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The display is incorrect

I can get 800 by 600 resolution but only 16 colors. This is after image restoration. This is a CF27EB reconditioned by Duracom. P3 500mhz win98se. Any Ideas on what the adapter is supposed to be?

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Well from a quick google i can see the original manufacturer was Panasonic. As a general rule of thumb , if you cannot get higher than 16 colours and 800x600 resolution then thats probably all the graphics on the laptop can support. Looking at the specification , its obvious that the laptop is quite old and back when windows 98se was the mainly used OS and Pentium 3's under 1 ghz were common , 800x600 with 16 colours was probably the best available.

As windows update wont be any use to due no more support for win98 , right clicfk My Computer , go the properties and click the Device Manager tab. Under Display Adapters , you will see the adapter for your laptop. You can try right clicking it , clickuing update driver , letting it search and see if it finds one. This may solve your problem as sometimes driver updates allow for more resolutions.

Please post what device manager ssays under Display Adapters if you get stuck and il try and find an updated driver.

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