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Topic # 15058 1-Aug-2007 21:54
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Not sure if anyone will be able to help, but it's worth a try.

Recently my Win XP Pro Desktop was suffering problems with Outlook Express not launching, so I tried everything, but in the end just inserted my Windows XP Pro CD and reinstalled windows over the top (update). Now when I scroll on web pages etc the screen flickers, so I go to change my Screens Refresh Rate, but all that’s comes up is 'default monitor', with a drop down box that is greyed out!!
 

I’m should be getting my new laptop tomorrow, so it shouldn’t be much more of a problem for myself, as I will be switching from the PC and using the laptop, but I pity anyone else who uses this machine or myself if when inventively I have to fix a problem.

Help please!!

nzbnw








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  Reply # 80809 1-Aug-2007 22:27
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You need to reinstall the driver software for your video card and/or monitor.  Windows is using a default driver for one or both of these and obviously it doesn't support the available refresh rates for your video card and/or monitor.

Most likely, it is just the Video Card driver to blame.  Dig out the CD which came with the video card and reinstall the driver.  If the table of refresh rates doesn't appear, then maybe you need to reinstall the driver for the monitor as well, although generally that isn't necessary as the Plug 'n Pray monitor interface should communicate that information back to the Video Card.

I hope that helps.

Cheers,
Grant.

P.S.  The Sierra Wireless 595 card is so handy to have around.  It's great to have a decent broadband connection whenever/wherever I need it.  Thanks for your help in getting me connected!



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  Reply # 80818 1-Aug-2007 22:49
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Grant17: You need to reinstall the driver software for your video card and/or monitor.  Windows is using a default driver for one or both of these and obviously it doesn't support the available refresh rates for your video card and/or monitor.

Most likely, it is just the Video Card driver to blame.  Dig out the CD which came with the video card and reinstall the driver.  If the table of refresh rates doesn't appear, then maybe you need to reinstall the driver for the monitor as well, although generally that isn't necessary as the Plug 'n Pray monitor interface should communicate that information back to the Video Card.

I hope that helps.

Cheers,
Grant.

P.S.  The Sierra Wireless 595 card is so handy to have around.  It's great to have a decent broadband connection whenever/wherever I need it.  Thanks for your help in getting me connected!


I think your right. I found my CD, tried reinstalling the drivers (ProSavageDDR) and even tried downloading the latest version, but I keep getting an error message from the install program; "Setup was unable to complete the installation. Check the progress log in your windows directory for more details."

So, I headed off to Add or Remove Programs, uninstalled the ProSavageDDR Drivers which made no affect to the PC, which is in turn why I think your right, and then tried to install the drivers again, but still I get the same message.

I'm not off to restart my computer and try to reinstall the drivers once again.

nzbnw

PS I'm glad you’re enjoying the Sierra Card, hope the plan is working out for you?








 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 80825 1-Aug-2007 23:12
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nzbnw: PS I'm glad you’re enjoying the Sierra Card, hope the plan is working out for you?

Yes, it is at the moment.  If I need it upgraded for more data allowance, I'll give you a yell.

Regarding the PC, I'm wondering if it might not be best to reformat the Hard Drive and start again.  Sounds like something has been seriously corrupted there.



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  Reply # 80829 1-Aug-2007 23:27
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Yes, I think I might have to format it, as after a restart is made no difference, it seems VgaSave drivers are currently installed??

I might just upgrade it a little and get an extremely geeky acquaintance to do it all for me. It’s just been a while since I formatted a PC and reinstalled windows from scratch.
 The other option I might explore is just simply replacing my current hard disk, as it is rather small anyway, and install windows on that, then remove / format my older hard disk.

Thanks for your help.

nzbnw







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