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By pmfturner ·
I have re-formatted my C Drive, and re-installed Windows 98SE, but have problems with the monitor displaying properly. I can only display 16 colours and 640x480 pixels on my Mitac 15RX-TA 15? flat screen, for which I have installed the correct driver. The PC used to be a ?Tiny?, but has had its motherboard replaced, as well as hard drive, CD drive and case !

The specification is now :-
Motherboard - Intel CA810E
Display - Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
Processor ? 700 MHz Pentium III
The above specification has been confirmed using both ?Belarc Advisor? and the ?Driver Guide Toolkit? (the latter from Centric).

I have run the ?Intel Chip Set Software Installation Utility? downloaded from http://tinyurl.com/2gtja, which has installed the following :-
Intel 82802 firmware hub device
PCI host bridge
Intel 82810 EDC133 system & graphics controller
PCI System management bus
Intel 82810AA SM bus controller

The monitor remains unchanged at 640x480 pixels.

What do I try next ???

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by donmars In reply to Monitor Display

You need to install the correct driver for your video card, not the LCD. First discover the make and model of the adapter. If you look on the card there should be a name on one of the chips and maybe a model number. Find the correct driver for this model graphics board and download and install it.

One way to discover the type graphics adapter is to use debug.The following debug routine will list the type of video card within your computer. This is an excellent way of determining the chipset on the card or the card within your computer without opening the computer.
At the C:\> type debug
-d c000:0040
After typing the above command you should receive several lines of text similar to:
C000:0040 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 - 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ................
C000:0050 E9 63 7B 00 B4 10 49 27 - E9 FE 2B E9 F7 2B 50 4D .c{...I'..+..+PM
C000:0060 49 44 58 00 5B 00 00 00 - 00 A0 00 B0 00 B8 00 C0 IDX.[...........
C000:0070 00 5B 53 54 42 20 6E 56 - 49 44 49 41 20 54 4E 54 .[STB nVIDIA TNT
C000:0080 20 76 65 72 2E 20 31 2E - 31 30 20 0D 0A 00 1B 43 ver. 1.10 ....C
C000:0090 6F 70 79 72 69 67 68 74 - 28 43 29 31 39 39 38 20 opyright(C)1998
C000:00A0 53 54 42 20 53 79 73 74 - 65 6D 73 20 49 6E 63 0D STB Systems Inc.
C000:00B0 0A 00 22 6C 2C 0A 01 00 - C3 50 24 7F E8 60 36 58 .."1,....P$..'6X
As you can pick out in the above dump this gives you enough information to determine the make and the year made on the video card. On line 4 you can see the make of this video card which in this case is a N VIDIA TNT which would be the Riva TNT chipset. The next line you notice the version of the card and finally the line thereafter is the copyright or the year manufactured generally.
If you are unable to capture any information which sounds like the video card you can also type
-d c000:0090
The above line will give you a dump similar to the above example however may have additional information about the video card.

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by BbBucko In reply to Monitor Display

Forget about the above solution - you have an integrated video controller on that mobo and the debug won't give you the info you're after.

Two solutions

1.The utility you downloaded is just an INF file update. Try reinstalling the graphics adapter driver (DISPLAY PROPERTIES-SETTINGS-ADVANCED-ADAPTER), selecting Intel from the manufacturers list and 82810 from the devices list.

Otherwise (and probably a more conclusive solution)
2. download the actually driver for your graphics controller. It's a ZIP file with simple installation instructions included.
You will find the 82810 graphics controller driver on the intel site here - http://tinyurl.com/77yr

Enjoy!

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by pmfturner In reply to

Brilliant. After struggling with this problem for a few weeks now (and some of the replies !), this has rectified the problem immediately - many thanks !

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