Solved standard pci graphics adaptor vga

April 23, 2013 at 12:08:06
Specs: Windows 98se, amd athlon 512 ram
as a lot of queries, i cannot change contrast of my win 98se, i have to accept 2 bit or 16 bit, cannot get 256 colours, not sure the maker of the graphics card but the adaptor is pci standard VGA, please help

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April 23, 2013 at 13:11:48
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It's actually the "colour depth" you can't change, not the contrast, and that's because the correct driver is missing or hasn't yet been installed. The Standard PCI Graphics Adapter simply indicates that Windows is having to use it's own basic driver which is limited to low resolution and low colour-depth.

If your computer is factory-built or it's a laptop, the correct driver will be on that computer manufacturer's website. You'll need to know the model name and/or model number of the computer.

As Windows 98SE is now a very old Windows version, you may find that your PC model is no longer listed on their website, but go there and have a look.

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April 23, 2013 at 18:22:40
Yep, you haven't installed the video driver. We have no idea what you have so there's not much we can do without a make/model. If you can come up with it, someone should be able to post a link to what you need.

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April 25, 2013 at 08:41:23
Thank you Phil, My card details are as follows


683U FX5200-TD128LF

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April 25, 2013 at 08:44:20
Thank you have posted card details, also i have IE 5 2614.3500 which is useless to say the least but trying to upgrade it to 6 or 7 appears to be impossible. Any help on this topic aslo would be appreciated

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April 25, 2013 at 23:31:48
That's Nvidia's Geforce FX5200. This should be the 98 driver download:

You can go up to IE 6.1 (which is 6.0 with a few updates) with 98. I'm not sure where to download it. I think I got mine from an AOL 9 installation disk.

Edit If you haven't already done so you should probably update directx before installing the drivers. Try 9C from here:

It's listing updated 9C versions there. I'm not sure of their compatibility with 98. Just try the 33.49 meg original one.

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May 1, 2013 at 04:23:21
still having problems connecting tothe internet with ie, i downloaded ie 6 but could not connect to the internet to download updates to complete the installation. it would not let me install the programme without going on the internet which i could not do as no ie. my ISP is fine as is my modem and connects straight away when connected using xp. In 98se it is not even showing a modem is present. I seem to be going around in circles. I am reluctantly going to resinstall win 98 and start again. thank you for you help to date...

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May 1, 2013 at 16:49:29
The microsoft link to download IE 6 is really just a download manager that when run should connect and download the proper full version. I thought you might have a problem with it if you couldn't connect at all with the 98 PC.

I'm not sure how you're trying to set up your internet connection but with 98 it's pretty difficult to get it going unless you install an ISP first. I kinda figure you haven't done that else your IE would have been automatically updated--as with the AOL disk I mentioned above that I used. I also assume you've not installed any high speed connection software as that too would have updated your IE. You're probably just going through the 'make a connection' routine and aren't getting anywhere.

My suggestion would be to install software provided by whatever service you plan on using to connect--high speed or regular ISP through a dial-up modem--and get it going that way.

If I haven't correctly guessed your circumstances and you just want IE 6.1 then you need to locate a full download (and not just the download manager) or as already mentioned, something like the AOL 9 disk that has 6.1 on it.

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May 14, 2013 at 11:55:50
thank you dave but have not got an AOL disk, tried downloading the ie6.1 but when eventually managed to get on the net still no luck with donloading,
I have a proven ISP with a dial up connection which works perfectly well with xp. Do appreciate your help.

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