Ive ust got myself an old pc for my mum and dad to use. Its their first pc, so just wanted to get them something cheap and basic. When the pc starts, everything is fine, but as soon as windows has finished loading and goes to the desktop the picture becomes all distorted. Ive tried it in safe mode and the picture is fine. Someone mentioned it could be the monitor driver, but ive looked at this in safe mode, but just says that the latest driver is installed. They havent got access to the internet yet, and have no restore or windows disk. I presume its a software problem rather than a hardware one. Has anyone got any ideas what the problem might be, and how this can be resolved. Thanks.
No theres no power sources nearby, only the pc speakers, but there not even plugged in at the moment. Like i said, the pictures fine in safe mode, but in normal mode, i cant see nothing clearly enough to do anything.
Im not sure of the graphics card. Only got it today from someone at work who was going to throw it away, but who tells me it worked fine (and i believe them). Are you saying its the graphics card driver that needs to be installed, rather than the monitor driver? How do i uninstall/reinstall in safe mode? Sorry to sound vague. Thanks.
Have you tried changing the settings, it sounds to me that your monitor is setup to only 16 colours. Right click the desktop and choose properties from the menu. Click on the settings tab and change the colour quality to one that is of the most colours. If this does'nt do the trick right click the icon for my computer and choose properties from the menu, find device manager and find your make of monitor (display adaptor) and search the web for the latest driver....TT