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Windows 98 in 16 colors only?

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April 16, 2003 5:28:13 PM

I've recently wiped an eMachines etower 566i that I had come by that DIDN'T have the disks with it.
I reinstalled Windows 98 SE (which was also what came on it originally), and I found I was stuck in 16 colors!
Windows seems to think that the Graphics Adapter is only capable of this, when before it was running high color (256 colors). Windows tells me this when I try to install the Super VGA driver that comes on the disk.
Can anyone tell me where I can find a driver that will let me run super vga?
I've already checked with eMachines, and they told me that I can purchase the restore disks for $20. Plus they only sell them by phone, and calling them costs another $20.

--- Your friendly neighborhood MechWarrior.

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April 16, 2003 6:11:28 PM

According to this <A HREF="http://www.e4me.com/products/previous.html" target="_new">site</A>, the system has an integrated Intel Direct 3D 2X AGP chip on the mainboard. A user on this page(<A HREF="http://www.e4all.info/motherboards/cognac_end_users.htm" target="_new">Cognac End User's Upgrades</A>) mentions trying a driver that comes directly from Intel, with good results. Look under "Graphic Drivers".

It's also possible that the HP driver on this <A HREF="http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/desktops/us/loc..." target="_new">page</A> might do the trick.

Toey

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