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freespirit

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windows 98 resolution problems
« on: September 09, 2005, 01:58:46 PM »
hi there....i am pretty new to the computer field therefor not too computer smart but i am having a problem changing my resolution on my computer.  It was given to me and the color is way off and i can't play a lot of the games i played on my old computer because the games don't fit on the screen.  I am running windows 98.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanking you(anyone) in advance

Raptor

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Re: windows 98 resolution problems
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2005, 02:03:49 PM »
You need to install videocard drivers.

freespirit

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Re: windows 98 resolution problems
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2005, 02:08:18 PM »
thanks for the help...one more question...is that something i have to buy and install? again thank you...pulling my hair out here...lol

Raptor

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Re: windows 98 resolution problems
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2005, 02:27:24 PM »
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thanks for the help...one more question...is that something i have to buy and install? again thank you...pulling my hair out here...lol


Drivers are free, all you need to do is determine the type of videocard you have installed.

This can be done by undertaking one of the following actions:

  • Examine videocard related documentation (Extremely accurate)
  • 1. Start -> 2. Run 3. -> Type DXDIAG -> 4. Visual tab (Unaccurate)
  • Download and run Everest Home Edition (Recommended)
  • 1. Right click on My Computer -> 2. Properties -> 3. Hardware tab -> Device Manager


Does the device manager report any errors? If you have no drivers installed, there will be an 'unknown device' in the list. Perhaps more than one.

freespirit

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Re: windows 98 resolution problems
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2005, 02:45:16 PM »
i am downloading the everest thingy now...lol...told you i wasn't very computer smart...however i did go to device manager and did not see any unknown devices thank you again

freespirit

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Re: windows 98 resolution problems
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2005, 03:07:25 PM »
i downloaded the everest thing and the only thing i could see that had to do with video was it said...Device Description      Device Type
S3 Trio64 V2/DX/GX (86c775/86c785)      Video Adapter
is this what you mean?

freespirit

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Re: windows 98 resolution problems
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2005, 05:14:31 PM »
i ran a scan and it said that my video card driver was good....any other suggestions...i went into dispay and tried to change it that way...but it says you have to restart and every time i restart it goes back to the way it was..... :'(

Raptor

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Re: windows 98 resolution problems
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2005, 05:39:29 PM »
The S3 Trio64 is your videocard.

You should be able to find drivers here or here.

For the latter, log in with drivers as a username and all as password.

When you are looking for drivers, try either S3 Trio64 or S3 Trio64 V2/DX/GX

Computer_Commando

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Re: windows 98 resolution problems
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2005, 05:55:12 PM »
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...S3 Trio64 V2/DX/GX (86c775/86c785)...

S3 was very popular until they went out of business.  The only thing S3 has reference to is a utility "Wins3id.exe' which identifies the S3 chipset.  86C775/785 is the key.  It might also be good to know if your graphics card is AGP or PCI, drivers may be different.

freespirit

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Re: windows 98 resolution problems
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2005, 06:48:37 PM »
it says AGP/PCI...does that make any difference...and i went to the sight and it gave me a list of 83 of them...how do I know which one to install....gesh I feel like such an idot...lol...thanks for all the help you are giving me...it is much appreciated

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    Re: windows 98 resolution problems
    « Reply #10 on: September 09, 2005, 07:28:37 PM »
    What resolution are you running at the moment?

    Fed

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      Re: windows 98 resolution problems
      « Reply #11 on: September 09, 2005, 07:40:19 PM »
      I'm still not sure if your problem is driver related.

      If you decide to try drivers...
      Here is the link for you.
      http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=8562
      « Last Edit: September 09, 2005, 07:43:35 PM by Fed »

      Raptor

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      Re: windows 98 resolution problems
      « Reply #12 on: September 10, 2005, 04:32:00 AM »
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      it says AGP/PCI...does that make any difference...and i went to the sight and it gave me a list of 83 of them...how do I know which one to install....gesh I feel like such an idot...lol...thanks for all the help you are giving me...it is much appreciated


      Show us the list.

      freespirit

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      Re: windows 98 resolution problems
      « Reply #13 on: September 10, 2005, 08:15:41 AM »


       S3 Inc. Trio64V+
      S3 Inc. Trio64V+ Turbo S3
      Graphics & Video Adapter S3_765.zip
      submitted by Link
      "S3 765,928,911 pci"
      file size: 400.6kB
      driver version: unknown
      driver date: unknown
      fccid: unknown Win 95
      Win 98 Jan 5, 2000 93%
      installation: 78%
      stability: 82%
      compatibility: 78%

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       S3 CP765/CP775/CP785/M65 ExpertColor Multimedia
      Graphics & Video Adapter F76598.zip
      submitted by thomas haring
      "Version 4.10.01.2130-2.41.09 - S3 Windows 9x Driver - 05/15/98"
      file size: 218.5kB
      driver version: unknown
      driver date: unknown
      fccid: unknown Win 95
      Win 98 Jan 6, 2000 100%
      installation: 84%
      stability: 76%
      compatibility: 80%

      11 comments   download
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       S3 Inc. Trio64V+
      S3 Inc. Trio64V2
      S3 Inc. Trio64UV+ S3
      Graphics & Video Adapter s3triov2.zip
      submitted by Mike Newberry
      "Another taken from my CD of drivers."
      file size: 193.3kB
      driver version: unknown
      driver date: unknown
      fccid: 765/775/785 Win 95
      Win 98 Jan 15, 2000 89%
      installation: 72%
      stability: 78%
      compatibility: 78%

      16 comments   download
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      1959 downloads
       DSV3365V2 ExpertColor Multimedia
      Graphics & Video Adapter DSV3365V2.zip
      submitted by Peter T
      " Extract to Floppy or HD + check Use Folder Names as there is the GRM (more)"
      file size: 1.3MB
      driver version: unknown
      driver date: unknown
      fccid: unknown Win 95
      Win 98 Feb 25, 2000 67%
      installation: 80%
      stability: 80%
      compatibility: 88%

      36 comments   download
      MEDIUM-HIGH SAFETY

      1640 downloads
       S3 Inc. Trio64V+
      S3 Inc. Trio64V2 ESS Technologies
      Graphics & Video Adapter w9524107.zip
      submitted by vitor reis
      "Manufacturer is S3 and not ESS Techologies"
      file size: 188.0kB
      driver version: unknown
      driver date: unknown
      fccid: unknown Win 95
      Win 98 Mar 16, 2000 100%
      installation: 60%
      stability: 80%
      compatibility: 100%

      3 comments   download
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       S3 Inc. Trio64V+
      S3 Inc. Trio64V2 S3
      Graphics & Video Adapter S3.zip
      submitted by Stefan Pfiffner
      file size: 188.0kB
      driver version: unknown
      driver date: unknown
      fccid: unknown Win 98 Apr 17, 2000 50%
      installation: 80%
      stability: 80%
      compatibility: 80%

      2 comments   download
      MEDIUM SAFETY

      727 downloads
       S3 Inc. Trio64V+
      S3 Inc. Trio64V2 S3
      Graphics & Video Adapter 775785_win95_24107.zip
      submitted by Frans Valentine
      file size: 188.0kB
      driver version: unknown
      driver date: unknown
      fccid: trio 64 v2/dx Win 95
      Win 98 May 8, 2000 75%
      installation: 66%
      stability: 66%
      compatibility: 60%

      4 comments   download
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      1822 downloads
       trio64v2 dx S3
      Graphics & Video Adapter trio64v2dx.ZIP
      submitted by brendan McCarthy
      "All the drivers for the trio64"
      file size: 187.6kB
      driver version: unknown
      driver date: unknown
      fccid: unknown Win 95
      Win 98 May 11, 2000 88%
      installation: 68%
      stability: 62%
      compatibility: 64%



      60 comments   download
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      6554 downloads
       864 S3
      Graphics & Video Adapter w950109b.zip
      submitted by William arkel
      file size: 127.2kB
      driver version: unknown
      driver date: unknown
      fccid: unknown Win 98 Jul 19, 2000 83%
      installation: 96%
      stability: 96%
      compatibility: 70%




      freespirit

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      Re: windows 98 resolution problems
      « Reply #14 on: September 10, 2005, 08:27:17 AM »
      FED
      I went to that site but still don't know what i have to install or download...sorry for being such an idiot...help please....ty also i posted a list of some of the drivers available but it wouldn't let me post them all...thank you again :-[