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Windows 7: My Computers Colors Are Messed Up.

18 Sep 2011   #1
Fearless

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 
My Computers Colors Are Messed Up.

White backgrounds are blue:







Black backgrounds have a grainy red color:





And + It only shows on my monitor. If I take a screen cap, post it online and view it on another computer, the colors are fine.

It is not a virus, it is not screen resolution, I've tried everything.

Also, It's only a certain shade of white and black.

If its #ffffff, then it changes to blue.

If it's #000000, then it changes to a grainy red color.

However If it is something close to #ffffff or #000000, then it doesn't change, it's stays normal.


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18 Sep 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Fearless,

Since it's only displays like this on your monitor and not in screenshots, then it seems like it's a issue with your monitor itself.

If this is a external monitor, have you reset the settings on the monitor itself back to default? There may be a button on the monitor somewhere to open the on-screen settings to have a option to reset or adjust them.
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18 Sep 2011   #3
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

From the bottom pictures it looks like a monitor backlight fault at the bottom, but AFAIK this doesnt corespond with the top image. Have you tried updating your graphics driver?
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18 Sep 2011   #4
Fearless

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
From the bottom pictures it looks like a monitor backlight fault at the bottom, but AFAIK this doesnt corespond with the top image. Have you tried updating your graphics driver?
no.

Also, I have a laptop, so replacing the monitor isn't easy
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18 Sep 2011   #5
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Actually laptop screens are not that difficult to replace (if you are comfortable stripping and assembling a laptop) if not then they can usually get them done for 50 - 100 in repair shops (little more than the cost of the screen).

Get the latest graphic drivers for your system Here. To find out which one you need, type "device manager" into the start menu and run it. Then expand "display adapters" to get the name (or series) of yours.
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18 Sep 2011   #6
Fearless

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
Actually laptop screens are not that difficult to replace (if you are comfortable stripping and assembling a laptop) if not then they can usually get them done for 50 - 100 in repair shops (little more than the cost of the screen).

Get the latest graphic drivers for your system Here. To find out which one you need, type "device manager" into the start menu and run it. Then expand "display adapters" to get the name (or series) of yours.
Okay, do I have to download the one thats in the device manager? or can I download a newer one?
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18 Sep 2011   #7
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Device manager will tell you the name of the graphics adpter, you then download the latest driver for your model.
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18 Sep 2011   #8
Fearless

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
Device manager will tell you the name of the graphics adpter, you then download the latest driver for your model.
It says "ATI Mobility Radeon 4259"

That's not on the downloads page :/
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18 Sep 2011   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Fearless,

Here's the download link for your graphics chip at AMD: ATI Catalyst


At the main AMD download page below, you would have needed to select this below.

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18 Sep 2011   #10
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fearless View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sub Styler View Post
Device manager will tell you the name of the graphics adpter, you then download the latest driver for your model.
It says "ATI Mobility Radeon 4259"

That's not on the downloads page :/
before I go insane, you meant 4250 right?
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