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My mates Advent PC has a Nvidea 5200, it was working fine until we reset the bios settings to fail safe values and now when it loads into windows everything is in 8-bit colour and low resolution. It won't let me change it to anything higher. Also it hardware manager there is a yellow ! next to it.

Please help anyone if you know. I've used everything i can think of so far.
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post #2 of 13
try reinstalling the drivers . if you have flashed the bios , then try to flash it again .
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we havnt flashed it, just reset it all to fail safe settings. We've have also re-installed windows and it is still like that.
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post #4 of 13
You installed official nvidia drivers?
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post #5 of 13
That is a driver issue. You are going to reinstall your drivers, so a reboot is required.

Also, I have the same card, so I know what it likes and what it DOESN'T like.
It doesn't like the +9x.xx drivers.
I think it likes the 84.56's, because they're known to give a bit extra performance increase over other drivers.

Remember to uninstall the old ones through the control panel, add/remove programs and selecting "nVidia Display Driver" (IIRC) or something very close to that.

*EDIT*

So many posts before me
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post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by OverclockedAMD View Post
we havnt flashed it, just reset it all to fail safe settings. We've have also re-installed windows and it is still like that.
how did you reset it ?? from the motherboard bios , or you played with the card,s bios , or in windows ??
edit : try the card in a different rig and see what happens .
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post #7 of 13
I think he means he reset the mobo's BIOS (correct me if I am wrong).
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by civilr View Post
I think he means he reset the mobo's BIOS (correct me if I am wrong).
That is the one. There's usually things that'll change AGP stuff which will make Windows wierd, and think it is something else than what it actually is.
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by civilr View Post
I think he means he reset the mobo's BIOS (correct me if I am wrong).
if this is true then all you have to do is clear cmos , ( or remove the mobo,s battary then reset it ) then maybe reinstall the drivers and it should work fine.
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post #10 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by OverclockedAMD View Post
reset the bios settings to fail safe values and now when it loads into windows everything is in 8-bit colour and low resolution. It won't let me change it to anything higher
At least you learned "fail safe" stays true to its name.
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