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Screen resolution in Win98 SE

by ccarlrn / November 1, 2005 1:58 AM PST

I'm rebuilding an old computer to give away. I can't get any higher resolution than 640X480 which makes any graphic looks fuzzy. Also I cannot get the sound to work. I transferred the hard from another computer.
The monitor is a Compaq Presario MV500 working on a standard PCI graphics adapter. The max # of colors is 16.


Help!!

Carl

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by Blue_Zee / November 1, 2005 2:58 AM PST
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It's amazing that 1st boot with different Hdd..
by reefurbb / November 4, 2005 10:51 PM PST

didn't get the request for W98SE install CD, as the mobo drivers and others are different, although Windows\INF contains a lot of info.
1st, go to Device Manager then click on the + mark for display adapter, then lower down "update driver" and uncheck all boxes for where to look, and Windows will search the INF folder for drivers native to what W98SE has to offer. Same for Sound, or yellow exclamation mark for "unknown device".
Through Everest or Belarc Advisor, drivers may not be availible for W98 if they are native, maybe drivers for W95, which will work in W98.
But he is right for ID on devices, although devices not loaded will not show or be ID'd. You'd have to pull the cards and look.

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