Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: ADI Systems Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 12.1 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1 / 12 Jul 2002
The ADI MicroScan 17X is a pivoting computer display monitor that is capable of receiving analog video signals from the installed graphics processing card of the host computer system. This particular computer display monitor features a 17-inch viewable screen and is considered part of the high-end product line of its manufacturer. By designing this computer display monitor with a special pivoting mechanism the computer user gains the functionality of viewing data either in landscape or portrait mode. Whereas most computer display monitors in the market are limited only to landscape mode display the device driver allows the computer user to pivot the display monitor by 90 degrees to view the contents of the screen in portrait mode. This special feature is supported by the manufacturer provided device driver and reacts on the actual movement of the computer display monitor. The pivoting mechanism triggers the software support which adjusts the orientation of the display accordingly.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
In newer operating system platforms the ADI MicroScan 17X may be detected as a Standard Monitor or a Generic Plug and Play Monitor. This means that the host operating system environment will attempt to assign a generic device driver to make the supported computer display monitor functional. The activation process in this instance is done based on the requirements of the operating system without prejudice to the design of the manufacturer. This means that the generic device driver will not activate the automatic orientation feature of the ADI MicroScan 17X even if the computer user pivots the display monitor by 90 degrees. Only by installing the manufacturer provided device driver can the computer user gain access to the setup and configuration utility of the supported hardware component. The manufacturer provided device driver also installs complimentary device drivers for the graphics processing card to make it possible to implement portrait mode viewing. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ADI MicroScan 17X errors before installing any driver updates.