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Can't changed 16 colors to 256 colors

By whyaskwhy ·
I bought a ATI radeon 64 MB video card. installed it with Windows 98. PC can not chaged settings from 16 colors to 256 colors.
It can only start up in safe mode. It has a pin noise once in a while. sometimes no display screen when restart. Please help. Thank you in advance. Wai.

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Can't changed 16 colors to 256 colors

by Maelgwyn In reply to Can't changed 16 colors t ...

Have you set up the drivers correctly? This is usually the problem with this, and to check, read off the writing above the colour drop down box. If it isn't the right wording, you need to (re)install the driver.

Also another way of checking is that you cannot get out of 640x480.

But anyways, hope that fixes your problem

Maelgwyn

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Can't changed 16 colors t ...

Make sure the videocard is properly inserted (for the noise symptom).
answer #1 is correct, you have installed the wrong videodriver. Install the correct one.

Leopold

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by Pills In reply to Can't changed 16 colors t ...

I'd go along with the other answer, it is probably your driver, but I have to ask this just to make you aware, can your monitor take more than 16 colours, I know most can but I still see some about which can't take the resolutions or the colours andjust fuzz up.

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by reefurbb In reply to Can't changed 16 colors t ...

in the old days, video cards had their own program to change color range and screen size; check your program list for a video card program. Newer video cards rated in high MB Ram actually use some of your PC RAM.WIN98SE does not qualify a PC to use a high end video card: check the system requirements:processor(MMX?),speed,and ram. Safe mode means there is a hardware conflict.This can also be about "resource conflict". The original installation CD with this card included a sys check to inform you if there is an installation problem.

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Can't changed 16 colors to 256 colors

by PhiltheGreat In reply to Can't changed 16 colors t ...

1) start up in safe mode
2) check the My computer-->content-->device drivers; you may find the video adaptor driver; delete it and let the windows to re-recognize it.

Bless you if it works.

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