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My friend recently reinstalled Windows onto my laptop which I inherited from someone else. In doing so, all of the drivers that were initially associated with my laptop 'disappeared'. Today I downloaded both DisplayX 8? and Trident Cyberblade because my graphics were all blurry. Now, I have two monitors showing in Settings, and the screen is either big and blurry or small and centered on a large black screen. This is what happens when in Control Panel - Settings:

Two monitors displayed:
(1) Standard VGA 640 & 480 on Trident Cyberblade Ai1 AGP (42)
(2) Default Monitor on Trident Cyberblade Ail AGP (42)

Under option 1, the screen looks normal, but is small and centered on a large black screen. I cannot move the resolution slider under this option.
Option 2 gives a large blurry screen, and the resolution slider can be moved, but the graphics do not improve.

My Computer Info:

IMB Thinkpad 1200/1300 i series 1171-4MU
Intel Celeron Processor
Windows 98 SE

Belarc provides this info:

Trident CyberBlade Ai1 AGP (42) [Display adapter]
Default Monitor
Standard VGA 640x480 [Monitor

If anyone can help, I would be ever so grateful.

Thanks a million
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the other monitor is for an external monitor...don't worry about it...

Where did you get the driver for the video card?
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Thanks for responding.

I'm not tech saavy, so please bare with me. The Trident Cyberblade (I assume this is the driver?) came from the IBM site. Display X was downloaded from MicroSoft.
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Right click MY COMPUTER, choose PROPERTIES, choose DEVICE MANAGER

Select Display Adapters
Choose the device (trident Cyberblade, I assume), select delete/remove

Reboot your computer, it will redetect your gpu and reinstall the driver.
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Thanks a million! I was afraid to try it at first, but I am glad that I did.

Another satisfied customer ;)

Now, I just gotta figure out how to get sound :tazz:
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you didn't mention sound....did you install a sounddrive from gateway for your machine?
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I didn't mention sound because I thought I had to start a new thread for a new topic, and I hadn't tried to solve it on my own. At any rate, no, I did not install a sounddrive. I used this laptop throughout college and the sound worked fine, but after having Windows 98 SE installed, I have no sound. I suspect it's the same problem as the the display - no driver installed/working properly. I went to the IBM site to download the most up to date driver, it was called: (Version 5.12.01.5140 - Audio driver IV for Windows 98/Me/2000), but couldn't figure out what to do next.


Thanx
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extract and run...
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