Why is the video so puny?

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Just picked up an old Dell CP233 in seemingly great condition.
Cleaned out the HD and reloaded Win98se
Tried to view a digital image that came up in b&w.
Went to control panel/display and found a choice of 16 or 2 colors.
The dell specs on the machine indicate 800x400 internally and
half again increase on an external monitor.

Can you help me figure out the problem?

Gene
 
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"Etaoin" <smitmit@juno.com> wrote in news:
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> Just picked up an old Dell CP233 in seemingly great condition.
> Cleaned out the HD and reloaded Win98se
> Tried to view a digital image that came up in b&w.
> Went to control panel/display and found a choice of 16 or 2 colors.
> The dell specs on the machine indicate 800x400 internally and
> half again increase on an external monitor.
>
> Can you help me figure out the problem?


no driver loaded. go download the appropriate driver from the Dell site.
 
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Gene;
Have you installed the latest Windows 98 video drivers for your video
card?
https://support.dell.com/productselection.aspx

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Jupiter Jones
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


"Etaoin" <smitmit@juno.com> wrote in message
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> Just picked up an old Dell CP233 in seemingly great condition.
> Cleaned out the HD and reloaded Win98se
> Tried to view a digital image that came up in b&w.
> Went to control panel/display and found a choice of 16 or 2 colors.
> The dell specs on the machine indicate 800x400 internally and
> half again increase on an external monitor.
>
> Can you help me figure out the problem?
>
> Gene
>
>
 
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You two blokes are my heros.
Thanks,
Gene


"Jupiter Jones" <jones_jupiter@hotnomail.com> wrote in message
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> Gene;
> Have you installed the latest Windows 98 video drivers for your video
> card?
> https://support.dell.com/productselection.aspx
>
> --
> Jupiter Jones
> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/
>
>
> "Etaoin" <smitmit@juno.com> wrote in message
> news:_YKdnWXodbYLkUrd4p2dnA@comcast.com...
> > Just picked up an old Dell CP233 in seemingly great condition.
> > Cleaned out the HD and reloaded Win98se
> > Tried to view a digital image that came up in b&w.
> > Went to control panel/display and found a choice of 16 or 2 colors.
> > The dell specs on the machine indicate 800x400 internally and
> > half again increase on an external monitor.
> >
> > Can you help me figure out the problem?
> >
> > Gene
> >
> >
>
>
 

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With 98 (unlike xp, which can at least can install half-decent generic
drivers so you get decent amount of colours) you need to install drivers
manually for every piece of hardware just about...

"Etaoin" <smitmit@juno.com> wrote in message
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> You two blokes are my heros.
> Thanks,
> Gene
 
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