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  #1  
Old January 24th 08, 05:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.display.general
buffalo rider
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Default laptops & monitor driver

Does anyone know if the monitor driver matters in laptops?

When we click on the 'display' icon (or function) and select
Settings-Advanced,
we have two places to select drivers.
a. Display Adapter
b. Monitor

For non-laptop computers, we use both, and both make a difference.

For laptop computers where the display is built in, does the monitor driver
matter? Is it monitor driver bypassed?

Thanks BR
  #2  
Old January 26th 08, 02:15 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.display.general
Gary S. Terhune[_2_]
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Default laptops & monitor driver

The monitor in a laptop is no different, really, from stand-alones. It needs
drivers. Suggest you reinstall BOTH video and monitor drivers, in that
order.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User
www.grystmill.com

"buffalo rider" wrote in message
...
Does anyone know if the monitor driver matters in laptops?

When we click on the 'display' icon (or function) and select
Settings-Advanced,
we have two places to select drivers.
a. Display Adapter
b. Monitor

For non-laptop computers, we use both, and both make a difference.

For laptop computers where the display is built in, does the monitor
driver
matter? Is it monitor driver bypassed?

Thanks BR



  #3  
Old January 28th 08, 01:44 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.display.general
buffalo rider
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Posts: 28
Default laptops & monitor driver

Great advice, here and in the other note Gary. I suspect my problem then, is
not the 'display adapter' but the monitor ... but I may reinstall everything
as you suggest.

By the way ... I got your CDs for Windows 98, 98SE, etc. updates. They
worked wonderfully. Thanks much for sending them to me. And I very much
appreciate your wilingness to help and your (excessively in my opinion) fair
price for the update CDs. Thanks again.

- Scott.

"Gary S. Terhune" wrote:

The monitor in a laptop is no different, really, from stand-alones. It needs
drivers. Suggest you reinstall BOTH video and monitor drivers, in that
order.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User
www.grystmill.com

"buffalo rider" wrote in message
...
Does anyone know if the monitor driver matters in laptops?

When we click on the 'display' icon (or function) and select
Settings-Advanced,
we have two places to select drivers.
a. Display Adapter
b. Monitor

For non-laptop computers, we use both, and both make a difference.

For laptop computers where the display is built in, does the monitor
driver
matter? Is it monitor driver bypassed?

Thanks BR




  #4  
Old January 28th 08, 02:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.display.general
Gary S. Terhune[_2_]
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Posts: 2,158
Default laptops & monitor driver

Umm.... I was just answering the question you posed. If I recall this whole
disjointed topic correctly (try to keep it to one thread in one group next
time, OK?), your main problem is the video adapter, not the monitor. Still,
if you reinstall the video adapter, you want to reinstall the monitor
afterwards.

Forgive me if it's obvious from some other post, but you HAVE visited Safe
Mode and reviewed for duplicate entries? There should only be one monitor
listed, for instance. But don't restrict the review to the video/monitor
components only. Are there ANY other duplications that don't actually
represent two duplicate components?

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User
www.grystmill.com

"buffalo rider" wrote in message
...
Great advice, here and in the other note Gary. I suspect my problem then,
is
not the 'display adapter' but the monitor ... but I may reinstall
everything
as you suggest.

By the way ... I got your CDs for Windows 98, 98SE, etc. updates. They
worked wonderfully. Thanks much for sending them to me. And I very much
appreciate your wilingness to help and your (excessively in my opinion)
fair
price for the update CDs. Thanks again.

- Scott.

"Gary S. Terhune" wrote:

The monitor in a laptop is no different, really, from stand-alones. It
needs
drivers. Suggest you reinstall BOTH video and monitor drivers, in that
order.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User
www.grystmill.com

"buffalo rider" wrote in message
...
Does anyone know if the monitor driver matters in laptops?

When we click on the 'display' icon (or function) and select
Settings-Advanced,
we have two places to select drivers.
a. Display Adapter
b. Monitor

For non-laptop computers, we use both, and both make a difference.

For laptop computers where the display is built in, does the monitor
driver
matter? Is it monitor driver bypassed?

Thanks BR






  #5  
Old January 28th 08, 02:21 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.display.general
Gary S. Terhune[_2_]
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Posts: 2,158
Default laptops & monitor driver

PS -- Thanks for the feedback on the CDs. Nice to know someone has actually
used them and that they work correctly.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User
www.grystmill.com

"buffalo rider" wrote in message
...
Great advice, here and in the other note Gary. I suspect my problem then,
is
not the 'display adapter' but the monitor ... but I may reinstall
everything
as you suggest.

By the way ... I got your CDs for Windows 98, 98SE, etc. updates. They
worked wonderfully. Thanks much for sending them to me. And I very much
appreciate your wilingness to help and your (excessively in my opinion)
fair
price for the update CDs. Thanks again.

- Scott.

"Gary S. Terhune" wrote:

The monitor in a laptop is no different, really, from stand-alones. It
needs
drivers. Suggest you reinstall BOTH video and monitor drivers, in that
order.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User
www.grystmill.com

"buffalo rider" wrote in message
...
Does anyone know if the monitor driver matters in laptops?

When we click on the 'display' icon (or function) and select
Settings-Advanced,
we have two places to select drivers.
a. Display Adapter
b. Monitor

For non-laptop computers, we use both, and both make a difference.

For laptop computers where the display is built in, does the monitor
driver
matter? Is it monitor driver bypassed?

Thanks BR






  #6  
Old January 29th 08, 03:47 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.display.general
buffalo rider
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Default laptops & monitor driver

I haven't been able to do the various things you recommend yet. I will post
a response when I finish, let you (and others who might visit this) know what
happened. I have a major deadline this week that has kept me occupied
through the weekend, but I will try these things the next couple days.

"Gary S. Terhune" wrote:

Umm.... I was just answering the question you posed. If I recall this whole
disjointed topic correctly (try to keep it to one thread in one group next
time, OK?), your main problem is the video adapter, not the monitor. Still,
if you reinstall the video adapter, you want to reinstall the monitor
afterwards.

Forgive me if it's obvious from some other post, but you HAVE visited Safe
Mode and reviewed for duplicate entries? There should only be one monitor
listed, for instance. But don't restrict the review to the video/monitor
components only. Are there ANY other duplications that don't actually
represent two duplicate components?

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User
www.grystmill.com

"buffalo rider" wrote in message
...
Great advice, here and in the other note Gary. I suspect my problem then,
is
not the 'display adapter' but the monitor ... but I may reinstall
everything
as you suggest.

By the way ... I got your CDs for Windows 98, 98SE, etc. updates. They
worked wonderfully. Thanks much for sending them to me. And I very much
appreciate your wilingness to help and your (excessively in my opinion)
fair
price for the update CDs. Thanks again.

- Scott.

"Gary S. Terhune" wrote:

The monitor in a laptop is no different, really, from stand-alones. It
needs
drivers. Suggest you reinstall BOTH video and monitor drivers, in that
order.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User
www.grystmill.com

"buffalo rider" wrote in message
...
Does anyone know if the monitor driver matters in laptops?

When we click on the 'display' icon (or function) and select
Settings-Advanced,
we have two places to select drivers.
a. Display Adapter
b. Monitor

For non-laptop computers, we use both, and both make a difference.

For laptop computers where the display is built in, does the monitor
driver
matter? Is it monitor driver bypassed?

Thanks BR






  #7  
Old February 12th 08, 02:21 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.display.general
buffalo rider
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Default laptops & monitor driver

Hi Gary,
I finally got to your note. Your suggestion worked !!

I went into Safe Mode, as you suggested. As you suspected for a potential
problem, I had two monitors and two display adapters in the Device Manager --
both the same, but two nonetheless. So what did I do?
o I deleted both Display Adapters.
o I deleted both Monitors
o I went into the registry, searched on 'NeoM' and other keywords related
to my display adaper. I deleted all these entries.

I then turned off the computer, powered up normally. The plug-n-play
feature found a NeoMagic driver that I had previously added to my driver
'library'. I thought this would then repeat my problem, but it did not.
Windows 98SE installed the driver and to my surprise, it worked. I turned
off the computer, turned it back on, and this time plug-n-play found a
Monitor driver.

The screen now looks good as new, I can now use the laptop again without
getting a headache. Thanks much. You're a diamond !

- BR -

"Gary S. Terhune" wrote:

Umm.... I was just answering the question you posed. If I recall this whole
disjointed topic correctly (try to keep it to one thread in one group next
time, OK?), your main problem is the video adapter, not the monitor. Still,
if you reinstall the video adapter, you want to reinstall the monitor
afterwards.

Forgive me if it's obvious from some other post, but you HAVE visited Safe
Mode and reviewed for duplicate entries? There should only be one monitor
listed, for instance. But don't restrict the review to the video/monitor
components only. Are there ANY other duplications that don't actually
represent two duplicate components?

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User
www.grystmill.com

"buffalo rider" wrote in message
...
Great advice, here and in the other note Gary. I suspect my problem then,
is
not the 'display adapter' but the monitor ... but I may reinstall
everything
as you suggest.

By the way ... I got your CDs for Windows 98, 98SE, etc. updates. They
worked wonderfully. Thanks much for sending them to me. And I very much
appreciate your wilingness to help and your (excessively in my opinion)
fair
price for the update CDs. Thanks again.

- Scott.

"Gary S. Terhune" wrote:

The monitor in a laptop is no different, really, from stand-alones. It
needs
drivers. Suggest you reinstall BOTH video and monitor drivers, in that
order.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User
www.grystmill.com

"buffalo rider" wrote in message
...
Does anyone know if the monitor driver matters in laptops?

When we click on the 'display' icon (or function) and select
Settings-Advanced,
we have two places to select drivers.
a. Display Adapter
b. Monitor

For non-laptop computers, we use both, and both make a difference.

For laptop computers where the display is built in, does the monitor
driver
matter? Is it monitor driver bypassed?

Thanks BR






  #8  
Old February 14th 08, 01:44 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.display.general
Gary S. Terhune[_2_]
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Posts: 2,158
Default laptops & monitor driver

Right on, right on.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User
www.grystmill.com

"buffalo rider" wrote in message
...
Hi Gary,
I finally got to your note. Your suggestion worked !!

I went into Safe Mode, as you suggested. As you suspected for a potential
problem, I had two monitors and two display adapters in the Device
Manager --
both the same, but two nonetheless. So what did I do?
o I deleted both Display Adapters.
o I deleted both Monitors
o I went into the registry, searched on 'NeoM' and other keywords
related
to my display adaper. I deleted all these entries.

I then turned off the computer, powered up normally. The plug-n-play
feature found a NeoMagic driver that I had previously added to my driver
'library'. I thought this would then repeat my problem, but it did not.
Windows 98SE installed the driver and to my surprise, it worked. I turned
off the computer, turned it back on, and this time plug-n-play found a
Monitor driver.

The screen now looks good as new, I can now use the laptop again without
getting a headache. Thanks much. You're a diamond !

- BR -

"Gary S. Terhune" wrote:

Umm.... I was just answering the question you posed. If I recall this
whole
disjointed topic correctly (try to keep it to one thread in one group
next
time, OK?), your main problem is the video adapter, not the monitor.
Still,
if you reinstall the video adapter, you want to reinstall the monitor
afterwards.

Forgive me if it's obvious from some other post, but you HAVE visited
Safe
Mode and reviewed for duplicate entries? There should only be one monitor
listed, for instance. But don't restrict the review to the video/monitor
components only. Are there ANY other duplications that don't actually
represent two duplicate components?

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User
www.grystmill.com

"buffalo rider" wrote in message
...
Great advice, here and in the other note Gary. I suspect my problem
then,
is
not the 'display adapter' but the monitor ... but I may reinstall
everything
as you suggest.

By the way ... I got your CDs for Windows 98, 98SE, etc. updates. They
worked wonderfully. Thanks much for sending them to me. And I very
much
appreciate your wilingness to help and your (excessively in my opinion)
fair
price for the update CDs. Thanks again.

- Scott.

"Gary S. Terhune" wrote:

The monitor in a laptop is no different, really, from stand-alones. It
needs
drivers. Suggest you reinstall BOTH video and monitor drivers, in that
order.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User
www.grystmill.com

"buffalo rider" wrote in
message
...
Does anyone know if the monitor driver matters in laptops?

When we click on the 'display' icon (or function) and select
Settings-Advanced,
we have two places to select drivers.
a. Display Adapter
b. Monitor

For non-laptop computers, we use both, and both make a difference.

For laptop computers where the display is built in, does the monitor
driver
matter? Is it monitor driver bypassed?

Thanks BR







  #9  
Old November 1st 09, 02:14 PM
getsimple
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I agree.. this is almost same.. thanks
 




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