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Windows 7: installed age of empire's 3 and its messed up screen

27 Feb 2010   #1
nikef

windows xp / vista /windows 7 / ubuntu 9.10
 
 
installed age of empire's 3 and its messed up screen

Hi all

I installed age of empires 3 , there was a problem with the graphics so i un-installed it

Now my desktop is looking like this ,not sure you can see my problem in the picture

Have a look at rocket dock background colour and the start orb

Thanks for any help




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27 Feb 2010   #2
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

Maybe the colour deep of your screen has been lower. Check it out by right-clicking on the desktop and choose screen resolution.
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27 Feb 2010   #3
nikef

windows xp / vista /windows 7 / ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Hi and thanks for quick response i have tried that there is no change

Also when i start my pc my motherboard will display its make and model on the screen in red , that 2 is also effected .
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27 Feb 2010   #4
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

Have you checked cable connection between your PC and your monitor?

However, a game or an application cannot affect BIOS messages colour
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27 Feb 2010   #5
nikef

windows xp / vista /windows 7 / ubuntu 9.10
 
 

I have swapped over monitors to see if there was a problem with my first monitor , but the problem exits ,
Do you think the game could of corrupted my graphics driver ?
I have tried a rolling windows 7 back , but no change there
this web site that i am viewing all the colours are fine .
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27 Feb 2010   #6
nikef

windows xp / vista /windows 7 / ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Just opened up media center and the the colours look funny there 2 , here is a screen shot

I also tried to play a dvd and it says it can not play this dvd i need to update my video drivers

I have tried to update and windows says there is no new drivers for it ,

Sorry if all this is confusing i am a computer noob sorry


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27 Feb 2010   #7
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

I don't think that the game could corrupt a graphic driver. However, try to update it to see if it helps.
Don't use Windows update if your graphics card is Geforce or ATI, but use www.nvidia.com and www.ati.com
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27 Feb 2010   #8
Phase

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmm. I have Ages of Empires installed on Windows 7 & it works flawlessly. When you uninstalled/re-installed did you remove/install back all componenets related to the game? Have you configured your game settings to something different than what you use regularly?
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27 Feb 2010   #9
nikef

windows xp / vista /windows 7 / ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CyberZeus View Post
I don't think that the game could corrupt a graphic driver. However, try to update it to see if it helps.
Don't use Windows update if your graphics card is Geforce or ATI, but use Welcome to NVIDIA - World Leader in Visual Computing Technologies and Advanced Micro Devices Inc.
Thanks , i just tried an ubuntu cd in live mode and the colours are the same ,all this worked perfect before i downloaded the trial version from microsoft site.
My graphics card is a Radeon x1300/x1550 series
Not sure what site to go on thanks for your help .
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27 Feb 2010   #10
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

As mentioned uninstall any video drivers and reinstall .
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