First post, by brassicGamer
Hi everyone. I'm having a weird problem with the integrated graphics on an MSI motherboard model MS-5191 under Windows 98. I've got the correct driver (I've tried multiple drivers and multiple fresh installs without success) but it gives me that error stating 'compatible hardware could not be found'. The card is outputting VGA fine, the generic driver is installed correctly and every utility I've used to probe the PCI bus recognises the hardware and gives me the correct dev ID. If the dev ID is correct and that's what the installer is referring to, why isn't it working? Installers are pretty dumb in that regard aren't they?
When it first happened, I noticed that all the larger caps on the motherboard were busted (even though the system was running and stable) so I replaced them all thinking that maybe that was the problem, but it has made no difference. Is it possible that the system was used for an extended period with the caps in bad shape and it has caused damage to other components? I would understand if the graphics card wasn't recognised at all, but PCI.EXE, Sandra and various other tools see it fine. I guess I could install a PCI graphics card and see what happens then, but this would only be a troubleshooting step - there is no AGP slot on the board, so getting the integrated AGP graphics working is the ideal scenario. I could also try another OS such as 2K or XP, I just haven't got around to it yet and I can't see that making any difference logically.
Any thoughts or similar experiences would be greatly appreciated.