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This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!  
User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1052 times:

OK, there is an AOL screen name that is not a human, it is a computer that responds. Me and my friend decided to cuss the guy (computer) out. Suddenly I got logged out of AIM and my computer shut down. I started it back up to find I have only 16 colors (low quality pictures and bad color) and a big display (640x480) instead of the medium size. Is this guy responsible? How can I fix this?

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User currently offlineEric505 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 592 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 998 times:

Have you tried to change the colors back yet?
Can you access "my computer??"



Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life
User currently offlineC72 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 992 times:

restart again

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 984 times:

I have restarted several times. When I try to change colors back, the bar won't drag and the only option is to leave it as it is.

User currently offlineEric505 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 592 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 980 times:

hmmmm.......
Try to disconnect your monitor from your computer then reconnect- see what happens....
Or
If you have another monitor from another computer try that one-try to figure out if it is monitor or computer that is messed up.



Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life
User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 977 times:

PLEASE HELP!

User currently offlineHSV From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 974 times:

Try reinstalling your display drivers

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 972 times:

I tried reconnecting the monitor. It didn't work. Should I call Microsoft? Can someone do this to my computer?

User currently offlineMls515 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3076 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 970 times:

Yes, re-install your video card drivers.

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 967 times:

Which one is my video card?

-ESS Solo-1 Dos Emulation
-ESS Solo-1 PCI AudioDrive
-Gameport Joystick


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 959 times:

ANYONE?

User currently offlineQuadstara343e! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 949 times:

none of these, to find out what video card you have go to: My Computer, Control Panel, Display, then click on the Settings TAB, then click on Advance , which is located bottom right of the settings tab window...

User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3695 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 944 times:
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Go to Start/settings/Control panel/System.

Click on the Device Manger Tab and then click on 'Display Adaptor '

Now click on the display card Driver tab and then ob Update driver then tell windows to look for one.


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 938 times:

OK, so which of you should I trust?

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 930 times:

ANYONE?

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4773 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 927 times:

-ESS Solo-1 Dos Emulation
-ESS Solo-1 PCI AudioDrive
-Gameport Joystick


None of those three  Smile ESS makes soundcards. There's a 90% chance the video card is either ATI or nVIDIA.

I think you're a wee bit paranoid. Why don't you just change the video settings back again?


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 923 times:

Is it under DisplayAdapters?

User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 918 times:

If you on 95 or 98 do this.

Start
Settings
Control Panel
Double Click on "System"
Click on "Device Manager" @ the top of the window that opened
Then look for "Display Adapters"
Double Click on "Display Adapters"
A icon should appear below
That is the information you're looking for.



"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 915 times:

It didn't work. Any other suggestions?  Sad

User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4773 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 911 times:

Why didn't it work? What is on the display control panel screen then?

User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 908 times:

It gives me a choice of 2 or 16 colours. I had 256 before. It wont let me change size either. I removed and reinstalled drivers and restarted a lot. It still won't change.

User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 907 times:

who the frig you im? lol

-peace In-
174th


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 903 times:

SmarterChild.

User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 899 times:

I sware at him all the time. It has never happend to me. I bet it's something else, like the porn you d/l. lol


-Peace In-
174th


User currently offlineILS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 898 times:

I don't dl porn. Too risky. I cussed him out and he asked for a apology. I said I'm sorry. He said its ok. Then it happened.

25 Minuteman : You could try cussing at your computer?
26 Kcle : There is always a solution. If on Win 95, click Start, Shut Down, Restart in MS-Dos Mode, and wait. The screen will go black with your MS-Dos prompt i
27 ILS : That won't work Minuteman. What part of Austin do you live in? I live in Austin too.
28 ILS : Thanks Kcle, but I'm not going to risk messing up my comp any more.
29 ILS : They guy at Compaq couldn't help me. He said it was driver corruption. It obvoisuly wasn't that. I removed them, etc. and it won't work still.
30 VirginA340 : Time to buy a new monitor
31 CPDC10-30 : Well, it wouldn't hurt to back up everything and reformat. Not only will it eliminate your problem but make a big difference in performance.
32 Strickerje : He asked for an apology? All it's ever said to me before was that it's a computer that answers IM's and it gives me a link to its company's website. (
33 Joona : ILS, now, you have been told many times how you can check what display card you have. Are you stupid or why aren't you able to do as you've been told
34 Post contains images Airmale : Im convinced someone did something to my computer a few months back because when I shut it down the message "it is now safe to shut down your computer
35 Post contains images KROC :
36 ILS : I have a Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA).
37 JetService : Get a Mac
38 Post contains images ILS : I got it fixed. Not only did I have to remove the display driver, but also my ethernet driver. Now it is back to normal!
39 Naimas : Do you have anti virus software? How about a firewall?
40 ILS : I do have antivirus and firewall.
41 JonPaulGeoRngo : Jet Service - you and I think alike Oh well, reading how PC people troubleshoot is always amusing.
42 Boeing757fan : Are you in Safe Mode???????
43 Boeing757fan : Now that its fixed I suggest you scan your hard drive and defrag...
44 Post contains images Wardialer : Call Jeff Levy "The Computer Guy" on KFI640 every Sunday 09:00 to 12:00
45 CPDC10-30 : Oh well, reading how PC people troubleshoot is always amusing. Macs are hardly perfect though...although Win9x has its flaws, 2k and XP remove almost
46 Post contains images Hoons90 : No need to click control panel! Just Click on the main screen and click properties and choose the settings you want! Best of luck, Hoons90
47 Staffan : Suggest as a new episode of Jerry Springer.
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