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help me please

By angel
Feb 2, 2003
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  1. I have a laptop that was purchased in japan,it's a sharp p2
    I formatted the jap version of win98 and replaced it with my win98 english version.When I boot,the screen icons are huge and I only have 16bit in display properties...can't change it to 800/600.I called the sharp support number and they told me to go to the japanese site to find updates,which I did and can't read a thing there even after installing the language.I can't connect it to the internet because mine is ether and the laptop is dial up,can anyone please help me?:rolleyes:
  2. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 645

    First off, find out what graphics card you have in there, download the drivers and install them. That will solve your 'problem' with the display.

    Secondly, buy an ethernet card. Turn off the laptop and put it in. Turn it on, it will say new device found (your ethernet card) and then put in the CD or Floppy Disk and install the drivers.

    Is the manual that came with the laptop in English or Japanese? If it is in English, you can find out what video card you have, as it will be somewhere in the manual or in the specs of the laptop.
  3. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    When you turn on the system it should name the display adapter you have installed before the BIOS loading screen.
  4. angel

    angel TS Rookie Topic Starter

    k..these are the specs I found
    Intel celleron P2
    intel 440 chipset
    memory controller 82443BX/DX/ZX
    intel indeo video 3.24
    PCI virtual device ver 4.0
    PCI graphics adapter
    Texas instruments PCI 1225 cardbus controller
    Bios version:system soft acpi bios version 1.00.06
    CPU Pentium Pro
    IBM PC/AT

    If this helps ,please help me????
    I've been to the intel site and nothing worked.
    The japan site has updates for this model....
    Sharp,Mebius model #PC-MJ10M


    If you can figure this out......I owe you big time!
    Thanks
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