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By gemailhiot ·
Computer is Pentium 133Mhz, 32 MB RAM, running Windows 98.
Video is Trio64V+ PCI - onboard.
On original monitor, when opening multiple windows, previous window's icons and text remain visible, making the new windows illegible.
On other monitor, windows display properly with white background, but some icons are black. Open the Control Panel, for instance, and all icons are nlack although their caption is legible.
Same results after re-installing Windows 98.

Is it a monitor or a video adapter problem or both?

Any idea or suggestion to determine the real culprit?

BTW, the monitors used are dating back to 1994-1996.

thanks

gilles mailhiot

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by angsax In reply to Video Quirks

Sounds like an incorrectly installed/corrupt video driver. Reinstall the driver (make sure it is the most recent and the correct one. There are a lot of drivers for that series.

The easy way to test the machine/monitor is to put any old known working video card in and install that (the more basic the better) or hook it up to another good monitor.

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by teknik In reply to Video Quirks

This is exactly an insufficent video RAM problem.You have not wrote the ram of video card.But try to set the resolution to 640x480 with 256 colors.You would see that the problem resolved.Also if you use win95 instead of win98 you will have more avaible video ram.Also leave the wallpaper blank because it uses the video ram too.If your onboard video card supports more ram try to install video ram on the board.Some onboard VGA cards shares the physical RAM.So check bios settings to share more amount of RAM with onboard VGA card.
Good luck.

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by m1wheeler In reply to Video Quirks

i would suggest going to the manufacturers website of the video card and getting the latest drivers. ive seen the same thing before from messed up drivers on my friends computer. but it could also be the video going out.

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by selfcipher In reply to Video Quirks

Boot into safe mode, check to see if it happens there. You could also clear the NVRAM since it is onboard.

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