Windows 98se problem with graphics?

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Ace1316

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I had to reinstall windows 98se and now there is only 16 colors...I have a disk VIA 4in1 drivers and loaded it, but it doesn't seem to change anything....more info

CPU- INTEL Celeron II, 700 MHz
Mother Board- AOpen MX36LE-UN
Chipset- VIA VY8601T Apollo PLE133T

Monitor- HP Pavilion MX70
Video Adapter- Standard PCI Graphics Adapter

Thanks not sure what else to put.
 

flavallee

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You need to reinstall the software drivers for the display adapter, otherwise you'll be stuck in 640 X 480 resolution and 16-color mode. The biggest problem that people run into here is knowing which display adapter they have so they know what drivers to look for and install.

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The VIA 4-In-1 drivers are for the motherboard chipset and not the display adapter. Updated chipset drivers can be beneficial. The site for obtaining the VIA chipset drivers is located here. Read the information carefully and make sure that your chipset is supported.

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Ace1316

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oh ok thanks flavallee....but..silly question now..where would the software drivers for the display adapter been?
 

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There are several places that they can be found, but knowing what type of display adapter your computer has is needed first. The most common display adapter brand names are ATI and Nvidia and Intel, but there are others.
 

Ace1316

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Oh ok....well I was looking thur things and I found where I had wrote what was on before...the Video Adapter thats is on now is...Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (1MB)...and what I had before...which I'm not sure where I found it is...VIATech VT8361/VT8601 Graphics Controller (8MB)
 

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You can find those drivers at the Driverguide.com site. A free registration may be required:

http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=134983

Save and expand the downloaded file on its own folder. Then follow these steps to reinstall the drivers:

Display Adapter Installation in Windows 98:

1. From the Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

2. In Control Panel, double-click the Display icon.

3. In the Display Properties dialog box, click the Settings tab, and then click Advanced.

4. In the Advanced Display Properties dialog box, click the Adapter tab, and then click Change.

5. In the Update Device Driver dialog box, click Next.

6. In the Update Device Driver Wizard dialog box, select Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location. Select the driver you want, and then click Next.

7. In the Update Device Driver Wizard dialog box, click Have Disk.

8. In the Install From Disk dialog box, click Browse.

9. In the Browse dialog box, double-click the folder that contains the drivers or the drive and folder to which you expanded the downloaded file, and then click OK.

10. In the Install From Disk dialog box, click OK.

11. In the Select Device dialog box, click OK.

12. In the Update Device Driver Wizard dialog box, click Next.

13. After files copy to the hard drive, in the Update Device Driver Wizard dialog box, click Finish.

14. In the Advanced Display Properties dialog box, click Close.

15. In the Display Properties dialog box, click Close.

16. In the System Settings Change dialog box, click Yes to restart the computer.
 

Ace1316

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Thanks flavallee and JStgRvr...that worked and I put it on a disk, so I won't have to look for it again...I have a problem setting up the network, but I will give it another try, before I make a post about it. Thanks again you two.
 
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