• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

TROUBLESHOOTING

FAST TRACK TO SOLUTIONS (SYMPTOM TABLE)
SymptomFlowchart or Book SectionSee Page
I'm having display quality problems while running 3D games.3D Gaming Display Quality Problems663
I'm having display speed problems while playing 3D games3D Gaming Display Speed Problems664
I'm having problems seeing the display when I start my computer.The Computer Starts, but the Screen Is Blank658
My CRT display is flickering.CRT Display Is Flickering662
Photos and graphics look distorted; there aren't enough colors.Display Has Too Few Colors660
My display has wavy lines.Display Has Wavy Lines661
My display is too dark.The Screen Is Too Dim or Too Bright305
I can't see part of the screen image.Part of the Screen Image Is Missing There's a Problem with the Size or Position of the Windows Desktop659 297
The cursor is hard to see.Keyboard97
I don't have any tabs for adjusting 3D modes on my display driver.

Sidebar: Where Are My 3D Driver Configuration Tabs?

335
The text and fonts onscreen are too small.The Text and Icons Are Too Large or Too Small308
The screen keeps blanking out on a computer I want to keep running all the time.Power Options Display Properties98 94
I need to disable the screensaver.Power Options Display Properties98 94
The display is blank after I install a new ATA/IDE drive.Checking the Drive and Host Adapter Connection to the Data Cable174
Some websites are very hard to read.Troubleshooting Problems with Viewing Certain Websites471
The edges of the CRT monitor display are distorted.The Edges of the Windows Desktop Are Curved304
The computer starts only if I choose VGA mode or Safe Mode.Can't Start the Computer Using Normal Display Drivers318
My computer starts, but it locks up frequently.Computer Locks Up Frequently or Has Display Quality Problems320
My computer's display gets corrupted when I move the mouse..Computer Locks Up Frequently or Has Display Quality Problems320
My computer's display gets corrupted when I play 3D games.Computer Locks Up Frequently or Has Display Quality Problems320
My secondary display isn't working.Troubleshooting Multiple Displays324
I think my monitor is damaged.Troubleshooting Damaged or Defective Displays or Display Adapters317
I can't replace the built-in sound on my motherboard with a sound card.Troubleshooting Problems with Sound Card Installation and Drivers340
I can't hear anything coming from my speakers.Speaker & Volume Control Problems666
I'm having problems playing music CDs.Troubleshooting Playback Problems with Music CDs350
I've replaced my stereo speakers with a set that has additional speakers, but the new speakers don't work.Can't Hear Sound from Additional Speakers346
I don't know what volume controls to adjust when I play different types of sounds or music.Table 5.4345
I need to update DirectX to fix problems with my sound card.

Sidebar: Gimme a Fresh DirectX!

349
My sound hardware doesn't seem to be working.Audio Hardware Problems665
How can I play sounds while I troubleshoot sound hardware?Sounds and Audio Devices99
I'm not sure what connectors to use for my speakers and microphone.Troubleshooting Problems with Speaker and Microphone Connections342



PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint