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Colours patchy, (like 16-bit or 256)

Q: Colours patchy, (like 16-bit or 256)

Hi everyone Colours patchy, or (like 256) 16-bit this is my first post on Colours patchy, (like 16-bit or 256) sevenforums Was on vistax Colours patchy, (like 16-bit or 256) and switched to Win just about a week back The switch from Vista to was pretty easy unlike XP to Vista Now for my problem I was using a D-sub VGA cable to connect my graphics card to my display BIG Geforce GT to Bravia KLV- V A The cable was cheap and of poor quality I guess it had interference issues If they are of relevence i will post it later But now i changed to a DVI-D Dual Link - HDMI cable The Colours patchy, (like 16-bit or 256) problems i had with the other cable are gone But now the colour gradients are not displayed properly Its like how you would see it in a -bit or colours display A patch of one shade then a patch of the next and not a gradual change It is not as noticable as mode but it is noticable Even on the login screen it can be observed What could be wrong I would be grateful for any help Thank you Adding some details Eg The blue on either side of this page has horizontal patches in the area that the gradation occurs My resolution x colour depth -bit Refresh rate Hz NVIDIA drivers downloaded just a week back I'm uploading two pictures The first desktop is just a simulation ie i saved the picture in colours just to show an exaggerated example of my problem The second i created a new black image and used a gradient tool I can see diagonal patches but im not sure if others will see it

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A: Colours patchy, (like 16-bit or 256)

Is my problem that difficult or am i violating any forum rules?
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A:Patchy connection

If you are using DSL and don't have filters on ALL the phone equipment EXCEPT the DSL modem, that's an obvious first step!
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A:I have Random BSD and Patchy Video Display?

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (from the Pinned Topic at the top of the forum):
Should you have problems with the perfmon report, please disregard it (I don't use it very much anyway).
Should the app lock up for more than 15 minutes while searching for Network information (it does this in my copy of W10), go ahead and kill the app. 
Then navigate to the Documents folder and zip up the 18 reports in the SysnativeFileCollectionApp folder - then upload that with your next post.
If that doesn't work, then you can try this new app (from a friend of mine):
When done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location.
By default it'll be a .zip file located on your Desktop
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A:Win 7, can't communicate with DNS server - patchy issue

we will go over old ground i'm afraid here

1) you have zonealarm, as a virus product do you also have the firewall - make sure you remove all firewalls an use the removal tools - give us a list of what has ever been on the pc and we can give the tools address

2) have you gone to the manufactures website and updated the driver or actually re-installed the driver

3) quite a few things to try below
a) tcp/ip reset
b) ping tests - please do all three - would you post the following tests when the internet is working OK, and then repeat ALL the tests when the internet disconnects.
Make sure you also indicate on the reply which tests are for what condition.
c) Change DNS servers and see if that resolves the issue
d) Uninstall the driver and re-install
e) Post an xirrus screen shot
f) Have you looked into channel interference - the xirrus screen shot will help with that

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8

For Windows Vista/Windows 7/8
Start> Programs> Accessories> and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on the screen ):​
For Windows 8
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop. Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.​
In the command prompt window that opens, type the following commands:

Note: Type only the text in bold and red for the following commands.
Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog and press enter

Reset IPv4 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv4 reset reset.log and press enter

Reset IPv6 TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ipv6 reset reset.log and press enter
​ReStart (reboot) the machine.

If you receive the message
The requested operation requires elevation.
Then please open the command prompt as administrator - as requested above
Start> Programs> Accessories> and right click on Command Prompt, select "Run as Administrator" to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):
​Please note and post back - if you receive the following message :-
Access is Denied
This often occurs with windows 8

please post back the results in a reply here - its important we know that these commands have worked correctly and not produced any errors
right click in the command prompt box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Details also here
also the link has a Microsoft Fix it , which will do the above for you


Ping Tests
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

For Windows 8
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop. Use Win + X and choose Command Prompt or Command Prompt (Admin) from the list.​
For windows version, XP, Vista, W7
Hold the Windows key and press R

Now type CMD

then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ): ​
In the command prompt window that opens

Type the following command
Post back the results in a reply here
right click in the co... Read more
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A:Patchy flash video streaming

Delete and/or wipe your Temporary Internet Files.
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A:Microsoft Wireless Mouse with patchy performance!

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Thank you!


A:Performance degradation & video display becomes patchy

Have you noticed the machine getting hot when the graphics errors occur? Download Speedfan (free app) and monitor your CPU and more importantly your GPU temperatures. Check your temps with the operating temps on the chip manufacturers site. If yours are getting too hot it would explain the slow performance and graphics errors.

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A:No Colours

Just reinstall operating system that is registry corruption for internet explorer due to some kind of virus or spyware..

Dhaval Soni
Dell Technical Support.


Originally Posted by thewombat

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A:Why Do I Only Have 16 Colours Plz Help Me!


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A:Colours gone

I suggest that you look for an updated driver for your graphics card, and download it and install it in accordance with the instructions on site.

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A:how to get 256 colours

try installing your video drivers for your graphics card, and any other troubles you have you will probably have to reinstall the drivers for that componet, right click on my computer go to Device Manager then look to see if there is any Exclamation points or Red X's on the componet I am assuming you are using Win 98, if there are any you must install the drivers for that componet.

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A:[Help] Colours: 32 vs 16

Yes and yes.

Changing both of those values to the lower setting does give better performance (as in better FPS) but you lose quality. Note that you don't have to change the desktop settings at all, most games have their own settings that they force on the system, so change the settings in the in-game graphics menu.

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You might be experiencing troubles with video card/video driver.
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A:Background Colours

Posted to move to Windows XP area.
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A:Improper colours

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A:[SOLVED] Colours

sorted it, my pc just needed to be restarted to make the changes
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A:Invisible colours

My guess is that you have the colour depth setting for the original one set incorrectly. Try going into Monitor setup from the Control panel and see how many colours it is displaying. Increase it.
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A:Sound colours

for most sound card

Pink = Mic In
Blue = Line-In - usually stereo
Green = front Speakers Headphones - again stereo
Orange = Center Speaker and Subwoofer
Black = Rear Surround Speakers (5.1, 7.1 systems)
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A:Why BLUE of all possible colours?

Please see screenshots
You cannot make a background on the log-in screen that is a complete wallpaper
However you can change the background colour from Blue and you can of course add your account picture
I am sure you know but the lock screen as AGAINST THE LOG IN SCREEN - can be changed to whole screen picture of your choice
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A:Screen colours

start-run msconfig click on the boot.ini tab and under boot options and select /safeboot.
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A:Messed up colours.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise N, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4029 Mb
Graphics Card: BB Capture Driver, 1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 76214 MB, Free - 6511 MB; D: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 7660 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DG965SS
Antivirus: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2015, Updated and Enabled

I reposted your TSGSIU log because it can't be seen in its entirety in the manner that you posted it.


Before we can address your graphics issue, we need to address something else.

The Intel DG965SS motherboard in your computer was introduced in August 2006 and was designed for Windows XP.

Its Intel 965 chipset/graphics is not designed for Windows 7.

When was Windows 7 64-bit installed in your computer, and how was it obtained?

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A:Wierd Colours!!!!

Are you overclocking? Sounds like a heat issue to me....
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A:Background Colours

images have been moved or deleted
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A:Title Bar Colours

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A:How to change some colours?

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A:Start Screen Colours

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Decor8 - Personalize the Windows? 8 Start screen with Decor8?!

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A:Cannot display colours in webpages

Does this include photos & graphics or just text?
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A:Colours show differently

unfortunately you may not be able to change this. Each monitor and system displays things a little differrently. Primary colors should display pretty close but colors that are high composites may be quite different between machines. I have seen this many times. Have you only checked this on the 2 computers? I just checked the website on my laptop, the background shows up a medium gray.
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A:Solved: Changing colours

Internet Options, General, Under Appearance: Select Colors. Uncheck Use Windows colors. Select colors you want for each catagory

Internet Options, General, Under Apearance: Select Accessibility. Select Ignore colors specified on webpages.
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A:Colours extremely pale

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A:Screen turns colours

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A:Desktop Icon Colours

Sorry, I forgot to post the icon pic!:D
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A:Washed out monitor colours?

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A:what do the colours mean on taskbar apps

Originally Posted by cxztiel

chrome is running with a blue line underneath but steam has a yellow line and it's half highlighted yellow but it's not downloading or running anything and it's been like that for the past 10 minutes

so what do the colours mean and why is the steam one like that?


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Welcome to!

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A:fuzzy different colours all the time

doesn't matter now. i'v run ad-aware and it picked some spyware up. called 'windows'. don't know exactly what it was but it sorted it out.
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A:Zebra effect colours

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A:Font file name colours

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A:Cant change resolution or no. of colours

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A:Monitor colours changing?

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A:change certain cell colours in VBA

Hi Klami,
I think I can help you if you help me understand what you are trying to do.

Your macro colors rows based on the number in the cell, not the last digit. Do you want the code to find the last digit? The formula is right(target, character).

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A:Solved: only 2/16 colours availabe

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A:default desktop colours

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Hi Problem Colour red showing as Black My screen was working fine until I replaced the Male to M SVGA VGA to a longer one then the screen resolution went funny like really zoomed in so i changed it back to the old one and now it s kinda lost Funny colours!! screen it s colour I know Funny screen colours!! it s not the monitor or connections because we ve tested on another computer I think it s just down Funny screen colours!! to the computer graphics card So could anyone please give me some advice on what the problem could be I dont think a wire could affect the screen outcome Ive uninstalled and reinstalled new drivers and once the nvidia driver was uninstalled and i restarted the pc the screen colour was still showing as greeny The startup words which are normally white show up as greenish If you want pictures ask me and ill Funny screen colours!! camera some Thanks Below is suppost to be a white background but its displayed as greenish

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I would plug in my old cable and see if it goes back to normal. Try going to a older restore point, one before you starting changing things. Try this; right click on desktop and select personalize at the bottom of drop down. Look to the bottom of the screen and desktop back ground and pick a color.
Have you installed or updated any thing around the time of this problem?
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ok...for almost a week,my vista laptop's acting weird!!! 1 minute its fine then the next sec ,the screen is filled with colourful lines (which are fast moving) and

then after sometime ,it goes blank or else i switch it off!But sometimes,if i restart it also,the screen goes strange and gets divided into parts. It's like somone

multiplied the screen into 10!! I might be doing something random at the time-surfing net,checking mail,listening to songs!! i didnt add any new software

recently .. every day i'm running my AVG antivirus and it comes out clean...i tried system no effect!!

helpppppppppppp HELPPPPP appreciated


I would start by reinstalling your video driver
What is the make and model of the laptop?