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Posted on 2001-06-16
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I was trying to fix another problem when this problem occured, I cannot change the resolution on my computer the settings now are 640x480 pixles i want it to 800 but it won't move, when this happened i was in run to misconfig i unclicked all the items at selective startup then restarted my computer and when it restarted everything was large
any suggestions
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by:hewittg
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Go back and undo what you did in msconfig.  Also, go into device manager, remove the video adapter, reboot.  Win98 will pick it up again.

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To get to device manager
start
settings
control panel
system
video adapter.

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by:Second_Elm
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I did what you said to do and it still won't let me change the resolution, it stays at 640x480 nd the colors are fuzzy and messed up
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What type of video adapter is it?  You may have to reinstall the video driver and software.  Some adapters use it's own software like ATI

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by:Second_Elm
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the video adapter is Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
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by:Second_Elm
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ok what i had to do was reinstall the he driver it is
Intel(R) 810e Chipset Graphics driver PV1.1 (DC133)
I have a CD that came with my computer it installed the driver for me.
Thanks for all your help
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The 810 chipset is real funky, you should comeup in safemode and double-check all devices under device manager and make sure you don't have a category other. Dave
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So I take it it works?


Thanks

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I find that sometimes after my son has been on my PC all kinds of strange and un explainable things occur. An example the PC will not shut down. Well he tries to push the machine to the limits and causes me head aches!

Three things that I find to work:
1. This is not on your subjuct but not really documented anywhere which concerns the Internet Explorer and Outlook Express. To Fix this I go to I/R software, go to Internet explorer and double click and what appears is a FIX screen!

2. I try regclean in windows

3. I just install windows over the installed copy.

4. If a program was added, then I go to the C promt change to windows, then type in scanreg /restore

These are just comments and have a slim chance in your case, but try them if one appears applicable to your case.

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