640 x 480 @ 16 colours - Win 98SE Stuck In This

  Jester2K 12:56 31 Dec 2003

Windows 98SE

PC will not change from 640 x 480 @ 16 colours.

Monitor driver installed and OK

On board Intel 82810 DC-100 System and Graphics Controller driver installed and OK.

Tried updating from the Main-board CD - its now installed the Standard PCI VGA Driver which does the same.

Done this many many times before but feel stupid now.

What could be wrong?

  Trackrat 12:59 31 Dec 2003

Have you checked in the BIOS to make sure tho onboard graphics are enabled

  BBez 13:04 31 Dec 2003

does the monitor support higher resolutions than 640x480? The reason i ask is you are getting 16 bit colour which would suggest the driver is installed...

  tbh72 13:07 31 Dec 2003

click here

This link goes directly to the intel website which will provide the most recent drivers for the mother board.

Is it possible that you have loaded the incorrect version / type driver from the cd rom. I generally used PC Chips mobo's in that era & the driver cd roms usually had several driver's for each component.

  Jester2K 13:08 31 Dec 2003

The slider and settings go to 800 x 600 and 16 Bit.But on reboot still on 640 x 480 and 16 colours (not 16 bit)

  woodchip 13:10 31 Dec 2003

Try this, right click Desktop\Properties\Settings\Advanced\Monitor\Change Choose a svga generic monitor and choose the resolution you want do not go too high or it will blow your monitor choose about 1000x700

  tbh72 13:11 31 Dec 2003

Have you checked the setting's in device manager.

Right click "My Computer" and select properties, then click on the "Device Manager" tab, click on the "plus" next to display adapters & report back with any abnormalities.

  Jester2K 13:14 31 Dec 2003

Looks like tbh72 and i had the same idea at the same time.

Cheers tbh72. Sorted now.

Wonder why the cds that came with the mainboard didn't work!?!?

  woodchip 13:34 31 Dec 2003

What worked

  Jester2K 13:47 31 Dec 2003

Sorry - it was downloading the most recent version of the drivers from the net - i was doing it as i came back and saw tbh72's post).

That's why i wondered why the CDs supplied with the board didn't work!

  tbh72 13:51 31 Dec 2003

The driver cd rom supplied with the motherboard should work, but I have found that most cd's are generic covering many board / chip specifications. It is feasable to install the incorrect driver and for it to install properly. When you d/l a driver from the support website it's more likely to work as you've already made a pre selection and thus have chosen the correct driver.

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