help, ,desktop stuck on 16 bit

  second best 01:10 20 Jan 2003
  second best 01:10 20 Jan 2003

hi, i don't know if this is directly responsible but i have just un-installed a demo of tom clancy's splinter cell, and now my desktop is at 16 bit. i have tried removing the graphics card from properties and reinstalling the drivers but to no avail. i have checked the settings and it states that i have 32 bit true colour. my comp has been quite stable for some time and i've forgotten what to do.

  Lozzy 01:54 20 Jan 2003

if your running XP carry out a repair

  stlucia 14:20 20 Jan 2003

I've just had a similar problem: In a nutshell, whenever I forced Windows to re-install the driver it was installing a similar, but wrong, one and I was stuck with a 16-color lo-res display.

My son-in-law sorted it for me by going to the display adaptor details in Control Panel/System, and then browsing what drivers were available and highlighting the correct one.

Sorry I can't be more specific than that, but that forced Windows to load the correct driver, and everything has been okay since.

  second best 16:34 20 Jan 2003

thnx but i got it sorted. i unwitingly set desktop icons not to use all colours. thnx anyway.

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