Windows 10: Colors became washed-out/dull after GPU driver reinstall.

Discus and support Colors became washed-out/dull after GPU driver reinstall. in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; I have RTX 2060 GPU and after reinstalling graphics driver a couple times in an attempt to fix black screen issue, my screen colors became washed... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by Nassim423, May 20, 2020.

  1. Nassim423 Win User

    Colors became washed-out/dull after GPU driver reinstall.


    I have RTX 2060 GPU and after reinstalling graphics driver a couple times in an attempt to fix black screen issue, my screen colors became washed out... blacks aren't as dark as they were, and colors not as vibrant as before. Everything is dull, including games, desktop, etc. I never set custom color settings before, always default. I have a color-accurate monitor and want the colors to be as accurate as possible.


    I checked nvidia settings and they are using full dynamic range, not limited. What is going on here and how to do I get my colors back?

    :)
     
    Nassim423, May 20, 2020
    #1

  2. My laptop automatically updated to windows 10 last night, now the colors seems washed out and dull

    Hello

    thanks for the answer, but it think you didn't quite understand my query.

    My problem is the colors of everything being dull and washed out, for example is a picture lets say, before the update, the colors seemed more vibrant, after the update, the colors appear to be dull and washed out, like the color green isn't as vibrant
    as it appears on the picture in this laptop with windows 10 compared to the same picture in a windows 8.1

    It has nothing to do with the windows 10 theme at all, it seems like my screen shows colors not as vibrant as before, if you still don't get the query, kindly just tell me how to get back to windows 8.1, this bug is interfering with my work.

    Thank you
     
    StephenDela Cruz, May 20, 2020
    #2
  3. Kari Win User
    Awful washed out colors in Windows 10. Happens intermittently

    I wonder why nobody has suggested the OP to make a screenshot of display showing these "washed out colors"? Everything I have read in this thread suggests that the issue is not in Windows, but instead in display / monitor.

    My suggestion: next time you'll see these washed out colors, make a screenshot and post it here. If the screenshot shows us that colors are OK, then the issue is your monitor failing.

    Tutorials you might need:
     
  4. Colors became washed-out/dull after GPU driver reinstall.

    Dull screen needs help

    Bulldogxx I tried both ways suggested the article that offered step by step and neither system solved the dull colors, dull screen problem. All they did was rearrange my desktop. Any other suggestions?

    Sorry about the sassy rejoinder to your sassy remark, I think they are both funny now that I am old and don't take myself seriously.
     
    karencarpenterZA, May 20, 2020
    #4
Thema:

Colors became washed-out/dull after GPU driver reinstall.

Loading...
  1. Colors became washed-out/dull after GPU driver reinstall. - Similar Threads - Colors became washed

  2. New HP laptop - colors are washed out

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    New HP laptop - colors are washed out: I just bought a new HP laptop and I am ver disappointed with the washed out look of the colors on the screen. Very faded blues on most screens. I did the usual checks on screen brightness, etc. I was in online chat with HP support yesterday for nearly two hours but it was...
  3. Washed out monitor colors after Nvidia driver install

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Washed out monitor colors after Nvidia driver install: Hello. I'm having a real frustrating problem with color accuracy/picture quality. Maybe I'm missing something obviuos but I have trawled the internet for answers. My setup: Windows 10 updated Nvidia 980ti Acer XB270HU -Displayport ASUS VG258 -Displayport 442.50 drivers...
  4. Washed out color issue at full screen

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Washed out color issue at full screen: Recently, I purchased laptop that has i5-10210U and MX250 graphics. When video which is sample video from windows setting for HDR or from Intel graphics software is playing at full screen, it turns like gray color or washed out, but this problem can be disappeared...
  5. Washed out colors after update 1909

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Washed out colors after update 1909: Hi, I've recently updated Windows 10 and as result the color are completely messed up, and I can't turn night light on either. Also, when I switch HDR video off it still remains on. https://imgur.com/a/f7838aR I have an Intel UHD Graphics 620 and NVIDIA Geforce MX150...
  6. Need help with awful, washed out colors

    in Windows 10 Ask Insider
    Need help with awful, washed out colors: So this has happened to others where colors look very washed out. Just awful, I can't quite describe it. Hopefully you guys can see what I mean in this gif. This actually happened to me months ago and spent about 4 hours trying to fix it. I have tried going into my Nvidia...
  7. Washed out Taskbar Color

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Washed out Taskbar Color: I left my computer on while I ran a few errands this morning. Was gone about an hour and a half. When I returned and brought my screen back to life, I noticed my Taskbar was no longer anywhere near the color it had been - a slightly-lighter shade of my dark green background...
  8. Colors wash out when playing videos

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    Colors wash out when playing videos: Hello! I have this issue for quite a while. I noticed when playing a movie or a video on a video player (i tried VLC, Windows Media Player, and the desktop app for Netflix) the picture changes sometimes to a really washed out color and it changes back after a while. I also...
  9. HDR and Washed out colors

    in Windows 10 Graphic Cards
    HDR and Washed out colors: What's up guys so my new monitor is HDR compatible however whenever I enable HDR in games, it makes them look terrible. The colors are super washed out, the brights are dull and the blacks are boosted to like a grey-ish. I've updated the monitor firmware and installed the...
  10. Windows Media Player color is washed out

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    Windows Media Player color is washed out: Whenever I attempt to play a video in Windows Media Player for Windows 10 the color is washed out. This is only with Windows Media Player. Movies & TV works fine. Can anyone assist me with this issue?...