Only 16 colours?

  IT Boff 17:52 21 Jul 2006


I recently re-inatalled my PC operating system. and Now it only has 16 colours. It used to have 256 colours. How can I get the option for this back?

  Diodorus Siculus 17:54 21 Jul 2006

You need to install the correct drivers for the graphics card.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:54 21 Jul 2006

click here for SIW which will ID your graphics card

  IT Boff 16:50 23 Jul 2006

Ok, I don't really understand the SIW thing, nor can I find anyhting about ID.

I have been tooking for a driver for the monitor on the Internet, as this does not have a propper driver. But with no sucsess. It was said above that it is the driver for the grapics card which is the prboblem, but without the SIW thing, is there a way to find out the driver for it?

  johnnyrocker 16:57 23 Jul 2006

click here then browse manufacturers site?


  Belatucadrus 18:15 23 Jul 2006

You don't want a driver for the monitor, you want one for the graphics card, or if it's onboard the MOBO. If you run SIW and look at Hardware/Video/Description, it should identify the relevant card. Then go to the manufacturers website and download the latest drivers.

  woodchip 18:33 23 Jul 2006

You need Drivers for the Graphics card not monitor

  IT Boff 16:58 24 Jul 2006

Thanks for all the responces. I have tried the SIW thing again and under the discription it says "Name" "Standard Display Adapter (VGA)"
This is the name of the adapter I installed wilst trying to get it to work. What do I do now?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:23 24 Jul 2006

Do you have a cd, that came with the PC, containing drivers?

  Gongoozler 17:26 24 Jul 2006

Hi IT Boff. 256 colours = you should have thousands of colours! Can you tell us what make and model computer you have and what version of Windows you're using.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:27 24 Jul 2006

Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
click here

If you don't have a CD, give Belarc a go - it may be better at discovering the graphics component.

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