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Old 22-04-2008
Robert
 
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missing background color & some graphics after XP reinstall

I had to reformat hardrive yesterday and reinstall Windows XP with original
manufacturers CD that came with computer. Once done, I opened browser (IE6)
and noticed that pages were not in proportion to my screen size settings and
there was no background color and some missing graphics. I then updated to
IE7 and the sizing issue was rectified, but still no background color and
missing graphics. I then downloaded Mozilla Firefox to try a different
browser, problem still persists. I,ve also noticed missing colors & graphics
in my Windows Live products and Media Player too. I,ve run several
maintenance utilities including registry scan and everything comes out clean.
I,m baffled & looking for suggestions.

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Old 22-04-2008
Big Al
 
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Re: missing background color & some graphics after XP reinstall

Robert wrote:
> I had to reformat hardrive yesterday and reinstall Windows XP with original
> manufacturers CD that came with computer. Once done, I opened browser (IE6)
> and noticed that pages were not in proportion to my screen size settings and
> there was no background color and some missing graphics. I then updated to
> IE7 and the sizing issue was rectified, but still no background color and
> missing graphics. I then downloaded Mozilla Firefox to try a different
> browser, problem still persists. I,ve also noticed missing colors & graphics
> in my Windows Live products and Media Player too. I,ve run several
> maintenance utilities including registry scan and everything comes out clean.
> I,m baffled & looking for suggestions.

Video card driver up to date?
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Old 22-04-2008
Robert
 
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Re: missing background color & some graphics after XP reinstall

I ran driver update from device manager and relaoded drivers from
installation CD, still no change. I then downloaded & installed most recent
updates for my video card direct from Nvidia,s website. Problem still
persists!!!! Seems like a 'Windows' problem, but I,m not saavy enough to know
for sure.

"Big Al" wrote:

> Robert wrote:
> > I had to reformat hardrive yesterday and reinstall Windows XP with original
> > manufacturers CD that came with computer. Once done, I opened browser (IE6)
> > and noticed that pages were not in proportion to my screen size settings and
> > there was no background color and some missing graphics. I then updated to
> > IE7 and the sizing issue was rectified, but still no background color and
> > missing graphics. I then downloaded Mozilla Firefox to try a different
> > browser, problem still persists. I,ve also noticed missing colors & graphics
> > in my Windows Live products and Media Player too. I,ve run several
> > maintenance utilities including registry scan and everything comes out clean.
> > I,m baffled & looking for suggestions.

> Video card driver up to date?
>

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Old 22-04-2008
Big Al
 
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Re: missing background color & some graphics after XP reinstall

Robert wrote:
> I ran driver update from device manager and relaoded drivers from
> installation CD, still no change. I then downloaded & installed most recent
> updates for my video card direct from Nvidia,s website. Problem still
> persists!!!! Seems like a 'Windows' problem, but I,m not saavy enough to know
> for sure.
>
> "Big Al" wrote:
>
>> Robert wrote:
>>> I had to reformat hardrive yesterday and reinstall Windows XP with original
>>> manufacturers CD that came with computer. Once done, I opened browser (IE6)
>>> and noticed that pages were not in proportion to my screen size settings and
>>> there was no background color and some missing graphics. I then updated to
>>> IE7 and the sizing issue was rectified, but still no background color and
>>> missing graphics. I then downloaded Mozilla Firefox to try a different
>>> browser, problem still persists. I,ve also noticed missing colors & graphics
>>> in my Windows Live products and Media Player too. I,ve run several
>>> maintenance utilities including registry scan and everything comes out clean.
>>> I,m baffled & looking for suggestions.

>> Video card driver up to date?
>>

Windows XP out of the box, especially with all the updates is not that
buggy. I know there are a lot of messages about how a reload is buggy,
but frankly I've reloaded 3 PC's with XP CD's and with OEM CD's about 20
times. And never have I had a video, or feature problem. 99% of my
errors is from loading buggy applications I like but maybe should not
load, or making adjustments to the settings as I don't like all of
Microsoft's ideas. But out of the box it works great for me.

I would have pointed to the drivers. Have you tried changing the
refresh rate on the video card? downgrading the resolution? change to 8
bit color? I bought a new LCD one year and found vertical stripes,
like missing pixels on the screen. The vendor told me to change to
75hz (or was it 70?) and that fixed the display.
I'd try loading a generic driver, low res / high res, just screw with it
for a bit if you think you can chance it. Screwing around is a good
way to mess things up even more however.

Good luck. Sorry I can't do more than sympathize.
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Old 22-04-2008
gerryf
 
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Re: missing background color & some graphics after XP reinstall

I don't think this is a driver issue, but corrupt or not loaded
libraries...all the graphic elements in windows -- the things that make up
the "window" shapes like the X at the top right corner, the dialogue boxes,
the bands and bars are loaded into basic windows files (for example, many
icons are in moreicons.dll)

It sounds to me that you had a bad windows install

I would try a windows repair in which you reinstall windows over itself


"Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:591F28FD-8AA6-43B9-B1D2-B2FD6E26545F@microsoft.com...
> I had to reformat hardrive yesterday and reinstall Windows XP with
> original
> manufacturers CD that came with computer. Once done, I opened browser
> (IE6)
> and noticed that pages were not in proportion to my screen size settings
> and
> there was no background color and some missing graphics. I then updated to
> IE7 and the sizing issue was rectified, but still no background color and
> missing graphics. I then downloaded Mozilla Firefox to try a different
> browser, problem still persists. I,ve also noticed missing colors &
> graphics
> in my Windows Live products and Media Player too. I,ve run several
> maintenance utilities including registry scan and everything comes out
> clean.
> I,m baffled & looking for suggestions.


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Old 23-04-2008
gerryf
 
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Re: missing background color & some graphics after XP reinstall

In other words

315341 - How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation or Repair) of
Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;315341





"gerryf" <gerryf@community.nospam> wrote in message
news:798A390D-77AC-4C11-80A2-C50AE0AE8ADF@microsoft.com...
> I don't think this is a driver issue, but corrupt or not loaded
> libraries...all the graphic elements in windows -- the things that make up
> the "window" shapes like the X at the top right corner, the dialogue
> boxes, the bands and bars are loaded into basic windows files (for
> example, many icons are in moreicons.dll)
>
> It sounds to me that you had a bad windows install
>
> I would try a windows repair in which you reinstall windows over itself
>
>
> "Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:591F28FD-8AA6-43B9-B1D2-B2FD6E26545F@microsoft.com...
>> I had to reformat hardrive yesterday and reinstall Windows XP with
>> original
>> manufacturers CD that came with computer. Once done, I opened browser
>> (IE6)
>> and noticed that pages were not in proportion to my screen size settings
>> and
>> there was no background color and some missing graphics. I then updated
>> to
>> IE7 and the sizing issue was rectified, but still no background color and
>> missing graphics. I then downloaded Mozilla Firefox to try a different
>> browser, problem still persists. I,ve also noticed missing colors &
>> graphics
>> in my Windows Live products and Media Player too. I,ve run several
>> maintenance utilities including registry scan and everything comes out
>> clean.
>> I,m baffled & looking for suggestions.

>

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Old 23-04-2008
Robert
 
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Re: missing background color & some graphics after XP reinstall

You were right gerry. When I did the reformat 2 days ago I chose the 'quick'
option for reinstall and didn,t get a clean install. Did it all over again
yesterday (the long way) and everything is kosher again. Many thanks

"gerryf" wrote:

> In other words
>
> 315341 - How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation or Repair) of
> Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;315341
>
>
>
>
>
> "gerryf" <gerryf@community.nospam> wrote in message
> news:798A390D-77AC-4C11-80A2-C50AE0AE8ADF@microsoft.com...
> > I don't think this is a driver issue, but corrupt or not loaded
> > libraries...all the graphic elements in windows -- the things that make up
> > the "window" shapes like the X at the top right corner, the dialogue
> > boxes, the bands and bars are loaded into basic windows files (for
> > example, many icons are in moreicons.dll)
> >
> > It sounds to me that you had a bad windows install
> >
> > I would try a windows repair in which you reinstall windows over itself
> >
> >
> > "Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:591F28FD-8AA6-43B9-B1D2-B2FD6E26545F@microsoft.com...
> >> I had to reformat hardrive yesterday and reinstall Windows XP with
> >> original
> >> manufacturers CD that came with computer. Once done, I opened browser
> >> (IE6)
> >> and noticed that pages were not in proportion to my screen size settings
> >> and
> >> there was no background color and some missing graphics. I then updated
> >> to
> >> IE7 and the sizing issue was rectified, but still no background color and
> >> missing graphics. I then downloaded Mozilla Firefox to try a different
> >> browser, problem still persists. I,ve also noticed missing colors &
> >> graphics
> >> in my Windows Live products and Media Player too. I,ve run several
> >> maintenance utilities including registry scan and everything comes out
> >> clean.
> >> I,m baffled & looking for suggestions.

> >

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