My computer will only display 16 colors

Question

My computer will only display 16 colors. I tried to change and the computer does nothing.

Can it be my video card?

Answer

This question was answered on March 13, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

If the computer starts in the low-res 16 colors mode, even though you were using a higher resolution and you did not start the computer in VGA or safe mode, you might be experiencing one of the following problems:

1) your AGP display adapteris not assigned an IRQ in the system BIOS

2) Windows cannot identify your display adapter

3) Your display drivers might be corrupted

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Posted by Eugene of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 13, 2003