problem setting the resolution and a new guy

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Strauss

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Hello, everyone first I would like to introduce myself. My real name is Levi. I live in Detroit, Michigan but will be attending college in Owosso for Microsoft Networking and Web Design next week. Ive been very interested in computers for about 5 years and consider myself to be between a begineer and intermediate user.

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My girlfriend has an old Dell computer that has Windows 98 on it. I recently reformatted it and did a clean install of the os and drivers. I went smoothly except that for some reason the resolution is locked at 640 X 480. I click on the pointer in settings to change the resolution but it wont move. Its a diamond video card and im pretty much sure the drivers for it are up to date. Any ideas. Thanks for any help.


-Levi-
 
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you will need to download a driver for your card and install it -- my Win98 has 640x480/16 colors too and i have to install the driver every time I reinstall the system.
 

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has to be the incorrect driver ...try another and post back . :)

sorry nt4.0 ...didn`t see your post .. :)
 

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Alright, I went to Diamond's website and downloaded their driver, restarted, and it still wont work. Then i tried updating the driver with Windows; the location of the driver it was trying to use was C;\WINDOWS\TEMP\direct.b1 and the name of the driver is C:\WINDOWS\INF\NVAGP.INF. And it gave me this error when i tried to proceed.

ERROR

Please insert the disk labeled 'NVIDIA Compatible Display Driver Disk 1', and then click ok.

The exact video card model is 'Diamond Viper V550'
I don't have any factory disks for this computer because it was a gift from a former teacher of hers.

Thanks again.
 

Strauss

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Update::

Well i found the Diamond Properties dialog box somehow and it lists 640 x 480 as its only resolution but will let me change the bitrate.
 
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