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Windows protection fault with Abit PX5 and Viper 330 PCI

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 Can a Viper 330 PCI video card work with an Abit PX5 motherboard?
  I just installed a new Abit PX5 motherboard and a Diamond Viper 330 PCI in my system, but Windows 95 won't load into Normal mode. Diamond's site says that I need to reserve an IRQ for the video card, but the PX5 BIOS has two settings: Disable and Auto, and neither works.
  I can get Windows to load one time (and with several conflicts) if I remove the PCI driver and restart, but then Windows reloads it automagically and I'm back to where I was before. Ick!
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by:jrhelgeson
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What bios revision do you have? -- I believe the newest revision was released 3-8-98...

Give that a shot.
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by:wouterw
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Did you upgrade your motherboard without re-installing windows?
If so, Windows95 should be reinstalled.
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by:mikecr
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I agree with Wouterw, any time you upgrade to a new motherboard, you need to reinstall Windows and all of your software again. This is the only way to fix your conflicts unless you want to take each one at a time and spend days trying to figure them out.

Good luck,
Michael
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yeah if you installed a new motherboard I would definitely reinstall windows. Just like mikecr said it will save you a giant hassle of trying to straighten out the device conflicts one by one. Trust me I have been there.
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 Problem solved independently.
  I considered reinstalling Win95 to be a last resort, and, as it turned out, I didn't have to, nor do I think this would have helped in this case. My hardware is newer that the OS, and Win95 simply can't deal with it.
  To be fair, I collected more clues after posing the question, the main one being: after installing temporarily an old ISA video card just to get Win95 up in Normal mode, there was a suspicious yellow question mark next to Secondary IDE controller. You've probably guessed by now: Bus Master problems.
  I found the solution to the dilemma in an aptly titled web page: Shane Grissom's "Holy Grail," which I highly recommend.
  (http://www2.ldd.net/scribers/griz/intelbus.htm)
A couple of quick patches according to Shane's instructions, and the Bus Master problem went away. I was able to subsequently reinstall the Viper, and everything ran fine. (Yay!)
  Thanks for your suggestions, and kudos to Shane.
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by:drr
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 Problem solved independently.
  I considered reinstalling Win95 to be a last resort, and, as it turned out, I didn't have to, nor do I think this would have helped in this case. My hardware is newer that the OS, and Win95 simply can't deal with it.
  To be fair, I collected more clues after posing the question, the main one being: after installing temporarily an old ISA video card just to get Win95 up in Normal mode, there was a suspicious yellow question mark next to Secondary IDE controller. You've probably guessed by now: Bus Master problems.
  I found the solution to the dilemma in an aptly titled web page: Shane Grissom's "Holy Grail," which I highly recommend.
  (http://www2.ldd.net/scribers/griz/intelbus.htm)
A couple of quick patches according to Shane's instructions, and the Bus Master problem went away. I was able to subsequently reinstall the Viper, and everything ran fine. (Yay!)
  Thanks for your suggestions, and kudos to Shane.
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