ILS
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This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 12:49 pm

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?
 
Eric505
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 12:54 pm

Have you tried to change the colors back yet?
Can you access "my computer??"
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c72
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 12:55 pm

restart again
 
ILS
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 12:56 pm

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.
 
Eric505
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 1:00 pm

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.
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ILS
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 1:00 pm

PLEASE HELP!
 
HSV
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 1:02 pm

Try reinstalling your display drivers
 
ILS
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 1:02 pm

I tried reconnecting the monitor. It didn't work. Should I call Microsoft? Can someone do this to my computer?
 
mls515
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 1:03 pm

Yes, re-install your video card drivers.
 
ILS
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 1:08 pm

Which one is my video card?

-ESS Solo-1 Dos Emulation
-ESS Solo-1 PCI AudioDrive
-Gameport Joystick
 
ILS
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 1:14 pm

ANYONE?
 
QuadstarA343E!
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 1:27 pm

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...
 
VC-10
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 1:29 pm

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.
 
ILS
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 1:35 pm

OK, so which of you should I trust?
 
ILS
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 1:44 pm

ANYONE?
 
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 1:58 pm

-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?
 
ILS
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 2:00 pm

Is it under DisplayAdapters?
 
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 2:04 pm

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.
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ILS
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 2:11 pm

It didn't work. Any other suggestions?  Sad
 
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 2:19 pm

Why didn't it work? What is on the display control panel screen then?
 
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 2:20 pm

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.
 
174thfwff
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 2:21 pm

who the frig you im? lol

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ILS
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 2:26 pm

SmarterChild.
 
174thfwff
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 2:32 pm

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


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ILS
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 2:34 pm

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.
 
Minuteman
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 2:43 pm

You could try cussing at your computer?
 
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 2:47 pm

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 in the corner, i.e. C:/>. They, type this:

cd/windows/options/cabs

Once you type this, press Enter. The prompt will say

C:/WINDOWS/OPTIONS/CABS>

Type PURGE and press enter.

This will start the re-installation process for Windows 95. It will start with the *.cab files under that directory, and eventually ask you for the CD. It will warn you if you want to go through with this, type y if you can devote your time to the process, or n and wait. If you want to return to Windows, either hit Ctrl-Alt-Del, or under the promt, type cd\ and press enter. Then type WIN and press enter. It should start Windows, as it used to with my first OS, Windows 3.1.

God has Windows come a long way from 3.1. I've worked my way up from that to ME now.

The / in the lines above should be reversed, but A.net won't show those lines.
 
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 2:47 pm

That won't work Minuteman. What part of Austin do you live in? I live in Austin too.
 
ILS
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 2:55 pm

Thanks Kcle, but I'm not going to risk messing up my comp any more.
 
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 2:56 pm

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.
 
VirginA340
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 4:29 pm

Time to buy a new monitor
"FUIMUS"
 
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 4:31 pm

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.
 
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism

Sun Dec 02, 2001 4:36 pm

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. (That was when I said "hello.") What other messages does it respond to?

-Jeffrey S.

Interesting little device, eh?
 
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 8:31 pm

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 100 times?

One more time:

Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Display -> Settings -> Advanced -> Adapter

There you can see the drivers you are using and the display card you have.

Now don't tell me you can't do this because that is bullshit. You can.

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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 9:49 pm

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" showed up and I use windows 98, and despite my putting it off by the button as in windows 95, it still wouldnt go off, I had pissed soemone off at a chatroom that day Smile
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Sun Dec 02, 2001 11:26 pm

 Sleepy
 
ILS
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Mon Dec 03, 2001 1:30 am

I have a Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA).
 
JetService
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Mon Dec 03, 2001 1:34 am

Get a Mac
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Mon Dec 03, 2001 2:27 am

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!  Big thumbs up
 
Guest

RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Mon Dec 03, 2001 2:28 am

Do you have anti virus software?

How about a firewall?
 
ILS
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Mon Dec 03, 2001 2:32 am

I do have antivirus and firewall.
 
Guest

RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism

Mon Dec 03, 2001 1:55 pm

Jet Service - you and I think alike

Oh well, reading how PC people troubleshoot is always amusing.

 
Guest

RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism

Mon Dec 03, 2001 2:03 pm

Are you in Safe Mode???????

 
Guest

RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism

Mon Dec 03, 2001 2:08 pm

Now that its fixed I suggest you scan your hard drive and defrag...
 
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Mon Dec 03, 2001 2:31 pm

Call Jeff Levy "The Computer Guy" on KFI640 every Sunday 09:00 to 12:00  Smile
 
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Mon Dec 03, 2001 2:42 pm

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 any advantage that macs have...except for the inferior intel processors that hold PC performance back to some extent. I've done tech support on macs on a limited basis for a few years.
 
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Mon Dec 03, 2001 10:12 pm

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 Big grin
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RE: This Guy Messed My Comp Up, Internet Vandalism!

Mon Dec 03, 2001 10:16 pm

Suggest as a new episode of Jerry Springer.

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