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my brother tried to do a Windows Update on my computer now my computer is all in 4bit/640x480 resolution and nothing can run properly without crashing after a few minutes



does anyone know what the problem might be and how i can fix it?
 
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Did he do an update to the graphics card? Or general windows?
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Try to post your hjt log as well.
Also, uninstalled and reinstalled the graphics drivers?

Or just use system restore in safe mode.
 
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@Sanichi: general windows i think, dont see why he would update the graphics card

@Miyuki: how do i do system restore? lol im a computer nub xP

ill post a hjt log and maybe try reinstalling the graphics drivers (if i know how to x_x) tomorrow when i get home from college, sleep for now
 
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Start->All Programs->Accessories->System Tools>System Restore

Choose a restore point a day before your brother windows update your system.
 
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You graphic card can be having issues.

Post your PSU and your Graphic Card.

Also post your Driver Version. This problem happened before to my sisters comp.
 
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@Miyuki: i tried a system restore, didnt solve my problem :s

heres my HJT log
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@CursedScar: what do u mean by PSU?
heres some of my computer info:



 
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Try this first
Start -> Run -> devmgmt.msc
Click on the + beside Display Adaptors
Right click on ATI Radeon thingy and click Uninstall
Right click on Display Adaptors and Scan for Hardware Changes
Next
Click on the + beside Monitors
Right click on Monitor and click Uninstall
Right click on Monitors and Scan for Hardware Changes
Restart
Check your Right click Desktop -> Properties -> Settings Tab and see if you can change the resolutions

If it still doesn't work
Catalystâ„¢ 6.11 Display Driver for Windows XP Professional/Home Edition <-- download "Catalyst Software Suite"
Start -> Settings -> Control Panel
Add/Remove Programs
Look for ATI Catalyst or ATI Graphics Drivers and uninstall them
Restart
Install the Catalyst Software Suite you downloaded.
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nvm my brother fixed the problem himself, ill post here again if anything comes up again
just had to reinstall the graphics driver
 

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