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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by wazetta, Nov 16, 2001.

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  1. wazetta

    wazetta Thread Starter

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    I'm using a temporary monitor which is ancient. It's a philips pro 3cm9609 14". Can't find it listed when I try to use the hardware wizard. Tried to install as standard vga, but each time I reboot Windows detects it as a default monitor. I can't choose a display adapter that works. I keep getting a message that says it will conflict with other hardware if I try. I am stuck in 16 colour-mode, there is no compatible hardware shown in the list in the wizard. I have an intel 810 integrated chipset. Now I am lost and annoyed as I can't run many applications with lack of colour. HELP!!!
     
  2. brianF

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    sounds like you need to reinstall your video card drivers and not worry about monitor drivers for the mean time.
    If you have the video card drivers reinstall them or download and reinstall from manufacturer.
     
  3. wazetta

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    I don't know what I have as far as video cards as concerned. I had a look earlier but didnt know what I was looking for really. I did the debug thing in dos and came up with ibm stuff, tried it in add new hardware but it wasn't too happy. Still lost I'm afraid....
     
  4. brianF

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    Is your video card onboard, or do you have a addin card.

    If your monitor connects near the top of the computer and not in the add in slots(pci slots)then you have onboard. Connects closer to paralell and serial port connectors???
    You can download the driver from here http://appsr.cps.intel.com/scripts-df/Product_Filter.asp?ProductID=178


    If it connects to a card that has been installed in one of the pci slots in the back(there should be several, some with metal covers over them that are not used) then will have to try something else
     
  5. wazetta

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    cheers, but I've already been there and downloaded that, it won't work, it says there are conflicts with other devices. This is strange as it worked perfectly well with my other monitor(which is being repaierd at present). I just hope something will turn up!
     
  6. brianF

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    You probably need to reboot the machine and startup in safe mode to install it. Don't beleive it will work in a normal boot
     
  7. wazetta

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    sorry to be ignorant, can you give me some instructions on how to do this? Thankyou.
     
  8. brianF

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    Restart the machine, just after the memory count and before the windows loading message start tapping the F5 key for win95/the F8 key for win98, you should get the startup menu, from the menu choose safe mode. Once booted try and reinstall the drivers and then reboot.
     
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