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    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.
    Thanks

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    Hi,

    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?

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    OK,

    It sounds as if the video has not been recognised by Windows: try this:

    Click on <start>
    Then <settings>
    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

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    OK

    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.

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    I have found a link for you to your motherboard manufacturer:

    http://www.qdigrp.com/qdisite/eng/products/bx1s.htm

    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.

    Cheers
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    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
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