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Posted 06 September 2005 - 09:29 PM

I tried changing the resolution from 640x 480 to 800 x 600 and the screen blurred so much I couldn't see anything. The whole monitor was distorted. I have Windows 98. The computer is fairly old, but the monitor should support higher resolutions. What should i do.

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 07:15 AM

Have you tried reinstalling the video drives? Make sure you have the drivers before you do.
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 01:49 PM

I believe the drivers are installed....It's hard to describe the blur. like I see the back ground color with blurred two windows of the destop properties..almost like the screen in the eyes of a drunk person.

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 08:00 PM

What does it look like in SAFE MODE?
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Posted 08 September 2005 - 09:43 PM

This is a computer at my school. I'll need to check tomorrow...Can you tell me what I should(n't) see....and then possible solutions....I'll check in the morning to see if you respond...if not I'll reply again whitth my findings...I'll try to get a acreenshot to give you an idea.

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Posted 08 September 2005 - 11:53 PM

In SAFE MODE the res. should be 640x480 16 color and clear. If you don't have the disstorion in SAFE MODE I would download the latest drivers (DriversGuide) then delete the display adapter in the device manager. When you restart the computer it should prompt you it install the new drivers.
It will ask you if you want to auto detect or manually config. choose manual. When the list displays choose "Have Disk" browse to the folder you downloaded the drivers to. Besure to unzip the drivers after you have downloaded then but before you attempt to install them.
If you are not sure you have downloaded the correct drivers DO NOT proceed.
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Posted 09 September 2005 - 03:48 PM

Tried the driver....Didn't work. I even tried to take a screen shot to show you what it looks like, but the screenshot doesn't distort. Someone mentioned the refresh rate. I tried every one, but it still was the same problem.




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