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Old September 12th 04, 08:06 PM
Ann
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I had some computer work done not too long ago. I bought a
used system and the hard drive crashed. I had a friend who
is enrolled in computer science help me get a new hd and
he installed it. He downloaded win98se and I brought the
computer home, hooked it up, and could not get it to
change from 16 bits. It doesn't even offer 32. If anyone
can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a bunch!
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Old September 12th 04, 08:38 PM
Brian A.
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It appears your friend forgot to install the drivers for your video adapter or chip.

If you do not have the video drivers for your adapter/onboard chip and are unsure of
how to obtain/install them, or if you do not have the disk that was supplied with it
that contains the drivers, please read and follow the requested suggestions courtesy
of a regular in this ng Joe727.

If you just reinstalled Windows, or you cannot change to 256, 16 bit, or 32 bit
color, you probably need to reinstall your video card drivers.

To reinstall your video card drivers, you need to know the exact make and model of
your video card in order to install the correct/updated drivers.

There are several ways to determine what kind of video card you have.

1. Check the manual that came with your PC.

2. You can open your PC tower to look at the video card and note the name and numbers
printed on it.

3. You can download and run this free program. It might be able to determine what
kind of video card you have:

Everest Home Edition
http://www.lavalys.com/products/down...ng=en&pageid=3

To find the Everest info you need to post, run the Everest program, and click the +
sign next to Computer on the left side of your screen then click Summary.

Then Right click the information on the *right* side of your screen and select Copy.
You can then paste the information in Notepad or paste it directly to this newsgroup.

Everest will tell you a lot about what's inside your PC. In addition to telling us
the *Brand and Model Number* of your computer, please post back the information
Everest reports for your:

Motherboard

CPU

Chipset

Display PCI/AGP Video

Display GPU

This information will assist us in finding the correct video drivers, and directing
you to the video card manufacturer's website so you can download and install them.

*** IMPORTANT *** Remember to tell us the *Brand and Model Number* of your computer
which is printed on your PC case or is listed in the manual that came with your
computer.


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Brian A.

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"Ann" wrote in message
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I had some computer work done not too long ago. I bought a
used system and the hard drive crashed. I had a friend who
is enrolled in computer science help me get a new hd and
he installed it. He downloaded win98se and I brought the
computer home, hooked it up, and could not get it to
change from 16 bits. It doesn't even offer 32. If anyone
can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a bunch!


 




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