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I recently installed (and reinstalled) Windows98 onto a machine, and it won't restart. It's critical because I need to restart to change my resolution and color settings. I'm stuck at 16 colors with a 480x640 resolution, which gives me a major headache =).
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Hi Seven!...

Your post is a little vague. By restart, do you mean reboot the machine? Are you able to boot into "Normal Mode"? Have you installed all of your drivers" There are a lot of variables that cause a machine to run at low resolutions...please post back with a little more specific information on what you have done and are trying to do. Thanks.

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Howdy:

If you go into the Settings area and click on the "Advanced" button.. There is an option to "Apply the new display settings WITHOUT rebooting".. Check that, apply and okay out..

Now try adjusting.. If they still won't stick, then you will have to re-install the drivers for your vide card!!

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I can't find drivers for the nVidia Vanta. If you know where I can get the most recently updated drivers, I'd be grateful.

When I go to Start -> Shut Down -> Restart/Shut Down, all the programs close and it just sits.
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Try the nVidia website !! :tazz:

Win98 or 98SE??

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It's Windows 98, not SE.

The nVidia website doesn't have drivers for the nVidia Vanta - unless I'm supposed to download TNT/Riva/Quadro drivers.
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As per nVidia:

Question:
What driver should I use for my NVIDIA Vanta product?

Answer:
You should always begin with the driver provided by the add-in card or OEM of your product for maximum performance. However, NVIDIA does provide updated reference drivers ("Detonator" drivers) on this web site.

Also, you could try your mobo or system manufacturers website for the latest drivers..

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All of the parts are ancient. I purchased the video card at a local trade center, and parts come 'as is' with no software. Thirty bucks for a stick of 128mb pc-100 and the video card, but the video card so far has been useless.
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Then, do as nVidia says and use the Detonator drivers!!

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Sorry, I'm being unclear(which I do often =/). I can't restart - and every time I attempt to change the settings(like resolution or colour depth), it asks me to restart. Therein lies the issue.
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Seven!...

Refer to post #3...

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That option didn't help - at this point I formatted and recreated my partition. I'll reinstall Win98 later(and I bought SE).
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