I'm trying to help a friend, and she's messed up the system someway. It is a Compaq Pentium II destop with a Gateway 2000 CrystalScan 17" monitor, and the system is 98SE.
In Device Mgr. the monitor showing is the PCI VGA, and the problem is it will not give you True Color or 800 X 600; and it did. I cannot figure out what the problem might be. When I hook up my computer to her monitor it will show True Color and 800 X 600, so we know the monitor is O.K. I took the display card out of my computer and put it in hers I could not get above 16 colors and 640 X 480 and I know nothing is wrong with my card. I downloaded a set of drivers for the mon from Gateway and attempted to install several, to no avail. I could not tie anything to the mon because none of their monitor drivers had any numbers that jived with the mon serial, nor model number on the mon. Gateway says that 98SE will recognize the mon. I've deleted the driver and rebooted, but nothing. I even went so far as to reinstall 98SE. Nothing seems to work. I'm stumped and it's probably right in front of my face.
Any help appreciated. Thanks, BuddyB