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A friend of mine has a dell XPST700R computer, with a E770 Monitor.

In display properties, It only allows 16 colors at a 640 resolution.

I assume this is because the correct graphic card drivers are not installed.

The display driver that windows finds is a Generic PCI graphics card.

How can I determine what type of card it is, if windows continues to detect it as a generic card?

Does anyone know what kind of cards these systems shipped with?

Nick M. RAhl
 

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Got it working...

Windows kept detecting a generic PCI graphics card.

When I opened the case, I found that it was an AGP Radeon Rage Pro 128 (windoze wasn't even close), but I guess that's windoze 98 for you...

I went to ATI's site and downloaded the proper drivers.

Windoze gave me it's "This is not the right driver, if you install it, your computer will melt, and you will have seven years of bad luck. Do you wish to continue anyway?" message.

I said "OK.", and when I restarted (gotta love 98: ), all of the color and resolutions were back.

So the moral of the story is:

"Windoze is stupid and not to be trusted." (lol)

Thanks for your help,

NMR
 

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After they proudly put their stamp of "approval" - which of course, does NOT guarrentee that the driver will work anyways...

Especially *WHEN* Windows XP complains about the Windows Drivers THAT are *SIGNED*!!
 
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