strange video-driver problem
Posted on 1997-12-13
NT40 server, sp3, ie4 (no active desktop), 96M, p166mmx. The video "card"
is an s3 trio integrated on the motherboard. The monitor is a very cheap
2-yr-old compudyne which is starting to show signs of aging.
recently I have had various video-driver problems (likely due to ie4) and
have had to reinstall my video drivers several times. I have tried
installing the latest drivers from s3's site as well as the drivers
provided on the NT4 cd. The video problems are about as solved as they're
going to get for now, but every time I boot the machine, the event viewer
shows over a dozen "stop" messages descibing conflicting video drivers I
don't even have (cirrus, for example). every one of these drivers show up
in Devices and as a test I tried disabling one of them ("mga"), and this
one no longer shows up in the event-viewer free-for-all at every boot. I
have considered disabling all the other devices but have not tried this
Has anyone else experienced this? It seems as though NT is trying to load
every possible video driver at boot. This is more of an annoyance than a
problem; the video is kind of crummy but I can live with it. I just don't
like all these event-viewer messages.
thanks in advance for any advice.