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Old 03-05-2007, 03:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default No 256 color on GeForce 5500 in Win98

I'm new to this, so please bear with me. I recently installed a GeForce 5500 256MB PCI card into a Dell Dimension 2400. I then built the system as a dual-boot under XP with Win98SE as the "C" and XP Home as the "D". I primarily wanted to run the 98 so that I could replay X-Wing Collector CD. Everything works okay on the 98 except I cannot get the display adapter to display anything but 16 colors. I have the latest 98 driver for the 5500 and have set the onboard video adapter in BIOS to "Auto". On the XP side everything is working great.

Bottom-line: what needs to be done to get the 5500 to display 256 color?


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Old 03-05-2007, 03:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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try disabling the onboard one.

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Old 03-05-2007, 03:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, but this Dell doesn't allow full disable of the onboard graphics card, it only has setting for "onboard and auto". I forgot to mention that I am getting a resource error on the GeForce. It conflicts with the External BIOS area (I'm sorry, I'm not at my computer now so I don't exactly remember the area). But I am not allowed to manually reconfigure the resource for both the card and the conflict device. It only has one configuration option of "0000".
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I don't need the help anymore. I don't know where I have been, but Lucas Arts posted a patch to allow the game I want to play to run on XP.
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