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gav223 08-01-2004 10:37 AM

monitor problems
 
Hi a friend of mine has just reinstalled windows 98 because I was having problems. I now need to sort out the resolutions on my monitor but it will not let me, can someone advise me what to try next.
Cheers

Spartan 1394 08-01-2004 11:18 AM

Did you install your videocard drivers?

gav223 08-01-2004 12:27 PM

Im not sure, how do I check.

Spartan 1394 08-01-2004 12:50 PM

Right-click on "My computer" and go to "properties". When the window pops up, click on the "Device Manager" tab. Once there double-click on "display adapters" to expand the list. Look for the name of your video card, double-click it. Another window will pop up, click on the "driver" tab. Now, look at the "Driver Provider" it should say the name of your video card manufacturer, if it doesn't or says Microsoft then chances are you have not installed the drivers for you video card.

gav223 08-01-2004 12:54 PM

It says microsoft, so where do I go from here.

Spartan 1394 08-01-2004 12:58 PM

Do you know what kind of video card you have?

gav223 08-01-2004 12:59 PM

not a clue

Spartan 1394 08-01-2004 01:01 PM

In the Device manager under Display adapters, does it give the name of the card? Example: Radeon 9800 pro

gav223 08-01-2004 01:04 PM

All it says is standard pci graphics adapter (vga).

Spartan 1394 08-01-2004 01:05 PM

hmm....what kind of computer is it? Dell? Compaq?


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