Gateway CrystalScan 17


Device driver details
Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Gateway
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 7.81 KB
Operating System: Windows 2003, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.0.0 / 01 Nov 1999
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Windows device driver information for Gateway CrystalScan 17

The device driver for the Gateway CrystalScan 17 provides the necessary details to the underlying operating system platform to allow it to correctly identify the type of hardware, provider, and driver version that is hosted on the machine. This display hardware component connects directly to the graphics card using a 15-pin d-sub connector which means that it receives analog signals from the video adapter. The device driver for the supported hardware component functions as both a layout and information file which is intended to make it operational and functional. The device driver is responsible for providing sets of predefined monitor configuration files which are all tailor fitted to take advantage of the built-in feature sets of the Gateway CrystalScan 17 hardware component. The computer user has the flexibility of selecting from any of these preset configuration files using a software interface that is provided by the host operating system environment.

One of the most important roles of the device driver is seen during the installation process wherein it takes note of the directory folders where the support files are stored. It is also responsible for providing the information that will be stored in the central registry database of the operating system. The data will be used by both the hardware and software components of the host operating system. It also helps the operating system to determine whether a device driver upgrade is compatible with the attached device. The Gateway CrystalScan 17 device driver makes it possible for the accurate configuration of the hardware component. This is achieved by providing the correct minimum and maximum values for the different properties of the display monitor. This in turn allows for the use of the native resolution of the hardware component creating a high quality display as designed by its manufacturer. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Gateway CrystalScan 17 errors before installing any driver updates.


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