First post, by dionb
Sometimes simple things turn out not to be so simple...
I have a Dell/Intel SE440BX-3 with onboard Yamaha YMF724F-V. Apart from that the system at this point only contains a P2-450, 1x 128MB PC100 SDRAM and an STB Velocity 4400 Riva TNT AGP card.
Installed Win98SE without issues, no problems installing the Detonator drivers for the TNT either. Then the YMF...
It gets detected as Multimedia Audio Device and prompts for a driver. I tried with:
- "Yamaha YMF724 driver for DOS Win9x WinNT" i.e. 4.06.1031
- 4.07.1040 downloaded from Yamaha.com
- failing that, found a 4-floppy set on Dell's dupport page, which is also DS-XG, just a slightly older version than Yamaha's
In all cases behaviour is the same:
- if pointing the Found New Hardware wizard to the directory with the (unpacked) driver, it doesn't recognize anything in the directory as matching the hardware.
- running the installer seems to go OK, but after reboot Found New Hardware pops up again and Windows still can't find anything suitable.
- forcing it to install the .inf gives an error that the driver isn't for my hardware, ignoring that error and it starts to install subsequent components but hangs on the game port install, and hangs on subsequent reboots too, needing Safe Mode to remove the driver allowing normal boot again.
The onboard audio is enabled in BIOS (wouldn't have even detected it otherwise), and I've tried with PnP Aware OS both on and off.
Anyone know what I'm doing wrong here?