display settings in "normal" mode in win98

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for some unknown reason, one day win 98 decided to stop working properly. when i turn on my computer it now asks me if i want to start in normal, safemode, and about 3 other options that i don't remember right now. if i choose to run in "normal," i have reasonable functioning of my computer, but the visual settings are different and unchangeable. for instance, the display runs in 640x480 pixels and only 16 colors. i try to change these settings and restart, but they don't ever hold.
i guess the overall problem is what's wrong with win98, but i've practically given up on trying to fix that....so the next question is, is there a way to have normal display settings (800x600 pixels, and 256 colors) that will stick while running in "normal" mode?
 
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WHen you are in display settings, click the advanced button and select the monitor tab. Make sure you monitor is listed there and if it's not, select a driver for it and install the correct driver. THis is more than likely the problem or at least the one I encounter the most.
 
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To stop the menu window, go to start>run>type msconfig>general tab>click advanced button>uncheck box for start up menu.
 
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