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I will throw this laptop out the window

By rebootd ·
Help! I just installed a new hard drive to a compaq presario 1621 laptop (yeah it was fun): everything has gone smoothly however, loaded win98, modem, nic, audio, video, applications, anti-virus, etc. Only ONE problem, and I don't understand it: when I restart, I have no problems. When I COLD boot, the display reverts to 16 colors, even though it says the drivers are loaded (both a Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA) and a Laptop Display (600x800)by NeoMagic.) As soon as I restart it, the proper display shows. As soon as I cold reboot it again, it does not. PLEASE SOMEONE TELL ME WHY!! It's driving me crazy, I have looked at a million settings (including in system.ini) and nothing seems to make a difference. What am I missing?

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by after_ In reply to I will throw this laptop ...

The video driver for my Compaq 1600 is Trident... Have you tried that? E-mail me if you are interested in the driver I used because I can send it to you... PS... I successfully installed XP on my laptop, and guess what... it found all the hardware and installed the proper drivers initially with zero hassle.

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by rebootd In reply to Compaq display

I have the drivers, and I can install them just fine. They work beautifully. I just can't get them to STAY. This is what is driving me crazy!

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