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Coarse Graphics on Win98

By smith.m.g ·
On boot-up one morning, a non-networked PC running Win98SE inexplicably began installing multiple components that had long ago been installed: controllers, printer, keyboard, etc.

Among the numerous bugs we're working out is very coarse graphics display on its 17-inch KDS monitor. I have installed updated drivers and re-installed the Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA), to no avail. (This adapter was one of the many items the PC re-installed by itself, duplicating the adapter that was already installed; I removed the adapter showing an error.)

Any suggestions on what to try next?

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by pierrejamme In reply to Coarse Graphics on Win98

You probably need to re-install the chipset first so that you have a PCI Seral Controller. Without that you won't be able to install the graphics card drivers.

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You might want to look for a BIOS upgrade first.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Coarse Graphics on Win98

are you saying it is running at low resolution 600 x 480 and you can't change it to anything higher? that is because that is all you get with Standard vga driver. you need the correct driver for your video card. you may need to open the box and look at the card for model number. in addition to making sure your video driver is SPECIFIC to your video card and recent and not 'banged' in device manager, also make sure you have the correct monitor inf file so the graphics card knows what the monitor can do...
if non of that works, try booting in safe mode, then removeing all the video and monitor stuff in device manager, then rebooting...

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by smith.m.g In reply to Coarse Graphics on Win98

Answer 2 (thank you): Yes, the resolution is limited, thank you for clarifying the problem. I'm thinking the PC should have reinstalled the appropriate driver automatically, but since it apparently did not I will go back and try what you suggest.

Answer 1 (thank you): Please pardon my ignorance: Is re-installing the chipset a physical process or is it done through the Properties/System window?

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