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Sylvie
08-27-2001, 03:24 PM
Hi PC gurus,

I add to reformat and reinstall my OS (Win98 SE) and it and all I get are 16 bit for colors. How do I get the colors required for my PC? So that it gives me the colors that I used to have before.

Help please!!!!

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bassvax
08-27-2001, 03:37 PM
What kind of video card you running? Usually reinstalling the video drivers will give you back your options in the display properties. Don't forget to do you Windows updates to include Direct X.

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YODA74
08-27-2001, 04:03 PM
i'm not sure but don't you go into your control panel diplay and settings you should have three choices [256 colors]
high colors (16bit)
tru color (32bit)
should be set about 800 by 600 pixls at least thats what i get on s3 graphics pro savage on my screen??? i'm pretty much just learning so yell at me bassvax if i'm being dumb.

Sylvie
08-27-2001, 06:29 PM
I wouldn't know where to begin looking but I know I have teh latest Direct X running. Could you provid me with more help/instructions please?

Sylvie


Originally posted by bassvax:
What kind of video card you running? Usually reinstalling the video drivers will give you back your options in the display properties. Don't forget to do you Windows updates to include Direct X.



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evalroy
08-27-2001, 07:44 PM
Slyvie,

You can access your video properties by:

1) Right click anywhere on your desktop (except a shortcut icon ;-])and select properties. This will open your display settings.

2) Select the tab titled "Settings" and see if you can change your colors from 16 colors to something higher (preferably 16bit or 32bit).

3) If not, select the "Advanced..." button in the lower right portion of Display properties.

4) Select the "Adapter" tab and see if your video card is installed. If not choose "Change".

5) This will run the "Update Device Driver Wizard". Follow the instructions. You should have the disk available that contains your video drivers. If not, have your Win98 installation CD-ROM handy. The other alternative is to download drivers from the manufacturer's site or check out WinDrivers web page at: http://www.windrivers.com/tech/tips/techsoft.htm.

If this does not help see if you could post more detailed information about your computer, i.e. make, model, installed components, etc. In Win98 you can get details about your system by accessing the Microsoft System Information applet located in programs under Accessories\System Tools\System Information.

Whew! I did not mean to get so long winded. I hope this helps.

Good Luck,
ER



Originally posted by Sylvie:
I wouldn't know where to begin looking but I know I have teh latest Direct X running. Could you provid me with more help/instructions please?

Sylvie

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Sylvie
08-30-2001, 08:59 AM
Thanks guys but I finally got it all figured out now...

Cheers
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