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Windows ME Display wrong, only 16 colors

By hoochdaddie ·
I had to reformat a new ( compaq presario 1800T )laptop. I loaded Windows ME full version on a blank C:
When in windows, I'm stuck looking at a 640 by 480 screen resolution, and only 16 COLORS. I've tried changing different display adapters,and monitors in the monitor properties section.
Need Help!!!

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Windows ME Display wrong, only 16 colors

by volovoy In reply to Windows ME Display wrong, ...

Goto www.compaq.com and try to find and download proper videodrivers for your laptop model.
Good luck!

Alex

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by NVPaladin In reply to Windows ME Display wrong, ...

Hate to make this sound simple, but have you gone to compaq and gottent their diagnostics or recovery downloads. Compaq is weird in that they keep a small part of the harddrive for thenselves and formating removes it

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by marcuseq In reply to Windows ME Display wrong, ...

One of the problems that occurs when reloading a new OS onto a machine and not using the manufacturer restore disks is that sometimes a lot of the drivers that the machine needs are no where to be found on the new installation disks... If you were to ask me about this before you reformated, I would have suggested that you use the restore disks that came with the machine then upgrade the OS as you see fit. Since the formatting has been done, it looks like the problem is that you don't have the right driver for your monitor or video card.

You'll need to go the website of the manufacturer video card and monitor and download the appropriate drivers, install them on your machine... and once you do that you should be able to change the resolution.

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