Microsoft KB Archive/255096

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Upgrade to Windows 2000 May Cause Screen Flicker on Screen Saver Tab


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional


After you upgrade a computer running Microsoft Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2.1 (OSR2.1) to Windows 2000, the screen may flicker or seem to display static when you view the Screen Saver tab in Display properties.


This behavior has been observed with several different video adapters that are based on the S3 chip set. The behavior can occur with any screen area (or resolution) when you are using a 256-color setting.


To work around this issue, change your color setting to a value other than 256 colors:

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Display, click the Settings tab, and then change the setting in the Colors box.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Additional query words: depth

Keywords : kbdisplay kbenv KBW2KHOME
Issue type : kbprb
Technology : kbwin2000Search kbwin2000ProSearch kbwin2000Pro

Last Reviewed: October 24, 2000
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