Friends comp problem...
My friend posted this on another form thought i might try and see if you guys got any ideas:
K so here is what is going on. First my moms comp had problems. I switched out my hard drive for hers which solved nothing for her comp's problem because it still would not boot up on my computer. When i put my hard drive back in everything worked fine. Except when i went to play a game last night. The intros were fine but i could not really read the menus and the in game was even worse. This happened for multiple games. I tried to install new drivers for my vid card but that just made things worse bringing my resolutions down to 640x480 and 4 bit colours. My vid card is a Radeon 9600 128MB. I downloaded the 6.7 driver for it didnt work. I downloaded the 6.6, 5.5, and 5.4 for it and they didnt work. a friend told me to use Cat-Uninstaller and that didnt work. The Windows intro was still grainy and games did not work. I would only have a regular desktop of 1024x768 and 32 bit colour when all the ATI products had been removed. I have removed all my files and reformated the hard drive which corrected the grainyness of the Windows intro until i installed new drivers. I was again back at square one but with everything off the computer. I have installed the drivers off the cd that came with the card but the Windows intro is still grainy but my resolutions and colour are fine. I have installed Sid Meiers Pirates but it freezes just before the menu.
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