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#1 Sefket

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 05:07 PM

I start off my computer the last two days and I notice that my Desktop background shows up, but not my explorer.exe and Desktop icons. I have to do CTRL+ALT+DEL and close explorer.exe and then start a new process of explorer.exe then my icons and explorer.exe shows up.

I did recently try to update my Graphics Card. My Graphics is : ATI RADEON 200 Series (0x5954) and hasn't been updated from years ago but decided to upgrade it a week ago. I did it and that's how my screen got messed up.

Where I downloaded the ATI from : http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/generic...item=ob-34805-1

Computer : Compaq Presario 061

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:36 PM

I would try uninstalling the video drivers and then reinstalling. Sometimes drivers don't install properly when just using the update option.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:40 PM

And how about would I go on about doing this?

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 06:59 PM

Start/Run...type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter.

This puts you in Device Manager, where drivers are installed/uninstalled and system devices are displayed.

Display Adapters...those are your video devices. Double-click the device listed under Display Adapters..Driver tab...click Uninstall. Reboot the system, install the same driver which you claim you previously updated for your system...or reinstall the video drivers from the CD which came with the system.

FWIW: There is no reason to update a driver if it's working properly.

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 09:49 PM

This is what showed up a lot. I did a system restore:

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 08:36 AM

I would also try getting the drivers from the source: http://www.ati.com after running http://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/ which should solve your issues.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:02 AM

I don't know which one to download from the driversweeper.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:11 AM

I don't know which one to download from the driversweeper.



THis one: http://downloads.guru3d.com/Guru3D---Drive...p%29_d1655.html

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:16 AM

Thanks for the fast reply. I check them all off and click "Analyse"?

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:18 AM

Just the ones pertaining to ATI - Display then hit analyze. After that hit clean.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:28 AM

My screen resolution just got 10x bigger and the forums screen is so huge.

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And the Control Panel issue is back.

There is over 15 ATI-Displays left, before were over 45. Should I keep cleaning it?

Edited by Sefket, 29 May 2010 - 10:29 AM.


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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:33 AM

Yes you should then reinstall the latest drivers from ati's website.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:36 AM

Odd thing is, I can't find my Graphics Card on the ATI site since it doesn't mention 200 XPRESS on the drop down.

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 10:49 AM

ATI XPRESS 200

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Posted 29 May 2010 - 11:07 AM

Got this:

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