Greetings,This can be fixed by resetting your video card's software settings.
- Click Start Button - Click Run - Type: devmgmt.msc- Hit Enter- Click the plus sign next to Display AdaptersWhat is listed under "Display Adapters"?
In short, you will be opening the video card's configuration application, going to it's control panel > Display > Color settings, then setting it back to default settings.
If you have an Nvidia card, you will use the Nvidia application (icon near the clock)If you have an ATI card, you will use the ATI application (icon near the clock)
my computer screen is so dim I cant use any of those answers
Are you on the problem computer now?
I will try standby
yes, this is my laptop i am chatting with. the font is so big its hard to seewhat im doing
my desktop is the problem
Is the problem computer a desktop or laptop?
Were you able to complete those steps on the Desktop?
no not yet,
i have an xp
Please, perform the steps.
Cant see good enough to see run function
ok I m in
nvidia geforce 6150
Double click the Nvidia icon near the clock.- Choose Control Panel > Display > Color settings, then setting it back to default settings.
it is not by the clock
the picture is so dim almost impossible to read anything
- Click the Start button > Settings > Control Panel- Double click the Nvidia icon
Did you find that?
it saya the device is working properly
Open the Nvidia program and - Choose Control Panel > Display > Color settings, then setting it back to default settings.
unable to set default setting almost impossible to read
Here is another option:- Turn the computer off- Turn the computer on- Start pressing the F8 key on the top of the keyboard- At the Boot menu, choose ENABLE VGA MODE- Hit the Enter key three timesWhen it reboots it will be brighter, but in VGA mode. This will allow you to make the changes that I specified, then you can reboot into normal moade.
Please, perform those steps
I will be standing by.
ok will do, standby
my monitor doesn.t even come on now. no signal input.
Were you able to turn it off, on, then boot into vga mode?
It appears that your video card is going bad or it was knocked loose in the system.
When you first turn the computer on, before windows even loads, is it also very dark?
no, not getting any signal at all to monitor, computer isnt booting up now as well
- Unplug the power to the desktop- Unplug ALL cables - Open the desktop- Remove the video card- Put the video card back- Plug only the video, keyboard, mouse, and power cables in.- Plug in the power and turn it on- If that does not solve your problem, then you will need to replace the video card.
ok this may take a while
Ok, I will stand by.PLEASE, udpate me once you have finished this.I will wait here for you.
no joy, I hope my mother board isn't gone as well, it doesnt seem like the hard drive is spinning up as well now.
It appears that you may have a problem with the power supply as well.
what do you think would be the fixes before i bring it in
It is hard to say.
I am leaning towards a problem with the video card or the power supply.
Those would be the first two things I check.
Is there anything else I can be of assistance with?
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