Riva128 + Win2K = gray screen?

blammo22

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Hopefully somebody's tried running a Riva128 under Win2K...

I just put together a computer for my girlfriend using some components I had lying around... everything seems to work fine, except that after using it for a while, the screen suddenly turned gray after rebooting. Everything seems fine in the setup - Win2K reports that it's in 32bit color, and there are no conflicts... during bootup, it starts in color, but once it finishes logging onto the network, etc., the screen changes to grayscale. I tried setting different color/resolution settings, but no luck. However, setting the "Troubleshooting" slider (under Graphics/Advanced) to the second-slowest setting fixes the problem. This is how it's running right now, but having DirectDraw acceleration, etc. would be nice... any ideas? The card is currently using the default Win2K drivers; I tried installing SP1, but no fix yet...

Here's the setup:
Celeron 533 (not 533A) in Iwill SlocketII
Abit LX6
128MB PC100
IBM Deskstar40GV 20GB
Pioneer 6x DVD-ROM
Gainward Riva128ZX 8MB AGP
SB16 PnP (ISA)
RealMagic Hollywood+
Iwill Ultra SCSI adapter
SCSI Zip Drive
250W ATX

I also tried a STB Velocity 128 (4MB Riva128 PCI) that I had lying around (sorry, those Riva128 cards make good/cheap 2D, with some 3D), and it still had the same problem - so I'm leaning towards either a problem with the Riva128 under Win2K, or the motherboard/setup... Anybody running Riva128 cards under Win2K okay?
 

AndyHui

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I had my Diamond Viper V330 Riva 128 working fine under Win2K. No OpenGL support with the default drivers though.....and there are no new reference drivers for Win2K for the Riva 128 from nVidia.....:(
 

blammo22

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Hmm... maybe something with my particular setup, then. I take it you had no problems with the screen switching to grayscale with your card...

For this setup, I don't really need 3D acceleration, so I don't mind the Win2K drivers. However, 2D (DirectDraw) acceleration would be nice... maybe I'll try reinstalling Win2K someday...

Thanks.