HELP - ATI PCI Card in Dell Notebook - WIn 98 SE

By tmy023
Jul 9, 2006
  1. Greetings. Picked up a used latitude C610. PIII, 1.2 ghz, 512meg ram. Installed Win 98 and although everest says there is a PCI-ATI radeon card, I can't get it to recognize and am stuck with generic VGA settings in 16 color, 640-480 mode. I have the correct drivers, but I can't get it to autorecognize the hardware. It does recognize a PCI modem, and it GPF's (MSGSRV32) on the driver installation. I'm wondering if this is keeping it from autorecognizing the ATI video card. I deleted the modem and the standard VGA display from control panel and now on boot up, it recognizes the PCI card, (modem) and still GPF's on the driver installation. If I go to add new hardware, it doesn't recoznize any new hardware. I went into system setup upon boot and it does list the ATI card as the graphics accelerator. It it was a desktop, I'd now remove the ATI card and reinstall to see if it recognizes, but never perforrmed surgery on a notebook. Any and all tips would be welcomed...
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    ensure the drivers will work with 98SE.

    If not, you may have to upgrade to XP. (have at least 512mb memory.)
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