Try the motherboard driver package too.
HP Pavilion XL 761
P3 850MHz w/ 128MB RAM
Intel 82810e Graphics Controller
HP M70 17" SVGA monitor
Here's the issue. My system.ini file became corrupted several months ago and I was unable to replace it using an earlier version from a System restore. I now have what I belive to be a generic system.ini file in place. (I'll copy the text in at the bottom). So far the computer has been usable with normal color and video (1024x768), but has required the selective startup process (4 choices ,normal, safe, booted, etc) which bothered my wife. I tried to fix that today and go back to the normal bootup in MScofig. This brought the return of the 16 colors and large screen size. I've been unable to get back out of this even when returning to identical setting. I've downloaded the latest Intel driver for the graphics controller, but that didn't get me anywhere. I'm wondering if its the system.ini which is causing me grief.
Here's the text of the file:
; *** DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE! ***
; This file was created by the System Configuration Utility as
; a placeholder for your SYSTEM.INI file. Your actual
; SYSTEM.INI file has been saved under the name SYSTEM.TSH.
Thanks in advance for the help. - Bakerboarder