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ati rage pro update - resolution problems

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I recently downloaded the latest driver for my ati rage pro turbo agp2x graphics card from ati [(w82560en.exe)5/21/99].  Now that it is installed I cannot change the resolution on my monitor from 640 by 480.  I have an intel celeron 400hmz with 96mb ram & a 15" monitor.
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by:SysExpert
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I need a little more info. What do you mean you can not change the resolution ? There arew no other resolutions available to choose from, or when you change it, it restores it to 640x480.
What about colors ? Do you have the option to choose more than 16 colors ?
have you tried booting in safe mode and changing back to an older version of the driver ?
Have you tried to remove the device from the device list in the system properties and reboot to let W98 reinstall it ? Please add a comment when you have tried these options or need more info.
I hope this helps.
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scavdog earned 100 total points
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Are you sure that you have the correct driver?  I have seen ATI drivers that have appeared to work with ATI cards that aren't the specific card installed in the machine.  i.e. you get a clear display, but things such as resolution are unchangeable or 3d rendering is affected.  I would do what sysexpert has suggested and remove the hardware from your device list and reboot to see what windows detects.
  If all else fails I would open the computer to see what kind of card it is.
Windows is far from perfect when detecting hardware.
good luck.
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akt, when you installed the new drivers, did you (A) close all running tasks including your anti-virus, leaving only systray and explorer running? and (B) did you uninstall the previous version of the drivers? and (C) is the monitor being recognized correctly in the display settings?

Dennis
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by:Patricia Siu-Lai Ho
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akt, What's your status?  pslh
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I think he/she left us Pat!
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by:Patricia Siu-Lai Ho
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Den, I hope that akt has left us due to a long vacation being taken!   ;)   pslh
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by:aktbird57
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HEY out there;-)  No I hadn't left.  The email server that I was using when I posted this question (coldmail.com, I beleive) went belly up:-(
Thank you all for reposting something so that I'd realize this thing was still open.  I'd have probably checked sooner had I not resolved the problem.  It was a real pain in the ª$$!  Finally got rid of the new driver & got back the old (it'll probably stay this way forever now;)

What do I do at this point?  I'd be happy to give the maximum pnts;)
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