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HELP!? Video Driver won't "stick"?

By TracyF ·
Hi all-

I'm hoping to find a genius or a miracle here.

I'm installing 98SE on a Compaq which previously had 98. It's a new hard drive, as well. That all went fine. I have all MS updates & AVG.

I browsed the Compaq restore CD & copied over the video driver folder. I did a safe mode install of the standard VGA driver first. I run the setup.exe & the Trident video installs, asks to restart, & I have the video perfect!

The problem is that it won't stay after a restart. I'm back to an unchangeable 640x480 screen. Device Manager reports "all is well"- & shows the proper adapter.



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by ccanis2 In reply to HELP!? Video Driver wo ...

well compaq sux sorry to say that but i had nothing but problems when i owned a compaq long long time ago.... what you should do it tose the f..... away hahahah just kiding with you... try to get the latest drivers for your video card from online and install if that does not help then might be the monitor does not support that kind of resolution. good luck

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by Dnixon In reply to video drivers

I troubleshot a 9x customer machine with the VGA mode display problem last week, and all I can say is keep trying. What finally worked for me was the same as ocanis2: the Windows update option. Remove the dislay adapter from device manager and reboot while connected to the internet and choose "windows update" as one of the options. It works.

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