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Windows 7: pc display blurry after removing graphics card

29 Jan 2012   #1
james62755

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
pc display blurry after removing graphics card

i have a compaq persario sr1630nx i just remove the graphics card i had on it do to a malfunction. and i plugged in my monitor to the original input and it looks all blurry how can fix this?


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29 Jan 2012   #2
gregrocker

 

Rightclick on an empty area of the Desktop, choose Screen Resolution and select the highest (native) resolution.

Next enter Device Manager and click on Display driver, select Update driver Automatically, see if Windows Update can find a compatible driver.

That computer model has an old GPU ATI Radeon 200 with only an XP driver posted. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...22478&sw_lang=

You can try installing the driver outright, then if it fails or malfunctions try installing it in XP Compatibility Mode.

Some users were able to get this driver to work in Win7: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...v=10.2&ostype=


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29 Jan 2012   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I assume you have an on-board graphic in your chipset. Is that enabled in the BIOS.
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29 Jan 2012   #4
james62755

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

i did the screen resolution and even updated the drive under drive manager. i do remember having trouble with the pc recognizing the graphics card i had to and enable the pci slot but i dont remember how i did it the hole process it was so long ago.
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29 Jan 2012   #5
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by james62755 View Post
i did the screen resolution and even updated the drive under drive manager. i do remember having trouble with the pc recognizing the graphics card i had to and enable the pci slot but i dont remember how i did it the hole process it was so long ago.
Did you try reinstalling the Video card as this can sometimes solve problems?

Enter BIOS setup and check the video settings to see if you need to change something.

Otherwise you'll need to do the work given in my earlier post to see if you can find a driver.
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29 Jan 2012   #6
james62755

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

no you know what i might just be the pc its self today i went to pick it up from a pc repair place it took them two weeks to do a diagnostics supposedly they called me a week ago any ways they told me it was the graphics card they are full of s**t never again will i take it their again its still doing the same problems with out the graphics card it has a hard time turning on i hit the power button and the machine light goes on and the fans are on full blast i hit the main power switch in the back and try again and eventually it goes on but after a while to reboots on its own. could the problem be the mother board or the main power supply ?
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29 Jan 2012   #7
Mystere

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Did you switch from a digital input to an analog input? Are you using the same cable? Analog can be blurrier.

Additionally, you might try running the ClearType calibration wizard. In the start menu search box, type clear and there will be something called Adjust ClearType Text.
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29 Jan 2012   #8
gregrocker

 

The power switch sounds like it's going bad. You can try jumping it it to see if it starts correctly then you'll know that's what it is.

It's an old rig however I run Win7 on several 10+ year old machines, but it often takes some work to get the drivers found and installed, often in compatibility mode.
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29 Jan 2012   #9
james62755

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

no it not the power switch just tried it. the machine turns on with the fans full blast. this issue happened when i used a compressor to blow the dust out
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29 Jan 2012   #10
gregrocker

 

Could you have dislodged a wire from the mobo or elsewhere or have some other loose connection? I'd check it over carefully. Generally you don't have to worry if you don't touch any of the electronics when blowing out the dust.
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