Monitor OK. Color of Windows BAD

By igold
Jul 24, 2006
  1. When I boot up Windows, from the start the Gateway splash looks off color and then when Windows loads, the color is still a greenish-yellowish and remains that way. I know its not the monitor because when I press the button on the monitor to change the color settings, the colors look normal. And i went to the display tab from properties and its 32-bit. I tried to reinstall my video drive but no luck. When my friend connected his monitor to my system it looked fine. Im STUMPED.
  2. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    So did you connect your monitor to his system?

    Question and Answer time :)
    -How old is it?
    -CRT or LCD?
    -Is there any magnetic devices near it?
    -If its CRT, did you try degaussing it?
    -check the cable connected properly on both ends? Wiggle if necesary.
    -Refresh rate on the right setting?
    -Anything you remeber doing before/during/after you noticed it?
    -Other troubleshooting you've tried?
    -Any environmental changes? hardware, software, surrounding it...
  3. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Why are you stumped? If your friends monitor looks fine on your system, but your monitor needs adjustment each time........then it's your monitor going bad. Monitors "remember" the colour setting you set it to, so each time you turn it on it's ready to go. Your's is not holding the memory properly.
    My suggest is "tune it up" so it looks normal/good and leave it on permenantly until you can buy a replacement.
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