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Deemer

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I tried to update from Win98 to Win2000 on my Compaq laptop but display looked like it got stuck in safe mode, even when I didn't open in safe mode. I checked for graphics card driver updates and computer says my display adapter is working properly. But display was still funny. So I dumped 2000 and re-installed Win98. But problem is still there tho it was not before I tried updating.

My display now has a black border around the window (whole monitor screen not used) and I cannot change color settings under display properties. It will not allow me to change color palette to 256 as only options available to me are 2 colors or 16 colors. Likewise, on the same screen, I'm unable to increase screen area beyond 640 by 480 pixels as the slide does not move. And all fonts still look like the kind used in safe mode.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 
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The display adapter that Windows uses with a new system is working properly. The graphics hardware in your system needs it's own drivers. Download and install Everist Home Edition:
http://www.lavalys.com/products/overview.php?pid=1&lang=en
Look in the Display section. You will find what graphics you have. The Everist program should give you link to the website to get the needed drivers. You can check and see if they are available for 2000 also. Good luck.
 
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