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Windows 98 on a Compaq nx9010 laptop

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So I acquired a free laptop with one exception, it came with no power charger. I managed to get one and decided that this laptop was not designed with me in mind. It came with Windows XP and I wanted Windows 98 on it. Well, that was a little tricky as the ACPI BIOS was a big problem so I did the setup /p i switch for Win98 installation and so it bypassed all that. So I pretty much have everything going except I'm not happy with the video. I probably will never use it for gaming but just internet stuff however the ATI Radeon IGP 340M/345M drivers are very hard to find. I tried the Omega drivers and at least I have a full color display but from the dxdiag tool, it doesn't look like it'll support 3D. Maybe it will since I haven't tested it but what bugs me is in the 6.2 Catalyst Driver package, there's a Radeon IGP 340 driver but it's not recognized and when I force it's install, when Windows comes back up, the screen is just black. It hangs before it hits the GUI at all. Any insight would be great on this subject! I do have a few things to look into as there are two 256MB memory modules installed and the BIOS itself only sees 192MB so something is definitely wrong.


Daily running Windows 2000 Pro SP4 and Windows 98

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