Color Quailty stuck at 4 bit

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Hello

I have XP Sp2

the color quality is stuck at 4bit ( no other choices) and the resolution is
at 640x480 (no other choices)

when i boot to safe mode, color changes to 32bit and 800x600 - so not a
driver

i removed the adapter from the hardware list - reboot into administrator
(with admin rights on local machine)

color quality now has the option for 32bit color - as soon as i choose it,
the list shrinks back to just 4 bit and pop up says - you do not have
permission to change the settings

anyone seen that? where can i look?

btw, i created a new admin user to see if did it again - it does~

thanks in advance

JamesSF
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    I had the same problem after installing Sp2. Have you
    tried reinstalling the driver for your graphics card?
    This fixed the problem on my computer, and it may work
    for yours.

    Good luck!

    >-----Original Message-----
    >Hello
    >
    >I have XP Sp2
    >
    >the color quality is stuck at 4bit ( no other choices)
    and the resolution is
    >at 640x480 (no other choices)
    >
    >when i boot to safe mode, color changes to 32bit and
    800x600 - so not a
    >driver
    >
    >i removed the adapter from the hardware list - reboot
    into administrator
    >(with admin rights on local machine)
    >
    >color quality now has the option for 32bit color - as
    soon as i choose it,
    >the list shrinks back to just 4 bit and pop up says -
    you do not have
    >permission to change the settings
    >
    >anyone seen that? where can i look?
    >
    >btw, i created a new admin user to see if did it again -
    it does~
    >
    >thanks in advance
    >
    >JamesSF
    >
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    Boot into Safe Mode.... go into Device Manager and unisntall the graphics
    drivers.... reboot the PC.

    After startup download a new set of drivers from the graphic card
    manufacturer's website and install. After installation reboot the PC.
    --
    Cari (MS-MVP)
    Printing & Imaging

    In Loving Memory of our dear friend Alex Nichol MVP

    "JamesSF" <megabyte@cfl.rr.nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:uTCzNq9JFHA.1476@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    > Hello
    >
    > I have XP Sp2
    >
    > the color quality is stuck at 4bit ( no other choices) and the resolution
    > is
    > at 640x480 (no other choices)
    >
    > when i boot to safe mode, color changes to 32bit and 800x600 - so not a
    > driver
    >
    > i removed the adapter from the hardware list - reboot into administrator
    > (with admin rights on local machine)
    >
    > color quality now has the option for 32bit color - as soon as i choose it,
    > the list shrinks back to just 4 bit and pop up says - you do not have
    > permission to change the settings
    >
    > anyone seen that? where can i look?
    >
    > btw, i created a new admin user to see if did it again - it does~
    >
    > thanks in advance
    >
    > JamesSF
    >
    >
    >
    >
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