Having laptop problems.

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  1. The Green Bastard

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    I know it's old, but it was donated to a local Volunteer FD, and I've been asked to give it a little upgrade and install a simple civic address database so they can take it with them when responding to a fire.

    The screen is giving me a fit.
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    I went to driverguide.com, and installed the drivers available, but it didn't work. It's still that size after a reboot, and 16 colors.

    Any ideas?
     
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    The Green Bastard Click click click bang

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    [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]ibm.com helped me![/font][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]

    II. Installation instructions for Windows 98
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    1. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Start Windows 98.[/font][/font]
    2. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Extract the drivers onto the hard drive.[/font][/font]
    3. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Click Start -> Settings and then click Control Panel.[/font][/font]
    4. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Double-click the Display icon.[/font][/font]
    5. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Click the Settings tab.[/font][/font]
    6. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Click the Advanced button.[/font][/font]
    7. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Click the Adapter tab.[/font][/font]
    8. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Click the Change button. The Update Device Driver Wizard window will appear.[/font][/font]
    9. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Click the Next button.[/font][/font]
    10. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Select Display a list of all the drivers in a specific location, so you can select the driver you want and click the Next button.[/font][/font]
    11. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Click the Have Disk button. The Install From Disk window will appear.[/font][/font]
    12. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]In the Copy manufacturer's files from: box, type [font=courier new, courier, mono]C:\DRIVERS\W9X\DISPLAY[/font] and click the OK button. The Select Device window will appear with a list of video drivers.[/font][/font]
    13. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Confirm IBM ThinkPad 770/770ED (Cyber9397) or IBM ThinkPad 770X/770Z (Cyber9397DVD) is listed in Models field. If you do not see your model, click on Show all devices and select your model. Then, click the OK button.[/font][/font]
    14. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Click the Yes button if the Update Driver Warning window appears.[/font][/font]
    15. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Click the Next button at the Update Device Driver Wizard window. The video drivers are installed.[/font][/font]
    16. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Click the Finish button to close the Update Device Driver Wizard window.[/font][/font]
    17. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Click the Close button to close the IBM ThinkPad(Cyber9397) Properties window.[/font][/font]
    18. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Click the Close button to close the Display Properties window.[/font][/font]
    19. [font=helvetica, arial][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif]Windows 98 prompts you to restart the computer to make the display driver change effective.[/font][/font]
     

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