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I have a ThinkPad 1412 with windows 98.
12.1 active matrix TFT.

I reinstalled win98. Now I have 640X480 of resolution instead of 800X600 or 1024X768; (don't remember wich one I had, the higher I think). And I have only 16 colors naturelly.

Here is what It's write in the System Propertiies:

Display Adapters: Standard PCI graphics(VGA)
Monitor: Unknown

How can I correct this without use the CD Recover, because I don't want to loose my datas?
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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Hello dosyl =)

U just need to install the proper drivers for ur video card.... if u dont know what video card u are using then Download this utility and install it,

EVEREST Home Edition:
http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang=en&pageid=3

it will give u a list of all the hardware attached to ur system, note down the correct
version and make of ur required device, and then search for the appropiate drivers either on
the manufacturere site, or u can also find them on www.driverguide.com
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by:dosyl
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SheharyaarSaahil  
You solve my problem.

 Is it normal that the monitor is unknown?
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by:SheharyaarSaahil
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well i cannot guess as i have never came across a Tinkpad laptop.... do u remember if it was Unknown before reinstalltion also.... ??
have a look at the Thinkpad site,,,, may be they have uploaded the drivers for ur monitor also !!  :-?
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