OtheHill or jam or ANYBODY:
So I've burned the Driver Detective drivers for windows 98 onto a CD (today), and we'll see once I get the old Dell up a running again what the removal of the nvidia adapter does . . . Things are kind of a mess. This will take me a little while again.
This is just the "display" issue though, and I don't understand why this would put my computer into compatability mode or why (other than attempting to download a win 98 compatable driver for a flash drive / usb port) I would suddenly have a hardware conflict.
I was really burned out on this problem since my computer was so slow and all my efforts were failing, but I'd thought that some data available to transfer would be at least promising. I did try to use my zip drive to copy and transfer some files to a zip disk while the computer was/is in compatability mode, but I was totally unsuccessful. . . .
Hopefully the removal of nvidia will resolve my hardware conflict and allow me to return my computer to "normal mode" if I can still remember any of the pathways after two weeks absence from this project! :)
If you have any other advice please let me know--THANKS!