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    Problems with screen

    Hi, I have bought a computer from a girl. She had windows ME on it. She said she had to format it because the windows ME was registered to her. I bought sealed windows 98 from EBay. My Problem is when I Right click on the desk to and go to properties ~~Settings I only have color of a 16 bit or a 2 color. And I can not change my screen size. It will not move off of the 800 by 600. Every thing is so big and not very colorful also the speekers dont work. Please help. What can I do?

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    Re: Problems with screen

    This sounds like your graphics card is not being recognised and so the default (minimal) settings are forced into use.
    Do you know what graphics hardware you have installed? - if so, you should try downloading and installing the correct drivers which will allow you to change the settings that your hardware will allow.

    The same will apply to your sound card (if fitted)

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    Re: Problems with screen

    And, in addition to what Leif said, it you need help in identifying the sound card and/or graphics card in the machine so you can go look for drivers, try downloading Belarc Advisor from this link. It's <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> and will give you a report showing a lot of info about the innards of the computer.

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