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mechanic66
10-29-01, 11:04 AM
I finally got my system kinda working and now I'm running into a video card problem. I'm running Win98; T-bird 900; Asus A7V and a Radeon 32mb DDR video card. When I booted my system for the first time Windows recognized new hardware (my video card) and allowed me to load the drivers. I ran into lots of DDWinhelp.exe errors so decided to get the latest drivers off ATi's site. I downloaded them, uninstalled the old drivers, and tried to install the new ones. I got an error message saying the install wouldn't work and I should try to set the Video adaptor to a Std VGA. It wouldn't let me so I re-booted. The system posted and ran through most of the boot, I got the Win 98 screen and then the monitored powered down but the boot continued. This happened several times. I am able to install other older video cards, some POS that came with the system and my old Diamond Viper V550 and I can get to the desktop (Windows recognizes that there is new hardware). But everytime I reinstall the Radeon just before the desktop the monitor powers down. I tried, with an old video card, to reinstall the new Radeon drivers but I keep getting an error message about the Video adaptor. I'm pissed and clueless. Windows won't recognize the Radeon as new hardware. WTF do I do???? :cry:

terrancelam
10-29-01, 02:25 PM
Havey ou installed the Via 4in1's? They are vital to stable performance with any via based chipset. Another thing, it sounds like you have a corrupted version of Win98, is this a fresh installation of it or a "transplant"?(Meaning you tried to use it from a previous system, with different components)

YeOldeStonecat
10-29-01, 02:41 PM
I'd reboot into safe mode, remove all video drivers. Un-install all drivers you have listed in Programs, in case you had any old ones. Reboot, let a video card think it's loading, cancel out. Make it PCI Standard VGA. Reboot....then change adapter type to your ATI...pointing it to the directory where you unzipped your latest drivers.

mechanic66
10-30-01, 10:01 AM
VIA 4 in Whats???? DOH!!!!!! :eek:


******* ----------------------------> me :(

Well, I guess I'll try that. It was a fresh install however, and it will be again by tonight :)