First post, by athlon-power
I'm currently attempting to get my SS7 machine running, and under Windows 98 FE, I can't get any drivers designed for the i740 to function. These drivers are from the vogons drivers page, and I have both installed versions from 1999 and 1998, to no avail. Some of the drivers (specifically, something about what I think is version 3, released September 1998) will just cause the computer to hard crash before it can even reach the desktop, while others install, the machine reboots, but everything is still in 640x480x16 and trying to change the screen resolution or depth causes it to say the card doesn't support whatever I've entered. I know this card's maximum color depth is 24-bit, but with this machine, the display settings only go up to 16-bit.
It simply can't interact with the card, and I'm unsure of as to why. If this is a problem regarding 98 FE, I'll be slightly irritated, as I was attempting to get closer to what somebody would've actually had vs. using advancements they made during that time that normal people really didn't have access to in order to make it easier on myself, if that makes any sense at all.
All driver versions I've tried do this. There are only a couple of them that actively hard-crash the PC.
Pentium MMX 200MHz
Intel 740 8MB AGP
Creative Labs SoundBlaster Vibra 16C
3COM 10mbit ISA ethernet (I don't want to take the whole thing apart to look at the network card)
Seagate Medalist 2111MB
3.5" 1.44MB FDD
Where am I?