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.
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Windows 98 on a Compaq nx9010 laptop
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1 - Don't install the whole Catalyst Package, just the drivers (just an off-the-wall suggestion)
2 - QuickSpecs seems to indicate 2x256 isn't allowed so maybe only 1x256 is recognized
3 - 256-192=64 so that's what's allocated to Video
re - Point#2 - appears to not show that in the WDM (drivers-only) set but in the Full package inside "C7_30314.INF" I see
"RADEON IGP 340" = RS200_ENU, PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4137I also see at the top
signature="$Windows 95$"Offhand, I'd say these aren't 98/98SE WDM-Compliant and may not work anyway. -BUT- according to this, the WinME drivers should work.
Try the WDM package. You might -first- uninstall the other Drivers before you do this.
Note: I also went to AMD and it indicates the same ones. I also found a v3.10 set (dated ~2003) and it's the exact same situation AFAICT. There's a "GART" set for the "~2003" but I didn't bother trying to get that.
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