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Raptor

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Re: windows 98 resolution problems
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2005, 04:25:52 PM »
Either Norton was terribly outdated or it didn't do a good job.

Either way, I would uninstall Norton and stick with AVG Free.

Lets concentrate on the problem at hand:

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then i tried to change my resolutions again ...but still no luck


Very unfortunate.

We can simply force the computer to reinstall the drivers. (Keep the Windows 98CD ready!)

1. Go to the Device Mananger
2. Right click on your video card
3. Select remove
4. Restart the computer
5. Windows will now let you know that new hardware has been added.

If it does not automatically install the videocard, tell it to search under either C:\Windows\system32 or D:\Win98

Assuming that D: is your CD-ROM drive.

You might also be able to find the drivers under the driver list that Windows offers.

Exhaust these options first before installing the drivers I recommended earlier on.

freespirit

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Re: windows 98 resolution problems
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2005, 08:09:06 PM »
i don't suppose there is anything i can do without going through the uninstalling...i have to admit this makes me a little nervous...my son uninstalled msgrv on our old computer and wiped everything out....also my windows 98 disc is at work...so if i wipe everything out i won't even be able to get back in here to ask for help...hoping i don't have to go this route...

Fed

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    Re: windows 98 resolution problems
    « Reply #32 on: September 10, 2005, 08:30:56 PM »
    Wait until you have your win98 disk there.  ;)

    freespirit

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    Re: windows 98 resolution problems
    « Reply #33 on: September 10, 2005, 08:49:15 PM »
    so i guess that means i am going to have to go through the uninstall process.....now i am really nervous...i don't even know how to re-install my windows if i mess things up.... :-[

    Fed

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      Re: windows 98 resolution problems
      « Reply #34 on: September 10, 2005, 09:00:27 PM »
      You won't be removing 'windows' just the video drivers.
      (Read Raptor's previous post carefully)
      BTW, do you have any info on your monitor?

      freespirit

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      Re: windows 98 resolution problems
      « Reply #35 on: September 10, 2005, 09:03:06 PM »
      all that i know is that it is a dell...sorry i don't know anything else

      Fed

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        Re: windows 98 resolution problems
        « Reply #36 on: September 10, 2005, 09:10:32 PM »
        Download & run Everest Home Edition
        http://www.lavalys.com/
        It will tell you all about your computer.

        freespirit

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        Re: windows 98 resolution problems
        « Reply #37 on: September 10, 2005, 09:12:05 PM »
        i just found out something else...i don't know if it is relevant or not...but some of sites i try to go to my computer screen just keeps flashing.  the page shows in between the fashes...one of the sites is one that my son goes to..neopets...this is a site that he visited often on our old computer...like i said i don't know if this has any relevance to my other problem or not...thank you again

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          Re: windows 98 resolution problems
          « Reply #38 on: September 10, 2005, 09:14:15 PM »
          I see you already have Everest, use it to find out more about your monitor.
          Flashing? One step at a time, fixing one may well fix the other.  :)

          freespirit

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          Re: windows 98 resolution problems
          « Reply #39 on: September 10, 2005, 09:21:06 PM »
          Field      Value
          Monitor      Dell 1726T-HS/D1025HT
          is this what you need?

          freespirit

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          Re: windows 98 resolution problems
          « Reply #40 on: September 10, 2005, 09:27:41 PM »
          i just found something in everest...it says...Field      Value
          Problem      Less than 4 MB video memory found. Upgrade your video card for better performance. does this help ...how do i do that?

          Fed

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            Re: windows 98 resolution problems
            « Reply #41 on: September 10, 2005, 09:34:27 PM »
            That's the one, every piece of the jigsaw helps.
            Now, what directX do you have?
            That should be easy for you to find now.  :)

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              Re: windows 98 resolution problems
              « Reply #42 on: September 10, 2005, 09:37:30 PM »
              I wonder if your old card supports above 640x480?
              Upgrade video card means $.
              Take it easy.  :)

              freespirit

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              Re: windows 98 resolution problems
              « Reply #43 on: September 10, 2005, 09:39:19 PM »
              directx video, directx sound, directx music and directx input....they all have descriptions but the video one says nothing

              freespirit

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              Re: windows 98 resolution problems
              « Reply #44 on: September 10, 2005, 09:43:03 PM »
              oops maybe this      is what you mean....Field      Value
              OpenGL Properties      
              Field      Value
              Vendor      Microsoft Corporation
              Field      Value
              Renderer      GDI Generic
              Field      Value
              Version      1.1.0
              Field      Value
              OpenGL Features      
              Field      Value
              GL_WIN_swap_hint      Supported
              Field      Value
              GL_EXT_bgra      Supported
              Field      Value
              GL_EXT_paletted_texture      Supported