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NovaKiller

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    Black and white laptop screen
    « on: January 20, 2010, 07:45:44 AM »
    Hello, new here, but thats not what matters.
    Not sure if this belongs in this sub-forum.
    Well suddenly my laptop screen went black and white.
    When it starts up it aint black and white, only till the windows logo, first black and white then it goes color, till i logon to my computer, then it goes black and white agian, it is in all games.
    I got a idea that it could be the driver, but i aint sure.
    Since when i pressed the update button, it went over to a other driver.
    VGA, something. And then there were color, did not go black and white.
    But as i use the Nvidia drivers it goes black and white.

    Info on my computer:
    Windows Vista 32-bit
    Nvidia 8600M GT
    It is made by MSI
    2 GB Ram
    280 GB Hard disk

    Using Bullguard as antispy and antivirus.

    Hope i can get some help.

    Allan

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    Re: Black and white laptop screen
    « Reply #1 on: January 20, 2010, 07:48:38 AM »
    Go to the website of your laptop manufacturer and download and install the current driver for your video card. On a side note, I never heard of Bullguard.

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      Re: Black and white laptop screen
      « Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 07:50:41 AM »
      Go to the website of your laptop manufacturer and download and install the current driver for your video card. On a side note, I never heard of Bullguard.

      Ok i will head on and try that.
      Also Bullguard could maybe only be known here, living in Denmark so you know.

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      Re: Black and white laptop screen
      « Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 07:56:49 AM »
      Nova Welcome Aboard !

      As a rule of thumb and for future reference...when it comes to laptops Drivers should always come from the laptop manuf. site.
      This is because they submit specs they want to component manuf. and then Author the drivers for those components themselves...

      Desktop machines you can go at component level and they should be fine.
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        Re: Black and white laptop screen
        « Reply #4 on: January 20, 2010, 08:27:21 AM »
        As a rule of thumb and for future reference...when it comes to laptops Drivers should always come from the laptop manuf. site.
        This is because they submit specs they want to component manuf. and then Author the drivers for those components themselves...

        Desktop machines you can go at component level and they should be fine.

        Ok, i will be remembering that.

        And thanks Allan i did not really think on going onto the manufacturer site, but it did work.

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        Re: Black and white laptop screen
        « Reply #5 on: January 20, 2010, 08:29:29 AM »
        Good - glad it's working again.