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First post, by cyclone3d

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I am pulling my hair out trying to get a driver that works with the Geforce FX Go 5200.

I would think that any driver version that supports the FX 5200 should work, but I am just getting a CONFIGMG error when Windows is loading.

I've tried modding 81.98 and the modded 82.69(meant for 7/8 G80 series in 98SE, but also has support for the older cards as well).

The earliest version that shows support for the FX 5200 that I see is 61.76.

But the regular FX series is NV30 and the FX Go series is NV34 according to the hardware IDs, which is why I tried adding it to the modded 82.69 set as it already has support for the NV34 cards.

Anybody have any other ideas or already have a working setup?

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Reply 1 of 14, by Sammy

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I have Geforce Fx 5200 (AGP) and use Detonator 43.xx or 44.xx

Newer versions have Problems with older Games (ColinMcRae-Rally Main Menue is then corrupt)

Maybe you could try some older Omega-Drivers?

Reply 2 of 14, by cyclone3d

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Ok, thanks for the tip.

I did try modding the 61.76 and the system didn't give an error.. it just locked loading Windows with a black screen and a few places on the screen having different colored characters on it.

I did some research on the CONFIGMG windows protection error and it looks like it could either be something with RAM or something with the L2 cache flushing as it is loading Windows or something to do with APM, but this laptop doesn't even have APM.

Yay for putting Windows 98 on a laptop that was never meant to have Windows 98 on it.

The video is most likely the last issue I am going to have to figure out as I finally found working chipset and onboard sound drivers for it.

Edit: I ruled out it being the RAM. I dropped the RAM down to 256MB from 512MB and it didn't make a difference.

Time to try an old Omega driver pack and see what it does.

The other option is that Windows is trying to use an area of RAM that is already in use by the video card. Shadow RAM is enabled by default and there is no option in the BIOS to disable it.

Edit 2: I tried modding the 44.03 set and it installed and booted up fine but then said it couldn't load the driver. Must not have any code for the NV34 chip in it. hmmm

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Reply 3 of 14, by swaaye

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Did you get the motherboard chipset drivers for 98SE? That is a good idea for any chipset released after 1998. An AGP GART driver is usually installed.

It is also possible that your notebook has ACPI bugs in its BIOS firmware that affect 98SE. You could try installing 98SE with ACPI disabled.

You could also try WinME. It would probably have improvements in support for your hardware.

Reply 4 of 14, by cyclone3d

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It is a Toshiba P25-S509 laptop with almost 0 options in the BIOS.

If I can get it working properly, it will make a super sweet retro laptop.

I do have the chipset drivers installed. The chipset is Intel 865PE.

The XP drivers from Toshiba are version 44.82, so I would think a version close to that for 9x/ME should work as long as I mod it with the hardware IDs.

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Reply 5 of 14, by nforce4max

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My advice is to find drivers from other laptop brands for this gpu and compare then see what might work then, find it odd that support is so limited.

On a far away planet reading your posts in the year 10,191.

Reply 6 of 14, by cyclone3d

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MWAHAHAHAHAHA... got it mostly working.

Finally tracked down a driver made for the FX go5200/5600 that actually works.

It came from a Gericom Hollywood 8060B-Centrino laptop.

The driver version is 44.20, but at least it works.

This is the only one I have been able to find that was meant for the Geforce FX go cards.

I just had to add the device ID line and the description lines to the .INF.

Now to get it to work with the correct resolution. This driver by default only supports up to 1360x768 and my laptop screen goes to 1440x900. Non-native resolutions on lcd screens look horrid.

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Reply 7 of 14, by swaaye

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Don't Toshiba's drivers work?

I see 3 releases.
http://support.toshiba.com/support/modelHome? … =510751&osId=50

Newer drivers might be tempting but really a FX 5200 isn't useful for anything beyond D3D8 games anyway. 44.x series drivers are great for older games.

Reply 8 of 14, by cyclone3d

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Toshiba never released Windows 98 drivers for it.

Edit: Used powerstrip to add 1440x900 to the available resolutions.

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Reply 9 of 14, by swaaye

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cyclone3d wrote:

Toshiba never released Windows 98 drivers for it.

Edit: Used powerstrip to add 1440x900 to the available resolutions.

Oh duh. I knew I was missing something 🤣

Reply 10 of 14, by Aeridyne

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Trying to get video with an FX Go 5200 myself on 98 and not having a good time of it. If you would be so kind as to share that driver & exactly how you modified whatever files were necessary that would be super frigging awesome. I've got a Dell Inspiron 8600 here in great shape but I can't get that driver worked out, I have no idea how to edit infs or things like that. I would be very grateful.

Reply 11 of 14, by cyclone3d

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Ok, so I downloaded the Dell Inspiron 8600 XP driver package so I could grab the card IDs to put them in the .INF

Turns out that the one of the Dell IDs is the same as one of the Toshiba ones, but the sybsys ID is different.

Because of this I am not able to make a combined driver pack that will work with both Dell and Toshiba.

In any case, this one should work for the Inspiron 8600 FX GO 5200.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx6yUkEXCMV … U0hsQ3pSX2ptYzA

And this one should work with the Toshiba version of the FX GO 5200.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bx6yUkEXCMV … UlJQbW9KRi1VTFE

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Reply 12 of 14, by elitex778

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I can't seem to get this driver working on my hp zd7340ea (fx go5200)
When i install it, it crashes right away and says that it can't find the pci id in nvuwml.inf.
it just installs as
%NVIDIA_NV34.DEV_0324.1%

I tried modding the driver, but then it crashes right away saying it can't read a register class
System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Class\Display\0000\DEFAULT\Mode
and it installs without a name.
The driver i used to mod was from xp so the inf was different from the 98 one.

These are the strings from the XP drivers 03/12/2004, 5.4.0.5

[NVIDIA.Mfg]
%NVIDIA_NV18.DEV_0186.1% = nv4, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0186&SUBSYS_006A103C
%NVIDIA_NV18.DEV_0186.2% = nv4, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0186&SUBSYS_006A0E11
%NVIDIA_NV31.DEV_031A.1% = nv4, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_031A&SUBSYS_006A103C
%NVIDIA_NV31.DEV_031A.2% = nv4, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_031A&SUBSYS_006A0E11
%NVIDIA_NV34.DEV_0324.1% = nv4_NV34, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0324&SUBSYS_006A103C
%NVIDIA_NV34.DEV_0324.2% = nv4_NV34, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0324&SUBSYS_006A0E11
%NVIDIA_NV36.DEV_0347.1% = nv4_NV36, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0347&SUBSYS_006A103C

; Localizable Strings
NVIDIA = "NVIDIA"
NVIDIA_NV18.DEV_0186.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce4 448 Go"
NVIDIA_NV18.DEV_0186.2 = "NVIDIA GeForce4 448 Go "
NVIDIA_NV31.DEV_031A.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5600"
NVIDIA_NV31.DEV_031A.2 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5600 "
NVIDIA_NV34.DEV_0324.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200"
NVIDIA_NV34.DEV_0324.2 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 "
NVIDIA_NV36.DEV_0347.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5700"
DiskID1 = "NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP Driver Library Installation Disk 1"
DiskID2 = "NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP Driver Library Installation Disk 2"
DiskID3 = "NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP Driver Library Installation Disk 3"
DiskID4 = "NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP Driver Library Installation Disk 4"
DiskID5 = "NVIDIA Windows 2000/XP Driver Library Installation Disk 5"
NVSVC.name = "NVIDIA Display Driver Service"
NVSVC.desc = "Provides system and desktop level support to the NVIDIA display driver"
NVUninstall.desc = "NVIDIA Display Driver"

Help would be appreciated

Reply 13 of 14, by cyclone3d

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There are going to be more places in the .inf that need to be modified for your specific card. Sounds like the places that say what files to install and what registry entries to make do not have the entries for your card.

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Reply 14 of 14, by elitex778

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I also tried installing though device manager, i selected my card there, it installed everything, but i got the same error that you had a few posts back.
It just locked loading Windows with a black screen and a few places on the screen having different colored characters on it.