First post, by Kurasiu
I recently got my hands on a mini ITX Jetway board (the J7F2 variety, Eden 1.2 GHz model), and since it was supposed to be compatible with Win 9x, I thought about turning it into a nice little Windows 98SE machine with Yamaha YMF744 in the PCI slot. Everything went pretty smooth (system installation and chipset/usb/ethernet/audio drivers), until I got to setup the dreaded UniChrome Pro IGP.
I have no idea why, but for some reason after installing the 9x VIA/S3 UniChrome drivers, Windows boots up to either a black screen or a black screen with white vertical bars. Ctrl+alt+deleting it causes a bluescreen with fatal exception 06. The only way to get out of this mess is to boot in safe mode, remove the display adapter/drivers and revert back to standard VGA drivers.
Any idea what could be happening? From what I read this whole setup was supposed to be Win 9x friendly - I tried three different S3 drivers (the official CN700 ones from VIA website from 2007, as well as two older ones from 2004 and 2005), but they all produce the same result. Am I missing something? Maybe some kind of obscure BIOS option?