Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 50kb
Operating System: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, 2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 6.0.5048.0 / 1st October 2002
The enumeration of a monitor may lead to its detection and installation as a Generic PnP Monitor and after setting the resolution above or at 800x600, the monitors unsupported refresh rates may be allowed, causing the display of a black screen. Different monitors respond in diverse ways after the detection of hardware including inaccurate PnP of SNY0000 ID in the case of some. When downloading a driver from the website of the monitors manufacturer, the user may find that the only available driver is for Windows NT or Windows XP. This is of minimum significance because the Generic PnP Monitor driver is a file of INF and the monitor may actually be inclusive of a CD containing this driver. The video driver uses the drivers file information on the monitor for displaying the available monitor refresh rates and resolution settings.
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
The first step to take in resolving the detection and installation of a monitor as a plug and Play monitor is restarting the computer and pressing F8 for the Safe mode to start. The screens blank areas should then be right-clicked followed by a click on Properties. What follows is a click on Advanced on the Settings tab and Properties on the Monitors tab. Update driver is then clicked on the drivers tab followed by Next. One should then click the request to display the drivers which are known for the Generic PnP Monitor and after clicking Next, either Have Disk or the acceptable monitor should be clicked in order to install a manufacturer supplied driver, before clicking Next. An additional benefit of the driver download package is the inclusion of ICM to permit the monitors color matching in relation to the color printer output. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Generic PnP Monitor errors before installing any driver updates.