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Q: Solved: Help! Monitor getting darker and darker...

Lately my computer's monitor has been getting gradually darker, even though I have all the brightness settings turned up 100%.
We had this problem last year while our computer was under warrenty and exchanged the monitor, but now we are having the same problem and no warranty.
Someone said something about reinstalling the driver (how, exactly do I go about that??).

I am using Windows XP, the monitor is a Compaq 7550, and I have an ATI Radeon 7500 graphics card installed.

Can someone help me fix this before my screen gets so dark I can't use it?

Preferred Solution: Solved: Help! Monitor getting darker and darker...

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hello everyone. I hope somebody can help me out with this problem. Since this afternoon my display looks darker than usual and with horizontal grey lines going across the screen wherever there is text. Also when I scroll up or down a page or highlight something these grey lines scoll up or down as well, and the screen since to continually flicker. I would greatly appreciate any comments and suggestions to help me solve this problen. I know is not the monitor since I try a different one on the same machine with no change on the display. I have also increased the refresh rate to 80. Once again thank you for your help.

A:Display Monitor Screen Darker than Usual

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I have a user that prefers IE 8 over Firefox because they find the bold text in IE 8 easier to read. What is a good bold face font that will make the text close to IE 8 in terms of apperence? Current Sizes are as follows:

Times New Roman: Size 17


A:Solved: How to Make Text Darker in Firefox 3.5.7?

Might try arial,veranda or lucinda.
Looks like IE8 is using Courier as default.
I don't remember changing it.

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same pic looks great on 1 monitor and histogram agrees
pic looks darker on the other monitor

fix ?


A:2 lcd-s, 1 is darker than the other

Are the 2 monitors Identical Manufacturer and Model?

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When I started my computer its screen was darker than usual.I tried to change settings color,gamma and contrast but it didn't work.Pls help
I'm using win xp graphic gard -nvidia geforce

A:My screen is darker

Please post your system specs, To include Make and model System if Big Box, or same info for the following if custom or home built, Mother Board (including Revision number), Processor (Exact Model Number), Ram, Video Card, Hdd(s), Optical Drive(s), Power Supply Manufacturer Model, Wattage and Amperage on the +12V Rails, OS, and any other peripherals installed on the motherboard.

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This maybe me being VERY picky but I am fond of the colour that I for the window of a program or whatever but the taskbar is darker, I understand it is the background of desktop making it darker but is there a way of making it the same colour as the window?


A:Taskbar darker?

Disable Task Bar transparency usually with the aid of a third party application or applying a alternative theme.

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when i try to play my a dvd on my dvd player from my
dvd player-> reciever(av cords)-> vcr(av cords)->to my tv through coaxle cord i get a bright image then a darker image, my sister says this is a feature but i think its a copyright protection since the signal is goin through the vcr. i also try to watch a movie on my ps2 by going from the ps2 (av cords)->vcr(coaxle)-> the tv... and it does the same thing! ( tried on different tvs)

can someone please help me... or diecrect me to a person/source that can?

thank you very much!
av cords- three color cords
coaxle- the screw on one

A:dvd image on tv gets lighter to darker

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When I open a web site the text appears to be lighter and sort of washed out. How can I make the text a little darker. I've tried changing fonts but all the fonts I've tried appear the same as being light and washed out. Thanks for any help.

Using Windows 7, new Dell 8700 with new 24 inch monitor...using 1920 x 1080 resolution.

A:how do I make text darker?

Hello Yat, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you're using Internet Explorer, then you could use the method (step 5 and 6) in the tutorial below to specify a darker webpage font to be used instead.

You'll probably need to try a few of the fonts until you find one that works best for you though. Arial Black is a good dark one though.

Internet Explorer - Change Fonts Used for Webpages

Hope this helps,

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I currently started using a new monitor and im having an issue with my jpegs that is leaving my quite confused.

I use photoshop for most of my digital art, and with this new monitor, ive noticed a decrease in light value when viewing JPEGs. If i save a psd file as jpeg and a png, opening both files in windows photo viewer yield slightly darker results. Alternatively if i open both the jpeg and png back in photo shop, they look as intended. Ive tried several different things in photo shop regarding my color profile, srgb and such with no result.

If i save an image of my art off the web as a jpeg, its darker, if i then open that same jpeg in photoshop, it appears exactly as it did on the web. Now if I print screen of that jpeg, then save it as a jpeg again, its even darker. If i then once again print screen and save as a jpeg it gets even darker, doing this 7-10 times will result in a completely black image.

I have calibrated the monitor manually to the best of my ability and did not have this problem before.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this ^^ Its quite important that i understand what is happening here so i can correct it or change my method to avoid images for clients look other then what i had intended.

A:Progressively Darker JPEGs

Have you tried these PS settings ???
Calibrating the monitor is not a cure ... It only displays the "file" (Right or Wrong) ... I'd guess happening in all the file swaps/software
I use Irfanvew to replace all M$ software as my default Image Viewer/Editor

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due to eye disease, I need all text to be darker. I have tried to customize but nothing seems to help or work correctly.
I am using windows 7 home premium
my connection to isp is att.net
I always use the 34 not 64, if that makes difference. I just want darker thicker text/ I use the 200 magnifying to see everything now any sugestions will help !

A:changing all texts darker

Could you explain more where you need the darker text at, and are you using Windows 7 Aero or Windows 7 basic or Windows classic theme.


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   When I test the video card driver the screen gets back to its original brightness, but when the test concludes the screen goes to about 50% brightness. 

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My uncle has a nVidia GeForce 6200 and the daughter keeps playing The Sims 2, The Sims Expansion Pack and Sims Pets, it appears when she plays these games he has problems with the PC... namely he gets a 'Blue Screen' appearing now and again (BSOD im unsure as he didnt mention any errors or warning messages) and the brightness of the screen drops... (I noticed the resolution changed but I dunno if that was him)

he has a 22" IIyama ProLite E2200WS powered by nVidia GeForce 6200... he has never really had problems before and I 'think' it may have been since The Sims (or one of the ext. packs) has been installed...

we used the nVidia settings manager to adjust brightness which he said sorted the problem but Im suspicious it hasnt actually sorted it but make it look better (I have not been at the machine but connect via Remote Assistance)

Any Ideas?

Thanks in advance

A:Darker screen after Sims

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Hi. Half of the screen of my laptop got darker than the other half. Exactly the half.I´ve read something about "demo mode".Clearly is not a physical damage because is a perfect split in two.I´ve tried starting Windows in safe mode but nothing happened.Any idea how to solve this?Thanks in advance

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My Lightscribe prints on the CD come out fairly faint using the default software.

Any programs or tips on how to get really strong prints.
The image comes out very faint.

A:Getting darker/stronger lightscribe prints

have you gone to www.lightscribe.com ????

they have a lots of useful info...
download the LightScribe System Software

there is a setting in the software to make it darker not a lot darker but some, also i think you can put the disk back in and it will print on top of the old picture and make it darker

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I've already asked this here, but would like a second opinion.

As many of you possibly did a few days ago, I also updated to Firefox 3.6.4 on a system that I occasionally use (not my main one), and after updating, the update screen alerted me to update to Flash 10.1. So I followed the link to the Flash site (didn't opt to install that Norton thing) and it installed some Adobe Installer thing as an add-on to Firefox, and when the Installer screen came up, it said nothing except "Finish" or whatever. The Flash site still said I had 10.0 installed so I tried again and the Installer told me there was an error installing. But I was still seeing Flash stuff just fine.

When I opened up Task Manager, it told me I had something running called "getPlusPlusAdobe.exe"

So I restarted Firefox, returned to the Flash completion screen and told me I needed to install Flash to view the completion animation. So I when I clicked on "get plugin" it sent me into the Flash installation I know and everything is (apparently) fine and dandy now, but "getPlusPlusAdobe" was still running so I ended that process, uninstalled that Flash Installer plug-in and restarted Firefox to see if the Flash installation stuck and it did.

Anyways, I went and tested this new Flash update on Youtube, and a handful of videos seem slightly darker than I remember them to be (although it might be possible that my eyes could be deceiving me). I certainly have 10.1 now, ... Read more

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Well, I have just re-formatted and re-installed everything, but whenever I play a video file with Windows Media Player, it's darker. Some movies I have are very dark, and I can't see anything in scenes with little light. I'm pretty sure my computer's brightness is the same as it was before, and everything else seems the same. I also downloaded VLC media player and tried to play the files, but they still are very dark...I have no clue why this is happening...It's doing this to pretty much all of the video files I have backed up on my external Hard Drive...

A:Everything is darker in Windows Media Player.

Have you tried updating the codecs? K-lite


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How do I make the text darker in windows 10?

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Have a Samsung SyncMaster T220 LCD monitor that is just over 4 years old. It's hooked via digital cable to my XP desktop. The Desktop wallpaper is Azul (picture of a small sandbar with 3 palm trees and clear, blue water and blue sky). About 10 days ago, I noticed what appeared to be two finger smudges (blue was just slightly darker there) in the middle of the screen, so tried to remove them with my microfiber cloth slightly wetted with Windex. Turns out they're not finger smudges; they're part of the monitor's display and cannot be removed.

I have never exposed the monitor to liquids other than a slightly damp cloth to clean finger prints. I've never put heavy pressure on the screen. So how did the monitor acquire these small blotches that are just slightly darker than the color surrounding them, and do they indicate that the monitor is beginning to fail?

A:Blotches - slightly darker than surrounding area

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I woke the machine from sleep and my main screen (screen 1 ) is flashing a darker color.

Any ideas?

A:Main Screen Flashing a darker color

This is a desktop, with 2 monitors attached? If you switch the monitors, make the secondary the primary, and visa versa, does the flashing move to the other monitor, or remain on the same monitor? If the problem remains on the same monitor, it's likely a monitor failure. If so, does the monitors menus (On screen display = OSD) also flash, or only the video in the background? Is the problem full time, or does it correct after warmed up? A Guy

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Hi everyone, The right half of the screen of my new Y700-15ISK laptop is darker than the left half. (I bought it a couple of days ago, brand new.)Photos with various colors:http://i65.tinypic.com/zujamo.jpghttp://i64.tinypic.com/30xbgg9.jpghttp://i67.tinypic.com/2n8x65g.jpghttp://i64.tinypic.com/2v7yof9.jpghttp://i63.tinypic.com/261n2wi.jpghttp://i68.tinypic.com/10ht6b5.jpg The laptop has the screen variant where a semi-matte film is attached to the otherwise glossy screen to reduce reflections.Same issue under Windows 7, Windows 10, and in the BIOS. All drivers are up to date, I have not updated the BIOS yet though. Questions:I.Has anyone had the same issue? Is this common or just my particular device is bad? II.What could be the possible cause of this? Could this be caused by the semi-matte film? So, if I removed the film, would this problem disappear? If anyone has had the same issue and solved it by removing the film, I would love to hear from it.Or is this rather a backlight issue, meaning that the screen or its electronics has to be replaced/fixed in the repair center? (I did not expect this to happen to a brand new product anyway.) Thank you for your help in advance!Andras

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I'm pretty sure that file selections in Windows 7 were quite clear but in Windows 10 they're extremely faint and difficult to make out. The screenshot below shows that some files are selected; file 0008 is clearly selected but the files that follow are also selected but you can barely make it out. How do I make the selection highlights thicker and darker?

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My satellite is pretty new, I bought it 2 months ago. I already wrote toshiba an email, but I did not have an answer yet.
When I boot my laptop, the light is very bright, just as it has to be. But after 5 minutes, it changes to a darker shade. Not very dark, but a slight gray layer. It has done this now for 2 weeks or so.

I looked for the settings for the brightness of the display, but they are on maximum. What I am wondering is that the controller is at the maximum, but it says that is only 70 (instead of 100 which I assume would be the real maximum).

Also with the FN keys it does not change, because there it is also at the highest brightness level. I just do not know what to do next. Maybe a driver is needed or do you think the display is broken?

I hope you all understood me.


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If I start a game, which is in fullscreen, my screen will get maybe 50% darker.If I change the game to no-fullscreen, it gets lighter I tried changing the Battery Settings> I m playing with my power cable plugged in   My Battery Settings are on Highest Efficency (with power cable)   The automatic lightning is off I really dont know how to continue know...Did I miss sth out?

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This would really help me with reading at night. There are plenty of screen dimming utilities, but they don't carry over into Modern, only dimming the desktop. I was wondering if there's a way to dim the entire UI, maybe as a default option.


A:How can I dim Modern/Metro apps, making them even darker?


If you like, your display brightness settings would affect both the desktop and modern UI in Windows 8.

Screen Brightness - Adjust in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Laptop screen gets darker on the right side of the corner whenever  I touch the Right Side of the screen. 

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A dark area (things visible but there is no brightness) is started appearing on bottom right corner of my  display.  My laptop model is XPS 15Z. The other part of the screen is white or more brighter compared to bottom right corner which is black in color. Could you guys help me out to solve the problem?

A:XPS 15Z dispaly problem......Darker area on bottom right corner

Attach an external monitor - if the image on that is OK (it likely will be), the screen will need to be replaced.

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How do I make screen presentation of text darker, bolder, sharper ?

A:How make screen 'print' darker, bolder, sharper?

Try this extension, it works pretty well on a lot of pages, and it will remember pages that don't want it to run on. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/high-contrast/djcfdncoelnlbldjfhinnjlhdjlikmph?utm_source=...

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Good day everyone!  I got my 22fi like three years ago. On its first and a half year, the mid bottom side got darker like it got a circular spot. I let it rest for few weeks but it still got the problem, so I disregarded anyway since I badly needed the monitor (and it's just a spot anyway). After a month, the left half side got dark too and now it's hurting my eyes looking at an imbalanced lit monitor.  I am suspecting a backlight problem. But it's weird because upon turning the monitor on, it is perfectly fine on the first microsecond of operation then turns dark immediately. I tried changing cables and monitors, the problem really is my 22fi.  Thank you so much!  

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How do I make screen presentation of text darker, bolder, sharper ?

A:How make screen 'print' darker, bolder, sharper?

Try this extension, it works pretty well on a lot of pages, and it will remember pages that don't want it to run on. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/high-contrast/djcfdncoelnlbldjfhinnjlhdjlikmph?utm_source=...

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Good day everyone!  I got my 22fi like three years ago. On its first and a half year, the mid bottom side got darker like it got a circular spot. I let it rest for few weeks but it still got the problem so I disregarded it since I badly needed the monitor (and it's just a spot anyway). After a month, the left half side got dark too and now it's hurting my eyes looking at an imbalanced lit monitor.  I am suspecting a backlight problem. But it's weird because upon turning the monitor on, it is perfectly fine on the first microsecond of operation then turns dark immediately. I tried changing cables and monitors, the problem really is my 22fi.  Thank you so much!  

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Hi my laptop is behaving very strangely, while on battery the screen gets brighter and immediately when I switch back to mains power the screen gets darker. It's supposed to work the other way round if anything...

My power plan is set at maximum performance with screen brightness at 100% for both battery and mains however there is a noticeable difference as described. I also tried other power plans and had the same problem. Anyone suggest a solution to this?


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I am feeling really frustrated here and would be incredibly grateful for your help. I just CANCELLED my custom built Lenovo 920 order because Lenovo sales has been UNABLE to answer my SIMPLE QUESTION on whether the COPPER is lighter in color than the BRONZE or vice versa. I am paying over 2,000+ dollars for this Lenovo 920 and you would think that Lenovo would at least be able to tell me and/or have accurate photos of the colors this laptop comes in! Considering the huge amount of money I am spending I should be entitled to receive the laptop in my preferred color... don't you think!! I would love to have the lighter golden colored one (not the darker brown color). Once second Lenovo sales tells me the COPPER is darker than the BRONZE and then the next second I am told the COPPER is lighter than the BRONZE and then I am again told vice versa!... so now I have no clue what to think! This ridiculous!! Why is it this much HASSLE to get my simple question answered on this issue??? I need the laptop URGENTLY and have now wasted SEVERAL days because Lenovo sales have NO CLUE whetehr the COPPER or BRONZE is lighter in color. I am very displeased!! I have attached an image.... is the lighter golden one shown in pic the BRONZE or the COPPER??? I urgently need this laptop but cannot complete order because of this issue!

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A:URGENT! Is Lenovo 920 COPPER lighter or darker in color than BRONZE???

Copper is lighter than bronze.

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I am older and would like the contrast between the black type and the white background to be more pronounced. In other words, I would like the type to be "blacker." I scouted the accessibility options in Windows and didn't find anything appropriate. The higher contrast there was colored type and huge fonts.

I don't need larger fonts, but I would like the letters to the darker. I'm sure there is some setting I can change and I would certainly appreciate your telling me where.

Thank you

A:Solved: "Darker" type

Black is black. If the colors on your monitor appear that washed out, it may be time for a new one. Do you have the brightness level up too high?

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Question: How can I reactivate my monitor without reformatting the hard drive?
This is what happened:
Two monitors were hooked to my computer, (Dell Inspiration), and I had to reduce it into one monitor.

I opened: screen resolution
Clicked on: Advanced settings
Clicked on: Monitor
Clicked on: Driver
Clicked on: Disable

After I did that, one monitor became completely dark, and the second monitor display was if it would run in safe mode, (graphic quality was so bad, it hurt to my eyes to watch it). I checked the device list and both monitor was removed from the list, there were no monitor listed anymore (before they were there).
I tried the system restore, but after the system restore finished, there were no more connection with the monitor.
When I start the computer, the monitor works for few seconds, shows the start up process, and right after the windows logo displayed, it shuts off. I tried to reboot in "safe mode", and it starts up as usual, (the monitor works), but before it reaches the desktop screen, it shuts off.
Windows version is: Windows 7
Computer: DELL Inspiration 546s
Operating System: 64-bit
Processor: AMD

Thank you in advance for your help

A:[SOLVED] windows 7 - monitor driver disabled - monitor does not work

Boot into Safe Mode with Networking, go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc, Right click the devmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager, are there any devices with a Red or Yellow flags next to them? If It is Red (Disabled) then right click it and Enable it.
If it is a Yellow Exclamation mark, then you need to download the video driver for your model. First try Right clicking the yellow mark and then Uninstall. Then Right click any device and choose Scan For Hardware Changes, this should reinstall the previous Video Driver, then restart the computer in normal mode.
If that doesn't work, Go to the Dell Support/Download drivers site Product Support | Dell US type in your service tag # or make and model# and download the Video driver for your model.

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Sorry for the long text, I'm trying to send as much information i have.

Hello forums!
A few years ago i built a new gaming pc because i wanted to be able to play high quality games. But since day 1 i've had nothing but problems. Whenever i play one of my high quality games such as "Assassins Creed, Tomb Raider, Battlefield 3 or Primal Carnage" the monitor goes completely blank showing a "no signal to monitor" sign after gaming for between 5 minutes to up to 2-3 hours. The monitor sometimes also shows different color stripes either for examples: orange, pink or grey. The sound of my friends on skype usually keeps going for about 20 seconds before going silent, the sound of the game shuts off instantly or goes in a loop or starts with a loud buzzing sound. The fans and the LED's on my pc are still going but i can't control anything on the pc making me have to force restart my pc on the power button.
I've been on this forum before talking to this guy who is helping me but he's been quite busy lately so i need some extra help.
I've updated all drivers to latest, i never overheat, the GPU does not go over 51C when gaming and CPU never goes over 51C either.
I've upgraded my 650W powersupply to a 850W power supply and is one of the highest rated best performance power supplies you can find.
I tried to RMA my graphics card but they found nothing wrong with it and sent it back.
I bought two new sticks of RAM 4GB each, still... Read more

A:Solved: No signal to monitor/colorful monitor crash when gaming

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I recently bought a DVI cable to plug my external LG monitor to my laptop to run nVidia's DualView (stretch format) across the two monitors. I'm using a beta driver (169.04 from laptopvideo2go.com), and when I enter nVidia control panel and go into the setup additional monitors tab, it only lets me choose "choose only ONE monitor". So I did that just to test that my monitor was plugged in right, and it worked. So I KNOW that my monitor is working and is being recognized by Vista. But when going into display settings byt right clicking on my desktop, it also only recognizes 1 monitor. Is it my beta display driver messing my Vista up? Or what could it be?
Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thank you

A:Solved: Dual monitor in Vista not working. Only showing 1 monitor.

for drivers to work properly in vista i'm pretty sure you have to have signed drivers, since it's beta are you sure they are signed?

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Im doing this for my Dad, so i have absolutely no idea how to describe the problem but i figured this place was my best shot as google is giving me no results on my query.
There appears to be no monitor drivers installed on the pc... and its running from the bare minimum settings. I think the refresh rate is set at a low low low setting, because lets say, if i move a window by dragging it across the screen, its all choppy, doesnt move smoothly at all... sort of like it jumps every half a second until i stop moving my mouse, then stops. The same with when i'm scrolling in internet explorer... smooth scrolling doesnt exsist! lol

I figured it was a driver problem seeing as there wasnt one installed. So i found the disk with the drivers on, and followed the instructions, which were as follows:
"Right Click" the mouse anywhere on the "BLANK" area on the desktop and click on PROPERTIES.
Click the SETTINGS tab and then click ADVANCED.
Click the MONITOR tab and then click PROPERTIES.
On the HARDWARE UPDATE WIZARD, select Install from a list of specific location (ADVANCED) then click Next.
On the following window, click on HAVE DISK.
Type “D:\ENGLISH\DRIVERS” (Where “D” is the drive letter of your CD ROM Drive) on INSTALL FROM DISK window then click on OK.
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A:Solved: Can't install monitor drivers for AOC flat screen monitor

Additional monitor drivers are usual not needed. What do you have for a video adapter and are those drivers installed? Right click on My Computer choose Properties/Hardware/Device Manager. What information is listed under Video Adapters?
Also what are your screen resolution and refresh settings?

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'HDTV as a monitor' versus Computer Monitor

i am looking to buy a monitor for my computer
It seems a small HDTV is about the same price as a traditional monitor

I am leaning towards a HDTV because although i have an HDTV,sometime in the future a small screen HDTV may come in handy.

Are there any big differences between an 'HDTV as a monitor' vs. a computer Monitor?

A:Solved: 'HDTV as a monitor' versus computer Monitor

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I'm currently using two 4:3 monitors of my PC, and I'd like to substitute them with one big wide screen monitor. The only thing I'm worry about is that I won't be able to have different "spaces" for my windows that they could expand to (so I could have, for example, my e-mail on the right part, and my browser on the left).

All I've found so far are virtual desktop software, but that's not what I need. I'm looking for something that splits the visible desktop into multiple parts.

Any ideas? I'm using Vista by the way
Appreciate your help

A:Solved: Having Dual monitor behavior in a Single monitor?

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So my nice monitor died, I ran the desktop at 1600x1200. My old monitor has a max of 1024x768.

I have a project for work on this machine, but I can't access it now. Any ideas how to get my smaller display to display... something?

I've tried rebooting into safe mode, as soon as it's done with the bios and loading windows screen, it jumps to 'out of range 75kHz / 60Hz' and displays nothing.

Any ideas? Thanks,


A:[SOLVED] Old monitor died, older monitor says 'out of range'

You have given no info to work with. If your MB has onboard video go into the Bios and change to onboard. Are you sure its going into Safe mode, there are no video drivers loaded in safe mode.

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I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to computer, ah, specs (or finding information about the one I have)... so I don't have much for you to go on.

Computer is a Dell, with Windows XP Home Edition. Monitor is LCD.

A few days ago (around Wednesday morning) my monitor began to click on and off. The screen would flash black and the light, next to the on/off button, would flash from green (on) to yellow/orange (off). At first it wasn't that bad. When I switched pages on the internet, scrolled, or highlighted something on the page it would flash.
It steadily got worse, going from internet pages to flashing on and off right when I turned the computer on, all through the loading and welcome screens.
I thought maybe it was just the monitor, so I switched it out and hooked up my old hp pavilion mx70 monitor.

That monitor worked perfectly fine with my old tower, but when hooked up to my new one it... Erm, got 'static-y'. It looked like an old TV that had a VHS tape in the player, being re-wound. I know that sounds odd, but it was like spikes from the side of the screen surging inwards. I thought it was because the monitor was so much older than the tower. Soon the static got steadily worse, and I used it for about a day before it got to be too much.

I switched to Safe Mode with Networking on the hp monitor, to see what would happen, and it was fine! No static. Today, I switched back to my LCD monitor and put that into Safe Mode with Networking and no b... Read more

A:Solved: Monitor or Tower problem? Monitor is blinking on and off.

Video card is busted. When in safe mode, the video card's drivers are not loaded, so the card does not function at "full blast". It will not cause trouble because of that.
Dell model would help finding a replacement, but it can well be assumed that there's a PCI-E 16x slot for add-on graphics. This would be a cheap replacement in that case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121302

This is all an assumption on the most propable cause. The problem could also be your power supply or motherboard, but those are pretty unlikely.

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I just connected my new Samsung Syncmaster 2333HD TV/Monitor to my desktop computer for use as a monitor. After powering up the unit I was prompted to scan for available television channels. As I noted, however, I want to use it as a monitor instead of a TV. Since it's already hooked up to my computer, I figure it should be a relatively easy setup process, but so far I haven't been able to figure it out. I've already set up the language, time zone, DST, etc., but all I have onscreen now is a box which reads HDMI in the upper left-hand corner, and a box which reads NO SIGNAL in the center. What should I do next?

I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who can tell me how to get the unit recognized as a computer monitor. Thank you very much.

A:Solved: How do I set up my Samsung TV/Monitor for use as my desktop monitor?

Hooray! All I did was reboot and the WINDOWS screen appeared. I guess that's all there was to it.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 975 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
RAM: 8191 Mb
Graphics Card: (Dual) HIS ATI Radeon HD 5770, 1024 Mb (CrossfireX enabled)
Motherboard: MSI, 890FXA-GD70 (MS-7640) , 1.0

I built a new computer recently and all was going well until I tried to set up dual monitor on this new computer. My monitors are both Acer, models AL1916W and P191W. I'm coming from a system that had 32bit xp with an nVidia GTS250 running dual monitors.

I have windows 7 up to date on the new computer and ATI drivers are up to date as well. The issue that I'm having is my P191 monitor is not being pulled out of standby and windows, as well at ATI CCC, says it only supports a 640x400 resolution. I've tried plugging this monitor in solo in every DVI port in my primary ATI card, swapped both cables, and swapped card positions, yet the monitor still stays in standby whilst my AL1916 runs like a champ and I can edit all of it's settings. I've gone through all the options in ATI CCC to set up dual monitors and I get nothing. I didn't have a problem with the P191 on my XP system.

So how can I get my P191 monitor working? ATI CCC and windows knows that the monitor is there and they both can identify the model of the monitor, but windows refers to it as a generic non-PnP monitor (the AL1916 is refered to as a generic PnP monitor). I tried to see if there are any drivers for the P191 mon... Read more

A:Solved: Dual Monitor: Monitor still in standby

First, make sure your video card drivers are up to date. Second check in device manager to make sure it actually recognizes the monitor, if it does, remove/uninstall it, and let it reinstall the monitor. then go to the screen resolution and click on detect, if it still cannot recognize the monitor and allow you to change the resolution, I'd say the next step would be to go into your graphics card driver software, but unfortunately, I'm an Nvidia junkie and don't know how to use ATI's software.

I hope I helped =D.

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Here's the thing...

I have a Sony viao notebook pcg-frv37 laptop that is very much dead, and i want to use it's monitor (B150XG02) to create (if its possible) a portable/individual, RCA compatible monitor.

I already have the schematics but don’t really know what to do

My objective? To use it in my room to play xbox or/and watch TV.

Thanks for any help or ideas !!

A:Solved: Making a RCA monitor out of a laptop monitor

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I bought a LCD montior,went home,unplugged the 1999 monitor from
the computer, plugged in the lcd monitor,ran the software.

3 weeks later , i love the picture,but am i done? did i forget a major step?
When the Lcd boots on, i get a square box that says digital...than analog.
My video card(about 4 years old now)-and-my new monitor
ATI Technologies Inc. RADEON 9000 Series - Secondary
SyncMaster 731B/731BF/731BA(Analog) 1280 x 1024 34 x 27 cm 1296380215 June 2006

A:Solved: Just went from CRT monitor to LCD monitor...digital/analog

Did you get a DVI Cable with the Monitor.
It's best to have the DVI Cable from the VGA Card to the Monitor.

If your VGA Card has no DVI output then you might want to think about getting a VGA to DVI Adaptor

Otherwise it will be OK as it is.

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