right click it and select properties. select the Compatibility tab, and click "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and depending on the age of the game, probably use "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)" or "Windows 98 / Windows ME"
 

Krytical

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It didn't work, but what i don't get is why did it work after i installed the driver. But not after i restarted.
 
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Ok, whats the game and what video card are you running, also what operating system.
 

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One of the games that won't work is MapleStory
Video card is NVIDIA GeForce FX 5100
Operating system: Windows XP SP2
Processor: AMD ATHLON
 
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it looks like you got an okay graphics card,
and XP, unlike vista...normally has no problem changing resolutions....
Try reinstalling your graphics drivers or looking for updated ones.
 

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I already have the most updated video driver. I tried reinstalling it many times too.
 
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