cant get past standard VGA on my laptop

  bigboab y 10:06 20 Nov 2005

I have fallen heir to an Advent 7240 with Windows ME installed.. I cant get the display to run better than "standard VGA" 640x480... I think I need the driver for whatever graphics is fitted in the machine.Any ideas guys/gals

  Diodorus Siculus 10:09 20 Nov 2005

click here
Lavalys - Comprehensive IT Security and Management

Everest Home Edition will tell you what components are in the machine and you can then download relevant drivers from the manufacturer site.

  bigboab y 10:23 20 Nov 2005

I have run "Aida" and it only shows standard vga adapter ... i'll try Everest.. but putting Advent 7240 in Google only brings up battery sellers .. I believe this machine is made by Asus but I cant find the model number on the site... the "type" name on the bottom of the lappy is L 7200.. cant find that either on Asus site..pisk a window time (nearly)

  Diodorus Siculus 10:32 20 Nov 2005

"SMI 910 Lynx/Graphics accelerator."
click here

This page suggests the above graphics in the machine but as you say, not easy to find out much.

  Skyver 10:38 20 Nov 2005
  Skyver 10:42 20 Nov 2005

The download link from the main page appears to be broken but you can still get drivers click here

  bigboab y 10:54 20 Nov 2005

I feel foolish... looked in the carry case which came with the machine... and lo! what do I findeth... the bliddy system cd with the graphics driver on it!!!!! Now all is well.. sorry for making you scratch your heads guys/gals
but at least I found some interesting sites..Thanks again lots of graciasses

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