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Short on colors

By NLane126 ·
I know this is an easy question, I just had to install windows 98SE on a Sony Vaio PC PCV-J100 and for some reason I'm only getting two colors and not sure what I need to do to get all 256 colors under setting. Second I can't idenity the sound to add driver or the drivers for the USB Connections on the back of the computers so I can use them also. I have sony to Sony web site but was not provided any drivers that would help me get this computers finished . Thanks again for any help.

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by BobHo In reply to Short on colors

You will need to have the Sony drivers for your pc. If you do not have the cd with the drivers on it you will need to determine what the specific piece of hardware is and then you might be able to go to the manufacturer's website, although Sony is notorious for having proprietary drivers.

If you don't know what specific hardware is in the pc consult your documentation. If you can't find it there you can try using a diagnostic utility like ShareIt Diag. You can find it here:

You can also try the Sony site at:

and enter your product code and serial number to get the original drivers. If win98se is not the original os then they might or might not have drivers for win98. Check and see.

You should also be able to order an installation cd from the above Sony site.



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by NLane126 In reply to

Thanks it did help but I still could not find out the idenity of the items in my Vaio PCV-J100 with the information and the other link ask for the id and serial number but it did have information on my computer the PCV-J100 might be older than I thought but thanks any way. I think I might just install xp on it and get some of the upgrade that were listed on another site.

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by rindi1 In reply to Short on colors

If answer 1 doesn't help, you could download knoppix ( You can then burn the dowloaded iso image to a cd and boot your vaio with it. Knoppix is a fully running Linux system on cd and normally does a very good job at detecting the hardware correctly. So once knoppix is up and running you can use the tools which are present in knoppix to view what hardware your PC has. Remember all that info and visit the respective websites to get the windows 98 drivers for that hardware.
If knoppix suits you you could even install it to disk and use that OS instead of Win98..., there is a tool which allows you to install it to Disk.

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by NLane126 In reply to

Thanks that did help learned more about newer options.I went to the site and download the Knoppix file, I think I will just install xp on the computer and not use 98 on that system, at least it can't be any worst than what I have now thanks for your answers

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