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Old January 11th 05, 03:29 AM
Steve S
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Default Display Error Message

When i sign in i get this message.
There is a problem with your display settings. The adapter type is
incorrect, or the current settings do not work with your hardware.
I have reset the settings in control panel many times and restarted the
computer. It looks like it is in safe mode but it is not. can someone help??
--
Steve S.
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Old January 11th 05, 03:49 AM
Joe Oakes
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Sounds like a driver issue. Try running windows update and see if that will
resolve your problem.

"Steve S" wrote:

When i sign in i get this message.
There is a problem with your display settings. The adapter type is
incorrect, or the current settings do not work with your hardware.
I have reset the settings in control panel many times and restarted the
computer. It looks like it is in safe mode but it is not. can someone help??
--
Steve S.

  #3  
Old January 11th 05, 03:59 AM
Steve S
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windows update online? this is 98 second edition, can i just download the
correct driver and what would the correct driver be?

"Joe Oakes" wrote:

Sounds like a driver issue. Try running windows update and see if that will
resolve your problem.

"Steve S" wrote:

When i sign in i get this message.
There is a problem with your display settings. The adapter type is
incorrect, or the current settings do not work with your hardware.
I have reset the settings in control panel many times and restarted the
computer. It looks like it is in safe mode but it is not. can someone help??
--
Steve S.

  #4  
Old January 11th 05, 04:29 AM
Gary S. Terhune
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No, you don't want to get these drivers at Windows Updates. You need the =
proper drivers from the manufacturer. You probably already have them on =
your system. Your best bet is to first change your adapter to Standard =
VGA, then reboot and reinstall the proper drivers. Without a lot more =
info from you, there is no way for us to tell you what or where those =
drivers should be obtained.

If the drivers are the right ones, and settings are default, and you =
still have problems, then there are other things to look into. But it's =
a fool's errand to go into that before you make sure the drivers are the =
right ones and you've reinstalled them.

--=20
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
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"Steve S" wrote in message =
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windows update online? this is 98 second edition, can i just download =

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correct driver and what would the correct driver be?
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"Joe Oakes" wrote:
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Sounds like a driver issue. Try running windows update and see if =

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resolve your problem.
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"Steve S" wrote:
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When i sign in i get this message.
There is a problem with your display settings. The adapter type is =


incorrect, or the current settings do not work with your hardware.
I have reset the settings in control panel many times and =

restarted the=20
computer. It looks like it is in safe mode but it is not. can =

someone help??
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Steve S.

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Old January 12th 05, 12:24 AM
PCR
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http://support.microsoft.com/default...39&Product=w98
Troubleshooting Video Problems in Windows

"START, Run, MSConfig, Advanced button". If checked, then uncheck "VGA
640x480x16", & reboot.

"Control Panel, Display, Settings tab". Select as you wish from the
Colors dropdown menu & the Size slider. Really, you should need nothing
higher than "High Color (16 bit)", for speed/resource considerations.

If you move the Screen Area slider to 1024x768 there, be sure to click
the Advanced button, & select Large fonts.

Try to get your colors/size at least twice that way. If it continues to
fail, you may need to reinstall your Monitor or Display Adapter...

For the Monitor...
(1) Boot to Safe Mode
(Hold F5 as you boot or CTRL for the Startup Menu)
(2) "START, Settings, Control Panel, System, Device Manager tab"
(3) Open the Monitors branch, & Remove all entries.

Perhaps, FIRST, even in Normal Mode, note what is installed
similar to below for the Adapter. That is...
(a) D-Clk the monitor there for Properties, Driver tab.
(b) Click the Update Driver button, then "Next".
(c) Bolt "Display a list...", & click "Next".
(d) Bolt "Show all hardware".
Examine the two panes to see what is currently installed.
That is likely what you wish to end up with, after step (4).

(4) Boot to Normal Mode.

Hopefully, it will be rediscovered & installed. Then, if still
necessary, here is the rigmarole of the Display Adapter...

.......Quote..........
The first thing to do is to remove the video adapter you have
installed. Right-click on the desktop; choose "Properties" from the
drop-down menu; select "Settings;" click on the "Advanced" button; and
click on "Adapter". An adapter is a program that tells Windows how to
deal with a specific video card. Make note of the adapter that is
currently installed. Then, change the adapter to "Standard Display
Adapter (VGA)" and restart the system.

[That is: Click "Change, Next, bolt 'Display a List...', Next, bolt
'Show all hardware', scroll left pane to top, select '(Standard display
types)', select 'Standard Display Adapter (VGA)' in right pane, click
'Next'"... PCR]

This will remove the current adapter and replace it with a generic VGA
adapter that works with all video cards. You will not like VGA because
it supports only 16 colors, but the purpose of installing it is to get
rid of whatever was there before.

Next, return to the adapter screen and install an adapter that matches
your video card. This may or may not be the adapter that you are
using now. Examine the materials you received with your computer to
see if they include a CD-ROM or floppy disk that contains the correct
video adapter. Or go to the Gateway website and see if they have an
adapter for you to download. Or check the website of the company that
made your video card.

Bill Starbuck (MVP)
.......End....of quote....


--
Thanks or Good Luck,
There may be humor in this post, and,
Naturally, you will not sue,
should things get worse after this,
PCR

"Steve S" wrote in message
...
| When i sign in i get this message.
| There is a problem with your display settings. The adapter type is
| incorrect, or the current settings do not work with your hardware.
| I have reset the settings in control panel many times and restarted
the
| computer. It looks like it is in safe mode but it is not. can someone
help??
| --
| Steve S.


  #6  
Old January 12th 05, 02:13 PM
Dan
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Gary on this note, I wanted to mention that my PC has a fairly recent version
of my ATI Graphics card 9200 but not the most recent version. I know how to
unistall the driver, switch to Standard VGA, and install the most recent
driver from the website. I like to do this in order to have support for the
latest games through 98SE even though I am not a huge gamer like I used to
be. How do I ensure that I have removed all the traces of the old driver to
help prevent too much junk for getting on my PC? Since this is a recent
clean install of 98SE from the new year; I thought I would start things out
on the right foot. TIA for all of your help.

"Gary S. Terhune" wrote in message
...
No, you don't want to get these drivers at Windows Updates. You need the
proper drivers from the manufacturer. You probably already have them on your
system. Your best bet is to first change your adapter to Standard VGA, then
reboot and reinstall the proper drivers. Without a lot more info from you,
there is no way for us to tell you what or where those drivers should be
obtained.

If the drivers are the right ones, and settings are default, and you still
have problems, then there are other things to look into. But it's a fool's
errand to go into that before you make sure the drivers are the right ones
and you've reinstalled them.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User

"Steve S" wrote in message
...
windows update online? this is 98 second edition, can i just download the
correct driver and what would the correct driver be?

"Joe Oakes" wrote:

Sounds like a driver issue. Try running windows update and see if that

will
resolve your problem.

"Steve S" wrote:

When i sign in i get this message.
There is a problem with your display settings. The adapter type is
incorrect, or the current settings do not work with your hardware.
I have reset the settings in control panel many times and restarted the
computer. It looks like it is in safe mode but it is not. can someone

help??
--
Steve S.



  #7  
Old January 12th 05, 03:45 PM
Gary S. Terhune
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It is most likely that if all you are doing is replacing drivers for the =
same device, there won't be any net change. At least not where the pure =
drivers files are concerned. Many such devices, however, also install =
management software, and if the vendor changed that software to an =
entirely different program, you might end up with garbage left over. =
What I would do is check Add/Remove Programs for any program devoted to =
that video card. First download the new drivers, then change the video =
to Standard VGA, then uninstall anything you think should be uninstalled =
from Add/Remove Programs, then install the new program+drivers. One way =
to tell if the files you're installing include management software is by =
the size of the downloaded package. If it's only a few hundred KB or =
less, it's most likely drivers only. If it's in the range of a couple of =
megabytes or more, then management software is included.

Of course, what's *most* likely is that the software is the same, or a =
newer version of the same, and it would be no problem to simply download =
and run the installer, without worrying about any of this. But it's one =
of those YMMV situations. I, too, run an ATI card (Radeon 8500, I =
think), but it's been a while since I installed any drivers for it.

--=20
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
=20
"Dan" wrote in message =
...
Gary on this note, I wanted to mention that my PC has a fairly recent =

version
of my ATI Graphics card 9200 but not the most recent version. I know =

how to
unistall the driver, switch to Standard VGA, and install the most =

recent
driver from the website. I like to do this in order to have support =

for the
latest games through 98SE even though I am not a huge gamer like I =

used to
be. How do I ensure that I have removed all the traces of the old =

driver to
help prevent too much junk for getting on my PC? Since this is a =

recent
clean install of 98SE from the new year; I thought I would start =

things out
on the right foot. TIA for all of your help.


  #8  
Old January 12th 05, 05:11 PM
Dan
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Great advice Gary and I will follow it in the future. One of my housemates
(we all go to the same church and living in the same house cuts down on
costs) who is not as computer savvy as I am got hit with Viewpoint Player and
I have removed it in the past on other people's computers but I will let him
deal with it because he is very sensitive about having anyone mess with
anything. I am this way too but at least I am more open to correction than
he appears to be. LOL

"Gary S. Terhune" wrote in message
...
It is most likely that if all you are doing is replacing drivers for the same
device, there won't be any net change. At least not where the pure drivers
files are concerned. Many such devices, however, also install management
software, and if the vendor changed that software to an entirely different
program, you might end up with garbage left over. What I would do is check
Add/Remove Programs for any program devoted to that video card. First
download the new drivers, then change the video to Standard VGA, then
uninstall anything you think should be uninstalled from Add/Remove Programs,
then install the new program+drivers. One way to tell if the files you're
installing include management software is by the size of the downloaded
package. If it's only a few hundred KB or less, it's most likely drivers
only. If it's in the range of a couple of megabytes or more, then management
software is included.

Of course, what's *most* likely is that the software is the same, or a newer
version of the same, and it would be no problem to simply download and run
the installer, without worrying about any of this. But it's one of those YMMV
situations. I, too, run an ATI card (Radeon 8500, I think), but it's been a
while since I installed any drivers for it.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User

"Dan" wrote in message
...
Gary on this note, I wanted to mention that my PC has a fairly recent

version
of my ATI Graphics card 9200 but not the most recent version. I know how

to
unistall the driver, switch to Standard VGA, and install the most recent
driver from the website. I like to do this in order to have support for

the
latest games through 98SE even though I am not a huge gamer like I used to
be. How do I ensure that I have removed all the traces of the old driver

to
help prevent too much junk for getting on my PC? Since this is a recent
clean install of 98SE from the new year; I thought I would start things out
on the right foot. TIA for all of your help.



 




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