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Old 05-11-2006, 05:07 AM   #1
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What's up peeps? I'm having some trouble with an old laptop and was wondering what forum I'm supposed to post my questions in. I need the drivers for a compaq presario 1200xl118.

I know, it's really old and slow, hehe. I got it for my 8yr old daughter. Anyway, it kept crashing, so I erased the 5gig HD and put on 98SE. The display is really bad now. I can't change the resolution till I have a driver.

I've searched the net for a couple of days and still nothing.

Ah, time to go to work, have a good people!!
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Old 05-11-2006, 05:12 AM   #2
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Welcome, I believe posting your question in General Software and Hardware will do. If noone helps you here.
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Old 05-11-2006, 05:45 AM   #3
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Welcome dude!

First, go to www.driverguide.com and register there. Second, look on what you want drivers for here:
http://cnet.nytimes.com/Compaq_Presa...6.html?tag=sub


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Old 05-11-2006, 05:52 AM   #4
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:32 AM   #6
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Old 05-11-2006, 08:36 AM   #7
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Welcome, Newb lol

What kind of driver are you needing? Any specific information you can give?
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I think he needs graphics drivers, if the display is really bad...?
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Welcome to CF, Read the rules and I hope you enjoy posting here.


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Old 05-11-2006, 04:31 PM   #14
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Wow, a lot of greetings but the guy also has a problem which few people seem to want to help out with.

I'll go an try to search for the drivers. I'll post later.
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Hello and welcome!! the general hardware/software section is what you want
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:04 PM   #17
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Wow, this is the friendly place on the internet!! Thanks guys and gals!

I saw a couple of links posted, I'm going to check those out. Sorry I don't have any additional info to post....well it is a 500mghz w/ 64mb ram. I have a 128 stick on the way to help it out.

But my real problem right now, is that after the reformat, my icons are no longer clear and I have only 1 opt for res and 1 opt for color (like 16 colors or something...really low).


Okay, I just started it up and checked the resolution. I am limited to 640 by 480 and it is only 16colors.

But I'll hit those links and see what I can find.
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