(Although I'm sure you could find replacement old motherboards on the 'net someplace...)
I drove into the city and got a cheap computer with the Windows Vista operating system. After a while, I wanted to play Duke nukem 3D. But Vista doesn't seem to like DOS programs anymore. When I boot up Duke 3D, I get the error message: "This system does not support full screen mode." I talked with the guys at the computer repair store again and they said it's a common problem. Vista just doesn't work with DOS. One of his suggestions was to download and use DOS-BOX and another was to download and use a program called virtual box.
(This program allows you to separately install and run old operating systems on your vista computer.)
Using virtual box, I installed windows 98 from my old disk. Everything in this new separate Windows 98 os basically works fine. But here's my problem:
I can't seem to change the display settings. They are stuck at 16 colors and 800x600 display. My only other option is to use 2 colors. I think I might need to install new graphics drivers.
I obviously still have my old windows 98 CD and I have an "Ati graphics drivers" CD from my old system. I tried to use that, but windows said the best driver is already installed on my computer.
What should I do?
I think these are the right system specs:
I have Windows Vista Home Basic
Service Pack 1
Model: Aspire M1640
Processor: Intel® Pentium® Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20GHz 2.20 GHz
Memory (RAM): 2.00 GB
System type: 32-bit operating system
When I am using virtual box's windows 98 program the specs are:
Microsoft Windows 98
Pentium® II processor
Intel MMX Technology
1022.0 MB of RAM
File system 32-bit
Virtual memory 32-bit
(No PC card sockets installed)