any type of advice would greatly be appreciated!

i recently reformatted my hard drive and stupidly did not back up my drivers. my system cd was lost, so i cannot reinstall the original configuration. i installed windows me, and a new video card, but the computer is telling me that my monitor needs to support 256 colors (which it used to) and telling me to update my monitor driver. i have tried to do this to no avail...the two drivers i found hasn't allowed me to increase my colors higher than 16 (pretty sad and archaic!

i have a rivatnt2 video card which has successfully installed, but the computer only recognizes the standard vga graphics adapter.

any suggestions on what i can do now?!~?

mahalo from hawai`i