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    After trying some of the helpful advice of other members, I ended up formatting and installing win98 on my old confuse, (Previous post refers. )

    Now, I am having trouble getting any higher that 16 colors on my display and of course everything is huge on the screen.
    Before I formatted I could get a setting of 32 True. I have a Trident video card (opened up the can and looked) cannot find and driver disk(?) for it.
    When I check device manager, it states Standard PCI Graphics Adapter. I know prior to formatting this used to show a Trident driver.
    What step am I missing to get a better display setting (32 true color)?

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    Hello Eagle - Go here - http://www.softwarepatch.com/utilities/blade-3d.html
    and, assuming this is your required driver, download it. This should fix your problems because you seem to be a driver missing. Regards.
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    Yup you need that driver. If galena1's suggestion does not work:

    Download and run Everest from here (scroll down to bottom & accept agreement): http://www.lavalys.com/products/down...dlid=1&lang=en

    This will tell you the exact model of video card you have.

    Now hopefully you will find the driver for it listed here (note there are 15 pages worth!)
    http://list.driverguide.com/list/company1072/index.html
    Once you find it remember to use the win98 version.

    If memory serves you need to sign up to download from Driverguide. Always a good idea to use a temp email address for this type of thing, thus avoiding potential spam in the future. Mailinator offers one such service (free & easy) and there are others like it, or you can make your own using hotmail, yahoo etc.
    http://www.mailinator.com/

    Good luck!

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    Thanks Shinobi for this info, after plugging away I have been able to get a 256 color display. This will really help, it answers a whole lot of questions about my system that I could have used about 3 days ago.....live and learn, and it has been a learning experience.

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    Glad your up and running.

    We all have a learning curve. It's funny actually but the last few questions I have answered on this board have all been for problems I myself had several years ago as a noobie. Alas I was not aware of Help2Go or how to use the internet in general as a tool to fix problems, and consequently I ended up shelling out a fair bit of money to get these relatively easy problems sorted by a professional....wait that's not funny at all come to think of it :roll:

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    Got my settings back! 32 True.

    You are right Shinobi, this is a great site. Prior to this little exercise of mine (re-installing win98) my involvement was to drop it off at the shop and say, "fix it please'.

    But the next time it will be a new computer and operating system.