Windows 98 only shows 16 colors

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by wes, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. wes

    wes Guest

    I recently wiped my hard drive that was running windows 98 and installed
    windows 98 2nd edition. everything went fine except when it came to my
    monitor and display properties, i use to have a color range choice of 256 to
    24 bit true color and a screen area choice of 640x480 to 1024x768 now its 2
    and 16 colors and a screen area of 640x480. something similar happend once
    before when i had to reinstall windows 98 and the system could not find the
    VGA installation driver that came with the system. i was told to copy the
    driver floppy disk to the hard drive, click install in add/remove programs,
    and browse to the driver on the hard drive. this acutually worked and my
    monitor settings returned. i have not been able to do this now because the
    monitor settings were different. instead of reading plug and play monitor on
    intel 1740 VGA it read fujitsu on standard display adapter VGA. i have
    changed the settings of the monitor back to plug and play but cannot get the
    installation driver to load. i looked at the files on the installation
    driver and noticed .dll files but no .inf file. will the software load
    without this file? any help would be much appreciated, man was not
    meant to live with 16 colors. thanks.
    wes, Sep 24, 2006
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  2. wes

    bmoag Guest

    You probably do not have the correct driver for your video card installed.

    "wes" <> wrote in message
    news:XDzRg.11817$v%...
    >I recently wiped my hard drive that was running windows 98 and installed
    > windows 98 2nd edition. everything went fine except when it came to my
    > monitor and display properties, i use to have a color range choice of 256
    > to
    > 24 bit true color and a screen area choice of 640x480 to 1024x768 now its
    > 2
    > and 16 colors and a screen area of 640x480. something similar happend once
    > before when i had to reinstall windows 98 and the system could not find
    > the
    > VGA installation driver that came with the system. i was told to copy the
    > driver floppy disk to the hard drive, click install in add/remove
    > programs,
    > and browse to the driver on the hard drive. this acutually worked and my
    > monitor settings returned. i have not been able to do this now because the
    > monitor settings were different. instead of reading plug and play monitor
    > on
    > intel 1740 VGA it read fujitsu on standard display adapter VGA. i have
    > changed the settings of the monitor back to plug and play but cannot get
    > the
    > installation driver to load. i looked at the files on the installation
    > driver and noticed .dll files but no .inf file. will the software load
    > without this file? any help would be much appreciated, man was not
    > meant to live with 16 colors. thanks.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    bmoag, Sep 24, 2006
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    grappletech Guest

    "wes" <> wrote in
    news:XDzRg.11817$v%:

    > I recently wiped my hard drive that was running windows 98 and
    > installed windows 98 2nd edition. everything went fine except when it
    > came to my monitor and display properties, i use to have a color range
    > choice of 256 to 24 bit true color and a screen area choice of 640x480
    > to 1024x768 now its 2 and 16 colors and a screen area of 640x480.
    > something similar happend once before when i had to reinstall windows
    > 98 and the system could not find the VGA installation driver that came
    > with the system. i was told to copy the driver floppy disk to the hard
    > drive, click install in add/remove programs, and browse to the driver
    > on the hard drive. this acutually worked and my monitor settings
    > returned. i have not been able to do this now because the monitor
    > settings were different. instead of reading plug and play monitor on
    > intel 1740 VGA it read fujitsu on standard display adapter VGA. i have
    > changed the settings of the monitor back to plug and play but cannot
    > get the installation driver to load. i looked at the files on the
    > installation driver and noticed .dll files but no .inf file. will the
    > software load without this file? any help would be much appreciated,
    > man was not meant to live with 16 colors. thanks.



    Did you search the internet to see if there's Windows 98 SE specific
    updated drivers for that particular video card?

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    grappletech, Sep 28, 2006
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