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xp on laptop creates bad bitmap

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dalcomm, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. dalcomm

    dalcomm Thread Starter

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    I put XP on my win98 laptop, which is only a 266MHz/64MB machine, and it runs OK except when I save a bitmap. About 1/3 of the image is blank. The application I am using was written by a manufacturer of test equipment. Running on my desktop, all is well. So the SW is fine. Could this be a video driver problem? XP chose the driver automatically.
    The laptop is a Compaq 1237, not tested with XP by Compaq.
    It has a Neomagic Magicgraph adapter.
    Suggestions? (other than buying a new laptop)
    Thanks
     
  2. Deathblow

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    XP is not designed to run on that system. If that is your only problem, then your already ahead of the game. According to the Microsoft site, running it with 64 Megs will limit functionability, that may be the culprit.
     
  3. dalcomm

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    That is a possibility, when the new memory arrives we will see. The max is 96MB for the Compaq 1237 :-(
    I will post the result.
     
  4. Deathblow

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    Yeah, let us know. I can't think of anything else that would cause that, since it's really not Video card related, it's all done internally.
     
  5. dalcomm

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    Well, the extra memory did not fix it. XP found the extra 32MB though. I will have to call the authors of the application (General Dynamics) maybe they will have an idea. If it is not video related, I think I am sunk.
     
  6. scooby-doo

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    I have just bought a Sony laptop PCG-K215M 2.8GHz 512MB RAM XP home etc. (with downloaded latest video drivers) I have just tried viewing some of my bitmap images which were saved on my old computer using me, the picture quality is terrible. I have also just tried saving a picture as a bitmap, this did not work, it saved the picture but as a jpeg!! Off now to do some research in to this......
     
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    bmp are huge compared to jpeg, take up a lot of the hd and you can only see so much even at hi resolution if you have a huge monitor, which you don't have.
     
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