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probelm after installing win 98 on compaq laptop

  edennorman 11:19 30 Apr 04


I posted yesterday asking for help about how to install win 98 on my old M300 compaq laptop.

I found out how to do it...but after installing correctly (i hope) I find that the desktop only takes up an inner rectangle of the screen...around the desktop is a black area of screen about 1.5 inches deep all round, anyone have any idea.

a)what caused it.... and
b)how to get my whole desktop back again?

Thanks everyone...really appreciate your help.


  Gongoozler 11:36 30 Apr 04

If this problem applies to all the displays, then it's probably a graphics driver problem, you need to find and install the correct drivers. If you are referring to just the background wallpaper, then on the background, right click, select "Properties", then in the Display box, click on the down arrow and select "Stretch".

  edennorman 14:34 30 Apr 04

thank you for the reply.

yes it applies to all the displays.....so what drivers are we talking about...are they win 98 graphics drivers....compaq drivers? And where might i look for them?

Thank you so much for your help.


  Eric10 14:40 30 Apr 04

click here for Compaq M300 drivers.

  edennorman 16:15 30 Apr 04

Thank you for link...problem solved.


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