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I have a CTX 772MT-MK notebook with a 12,1" TFT screen. I reinstalled windows 95 but now I can't find the the right monitor setting. Everytime I try (via control panel, display, settings, montitor, change) to change back to the svga 800*600 I had, it says that it's unable to change the refresh rate. As far as I know I have installed the correct NEO-magic 128 bit accelerator drivers (to NeoMagicGraph 128zv). It did work before the reinstallation! Is there any files I should look for in my harddrive? Or where they owerwritten during the reinstall?
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   Kaj
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by:MATTCEI
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Have you tried 'Laptop Display Panel 800 x 600'?
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by:nekm
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Hi there! Yep, when I restart I get the message that the adapter type is incorrect or the current settings do not work with your hardware.
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Kaj

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OK - you have a video driver problem.Don't bother with monitor types 'till W95 is happy with the vid driver (no more 'Adapter type is incorrect...'
-Are you using the driver that came with the notebook? (Not one of W95's)
-Any yellow '!'s in Device Manager?
-Try the driver at 640 x 480 x 16.
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by:sgenther
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You must give it the proper monitor type,you have the display adapter right.Try changing it to Plug and play monitor,this sometimes works.
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The NEO Magic drivers are the one's you want to use.
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Nope, no yellow in the device list. Plug and play does not work. And the drivers for Neon that I use came with the driver CD for the notebook. It works with  640 x 480 x 16 but it worked before with 800x600x16k !?
regards Kaj

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You may have an easier time with CTX support since they know which settings are for this laptop they have 1-800 #'s at this web site:http://www.ctxcomputers.com/support.html
Good Luck! :)
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How much video ram do you have?
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I think I have 2, but where do check it?
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Delete the video card from device manager, reboot and when asked to provide drivers, point to the dir where you put the neo drivers. Also delete the monitor first
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The amount of video ram MAY be displayed in the video bios display screen which MAY show first thing at boot.MSD or a 3rd party diag (Norton,etc.) may also report it.Or you can look in the manual.
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Yes, that solved it, thanks all for your help!
regards
Kaj

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