Hi, My monitor crapped out and I pulled my old monitor out of storage (Leading Technolgy 1441V) and I am only able to get 16 colors instead of at least 256 before. I had reformatted my harddrive and reinstalled Windows 98SE and it chose Standard PCI Graphics Adapter VGA and Standard Plug and Play. Even when I told it to find a more updated driver, it said these drivers were the best choice. Help this technically challenged user please.
09-25-2000, 02:56 PM
well, i have two recommendations, one a temporary fix, and one a more permanent one.
The temporary fix for getting at least 256 colors out of a standard video card driver, in the control panel, go to display, go to the settings tab, click on advanced, and then under adapter tab I beleive it is, you select like a super vga or something like that, I had it a couple days ago, and that is how I got the screen to shrink and how to get more colors with standard adapter.
The proper way to deal with this is to download and install a driver for the video card. There is no such thing as a standard video card... only a standard video driver that works on like all video cards made. However, it works, but it doesn't work the best. If you have absolutely no clue what card you have in there, and this is a second hand custom built computer, then you might be stuck unless you want to take out the card and find the fcc number and look it up on their website and play the trace game, but if it is a manufactured computer, check with the company that made it (dell, gateway, etc..). If is one you bought new, then check the documentation, and then go to the web and download driver for your card. That is the best way to get your video working the way you desire.
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