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Windows 7: Lost my display color

17 Nov 2014   #11

Windows 7 64 bit
Re: Lost my display color - one solution

My PC had this problem right after the last Windows Update on 11/6/2014. There was color in safe mode, and when in normal mode, the Windows welcome screen began to initialize in color. However, once Windows 7 Premium initialized, the color disappeared.

I spent 16 hours scanning files, looking up solutions, and looking for a restore point that worked, to no avail. Many online options, short of reformatting, were way above my knowledge! I tried one more thing that solved this problem simply and quickly. I don't know if this translates to other video cards, but I thought I would share anyway.

I have a 64 bit HP Touchscreen with an ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics card running the factory-installed Windows 7 Premium (2010). Here is what I did:

1) Right Click on the desktop
2) Select Catalyst (top of the drop down)
3) Click on OPTIONS
5) Select Restore Factory Defaults

The color returned immediately. At this point I created a restore point, since I used up the few that my PC still had.

I hope this helps someone.


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