Problem with my S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR video card

By TITAN24 ยท 4 replies
Feb 4, 2005
  1. Ive got a ProSavageDDR video card in my laptop and i downloaded a program off the S3 graphics website to update the drivers and when it tries to install the program i get the error to check the log and when i do it looks like this...

    =========== S3SETUP LOG FILE - Started at 05:03:20 on 2-4-2005 ===========
    S3Setup v1.00.17-JV (1.01.13) on Win XP
    bAllowReboot: TRUE
    bSilentReboot: TRUE
    bPromptReboot: TRUE
    bPromptSilentReboot: FALSE
    VendorID to find:5333
    INF File Located at: C:\S3Graphics\PSDDR_wxp_w2k_139428\ps5333.inf
    Found - ven:5333 dev:8D04 ss_dev:8375 ss_ven:1071 rev:00 bus:01 devnum:00 func:00 (inVGA=0)
    Enumerating Display class devices...
    Display #0 has DevInst=00001848
    Found matching display.
    No more displays.
    Found InstID=PCI\VEN_5333&DEV_8D04&SUBSYS_83751071&REV_00\4&26E5833C&0&0008.
    Found Mfg line: "S3.Mfg".
    Description="S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR = S3Psddr, PCI\VEN_5333&DEV_8D04".
    'DriverVer' is, 'DriverDate' is 06/03/2004.
    Calling UpdateDriver... with PCI\VEN_5333&DEV_8D04&SUBSYS_83751071&REV_00
    and INF path at C:\S3Graphics\PSDDR_wxp_w2k_139428\ps5333.inf
    Started Timer window in background.
    Doing copy logging.
    Finished with copy logging.
    UpdateDriver forced install (PCI\VEN_5333&DEV_8D04&SUBSYS_83751071&REV_00) failed->5.
    UpdateDriver forced install (PCI\VEN_5333&DEV_8D04&SUBSYS_83751071&REV_00) failed->5.
    UpdateDriver forced install (PCI\VEN_5333&DEV_8D04&SUBSYS_83751071&REV_00) failed->5.
    UpdateDriver failed, returned 5. Cannot install.
    DestroyTimerWindow OK, but no timer dialog action occurred.
    -> Setup was unable to complete the installation. Check the progress log in your Windows directory for more details.

    I have no idea what this is telling me the problem is and was wondering if anyone knew what this meant or how i can find out what i means. I went to the s3 graphics web page and they dont have a support area and i dont know where else to look. Any ideas would help. Thanks
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,049   +11

    Can you update the drivers manually?
  3. TITAN24

    TITAN24 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    fixed the problem kinda

    Yeah i can but i just downloaded the older drivers and used them. They werent that much older and i really cant play any new games on it anyway so a driver thats a few months older then the oter one isnt really going to matter much, but thanks for the help i appreciate it
  4. pau1a

    pau1a TS Rookie

    Hi..i have a problem with my S3 video card...i downloaded a game "Freestyle Street Basketball" and it requires me to have an nVidia GeForce 2 MX or ATi Radeon 7000 class Video Card...although my video card is s3 graphics prosavage . So it seems that i can't play the game right? but...i tried to upgrade it to S3 86C420 ProSavage DDR worked but the colors weren't right and stuff. What can i do? Can I download a different software or type of video card (ATi Radeon 7000)? or do i need to find the latest version of S3 video card? Would any of that work? Can someone please help me? =(
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,209   +525

    The only way to improve your graphics is to install an actual graphics card if you have a vacant slot on the motherboard of your PC. Your S3 graphics is not a separate or removable card but is integrated or built into the PC's motherboard. As such, you cannot upgrade it to better one unless you install a separate card. Graphics cards are hardware, not software that you can download, no more than you can change your computer case with a download. What you downloaded was a graphics driver for a different graphics chip. Installing the wrong driver will cause the graphics problem you experienced.

    You will have to provide more information about your PC, such as the brand and model number and anything you can regarding your PC specifications, for anyone to give you advice as to what kind of graphics card your PC can support.
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