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I'm new to the world of laptops, but I have a IBM Thinkpad380XD. The thing can't be too outdated, afterall it's a Pentium, has a good size hard drive, modem, CD-rom and built in subwoofer. Anyway, it has a SVGA monitor but says the adapter is a Standard PCI Graphics adapter (VGA). THe monitor says Laptop Display Panel 800x600 resolution but I can't get the resolution to more than 640x480 which is kind of blurry. I'd probably be able to read it at 800x600. Can anyone tell me why I can't get it to more than 640x480?? Hope I saked in the right forum,new here. :ufo:
 

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Well, I went there and downloaded the Win 95/98/ME video driver, and it still doesn't work? Then went into settings,contol panel,display,settings,advanced,adapter then change. It could very well be I don't know what I'm doing;) Any more help would be great, thanks.
 

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Can you go to your display properties and tell me what color setting it is at? 16 color, 256 color, 16 bit etc... Also what driver and monitor is it listing in there?
 

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16 color, 640x480 pixels, says Standard PCI Graphics adapter (VGA) under adapter, under monitor it says Laptop Display Panel (800x600),
 

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Ok when you downloaded the driver file what did you do with it? Did you run it after you downloaded it?
 

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Yes, I did run it, didn't seem to do anything. Tried to run it again, but then said it was already installed and asked if I wanted to overwrite the existing files.
 

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Ok windows 95 instructions:
1. Boot Windows 95.
2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
3. Click Start, select Settings, then click Control Panel.
4. Double-click the Display icon and select the Settings tab.
5. Click the Advanced Properities button.
6. Click the Change button in the Adapter tab.
7. Click the Have Disk button.
8. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\DISPLAY and click the OK button.
9. Windows 95 finds NeoMagic MagicGraph 128XD device. Click the
OK button. Windows 95 copies all driver files to your hard disk drive.
10. After driver files are copied, click the Close button to close
the Advanced Display Properities window.
11. Select color depth, resolution, and font.
12. Click the Close button to close the Display Properties
windows.
13. Click the Yes button to restart Windows 95.


Windows 98 instructions:
1. Boot Windows 98.
2. Extract the drivers onto the hard disk drive.
3. Click Start, select Settings, then click Control Panel.
4. Double-click the Display icon and select the Settings tab.
5. Click the Advanced button.
6. Select the Adapter tab.
7. Click the Change button. The Update Device Driver Wizard
runs.
8. Click the Next button.
9. Select the Display a list of all the drivers in a specific
location, so you can select the driver you want and click the
Next button.
10. Click the Have Disk button.
11. Type C:\DRIVERS\W9X\DISPLAY in the source path and click the
OK button.
12. Windows 98 finds NeoMagic MagicGraph 128XD device. Click the
OK button.
13. If Update Driver Warning appears on the screen, click the
Yes button to continue to install.
14. Click the Next button.
If Windows 98 cannot find driver files, change the source path to
C:\DRIVERS\W9X\DISPLAY and click the OK button.
Windows 98 copies all driver files to your hard disk drive.
15. After driver files are copied, click the Finish button.
16. Click the Yes button to restart Windows 98.
 

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YOU my friend are an awesome person...just made my day!!! I really appreciate this, it worked PERFECT, my display is awesome, I can actually read it now. Again, thank you and this forum!!!!:happyange
 

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danrak,Can I do this with my pc,Imhaving the exact same troubles.Everything else is clear,but any pics I get are BAD!Mine seems to be 'stuck' on 16 colors to. I know very little and trying very hard to learn .Thanks in advance>
 

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Welcome to the forums, Robinrow. You have replied to a very old thread- even though it is on the same subject you have the right to start a new thread!

Yes you can fix your problem in most cases. Right click on your desk top and tell us what kind of vidio card your system thinks it has. Tell us please what OS you are running, and it would be superb if you knew what kind of video adaptor you really have.

Even if you don't know all that stuff, please write back and we will get you going one way or another.

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Okay,so far I have been able (I think) to find out a couple things.In display properties/Advanced it says the adapter is S3Inc Trio64V2. Is this what I was looking for? Also I have win98. I am not sure how I find the other things you said.Im afraid to click on the wrong thing .I did that already and that was not at all good.I bought this computer used (15 donated from Kodak)to learn on . I was trying to get on here while one of you were online.Cause I need some severe guidence!!For now I will look for ??? stuffhaha! Thanks o so much
 

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1st you own the computer ... the computer doesnt own you...
DONT be afraid to poke around....thats how alot of us learn...just keep track of what your doing and in most cases (most cases!!!) it is revesible....

2nd what is it your having a problem with...a exact a possible

3rd Take Jamman's advice and start a new thread.....this way you will get email notifications when someone replys
 

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Hello there ,was anyone going to reply ?
Sorry for the slow response, the thread got lost because of what I feared and told you- you replied to an ancient thread instead of starting a new, all us regulars knew the original problem had allready been solved and didn't bother opening it up after being familiar with the header.

Anyway, go hereand download your driver please and have a nice day.

Click on "drivers" and it will guide you, read carefully. I can't link you to the specific driver because you didn't tell us your OS.
 

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and have a nice day Jamman.....:D

TSF...your kinder gentler support fourm....:clap: :love: :angel2: :cheers:
 
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