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For some reason, the appearance of my computer has gone haywire. See picture below. I have not downloaded anything and as you can see: the theme is Windows XP.


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Looks like it might be in 256-bit (sic) color mode. My kid's games used to do something similar. Have you tried a reboot? – Brad Patton Mar 23 '13 at 1:30
It wasn't that. I went to display and color property and it was set to 8-bit. I changed it 32 and all was well. Thanks anyway! – naknode Mar 23 '13 at 1:35
Yeah meant 8-bit. Been awhile since I had XP (or let the kids play on my computer :)) – Brad Patton Mar 23 '13 at 1:39
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The problem was that that the color property in the display box, from the Control Panel box, was set to 8-bit. I selected 32-bit from the dropdown and all was well again.

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Can you guess how did it go to 8-bit setting? Due to a game? – Evil Angel Mar 23 '13 at 1:40

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