View Full Version : Stuck on 16 Colors
12-18-2000, 03:37 PM
OK, on boot up I get I/O conflict 3F8.Hit F1 to
resume. Boot continues(WIN98se)get screen saying
system display is using too few colors.So I right click
on desk top ,click on propeties,settings,colors.
And the menu drops down 16colors. No 256,16bit Hicolor.
I'm working with :S3 Virge vid card,K6@500 default;
64 megs pc100 ram ;P-Bell 1010 monitor. Nothing special.
And what is 3F8 conflict. Help a newbie Please.
01-06-2001, 10:09 AM
I would go into your BIOS and check the settings for the COM ports. You'll need to change one from using the "3F8" memory location.
For the video problem I would install the standard VGA driver, reboot and then reinstall the drivers for your video card.
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01-06-2001, 07:53 PM
THANKS, theport conflict was an errant modem.And after
installing three other vid cards and redundant drivers,
it would show 256 colors,and 16 Hicolor. I would select
256 for starters and hit OK ,I could see it change back to
16 colors . Very puzzleing? BUT not very amusing.
WELL THANKS for the reply, guess I'll keep hacking at it!
BTW I got this out on a LINUX box (P133,32 MEG ram)
Will never underestimate older POS again,LOL
01-07-2001, 11:12 PM
Boot into Safe Mode and remove ALL video cards listed in Device Manager, reboot and let Windows install the one that's currently in the machine. See if that helps. You might have to install newer drivers again, but you won't have old drivers for other cards hanging around to complicate things.
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[This message has been edited by Paleo Pete (edited 01-07-2001).]
01-08-2001, 06:19 AM
PETE, Thanks for the reply.I removed the card and
driver from the DEVICE MANAGER. AND tried VIA 4-1
drivers ,they worked fine.Got 16 HI-COLOR @600x800.THANKS AGAIN
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