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22-07-2003, 09:42 PM
Hi, hope someone can help.
I am after a device driver for a PC General monitor for W98se
Model : PCG 1569E. It is a 15" CRT.

I have tried a couple of US driver search sites with no luck and W98 will only let me run 256 colours max. with a nvidia GeForce2 MX 100\200 card with latest driver.

Any help appreciated. Pete.

Terry Porritt
22-07-2003, 09:57 PM
It wont be lack of a monitor driver that is limiting the number of colours to 256, it's something to do with your video card driver.
A monitor driver basically only tells Windows what resolution and refresh rate the monitor is capable of.

You are very unlikely anyway to get a "PC General" driver, as they didnt make monitors, they are re-badged monitors from the cheapest possible sources, one reason why PC General was unreliable and went bung.

Choose a "standard" monitor from the Win98 list eg a plug and play monitor. and check out your video card driver(s)/software to make sure you have the right one.

22-07-2003, 10:11 PM
PC General might have been generally unreliable - but I have a Cyrix 486DX50-2 that still goes (retired) and the associated 15inch monitor from 1994 that has been used all the time - it has seen Windows 3.11, Win98, Redhat 6.0, 6.2, 7.0, 7.3 and now 9.0. Had a service to re-solder some connections recently but still has a great picture.

22-07-2003, 11:03 PM
Are you sure it is a PC General PC as they have not been around since the 486 era.

22-07-2003, 11:17 PM
As far as drivers are concerned you might like to try CTX as I have successfully used this with my "PC General" monitor. The only problem I ever had with my General was the floppy controller died after five years of abuse.

A motherboard upgrade from a pentium to a celeron and it is still giving me excellent service.

23-07-2003, 07:40 PM
Definitely PC General 486 bought in 1994. Not 100% sure but htink that they might have produced 386s too??

23-07-2003, 10:17 PM
Thanks Terry for your insight of what a monitor driver does\does not do.
I downloaded an earlier driver and it works fine.
The PC General machine has a replacement motherboard in it - I was just trying to get it going for a friend who knows less than me!

Thanks to all for the replys. Pete.