Posted 11 September 2006 - 12:22 PM
Well there is a good chance that the old windows drivers may not be able to work with the new... if this is a computer that you purchased from a store, you could try to find the driver disk that came with your computer.
First you can attempt to click on "add new hardware" located in my computer, then in control panel.
Otherwise, you can go to My Computer, go to your control panel, and double click on the system icon (if it's not there, on the right hand side of the folder there is a "switch to classic view") from the system popup, click on the tab labled hardware from there click on device manager, and then finally click on display adapter, most desktop pc's are built with an accelerated graphics card (plugged into an agp or pci) and then a backup that's on the planar board.
If you are still running an older version of windows, the options are the same, they are just located in different locations.
Unfortunately the one on the planar board, can not support much. If all this is hard to see, make your resolution smaller, and also make your colors count as low as possible, if possible you may want to start up into safe mode. You can do this by pressing f8 on your computers startup.
XP has the option to startup in safemode with network support, if possible choose this one, if not, it's ok, get your friend, and get a floppy disk for the drivers you will download onto his computer, and copy it to your floppy, and put it on your computer. When you go back to your computer, follow the steps above to get back to your graphics card, from there you can update the drivers.