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MY WORK PLACE I.T DEPATMENT JUST RELOADED WIN95 FOR ME AFTER IT WAS CORRUPTED. NOW I AM LIMITED TO 16 COLORS VGA RESOLUTION. HOW DO I GET MY 16 MILLION TRUE COLOR RESOLUTIONS BACK. IVE TRIED CHANGING THINGS IN 'DISPLAY' (CONTROL PANEL) BUT WHEN I REBOOT FOR THE CHANGES TO TAKE EFFECT I GET THE MESSAGE VIDEO WILL NOT WORK WITH CURRENT SETTINGS. CAN YOU HELP?
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Make sure you're using the video driver for your particular card,not one of Windows' generic drivers.They may have neglected to re-install this along with Windows.

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On re-read,it sounds like you may have already tried this.You still may be using the wrong driver,though.Run the Hardware Detection Wizard and see what Windows thinks you have.
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by:bushhead
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a few things.

1. did they change video card? :) tricky IT people

2. ram on the card might have burnt out

3. are you running at the same resolution as last time? increasing resolution will decrease colours

4. as mattcei said, driver problems, but u'll do that before doing what i say.. so i thot i'll just mention it last.

bush
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by:rjester
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I had an identical problem, twice even, on two separate systems.  The following, relatively simple approach solved both.  By the way, hardware detection did not find the card in either case.
Check which video card you have (which may involve pulling the card) and download the latest drivers from the manufacturer (ie www.S3.com).  Most halfdecent manufacturers include some type of detection of their cards or installing wizard with it that should find it.
Good luck!
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