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#1 toughgirl

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 09:41 PM

I have just reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled windows 98se. The problem now is that it wont let me put my colours higher then 16 and no higher then 640 by 480 pixels. Before I reformatted and reinstalled windows everything was okay, but now it wont let me change the values any higher. Any suggestions?

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#2 toughgirl

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 10:29 PM

hello anyone

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 12:19 AM

You may need to install the drivers for the graphics card. It would help if you were to tell us a little about what your computer specs are...make and model of it if it is a Dell, Compaq,..., or motherboard, CPU, and graphics card if it's a home brew.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 01:57 PM

Does this help?Operating System System Model
Windows 98 SE (build 4.10.2222) Intel Corporation
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
800 megahertz Intel Pentium III
32 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Intel Corporation SE440BX-2 AA754558-304
Serial Number: BLS204102047
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. 4S4EB2X0.86A.0024.P17 08/17/2000
Drives Memory Modules c,d
24,79 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
22,90 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

LG CD-ROM CRD-8520B
Generic floppy disk drive (3.5")

Generic IDE hard disk drive (4,31 GB) -- drive 0, No SMART Driver
Generic IDE hard disk drive (20,48 GB) -- drive 1, No SMART Driver 256 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'J6J1' has 128 MB
Slot 'J6J2' has 128 MB
Slot 'J7J1' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (FAT32 on drive 0) 4,31 GB 3,86 GB free
d: (FAT32 on drive 1) 20,48 GB 19,03 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
Christohper
WORKGROUP domain logons
Christohper 1
None detected
Controllers Display
Contrôleur de lecteur de disquette standard [Controller]
Contrôleur 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Intel [Controller]
Contrôleur IDE primaire (fifo double) [Controller]
Contrôleur IDE secondaire (fifo double) [Controller] Carte graphique standard PCI (VGA) [Display adapter]
KDS 13,8 [Monitor] (13,8"vis, novembre 1998)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Contrôleur d'hôte PCI vers USB universel Intel 82371AB/EB None detected
Communications Other Devices
VoiceView 9600 bps Modem


Carte d'accès à distance
Carte de gestion Intel® PRO/100+
primary Auto IP Address: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Gateway: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Dhcp Server: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Physical Address: 00:02:B3:07:EF:2D

Networking Dns Servers: xxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Mod Edit:
Edited out IP addresses. ~tg

Edited by tg1911, 31 July 2006 - 02:30 PM.


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Posted 31 July 2006 - 05:49 PM

Anyone please

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 09:48 PM

Somehow, you gotta find out what your graphics card is. According to your information, it's "Carte graphique standard PCI (VGA) [Display adapter]" Well, you would expect that to be 16 colors and 640 by 480 because that's standard VGA. Obviously, you haven't loaded the drivers for your video card. You need either the disk that came with the card, or the computer, or you need to find out what kind of card it is and look online for the driver.

Try going to this site and scroll down to "utilities" and download the Everest Home Edition. When it starts, it may give you information on your graphics card, as well as a lot of other stuff. The alternative is to actually get into the computer and remove the graphics card to determine what it is, which can be difficult if you don't know what to look for.

Meanwhile, try pressing your Windows key and your Pause key at the same time, then check your Device Manager to see if you have yellow question marks or exclamation points on anything else. Just reloading the operating system is no guarantee that Windows will find the right drivers for anything.

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 06:13 PM

I tried everything that you said and now im going to open my computer and look at the graphic card. Is the graphic card the one with the moniter hooked up to it? Also where is the information on the card, what might it look like?

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 07:23 PM

No need to start a second topic.

Yes, the graphics card is the one with the monitor cable attached to it.

If you have never pulled a card out of a motherboard, a few tips: First, turn off the computer and _also_ remove the power cord from its socket. Then remove the screws that hold the case cover or side on, and remove it. Next, identify the graphics card and disconnect the video cable from it. If there is a fan cable on the card that is plugged into the motherboard, unplug it. Finally, remove the single screw that holds the card's mounting bracket to the case frame. After that, the card should pull pretty much straight out of its socket, although with AGP cards (in a brown socket; PCI cards are in white sockets) you have to lift the bracket end a little and then pull slightly backwards as you lift. There's a little hook in the socket edge (the bottom of the card, which has a lot of gold contact strips on it) -- you'll see it once you get it out.

How to tell what it is? The manufacturer's name and other information will be stenciled on the top side of the card. This is the side that has chips soldered to it. There will be one big chip, that's the graphics processor. It may be covered by a heatsink or fan, but if not, it also will have information stenciled on it. Write down all the information you find on the card and processor. Post that info back here.

Edited by DaveM59, 01 August 2006 - 07:25 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:01 AM

Hello again! Its a ATI Technologies Rage IIC

Edited by toughgirl, 02 August 2006 - 12:02 AM.


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Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:29 AM

You have found the make and model but nect time try Start> Run> msinfo32

Here it the link to your drivers. First create a folder to download them to (C:\ATI), and DL and unzip them there. Go to the Device Manager and undate you video drivers. When the window opens select "Browse", and point the update at the DL drivers. This should solve your problems.

https://support.ati.com/ics/support/KBAnswe...questionID=1319
https://support.ati.com/ics/support/default...mp;folderID=297
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:46 AM

I found the driver for my video card on the second link you gave, but when I try to download it it does not allow me. Does it work for you? Also on the first link you gave me it said the time has expired

Edited by toughgirl, 02 August 2006 - 12:47 AM.


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Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:53 AM

I was able to download it fine.
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 12:57 AM

That sucks is there anyway you can send it to me because it wont let me




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