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Video probs , screen half size, can't get more than 16 colors

On the monitor I only get about a 5x8 screen size, and only 16 colors, using win 98. can't get it to upgrade to XP either, it gets stuck on checking hs ardware config or system settings something like that. Thanks in advance

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  • davidheald56 Aug 22, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem and I think it is the onboard video chipset driver as the Device Manager reports only a "Standard VGA Adapter" but I can't seem to find out what chipset is used so I can't install the correct driver.

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That notebook is too old for XP really. I would either stick with win98 - you can get drivers for the video, sound, modem, etc, from :
http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/support.html?pageDisplay=drivers

Or if the laptop has at least 128mb RAM then Windows 2000 will install all the basic drivers for your system and is fully supported on that system.

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