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Windows 98--video card, driver problem??

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by xfile47, Aug 25, 2005.

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  1. xfile47

    xfile47 Thread Starter

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    Just wondering if someone can tell me why

    About a month or alittle more ago this person that has a windows 98 computer was having a problem, where her computer would start up in safe mode once in awhile and even when it was in normal mode it would look like it does in safe mode. Anyway I got a newer driver for there video card and installed it and everything cleared up right away. everything was really good.

    Today she called and said it started in safe mode and looked fuzzy.
    I went over there and it was in normal mode but looked like it was in safe mode kind of the same thing as before.

    I still had the new driver on a cd so I went to device manager and click on the display adapter and went to the driver part and clicked on new driver and pointed it toward the cdrom and it installed the driver again and everything cleared right back up like it did the first time it was installed.

    The first time the driver need updateing it was old and never had been.
    Why would it get corrupted now or what ever happened and then installed the new driver again took care of it. Is there another problem I should be looking at also? or am I going to have to keep reinstalling the driver? If it happens again. Can someone enlighten me?? Thanks
     
  2. Dick1038

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    In the past, I had a virus that would randomly delete drivers. I had to reformat the HD. Suggest doing a virus scan. I've had viruses that weren't detected by a scan. Wait for other suggestions before you decide to reformat, however.
     
  3. xfile47

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    Thank you, I appreciate the input very much.
     
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