Category: Monitor and Video Card
Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 4.1 KB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Latest Version / Release Date: 8 / 12 May 1999
The HP D2842A is a 19-inch analog display monitor with an 18-inch viewable area. It is designed with a full scan screen which allows the image to be displayed from edge to edge. It features a 0.26 mm dot pitch which in terms of display monitors describes the distance between the dots that make up an entire image. In this context the smaller the spacing the finer the image and the higher the image quality. The computer user and the installed software applications can tap into this functionality with the use of the appropriate device driver distributed by its manufacturer. The device driver for the HP D2842A also provides a software based alternative to the image controls on the front panel of the supported hardware component. This image controls are associated to the onscreen menu display of the device. The device driver delivers the user interface counterpart of these controls.
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 device driver for the HP D2842A allows it to operate using its native modes. Based on the manufacturer's specifications these modes can either be 1280 by 1024 at 85 Hz refresh rate or a maximum of 1600 by 1200 at 75 Hz. Essentially the higher the resolution the better the textual and graphical image quality rendered on the computer screen. The refresh rate on the other hand defines the number of times the same image is redrawn on the display monitor to minimize the occurrence of flickers which are commonly attributed to Cathode Ray Tube type hardware components. In this context the HP D2842A requires the proper device driver to make sure that the computer user and the installed software applications can avail of these configuration settings. A generic device driver may fail to deliver the necessary values required to properly configure the display settings to its optimum levels. It may also fail to identify to the underlying operating system platform the correct attribute values for native resolution. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and HP D2842A errors before installing any driver updates.