Win98 New Install/Device Mmanager issues
Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:18 PM
Installed Win 98SE and (eventually) the drivers for the nVidia GeForce 6150. However there are some issues in Device Manager:
(i) under 'Other Devices' are listed the following all with yellow question marks after them:
PCI Communication Device
PCI Input Controller
PCI Multimedia Audio Device
PCI System Management Bus
PCI Universal Serial Bus
Each entry has the message 'The drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28)'
(ii) Under 'System Devices' there are 4 entries for Motherboard Resources. The last 3 are shown as 'working properly. The first one, with an exclamation mark, has a message 'This device is causing a resource conflict (Code 15)'. If I look at the Resources tab, in the Conflicting device list four Input/Output ranges are identified as causing conflicts:
0500-057FF: alias of Secondary IDE Controller (single fifo), and of Standard Dual PCI IDE Controller
0580-055F : alias of Primary IDE Controller (single fifo), and of Standard Dual PCI IDE Controller
0900-097F: alias of Secondary IDE Controller (single fifo), and of Standard Dual PCI IDE Controller
0980-09FF: alias of Primary IDE Controller (single fifo), and of Standard Dual PCI Ide Controller
In terms of Win 98 operating I don't detect any problems but there clearly are some issue here, and I really don't know how to fix them so advice would be appreciated.
Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:20 PM
Second, you've not installed Part#2 ChipSet Drivers(?) according to info found here.
(Full Topic is here.)
More on (defunct - i.e. links don't work) Driver Packs. I have them all but it's unknown if it'll "cure" your problem.
Question - what is the source of the "drivers" you installed? (may help to sort this out).
Also, could you possibly export, zip, and attach the "HKLM/ENUM" branch of the Registry? (this is where the Device ID's live). so they can be inspected? Either that or download and install Everest Home Edition and find the pertinent "Ven/Dev/Subsys" (etc) entries and report what they are?
(I assume your BIOS is set to ATA/IDE mode and not SATA mode, correct?)
Posted 22 December 2011 - 08:26 PM
I'm actually dual-booting WinXP with W98 so in the BIOS set up under IDE configuration, Serial-ATA 1 Controller and Serial-ATA 2 Controller are both set to 'Enabled'. ( the only other option is Disabled).
Assuming that doesn't rule out further progress, yes, the motherboard is the one you have linked to
I opened up the CD that came with the m/b and received a message to the effect that there was no support for "Win 4.11"
I originally downloaded and attempted to install 81.98_forceware-Win 9X_international.exe from the nVidia website. This failed since the 6150 was not included in the nvaml.inf file. I then found a modified version 81.98_forceware-Win 9X_english for all cards up to G7.exe which included the 6150. This installed and gave me the nVidia Control Panel and enabled changes of resolution etc
I've zipped up this branch from the Win98 registry and attached it.
Thx for your help.
Number of downloads: 7
Posted 06 January 2012 - 11:59 AM
Go into "Safe Mode" and one-by-one, Uninstall ALL devices in Device Mangler (DO NOT REBOOT BETWEEN EACH DELETION). When all are gone, reboot normal and let Window "re-find" everything. This may tell some of the story. BTW, in "System Tools->System Information", you'll probably see any/all "problem" areas and what they may be (look there before the "quick fix").
During "re-finding" be prepared to reinstall any hardware Windows didn't store away in the INF directory.
I have an Athlon/nVidia MoBo I haven't yet tried to load yet as I'm trying to back the HDD up to preserve the OEM Restore stuff. Tricky since it''s a (@#$%^) Dell.
This post has been edited by submix8c: 06 January 2012 - 12:00 PM
Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:18 PM
Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:21 PM
For fully supported Socket939/Athlon64 you need an nForce3 based board (the best of which seems to be the MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum) or a VIA based board (the best of which seems to be the ASUS A8V Deluxe).
Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:31 PM
Must have been the nForce(4) drivers that bit you. The method DOES work (generally speaking) with "standard" (read as "compatible") MoBo's. I've done it before, failsafe (all drivers present and accounted for, if nowhere else in the CAB's folder - the STANDARD place to install from OEM-style).
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