Cannot change display drivers on Asus 6800 DDR, help!

Hellblast

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Hi
Subject says it all, I'm running 3.75 that came with the card, but the latest ASUS drivers as well as three different reference drivers are not accepted by the card and if it boots into windows (usually on the second try) I have 16 colors.
Uninstalling the drivers first didn't help. Am I missing something here?

Hellblast
 

peemo

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WIN2K or WIN98?

Check the readme with the drivers. There are various ways to install.
This is from the 5.16 for WIN98:

Installation Steps
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You can use 4 methods to install Windows 98 display driver:
Suppose the path of your driver CD is "D:\" and Use Windows 98 as an
example.

Method 1 (PnP installation)
1. Remove your previous video adapter and plug your ASUS display card in system.
Start Windows. Windows will find a new device and pop up a PnP dialog
that asks for its driver.
2. Type the "D:\Win9x" for Windows to find the INF file of ASUS display card.
3. Windows will install its driver automatically and then request for
restarting.
4. Choose Yes to reboot your system. The driver will work when Windows
comes up.
5. Note that this method will not install DirectX runtime libraries.
You must install it by yourself. You also can not uninstall display
driver.

Method 2 (Display property page)
1. Start Windows, switch display to VGA mode, then restart.
2. Press right key of mouse on your desktop and select "Properties".
3. Click the "Settings" tab.
4. Click "Advanced...".
5. Click "Change" button on the right of the first item "Adapter".
6. Click "Have Disk.." button - "Install from Disk" box will appear.
7. Click "Browse" button - "Open" box appears.
8. Select your CD drive in the "Drives" selection on the bottom.
9. Double click "Win9x" in the "Folders" selection.
10. "AsusNv9x.INF" appears in the filename selection.
11. Click "OK" button.
12. You will see a list of video cards. Select type of your VGA card
and click "OK".
13. After copying all files of the driver, it will back to
"Change Display Type".
14. Select Monitor type if necessary.
15. Click "Close" button and "Display Properties" box appears.
16. Click "Apply" button and "System Setting Change" box appears.
17. Click "Yes" to restart your Windows.
18. When Windows starts up, your video adapter is now ready to use.
19. Note that this method will not install DirectX runtime libraries.
You must install it by yourself. You also can not uninstall display
driver.

Method 3 (ASUS Autorun. Quick installation)
1. Start Windows.
2. Put ASUS driver CD into CD-ROM drive.
3. The AutoPlay function of CD-ROM will work and pop up ASUS Autorun
window.
4. Select "Install display driver" option.
5. Follow the instructions on dialog. Driver will be installed and
request for restart.
6. Reboot system and your video adapter is now ready to use.

Method 4 (Run ASUS installation program directly)
1. Start Windows.
2. Put ASUS driver CD into CD-ROM drive.
3. Change to "D:\Win9x" directory and execute "ANvSETUP.EXE". You also can
change to "D:\Win9x\ANvWest" or "D:\Win9x\ANvEast" directory
(depending on your language) for multi-language support installation.
4. Run "setup.exe".
5. Follow the instructions. Driver will be installed and request for
restarting.
6. Reboot system and your video adapter is now ready to use.



Installation Notes
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1. Windows 98 OpenGL ICD and video capture driver (for TV models only)
have been included.

2. Quick installation works only when it finds that Primary Display is
ASUS display card or device node exists. You can also
ignore the warning dialog and continue to install driver. If it do not
work, you must install driver via Windows PnP dialog or Display property
page (use ASUSNv9x.INF).

3. To make better capturing performane, you may need to check:
1) Make sure DMA mode is enabled if you use IDE DMA/33 or DMA/66 hard-drives.
(Control Panel => System => Device Manager => Disk Drives =>
Properties => Settings => Options => DMA)
2) Run Disk Defragmenter (DeFrag.exe) if hard driver is near full.



Trouble Shootings
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1. After installing the driver, Windows 98 doesn't prompt me for restarting
and the driver still doesn't work after I reboot it by myself.

You may have installed similar drivers before. Try the following steps
to install:

(1) Use right button of mouse to click on "My Computer" icon on desktop.
(2) Select "Properties" and "System Properties" box appears
(3) Click on "Device Manager" tab
(4) You will see a list of devices on your computer.
(5) If "Display adapters" appears in the list, click it.
If "Display adapters" doesn't appear, jump to step 9 and continue.

(6) The name of your card will be listed in the box. Double click it.
(7) The properties box of your card appears. Select "Driver" tab.
(8) Click "Update Driver.." and follow the installation steps.

(9) Click "Other devices" you will see your card is listed.
(10) Click on the name of card, the properties box appears.
Select "Driver" tab.
(11) Click "Change Driver.." and follow the installation steps.

2. After installation and restarting, Windows 98 informs me that display
setting is still incorrect. What can I do?

There may be conflict between previous and current display drivers.
This is caused by not complete removal of previous display driver. Try
the following steps to remove it:

(1) Use right button of mouse to click on "My Computer" icon on desktop.
(2) Select "Properties" and "System Properties" box appears
(3) Click on "Device Manager" tab
(4) You will see a list of devices on your computer.
(5) Open "Display adapters" in the list (double click it).
(6) You will find two (or more) conflicted adapters listed here.
(7) Remove all previous adapters by selecting them and press "Remove"
(8) Close Device Manager and restart Windows 98.
(9) Now display driver will work correctly.
 

Hellblast

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Oct 14, 1999
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Hmmm
I know how to install the drivers, definitely. It does seem to work correctly and I've tried at least two of the methods down there, but once the drivers are installed, they're not accepted by the card. I get an error that the drivers are not installed correctly or something of that sort.
And yeah, it's windows 98 original
I'll try a format c: later today I guess...

Hellblast
 

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