Reformatting your laptop

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HI, love your website

Ok i just had to reformat my IBM laptop (model 600E) due to a windows problem and when i formated it i put 98SE back on the computer. I Know that there are driver on the 98SE disk and i tryed to install them and when i did it worked but then came back up and it gives me an error that says (Your display settings can not work) and then when i go to the desktop properties i try to change the settings and it says it is in trouble shotting mode. I have tryed to install Drivers off the internet from Microsoft and from IBM website and everytime i try to install the driver it will not let me. It says try to start applacation agin. so i restart my computer and it dosent work.

But when i try to install off the 98SE disk it works and when i restart the system it gose back to the default. I have tried everything to my knowlage and i am stumped if you could plese help me

Thank you

T.J. Sleyzak.

Answer

This question was answered on November 2, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To correctly install graphics drivers boot the computer to safe mode

Install the drivers Change the graphics settings in safe mode back to

16 colours 640x480 resolution Reboot the computer normally Go into

the graphics settings again and reset the colours and resolution to what

you want.

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Posted by Christopher of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 2, 2004