December 30th, 2003, 07:42 PM
Standard PCI graphics adapter(vga)
I have a Standard PCI graphics adapter(vga) version 004 (OS: windows 98 se) and I get only 2 and 16 colours and only 640x480. What is the problem? Do I need to upgrade the driver?If yes Where do I get the drivers?
Please let me know.
December 30th, 2003, 07:54 PM
We will need to know a bit more about your machine:
1. What make & model?
2. What is the make & model of your graphics card?
3. Do you have a PCI card or is the graphics chip on your motherboard, if so, what is the make and model of that?
Does your machine boot into normal mode or safe mode only?
December 30th, 2003, 08:36 PM
It sounds as if the video has not been recognised by Windows: try this:
Click on <start>
Then <control panel>
Select the <system> icon
select the <device manager> tab
Open the <Display Adapters> icon
Highlight your display adapter and click on the properties button
Does it say "This device is working properly"
If it does, click on the <driver> tab
Select the update driver tab
let Windows search for a better driver
Put you Win98se Cd in the CD drive
The drivers are located in the folder called Win98 NOT the folder called "drivers"
Let me know how you get on
December 30th, 2003, 10:10 PM
1. Open the CD in Windows Explorer
2. From the menu bar at the top select <view>
3. From the drop down menu select <folder options>
4. Click on the <view> tab
5. Under "Hidden Files" check the "show all files" option
You should now be able to see all the .cab files?
Actually, you shouldn't have to expand the Win98 folder if you get to the device driver wizard,
just put D: in the location box. Windows should find it.
December 30th, 2003, 10:45 PM
I have found a link for you to your motherboard manufacturer:
You will need to find your product to get drivers etc. for it.
I would also try running <add new hardware> from the control panel to see if a graphics card or chipset is detected.
I was unable to determine whether your machine has an independent graphics card in an AGP or PCI slot or whether the graphics are part of the motherboard?
Basically Windows has loaded a default driver that will run almost anything, but in a mode that is equivalent to safe mode.
Another approach might be to go into device manager select your display adapter, click on the <remove> button then restart your computer and let Windows re-detect your video. Have your Win98se Cd handy when you do this.