First post, by Alistar1776
I have ordered and installed an ATI Radeon 8500 LE and installed it in my Windows 98 system. Display output firstly has these vertical off color lines running thru the screen. This is with a known working monitor by the way. Drivers seem to install fine, however after the driver install, and a reboot, i am greeted with the following error message:
"Graphics bus failure. The display driver has discovered incompatibilities with your system and is unable to use any accelerated graphics rendering. Please contact your PC manufacturer or retailer for assistance"
vertical dotted lines still present after driver install and reboot as well. System is a Gateway LP Mini Tower KAD K7-850. Original internals to my knowledge. appreciate the help as always!
Edit: Update!! vertical lines go away going from 256 color, to 32... all looks clear now. Maybe the monitor cant do 256 color? or is it still gpu related?
Edit 2: Further details... vertical dotted lines STILL appear when going thru boot sequence, and in dos mode.. however once it loads to desktop, this is in 32 bit color mode, the lines disappear. However as stated previously, the lines return on the desktop, when switched to 256 colors.