win95 monitor setup

Recently after installing windows 95 when it booted up the picture was fuzzy and had multiple pictures. In safe  mode if we change the palette to 16 .colour we get it to boot up with a picture but pic is rough and can't play any games. We downloaded the proper monitor adapter and driver from the manufacturer with same results.(It worked fine before we had to dump harddrive and reinstall windows.)
junelewis69Asked:
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joe_hConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try a lower refresh rate. You should find the setting in the Display Properties dialog box (exact place is vendor specific :)
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MrbreezeCommented:
Go to the Device Manager and click the + sign next to the entry for Display Adapter. What is listed there. Go to the + sign beside monitors and click it. What is listed there. Do you see any yellow exclamation marks by any thing in the Device Manager.
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EDStechCommented:
Probably a silly suggestion, but go verify that the monitor is plugged in tight to the back of the pc and on the monitor itself.  Turn it off for 30 seconds and back on again.  If theres a "Degauss" button, push that (It may be an option on the menu if its a new monitor).

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junelewis69Author Commented:
We tried both suggestions. There are no yellow exclamation marks in the Device Manager and the monitor is plugged in good and tight. Any other ideas?
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Jason_SCommented:
Boot to Safe Mode, and remove all refrences to the monitor, and video card.  On reboot, Windows will install them again.  If this doesn't help, try connecting a diffrent monitor to the PC, and see how that works.
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MrbreezeCommented:
You didn't say what was listed there but Jason has already suggested my next comment so try that and see what it does
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aib01Commented:
Is the monitor bad? Try a different monitor and see if it is clear, or try the monitor on a different computer. if you don't have a spare monitor or cpu, there may be a store nearby where you can check them.

We received a new monitor from Dell with the same focusing problem in Win95. The DOS image was fine, Win95 image fuzzy. The problem was a bad monitor (replaced with no problems from Dell).
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junelewis69Author Commented:
Lowering the refresh rate was right only it was out in the Bios. It seems that one of our kids somehow stuck a password on our bios and my husband had to disconnect the battery to erase. This is what put the refresh rate all out of wack. Thank you everyone for your help.
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