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Sudden colour changes

Question: Sudden colour changes

Windows XP. Spyware and anti virus has been run and also Windows Restore On switch on I have found that my colours have changed and I cannot change I have a very delicate shade of purple for example on PC Advisor the top PC Advisor Expert Advice is blueThe Tool Bar, File Edit etc and Address Bar and the PC Advisor web page is all purple background save for the message screen.Gone into Properties: Appearance: This shows it as Windows XP Style (on changing to classic is does nothing)Colour Scheme is default Blue.I need to change the background back to white but cannot find out how.No technical replies - cos I have no ideas really!!

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Preferred Solution: Sudden colour changes

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Answer: Sudden colour changes

Open Control Panel and check to see if there an exclamation mark agains your graphics card (Display Adaptor). If there is, one possible cause could be that the card needs new drivers. To do this go to Start/Control Panel/System/Hardware (tab)/ Device Manager.

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Hi,
So 2 days ago i was on excel making a table and all of a sudden everything that was white turns to cyan and immediately i minimize my excel and I found that the icons on my desktop (Solid black background) have red lines molding the outlines of the icon and is flashing non-stop at a fast speed and I looked around e.g. opened folder and webpages and I found that is there is a white background then it will be cyan and even when i load a video those annoying red lines appear in the video (the red lines aren't suppose to be there) and if theres white in the video there it will be instead cyan :/

Please help me! i don't know what to do, I can seem to word it correctly to search on google Thanks

Answer:Sudden crazy colour change! Win7

Hello, welcome to sevenforums.

You have rebooted since this started?

Anything unusual added to or happen to this laptop shortly before this started happening? [dropped?]

Is this your laptop? (You have not made that info clear, yet.)

HP Pavilion dv6-3243cl - Notebookcheck.net External Reviews

Are you using the laptops monitor or an external?

That would likely be a hardware issue with it's video, other than redoing the video drivers, I'd be calling HP up.

One color, going dominant on a video screen is a bad sign, may need the screen replaced, I would hook an external monitor up to it, assuming it has this ability, and see if it too has the same color issues, to eliminate monitor or confirm it, the 4250 might be the trouble, either way, not easy fix.

Other thing you could try, run a LiveCD version of a linux distribution (all runs from the disc) and see if it works perfectly, if so then it's a Windows issue, if it's hardware, that problem will repeat using Linux as well.

Get one from distrowatch.com, I use the LinuxMint one, it's also the install media, but runs it first completely, built-in compatibility tester I would call it.

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Can anyone suggest a way to get the Microsoft Solitaire Collection colours back. Yesterday, all colour went and the cards just showed in yellow on a black ground. Asked Microsoft, but no help given. Am I the only person with this problem, or has someone
solved it?
Updated drivers for  Nvidia Graphics card.  Reset the Collection under 'Features' in Settings.
Nothing works yet.  Any ideas, anybody?

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Hi there gurus.
My pc doesn?t show certain colour objects in Publisher 2007 and some on-line sites. Overall, the screen colour is very good. I know the fault is localised, because when I switch to Print Preview in Publisher it looks fine and I can see all the object colours. (I only lose the colour with objects, not text)
Also, when I send a copy of a Publisher page to my partner who is on the same PC, it looks fine on her screen.
I?ve tried going to Install/uninstall programs and run the Repair, but to no avail. The guys in my computer shop are clueless without seeing it. Anyone who can help solve this for me is a gem.
Cheers!
David

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System 7 an elderly Epson scanner Dell colour laser
Copying a black document results in blue prints.which is getting it wrong-system ,scanner or printer?

Answer:W7_stand alone scanner colour laser prints docs in wrong colour

I had the same thing happen although it was an inkjet not a lazer. Re-installing the software fixed it in my case.

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What's cheaper: colour laser with genuine ink or colour inkjet with compatible inks?

I'm happy to invest in buying a colour laser: but I can't find any refills for lasers
At least they don't seem to be widely available

So, my choice is: colour laser + genuine inks or colour inkjet + compatible inks

From what I know, side by side: laser's are cheaper
But, how about when compared to genuine laser ink to compatible colour inkjet inks?

I should stress that for me needs, I am not overly concerned if using compatibles doesn't give me perfect results - just close as possible is fine for me

What's more important probably is speed of print at highest quality

ANY feedback would be great

Thanks
OM
 

Answer:What's cheaper: colour laser with genuine ink or colour inkjet with ink compatibles?

Finding Compatible Remanufactured Color Toner cartridges can be dicey. While they may be available, the problem may end up being the company tht does the remanufaturing. It is also dependant upon the model printer you get. I have noticed that the savings on my Black Canon X-25 toner cartridge is only about $12 lower than the cost of a Factory original cartridge. There are sites that I would save up to $30 per cartridge, but part of this is eaten up by the shipping charges. For my toner cartridge, I am about 1/2 mile from the store that does nothing but ink and toner refill services, and their garauntee thier cartridges 100%. In 3 years I have only had to return one cartridge and it was an HP #17 Color cartridge.

Now per page printing cost on a laser is much cheaper than on an inkjet. Though the printer cost itself is usually much higher for a Laser. Personally I use the laser much more than than my Inkjet, but I do use the inkjet for all color printing. But then 95% of my printing is monochrome text.
 

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Hi, I'm using the Aerolite theme with Aeroglass, and want a consistent colour for the borders. So I set accent colour from background 'off' and choose the colour. Fine so far.

Now that's ok if I log off and on.

But if I sleep or hibernate (not personally ) and then resume, the colour and setting are lost.

I noticed that on resuming, the border colour is present until the 'Please wait' screen appears, after which these settings are lost.

Any ideas? Thanks!

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Hello.

I seriously need help with my PC. I've reinstalled Windows XP and Service Pack 2, and I can't chnge the Screen resolution or the colour quality. It sucks. The resolution stays at 800x600, the lowest possible, and the colour quality stays at 8 bit. I think I have a ATI 128 MB DDR Radeon 9800 Pro. I dunno whether thats a driver or what. And I also don't know my graphics card, or whether that will help at all.

I would swear at this point but I'm too young.

Oh but I'll use this instead

Has anyone got any help for me that I can understand. I'm 14 but I still can understand most computer talk.

Anyway thanks very much for reading all this crap and please try not to point out all my spelling mistakes.

Alex Jordan

Answer:[resolved]Help with resolution and colour and colour quality??.. anyone??

Heya, welcome to the forums


Okay, it has to do with your drivers. Go to ATI's website and find your driver.

Here's the link

http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/xp/radeonx-xp.html

Please download and install both the Control Center as well as the Display driver. Then restart your computer and try to change the resolution.

Cheers!
-Facade

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Help please...I do cartoons in Photoshop for magazines...how can I adjust my screen, so that what I see on the screen will match what is printed in my client's magazine? Thanks.click here

Answer:Screen colour to match magazine colour?

I found the easiest way to achieve this was to print the picture and then adjust my screen to match. Once you've adjusted the screen all future pictures which look too light or dark, on screen, can be adjusted to suit within your software.

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Hello friends,
I was just thinking that wouldn't it be great if we get more color options to change the background color on our Windows Phone devices than just black or white as we get on Windows 8.1 devices to customize background color along with tile colour?
Reply your views !

Answer:More colour options to change background colour

I personally like the black and white, but I saw a mockup of a dim tropical photo in place of the black and it looked quite beautiful.

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Hi Allhope someone more knowledgable can advise - I recently purchased a Lexmark x500n multifunction colour laser printer - I had a big black print job to do excel and word - 2000 pages - i was shocked to see that - ok the black starter cartridge of 2500 pages was nearly empty- fair enough - but all three colour cartridges (1500 page size) were nearly all empty too - I hadn't done any colour printing but when i contacted the manuf they advised that the printer uses colour also to print black!! - it's getting returned to them - but do do all colour lasers do this - obviously this quadruples the costs of printing and has put my costing out of the window!! - any advice would be great - it's a network colour printer, with copier and scanner that I need - a fax would be great but not essential.thanks in advanceTrifly

Answer:COLOUR LASER - PRINTING BLACK USING COLOUR!!

That would pee me off no end. How in God's name can it use colour to create black when there's a black cartridge in there? A cheapo mono laser seems to be your ideal tool. I know nothing about colour laser printers, but is there an option anywhere in the settings to print using only the black cartridge? Does the printer still work if you take out the colour cartridge while printing only black text documents?

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I have found out that the wrong driver was installed. I have installed the right one but although it now prints OK in Black I am not getting any colour.I have looked at the properties and the colour box is ticked. The printer does not indicate a lack of colour ink.Can anyone help please?

Answer:No colour from Epsom 740 Colour printer

How long since it printed colour. Why is it you are just having to sort the drivers

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I have found out that the wrong driver was installed. I have installed the right one but although it now prints OK in Black I am not getting any colour.I have looked at the properties and the colour box is ticked. The printer does not indicate a lack of colour ink.Can anyone help please?

Answer:No colour from Epsom 740 Colour printer

has it got new carts in it , and have you taken the protective tabs off of the bottom of the cartridge.not making anybody look stupid but it does happen

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OS: WIN XP
Antivirus, avast freeware, updated
Local disk(d):====problem

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I was erasing some files to free up space,
suddenly the capacity of the drive change to:

Now:
Total size, 5 gb
Free space, 2 gb

Before the problem:
Total size, 45 gb
Free space, 3 gb

Tried,

hitman pro,
Adware removal
Malwarebytes
Chkdsk
Tried testdisk--- but I dont understand it so it is unsuccessful.

However I saw from testdisk, the capacity was 45 gb, test disk saw no problem from hdd .----the capacity was normal as 45 gb

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when I turned on the computer , the mouse was OK.
BUT SUDDENLY IT DIDNT WORK ANYMORE :confused

However when ever I sleep my computer, and wake it up....the mouse works for 3 sec then dont work again...


Any help please.
 

Answer:Sudden change of hdd capacity& free space, & Sudden unrecognizable USB mouse

It sounds like something has changed your partition size . . .

More info on your computer will help people troubleshoot your problem.

What make and model is your computer?

What, if any, upgrades have you done to it?

If a home built system, what is the make and model of your motherboard? What kind and number of hard drive/s do you have installed? Any other devices installed in the system?

Here are some off the cuff things to do - Have you another mouse to try? It could be the mouse itself has the issue. Or if it is a USB mouse, try it in a different USB port. Can you boot the computer into safe mode? If so, try doing a system restore to a day before the problem appeared. If that seems to correct the issue, update and run your anti-virus program and anti-malware program/s to check for any infections or malware issues. Connect to Microsoft Update and download any security updates you need. These things are worth a try.
 

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OS: WIN XP

when I turned on the computer , the mouse was OK.
BUT SUDDENLY IT DIDNT WORK ANYMORE :confused
 

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Just reinstalled Win98 and only have 16 colours. Have tried to find a driver thro DriverGuide, Microsoft, and other popular driver sites. I have a Liteon A1554NEL monitor. My windows disk would probably have a driver, but I don't know what to look for as its all abbreviated or code. Help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Where has all the colour gone?

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Question: no colour

i have a lexmark 1270 all in one. i have recently got a new pc running winxp pro as i was on the old pc. my problem is that my printer no longer prints in colour only b&w. i know the printer is ok as ive tried it on another pc. is there a setting i need to change to allow colour printing..thanks in advance

Answer:no colour

Check the printer software is not set to print black only Setting ? Printers and Fax ? Right Click on the printer - Properties

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Question: Only 16 bit colour

Please help, my pc graphics card will only display 16 bit colour and reverts back each time I try to change it.Thanks a lot Funkam

Answer:Only 16 bit colour

funkam have you tried reinstalling your graphic's card drivers?What operating system are you using?Mike

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For images I use both Irfanview and XnView (both great apps) but I want to associate jpgs with Xnview for opening from Explorer. When I double click the photo I get a dialogue box telling me this is not a 32 bit application.

Sure enough - in Display, settings I do not have the choice of 32 bit colour. Can I rectify this?

Running W2K, 800 Celeron, 128 ram, S3 Trio 3D/2X Version 5.30.04 (8 mg shared ), CM1772FS Monitor 17" (New) set at 1024x768, No graphics card.

Many thanks in advance.

stepheno

ps I have installed the most up to date drivers for the monitor
 

Answer:How to get 32 bit colour?

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I like using "windguru" for forecasting the weather. Based in the Czech Republic, they're usually spot on which is more than I can say for the local effort.

Until recently I used Netscape 7.2 and subsequent to that Opera vers 11. These both colour coded the wind speeds and gusts and the expected temperatures; you know ranging from blue for cold to red for hot. For various reasons I have had to make use of IE-8. I can't get anything in colour. Temperatures and wind speeds are just black numerals on a white background. I've searched through IE's options but can't find any tweak to resolve this. The URL is www.windguru.cz and I'm running XP home. Can anyone help?

Thanks
 

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Hi There,

I have a dell inspiron 6000 with mobile intel chipset 9145. I am trying to play TV out, but whenever i attach it to the TV - i am only getting black and white. I have tried changing the colour adminstration within properties to kodakdc and srgb colour space profile but i am still having the same problems.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

Answer:Tv out Has No Colour

It could be a PAL/NTSC setting somewhere. Some laptops have a BIOS setting for TVout. If it's set for NTSC and the TV is set for PAL, or vice versa, you will get video issues. I had a an old DVD player that was 'stuck' on NTSC only. When I tried to play a PAL movie in it, it would play in black and white. Check the back of the TV or wherever all the control switches are (or just read the manual). Check the PC BIOS and the TVout settings if using separate video hardware/software....

Good luck!
 

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Question: Colour

I wish to use a 3D graphics package but the info about it say my coluur settings should be 32Bit however the only settings i have is 16 or 24 have i lost a setting or is these the only 2 settings available on XP Home

Answer:Colour

Bomberboy1943 I'm using XP Home and my settings are 16 or 32 (no mention of 24).

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Question: colour

i just got another 512 ram today and stuck i in and i also reset my cmos as it was comeing up with bad checksum error when my pc booted. i then started up my pc and all the wrightin on the start up was yellow . it continued to loads windows xp and everything was in a shade of yellow so i thought i must of knocked something while i was putting in my ram. i shut my pc down and checked everything and restarted my pc but now everything is in a shade of red, i restarted my pc again but it still stays red. never known this happining before anyone got a clue to whats wrong

Answer:colour

i found the problem the dvi adapter had a few pinns missing changed it with another and now its fine

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Question: Colour in win '98

I just recently (Yesterday) reinstalled my friends windows '98 OS, and now he can only get 16 bit colour so a lot of web pages are appearing in odd colours. Any ideas on how to resolve this problem????Thanks in advanceJason

Answer:Colour in win '98

First check in Control Panel/display to make sure the color is set correctly in there. If it is look in System/Device Manager for any conflict on his Graphics card, if there is look at the troubleshooting tips.

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Follow up to post on 20.01.04 requesting help to get a colour picture on my TV to watch movies from my computer.

Answer:'Gaz 25' or 'Ton' - TV-out, no colour (20.01.04)

in the original thread - not in a new one.

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Hi,

I know some basic stuff about computers, but I don't know how to fix this problem.

I have Windows XP. Firstly, the computer started running slower than usual for a while (a few weeks), then one day when I started the computer up, a screen came up in the DOS bit at the start asking me what mode I wanted to start in as there was a problem. I selected the option (and Im paraphrasing here) 'The last good configuration' as it seemed best. From then on, the colour went to 4 bit, and an 800x600 resolution. I can't change these settings as I normally would, as there are no other options available. I can use the computer fairly normally, except the awful colour and res. However, if the screensaver comes on, and I re-activate the screen, it will be totally messed up - the edges puffed out like a pincushion setting, black and white, lines travelling down the screen and flickering, sometimes going totally black then coming back again.

My housemate started the computer up and somehow got the original DOS screen back asking which mode to start in - he selected 'safe mode' and the colour was then good - except the internet then wouldn't connect. (I have broadband so it's normally automatic - I don't know how to connect it manually)

This is my brother's computer, so I don't know a lot about it - programs and so on - he's un-contactable at the moment and will be for a couple of months... I'd greatly appreciate any he... Read more

Answer:4 bit colour - why?

to connect to the internet in safe mode you have to select safe mode with networking

But sorry thats all I can offer at the moment
 

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I've recently re-installed windows 98 and now I can't seem to get my colour up past 16 colours. I would like to be given a straight awnser.

Thank You
 

Answer:256, 16 bit, 24 bit colour

You need to reinstall the correct drivers for your video card.
 

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Question: No colour

Hello,I am new to the Acer forum and this is my first post. Good to be here. I have an Acer pc which will be a year old next month. Recently, I have been able to print in black and white only. No colour. The test page from the printer is in colour. Device Manager does not tell me I need new drivers. Could there be another problem I have overlooked? Will welcome your input.Thanks.CarleySr. AcerPC,64 bitIntel i54440, Win 8.1ITB hard driveNon-touch Emsisoft Antimalware and Antivirus











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Answer:No colour

Thank you for getting back. The printer printed in colour from my Win 7 laptop.I tried some troubleshooting with Win 8 and the problem was corrected.I don't know what the problem was.Sorry, I should have checked the details. Anyway, it works. Thanks. 













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Amber. Black. Cyan. Denim. E what?
What's your guess?

Answer:So what's the next Colour?

Emerald

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Question: Colour Ink

Brother DCP 135C Yellow and Magneta colours not printing properly. Have done a clean few times and even used some cleaning fluid on heads but still no joy. Using CISS

Answer:Colour Ink

Have a look here for a solution link text.
I have found that using the clean ing facility repeatedly then leaving it to soak for an hour or two and repeating the operation often works.

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Question: 256 colour

heyyy guy im using a hp compaq nx6110 running windows xp pro sp3,  with 512 ram, 40gb hdd and mobile intel 915 gsm chipset. and intel pentuim M 1.73 ghz this is the second time i have came across this problemthe first time trying to play command and conquer generals,   my laptop has more than the recommended specs for it Spec for C&C generals  cpu 800 hmzram 128hdd 3.2 gbgrathics 32mb Specs for C&C Renagade cpu 400 mhzram 96 mbgrathics 16 mbhdd 700mband the second time is when i play Command and conquer renagade, i can play the first level of it and  the it crashes out with a black screen and an error message saying my grathics has stop working and goes in to 256 color mode its not a diver issue the drivers are up to day [recovering disk space - old attachment deleted by admin]

Answer:256 colour

Quote from: blackrainbow on June 17, 2010, 08:31:21 AMmobile intel 915 gsm chipsetThe problem most likely lies in this, as the Intel chipsets are not designed for 3D gaming and can't handle the stress.You're probably right, it's not a driver issue, it's a hardware one. It's not a problem, it's just that you've reached the limit to what the Intel video chipset can do.

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HelloI have been putting of this question for some time, as I fear it is a very complicated issue for this tiny brain to deal with.It's to do with the colours of images that I scan into my system, when viewed in photoshop, they do not really appear the same as the image in real life, the colours are quite different, is their a piece of software that can deal with this issue, or is it down to lame brain here to do some twiddling?Thanks for your help.eden

Answer:Colour out not the same as colour in...

click hereclick hereclick hereSome guides to calibration.

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Question: No colour

Hello,I am new to the Acer forum and this is my first post. Good to be here. I have an Acer pc which will be a year old next month. Recently, I have been able to print in black and white only. No colour. The test page from the printer is in colour. Device Manager does not tell me I need new drivers. Could there be another problem I have overlooked? Will welcome your input.Thanks.CarleySr. AcerPC,64 bitIntel i54440, Win 8.1ITB hard driveNon-touch Emsisoft Antimalware and Antivirus










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Answer:No colour

Thank you for getting back. The printer printed in colour from my Win 7 laptop.I tried some troubleshooting with Win 8 and the problem was corrected.I don't know what the problem was.Sorry, I should have checked the details. Anyway, it works. Thanks. 












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runnin xp on hp 64 bit i only have 4 colours colours wont hold very hard to read the screen

Answer:colour very very low

Try re-installing the graphics driver for your PC or laptop model from the HP website:HP Drivers for UK models: http://www8.hp.com/uk/en/support-dr...HP Drivers for US models: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/support-dr...

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Is there any way that i can get my computer to use 256 colors? I have a friend who has a cd which will only work in this mode.As far as I can see I can only get 16 bit. I have a Nvidia graphics card 512 Geoforce 7900 GS

Answer:256 bit colour in Win xp

If it is a program, you can right click on it, and go into compatability, and check the box that says run in 256 colours

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Question: Colour changes

I have uninstalled Epson 3490 scanner and installed again but now when I try to scan or click on options the screen goes blank for a second and then colour is changed. When I go into display and settings, colour is back to 8 bit. When I set to 32 it is okay until next time.

Answer:Colour changes

It sounds like a driver problem, do you have the latest drivers? click here

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My window xp taskbar and windows appearance seem to change all by themselves. Is there a bug here or is it related to something else??? doin me ed in...and I do not sem to be able to change it back.

Answer:Taskbar changes colour

click hereWhat actually happens?

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Recently I had problem with my PC running windows 98 and now, since I have had it running again (at first in safe mode and now normally with a diagnosis start up,)it has been running with only 16 colours.I know how to change it in properties but whenever I turn it up to 250 colours it tells me to restart and after I do, it is still 16 colours. Is there any other ways to change the colour which actually could work?

Answer:Win 98 colour change

You'll probably have to reinstall the video drivers and the monitor driver if Windows hasn't picked it up.

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Question: Colour change

I have a problem with my computer the colour has changed on the taskbar it was blue and now it is a beige colour. I did change the settings yesterday from 'let windows choose whats best for my computer' to 'adjust for best performance' under the system properties, performance options but I changed it back and the taskbar went back to blue. However this morning when I turned it on it is back to beige, I checked the settings and 'let windows choose' shows as the option I picked.Any help greatly appreciated.

Answer:Colour change

Right-click on your desktop and choose Personalization look Window Color. Windows XP is right-click on desktop and choose Properties - Appearance tab. Hit Apply.

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Question: Screen colour

I'm using Windows XP. The colours appearing on my screen have become weird. The white has become a pale yellowish and I am clueless. Please help!!!
 

Answer:Screen colour

if your using a crt tube monitor the colour guns in the tube is faulty(can befixed) i have an old one and it changes color most of the time, thank goodness it only a spare unit..
 

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Question: Excel and colour

I was recently given an excel sheet for risk Assessment, all set up cos i know nothing. Any how one of the cells reads High,Medium or low depending on the input of other cells.Thing is when I got it the writing was in red as opposed to black to highlight it. Since then I have obviously changed something because this cell is now in black. Hope that is straight forward and thanks in advance

Answer:Excel and colour

Does it appear in black whether it says High, Medium or Low? It may have been set up with Conditional Formatting to change the font colour depending on the content of the cell.

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Anybody know where I can get basic color theme variations for Windows XP besides Blue, Olive, and Silver?

I am not interested in getting any WindowsBlind themes with all new icons, objects, etc, and I don't wish to install TGTSoft's ThemeXP, I just want some different color variations of the Luna theme, eg. Longhorn's Slate would be nice...even though there are some around on the web for that, but what about other colors.

Answer:Win XP Colour themes

Make your own? It's very easy and won't take you that long, plus it's customized to your own liking. (is that the right spelling?)

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Question: Colour Themes

Hi,
does anyone know how i could change the blue theme of my Windows XP to another colour, like orange?????

Thanks
 

Answer:Colour Themes

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Question: Display colour

My new tablet screen display has a yellowish/brownish hue to it. What is supposed to be gray, displays as dirty brown. Does anybody know if this can be changed? And if so, how? Thanks!

Answer:Display colour

Press the Windows key > type color (or perhaps colour) > select (something like, I don't know, I'm a Froggy) color-calibration. Or purchase Pantone Huey Pro (that's the best option).

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This may not be the appropriate place to ask the question, but I would like a reply via email.
When clicking on site & before the site is loaded, a dark red colour appears in background. Also when going to another forum.
Is this something the site has changed or is my computer doing strange things????
snoluc
 

Answer:Background colour???

HI, When I came to the site it was a light blue background but changing to the reply page it is the colour you state.

It must be inherent in the site as I am using an Opera Browser whereas IE seems the most popular despite all the problems it brings. Peace Mal
 

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Hi All,
Is there any app available to change eye colour on Windows Phone. I'm using Lumia 650.
Thanks

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Question: change colour

how do i change the colour of my toolbar on the internet it is defaulted to packardbell and i cant read the toolbar they have a stupid purple to dark to see any linkscant read the text ie search

Answer:change colour

a trifle more imforation would e good

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Question: COLOUR OVERSPILL

I HAVE COLOUR OVERSPILL ON MY MONITOR, FOR INSTANCE, THE BLACK BORDER AROUND PCADVISOR CREEPS INTO THE RED, IS IT MY MONITOR OR ONBOARD GRAPHICS?

Answer:COLOUR OVERSPILL

Could be either, or even the cable between them. Best to try the monitor on another system as a cross check.

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Question: colour settings

Hi,

I am using windows '98 SE. Having trouble with colour settings. Should be HIGH COLOUR 16 OR 32 BIT but it is stuck on 16 ( not high colour ) and I cannot change it.Also the slider bar for resolution will not move. Icons in my task bar are blurred and all colour is wrong.
Would appreciate any help or advice before I trash it !!!
many thanks
daisy
 

Answer:colour settings

What is your graphics card or onboard graphics version i expect you need to reinstall the drivers
 

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I have an Epson Stylus Photo 895 printer which uses a black cartridge and a five colour cartridge. I no longer print photos or rarely have any need to print anything in colour. My existing colour cartridge is just about to run out and when it does I won't be able to print in black until I put a new colour cartridge in which is a waste of money.Does anybody know of a way for me to just print in black without having to buy a new colour cartridge?

Answer:Don't want to print in colour

There is an option in the printer settings to print in black & white or grey scale only

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Question: colour printing

How can I adjust the colour of my photos they are coming out too green and the reds are too dull. I have a DellOptiplex 980 PC windows7 OS and an HPcolor laserjet printer CP2025. I seem to be printing from microsoft office 2000 and I don't see any options for the colours. Sorry to be so dim I would appreciate any help.
Nita
 

Answer:colour printing

See if the Troubleshoot a problem - Printing section is helpful to you.

http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/troubleshootResults/?sp4ts.oid=3673580

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my crt has abruptly lost the red colour.Any advice apart from getting a new monitor?

Answer:Loss of red colour on crt

Basic thins first.Turn off at the mains and check all the cables are fully connected.

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Question: IE6 toolbar colour

just changed the colour of the toolbar of Internet explorer to silver and noticed the colour fades from right side to very light left side? is this right! If I use Avant browser the top bar looks OK in silver.....................

Answer:IE6 toolbar colour

The title bar colour is set under display properties. You get there by right clicking a blank are of the desktop and selecting the Appearance tab, then clicking on the Advanced button (XP) You can choose a single colour or fade one colour into another etc

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Question: colour not correct

When I print a picture it comes to yellowish..or prints only half of it

Answer:colour not correct

Hi and welcome to TSF.

Have you checked the ink levels of your printer ink cartridge? Which printer are you using? Do you have the latest drivers?

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I have copied some 35mm colour neg film with my digital camera. I thought it would be easy to find software to convert it into positive files to print out, but I'm stuck. I have WinXP Paint, Olympus Camelia, Adobe,P'shopPro,... and so on. Google suggests sites that do it for a small fee but the 35mm neg film is only on loan for a few days. Any suggestions appreciated.

Answer:Colour neg reversal

In paint shop pro, try " Colors " then pick " Negative Image" from the drop down menu, does that help ? if not try click here .

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Epson 440 will not print in colour...Have changed cartridge and cleaned heads several times but no difference...Colour box is ticked on print options..Any tips would help as I was thinking it was maybe blocked jets.
 

Answer:Epson 440 no colour

How old is the printer? Are the heads part of the color cartridge, or separate? If they're separate, maybe they're worn out and need to be replaced.

Here's part of the Epson FAQs:

Q: Why are the colors in my image incorrect?

A: Due to the fact that your monitor and printer use different
technologies to represent colors, your printed colors cannot exactly
match the colors you see on your monitor screen. Check the ink
setting in the printer driver and make sure it is set to Color, not
Black. Make sure the Media Type setting matches the paper or media
loaded. Let the printer driver automatically select other settings
for the best quality. Check to see that the paper is loaded
correctly by removing the paper and reloading it, making sure that
the printable side is face up. You can also adjust various color
settings in your printer driver and possibly your application
software to correct color problems in your image. Also, the print
head nozzles may be clogged. From the Utility section found in the
EPSON printer driver, print a nozzle check and examine the printed
dot pattern. Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line
should be complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If there are
gaps in the dot pattern, clean the print heads by running the head
cleaning utility in the printer driver. Then, print another nozzle
check. A nozzle check and head cleaning must be performed as a
cycle in order for the cleaning cycles to work. If there are still
gaps in th... Read more

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Question: Loss Of Colour

I have al1916a acer lcd monitor.It has lost colour since purchase i have tried all colour adjustments butstill no joy. When i press auto config button on screen it shows screen as it first was for bot 2 secs then back to fadded display.HHHHHHHHHHHEELPPP.
 

Answer:Loss Of Colour

No Multiple posts on the same subject
 

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Question: colour inversion

i suddenly ran into a problem which inverted the colour of my display...i have tried all the best possible tricks to fix the problem...but none of them worked...please help me now...

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I have recently dropped my HP Desk jet 895cxi printer.
Now it will only print in Black (Not Color) although there is ink
in the cartridge.
Can I repair this myself?.......and HOW?......

Answer:No Colour Printing?

Have you taken the colour cartridge out and then put it back in again?
Was/is the cartridge recognised?

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Question: Colour Problem

I have recently bought a new rig, it runs perfect in games, however, I am having a small (but somewhat annoying) problem.

The colour quality seems to be low. I have it set to "Highest (32 bit)", but all colours seem to be messed up. I have included a couple of screenshots of my desktop, and one of a game, to show what I mean.

Desktop

Game

I have a GTX 260, with the latest driver installed. I spent quite a while messing around with my monitor settings, to no avail.

Specs (if needed):

Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit
Intel Core i7 920 @ 3.4GHz
Gigabyte GTX 260
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R Intel X58 Motherboard
Corsair TX 650W
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Colour Problem

I don't see what's wrong with your desktop...

As for the game screenshot you provide:

- Most games have their own color settings. Desktop color depth is not automatically applied to games, this has to be done manually in most cases.

- This game seems to be quite old (judging by the polygon count of the models), are you sure that it fully supports your hardware? Do you have any screenshots of newer games with the same problem?
 

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I was loading back windows xp to a system and after a while the screen go black when i tried to trun off and put it back on the screen dim in colour on and off like as blinking slow animation i turn off the entire sys. and tried back but the same think happen.I am really worried here.

Answer:screen dim in colour

try a different monitor to isolate if its the monitor failing or the video card.Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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Question: colour printing

I have tried to print colour photos on photo paper using a HP5652 I get a yellow picture. Yet if I use plain paper I get a proper picture. I am using a photo ink cartridge as well as the colour cartridge. Any suggestions I have tried in vain using different settings and photo paper.

Answer:colour printing

From what you describe it could be the paper'setting on the printer or some close to it.If you visualize it for one moent youet set up the printer to print either on plain paper or photo paper- you do dont you?If you dont investigate the printer set up protocols.Assuming you do- then as far as the printer is concerned, and assuming all colours are workingas you infer they are[good picture on plain paper]then it would not matter too much if you fed the print a shredded wheat packet- it would not affect ink delivery.By the by the best mode for colour photos, not with standing the paper type or brand - Ink Jet Transparancy - it is also very economical with the ink.

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Hello Lenovo, I would like to know, if w530 support 30bit color on display port, and if yes upto which resolution. I am going to connect EIZO monitor (EIZO SX2762W-BK )and would like to know if anybody has experience with this. I heard that some people had problems with resolution 2560x1440 + 30bit color depth. Thank youMartin

Answer:30 bit colour support

Total speculation but I think it's possible as the external ports are driven by the NVIDIA card, which isn't limited as the Intel card is.2560x1440 at 30bpp at 60Hz may be hitting a bandwidth issue even for DisplayPort.

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hey people my pc is makin all my pictures go all shiny its like a weird greenish shine its even doing it when i go on the net think it may be something to do with a .DDL file

please help... thank you

mark.
 

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Yes folks, I want to help a friend get the colour back onto his monitor. You see, I thought I could help so I went to control panel then display, but I found only 2 colour options the best being 16 colour. This is not good enough because he was using 256 before. Then he tried to create space on the hdd, but he found that the colour is gone forever. Before I start lookoing for an appropriate VGA driver, is there any trick I could play to get the 256 colour back now now? thank you in advance.

Answer:PC HAS LOST ITS COLOUR!!

Try removning the graphics card via the device manager and reboot; it may install the old drivers.If not, you will have to install the new drivers.

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My computer is stuck on 16 colour. When ever I go to the Control Panel, and go to the settings it won't let me change the colour.

I used to be able to change the colour but it won't save. How do I fix my problem?

P.S. If your solution is some how to do with the video dirver, I can't find it on my computer.
 

Answer:My colour is stuck on 16

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my ' KODAK ESP310 AiO' printer only printing blue/yellow.not picking up red. I have replaced cartridge Kodak 30CL. still no red!

Answer:colour red not printing

The print head nozzle for Red is probably plugged up. Are you using genuine Kodak ink? Do you use the printer regularly? That means every few days.Try running the cleaning process a couple of times. Looks like the printhead is removable. If the above doesn't work then remove the printhead and run it under hot water in the kitchen sink. You will see the different color ink come out by moving the water stream. Rubbing alcohol can also be useful to clean the bottom of the printhead. Use Q-tips. See the link below.http://resources.kodak.com/support/...

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Question: Colour Problems

Only today i started up my computer and xp loaded up turqoise not its regular blue.  The whole of my screen is to bright now whats up with it?

Answer:Colour Problems

Have you been able to change the screen settings on the monitor itself, how old is it? When my monitor did that it died shortly afterwards. (R.I.P) I would find that it would be fine for a few hours and then go blue for long periods of time.Could anyone have changed the monitor settings without you realising?                        

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Question: colour loss

my mother has win 98se and has lost some of the colour on the screen the wallpaper looks as though it is in safe mode,i have tried to change it back to 16 bit but nothing happens

Answer:colour loss

it sound like the graphics card driver has become corrupt, try reinstalling it

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Question: colour of folders

Is it possible to have different colour folders? I would like to seperate various folders by colour in My Documents. I am running Windows 98SE.

Answer:colour of folders

I have blue ones in xp i think u need to alter the icon file for folders to get different colours so u may need a 3rd party app to do it.Regards.

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Question: colour problems

The other day I inadvertently spilled a cup of coffee while at the computer. The only items that the coffee spilled on was the underside of the printer( which was not turned on at the time) and the cordless mouse. Since this happened, the colour on my monitor is all wonky. Everything seems to have changed colour slightly and any lettering is now a combination of green, purple, red, and blue although predominently green and red interspersed with the black. Since the liquid did not spill on the computer, monitor or keyboard I am wondering if this problem just co-incidentally happened after the incident although I find that hard to believe. Is there any way to fix this myself or will I need to take all the components in to be cleaned or dryed or??

Answer:colour problems

Hi -

Run a DirectX Graphics Kernel Diagnostics report -
START | type dxdiag | if x64, bottom-center of screen click "... 64-bit..." | Save as a text file.

Zip it up and attach to your next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Question: colour contrast

i have changed my moniter.
its an old model of HP.
i have set the contrast and brightness to its full limit.
still the colours are very dark in it.
there is no colour option but there are red blue green colour options.
i have tried everything from moniter menu but i am not getting the originality if the pic.
i want it to be more bright and a bit less colours.
is there any other option for doing it?
 

Answer:colour contrast

In general "old model" and "not getting the originality if [sic] the pic" go together; the second is a result of the first. Brightness is usually the first thing to fade away.

Maybe somebody can offer specific help if you post the exact model of the monitor and also the brand and model of your graphics card.
 

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This is a new computer (3wks old) Acer Aspire X1700,currently running Windows Vista. 3 days ago we noticed a bright blue speckly haze creeping into all of the blalck that was on our screen,whatever site we visited and also on the desktop. It now dominates everything black and the other colours especially noticeable on red,have gone very dull. Someone suggested the graphics card? Any help would be much appreciated!! It is not getting any worse but is there constantly and is very annoying. I was wondering if it was something fixable from home rather than unplugging everything and lugging it back to the shop Thanks!!
 

Answer:colour is all messed up!! HELP :)

I'd take it back and demand a new one
 

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hi there, a newbie here! had a virus a while ago, which was repaired by the guys in a computer shop. the virus wiped out some of my hard drive and i have now lost the colour green & red from my screen? can anybody help me? cheers el

Answer:[resolved] colour gone???

I would think your monitor plug is not seated well. Make sure everything sits well. I would disconnect and connect all the cables/wires. If this is not the issue go ahead and swap your videop drivers with the new ones. What kind of videocard do you have ?

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Hey guys.

This is my second time with this issue and I'd like some help with it. Been looking online and I can't find anything.

Basically, I'm using my computer:

Windows 7 Home Edition x64 bit
i7-860 quad core 2.8Ghz
6gb ram
Nvidia Gts 240 (soon to be replaced)

And at seemingly random times, the taskbar along the bottom of the page which is normally transparents turns a sort of bright blue/white colour along with the tab bar at the top of whatever I'm using at the time, usually an internet browser. When this happens I can then hear the fans inside my machine spinning up, I open up RealTemp and the temperature shoots up. The first time it did it It went from around 20 to I think 100 because RealTemp marked one of my cores as "logged" today when it did it the max it got to was about 60. But I wasn't doing anything such as playing a game, I had Skype, Opera and maybe Steam open all at the same time and it got to about 60 degrees in a matter of seconds, then after staying there for about half a minute came back down to around 20.

Any ideas?

I thought it might of been the heat sink, but it seems to be securely fasted. I bought some quality thermal paste and I plan to remove the paste that is currently on my CPU and replace it with this. Is there anything else anyone could reccomend?
 

Answer:Changes colour, then heats up.

bump
 

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Question: Colour of Monitor

I have an older PC which I Use only for the word processor but for some reason the monitor comes up purple on boot up, but all the icons etc are present. If I reapeat starting up a couple of times it eventually clears. Have I got a fault on the system or is the monitor on it,s way out

Answer:Colour of Monitor

Could be either the monitor or the video controller. It does sound like a heat related fault with some component just at the edge of tolerance.......Only guessing, but I don't think it is motherboard etc, unless the video card is an integral part.

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Question: monitor colour

hey all my pc monitor is working fine but the colour on it aint normal colour no matter what colour the page is its always blue i have took the cable from my monitor to my hardrive out and put it back it but it dont seem to be working can anyone esle suggest anythink that might help thanks in advance

Answer:monitor colour

Quote from: little_jack on June 27, 2007, 04:32:47 PMi have took the cable from my monitor to my hardrive outYou mean your PC?  The hard drive is inside of the computer and stores data.Let's start with the simple...Try your monitor on another computer...is it still blue?Try a different monitor on your computer...how does it work?

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Hello, it is a known issue that the colours of the y50-70 are not the best point of this laptop. I have read somewhere about someone who installed the correct colour profile (ICC if im not mistaking) and that made things a lot better. I however cant seem to find that post any more. Can anyone point me in the right direction?Thanks in advance!

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Question: y50 display colour

i have this issue where the whole monitor has a distinctly yellow hue to it, so the greens and yellows look the same, while the reds look much darker than usual. There is also a pink tinge on the edges and windows seems to leave behind faded images. I can't show these because it only shows up on this computer as i have it hooked up to a projector as well and there is no change and the colour is fine..help?

Answer:y50 display colour

Hi Qwertyfu,     
          
Welcome to the Forums  
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with display in your Lenovo Y50 laptop.
 
Try to update the display driver and check for the issue.
 
Click here for the display driver for windows 7 (32 bit).
 
Click here for the display driver for windows 7 ( 64 bit).
 
Click here for the display driver for windows 10.
 
Let us know the result.
 
Best regards,         
 
Ashwin.S





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Question: Colour laser

I am about to buy a new printer, can anyone recomend a colour laser that is suitable for printing photographs.

Answer:Colour laser

Lower cost laser printers are often very disappointing for photographic work.All of our commercial pictures are done by the traditional chemical photo processing or inkjet printers.

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Hello, I have a G10 137 and my TV-tuner receives all programs, only they are in black & white and there is no sound.
Does anyone know what to do?

Answer:No colour on G10 137 while watching TV

Hello

The first thing that you should check is TV type setting. I don?t know in which country you live and which standard is there but please be sure that the right one is adjusted.

Bye

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Question: Colour Schemes

I'm having colour issues with XP, for some reason Office and WMP are high contrast black and white although its not selected anywhere. I've attached a doc with some screenshots to show what I mean. An help would be very much appreciated.
 

Answer:Colour Schemes

This looks similar to a problem that Internet Explorer 8 can have so try the fix for that which is to change the Desktop Theme then change it back again.

If that works then do Start > Run type SERVICES.MSC press Enter and right-click the Themes service > Properties then change the Startup type to Manual.

That should stop this happening again.
 

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