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Have a Compac Armada 1700 laptop with Windows NT4.0 After reinstallation of NT4.0 i have only 16 colors on screen. Sombody know how to get 256 colors? Karl Hole Norway

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you have not install the Display drivers just go to below link and download the VGA drivers


http://www.laptopdrivers.net/video-drivers-for-compaq-armada-1700/


vote me if you find your solution

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I cant login to my Compaq Armada 1700 because i forgot the login and password please help


Which Password? Bios Password? Hard Drive Password? Windows Welcome Screen User Login Password?

Which Operating System?

OK, if you are running Windows 7, Microsoft tightenedsecurity on it so you've got to have a password reset disk which 99% of thepeople who own laptops with windows 7 fail to do. It should be one of thefirst things you do when you buy the laptop. Otherwise, you're faced withreinstalling the Operating System or possibly doing a System Recovery.

If you're on Windows XP or Vista try this:

Turn off the computer, then hit the power button to turn it back on andimmediately start hitting the F8 key repeatedly until you see the Safe Modeoption. Select SAFE MODE and let the computer boot up. When it getsto the User Login screen it will show the Administrator userid and the useridfor which you forgot the password. Sign in as the Administrator (hopefullyyou didn't put a password on it and forgot it too). Once the desktopappears it will look different, the screen will be darker and the icons bigger,but this is normal for safe mode.

Click Start/Control Panel/User Accounts
When the User Accounts screen opens, click on the userid for which you forgotthe password. Select the option to REMOVE PASSWORD.

Reboot your machine.

Apr 15, 2012 | Compaq Armada 1700 Notebook

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My monitor gives 16-bit color at 640x480, but will only offer 256 colors at 1024x768 -- and only displays 16 colors when I select that... In order to access resolution options, I have to go into Advanced...


The monitor has no influence here - something is wrong with your video card: either its driver is missing (or corrupted) or the video chip has failed.
Uninstall all the drivers for the video(except the generic VGA one), from Programs and Device Manager
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/f/open-device-manager-windows-7.htm
and reboot several times then go to Dell
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs
select your pc and get the correct driver.
If that doesn't fixes it then the video chip has failed, you will need to buy a new video card.

Aug 02, 2011 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

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At 1440x1200 resolution the monitor (719Sw) visualizes fine, but a window appears saying "input not supported". Does my cpu not support this monitor. Its a P4, 32.99 ghz 504 mb ram machine


Restart the computer
2 While the computer is loading, press "F8" key on the keyboard right before the
computer reads the hard drive or press the "F8" key multiple times in 1 second
interval until the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" appears on the screen
3 Under "Windows Advanced Options Menu", using the arrow key on the
keyboard, select "Enable VGA Mode" then press Enter. Select "Windows 2000
or Windows XP" for your operating system.
4 Wait while the computer is loading and once the computer finishes loading,
5 Right Click anywhere on the blank area on the desktop then click "Properties"
6 Click on "Settings"
7 Click on "Advanced"
8 Click on "Adapter"
9 Click on "List All Modes..."
10 We recommend that for 15" LCD's select 1024x768, True Color (32 Bit) 60
Hz or 1024x768, High Color (16 Bit), 60 Hertz; For 17" & 18" LCD's select
1280x1024, True Color (32 Bit), 60 hertz, or 1280x1024, High Color (16 Bit)
60 Hertz, or
640x480, 256 colors, 60Hertz or 75Hertz
640x480, High Color (16 bit), 60Hertz or 75Hertz
640x480, True Color (32 bit), 60Hertz or 75Hertz
800x600, 256 Colors, 60Hertz or 75Hertz
800x600, High Color (16 bit), 60Hertz or 75Hertz
800x600, True Color (32 bit), 60Hertz or 75Hertz
1024x768, 256 colors, 60Hertz
1024x768, High Color (16 bit), 60Hertz
1024x768, True Color (32 bit), 60Hertz

11 Additional Valid Modes for use only with 17" & 18" LCD Monitor
1280x1024, 256 colors, 60Hertz
1280x1024, High Color (16 bit), 60Hertz
1280x1024, True Color (32 bit), 60Hertz

May 17, 2011 | AOC 917Sw 19" LCD Monitor

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Hi i have compact armada 1700 and it is missing operating system what is the problem


Hi

If it is missing the operating system then you are missing windows i.e. Windows XP, Windows Vista etc etc


You will need to purchase a CD from any reputable PC shop or online, and then install onto your PC

Mar 08, 2010 | Compaq Armada 1700 Notebook

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Display problem


have compaq armanda laptop can;t get it to256-color ?try all -change back to 95 windows --have 98 windows both won;t work?
need help

Feb 09, 2009 | Compaq Armada 1700 Notebook

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Help with compaq armada 1700


Sounds like your Hard Drive is gone, or you have a floppy disk in drive or cd in drive, could be a CMOS setting wrong also, but I would suspect the Hard drive is shot on a machine this old. P.S. I am running an Armada 1700 right now. Your HDD door should be on the bottom of the machine about 3"X3" with a 1"X3" lip that is hinged and has a catch on it, you need to release the catch and see if it even has a hard drive in the caddy, it will slide towards the front of the machine, slide it back towards the back it is only held in by the cover's foam and may have come dislodged. Some things to try.

Jul 14, 2008 | Compaq Armada 1700 Notebook

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I suggest to reinstall the Vedio Drivers for your Notebook.

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Compaq armada 1700 only starts on safe mode


If this is your notebook - Compaq Armada 1700 (316320-056) PC Notebook. The system memory only came with 32MB's of memory. Your not telling me enough. Have you recently upgraded your operating system? If I have this wrong please post which Compaq you have from the list I'm providing from this link:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/ProductList.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=96221&taskId=135
If you are trying to run a XP version your memory will need to be increased to at least 512MB. You still have the Compaq's splash screen loading when you turn on your notebook which blocks you from seeing the amount of memory installed in your notebook. So when you start your notebook press the F12 key on your keyboard. You need to enter the bios. If F12 does not get you there than try F10 or F1 key. At startup. Repeat hitting the key every two seconds till the Bios screen loads. Look for the amount of memory installed. At the bottom of the bios screen is instructions on how to navagate while in the bios. You'll need to post back with what you found If I'm to help further.

Feb 07, 2008 | Compaq Armada 1700 Notebook

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Armada 1700 laptop


remove the battery and power from the A/C and then plug in the battery and a/c cord

Jan 21, 2008 | Compaq Armada 1700 Notebook

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Tech help


Forget the diagnostics. If things are that bad then do a complete format and reinstall. Trying to fix problems on any windows platform usually leaves you with more problems to solve. Bite the bullet and give you and your laptop a new lease on life. BMW

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