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AOC 2217V Monitor Windows 98

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by free377, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. free377

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    I reinstalled 98 and now I only get a very pixellated screen, 16 colors, and only the one screen setting option that is on--before I had no trouble with the monitor. Been searching for a Win 98 Service Pack(s) or AOC drivers for it an no luck, except bullsh$t websites you have to join. When I downloaded the AOC drivers from AOC, nothing was there to zip open or nothing DID anything. Help. Last time I reloaded the computer was online and I may have done updates, and the AOC monitor worked fine. What to do? Any user-friendly practical non-BS advice would be great.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    is not a monitor issue but lack of driver for your videocard that is causing the problem. is the videocard part of the motherboard or is it a seperate card that fits into a slot on the motherboard?
     
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    Are you serious? I plug in the monitor. Last year it worked fine. Now it and the sound do not. I DID say, "Any user-friendly practical non-BS advice would be great." Thanks, M.
     
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    i am being serious in that it is a videocard driver issue not monitor driver issue. the fact it is pixelated & 16 colors means it is videocard not monitor problem.
     
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    educate yourself on what the function of drivers are & why an OS needs them.

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    Okay, so how to solve? How do I go in, find what the card is, the name, get drivers, etc?

    M.
     
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    is the videocard part of the motherboard or is it a seperate card that fits into a slot on the motherboard?
     
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    My computer is a plastic box with slots. That's what I know. I have no idea. As I said, last year, reinstalled 98 and no problems at all, worked from the get go--now the AOC won't plug n play, I guess.
     
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    what does it show in device manager for display adapter? what is the make & model# of the computer like dell dimension 3100 or what?
     
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    http://drp.su/ go here get the FREE iso and burn it to cd and then use it to install your drivers
    do NOT use it in england i'm trying to make a living here
     
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    Thanks for the help. Video: Standard PCC Graphics Adapter (VGA) Hardware version 162. Audio: 1--USB Audio Device 2-VIA AC'97 Audio Controller WDM Hardware Version 080.
     
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    what is the make & model# of the computer like dell dimension 3100 or what?
     
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    No idea. Friend built it in 1996 for me.
     
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    do you still have the motherboard manual for it & maybe motherboard cd?
     
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    LOL. Is that enough of an answer for you? I push the button and it goes on. I am a NORMAL PERSON--not a geek!!! User-friendly solutions needed. M.
     

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