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I Reformatted My Laptop After I Crashed It...


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#1 jkilmnop

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 11:30 AM

I have no idea what I did, I used all of the disks to set the thing up again, updated all of the drivers, and it's still not working right. Sure it runs fast and sweet, but I want to be able to view movies and sites with 32 bit color instead. What do I need to do to fix this problem???
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 11:53 AM

Sounds like the video driver is not installed -- if you go into 'Device Manager' there will most likely be a yellow or red symbol against the device listed under "Display Adaptor", or a question mark against an 'Unknown Device', this proves there is either a driver missing or wrong driver installed. In such cases, Windows has to substitute it's own 'generic' video driver in place of the manufacturer's driver - and the generic one is fixed at low res and low color-depth, regardless of what your display adaptor is actually capable of.

Without knowing the make/model of your PC we can't direct you to the maker's website -- they have all the drivers for it.

Please post back with more information so we can help you further.

Edited by pip22, 28 November 2007 - 11:55 AM.


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Posted 28 November 2007 - 01:18 PM

Yup sounds like the video drivers are not up to par. Search on Google the maker of your computer + drivers
for example: "HP Drivers" When you find the drivers page of the computer maker search for video drivers for your make and model of computer. Download the newest driver. restart and you should be good

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 01:19 PM

there's often a chipset driver(motherboard northbridge) that controls either the agp or pci-e bus, this usually needs to be loaded before the actual video driver

some laptops have both integrated together
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Posted 29 November 2007 - 10:21 PM

It's a sony vaio
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 09:46 AM

if there's no problem is device manager, all the drivers are installed, then try to adjust the display properties

sony made a lot of different vaio's
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:52 AM

I can adjust them, but i have to go in through the display properties and select display modes, and when i make the display larger it has to sacrifice color...
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 05:11 PM

you may not have the correct driver. try rolling back the driver in device manager or down loading a differant driver from sony




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