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#1 LOVEMYPC

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:48 AM

HI,I think the video card is going out in this PC,because i do not have the outline for the
search box have to hunt for it,colors are all messed up.
Has anybody had problems after adding ZONEALARM to their PC,THANK'S
Is there a way get search box back.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:54 AM

If you have just installed ZA , uninstall it and do a check again on your system
If this was the only change made (hardware or software) always put your system back to how it was prior to the problem -

Any new program can alter your systems operation -

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:39 AM

HI,Nokojon,The thing about ZA was a last minute thought i had put on another PC,but that PC
has i believe has a dead HDD, The HDD in it would not even start up.
The PC i am using right now is the one that the colors are all messed up on.
I did a new restore point back to April 1st and i did a new restore point to April 1st.2012
and that did not restore colors to screen,thats why i think my video card is going bad it
is a TRIDENT card and i tried to find updates for it but they appear not available,THANK'S

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

The video device may not need a updated driver ,it may just need to have the old driver reinstall .

did you right click on the desktop,go properties /settings ,and make sure your seeting are correct ,reset to defaults if the option is there ,correct the resolution setting ,ect ect

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:34 PM

HI,I think i have a problem with my video card here is what i have.
TRIDENT VIDEO ACCELERATOR 3D/PROMEDIA
Build date 7/9/2004.
I tried to locate updates and have not found them yet PC maybe too old any help
would be appreciated,the reason is that my PC screen colors have to hell in a
basket,colors are faded and on some sites it makes it almost impossible to use.

Edit: Moved topic from Audio and Video to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Mod Edit: Merged topics dealing with same issue ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 16 April 2012 - 06:58 AM.


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:21 PM

Trident Video Card Drivers for Windows XP, Vista & Windows 7 - There may be something at this site for you -
Current as of (Apr 14 2012) -

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:43 AM

you should check your other post about the same issue, a link was provided that may hold updated drivers ,
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic450035.html

Mod Edit: Merged topics ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 16 April 2012 - 06:59 AM.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:05 PM

HI,caperjac,I went to desktop and i have no option for defaults.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 08:22 PM

HI,nokojon,I went the site you suggested and numerous pages later for $29.95 i could get drivers for what ever was in my PC,but i have better uses for that money right now.
I may access to another PC in near future.
One thing i found out about PC'S is that i would luck out with video card in the PC with the bad HDD turns out it is a DDR2 card,the ram is DDR,the ram in that PC is DDR,but with different
index's so they will not interchange,different MOTHER BOARDS. So i guess that is what you call
a conundrum.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:52 AM

numerous pages later for $29.95 i could get drivers

Sorry, it was never my intention to link you to a Pay site :mellow:
I have found Freeware sites if you would still like a link -
Speccy will show your make and model of your Video cards and we can still link drivers (if you wish)

Trident CyberBlade Video Driver - Freeware
Updated - 04.11.2010
licence: Freeware
(example)
Trident CyberBlade Video Driver for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP 32-bit.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:17 AM

HI,caperjac,I went to desktop and i have no option for defaults.



ok, what did it show for your screen resolution ,example mine is 1600x1200

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:57 AM

HI,I have had Speccy for some time now,screen resolution is 1024x768.this is on a 17"flat screen,THANK'S

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:05 AM

HI,noknojon,Yes i would still like a link to freeware if you would.
From what i have seen as far how long these PC'S last mine has lasted past expiration date by
a little bit,THANK'S

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:05 PM

HI, here are the figures for the RAM. Total Physical= 503,available=179.
Total virtual=2.47GB,available173GB.If the DDR RAM wasn't so expensive i would add more but i
could buy a better PC for what 2GB of ram cost,thanks for the help.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:39 PM

Trident Video Accelerator Blade 3D/ProMedia 5.1.2001.0
Last update - 26 Aug. 2010 - Licence Free - OS Support Windows

Incorrect link to the above site has now been edited out -

Edited by noknojon, 17 April 2012 - 06:02 AM.





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