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System does not allow me to change resolution or colors

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by chulonyc, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. chulonyc

    chulonyc Member

    Apr 14, 2007
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    Please help recently i installed windows vista and after the trial period it locked out and i couldnt get into it. I also messed up my windows xp operating system so i couldnt get into that either, so i decided to install windows 2000 and it installed. Now my situation is that my screens are all grainy and the colors and resolution are all off. The system does not allow me to change my resolution or go pass 16 colors (4bit) when i go to display and change it. I have a Compaq Presario SR1726nx that at one point had windows xp. Iwas told to go to manafacturer video card driver sites and update but I dont know what im doing when it comes to that. My computer runs on a integrated ATi Radeon/xpress 200 and when i go to my specs on the computer it says under drivers main driver: vga.dll version 5.oo.2195.6655 please can anyone help me out? I would appreciate it
  2. ireland

    ireland Active member

    Nov 28, 2002
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    all i see is drivers for xp,there are no drivers for windows 2000

    those are the drivers ye need for 2000

    Multimedia Keyboard/Mouse Driver
    ATI Chipset Drivers
    ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Graphics Drivers
    Agere Modem Driver
    Realtek AC'97 Audio Drivers
    Realtek LAN Drivers

    its xp or nothing,or vista crap...

    link for xp-drivers

    main page for Compaq Presario SR1726NX Desktop PC

    note ye might still have your recovery files if vista crap did not eat them..

    restart ye computer and then press the key called f10
    and follow directions

    the recovery system files are on a hidden partition

    if the recovery files are gone,ye will have to call hp and order the recovery disks..
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2007

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