Dell Latitude >part two..........

  Magik ®© 09:15 07 Sep 2005

hi, the story so far...

click here

the laptop was left here,the image is 640x480 when it should be 600x800, I have reinstalled win98, again, i have only have 2 settings 16 and 2 bit colour. on dislay setting it says, it is a 600x800 screen..when it was, so i am told, win2000 they had a full size screen..........but no more......grandads can do most things, but this has got me stuffed........ thanks

  mattyc_92 09:43 07 Sep 2005

I had this problem with a old Desktop PC. I found out that the drivers for the Graphics Card were missing.

Have you tried looking at the "Hardware Manager" to see if there is a problem?

  Magik ®© 09:52 07 Sep 2005

hi, in devices under "monitor" it says 800x600 , and under display adaptors is has "standard pci graphics adapter (vga)" and the usual "this device is working did say somewhere, that 32 bit was installed, but everything i click on it says 16bit...

  Magik ®© 10:10 07 Sep 2005

hi, new question, to start at the basics.

how do can you change 16bit into 32bit..


  mattyc_92 10:15 07 Sep 2005

Depends on what you mean....

If you mean change the display SETTINGS, then right-click the desktop, select "Properties" and click onto the "Settings" Tab. You will need to change the option in the drop list (click here)

  Magik ®© 10:19 07 Sep 2005

hi again, there is only two settings 16 and 2 bit, thanks.

  mattyc_92 10:39 07 Sep 2005

Then it HAS to be that there is a missing driver for the Graphics Card

  Magik ®© 10:55 07 Sep 2005

I do realize I do not know what i am up against, all i can find is display adaptor, can you guide me to the graphics dept.thanks

  mattyc_92 11:16 07 Sep 2005

Go to the control panel and open up the "Add new hardware". Let it do it's thing to see if it can find the driver required.

The driver SHOULD be on the Win98 installation disk (as it was on the Win95 disk, but it was in a folder that the installation wizard doesn't check)

  reece1705 11:37 07 Sep 2005

if u can't find the driver try driverguide click here

  Magik ®© 11:49 07 Sep 2005

What can one say guys and girls,we now have screen which is 800x600. the display adaptor was a thing called "neomagic" and with all the help you have given it is sorted, the image does not fill the screen, but all we have is an inch border, but then the maximum is we are there......

many thanks to you all from me and little Cheryl.

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