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How to fix vga.dll errors

June 25, 2014

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Everything about vga.dll

The vga.dll is a dynamic link library file used to provide functions for Video Graphics Array Color Display Driver. This process belongs to the VGASAVE compiled folders. It is associated with VGASAVE, VGA.sys. Its default directory is located in C:\ Windows\ system32\ vga.dll and the file version is 5.1.2600.0. The VGASAVE aims to implement the loading of Windows automatically when the default video card driver is unavailable, or a new video card driver fails.

The vga.dll file is powerful and provides a graphics display system for pc. The file enables superior pixel functionality in color graphics. You won't believe that vga.dll also works like a graphics controller, a CRT controller, display memory, attribute controller, sequencer and serializer. All these functions need the CPU to feed pixel and text data to this process.

While behaving as the Graphics Controller, the vga.dll file carries out various tasks. It uses data to display memory with 256k RAM that is grouped into four panels of 64k colors and is used to preserve screen display data. As one of vga.dll component, serializer is responsible for getting data from the display memory, and transforming the data into a serial bitstream, which is sent to the attribute controller.

The color Look Up Table specifies the colors to be displayed for a given pixel value in display memory in the Attribute Controller of vga.dll. Then the sequencer in vga.dll will be requested in case of a need to manage the board timing and turn on or off color panels. As for the functions of CRT Controller of the vga.dll file, it sends out blanking and syncing signals to monitor the display.

Typical symptoms of vga.dll errors

  1. Problem when connecting a small projector to vga port on hp laptop: Main screen goes blank and the projector's display says the resolution is too high (800x600 is what it calls for).
  2. Need VGA Drivers for IBM T43 laptop running Windows 7: A serious problem that no driver for vga is going to be installed.
  3. Advent PC not showing monitor with VGA cable Windows 7.
  4. Before you could install the ATI drivers, vista attempted to install the generic VGA driver. Unfortunately it fails to install correctly (by looking at Device Mgr). This results in Blue Screen STOP error 0x00000050 (0xFFFFFFFF, 0x00000008, 0xFFFFFFFF).
  5. Windows Vista will not recognize your display adapter but the Nvidia chipset as a standard VGA adapter. You can't reload the Nvidia driver because it won't identify the hardware as being proper. The display works fine but is at a lower resolution and the aspect ratio of the widescreen is "stretched".
  6. Prompt to finish install VGA driver every restart: After restarting the windows, it prompt 2 options: finish installing GeForce ... driver or ask you again later. You chose Finish installing. BUT, the next time you log on to your windows it showed again. You pick the same option and it showed again at next restart.

What are causes of vga.dll errors?

It seems that VGA has become quite out of date now since the introduction of HDMI, Microsoft hasn't bothered to look into this or release an update to fix this. This error can be due to improper settings of graphic options relevant to the external monitor and the incorrect power and resolution settings.

Virus infection is a major damage on the system files including vga.dll. After breaking into your machine, it will take actions to modify the keys of vga.dll or related dll files, corrupting or rewriting the important registry, file and program. So if your computer gets the malicious virus infection, the vga.dll will probably be corrupted or removed from your computer without your knowing and consent.

The newly installed program is not compatible with the windows system and concerned with vga.dll. This program contains some bugs and is conflict with some system files, and the vga.dll may fail to be activated or neglected from performing.

The error also can be caused by such a situation that program which needs the vga.dll get some damages, and the registry cannot effective be detected to use like daily use. Windows registry needs to be repaired. As it is knows that windows registry is a hierarchical database that stores configuration settings and options on Microsoft Windows operating systems, therefore, even a very small problem in windows registry will also cause an extremely serious problem like system crash or blue screen, the specific registry like vga.dll also probably be affected by the error.

How to fix vga.dll errors?

Fist of all, make sure that your CPU is able to operate powerfully at high speed. The vga.dll file relies on CPU for the provision of high level graphics. Because, taking into consideration that the VGA card includes a frame buffer but has no actual processing power, your PC's CPU has to do most of the graphics number crunching. Thus, the video graphics speed of a given computer is highly dependent on the CPU speed.

Start VGA mode and change the BIOS video settings to disable the onboard video and change the "initial display" setting from onboard to PCI-external. In summary, Windows is working just as it should except you can't re-enable the VGA monitor from the Display Settings because you can't see the screen. Unfortunately the computer has no alternative to VGA.

As for a vga.dll blue screen of death, try and solve this issue from updating all your drivers, adjusting the resolution, brightness, contrast as well as messing about with the ClearType and Color calibrating tools. You can try to reset system Configuration; Install drivers in safe mode; Roll back to a Restore Point, then uninstall the Generic VGA, also try disabling it. When you boot, log on and look for device drivers, execute a short program like device manager. But after it has completely rebooted and bluescreened again, you would be recommended to do the following.

Give a shot to DLL TOOL and scan your system for any dll error and registry malfunctions, then repair all the problems in the scan result.

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