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Solved: cant change colour settings, stuck in 4-bit

Q: Solved: cant change colour settings, stuck in 4-bit

i have just installed new drivers for my nvidia gefroce4 mx440 video card and now cannot change out of 4-bit colour. the option for 32-bit is there however when i try to apply it the screen reloads still in 4-bit

Preferred Solution: Solved: cant change colour settings, stuck in 4-bit

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

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A: Solved: cant change colour settings, stuck in 4-bit

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Dear members,
I want to play a game that requires 16 bit resolution but how can I set my computer to that level? I'm not sure if it can do that.


System Information
Time of this report: 10/23/2011, 02:24:00
Machine name: JONA-HP
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: Dutch (Regional Setting: Dutch)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: h8-1020nl
BIOS: Ver: CHG_7 8.rom vCHG7.08
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 6124MB RAM
Page File: 4522MB used, 7724MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: None
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 3: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (retail)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (retail)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (retail)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (... Read more

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You help is very much appreciated.

A:monitor stuck on incorrect resolution cannot change settings

Quote: Originally Posted by mickthetree

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The Intel GPU will run under normal circumstances (everyday use such as browsing, Word/Excel files etc, watching videos) whereas the nVidia GPU will kick in and take over when needed, for example when gaming.

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I would suspect that the software you installed did something to the Graphic Drivers. Do you mind booting into Safemode(Press F8 during startup > Safemode with networking). If the problem is gone in safemoode, Reboot the machine into normal mode and:

1. Uninstall your current graphical drivers.
2. Download the latest ones from nVidia's website.

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A:My colour is stuck on 16

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A:Help on colour settings

You need to install the correct video card driver to get your colors/resolution back.

http://www.aida32.hu/aida-download.php?bit=32 download this program and check -> Devices ->Physical Device and see what it lists for a video card or just physically look at thecard to get a make/model. Once you have that go to the manufacturers website and downlaod the correct drivers. Once installed you'll get the colors back.

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the standard pci graphics adapter only allows 16 colors.

we need to get your video drivers reinstalled.

what make and model video card do you have?

if you have onboard video, we will need either the make/model of your computer or the model number from your motherboard to find the correct video drivers for you.

if you have an actual video card, pull it out and look at it and tell us the make./model and we will find the drivers for you.

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This realy is not a Gamming problem, so it was in the wrong section there (Gaming) at WTT, but the section was new and I put it there to give it some support.

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CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 @ 2666MHz (not overclocked)
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As I am the Tech. dungeon keeper for all PC problems here at home, this is all my fault of course!


A:W7 resolution stuck on 800x600 and 16bit colour

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I have tried uninstalling the card and the games but still have the problem.



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im gonna make this quick.

On windows XP i could adjust my colour settings such as contrast e.t.c *they remained permanent and ingame*
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No clue where to look for active desktop. Easy enough to try a system restore first.

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As an additional to this problem, for some reason the taskbar only becomes transparent when I set it to auto-hide. When it's sitting there normally at the bottom of the screen, it's opaque like the screenshot I posted. Any ideas?



A:Taskbar won't change colour

Well, as far as I'd go, I'd do these things.

1. Check to make sure I haven't hit the high contrast theme button.
2. Try another aero theme.
3. If that doesn't work, try a non-aero theme, such as Win7 Basic
4. Click on the Windows color button and mess around with the settings there.
5. If that doesn't work, then check to make sure you have the latest graphics drivers that are compatible with Windows 7.
6. Baring that, mess around with the screen settings for your graphics card and see if that resolves anything.
7. Get frustrated and toss it out your window.

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I'm new here and I haven't much experience with Win8 - I worked with Win7.
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A:Change loading bar colour?

Originally Posted by rboy

Hey guys,

I'm new here and I haven't much experience with Win8 - I worked with Win7.
The question relates to the loading bar colour in Win8. Here you see a example what I mean:

I would like to change it from green to blue for example. Any ideas?


As far as I know, it's not possible yet. I'd like mine to be the same green/mauve tinge of my windows etc as well...

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A:How Do I Change The Colour of The Toolbar?

Right click on the desktop, go to personalize.

Window Color and Appearance - Change

Choose window colour.


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In Control Panel, Personalization, you have two related settings: Desktop Background and Color. I use themes for the background so my desktop takes its color from a hue associated with whatever background is currently on display. The background color choices can be turned off for the various items you mention (Start menu, taskbar, action center, and also title bars). Do you need help with puzzling your way through this stuff? There may be tutorials on this ... goes off to look ... yes, there's a whole category called "Appearance & Personalization." You should probably root around in there and see what you can find. Here's something to get you going, though:

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Welcome to the Seven Forums
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A:PC Settings has lost colour and now has a black background

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A:[SOLVED] cannot change my color settings

Hi, you need to reinstall your display adapters from your Compaq cd. And I'm guessing you mean 16 color, not 16 bit.

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A:Solved: Help.... Cannot change monitor settings

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A:excel cell colour change

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