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Saturday, July 10, 2010

How to remove Generic Display Drivers and fix Screen Resolution and Blurry Monitor

Most people will be using generic display drivers that come installed with windows , the only problem with these drivers is that they generic which means they are not exactly suited to your monitor which means you won't always get the correct

- Resolution - Refresh Rate

If your screen appears blurry or fuzzy at all it may be time to check if you have generic display drivers and not the drivers designed for your monitor.

Uninstall Generic Display Drivers

Sometimes when you try and install the monitor drivers that come with your monitor you may get the message

"The best driver software for your device is already installed"

which will stop you from installing the drivers you want to use. The option is first to uninstall the generic display drivers from Device Manager and then install the correct drivers form the CD, in some cases you won't even need to as reinstalling the generic drivers may be enough to correct your blurry and screen resolution issues.

Right click the monitors and click uninstall, After they have been uninstalled correctly you can restart your computer.

Adobe Acrobat Reader Blank Question Mark Error

There is a strange adobe acrobat reader error popping up around the place that just pops up with a blank error box with a question mark and no clue to what the error is.

It looks something like this

The error usually occurs when you try and open a pdf file from within your web browser, try different browsers to see if its only happening with a particular browser (most common for internet explorer and mozilla firefox)

Steps to correct this issue

1. Update Adobe Acrobat Reader

open up adobe acrobat reader click Help -> Check for Updates you may need to restart your computer

2. Reinstall Adobe Acrobat reader

uninstall and reinstall adobe acrobat reader, the issue is sometimes caused by a bad pdf plugin in your web browser. try switching web browsers and reinstalling the pdf plugin.

3. Uncheck open PDF within web browser

this will usually fix the issue instead of choosing to open the pdf within the web browser itself, the pdf file will just open up acrobat reader before trying to open the file, pretty much the same thing anyway

Edit - > Preferences -> Internet Tab