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A Team
27-09-2008, 04:45 PM
Hi. I have not long finished a format of the hard drive of my Toshiba Tecra 8000 laptop. The available screen is only 2/3 of the LCD size and I can't seem to get it to pick up the whole area. The buttons at top right indicate it is already maximised. The 'display' option in Control Panel shows 640 x 480 on the slide bar, but I cannot drag it higher. I don't seem to be able to find a better driver that will take it up to full screen. It was OK in the dispaly area before the format of the drive. Any ideas?

Speedy Gonzales
27-09-2008, 04:47 PM
So what driver did you install?? One from the Toshiba site?

A Team
27-09-2008, 04:53 PM
Negative. The one it defaulted to one the Windows 98 CD.
Not sure how to identify what display card I've got. I just changed the driver to the only Toshiba specific one (T3) on Windows CD, rebooted then got 'Windows is now restarting... An internal stack overflow has caused the session to be halted. Change the STACKS setting in your CONFIG.SYS file, and then try again', but the text stays on the screen and it doesn't ptogress, nor is there a Dos prompt. Where to from here?

Speedy Gonzales
27-09-2008, 05:00 PM
Look on the Toshiba site for the driver, and once u get into windows install the driver for 98

If the Toshiba site has the driver for 98

A Team
27-09-2008, 05:06 PM
OK, I'll do that, but am still stuck on the 'Windows is now restarting... An internal stack overflow has caused the session to be halted. Change the STACKS setting in your CONFIG.SYS file, and then try again', but the text stays on the screen, and a reboot simply brings the text back. Will not now boot from a boot disk, either??

Speedy Gonzales
27-09-2008, 05:11 PM
Well you shouldnt have changed the driver without asking first.

Try booting into safe mode and delete the display driver in device manager, then reboot

Jen
27-09-2008, 05:11 PM
Can you get into safe mode?

A Team
27-09-2008, 05:14 PM
Hi, Jen. No. Rebooting just brings the same words up on the screen, even if tapping F8. Can't go forward, can't go back! Cheers

A Team
27-09-2008, 05:25 PM
Standby. I found a thread on another forum indicating a similar lockup. Said to take the battery out and put it back. Even though my battery is stuffed, i did it and then it booted up fine. I will now set abt installing a driver from the T site and see what happens. I'll let you know. I haveremoved the driver in Dev Mngr.

Speedy Gonzales
27-09-2008, 05:29 PM
Make sure you get the right driver, not any driver

A Team
27-09-2008, 05:32 PM
I'll do my best. Wher in the laptop do I find what display device / card I have, so I can match it against the T site? Cheers.

Speedy Gonzales
27-09-2008, 05:37 PM
Just search for tecra 8000 on the toshiba site

Or see if this will tell you (http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php)

A Team
27-09-2008, 05:37 PM
OK. Can boot into Safe Mode, but can't seem to delete the driver that is causing the grief. Booting in Normal Mode stalls on the proprietary Win98 screen.

A Team
27-09-2008, 05:44 PM
Can't seem to do anything with the driver that's installed. option to 'Change' is greyed out. Is there another way i can install a device driver? Cheers.

Speedy Gonzales
27-09-2008, 05:47 PM
Right mouse on the desktop / settings, and change the driver back to the default one

A Team
27-09-2008, 05:52 PM
Unfortunately, that is just an alternate route to the same place, and as I say, the option to 'Change' is greyed out.

Speedy Gonzales
27-09-2008, 05:58 PM
You may have no other choice but to reformat it then.

A Team
27-09-2008, 06:02 PM
OK. Nothing lost. I'll try, again. Thanks.

A Team
27-09-2008, 08:30 PM
OK. Formatted the hard drive and did a reinstall of Win 98, installed NeoMagic Monitor Driver ex Toshiba site. It works fine. However, whenever booting up, Windows keeps detecting PnP Monitor and prompting to install another driver which was the default one that resulted in the small screen, previously. How can I stop it presenting that option, rather than 'cancel'ing out of it each time? Cheers.

Speedy Gonzales
27-09-2008, 09:45 PM
Try cancelling it again and select the other one youve just installed as the default

A Team
28-09-2008, 09:37 AM
Sorry, SG. Not sure how to do that. Can I have a bit more information? Thanks

Speedy Gonzales
28-09-2008, 09:42 AM
Pass I've never had to do it. Install something else on it

Install the chipset drivers if its got any

CI Sue
28-09-2008, 11:47 AM
Hi. I have not long finished a format of the hard drive of my Toshiba Tecra 8000 laptop.

Did you install the laptop's motherboard drivers after reformatting? That should have been the first thing you did after Windows was installed.

A Team
28-09-2008, 12:09 PM
Yup. Not sure what they all were, but downloaded all the drivers required from Toshiba site. The driver for the Monitor was one of them and that is the one installed. However, every bootup, it promptsd to install the default driver, which was faulty. See earlier posts. Cheers.