Monday, November 26, 2012

Troubleshooting Video problems in Windows XP

In some PC’s, when you are running videos or when you play a game, video problem occurs and you receive a message saying “Display Problems. This Program Can’t Continue”. Flickering of the display, uncomfortable and unusual resolution setting and difficulties in monitor installation are the common problems with computer hardware related to display and graphics. In the scenario where video problems occur, the best bet is a video troubleshooter or a hardware diagnostic tool. The video troubleshooter runs a lot of video tests on the system and compares the results to its comprehensive list of video problems, associated symptoms and logical resolutions. Tech Support forums and websites can help you with the available video troubleshooters.
If you are facing any video problems in Windows XP, and are planning on solving it, here are some instructions that will take you along the bridge.

1. Click on the Start button resting on the taskbar at the left bottom corner of the screen. In the Start Menu, click on the 3rd option from the bottom, Help and Support.
2. The Windows XP Help and Support center will appear, in which a lot of sections, topics and options will be displayed. Click on the 2nd option ‘Music, videos, games, and photos’ and open it.
3. In the next page, click on the ‘Video’ link to expand it and then click on the link ‘Fixing a Video problem’.
4. In the right pane, click on the link ‘Display Troubleshooter’.
5. In the next page, the troubleshooter will present you with a lot of options asking “What Problem are You Having?
6. Select the option that resembles the closest to yours and then click on the Next button.
7. The troubleshooter gives you some advice. Try using the method suggested by the troubleshooter and solve the problem. If the method works, you are fine. If not, you have to continue the procedure in the troubleshooter to solve the problem.
8. In case none of that works, problem maybe with your video card driver.
9. Right click on My Computer and click on the option Manage. In the Computer Management window, click on the Device Manager link in the left pane.
10. In the middle pane, you can see a list of devices. Under the Display Adapters option, right click on the adapter and click on Update driver. Windows will update the driver if one is present.
If none of the above helping you, contact any computer tech support professional and request for service.

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