Switching resolution without 256 co

Sony / Vgn-fs495vp
March 21, 2009 at 18:48:23
Specs: Microsoft Windows 98, 1.729 GHz / 510 MB
My problem is on my other computer, this is my sisters laptop, that computer uses windows 98 and my sister has no xp cd. Is there a way to change my resolution without switching to 256 colours? Because I have a problem with finding out my card. The problem is not with the internet but internet setup, I can not setup the internet with my modem and operater unless I have 800x600 display resolution.
Is there any other way I can switch to this resolution?
Thank you,
Esad

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#1
March 21, 2009 at 18:58:53
>>>"that computer uses windows 98 and my sister has no xp cd."<<<

So is your question about Win98 or WinXP?

I take it that this is the same as your previous post (which you're supposed to stick with):

http://www.computing.net/answers/dr...

In any case, download SIW to find out what video chip your (or your sister?) has...:

http://www.gtopala.com/


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#2
March 21, 2009 at 20:15:28
Since you have Win98 installed, the XP disc is useless to you. You need to install the video driver to be able to change the resolution. My question to you is, what happened to the driver in the 1st place? I'm sure it must have been installed at one time? Same goes for the "internet setup". What is it that you're not telling us? Did you format & reinstall without making sure you had a drivers disc ahead of time? BTW, no Win98 machine would still be under warranty.

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#3
March 22, 2009 at 18:02:49
Sorry for the it seems double post, I just thought the problem was wrongly formulated, after you pointed it out to me in the previous post, to begin with. So seeing it that way, I wanted to rephrase it, thinking it would get better attention as a new post as opposed to the one they already read. Anyhow sorry.
The question is about windows 98, I just thought it would say that my OS is XP after my sisters laptop (this is from where I am writing this) being scanned. So those Stats are hers, and I mentioned the lack of cd as to say that I can not switch to xp. I have a Windows 98 cd.
As regards to the problematic computer, it is under warranty it came without an OS, because I already had a Windows 98 cd from previous computer. So I need to use the internet, the internet setup assistant cannot be installed without the before mentioned resolution.
Thank you both for your help, I am currently working on accessing the internet in another way, that someone from my Internet provider suggested, I will hopefully inform you about how that went.
Thank you again,
Esad

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#4
March 22, 2009 at 21:59:15
Your explanation still isn't clear. Regardless, you need to install the video drivers to be able to change the screen resolution. Obviously Win98 is over 10 yrs old so if your hardware is fairly new, there's no way the Win98 disc will contain the necessary drivers. You need to find out which video card (or onboard graphics) your PC uses, then search for the video drivers, download & install. Same goes for all the rest of the drivers - motherboard chipset, sound, network, etc.

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#5
March 26, 2009 at 15:14:46
Hi,
Thank you all for your help.
I just finished talking to the internet provider staff. We tried the RASPPPOE, which stopped when entered the command in Run..., where it stated that there was no dial-up connection.
So after that, I phoned them back and they tried connecting me with all my information and we put in the IP address, dms and gateway into the TCP/IP configuration, so then when I entered a webpage all it does is say detecting proxy settings and it searches for the pages. I then defaulted my internet explorer settings
Then I phoned again we went to MS-DOS and entered their address and then ping, and it did not reach the modem.
So his answer was either the card was bad, which he doubted considering it is new and that the lights were near the cable which went out of the modem to the PC, or that I do not have all that is necesarry for working with Win 98 in this computer, seeing that it is new.
Any other way than changing the OS?
Thank you for your help again,
Esad

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#6
March 26, 2009 at 19:06:48
Your going from talking about not having a correct video driver, to trying to set up some kind of network, or internet connection. And it seems you don't understand english very well.

Why don't you take a step back and figure out what exactly your question is.

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#7
March 28, 2009 at 18:30:17
Hi,
Thank you for your help.
Sorry, I thought I made it clear this time, the video driver was an issue only because of the problem with installing the installation software for the internet connection, so my main issue is internet connection. As regards to me not understanding english very well, I do not see what you are pointing at, so please be more concrete, I do wish to be clear.
Thank you again,
Esad

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#8
March 28, 2009 at 18:33:56
Sorry forgot to formulate my main question:
"Is there any other way of me accessing internet pages without changing my OS"
Thank you,
Esad

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#9
March 28, 2009 at 18:45:59
post the model number and specs of the laptop in question? I would say you do not have the graphics or modem driver installed

larry


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#10
March 29, 2009 at 16:57:04
Seems to me your problem is graphics drivers (see #2).

Once you have put these in place and have switched to 800x600 then you can set up your internet (if necessary sorting out any further problems that might raise).

Is the W98 a laptop or PC?

some other bloke...


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#11
March 30, 2009 at 16:41:54
Hi,
Thank you for your help.
Sorry I just remembered I forgot to download the SIW. The Win98 is a PC. I am guessing you still need the model number and specs. Could you please be more specific on which specs you need. And where can I check my model number, it is not a big companys PC, it is a *MSG from the company kimtec. I will try to list as much specs as possible as soon as possible.
Thank you again,
Esad

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#12
March 31, 2009 at 08:39:49
back to square one...

what is an SIW?

Just download the correct driver from the manufacturers website and be done with it. Simple as that.

What do you not understand?

And why are you trying to install software to access the internet, you don't need software for 99% of the ISP out there.

so lost.

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#13
April 4, 2009 at 13:08:28
Outlander

SIW is a utility to determine the hardware and software configuration of a computer running Windows. If you are familiar with Belarc, Adia, Everest, etc. SIW>exe is like those but more comprehensive.


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#14
April 5, 2009 at 09:58:19
Hi,
Thank you for your help. I know I am lost in these matters, that is kind of the point that I am here asking for help. I downloaded the SIW, which was advised earlier. However, I do not know where to search for the chip, I went throught it all, but as you know I can not easily find my way. Some of the specs, that I think could be more important. As said Win98 OEM is my OS, The motherboard manufacturer is ASUSTeK Computer INC., model P5VD2-VM, version 1.XX, North bridge VIA P4M900/CN896/VN896/PT890 Revision 00
South bridge VIA VT8237A, the CPU is Intel(R) CEleron(R) CPU 429 @ 1.60 GHz, Cpu Socket Socket 775 LGA,... This all is according to SIW. It is a PC.
Please be more specific as to what specs, I find it hard to figure out what is important and not.
Thank you,
Esad

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#15
April 5, 2009 at 10:12:55
In SIW there are a number of lines on the screen that have a + sign in front of them. Clicking on that + sign will expand that listing.

Expand the Hardware and doubleclick on the motherboard listing. Post the manufacturer, model and version.


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#16
April 5, 2009 at 16:23:01
s3 unichrome integrated graphics

http://www.asus.com/Product.aspx?P_...

doesn't list driver for 98, I think they may exit, elsewhere.
probably one of these:

http://www.viaarena.com/default.asp...

larry


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